Pyramids at Ghiza


Cape to Cairo

Sphinx and great pyramid at Ghiza
Cape To Cairo  provides private tours in Egypt  in keeping with our philosophy of high quality personalized travel. 


Our Index of Egypt Tours tours provides some suggested tour options ranging from 4 days in Cairo and Luxor, to 9 days with a Nile Cruise and 17 days including the Western Deserts.  These tours include accommodation and personal guiding.  ALL OF OUR ITINERARIES ARE CUSTOM, and you can vary tours to suit your individual options at similar daily costs.

As an airline consolidator for Africa and the middle east, we can offer you the most competitive airfares available.

Nile Cruises run between Luxor and Aswan and there are a large number of choices for 4 or 5 day cruises. At the top are the MS Triton and MS Zahra, fitted out at the highest level of luxury with a small number of cabins.

Abu Simbel is most easily visited as a day trip returning from Aswan to Cairo.

Kom Ombo

HMS Triton

Nefertari's Tomb

Links for Egypt information:Statue of Isis Underwater Treasures Alexandria National Museum

Google Earth Links:

Google Earth Map of Western Desert Oases

Nile Cruise map     

Karnak - Luxor


Nefertari's Temple of Hathor

Queen Hatshepsut's Temple

Red Sea and Sinai Desert

The ancient ports of the Egyptian Red Sea are among the world's best diving and fishing resorts, and expansive white sand beaches provide for relation in the sun.  Egypt Air operates regular flights  from Cairo and Luxor to Sharm El Sheikh or Hurghada.


Sofitel Sharm el-Sheikh


World famous Red Sea dive sites

From Sharm el Sheikh it is a day trip to visit St. Catherine's Monastery  travelling across a magnificent part of the Sinai desert.  Located at the foot of the Mt. Sinai of biblical fame,   St. Catherine's Monastery, was constructed by order of the Emperor Justinian between 527 and 565. It is a spectacular natural setting for priceless works of art, including Arab mosaics. 

Mount Sinai is both the name of a collection of peaks, sometimes referred to as the Holy Mountains, and the biblical name of the peek on which Moses received the Ten Commandments. This is also where Mohammed's horse, Boraq, ascended to heaven. The 7,497 foot mountain has 3,750 steps hewn out of stone by monks of St. Catherine's Monastery which leads to an amphitheater known as the "Seven Elders of Israel". The Chapel of the Holy Trinity was built at the summit  in 1934 (on the location of the original chapel built in 363 and rebuilt by Justinian in 530) and affords a truly breathtaking view. It is recommended that you take the steps down, as they will lead you past the fountain of Moses, a small chapel of the Virgin, and two arches, the Gate of St. Stephen and the Gate of the Law.

Mt Sinai and St. Catherine's

From Aswan, St. Simeon Monastery  is a worthwhile day trip, involving a camel ride.  This abandoned monastery near the Aga Khan Mausoleum on the west bank at Aswan is considered to be notably typical of early Christian monasteries, and was one of the largest Coptic Monasteries in Egypt,
Queen Nefertari's tomb - discovered in 1904 has been described as Egypt's most beautiful tomb.
In February of 1988 a restoration program was initiated by eminent international scientists to preserve the art work, as climatic changes in the immediate surrounding area have threatened to destroy this magnificent site. This was a huge project which was finally completed in April 1992. It reopened to the public in 1995, but visitors are restricted. Peter Schmidt essay and Pictures (Excellent).


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