Famous Historical Sites

This page contains information on many of the famous cities of Egypt and a sampling of their famous sights and activities. Use this page to inform your decisions about a Custom Tour or to get more information on optional excursions.

You may also want to have a look at our map of Egypt and the chronology of the Pharaohs.


  • Temple of Seti I (honoring three gods: Horus, Isis, Osiris)
  • Temple of Ramses II

Abu Simbel

  • Temple dedicated to Amun, Ra-Herakty, and Ptah (for Ramses II)
  • Temple dedicated to Hathor (for Queen Nefertari)
  • Lake Nasser
  • Cruise on Lake Nasser



Bahariya Oasis (see Western Desert)

Cairo (see also Giza)

Dakhla Oasis (see Western Desert)




  • Temple of Khnum
  • Lock and dam (Nile Cruise)

Farafra Oasis (see Western Desert)

Giza (see also Cairo)


Hurghada (see Red Sea)

Kharga Oasis (see Western Desert)

Kom Ombo

Luxor (Thebes) – East Bank

Luxor (Thebes) – West Bank


  • Museum of Memphis (statue of Ramses II, alabaster sphinx)

Philae (see Aswan)

Red Sea

Saqqara (Sakkara)

Sharm el-Sheikh (see Red Sea)

Siwa Oasis (see Western Desert)

Suez Canal

Western Desert