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
Alexandria, Egypt



Bahariya Oasis (see Western Desert)

Cairo (see also Giza)

Dakhla Oasis (see Western Desert)

Temple of Hathor at Dendera, Pixabay by imordaf


Statue of Horus falcon God at Temple of Horus (Edfu Temple) in Egypt


Shopping off the side of a Nile Cruise ship at the Esna lock and dam


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

Farafra Oasis (see Western Desert)

Great Sphinx and Pyramids at Giza, Cairo
Pyramids and Great Sphinx at Giza

Giza (see also Cairo)


Hurghada (see Red Sea)

Kharga Oasis (see Western Desert)

Dual Temple of Sobek the crocodile god at Kom Ombo, Pixabay by DEZALB

Kom Ombo

Luxor Temple at sunset

Luxor (Thebes) – East Bank

Luxor (Thebes) – West Bank

Statue of Ramses at Memphis


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

Philae (see Aswan)

Image of Hurghada on the Red Sea, Pixabay by reesorts

Red Sea

Step Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara

Saqqara (Sakkara)

Sharm el-Sheikh (see Red Sea)

Siwa Oasis (see Western Desert)

Suez Canal

In the White Desert

Western Desert