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Aswan Botonical Garden view

A Guide to Aswan Botanical Garden 

The Aswan Botanical Garden is part of Kitchener’s Island, situated west of Elephantine Island in the river Nile. These manicured gardens make a great day trip and can be visited alongside several other Aswan sites, such as Elephantine Island, the Temple of Philae, and the Aswan Dam. The gardens have a rich and interesting history, […]

Philae Temple view

Five Facts About Philae Temple, Aswan

The Philae Temple is a gem in the crown of the river Nile that stands majestically on Agilkia Island, southern Egypt. This legendary site was built in 690 BC to honour Isis, the Egyptian goddess of healing and magic. As one of the last places of worship built in the classical Egyptian style, the Philae […]

Khan El Khalili Bazaar Antiques

The Khan El Khalili Bazaar: Egypt’s Most Vibrant Market

Are you visiting Cairo for a standalone trip? Or have you earmarked Egypt’s capital as a starting point for a multi-destination tour? Whatever your intentions, Cairo is a bustling city that rewards exploration. And while the pyramids of Giza and world-class museums may take most plaudits, no itinerary is complete without a trip to Khan […]

James Bond in Egypt

Five Great Films Set in Egypt to Inspire Your Holiday

There’s something truly magical about being swept away by a film, brought into a different world for a few hours of entertainment, education, or even enlightenment. Films can teach us about different cultures, countries, histories, and languages in subtle ways. That’s the magic of the movies — we’re transported to another place and feel closer […]

Bein Al Qasreen - Cairo

Five Great Books Set in Egypt to Inspire your Holiday

From the Pyramids of Giza to the River Nile, Egypt has captured the imagination of countless creatives and academics alike. In particular, Egypt continues to inspire and awe authors. Whether it’s a socio-political commentary, a forbidden love story, or a chilling murder mystery novel, Egypt has been the backdrop of some of our greatest tales. […]

Camels in the desert

Is it Safe to Visit Egypt in 2022 and 2023?

While it’s great to simply jump into travel with both feet, not worrying about safety at all, the reality is that we all worry about our safety when we visit a new country. This guide is Literary Tours in Egypt’s honest attempt to allay worries and offer useful information to anyone planning a trip to […]

Woman reading a book

Planning Your Literature-Inspired Egypt Trip

Egypt seems to capture writers’ imaginations more than any other country. This is, undoubtedly, due to the ancient allure of its strange and impressive structures, built in a period of unrivalled prosperity and architectural prowess. While visitors enjoy modern Egypt’s friendly people and interesting cuisine, it is Ancient Egypt’s enigmatic pantheon of gods, pyramids, and […]

Temple of Hatshepsut

The 5 Top Tourist Attractions in Egypt

In the past, we have written very focused guides to visiting Egypt, such as our blog Touring Egypt’s Death on the Nile Film Locations and our First-time Visitor’s Guide to Visiting Karnak. With today’s guide, we thought we’d zoom out the lens a little, looking at Egypt as a whole. We know that while many […]

Woman travelling in Egypt

Women’s Guide to Visiting Egypt

Women absolutely can and should visit Egypt. The majority of our guests are women and they always have a great time. It is a tricky balance to find when writing a guide to Egypt that focuses on women as we want to inspire people to visit Egypt, but we also know that the differences between […]