Once home to one of the ancient world’s most powerful civilisations, Egypt is a magnificent destination for travellers of all tastes. This transcontinental country stretches across North Africa into Southwest Asia and is surrounded by both the Mediterranean and Red Seas. Holidays to Egypt offer the chance to experience a rich melting pot of cultural influences, with Pharaohs, Ancient Greeks, Romans, Christians and Arab nations all contributing to the country’s architectural tapestry. Wherever you choose to spend your time, Egypt holidays promise modern hospitality and a warm welcome for anyone looking to learn more about its rich heritage.
Reasons to Visit
Whether you’re looking to explore spectacular historical sites, amazing desert landscapes or to just relax on a beautiful beach, Egypt holidays will leave you spoilt for choice. To the north lies the capital of Cairo, where chaotic city life revolves around a remarkably preserved, medieval centre. Further along the fertile banks of the River Nile lies Luxor, this is built upon the site of ancient Thebes and is home to both decadent burial chambers and towering monuments. To the east, the glittering Red Sea is perfect for a beach holiday to Egypt, with deep crystalline waters, colourfully awash with vibrant coral life. To the west, Egypt’s vast sands merge into the Sahara desert, while the legendary Mount Sinai overlooks the entire nation from its dusty interior.
Things to See and Do
Package holidays to Egypt are renowned for their incredible choice of sights and activities. The first stop for culture vultures should be Cairo and the breath-taking Pyramids of Giza, which become spectacularly illuminated at night. A Nile Cruise is an excellent way to travel between the ancient cities while on an Egypt holiday, with luxury liners taking you through the Valley of Kings in Luxor to the peaceful haven of Aswan in the south. The Red Sea Riviera offers a huge range of amazing beaches for hours of sun worshipping, with more than 1,000 species of fish and some of the finest diving sites in the world beneath the glittering waters. Sharm El Sheikh is a great choice for a cheap Egypt holiday, with camel rides and safari trips to take you to the site of Moses’s burning bush and St Catherine’s Monastery.
Package Egypt holidays are filled with fun activities for families with children. Go-kart racing is hugely popular, with a choice of four circuits and state of the art go-karts available for children over seven years old. A family holiday to Egypt would be incomplete without a visit to Cairo’s Dream Park, where high-speed rollercoasters are waiting to test your nerve.
Cheap holidays to Egypt are bathed in glorious sunshine all-year-round, with scorching temperatures and little rainfall. The summer months from May to August are best spent relaxing by sea, while early spring and autumn are ideal times to explore this country’s fascinating cultural sites.
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