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The iconic Pyramids and Great Sphinx are as astounding today as they were centuries ago and in Cairo you have one of the greatest Arabian cities in the world literally full to the brim with history.
To the south, Luxor, known as The ‘World’s Greatest Open Air Museum’ has almost an embarrassment of riches.
On the East Bank lies the City of the Living, the vast temple complex of Karnak with its elegant soaring columns, majestic statuary and imposing walls.
On the West Bank rests the cool dark tombs of the Valley of the Kings, the city of the dead, the walls as alive with colour as when they were sealed over 300 years ago.
In the deep south Aswan’s setting is nothing short of magnificent.
Facing one of the prettiest sections of the Nile, Egypt’s sunniest town enjoys a view of sweeping desert dunes, elephantine granite rocks and emerald islands carpeted in palm groves.
OUR HOLIDAYS TO EGYPT
Best of Egypt
8 days / 7 nights
Explore the ancient sites along the Nile and discover the most famous of them all, the Great Pyramids of Giza. Embrace the culture and meet remarkable people as you sample some traditional fare with a Nubian family in a local village. Feel the buzz of vibrant bazaars in Aswan and Luxor, but relax and watch life unfold as you sail the Nile in a traditional felucca.
8 days / 7 nights
Discover the highlights of ancient Egypt from the iconic Pyramids of Giza, to the underground tombs found in the Valley of the Kings.
14 days / 13 nights
See the best of Egypt and delve into the history of this fascinating country. Marvel at the towering Pyramids of Giza and explore the temples of Aswan and Luxor before heading to the Red Sea coast to relax on the beach.
5 days / 4 nights
Discover the Great Pyramids of Giza and delve into the historic heart of the Egyptian capital with a short break to this energetic North African city.
Oberoi Zahra 7 night Nile Cruise Aswan-Luxor
8 days / 7 nights
Combining contemporary luxury with the highest levels of service, the magnificent Oberoi Zahra offers 3, 4 or 7 night itineraries departing from either Luxor or Aswan. Expert Egyptologists lead excursions in small groups to all the major sites and an informative presentation on the next day’s programme is held each evening in the library.
Sonesta St George 1 - 3 night Nile Cruise
4 days / 3 nights
The lovely Sonesta St. George 1 features elegant style and traditional décor with a great choice of on board facilities. It offers 3 night itineraries from Aswan to Luxor or 4 night itineraries in reverse. Group sightseeing is led by expert Egyptologists.
WHERE TO GO IN EGYPT
Red Sea Coast
OUR RECOMMENDED HOTELS IN EGYPT
Marriott Mena House
CairoThanks to a fabulous location next to the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Marriott Mena House has attracted royalty, heads of state and distinguished guests since it opened in the 19th Century. The hotel now provides a tranquil retreat away from the city with expansive tropical gardens, a large pool and a lovely spa.
Kempinski Nile Hotel Garden City Cairo
CairoSituated in a prime spot on the banks of the River Nile, this luxurious hotel offers fabulous accommodation designed in a classic elegant style. The shops and restaurants of downtown Cairo are just a short drive away, as is the Egyptian Museum with its vast collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts. The hotel’s four restaurants offer a range of Arabic and international cuisine, whilst the sophisticated Jazz Bar showcases stunning river views. With a fantastic location in the centre of the city coupled with Kempinski’s renowned service, this stylish hotel is an excellent choice for a stay in Cairo.
Sofitel Winter Palace
LuxorThis historic property has been welcoming guests for over 100 years. Agatha Christie was a regular here as was Howard Carter, famous for discovering the tomb of Tutankhamun. Today, the tropical gardens and outdoor pool offer a respite from Luxor’s busy streets while the grand interiors recall a bygone era.
Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan
AswanBoasting a stunning location on the banks of the Nile, this legendary hotel has been welcoming distinguished guests since 1899. Immortalised by Agatha Christie in her novel ‘Death on the Nile’, the hotel oozes luxury and romance thanks to its rich and fascinating history.
The Oberoi Beach Resort Sahl Hasheesh
HurghadaBoasting stunning views of the Red Sea and a fabulous stretch of private beach, The Oberoi Beach Resort Sahl Hasheesh has long been considered one of Egypt’s most exclusive and luxurious beach resorts. An oasis of peace and calm, the resort offers guests an impressive range of facilities including a gorgeous pool, a sumptuous spa and an on site dive centre. In addition to casual poolside dining, guests can feast on Indian specialities at Zaafran or international and regional cuisine at The Restaurant.
Sheraton Soma Bay
HurghadaWith architecture inspired by Luxor’s Karnak Temple, this lovely beachfront resort offers a great value all inclusive package and boasts a truly striking design. In addition to a pristine sandy beach and spectacular house reef, the resort offers a fantastic range of facilities and dining options making it an ideal choice for a stay by the Red Sea.
THINGS TO DO IN EGYPT
Pyramids & Sphinx Tour
Egyptian Museum Tour
Valley of the Kings, Queens & Temple of Hatshepsut
Luxor Temple & Karnak Tour
Karnak Sound & Light Show
High Dam, Philae Temple & Unfinished Obelisk
When is the best time to visit Egypt?
EG - Cairo
EG - Hurghada
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