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Holidays to Egypt

Home to the River Nile, fantastic ancient temples and tall pyramids, Egypt is the perfect holiday destination for culture buffs, foodies and sun-seekers. Tourists are spoilt for choice on their Egypt holidays, thanks to its stunning sunsets, picturesque views and colourful culture.

This exotic country certainly needs to be ticked off your bucket list; offering many cultural and historic experiences that you can only experience first-hand. Egyptian cuisine is truly tasty, too and more familiar than you may think. Falafel, a popular food sold around the world actually originates from Egypt, as do the delectable dips of hummus and tahini.

LANGUAGE Arabic
CURRENCY Egyptian Pound
TIME DIFFERENCE GMT +2
FLIGHT TIME 5-6 hrs
COST OF A BEER 25 EG£
3 COURSE MEAL Around 292 EG£
  • The river Nile

    Egypt is a beach holiday with a difference – set your eyes on the longest river in the world, the River Nile. The history of this natural phenomenon is impeccable. The Egyptians used to sail across the river as much as we use roads to travel today, build boats and produce paper from the papyrus that grew alongside it. Seeing the River Nile for yourself is a remarkable experience and one of the many reasons why travelers holiday in Egypt, year after year.

  • Tasty eats

    Tantalise your taste buds on a holiday to Egypt. Feast your eyes on lentils, mashed fava beans and pasta, which are just a few of the delicious treats you can try and taste here. Got a sweet tooth? Think honey-glazed pastries, packed with flavour and filled with tasty figs, dates and nuts, with plenty of eateries to choose from.

  • Cultural treasures

    If you’re a culture buff who enjoys finding out the origins and history of your holiday destination, Egypt is perfect for you. In fact, Egypt has six thousand years of recorded history, on ancient tombs, wealthy pharaohs, fascinating temples and hieroglyphics. Watch an array of colours filter across the unique pyramids at the Pyramid Sound and Light Show, in Cairo. Or, experience the amazing imagery and architecture at Luxor’s Karnak Temple.

Activities

There’s plenty to keep you occupied on a visit to elegant Egypt. Snorkel in the crystal clear waters on a Tiran Island Boat Trip, cruise along the sands on a six-hour Quad Bike Safari Trip to Sahara, or ride atop a camel on a Sunset Safari Tour. By night, enjoy gourmet food as you sail past Cairo’s stunning skyline, on a Nile River Dinner Cruise. The atmosphere here is incredible, with belly dancers shimmying to live music performed by the talented house band.

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Coptic museum

The Coptic Museum in Cairo is located inside the ruins of the Roman Babylon Fort in Masr El Qadema in Coptic Cairo Centre an area which is full of…

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Hot air balloon

Hot air balloons are very popular in Egypt especially in Luxor and an absolutely brilliant way of seeing the city from a different angle.

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Beaches

As well as the incredible monuments and ancient temples, there are a wide selection of surreal beaches that surround Egypt’s aqua blue waters. Egypt’s coasts are magical; with clear and calming waters, scenic sights of ornate resorts and ancient buildings that can be seen in the distance as you lay back on your sun lounger. Makadi Bay Beach is a tourist hot spot, located between the peaceful desert and the enchanting Red Sea Mountains.

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El Quseir

Al Quseir used to be known as the White Harbour and has a long history as one of the major ports of the Red Sea. Now it is a quiet resort with…

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Fjord in Taba

The Fjord in Taba is about 15 kilometres south of Taba along the coastal route from Nuweiba which is bordered by the Sinai Mountains and the Red Sea.

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Food and Drink

Egypt is the perfect location for foodies; thanks to the fantastic dining experience this idyllic country offers. The delicious eateries here offer wholesome, homemade dishes. Choose from sandwich bars, bagel stalls, pancake houses, sizzling street food and gourmet bistros offering world-famous falafel to tuck into. Indulge in plates of flavoursome yet nutritious Egyptian cuisine at the charming Zooba restaurant, in Cairo.

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Birdcage

The Birdcage Restaurant located inside the InterContinental Semiramis Hotel is an award-winning restaurant serving tantalising Thai food.

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Egyptian Pancake House

The Egyptian Pancake House is located in the heart of the Khan-el-Khalili souk in Cairo. It is quite a small restaurant favoured by the locals too.

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Sights

Holidays to Egypt are full of variation, with fantastic landscape views and glittering nightlife. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenes at the Giza Pyramids, as you watch the sun set.

A visit up to Luxor’s Karnak Temple will astound you; this amazing sight comprises a mix of Temple remains and historic chapels. The Karnak Temple is particularly special on an evening, illuminated and transferring traditional Egyptian imagery onto these architectural buildings.

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Abu Simbel

The Abu Simbel temples are two massive rock-cut temples at Abu Simbel, a village in Nubia, southern Egypt, near the border with Sudan.

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Abydos Temple

Considered one of the most important archaeological sites of Ancient Egypt, the sacred city of Abydos was the site of many ancient temples and the…

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Top Resorts in Egypt

Hurghada

A little gem on the coast of the Red Sea, Hurghada has become one of Egypt most popular destinations thanks to it’s glistening coastline and stunning coral reefs.

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Luxor

Luxor is home to The Valley of the Kings and is described as the world’s greatest open air museum.

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Marsa Alam

A low key Red Sea resort, Marsa Alam offers uncrowded beaches, quality service and luxury hotels.

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Sharm El Sheikh

With golden beaches, year round sunshine, amazing shopping and luxurious resorts, Sharm El Sheikh is a magical holiday destination.

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Taba

Taba is the sun worshipper’s Red Sea destination of choice. With exclusive hotels, fine dining and unspoilt beaches, the resort oozes chilled out style.

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Location of Egypt

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