Think Egypt and visions of pyramids, mummies and golden-clad pharaohs fill your head. While the country is never going to lose its links to the ancient past, modern-day Egypt has a great deal more to offer today’s holidaymaker.
Few of the world’s destinations come anywhere close to Egypt when it comes to iconic and instantly recognisable sights and landmarks. Egypt’s ancient sites might all be bustling with tourists at all hours, but there’s still an electrifying magic in the air when you catch sight of the 4,000 year old Pyramids of Giza for the very first time – it’s a simply unmissable experience.
While Egypt’s majesty has been millennia in the making, this North African giant has been making huge inroads into today’s holiday industry with the development of outstanding resorts such as Sharm el Sheikh and Hurghada. From high-end boutiques and exceptional restaurants through to snorkelling in the crystal-clear waters of the Red Sea for the best scuba sites in the world, there’s something for everyone.
The lifeblood of Egypt has always been the Nile. The river witnessed the creation of one of the world’s first civilisations. For the grandeur of the views, the River Nile is a great choice for river cruising. Or for an equally timeless travel experience, head out into the deserts – whether on the back of a camel or rattling around in a 4x4 is up to you!
However you prefer to stay while you’re travelling, from great value convenience to five-star luxury, we’ll find the perfect place for you to rest your head. Here’s a selection of our favourites in Egypt.