Egypt: the complete experience… egypt-pyramids Full view

Egypt: the complete experience…

Diverse, exciting, and entirely unique, Egypt holidays offer a treasury of experience for the first time visitor. Whether it’s your priority to explore the luminous underwater landscapes of Sharm el Sheikh, pad out over the desert dunes on the back of a swaying camel or drift down the emerald waters of the Nile on a cruise, there’s something for everyone in the land of pharaohs, pyramids and palms.

Cruise the Nile


For the best snapshot of all that Egypt has to offer, book a Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan. Such trips typically incorporate the temples of Kom Ombo (the ‘City of Gold’), Edfu and Esna in their itinerary. On board, a menu of exciting cultural highlights is presented, from traditional Egyptian cuisine and dancing, to talks on destination cities. Get the best view of the cities many marvellous sights and enjoy the compelling Egyptian sunsets which bleed out across the evening sky. The scenic views are as exciting as the excursions themselves!

Visit the Pyramids


Visiting Egypt without seeing the Pyramids would be like visiting Paris without seeing the Eiffel Tower, or Vienna without looking in on the Opera House. Spend at least one night in Cairo and book an expedition to the pyramid complex at Giza. Here you can view the Sphinx, the Grand Pyramid and even pay extra to venture inside on a guided tour. Head there first thing in the morning to avoid the scorching midday temperatures – remember to stay hydrated and avoid engaging with the souvenir hawkers.

Shore to summit in Sharm


Renowned for its iridescent waters and luminous coral, Sharm el Sheikh is a dream destination for adventure seekers. Not only are there ample opportunities for scuba diving, snorkelling and water sports, you can also take a Bedouin excursion and roar across the desert sands in a 4×4. If that’s not quite your thing, take a short trek to the summit of Mount Sinai to watch the sun set over the dramatic landscape. There’s always something to do in the beautiful city of Sharm el Sheikh.

Explore colonial Alexandria


This sprawling natural sea port is Egypt’s cultural, historical heart. With a Roman amphitheatre, underground catacombs and a fortified citadel, Alexandria’s past is etched across its glorious, urban landscape, in pillars and minarets, colonial French signs and lush parkland. Walk along its famous Corniche promenade, delve into its magnificent library, and visit the beach or the Montazah Royal Gardens. Don’t neglect to enjoy a fish dinner at one of Alexandria’s waterfront eateries – Kadoura is a favourite with locals and visitors alike.

Egypt with the family


Sharm el Sheikh is the ideal destination for a family getaway. With a fabulous combination of historic excursions, fun activities and warm weather all year round, it is the perfect location for mum and dads to relax while the kids can take their pick of action-packed activities. Many travel providers offer all-inclusive packages for Egypt holidays meaning you can budget effectively without having to worry about food and drink costs. Take First Choice for example, their packages include sport activities and kids clubs – a stress free holiday for mum and dad, a holiday to remember for the kids.


Images by Peter Rowley, gloria_euyoque, Wolfgang, Vyacheslav Argenberg and Christopher Michel used under creative commons license. 

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