The word “Egypt” conjures up feelings of intrigue and wonder – and for good reason. With its ancient monuments still standing strong, this North African destination continues to be a pilgrimage for curious minds across the world.
Today, the mysterious and fascinating remnants of Egypt’s past collide with a fast-paced, modern lifestyle. The result? An experience that is culturally rich and mind-opening – with ample opportunity to sample luxuries, from world-class beach resorts to glitz-laden hotels.
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It’s hard to envisage a holiday to Egypt without even a glimpse of The Pyramids, so the bustling City of Cairo is a popular starting point of many an Egyptian adventure, closely followed by time in Luxor, a short flight to the South. With ancient treasures shared between the Valley of the Kings and Queens alongside Hatshesput Temple on the West and Luxor and Karnak Temples on the East, the destinations is a ‘must see’.
With early starts integral to your touring, with the aim of arriving before both the heat and the coach tours, some down time on the Red Sea makes for a very popular finish. Mind you, if you’d like to incorporate relaxation into your historical exploration, you can always choose to cruise down to magical Aswan (or reverse) and spend a lazy afternoon or two on deck by the pool before a final early start to visit the unique Abu Simbel.
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When to go
Given the geographic location of Egypt, timing your visit right is important. Due to the extreme heat experienced during May – September, this isn’t the best time to explore the historic sights and attractions, many of which are open air. However during the winter months you can expect blue skies and more temperate warm weather during the day, and cool breezes at night.
Flights: Flights to Cairo are approximately 5 hours from the UK (London and some other centres such as Manchester), operated by BA and Egypt Air as well as low cost carriers such as Easyjet. In terms of Red Sea destinations, BA and Easyjet fly to Sharm el Sheikh whilst Easyjet also operates to Hurghada, a possible road transfer from Luxor. Please notes these flights may not operate year round.
Typical carbon emissions for a return flight (Economy) per person: 240 kg.
FCDO travel advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/egypt
Time Zone: GMT + 2
Capital City: Cairo
Where to Stay in Egypt
Marriott Mena House Cairo - Cairo
Hilton Luxor Resort and Spa - Luxor
Sanctuary Sun Boat IV, Aswan to Luxor - Aswan
The Oberoi Beach Resort, Sahl Hasheesh - Red Sea Coast
Sanctuary Sun Boat IV, Luxor to Aswan - Luxor
Sonesta St George Cruise, Aswan to Luxor - Aswan
Sonesta St George Cruise, Luxor to Aswan - Luxor
Movenpick Resort Aswan - Aswan