Egypt has always captured the imagination. It offers a winning combination of culture, history, Mediterranean beauty and stark desert scenery. It’s the perfect destination for couples on the hunt for a luxury adventure, or newlyweds who want an interesting and relaxing honeymoon. Egypt welcomes families with exciting, child-friendly excursions and a plethora of fantastic hotels. Most journeys start in Cairo with a trip to the mystifying Pyramids of Giza. You can base yourself in their shadow, or select a centrally-located property which is perfect for the capital’s museums and souks; one of our favourite pastimes is enjoying a drink with the Cairenes in one of the fabulous teahouses.
A Nile cruise is our recommendation for the best way to travel between the ancient cities of Luxor and Aswan, both of which are rich with temples and monuments. Sit back and indulge yourself on one of the deluxe riverboats and enjoy the sun setting over the fertile banks. Close to Aswan are the colossal temples of Abu Simbel. In the north, you’ll find the Mediterranean city of Alexandria and the oases of the Western Desert. Many people head to Egypt for the crystal-clear waters and golden sandy beaches of upmarket beach resorts like Sharm-el-Sheikh. Here, the diving and snorkelling are amazing and you can take your pick from world-class dive sites. Egypt has fantastic hotels, friendly people and is home to a treasure trove of experiences that will charm any traveller.