Egypt enjoys a mild climate, making it a good year round destination. However, temperatures increase as you travel due south. Cairo can be chilly between December and February, and very hot between June and September. But the heat in Egypt is made bearable by the northerly breeze that leads to a drop in temperature at night. Peak temperatures in Upper Egypt occur between May and October, and are accompanied by extremely low humidity. The best time to visit Cairo is in the cooler months between November and March
Cairo has long-standing populations of major religious groups and past colonial powers, so it’s possible to find celebrations for most every major holiday. Islam, however, is the prevailing force here, and the month of Ramadan is one of the most pronounced Islamic holidays. It happens in July or August, and during this time, some shops and restaurants may stay closed during the daytime fast.
A more recent addition to the city skyline, St. Regis Cairo is one of the more luxury accommodation options in the city, offering lavishly appointed rooms, abundant dining and first-class facilities on the bank of the Nile.
Set on the River Nile at the north end of Corniche Road, The St. Regis Cairo occupies a prime location for exploring the historical and cultural sights of Cairo, including the Pyramids, museums and attractions of Gezira Island.
The hotel's 366 well-appointed rooms are spread across the 37 storey tower, offering great views over the Nile and cityscape. Rooms are comfortable and tastefully decorated to incorporate local elements into a classical design. Luxurious touches abound alongside all modern amenities required for a comfortable stay, including plush bedding, a pillow menu and in-bathroom flat screen TVs.
Dining at the hotel offers an array of world cuisine in varied settings. Michelin-star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten designed the twists on modern classics at the J & G Steakhouse, whilst Sicilian and Arab flavours combine at La Zisa. Tianma offers a taste of Asia, Envy is the place go if you fancy trendy bites and poolside Sirocco is the perfect place for a sunset Mediterranean feast. There’s no shortage of beverages and classic cocktails at The St. Regis and Water Garden bars.
The Iridium Spa is laid-out over two floors of the hotel. As well as an array of treatments, it features ice rooms, vitality pools, steam rooms and shock showers. Its plentiful space ensures there’s a tranquil environment for you to enjoy your choice of massage or beauty treatment.
Indoor and outdoor swimming pools are there for children to use, and The St. Regis Cairo has a kids’ club with a range of activities to keep little ones entertained. The hotel also offers a childcare service.
The St. Regis Cairo offers an array of dining options. Enjoy the Michelin-star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten designed menu at J & G Steakhouse, sample Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes at poolside Sirocco, or soak up the casual setting at La Zisa, where chefs expertly fuse Sicilian and Arab flavours. Tianma offers a taste of Asia, whilst Envy is the place go if you fancy trendy bites. The Iridium Spa has a range of treatments, pools and rooms, and there’s a fully-equipped fitness centre.
Often considered the most impressive monument in Egypt after the Great Pyramids, visit the colossus temple of Ramses II, set by Lake Nasser. The four breathtaking statues in front of the temple are spectacular examples of ancient Egyptian art.
One of the most significant cities of the ancient world, Alexandria is known as 'The Pearl of Mediterranean' with charming sights including Catacombs, Royal Jewelry Museum, Citadel of Qaitbay, Pompey's Pillar and Kom El Dekka.
Ride a camel with a view of the Pyramids of Giza as they would have done in Ancient Egyptian times, and trace the footprints of pharaohs.
See a different side of Cairo as you head to the Cave Church at Mokattam in southeastern Cairo.
Wander through the streets of Coptic Cairo, visiting key highlights such as The Hanging Church, Abu Serga, and if time permits, Ben Ezra Synagogue.
Today you will visit the Dahshour Pyramids. These lesser-known pyramids provide wonderful opportunity to appreciate the beauty of Egypt with less crowd than usual.
The Egyptian Museum is home to a plethora of ancient treasures exhibiting the very best of Egyptian antiquities.
An exclusive private visit to see the relics of Egyptian Museum before the museum opens to the public.
An insightful visit to Gayer Anderson Museum features impressive Islamic artefacts and Persian-styled decorations into the ancient residences of Beit el-Kiridiliya and Beit Amna Bent Salim.
Discover the romance of Islamic Cairo as you navigate from Citadel of Salah-el-Din, Mohamed Ali Mosque, Sultan Hassan Mosque to an astounding city view from Ibn Tulun Mosque's minaret.
Feel the vibrant Khan-el-Khalili bazaar with its labryinth-like souks.
Designed by a Norwegian architecture, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina is a feat of modern engineering in attempt to revive the Great Library of Alexandria which was lost in antiquity.
Built by Prince Mohammed Ali Tewfik with a blend of European Art Nouveau, Rococo and Islamic architectural styles, the Manial Palace features intricately ornate facade and rooms.
Visit Memphis, the capital of Ancient Egypt, as well as the great Colossus of Ramses II.
Experience real mummies at the Egyptian Museum and see how effective the ancient mummification process was.
This trip to Giza brings you to none other than the iconic Great Pyramid and the Sphinx of Giza.
An exclusive experience to experience the world's greatest wonder without the crowd. An Egyptologist and former Minister of State for Antiquities Affairs, Dr. Zahi Hawass, will provide an insightful 1-hour lecture.
Sail the Nile by felucca passing through sights such as Agha Khan Mausoleum, Kitchener's Island and ending at Elephantine Island, where you will enjoy afternoon tea with a view.
You will head to Sakkara, the ancient burial ground, as well as the Pyramid of Djoser. You will go inside the Unas Pyramid, which is among the finest in the area and we will make a visit to a secret tomb.
The Sound & Light Show at the Pyramids of Giza is an hour-long show taking you back to the days of the Pharaohs in one of the most iconic locations in the world.
The Temple of Philae is a superb temple complex dedicated to the goddess Isis.
Take in the impressively gigantic Unfinished Obelisk.
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