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Where to go in Egypt

Classic Egypt

Some of Egypt's most memorable experiences:

  • Enter the world's greatest open-air museum in the city of Luxor and walk through the Valley of the Kings, or tip-toe past Ramses II at the entrance to the mighty Temple of Luxor.
  • Let us guide you through the medieval streets of Cairo to the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, where over 120,000 artefacts, including the golden mask of Tutankhamen, await you. Two of Egypt's most visited attractions - the Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza – lie just outside the city of Cairo, a short 20 to 30-minute ride away from most hotels.
  • Visit the city of Aswan and sail along the Nile aboard a felucca (traditional sailing boat) or continue south to the astounding Abu Simbel temples.
  • Experience the ancient capital city of Alexandria on the Mediterranean coastline – home of the Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the original Seven Wonders of the World and the restored Ancient Library of Alexandria, a modern recreation of what once was the largest and most significant library of the ancient world.

To experience Egypt's ancient cities and historic landmarks, ask us to create a personalised itinerary for you. Choose to take a day out from your coastal resort and step back in time with a historical adventure, or try a multi-centre holiday allowing you to spend time on the beach as well as exploring legendary cities and temples.

For the most relaxing way to see it all, choose a cruise along the River Nile.

Egypt's Red Sea

We love and recommend:

  • Sharm el Sheikh where the coral reef reaches right to the shoreline. Expect spectacular scuba diving, stunning beaches, family-friendly facilities, and restaurants, bars and beach clubs galore.
  • The sophisticated and secluded beach resort of Taba Heights, which has its own marina and golf course.
  • The world-renowned beach clubs, family resorts and spectacular scuba diving at the trendy beach resort of Hurghada.
  • Visit the peaceful former fishing village of Marsa Alam and drink in the dramatic scenery where the Red Sea meets the desert.
  • The stunning scuba diving and windsurf hotspot of El Gouna, where the hotels are built on a series of interconnecting islands.

Egypt's best beach resorts fringe the Red Sea and the east coast of mainland Egypt. All of these are ideal for dedicated beach holidays, or make the perfect place to chill out after a Nile Cruise or a tour of Classic Egypt.

Where's best for you?

If you're looking for…

Peace, tranquillity, white sands

Find stunning beaches and sophisticated hotels in the secluded resorts of Taba Heights and Makadi Bay, or combine a week in a beach resort with a romantic River Nile cruise.

Nightlife and entertainment

Hurghada's beach clubs and the bars in Sharm el Sheikh's Soho Square are the best places for nightlife. In Cairo, the pulsating streets, Arab bazaars and the live music scene won't disappoint.

Family friendly

The aqua parks, affordable hotels and sandy beaches of Hurghada and Sharm el Sheikh are ideal for families looking for action as well as relaxation.

Active holidays and watersports

Safari into the desert on a camel or quad bike, or stay in the Red Sea resorts of El Gouna or Hurghada for windsurfing, kite-surfing and scuba diving.

Non-stop history and culture

Visit the Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza in Cairo, take a historic river cruise through the Nile Valley or book a day trip to Luxor - the biggest open air museum in the world.

All inclusive hotels

These are concentrated in the most popular beach resort areas of the Red Sea such as Sharm el Sheikh, Hurghada, Taba Heights and Marsa Alam.

Take a cruise on the River Nile

Expect to stay on a fantastic floating hotel, complete with restaurants, bars and pool decks, with exciting excursions included. There's no better way to experience the best that Egypt has to offer.

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Holiday Place Exclusives

These hotels have been carefully hand-picked as excellent Egypt hotels. Each offers it’s own unique perspective but also outstanding value.


Alexandra Orsavova

Senior Travel Advisor

Great for families…

hilton sharm waterfalls

Hilton Sharm Waterfalls

Holidays from £969 per person

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savoy - sharm

Savoy - Sharm

Holidays from £709 per person

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sol y mar sharks bay

Sol Y Mar Sharks Bay

Holidays from £759 per person

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Places of interest in Egypt

Depending on the type of location you want, the kind of facilities you'd like to find and the proximity to certain attractions, we have a good number of areas for you to choose from and stay at during your holiday.

Whether you want a pumping and energetic beachside retreat, a tranquil setting in a secluded cove, a hillside resort perched in the midst of nature, or a strategic central location close to civilisation and buzzing city life, nightclubs, theme parks and other kinds of leisure attractions, we can advise you on the best places for you.

Choose from our selection of handpicked places and be based right at the place that's most ideal for you and your travelling party

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