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It is easy to find inspiration from Egypt - the land of the pharaohs - which blends ancient civilisations with Nile cruising and world class diving in the Red Sea to provide so many choices that it is difficult to decide where to visit first.

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Things to See & Do

  • Pyramids

    Pyramids

    These iconic structures are the last survivors of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World. The Great Pyramid, built by the Pharaoh Cheops nearly 5,000 years ago took two decades to construct. Sharing the desert plateau is the mysterious Sphinx carved from a single piece of bedrock which stands guard over the pyramids.

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  • Valley of the Kings

    Valley of the Kings

    The final resting place for the likes of Seti I, Ramses II, Tutankhamun and the beautiful and enigmatic Queen Nefertari. The West Bank contains the exquisitely elaborate tombs of some of ancient Egypt’s most renowned Pharaohs, offering a fascinating insight into their lives and beliefs.

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  • Nile Cruise

    Nile Cruise

    Following the ancient waterway of the spectacular Nile Valley is one of the most engaging cruise on earth, filled with timeless majesty and endless wonder. Cruising through these dreamy vistas, passing remote villages and graceful feluccas, returning to a time of unhurried grandeur, where the genteel pace of life is contrasted by the ruins of antiquity and the vibrant bustle of riverside towns.

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  • Philae Temple

    Philae Temple

    The Temple of Isis sits majestically on the beautiful island setting of Philae, and is without doubt one of Egypt’s most enchanting ancient sites. Dedicated to the cult of the consort of the God Oris, the temple rose to prominence during the Ptolemaic period. Aswan’s High Dam threatened the temple’s continued existence, until a rescue operation dismantled and relocated the entire complex to higher ground.

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  • Egyptian Museum

    Egyptian Museum

    The Egyptian Museum is home to the most comprehensive collection of Egyptian antiquities in the world. There are a staggering 120,000 exhibits on view ranging from towering granite statues and mummified remains of the ancient Pharaohs to the most prized possession, the treasures of Tutankhamun.

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  • Abu Simbel

    Abu Simbel

    Conceived by Ramses II, Abu Simbel is one of antiquity’s most spectacular temple constructions. Built to convey Pharaonic power to Egypt’s southern neighbours, its dramatic rescue from the rising waters of Lake Nasser in 1963 was no less an achievement of human ingenuity and artistry.

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  • Aswan

    Aswan

    Aswan is an eclectic mix of Arabic, Coptic and Nubian influences which has left it with a unique and vibrant culture that sits perfectly with some of antiquity’s most impressive monuments. Egypt’s most southerly city marks the ancient limits of Pharaonic power where Egypt and Africa meet with vibrant colour and flair.

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  • Temple of Philae

    Temple of Philae

    The Temple of Isis sits majestically on the beautiful island setting of Philae, and is without doubt one of Egypt’s most enchanting ancient sites. Dedicated to the cult of the consort of the God Oris, the temple rose to prominence during the Ptolemaic period. Aswan’s High Dam threatened the temple’s continued existence, until a rescue operation dismantled and relocated the entire complex to higher ground.

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  • Red Sea

    Red Sea

    The spectacular marine life, clear warm waters and captivating corals of the Red Sea make this stretch of water one of the world’s meccas for divers and water enthusiasts. Its reefs are unequalled anywhere, stretching for 2,000 kilometres along the coastline and boasting some 200 varieties of coral that provide a rich and colourful haven for over 1,500 species of fish, sharks, turtles and rays, some found nowhere else on earth.

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  • Karnak Temple

    Karnak Temple

    Dating from the 2nd millennium BC, The Temple of Amun-Re at Karnak represents one of the finest memorials in Egypt to the grandiose designs of the pharaohs. Approached by an avenue of sphinxes and filled with an array of temples and chambers, obelisks and halls that span the cultural zenith of ancient Thebes.

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Highlights of Egypt

Travel Experts

  • Sarah Jane Phelps

    Practice your bartering skills at the local markets and grab yourself a bargain, the Egyptians are masters at this ancient trade

    Sarah Jane Phelps
    Sales Consultant
  • Phil Ellis

    Baksheesh is the Arabic word for tipping and its common place in Egypt, ensure you have plenty of one dollar bills.

    Phil Ellis
    Middle East Product Manager
  • Phil Ellis

    Our Dahabiyya' have a tender boat for your disposal, so whenever you want to go ashore just ask the crew.

    Phil Ellis
    Middle East Product Manager

Best Time To Go and Weather

Egypt is blessed with a sunny climate most of the year.  There is very little rain, the average annual rainfall being less than two inches (compared with the United Kingdom average of twenty four inches). Egypt experiences a dry heat and the relative humidity is quite low even in summer.  Due to its more northerly latitude, Cairo is always cooler than Upper Egypt (Luxor and Aswan).  March and April are popular months to visit Egypt.  May to August is traditionally regarded as the low season due to the high temperatures of these months. Temperatures in September and October vary from hot to pleasantly warm.  From November through to February strong winds can occasionally be experienced when actually cruising on the Nile.  The climate continues mostly dry with gradually cooling temperatures.  During the day, particularly in Upper Egypt, you will find it warm and sunny.  It can be very cold at night and in the early morning but rain is unlikely.

Essential Information

  • Time differenceGMT +3hrs
  • Flight Time5 hrs
  • VisaYes for British passport holders*
  • ImmunisationsHepatitis A & B, Typhoid**
  • CurrencyPound (EP)
  • CapitalCairo
  • Area1,001,449 sq km
  • Population66.7 million
  • Dialling Code+20
  • Electricity220V with two-pin round plugs
  • LanguageArabic

* Please check with the tourist board to confirm

** Please check with your health professional to confirm

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