Few locations summon more mystery and wonder than Egypt. With the Great Pyramids, the Sphinx and legendary pharaohs like Tutankhamun, a visit to Egypt is an immersion into ancient history that can't be replicated.

Add the oasis-like resorts, hot days and warm evenings, and Egypt makes the perfect holiday destination. Luxor is the historical go-to for all things ancient Egypt. It is the gateway to visit the temples of Karnak and Luxor, but it is the Valley of the Kings with its 63 tombs that is the real jewel.

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Situated on the coastal strip of Egypt, Sharm El Sheikh overlooks the Red Sea and boasts a water temperature that rarely dips below 20 degrees Celsius. There are plenty of tropical style resorts to choose from and getting around is easy. Make sure you take full advantage of the warm waters and give SCUBA diving, water-skiing or kite surfing a try. Hurghada makes the perfect base to visit the whole of Egypt. Day trips are available to visit Cairo where you can cross off that bucket list standard: seeing the Great Pyramid of Giza.

At the end of the day, you can then return to the relaxing coastal city with its wide range of restaurants or visit downtown El Dahar for authentic Egyptian cuisine. When you're not day tripping to see ancient wonders, you can enjoy all the sun, sea and sand that Hurghada offers. With its remarkable combination of fascinating ancient history, stunning sights and perfect weather all year round, Egypt is a fantastic holiday destination, whatever you're looking for.

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Tutankhamun's tomb can be found in the Valley of the Kings, amongst 62 other fascinating tombs carved into the cliffs of the west bank.


Egypt’s Red Sea is one of the best diving spots in the world. Scuba diving is the only way to discover the underwater paradise of coral reefs and marine life.


As the site of the ancient city of Thebes, Luxor is often referred to as "the world's greatest open air museum".


The impressive Temple of Karnak features huge ancient monuments and a scenic lake. Visit at night for an incredible light display.


Wherever you stay in Egypt there will be camel rides available. These fun trips take you trekking across the desert on the back of these fine creatures.


The lesser known Temple of Hatshepsut belonged to one of the most powerful Egyptian queens and was carved from the ground to the west of the River Nile.


Luxor is one of the oldest civilisations in the world, humans have lived there for over half a million years.


Sharm el Sheikh has over 60km of beaches. Think soft white sands and clear blue waters and you’ll have an idea of what this paradise destination has on offer.


Egypt is a Muslim country and is home to some beautiful and ornate mosques. Visitors must make sure to cover their heads and arms before entering.


There are over 60 five-star resorts in Sharm el Sheikh, making it one of the most popular places for a romantic getaway or even a honeymoon.