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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