Luxor, Nile, Egypt
- 7 Nights
- 24 Feb 2016
- Bed and Breakfast
- London Gatwick
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Though the sun, sea and sand is enough to keep you in a sedated state of relaxation for the entirety of your stay, Egypt holidays offer so much more across the beauty of the Red Sea and throughout the historical landmarks of this great country.
Though the pyramids, tombs and statues are the first things that come to mind when you think about Egypt, the holiday resorts found along the coast of the Red Sea have been built to cater for the modern tourist.
Sharm el Sheikh, Marsa Alam and Hurghada all provide great beachside settings to enjoy the coastal surroundings while Luxor offers the opportunity to experience the history by the River Nile.
Whether you're on the hunt for the cultural settings of Luxor, scuba opportunities in the Red Sea or beach bliss on golden sands, holidays to Egypt can offer it all under temperatures that stay hot throughout the year.
Everything you need to enjoy a holiday in the sunshine is provided by the beach city of Hurghada. With a terrific portfolio of hotels, an array of phenomenal beaches and plenty of activities to choose from both on and off land, this resort has it all.
Between the marina, town centre and the old town further north there are terrific options when it comes to dining and shopping. Enjoy local delights or international favourites as tourists are offered both.
The nightlife here is no slouch either as many bars and lounges host casual entertainment while there are also major nightclubs that keep the party going into the early morning.
World-famous and for good reason, Luxor is home to some of Egypt's most iconic and historical attractions. With dozens of tombs hidden throughout the Valley of the Kings, ancient temples surrounding the city, and the River Nile, you'll struggle to see it all in one holiday.
You can give it your best shot though thanks to tour guides who can show you some of the highlights. You can be driven around, you can sail down the Nile or you can even take a hot air balloon ride to gain unparalleled views.
The city is also filled with terrific shopping and dining opportunities both day and night.
The newcomer to holidays along the Red Sea coastline, for the time being Marsa Alam is quieter than other beach resorts in Egypt. Experts predict that will change in the coming years as more people hear about the beauty and facilities on offer here.
There is a spectacular array of golden beaches to choose from and the majority of hotel complexes offer ideal positions right by the sands. Snorkelling and scuba diving opportunities are recommended here too as the waters hide stunning views beneath.
Outside of the hotels, this is a dry town but there are some hidden areas where tourists are encouraged to let loose.
Located on an eastern Egyptian peninsula, Sharm el Sheikh features three fantastic tourist-centric resorts. Each of the towns host beautiful beaches, great shopping opportunities as well as beautiful locations in the Red Sea that are perfect for scuba diving.
The shops and markets provide plenty of opportunities to browse handmade souvenirs or brand names within the large malls.
Nightlife is a big part of holidays to Sharm el Sheikh too with the Naama Bay clubs, Sharks Bay's SOHO Square and the family friendly entertainment of Nabq Bay. Everyone is sure to find fun both day and night in this location.
Egypt is hot. There is no other way to describe this country where the summers reach a high of 37C on the coast and 40C at inland Luxor. The temperatures drop either side of July and August and get to their lowest highs of around 20C in December and January.
Remember to stay hydrated and bring strong sun cream when you visit during the summer. Visitor numbers are slightly lower and so are the temperatures in spring and autumn.
Hurghada is home to a fantastic selection of waterparks that are all terrific opportunities to have fun and to cool off in the sun. Between Sinbad Aqua Park, Jungle Aqua Park, PrimaSol Titanic Aquapark and Madaki Water World, kids and adults will be sure to find slides, pools and attractions to keep everyone entertained.
The three hour journey from Sharm el Sheikh will be worth it once you reach this fascinating region. A barren landscape is home to the ancient walls of Saint Catherine monastery which sits by Mount Sinai. The mountain is also said to be where Moses received the 10 Commandments from God.
It seems greedy that Sharm el Sheikh is home to not one, not two but three world class diving sites. With two tragically beautiful shipwrecks to weave in and out of and the Ras Mohammed Marina National Park, divers will find spectacular locations hidden beneath the Red Sea.
This Luxor attraction is classed a must-see amongst a city full of iconic sites. At this valley and in the Valle of the Queens nearby, there are dozens of tombs hiding the remains of ancient pharaohs and queens. Around a dozen tombs are open to the public at any time as some are closed as others open across the year.
Not to be missed on all Egypt and Red Sea holidays. Take a trip into the desert on a camel and stop off for supper at a genuine Bedouin camp. Enjoy traditional food, hibiscus tea and fireside entertainment before venturing further into the desert for a spot of star gazing.
Witness over a thousand years of history in Egypt's capital city which is perhaps most famous for the Pyramids of Giza, Great Sphinx and Egyptian Museum. Many tourists combine a trip to the Red Sea or a Nile Cruise with a visit to this ancient city.
One of the only remaining Wonders of the Ancient World, the Pyramids of Giza are synonymous with Egypt, and if you get the chance to visit them we would definitely recommend it.
The ancient city of Thebes, known to us as Luxor is reminiscent of a giant open air museum. Thousands of years worth of history still stands tall, and we would recommend hiring a guide to get the full benefit on your visit.