Egypt Overview

  • Experience the rich legacy of the Pharaohs, historic Coptic churches and centuries-old mosques to be found in and around Cairo. Particular favorites with visitors are dinner cruises down the Nile, the Khan El-Khalili bazaar and the Egyptian Museum, which counts among its treasures the golden mask of Tutenkhamun.
  • North of the capital awaits the lively Mediterranean town of Alexandria, where Cleopatra’s palace was recently discovered below water. Here you can visit the new Bibliotheca Alexandrina, which stands as a monument to civilization or simply stretch out under an umbrella on the beach.
  • Further south, in Upper Egypt, archaeology-buffs marvel at the grandeur of centuries-old rock-hewn stelae, tombs, necropolises and temples. Here stand the thriving cities of Luxor (ancient Thebes) and Aswan, home to the Great Dam.
  • Popular with overseas visitors and Egyptians alike are the luxurious Red Sea resorts of Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh and Ras Mohamed all offering unlimited sand, sea, and fun plus a divers’ paradise where tropical fish dart amid reefs of coral.
  • Bordering the southern Sinaii desert are the sleepy resorts of Nuweiba and Dahab - perfect for those looking to get away from it all or seeking a romantic holiday for two. These also serve as stopping-off points for travelers to Saint Catherine’s Monastery, a 1,570 meter-high fortress-like construction housing a library of rare religious manuscripts.