- Egypt Luxury holidays
Egypt's status as a luxury holiday destination seems fitting when you think of the vast wealth of its ancient empires, which can be seen to this day with the pyramids, sphinxes and other huge statues and architecture that dominate not just its remote valleys, but even some of its modern cities too. A trip to any of these historic sites is a unique opportunity, each with its own story to share, and many of the tombs are open to public access, particularly in the Valley of the Kings. With a ban on photography inside many of the tombs, a visit in person may be your only chance to see the ancient decorations up close.
In the shadow of Egypt's pyramids
The Pyramids are probably the single most iconic image of Egypt, and a trip to the Giza Necropolis is the only way for you to see one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World in person. The other six Wonders have either been lost or destroyed, leaving only ruins and a few fallen stone blocks for modern-day travellers to see, but the Pyramids stand largely undamaged after thousands of years. The main exception to this is the loss of their smooth facing stones, many of which were dislodged over the centuries by earthquakes, but apart from this the tombs remain an imposing addition to the skyline, and a reminder of the achievements of the ancient civilisation.
Sharm el-Sheikh - Egypt's beach resort
While many people visit Egypt's cities and archaeological sites, it is equally known for its beach holidays in Sharm el-Sheikh. This resort is found at the southern end of the Sinai Peninsula, and with dry weather all year round and long, hot summers, it's easy to see the area's appeal.
When should I visit Egypt?
Egypt's climate generally is a hot desert, although there are exceptions to this. For instance, in Cairo, daily temperatures are only around 27°C in summer, and 13-15°C in winter. Alexandria is similarly mild, with high levels of rainfall, whereas Luxor can reach highs in the 40°C range. If you are visiting the Valley of the Kings, the timing of your stay might be influenced by which tombs are open, as the list of those that can be visited by the public changes over time. If you have a particular favourite in mind, make sure it is not closed for conservation work during your visit to Egypt.
What’s on offer on a luxury holiday?
Luxury holidays to Egypt are all about you. If you’re in the mood for a champagne breakfast, your luxury hotel will make it happen, and if you’ve got your heart set on a spectacular sea view, they’ll arrange that, too. You’ll be provided with everything you want to ensure that you have an unforgettable experience, so it’s well worth spending a little extra on a luxury package. Egypt offers the refined and attentive service which you expect from luxury holidays, and while you won’t have snow-capped mountains on your doorstep, you will have some of the world’s most spectacular historical landmarks to marvel at, and the impeccable attention to detail that luxury Egyptian holidays are known for.