Home to historic cities, world-class beach resorts, lazy cruises up the Nile, and of course, the mighty Pyramids, Egypt is an unforgettable treat for heart, soul and mind.

"The thousands of years of history are, of course, mesmerising – but the land that gave birth to the world’s first great civilisation offers dazzling waters for diving and snorkeling, and good year-round weather too."

You may not be the first to visit Egypt’s unique monuments – after all, even the ancient Romans came here for a spot of sightseeing – but rest assured they’ve lost none of their power to thrill and amaze. Endlessly fascinating and mysterious, the enigmatic Sphinx, magnificent Great Pyramid and vast Valley of the Kings transport visitors back through 5000 years of history.

But while these world-famous relics are the jewels in Egypt’s crown, they’re by no means its only attractions. The River Nile, cutting a green swathe through desert dunes, is the lifeblood of the country, and a fantastic way to explore the ancient monuments of Cairo, spell-binding Luxor and the mighty Aswan Dam. And if you need a lie down after all that sightseeing, the Red Sea has the ultimate R&R for action-junkies, spa-aficionados or sun-worshippers.

What you need to know

  • Capital City


  • Time Difference

    GMT +2

  • Best Time to Visit

    Feb-Apr & Oct-Nov

  • Currency

    Egyptian Pound



Choose from the cream of Egypt’s finest resorts

  • Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh Sharm El Sheikh

    A Red Sea haven reminiscent of an authentic Arabian village, interlinked with courtyards adorned with fountains and sculpted gardens that seemingly cascade down the hillside to the glittering crystal-blue waters.

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Inside Knowledge

Creating special moments

  1. Nile Cruise

    Nile Cruise

    Forget dusty tour buses – the way to see the Nile in style is from the decks of a luxury cruiser. Just put your feet up, sip something cool and watch some of the world’s most amazing landscapes float by.

  2. Grand Designs

    Grand Designs

    What can we say about the Pyramids? Magical and intriguing, their allure is timeless, their beauty indisputable. As far as once-in-a-lifetime experiences go, this has to be up there with the best.

  3. Underwater Wonders

    Underwater Wonders

    Lazing on golden beaches, floating in warm waters and swimming with a colourful kaleidoscope of fish in one of the world’s best snorkeling and diving spots? You’re at the Red Sea, you lucky thing.