Uncover the iconic history of Egypt
Dating back thousands of centuries, it’s not hard to find something spectacular in Egypt. Here are our top tips on everything you need to know before you go.
Explore ancient history
The world’s oldest civilisation, Egypt boasts no end of ancient delights to discover, with history having lined the banks of the River Nile for the last 5000 years. Explore the tombs of the Valley of the Kings, stand beneath the colossal temples of Abu Simbel and wander the grandeur of Luxor. Of course, the symbols of Egypt are the iconic Pyramids standing tall in the desert, which simply have to be seen to be believed.
Indulge in Egyptian cuisine
Egyptian cuisine has remained unchanged for thousands of years, which means that its flavours and tastes are ones that are long established and perfected. Staple beans and lentils often appear in traditional dishes, as well as aish, a popular Egyptian bread. Whether you decide to treat yourself to a luxurious restaurant or experience the flavours of the local street food, Egyptian food is a huge part of the country’s culture and is certainly delicious.
Enjoy the beaches of the Red Sea
When you think of Egypt, tropical beaches probably aren’t the first things that come to mind – but the Egyptian coastline certainly doesn’t disappoint. Head to the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula and you’ll find Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt’s premier beach destination. With sunshine all year round, Sharm el-Sheikh is the idea spot to sit back and relax on the palm-fringed beaches. If you prefer to be more active on your beach holidays, the resort also offers some of the best watersports in the world, from windsurfing to sailing.