When thinking of holidays to Egypt, most of us will think of adventure-filled strolls around Luxor’s iconic pyramids and ancient temples as well as picture-taking along the banks of the River Nile- the world’s longest river! More recently however, Egypt has really come into its own as an exotic beach destination, all at an affordable price.
Great-value Egypt holidays are available all year round at Thomas Cook, so you’re not limited to the summer season. In fact, many travellers find the winter months preferable, when the sunshine isn’t blazing as much – particularly when sightseeing.
Lovers of ancient Egypt should definitely add Luxor to their list of must-sees. Home to one of the world’s greatest open-air museums, Luxor’s mystical attractions also include the Luxor Temple, the Temple of Karnak and the Valley of the Kings where Tutankhamun’s tomb was discovered.
Nile boat trips are a popular way to take in the wealth of ancient Egyptian sights sprinkled along the river banks. Relax as you sail on this 4 mile-long river, stopping off at the most important ancient masterpieces as you go, including Edfu Temple and the two temples of Abu Simbel.
A visit to the Egyptian capital of Cairo is an essential part of your Egypt holiday. Tick off the mesmerising golden Sphinx, guardian of the ancient site of archaeological significance, and the awe-inspiring, manmade Pyramids of Giza. Take a break from your archaeological exploration or just the routine back home and head to one of Egypt’s popular beach holiday destinations. The golden coastlines of the Red Sea Riviera are lined with elegant hotels offering luxury and rejuvenation. Sharm El Sheikh is the Egyptian Red Sea resort that all Brits love. Rapidly developed in the last decades, this lively destination is the ideal choice for great-value holidays to Egypt. Snorkel or scuba in the crystal clear waters, shop till you drop in a contrast of gleaming white designer boutiques and vibrant Egyptian bazaars, or simply relax on its golden sands. After dark, the town comes alive with energetic beach bars and a neon-themed nightlife.
Another top spot is Hurghada, where you’ll never be short of a sandy spot. Similar to Sharm El Sheikh, the Red Sea waters here are crystal clear and irresistible for divers. The big Red Sea resorts may surprise you when it comes to the nightlife on offer. Party people will find everything from live belly dancing performances to laser shows here!
Take a look at what’s on offer at Thomas Cook and choose between Red Sea diving or touring ancient wonders for your dream Egyptian adventure - or even treat yourself to both, thanks to our great value deals!
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Make your holiday to Egypt something to remember when you book with Thomas Cook. Choose from a wide range of great value accommodation and start packing for a fantastic cheap holiday to Egypt. Whether you want to spend your time relaxing or keep active, we’ve got the holiday for you.