Come experience the mesmerising charm of one of the most ancient civilisations in the world on one of our city break holidays in Egypt. The bustling metropolises of this fascinating North African city are feasts for the senses, and we have selected the best places in the country to relax and explore.
Modern Cairo is a study in contrasts, a mélange of contemporary cafes and architecture blended with layer upon layer of religious and cultural history and we recommend this to travellers interested in exploring the capital and Nile Delta region. Of course, a trip to Cairo would not be complete without visiting Giza’s pyramids to the west, and be sure to take advantage of the museums nearby that are filled to bursting with priceless antiquities and artefacts. Pick up some local handicrafts or exotic spices as a reminder of your trip at Khan Al-Khalili, an open-air bazaar in the middle of town. Enjoy a delicious glass of sweet shai if you need a break from bartering before returning to the hotel for a dip in their outdoor pool. Further south in the heart of the Nile Valley, Luxor is almost a miniature version of Cairo and is also a charismatic juxtaposition of old and new. The city has grown to surround the ruins and necropolis of ancient Thebes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It would take weeks to explore all of the history and mythology that there is to explore here, though of course the Tomb of Tutankhamen is probably the one that you really shouldn’t miss. Let the experts scrub away the dust and dirt from a day’s exploration during one of their aromatic spa treatments.
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