From Pharaohs and Pyramids to bustling souks and vibrant Red Sea resorts, a hotel break in Egypt is full of unforgettable experiences.
The world’s oldest tourist destination, Egypt offers a fascinating cultural heritage that first attracted visitors from Ancient Greece and Rome two millennia ago. Travellers can follow in their footsteps on a hotel break in Egypt by visiting Giza, to the southwest of Cairo, which is home to the legendary Great Sphinx and the Great Pyramid - the only of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World to remain largely intact. Cairo itself is nicknamed “the city of a thousand minarets" thanks to its wealth of Islamic architecture, but Egypt's capital offers fascinating traces of other civilisations too, including the narrow winding streets and whitewashed churches of the historic Coptic neighbourhood, as well as remarkable sights dating back to the Pharaohs, the Greeks, the Babylonians and the Romans. Meanwhile, the former capital Alexandria is currently enjoying a cultural and artistic renaissance, and visitors to this Mediterranean metropolis can soak up its charming Old World ambience from one of the many cafés and admire the waters of the harbour, beneath which lie the ruins of Cleopatra's Palace and the long-lost Lighthouse of Alexandria. To the south, beach hotel breaks on Egypt’s Red Sea coast are also gaining in popularity, with lively resort towns such as Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada offering a range of water sports and fantastic nightlife in beautiful natural surroundings.