If you’ve been searching for the all inclusive holidays in Egypt for eons, but still can’t decide which exotic city would suit your cultural curiosities best, take a look at these inspirational top sights.
If holidays in Egypt conjure up a desire to hunt down hieroglyphs, the Egyptian Museum is sure to be a hit. Bursting at the seams with invaluable gems, historic archives and spooky grave goods, this sprawling national museum is a veritable maze of rare finds. Head for the sandy suburbs of Cairo, when you tire of glass-encased treasures, to seek out the famed pyramids of Giza.
This royal necropolis comprises the enormous Great Pyramid of Khufu, the Pyramid of Khafra, the Pyramid of Menkaura and the bewitching Sphinx. Make for Saqqarah if Giza’s smooth-edged pyramids left you hungry for a more rugged take on Egyptian funerary monuments, where you’ll find Imhotep’s spectacular Step Pyramid of Djoser.
Situated on the sunny banks of the Nile, Luxor (once the ancient capital, Thebes) has been popular with tourists from the time of the Greeks and remains an excellent hub for all inclusive Egypt holidays with a cultural slant. In this city lies the Temple of Luxor, renowned for the magnificent wide path leading to the Temple of Karnak, which is lined with thousands of chiseled sphinxes. Several hours’ drive away lies El-Amarna, constructed as the primary place of worship by the controversial Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten and his wife Nefertiti for their short-lived religion of sun-worship. If you are a devotee of Near Eastern history, don’t leave the region without paying homage to the 300 acclaimed cuneiform tablets which were unearthed on this very spot in the 1880s.
When on *all inclusive holidays in Egypt* your thrills won’t necessarily be reliant on Egyptian antiquity. Stay in Aswan and top up on your souvenirs in the souq or visit Elephantine Island, where you can pick up some unique Nubian craftwork.
If city breaks aren’t for you, then head for the Sinai Coast for traditional all inclusive holidays in Egypt with a generous helping of culture. Make the lengthy climb up the revered slopes of Mount Sinai, believed to be where God gave Moses the Ten Commandments, but first pay a visit to St Catherine’s Monastery where the celebrated Codex Sinaticanus was once kept.