Luxury Tailormade Holidays to Egypt
Had the Pyramids or the Temples of Abu Simbel been built today, they would be extraordinary, ambitious achievements – yet they have stood for thousands of years, since a time when the rise of the Roman Empire was still a thing of the distant future.
Seeing these monuments defy time, watching the sun rise and fall over them once again is an inspiring experience, one unlike anything you could hope to see anywhere else in the world.
Man fears Time, but Time fears the Pyramids – Arab Proverb
Most people’s first thought of Egypt is of a tract of sandy land on the western outskirts of Cairo upon which three enormous Pyramids sit. That is understandable – they are the only ancient wonders of the world to survive the passing millennia. Furthermore, they are still more imposing in reality than the postcards and photographs suggest; something that you only fully appreciate when the first level of bricks are chest high beside you. But there is so much more to the country. Since time immemorial it has felt truly exotic to intrepid visitors. The Pyramids cannot be missed, but Egypt’s story is a rich one. The dynasties of the Ancient Egyptians, which stretched out over thousands of years, have bequeathed us numerous monuments and temples from Alexandria on the Mediterranean shore to Abu Simbel deep in the south. And, of course, the Nile runs through the middle of Egypt like a vein, providing a splash of fertility through the desert landscape.
With such an abundance of historical interest, pleasant weather throughout the winter months, and just five hours by air away from the UK, Egypt is a fascinating destination that justifiably appears on many people’s wish-lists. But with crowds of visitors at these important sites, one’s experience is always the richer if the trip is planned carefully and personally. This is where we can help.
Some of our favourite highlights of Egypt
- Abu Simbel, temples hewn into the rocks now hours away from the nearest city
- The Pyramids, the last wonder of the ancient world still standing
- The Valley of the Kings, home to finely painted tombs of Egyptian pharaohs
- Saqqara, a lesser known complex of pyramids to the south of Cairo
- Siwa, the remote oasis town in Egypt’s western desert
- The Red Sea, good weather all year round, and extraordinary coral in the waters
- St Catherine’s Monastery, a peaceful and still active Monastery nestled in the Sinai mountains
- The workers’ village, Luxor, the homes of the men who designed the Valley of the Kings
- Philae Temple, the charming temple on an island in the middle of the Nile
- The Egyptian Museum, home to an incredible number of artefacts found across the country