During your Egypt vacations in Alexandria, do not neglect to visit one of the city's most popular tourist attractions, the impressive Qaitbay Fort. Located on the eastern point of Pharos Island, this magnificent structure is believed to have been built on the site of the famous Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Its construction dates from the end of the 15th century when the Mameluke sultan El Ashraf Qaitbay erected a first defensive wall and kept building upon the rubble that had been the Pharos, the ancient lighthouse of Alexandria. This latter had finally collapsed some 150 years previously as a result of a violent earthquake. The new waterfront fortress completed the city's defenses and provided necessary protection for the citizens from external threats. It was undoubtedly considered one of the most important defensive strongholds, not only in Egypt but also along the Mediterranean seacoast. Since its construction Qaitbay fort has undergone numerous modifications: it has been enlarged, partially destroyed and reconstructed, and now stands as one of the very emblems of the city of Alexandria. Travel2Egypt with a variety of Egypt travel packages including exceptional private tours in Alexandria provides you with the opportunity to visit and explore the Qaitbay fort and its grounds while also enjoying beautiful views of the Mediterranean coast.
What a better way to begin your Cairo tour than with a visit at the Egyptian Museum of the city which houses the most extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities in the world. First built in Boulak, in 1891 it was moved to the Giza Palace of "Ismail Pasha" which housed the antiquities that were later moved to the present building. Housing 165,000 Egyptian artifacts, the Egyptian Museum in Cairo attracts millions of visitors each year. The highlight for most is the rooms containing the priceless treasures of King Tutankhamun. His six gold gilded coffins, each one smaller and more intricately decorated than the last, dominate the main hall, while his magnificent death mask is the must-see item of the day. The Royal Mummies Room is another highlight of the Egyptian Museum. Here you can see the mummies of many great Egyptian rulers, including Ramses II, the builder of the temples at Abu Simbel. Throughout the rest of the museum you will find countless Egyptian artifacts dating back thousands of years. Travel2Egypt with a range of Egypt travel packages including the finest Cairo private tours provides you the opportunity to visit the Egyptian Museum with a licensed Egyptologist guide that will introduce you to the most important pieces before allowing you free time to explore at leisure.
Mövenpick Resort, Aswan
Situated in one of the most beautiful natural surroundings in Egypt, on Elephantine Island in the middle of the Nile River, the Mövenpick Resort Aswan is simply the perfect place to relax during your Egypt vacation. A modern hotel set among gardens by the River Nile, two kilometers from the Tombs of the Nobles, the Mövenpick Resort Aswan is a perfect pied-a-terre from which to explore Aswan. With a focus on quality and comfortable living, the hotel offers all the luxury and facilities that contribute to making your stay in Aswan an enjoyable one. Featuring luxurious accommodation with countless services including a swimming pool, tennis court, gym and a health spa, while it offers 230 spacious and modernly furnished Nubian-style rooms overlooking the Nile River from all angles, this property unfolds as an unparalleled experience for its guests. In the same way, the outstanding, friendly service and carefully crafted luxury that customers enjoy are elements that achieve perfection for a relaxing vacation in Egypt. With its modern amenities and conveniences provided to ensure an experience of absolute comfort in an elegant yet relaxed chic setting, Mövenpick Resort Aswan has succeeded in being one of the best 5 star hotels in Egypt and a destination for seekers of unique and relaxing experiences coming here from all over the world.
Abu Simbel Temples
Next to the Pyramids of Giza, Abu Simbel is perhaps the most recognizable monument of ancient Egypt. The two temples built for the pharaoh Ramses II have been attracting visitors since Victorian times. Almost as impressive as the monument itself is the story of its restoration in the 1960's. The temples had to be dismantled and physically moved 60 meters up a cliff where they were reassembled in the exact same relation to each other and the sun. Today, a seven-days- a-week sound and light show is an attraction not to be missed. If you can make it you should also see the Abu Simbel Festival, which takes place twice a year in February and October. Natural sunlight and architectural brilliance combine to make the inner sanctum of the temple light up. It is a breathtaking experience visually and almost makes the music, dance and food that accompany the festival pale in comparison. Abu Simbel lies near the Egyptian border with Sudan. The closest major town is Aswan. You can visit Abu Simbel through a variety of Egypt travel packages offered by Travel2Egypt, which include Abu Simbel tours from Aswan. Most definitely, a visit there would take your breath away and leave you with awe-inspiring memories.
The Great Sphinx of Giza
The Sphinx of Giza is a symbol that has represented the essence of Egypt for thousands of years. Even with all of the pictures that we see of the Sphinx, nothing can really prepare you for the time that you finally travel to Egypt and see the Sphinx with your own eyes. Carved from the bedrock of the Giza plateau, the Sphinx is truly a mysterious marvel from the days of ancient Egypt. Intriguing to both archaeologists and tourists for centuries, the Sphinx has refused to reveal its secrets. The body of a lion with the head of a pharaoh perhaps, the sphinx has come to symbolize strength and wisdom. From the north side the profile of the Sphinx reveals the proportion of the body to the head. It would appear as though the head is small in proportion to the body. Because of the changing desert terrain, the body of the Sphinx has been buried several times over the past several thousand years. Most recently in 1905, the sand has been cleared away to expose the magnitude and beauty of the entirety of the Sphinx. Today, the Great Sphinx is one of Egypt's most visited monuments, and myriad tourists every year visit its temples. In view of that, Travel2Egypt, with a wide range of Egypt travel packages including Cairo private tours, offers you the opportunity to visit the Great Sphinx of Giza as well as to experience an amazing and unforgettable Egypt vacation.
Four Seasons Hotel, Alexandria
Looking for a vacation in Egypt but have not decided on any particular destination yet? We certainly suggest to travel to Alexandria and
settle at one of the best luxury hotels in Egypt, at Four Seasons Hotel. Situated, at San Stefano in Alexandria, the hotel is wonderfully
edging the Mediterranean with exceptional charm, architecture and style. Built into the 29-storey seaside tower of the Grand Plaza, the Four
Seasons Hotel is the perfect hideaway to combine luxury accommodations, the finest Egyptian cuisine and a gentle retreat for the senses. The
hotel has 118 guest rooms,including 31 luxury suites, located on the 4th to 19th floors. Varying in size, these light and airy Alexandria
luxury hotel accommodations offer supreme comfort for living, business and entertaining. Each hotel room or suite opens to a private
furnished balcony, with panoramic vistas of the Mediterranean or the glittering cityscape, and classically chic décor enhanced by traditional
Egyptian accents. With all these incredible amenities plus its unbeatable service, the Four Seasons is definitely one of the most exceptional
5 star hotels in Alexandria; it will make your Egypt vacation feel like a dream.
Once a fairly small and unimposing fishing village, Hurghada today has turned into a glittering coastal harbor-city, almost unrecognizable from
its past life and has grown to become one of the most visited tourist destination in the whole of Egypt, with more than 100 different hotels,
many of which line the shoreline. Located next to the Red Sea and boasting a number of superb beaches, Hurghada is famous for its superb diving
opportunities, as it is especially appealing to those with little experience of scuba diving, who come to marvel at the underwater reefs and
awesome marine life of its spectacular sea. On the other hand, its small town centre with its bazaars, mosques, the world class restaurants and
the lively atmosphere of its great nightlife, reflects the typical Egyptian life in this coastal community. Clearly, anyone can find a lot to
do while on a vacation in Hurghada, and to that end the city offers some of the best 5 star hotels in Egypt that could easily ensure a superb
luxury accommodation. In the same way, Travel2Egypt by providing a great range of Egypt travel packages offers you the opportunity to enjoy an
unforgettable vacation to Egypt and to Hurghada.
While in an Egypt vacation in Luxor you would realize that this city is a living museum, with vast numbers of ancient Egyptian monuments.
Known to the ancients as Thebes, the city of Luxor now draws throngs of tourists to the Luxor and Karnak temples and the nearby Valley of the
Kings necropolis, where Tutankhamun's tomb was found. The Temple of Luxor was the center of the most important one. It started being
constructed around 1400 BC by Pharaoh Amenophis III, who was also depicted on the two Colossi of Memnon . Ramses II added large parts to the
temple more than 100 years later. The fact that the Temple of Luxor only has two major construction periods has contributed to a more coherent
style and layout than what was the case with the Temple of Amun, at Karnak. The Temple of Luxor was dedicated to the Theban Triad or the three
gods: Amun-Min,Mut and Khonsu (the latter two had their counterpart temples at Karnak). By means of a wide range of Egypt travel packages
including tours to Luxor, Travel2Egypt offers you the opportunity to visit the magnificent Temple of Luxor and live an amazing and
Pyramids of Giza, Cairo
A must see! Who can travel to Cairo and not see the pyramids? From any angle, Giza's Pyramids inspire awe. Their extraordinary shape, geometry
and age render them somehow alien and their construction remains almost unfathomable. Memorials to Egyptian kings, the Pyramids have risen
above the desert outside Cairo for more than 4,000 years. Stone—not sun-dried mud brick—gave permanence to these ancient monuments. With our
great Egypt travel packages you can visit the pyramids of Giza including the finest private tours in Egypt. Definitely, a visit to Pyramids of
Giza is an amazing experience.
Savoy Hotel, Sharm El Sheikh
Are you looking for the perfect vacation in Egypt combining sun, sea and sand with the luxury of a five-star hotel, water sports, shopping and
entertainment? We suggest traveling to Sharm El Sheikh and settling down at one of the most excellent luxury
hotels in Egypt, Savoy Hotel. Situated at the foothills of the majestic Sinai Mountain, within the secluded White Knight Beach and Soho Square,
the Savoy Hotel is quite simply one of the finest 5 star hotels in Egypt. A luxury hotel of great repute, it embodies the highest of
traditional values, with spacious rooms and suites of great charm, with glorious dining and entertainment, and a spa of exquisite indulgence.
The architectural design of the hotel creates an entire self-contained environment that is more than just a hotel complex; it feels like a
paradise, a diamond set within the rugged majesty of the surrounding desert. Delightfully lush and extensive gardens blossom throughout 220,000
square meters of land. Pools are formed like natural lagoons that meander down to the amazing backdrop of the red sea and Tiran islands. The
rooms form gently curving terraces, allowing for stunning panoramic views of the enchanting gardens and the wondrous Red Sea. Complemented by a
pristine private beach and the nearby nightlife of Soho Square, this hotel's five star rating remains amply justified down to the beautiful
beach, warm waters and myriad of top facilities available there. As you are made to feel like a VIP, a helpful and friendly staff tends to your
every need. The sun is always shining in Sharm el-Sheikh. The Savoy is quite easily the best place to enjoy it.
If you love that heady combination of Arabian Desert bordered by palm-fringed, glittering beaches, then an Egypt vacation on the Red Sea is
just for you. Located near Egypt, Israel, and Saudi Arabia, the Red Sea is one of the world's most popular diving destinations and is
considered by many to be one of the Seven Wonders of the world. Its bright jade-and-blue seas of unbelievable clarity embrace a dazzling array
of undersea life, from sensational coral gardens to vast shoals of tropical fish, as well as turtles and dolphins. And all around, cloudless
blue skies and unspoilt views over faraway mountains and distant palm groves add an intoxicating aura of Eastern exotica. For sun-seekers,
water-lovers and scuba divers, it's little short of heaven. The Red Sea has a seriously long list of underwater celebs – and we're not talking
about Nemo. You'll find more than 1200 types of fishes, such as the fire engine-red Hurghada Star, the polka-dotted coral grouper and the egg
yolk-yellow thorny seahorse. Ancient-looking giant turtles and moray eels cruise the warm waters habitually. In addition, some fish species can
only be found here. For a close-up without the snorkel, a glass-bottomed boat is the answer. Their transparent hulls give you a window to the
reefs without getting wet. Accordingly, with our Egypt travel packages including destinations such as Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada, you have
the opportunity not only to experience a breathtaking diving and to enjoy the undersea beauty of the Red Sea but also to have an incredible
vacation in Egypt that would leave you with lasting memories.
With a distinctively African atmosphere, Aswan is Egypt's sunniest southern city and ancient frontier town. Situated about 900 km from Cairo,
is a serene Nile Valley destination where the Nile is more majestic than anywhere else, flowing through granite rocks, and round emerald
islands covered in palm groves and tropical plants. Small enough to walk around and graced with the most beautiful setting on the Nile, the
pace of life is slow and relaxing. Aswan also offers a rich cultural experience; you'll get to know Nubian culture and shop for spices, henna
tattoos, souvenirs and African handmade goods at the Aswan souk. Its name, Aswan derives in fact from the Ancient Egyptian word "Soun" meaning
souk or trade. It has earned its name thanks to the city's strategic position, on the trade route linking the North of Egypt to its South. On
an Answan vacation, days can be spent strolling up and down the broad Corniche watching the sailboats etch the sky with their tall masts, or
sitting in floating restaurants listening to Nubian music and eating freshly caught fish. The best times to travel to Egypt in order visit
Aswan are May and September; summers are scorching, and in the winter temperatures may reach 27 degrees centigrade during the day, with colder
nights. With our travel to Egypt packages you have the opportunity to also enjoy Answan through a Nile Cruise, which is the ultimate luxury
experience you will always remember. Definitely, Aswan is the perfect place to get away from it all.
If you are planning a vacation in Egypt, you can't afford to disregard the momentous city of Alexandria. Founded by Alexander the Great in 331
BC, Alexandria was one of the most influential cities of the ancient world, recognized as a capital of the arts and sciences. Its status as a
beacon of culture is symbolized by Pharos, the legendary lighthouse that was one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Since the 19th century,
Alexandria has played a new role as a focus for Egypt's commercial and maritime expansion. This Alexandria has been immortalized by writers
such as E.M. Forster and C.P. Cavafy. Generations of immigrants from Greece, Italy and the Levant settled here and made the city synonymous
with commerce, cosmopolitanism and bohemian culture. Lawrence Durrell described it as "The capital city of Asiatic Europe, if such a thing
could exist". Also, known as 'The Pearl of the Mediterranean', Alexandria today is the second largest city in Egypt. Offering an ambience and
cultural heritage far more European than Middle Eastern, its population of more than six million is the most culturally diverse of all Egyptian
cities although it is only 225 km. from Cairo. In addition, with its cooling sea breezes and white-sand beaches, and with some of the finest 5
star hotels in Egypt, Alexandria today is properly considered one of Middle East's most fashionable resort destinations. Conclusively then, and
without a doubt, we recommend to you a vacation in Alexandria in order to experience the unique richness of its cultural heritage that makes
this city stand out in Egypt.
Cruising the Nile on a Dahabeya
Launched in February, 2009, with the full range of modern amenities, the traditional-style Soonest Dahabeya offers an Amirat cruise experience
like no other on the Nile. With facilities that include 5 cabins and 2 suites, open air oriental-style Jacuzzi, spacious sundeck and stylish
common lounge, the Dahabeya is intended to take you back in time to a gentler, more gracious era on the Nile during your 7 night cruise between
Luxor and Aswan. A unique experience down the Nile by a traditional small sailing vessel that was commonly used during those elegant days of
the monarchy (1920s - 40s) when aristocrats and sophisticated travelers loved to cruise the Nile in style. This small cruise boat will combine
comfort and beauty in an inspiring way, offering a spectacular opportunity for an extended family or small group to discover the Nile on a
private cruise. By enjoying a Nile Cruise on the Dahabeya you will also have the opportunity not only to enjoy true Egyptian hospitality and
top-quality service but also to watch 5,000 years of history unfold before you in an unforgettable journey through ancient Egypt. Our Egypt
travel packages provide you with such an opportunity as they also ensure to you a remarkable and rewarding vacation in Egypt.
Sharm El Sheikh
Situated on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, on the coastal strip along the Red Sea, with sunshine and warm waters all year round,
Sharm El Sheikh is the closest destination to Europe where you can soak up sun, dive amazing corals reefs, and enjoy the sea any time you need
a break from routine. With the full range of amenities one can expect of a tourist center, including casinos, discos and nightclubs, golf
courses and health facilities, you absolutely would have the perfect Egypt vacation here. In fact, with diving and snorkeling, windsurfing and
other water sports, horses and camel riding, desert safaris, and great nearby antiquities attractions, it is almost impossible for a visitor to
ever suffer from boredom. Stand on a cliff at the end of town overlooking the port and enjoy an amazing view; visit Na'ama Beach, known for its
nightlife; head to Shark's Bay for some excellent diving; or just relax on any one of the beautiful beaches. With the simplicity of sun, sea
and sand, the luxury of its best five star hotels in Egypt, water sports, shopping and entertainment, definitely, Sharm El Sheikh has it all to make your holiday an unforgettable experience.
Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel
Beautifully set in its own landscaped gardens in an unrivaled and time-honored location, less than 1 km from the Sphinx and the Giza Pyramids,
one of the seven ancient wonders of the World and only twenty minutes from Cairo's city center, Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel is undoubtedly one
of the finest 5 star hotels in Cairo. With optimum taste and comfort in mind, the hotel features 633 rooms and suites which are offering the
latest in-room facilities and services. The hotel offers with both courtesy and efficiency two spectacular swimming pool complexes, including a
fully equipped health and fitness facility, as well as a luxury Royal Club floor providing again premium services, but also a variety of superb
restaurants with International, Oriental, Mediterranean and Mexican cuisines. Definitely, Le Meritien Pyramids Hotel is the place that would
make your vacations in Egypt look like a dream.
Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids of Giza
Our tour packages to Egypt offer you the opportunity to enjoy the pyramids in an alternative way by attending one of the nightly Sound and
Light shows, presented in several different languages on the Giza plateau, around 30 minutes from Cairo. Music, lights and dramatic
storytelling bring the ancient Pyramids of Giza to life in this unique and memorable evening extravaganza. The mystical sphinx takes you on a
narrated journey under the stars through Egypt's amazing history and whilst you may not learn anything new if you have already visited the
pyramids during the day, you cannot help but be truly amazed by the dazzling light show and awe-inspiring backdrop of the illuminated sphinx
and pyramids. Using laser beams and light projections on the walls of the Mummification Temple, desert sands, pyramid walls and the Sphinx
itself, a condensed story of Egypt unfolds. The accompanying soundtrack complements the surroundings and the voice of the Sphinx is suitably
dramatic and mysterious. Definitely it is a magnificent show that takes your breath away and gives you an unforgettable experience.