A holiday to Egypt is a journey into a land of myth, mysticism and age-old civilisation. Perched just across the Mediterranean Sea, this North African country has drawn adventurers to its shores for millennia. From the Ancient Greeks right up through to 19th century Egyptologists and modern day sun-seeking explorers, Egypt has an enduring ability to capture the imagination.
Encompassing a whopping 1,010,408 square kilometres within borders shared with Libya, Sudan, the Gaza Strip and Israel, Egypt has a lot to work with. Just outside of bustling Cairo on the Nile's western banks - where the sun sets - lie the 4,500 year-old Pyramids of Giza, the country's star attraction. Over on the east bank, monumental Luxor is just waiting to be discovered. Renowned for their crystal clear waters and recognised world-wide for their unparalleled diving credentials, the sublime sands of the Red Sea's resorts offer year-round warmth. For an utterly unique experience, you can follow in the footsteps of traditional Bedouin caravans with an expedition into the vast and daunting Sahara. Whether you're after an adventure into an ancient past or simply a warm spot on an exotic shore, Egypt is a choice that stands the test of time.