Myth, enchantment and romance are in abundance throughout this land rich in culture and folklore. Think of a luxury Egypt holiday and you will understandably recall the iconic images of the great Pyramids, the Sphynx, ancient Luxor and the Nile, but this amazing region offers visitors so much more.
There are so many experiences to discover, from desert treks into the vast shimmering Sahara to beautiful beaches and great scuba diving in Sharm El Sheikh, and of course the lively city of Cairo with its culture and fantastic shopping.
Time Difference: GMT +2 hours
Flight duration: 4 hours 45 minutes to Cairo (direct)
British Airways and BMI fly direct from London Heathrow to Cairo. British Airways also flies direct from London Gatwick to Sharm El Sheikh.
British Airways Club World upgrades to Cairo start from £360 per person each way.
Couples and families, culture and historical sites - especially Cairo (the Pyramids and Sphinx), watersports and diving- particularly in Sharm El Sheik, The Red Sea, rich in minerals and a fantastic coral reef.
Throughout Egypt, days are commonly warm or hot and nights are cool. Egypt has only two seasons: a mild winter from November to April and a hot summer from May to October.