LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Oct. 12, 2012) - Egypt has long had a thriving tourism industry, thanks both to its incredible historical sites and the reputation of its deluxe resorts. With Cosmos holidays, however, visitors to the 'gift of the Nile' have a whole lot more to enjoy on their trip besides pyramids and sand.
A local saying informs visitors that if they drink from the river Nile, they will be destined to return to Egypt, however a mere cruise up the world's second longest river is enough to encourage a second visit. Nile Cruises by Cosmos give holidaymakers a luxurious way of seeing the country from the deck of a five-star 'floating hotel', such as the MS Lady Carol, where everything from a relaxing swim in a pool to a delicious meal in a widely varied restaurant is all a few footsteps away.
With each day comes the option of disembarking and exploring the stop of the day, from the busy market streets of Aswan to the hugely popular temple complex of Karnak. Many visitors, however, find themselves relaxing on board in the hot sunshine, or taking a day to wander off the beaten track. With tours, excursions and even a hot air balloon ride lined-up each step along the way, a cruise along the Nile could be just the tonic for anyone looking for a winter getaway in the sun.
Those that would rather stay on-shore might love a beach holiday down by the Red Sea Coast at one of the many fantastic, highly-recommended resorts in destinations such as Hurghada or Makadi Bay, which Cosmos offer in their affordable package deals. The stunning turquoise waters of the Red Sea are the ideal place to try out scuba diving, with a remarkable multi-coloured world of tropical fish and coral reefs to explore just a short boat excursion off-shore.
At the northernmost tip of the Red Sea, Sharm el Sheikh is also a world-renowned hotspot for divers, both experienced and novice, but has an incredible amount on offer for anyone that wants to keep dry too. Whether it's quad-biking out in the desert, camel trekking or mounting an expedition to Mount Sinai, there are plenty of lively pursuits to occupy each day, with the shisha bars and restaurants of Naama Bay only a short journey away.
Whether it's a last-minute deal or winter break you're looking for, the excellent range of Egypt breaks offered by Cosmos is difficult to beat on price and value. Visit online to learn more about current offers and deals on the world's best holiday destinations.