Cosmos Holidays

June 05, 2012 04:00 ET

Discover The Ancient Beauty of Egypt

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - June 5, 2012) - No place on Earth has the magic, mystery and beauty of Egypt. From the stunning, colossal monuments of ancient civilisations to the heat, sight and light of the desert, holidays in Egypt never fail to astonish. Whether you'd like to experience the chaos of the bustling metropolis that is Cairo, drift down the Nile to marvel at the remains of the world's most sophisticated early civilisations, or simply walk from your air-conditioned room to take a dip in the shimmering Red Sea, holidays to Egypt from Cosmos offer something for everyone.


It doesn't take long to acclimatise to Cairo's wall of noise. From the snarl of traffic to the cry of market hawkers, you'll soon be drawn into the hypnotising charm of this pulsating metropolis. Wander down to Islamic Cairo and you'll experience a bygone medieval era. The city's main museum is packed with the priceless wealth of ancient Egypt's antiquities. However, the real beauty of Cairo lies somewhere in the quiet moments - sipping a shai tea or puffing on a sheesha, whilst watching the life of the city whirl past as it has done for centuries.

Giza and the Nile

Located just outside the outskirts of Cairo, on the esplanade known as the Giza Plateau, the Great Pyramid of Giza is the must-see Egyptian landmark. It is the only one of the seven wonders of the ancient world that is still standing today, and is truly an overwhelming sight. Nearby, you'll also find the Great Sphinx, and be able to experience a traditional camel ride. Exploring the Nile River by cruise boat is an essential experience for those travellers with a sense of adventure. Lasting around 3-5 days, a cruise allows Egypt's amazing history to unfold at a leisurely pace before your eyes.

Sharm El Sheikh

With sunshine and warm waters all year round, Sharm El Sheikh is the closest destination to Europe where you can soak up sun, dive in amazing corals reefs, and enjoy the sea any time you need a break from your hectic routine. Now is the perfect time to visit Egypt, as the temperatures are in the balmy mid 20's. If you are a fan of nightlife, you'll find plenty of bars, restaurants and nightclubs where you can dance the night away.

Operating for over 50 years, Cosmos Holidays is one of the oldest and best established brands in UK tour operating, and provides holidays to over 780,000 customers in 65 destinations annually. Visit now to book a holiday to Egypt from £387.

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