Egypt vacations – The Top Attractions in Egypt To Include on Your Tour

Egypt Tour

The exciting country of Egypt is a wonderful place to explore on a guided holiday tour. The nation boasts a staggering number of historical landmarks, exciting attractions and beautiful scenery thanks to the Nile River, the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. Whether you want to explore top historical and archeological sites or relax on warm sandy beaches, Egypt is the perfect place for a holiday. Read on to learn more about the top attractions to include on your Egyptian tours.

Pyramids of Giza:

This is undoubtedly the top tourism attraction in all of Egypt. Millions of visitors from around the world tour this site each year. Located just outside of the capital city of Cairo, Giza is a truly unforgettable experience for visitors. A guided tour of the Giza Plateau will allow you to explore places like the Great Pyramid of Khufu which was one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World, the slightly smaller Pyramid of Khafre, the Sphinx, the nearby Temple of the Sphinx and even the Solar Barque Museum. Many tours include rides on the back of a horse or camel around these incredible monuments.

Valley of the Kings:

The archeological site known as the Valley of the Kings is situated just a few miles outside of Luxor on the West Bank of the Nile. It is an incredible and vast location that was the burial place of many ancient Egyptian pharaohs. The most famous of the burial sites is the Tomb of Tutankhamun. The mummy itself is visible as well as the luxury items given to the pharaoh to be buried with. Tours will guide you through the various tombs and explain the history of each as well as giving visitors information about the significance of each pharaoh.

Alexandria:

Although Cairo may be the capital city of Egypt, Alexandria also offers some spectacular attractions. Alexandria’s location on the Mediterranean Sea makes it a cosmopolitan city with a lot in common with some European capitals. Tours include sites like the Citadel of Qaitbay, the elaborate Montazah Palace, the ancient Pompey’s Pillar and the impressive Alexandria National Museum.

Abu Simbel:

These 13th century BC attractions are among the most fascinating in all of Egypt. The Great Temple of Ramses I and the Temple of Hathor were both carved from the earth in the side of a giant mountain. Inside and outside of each temple are impressive stone carvings from the ancient periods. What makes Abu Simbel so incredible is that the entire structure was relocated in the 1960s. As Lake Nassar rose during that time, the temples were threatened. UNESCO sponsored the incredibly expensive relocation of both temples in order to preserve one of Egypt’s most historically significant attractions.

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