Steeped in history dating back 6,000 years, Egypt, or 'Mother of the World' as it is known, will transport you back to the time of the Pharaohs.
From the Sun Temples of Abu Simbel to
the towering pyramids, culture vultures will be in awe of the
legendary sights you can't afford to miss. This African country has
developed over recent years - it now has a more modern side,
appealing to those seeking relaxation and stunning beaches. Along
the Red Sea coast, clear waters, spectacular corals and an
abundance of marine life make this one of the world's best sites
for snorkelling and scuba diving.
Essential information about Egypt.
Flight time from the UK (London) Approximately
Entry details (for British nationals) A visa is
required for most Egypt trips - these can be obtained on arrival.
If you intend to leave and re-enter Egupt, you'll require a
multi-entry visa. Passports need at least 6 months validity from
your entry date. Evidence of a previous visit to Israel does not
normally cause difficulties when entering Egypt. However, if you
are concerned, contact the Egyptian consulate. Before you depart,
check the latest travel advice at www.fco.gov.uk.
Time difference GMT +2 hours.
Currency Egyptian pound, although Sterling and
American Dollars are widely accepted.
Public Holidays Ramadan 9 July - 7 Aug 2013.
Ramadan is the Holy Month when Muslims fast during daylight hours.
Restaurants may be closed during the day and alcohol restrictions
may apply at hotels.
Here to help
A local Signature representative will meet you at your arrival
airport and escort you to your pre-booked private transfer vehicle.
You will receive a welcome pack containing information about the
local area along with all contact details and a welcome meeting
will be arranged at your hotel. Should you need advice during your
stay you'll be provided with contact details for a
Good to know
During Ramadan (starting on 9 July 2013), a night-time festival
atmosphere prevails. Muslims fast, and some restaurants may be
closed during the day. Tipping is standard practice in Egypt,
so keep small notes for these purposes - try to tip anyone who
offers you assistance or service. Haggling in markets is a way of
life. It can be fun, too
Legendary sights You'll already know about the world-famous
pyramids and the Sphinx, and visiting these remarkable
constructions is without doubt a must. The Valley of the Kings
burial ground contains 63 tombs, while the High Dam in Aswan is
spectacular. The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities houses 12,000
artefacts, and you can see mummies here, as well as the contents of
Tutankhamun's tomb and his mask. Hidden gems There are many sights
you won't have heard of before holidaying in Egypt. But trust us,
once you've seen them, you'll never forget them. From the Red Sea
resorts, travel to Mount Sinai, which is home to the oldest
Christian Monastery still standing. Visit Denderah to see one of
the bestpreserved temple complexes in Egypt, as well as The Sun
Temple of Ramses at Abu Simbel. Visit the Temple of Philae - in
particular the sound and light show retelling the legend of Isis
time from the UK (London) Approximately 5 hours. EgyptAir
fly daily to Cairo from London Heathrow and have an extensive
domestic network of flights linking Cairo to Upper Egypt, as well
as, the Red Sea resorts. Arrival Airport Cairo International
Transfers take approximately 45 minutes to 1
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