Magnificent monuments, surrounded by the golden sands of the desert, contrast with the lush delta and the mighty River Nile. Egypt family holidays are tomb-exploring and river-cruising, beach-bathing and Red-Sea-diving - there’s a little something for everyone. With many lovely resorts ready to welcome you with open arms, there are daily boat trips for those keen to practise their snorkelling, while the others can just soak up the sunshine and relax on the beach. Take the little ones to the legendary pyramids of Giza, and the awe-inspiring temples at Luxor, for one of the best history lessons they will ever have.
Float serenely down the Nile, on a cruise to discover a different view of Egypt - it’s the best way to see the spectacular desert, irrigated along its verdant banks, and the stunning paintings in underground tombs in the Valley of the Kings. Add Coptic churches and mosques, and fragrant, bustling souqs, and this is one holiday they’re never going to forget.
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What you can find on Egypt family holidays that you won't find anywhere else?
?For winter sun, warm sea and the best diving within easy reach of Europe, Egypt's Red Sea coast is the place to go, with excellent, family-friendly resorts and top class facilities. On the way to or from the Red Sea, stop off in Cairo to visit the nearby pyramids and the Sphinx at Giza. To eyes young or old, the Great Pyramid - the sole survivor of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World - is an awesome sight. It contains over two million blocks of stone, took 20,000 workers 20 years to build and was the tallest building in the world for more than 4,000 years.
Once you've stood and gawped at the Great Pyramid and its extraordinary feat of engineering, take a relaxing boat trip down the Nile in a private felucca (traditional wooden sailing boat) or the wonderful SS Sudan - an original and extremely comfortable steamer - or relax at our recommended hotel in the shadow of the pyramids, where facilities include a large pool, tennis courts, horse riding and an 18-hole golf course.
Once on the Red Sea, our recommended hotels have professional, in-house dive centres that are the perfect environment for learning to dive. Once qualified, the beautiful underwater world can be explored at dozens of dive sites, including numerous shipwrecks and the colourful reefs of the Ras Mohammed National Marine Park.
Here your urchins can come face-to-face with their marine equivalents and other spectacular sea life such as parrotfish, lionfish and turtles. For children too young to dive, there is still great snorkelling and all kinds of other activities on land and sea. There are excellent kids clubs, tennis courts and private sandy beaches with a variety of watersports on offer. Original Travel can also organise excursions such as boat trips or camel rides in the desert. For parents, there are spa treatments and excellent restaurants to enjoy.
This makes Egypt the perfect place to holiday with your children, especially as they say that in the eyes of a child there are not seven wonders of the world but seven million, and Egypt should prove suitably wonderful for your youngsters.
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