Egypt is a country with a rich history and a colourful present. This is a land that everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime - fortunately it's never been so accessible.
The country seems to have followed in the footsteps of Tunisia and Morocco in becoming a very popular location for package holidays. Many opt to come to Egypt for the wonderful beach resorts and the glorious hot weather.
In some senses, it must be said that those who visit the country purely to spend time on the beach are missing out. There are plenty of holiday resorts around the world that are great if you simply want to get a tan and have a dip in the sea.
To visit Egypt solely for such a purpose seems to be missing the point - there is much more to this country than modern hotels, sandy beaches and sunshine.
The great history of the Egyptians is well documented and it would seem to be a shame to visit the country and not take the time to seek out the great historic sights and monuments.
There may well be great beaches in plenty of locations around the world but Egypt is the only country that can boast the Pyramids, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It is sites such as this that are part of the real Egypt.
If you're interested in making the most of your time in Egypt then it is undoubtedly worth travelling as part of a guided tour. These often combine local knowledge with an English-speaking guide who can lead your way.
Many escorted touring holidays of Egypt will allow you to take in all of the major sights. Cairo, Luxor, the Red Sea and a cruise down the famous River Nile should all form part of any such experience.
Egypt is about much more than modern holiday resorts - make sure that you make the most of your visit. To find out more about Egypt tours and Nile River Cruises check out www.journeytoegypt.com