Get Inspired / Middle East / Egypt Egypt Highlights Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Middle East / Egypt Egypt Highlights story by: Inspire Middle East & North Africa Highlights Egyptian Museum Located in Cairo and home to more than 120,000 artefacts spanning through Egyptian history, be amazed by this assemblage of antiquities. Representing the world’s largest collection of its kind, find a glittering array of gold, gems and lavishly decorated furniture. Be sure to visit the famous Tutankhamun galleries and the Royal Mummy Room. Khan El Kalili Bazaar Explore this extraordinary Cairo bazaar with its gold and silversmiths, clothmakers, metalworkers and woodworkers. Bargain hard! Be sure to enjoy a tea or coffee at Café Fishawi – famed to be the oldest continuous running restaurant on Earth, but also the place where Naguib Mahfouz wrote his wonderful novels based in and around this part of Cairo. Alexandria Named after Alexander the Great, this picturesque city has a French colonial atmosphere, with cute patisseries, grand squares and art deco architecture yet with a relaxed Greek influence. Crowded sandy beaches can be found in the summer months, as the city sits nestled next to the Mediterranean. Abu Simbel Carved out of sandstone cliffs high above the Nile, the two temples of Abu Simbel are one of the most famous ancient sites in Egypt. The most famous of the two are the four colossal statues of Ramses II, standing 20 metres high, flanking the entrance. Sinai Peninsula & The Red Sea Offering white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters perfect for snorkelling, both Sharm el Sheikh and Dahab are well worth visits on the peninsula. The Red Sea justly deserves a mention for its worldwide reputation for underwater adventure as it’s teeming with colourful marine life and coral reefs. Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Know before you go: Holiday planning for parents Read more Add or remove from Wishlist The 6 best stopover destinations en route to Europe Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.