Egypt

Egypt Attractions

Valley of the Kings

4.5 star rating: Recommended 188 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The harsh, lunar landscape of the Valley of the Kings is the resting place of numerous New Kingdom pharaohs, whose remains were interred in tombs burrowed into rock. The 60-odd tombs which have ...  Read more

Temple of Karnak

4.5 star rating: Recommended 156 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The largest of Luxor’s temples, Karnak was one of the most sacred sites in ancient Egypt. It marked the ascendancy of Thebes (present day Luxor) as the capital of the New Kingdom, with ...  Read more

Philae Temple

4.5 star rating: Recommended 111 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Philae was a holy island in the Nile River where the ancient Egyptians built a temple to the goddess Isis. With the projects to dam the Nile - first with the Aswan Dam, then later in the 1960s with ...  Read more

St Catherine's Monastery

4.5 star rating: Recommended 22 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

This legendary Greek Orthodox St. Catherine Monastery is one of the oldest places of worship in the world. Founded in the 4th century, the monastery stands on the site where Moses saw the ...  Read more

St Simeon Monastery

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The fortress-like 7th century Monastery of St. Simeon was first dedicated to the 4th century local saint Abba Hedra, who renounced the world on his wedding day. It was rebuilt in the 10th century ...  Read more

Abu Simbel Temples

4.5 star rating: Recommended 211 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Often referred to as the Temples of Ramses II, these two enormous sandstone structures built in 1255 BC at Abu Simbel in southern Egypt are only half of UNESCO’s Nubian Monuments site. Along with the ...  Read more

Luxor Temple

4.5 star rating: Recommended 102 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The enormous Luxor Temple was one of the great constructions of the New Kingdom (dating from the 14th century BC) dedicated to the god Amun. It was known as the “Southern Sanctuary” and was the ...  Read more

Mount Sinai

4.5 star rating: Recommended 14 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

For many visitors to St. Catherine’s Monastery at the foot of Mount Sinai, the trek to the mountain's 2,285 meter (7,495 foot) summit is a highlight of their visit. There is a chapel at the top, ...  Read more

Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary)

4 star rating: Recommended 59 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Dedicated to the Virgin Mary, the Hanging Church, which is still in use, is called the Hanging or Suspended Church as it is built on top of the Water Gate of Roman Babylon. Steep stairs lead from the ...  Read more

Alabaster Mosque (Mohammad Ali Mosque)

4 star rating: Recommended 22 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The citadel of Saladin - and indeed, the Cairo skyline - is dominated by the Alabaster Mosque, or Mosque of Mohammed Ali. Modelled along classic Turkish lines, it took 18 years to build (1830 - ...  Read more

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