Egypt Tour Sights

Egypt is not only home to the ancient Pharaohs, but it is also a dazzling sight for tombs, temples, historic treasures, large desert tracts, Nile River, the beach, etc. It is a perfect mix of culture, adventure, and knowledge of the ancient days.  The adventure in Egypt never comes to an end; probably because it is the oldest tourist destination in the world.

  • Pyramids of GizaEgypt Tour Sights

These three structures are the only surviving seven wonders of the world. They were built for powerful kings and queens in ancient Egypt as tombs. To date, about 138 pyramids have been discovered in Egypt. They contain a maze of pathways designed solely for the protection of the mummies and treasures for the afterlife. The Sphinx, a stone carving of a lion with a human head, rests near the Giza pyramids to protect them. Till now, archaeologists are still trying to wrap their heads around how these were built. This is the highlight of any trip to Egypt and should not be missed.

  • Aswan

This peaceful town is along the Nile. The atmosphere is cool and relaxing which is perfect for those who want some alone time. You can stroll through the beautiful Nubian villages in the Elephantine Island, ride a camel to the desert monastery, visit the riverboat restaurants, etc. There are also other historic sites in the area begging to be seen.

  • Alexandria

This modern city has a rich historical background with a tranquil atmosphere. Its founder was Alexander the Great and it was home to Cleopatra. It sits on Egypt’s north coast with the Mediterranean Sea looming at it. The historic remnants that remain from this city’s past are mostly buried in song and books. However, its former glory is still imminent making it a popular destination for travelers. Part of this reason is the lighthouse, which was once among the seven wonders of the world, although not as visible today. The Alexandria museum will help you understand the history of this great city. The seaside city is great for trying out new cafes, shopping, and walking along the seashore.

  • Valley of the Kings

It is a burial site for 62 ancient pharaohs, located near Luxor, behind the Theban Hills. Popular burial sites in the area are tombs of Tutankhamen, Amenhetep, and Ramses. Local guides can explain more on the history of the area along with the mysterious curses and legends regarding early grave robbers.

  • Islamic Cairo

The narrow lanes of this district are laden with mosques, madrassas, and monuments from days of old. The place hosts old Islamic empires with spectacular architecture. Visit the mosques and climb the rooftop of the medieval gates for a fantastic view of the district. It is a religious site greatly valued by the Muslim community.

  • Catherine Monastery

Believed to be one of the oldest monasteries in the world, this stands at the foot of Mount Sinai. It is of great religious significance to the Christian community as this is where Moses is said to have received the Ten Commandments from God. Manuscripts, art and other collections are found in this monastery. It is also home to the burning bush. The hike up Mount Sinai to see the sunrise or the sunset is also worth it. You can climb the Mountain using the camel path or the popular steps of repentance.

 

Rhine Valley Tour

The Rhine is not only one of the most important waterways, but also one of the most captivating rivers in all of Europe. It flows for 1320 kilometers winding its way from Switzerland, Netherlands and finally to the North Sea. A favorite tourist attraction site is the German Rhine Valley section. Along the valley, the scenic beauty comprises of the historic towns and the several castles which have been an inspiration for artists, composers, and authors. The Rhine Valley has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Some of the sites you will experience include;

  • The Palatinate ForestRhine Valley

This one of the largest forests in Germany found on the Upper Rhine. Its highest peaks boast of ruins of old castles. The area has excellent trails which make biking and hiking an everyday activity in the area.

  • Spa Town: Wiesbaden

As its name suggests, this town is a hub for spas, saunas, and thermal baths since time immemorial. It is a beautiful city famously known for its thermal springs with magnificent buildings.

  • Boppard’s Roman Legacy

Boppard is a small town that dates back to 2000 years ago. It is of great significance to the Romans as evidenced by the fortress they set up to guard the river. Other Roman fortifications can be seen in the Roman Camp, considered in Europe one of the best kept late-antiquity fortresses. An old wall, nine meters high, and 28 semi-circular towers are the remains found in this 4th-century site.

Ritter-Schwalbach-Haus, from the 15-century, is another old building to visit. It was a home to the members of the town’s aristocracy. You can also visit the site’s first Christian church which now has Romanesque St. Severus Church in its place.

  • Braubach and Marksburg Castle

The picturesque town of Braubach sits in the section that forms the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage. There are several beautiful towns with crooked streets and old timbered buildings which are exciting to explore. The Schloss Marksburg castle sits atop a hill at the town’s center dating back to 1117. In the Rhine Valley, it is the only hill top castle that has stayed put. The castle and the grounds can take hours to explore. If you prefer, you can have a guided tour.

  • Koblenz

You will find this town at the intersection of the Rhine and River Mosel. Previously, the Electors of Trier called this beautiful location home. This city is well known for its numerous historic sites such as St. Castor’s Church, Neoclassical Koblenz, Ehrenbreitstein, among others. The Deutsches Eck or the German corner is the point where Rhine and River Mosel make a spectacular and famous site. There exists another area known as Deutschherrenhaus. These are castle remains formed from the Teutonic Order. This place hosts several evening music concerts, especially during the summer.

There are several more beckoning sites to see in the Rhine Valley if you are in no hurry. Historical sites, great cities, exquisite cuisines, medieval castles, and a lot more.