With an unsurpassed setting, smooth service and the undoubtedly fabulous history, I rate it this of my top historic stays around the world.
Egypt's archaeological heritage has been carted off to foreign shores for centuries. What remains is extraordinary, but will it last?
'I am going over old ground. Egypt, however, has some surprises in store for me.'
These luxury hotels are linked to momentous events in history, from the unearthing of Tutankhamun's tomb to the birth of the Arab Spring.
Visitors are flooding back to this crucible of civilisation whose ancient world is still a model for Western culture.
It is the perfect time to travel to Egypt due to the exceptionally good exchange rate and a lack of crowds.
A mysterious ancient cemetery in Egypt could contain more than a million mummified human remains, archaeologists have claimed.
Nothing prepares you for the size and greatness of this captivating place. Sites such as Luxor's Karnak temple; the sand-swept tombs of the Valley of the Dead; Abu Simbel or the Great Pyramids are awe-inspiring. But you can also dine like pharaohs on the banks of the magnificent Red Sea after a day's snorkelling on the blue hole; or investigate its history in the fascinating museums of Cairo.