Cruises are great, especially if you want to see several sights during one trip without having to spend a fortune on fuel or train tickets. One of the world’s most popular spots for cruises is the Red Sea in the Middle East. From here, you can see some of the most famous landmarks on the planet, but where are the best places to visit on a cruise in the Red Sea?
Not quite a landmark, but one of the most impressive parts of the Red Sea area. This long, sandy beach attracts millions of sun seeking tourists every year, while many visitors here also choose to go snorkelling and scuba diving too.
Within a stone’s throw of the Pyramids and the equally-famous Sphinx in Giza, this city has its charms, but its proximity to Cairo makes it an attractive destination for anyone going on a cruise. Giza has plenty to offer too, but from here, most of Egypt’s biggest attractions are easily accessible.
For anyone keen to learn about the rich history of Egypt, the city of Luxor is a great place to stop off during a cruise. From Port Safaga, tourists can travel roughly 45 minutes to Luxor and see for themselves various attractions including the much-heralded Tomb of Tutankhamun and Tomb of Ramesses VI, not to mention other artefacts from their eras.
Located in the heart of the country, this UNESCO World Heritage Site has to be seen to be believed. Some of the ancient city’s structures are carved delicately and intricately into the pink-tinted rocks, and are easily accessible from the Red Sea itself.
Another shimmering beach, this one doesn’t have the same reputation as Sharm-El-Sheikh. This makes it perfect for anyone who wants to spend a quiet day at the beach, and it’s perfect for anyone who likes to swim, snorkel, scuba dive or even go horse riding on the beach itself!
If you like the idea of visiting all of these places and more, then what’s stopping you? There are some great offers to visit the Red Sea in the cruise deals at virginholidayscruises.co.uk you could look at if you want to go there for less.
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