Egypt's Main Cities

Egypt's Main Cities

Learn all about Egypt's most important cities and the most popular centres for tourism. Cairo, Luxor and Aswan are three places that should undoubtedly be including on any trip to the country.



Cairo is the capital of Egypt and its most important city, and with almost 20 million inhabitants, it's also one of the world's largest cities.


Located at the first cataract of the Nile, 600 miles south of Cairo, Aswan is the southernmost city in Egypt and was the frontier of the ancient city.


Known as the world's greatest open-air musuem, Luxor is home to some of Egypt's most famous temples, tombs and monuments.


Founded by Alexander the Great in 332 BCE, Alexandria was an Egyptian capital for over 1000 years and is to this day an important economic centre.

Sharm El Sheikh

Located on the coast of the Red Sea, Sharm El Sheikh is a popular tourist destination with beautiful beaches, crystal-clear sea and luxury hotels.


One of Egypt's most popular tourist destinations, Hurghada has beautiful beaches and perfect crystal-clear waters for diving and snorkelling.

English language guided tour

To make the most of your travels in these incredible cities, book trips and activities with an English-speaking guide.