Classic Holidays Classic Holidays

Our dedication to respectability, openness, honesty and our focus on customer service mean that we will furnish you with all of the information that you need to ensure that you enjoy a luxury holiday at the lowest possible price. All of our agents are highly experienced, and undergo rigorous training programmes to ensure that every last detail suits your needs. You can be safe in the knowledge that your holiday will be perfect.

All articles by Classic Holidays

 

Delve into the riches of the Nile

Are you heading off on a Nile cruise? There may be something to make your holiday even more spectacular: learning about the rich and varied history of the very river you travel upon during your journey. Here are some of the best and most unusual facts about the Nile river so that you can appreciate...
Continue reading...

 

Important packing tips for a Nile cruise

Egypt is not only known for its rich history but also its beautiful attractions. From the Egyptian pyramids to the temples, tombs, and mummies, you will be able to relish Egyptian culture on a River Nile cruise. To make the most of your trip, here are some items you must pack when visiting Egypt. Sun...
Continue reading...

 

Amazing facts about ancient Egypt

Egypt is known to be one of the most extraordinary places in the globe, due to its unique culture and history. You may be well aware of the pyramids of Gaza and the temples, but that is just a fraction of Egypt’s history. There are still a few exciting gems hidden within this country. If...
Continue reading...

 

Why visit the Coloured Canyon?

When you stay in a luxury resort in Sharm El Sheikh, then there are many things to fill up your time. You’ll want plenty of opportunities to relax by the pool, for a start. But it’s worth exploring a little further afield. The Coloured Canyon is one visitor attraction that you’ll want to add to...
Continue reading...

 

Relax at Sharm El Sheikh

Many decades ago, Sharm El Sheikh was nothing more than a fishing community, but now it has redefined itself as one of Egypt’s most popular beach resorts. With it being hot in the summer and warm in winter, it’s no wonder that tourists come here all year round. Here is a mix of relaxing things...
Continue reading...

 

Hurghada’s nightlife

While Hurghada is known for its snorkelling and natural beauty, it has quite an exceptional nightlife too. There are a great number of clubs and bars in Hurghada that have the most hypnotic atmosphere and wonderful drinks. If you aren’t into clubbing while on holiday, don’t worry as there are other incredible things to do...
Continue reading...

 

Historic monuments in Cairo

When people think of Egyptian monuments, the Pyramids of Giza often come to mind, yet there are many monuments within the city itself which are worth exploring. Here’s a list of remarkable monuments to see before venturing further afield. Coptic Cairo Coptic Cairo refers to the twisty lanes which are filled with churches, mosques and...
Continue reading...

 

Top things to see and do in El Gouna

El Gouna is a modern resort town which offers its holiday guests plenty of thrilling things to experience. Here are the top things to do while in El Gouna. Kitesurfing El Gouna offers excellent kitesurfing conditions, to such an extent that global kiting competitions have been held in this beautiful resort. Due to El Gouna’s...
Continue reading...

 

Must-see temples while on a Nile cruise

A 7-night Nile cruise is one of the most relaxing ways to travel ancient Egypt and marvel at its rich history, religion and architecture. Egypt’s temples are often overlooked, despite being fascinating spectacles that are a must-see. Below is a list of some of the magnificent temples that will leave you in awe while on...
Continue reading...

 

The stunning attractions of Sharm El Sheikh

Whether you’re visiting Sharm El Sheikh for its underwater wonders or the sandy beaches, it’s the ideal holiday location for those who wish to escape their daily routine and explore what Egypt has to offer. Here are some attractions you don’t want to miss. Jolanda Reef Dive Site The Jolanda Reef rests inside the Ras...
Continue reading...

 

Cruising the Nile: Common packing mistakes to avoid

Egypt is a stunning country and a Nile cruise is the perfect way to see all it has to offer. Not only will this allow you to take in the splendour of the Nile itself but also stop off at some fabulous locations along the way. If this is your first trip though, you may...
Continue reading...

 

The luxurious attractions of Luxor

Situated on the beautiful east bank of the Nile River, Luxor is fast becoming one of the classic holiday destinations in Egypt. If you’re planning to go on a Nile cruise holiday, be sure to stop off at Luxor; it’s abundant with wonderful tourist spots and rare treasures. Here are a few:   Luxor Temple...
Continue reading...

 

The Top Attractions of Hurghada

Hurghada has become one of Egypt’s most popular beach getaways. The colourful Red Sea which meets the city is home to stunning coral and unique fish life that has brought Hurghada worldwide attention. This once tiny fishing village has sprouted into a city directly catered to tourism. Here are the top things to do in...
Continue reading...

 

Amazing facts about the River Nile

Egypt is a country blessed with many holiday destinations and tourist attractions. If you were thinking of taking a trip down to the beautiful land of Egypt, then a Nile cruise would be a great choice. Among the famous sites to see include Luxor, Aswan, the Temple of Kom Ombo and The Temple of Horus...
Continue reading...

 

Cairo By Night

In daylight, it is easy to see how Cairo lives up to its Arabic meaning of ‘the triumphant’ or ‘the victorious’, with monuments such as the mosque-madrassa of Sultan Hassan and Cairo Tower. However, people fail to realise that Cairo is also beautiful at night and with lower temperatures, perhaps more enjoyable. Islamic Cairo Night...
Continue reading...

 

Make Memories in Makadi Bay

A visit to Makadi Bay is the icing on the cake of any Nile cruise and stay holiday. This stunning resort ticks all the boxes – including a beautiful expanse of white sandy beach, crystal clear seas perfect for snorkelling and of course the astonishing expanse of desert to explore. Any keen golfers in your...
Continue reading...

 

Five must-try foods in Egypt

The pyramids and pharaohs may grab all the headlines, but Egypt’s food deserves some time in the spotlight. Whether you are cruising gently down the Nile, or walking around the bazaars on a tailor-made trip to Cairo or Luxor, Egyptian food is a treat not to be missed. Here are five must-try dishes. Falafel, or...
Continue reading...

 

Intriguing facts about Luxor’s stunning Temple

If you are thinking of taking a Nile cruise around Egypt, then exotic Luxor may be somewhere you plan to visit. This ancient city is certainly worth a look for all the attractions and sights it has to offer. One of the most awe-inspiring is the beautiful Luxor Temple. A huge complex, construction began somewhere...
Continue reading...

 

Four films that utilised Egypt’s glorious surroundings

Egypt has the perfect backdrop for a film. Lush vegetation and desert, the splendour of the River Nile and the ancient awe-inspiring monuments. Ironically, many films set in Egypt were not filmed there, but in other countries. However, here are four films that used this stunning location. Why not sit back and enjoy them as...
Continue reading...

 

Top 3 things to do in El Gouna

One of the classic holidays that many people will choose is a stunning Nile cruise. This world-famous river in Egypt just has an allure and magic that is hard to beat. From its central place in Egypt’s rich history to its appearance in many films and TV shows, the Nile is a true wonder of...
Continue reading...

 

Sharm El Sheikh: more than just a beach holiday

What better way to end your Nile river cruise than 3 to 5 nights relaxing and enjoying the delights of Sharm El Sheikh? Famed worldwide for its amazing diving opportunities and expansive white beaches, this resort has so much to offer the discerning traveller. This beautiful city and resort is somewhere to definitely add to...
Continue reading...

 

Why Hurghada is a city of culture

Egypt has had a colourful history and varied press about its safety concerns. The reality is that Egypt is a warm and safe place in many areas. For example, Tahrir Square: the site of much of its colourful history and which only covers a small part of Cairo. An impressive city with a total population...
Continue reading...

 

Why you should add a Cairo stay to your Nile cruise holiday

Our Nile cruise holidays can be customised to suit your dream itinerary, and many of our customers choose to add a few nights in Egypt’s capital city, Cairo. Here are a few things to see while you’re there: Giza Pyramids Of course, you have heard of the famous Giza Pyramids and Sphinx. They’re an absolute...
Continue reading...

 

Best places to eat in Luxor

You might not have booked an Egyptian Nile cruise especially for the food, but if you are lucky to incorporate the ancient city of Luxor into your itinerary, you won’t be short of places to eat. In this blog, we take a look at some top Luxor eateries to look out for on a Luxor...
Continue reading...

 

The best things to buy in Egypt

Egypt is a majestic, beautiful country with a long, rich history. A place of mystery, intrigue and diversity, it is a fantastic holiday destination. When on a Nile river cruise, you will see the very best locations that Egypt has to offer. But deciding what to buy on your holiday could be daunting, with so...
Continue reading...

 

What to pack for a cruise on the River Nile

When planning for an exciting holiday, it is sometimes so easy to get caught up in thinking about sightseeing and new experiences that the more practical aspects of holiday planning get put to one side. In this blog post, we’ll aim to make packing for your River Nile cruise experience a little easier, with a...
Continue reading...

 

A literary adventure on the River Nile

The romance and splendour of a River Nile cruise naturally lends itself to literary depiction. One of the most iconic novels to feature a Nile cruise is Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile, a classic detective mystery from the master of the genre. On holiday in Egypt, the brilliant detective Hercule Poirot finds himself embroiled...
Continue reading...

 

Enjoying the greenery of Cairo’s Al-Azhar Park

Visiting Cairo means stepping into an authentic world of intrigue, mystery and adventure. But while travelling as part of a Nile cruise is the perfect way to enjoy your stay, sometimes you just want time to soak in the beauty of nature as part of your trip. Luckily, Al-Azhar Park has you more than covered....
Continue reading...

 

Amazing excursions on our Nile river cruise

See Egypt as the Gods intended, from its lifeblood that is the Nile. Our 7 night Nile river cruise takes you on a journey you will never forget, at a pace that allows you to admire the breath-taking scenery without missing a beat. Many of our excursions are included in the cost of your trip,...
Continue reading...

 

Reasons to look forward to Luxor

The ancient city of Luxor is a popular stop over on many Nile cruises. In this blog, we highlight some reasons you should make sure your itinerary includes this fascinating destination. The pharaoh’s capital During their height of power, between the 16th century and 11th century B.C., Luxor was the power hub of the ancient...
Continue reading...

 

Why A Nile Cruise Is The Perfect Late Winter Getaway

We’re finally out of January, and it seems as though longer days and warmer evenings will soon be within our grasp. But we’re not there yet, so if you’re thinking of getting some late winter sun, a Nile cruise is the perfect way to do so, without breaking the bank. Nile cruise holidays are an...
Continue reading...

 

The Nile uncovered – journey to Ancient Egypt

Laying eyes on the vivid and exotic scenery that peppers the Nile shoreline is perhaps as magical as the Ancient Gods and mythical stories you’ll uncover as you embark on your Nile cruise. Traversing this picturesque body of water, that has acted historically as Egypt’s permanent lifeline, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you’ll never forget and...
Continue reading...

 

Perfect Souvenirs From Your Nile Cruise Holidays

Undoubtedly, your Egypt cruise will be an epic getaway that you will remember for a lifetime; an authentic Egyptian souvenir will consolidate your memories and be treasured forever. Whether the keepsake is for you or for your loved ones back at home, this list will breakdown the top five souvenirs to bring back from your...
Continue reading...

 

Giza Pyramid Visit During Your Nile Cruise Holiday

Visits to Egypt and Nile River cruises can be a relaxing and cultural experience at the same time. If you’re flying into Cairo for a hotel-cruise holiday, you’ll possibly be heading out to the ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis and to Saggara to discover the Step Pyramid and Giza prior to joining your cruise liner....
Continue reading...

 

Top 5 things to do on your river Nile cruise

Try something different this year and embark on a luxurious river Nile cruise. Wind your way through the waters of Egypt, taking in the beautiful landscape and iconic monuments on your journey. An Egyptian holiday will surprise you as there is something for everyone to enjoy. Here is a list of the top five things...
Continue reading...

 

Following In The Footsteps Of Early Victorian Tourists

Embarking on a Nile cruise means travelling down a historic river in the ultimate luxury and style. It also means following in the footsteps of the early Victorian tourists who flocked to Egypt to marvel at the ancient wonders. It was Thomas Cook who first brought British travellers to the Nile on an organised tour....
Continue reading...

 

Why Egypt Should Be Your Next Holiday Destination

Egypt can often be overlooked as a tourist destination, however, this iconic and ancient country should be at the top of your list for holiday destinations, as its diversity means there’s something on offer for everyone. Architecture, history, even adrenaline sports are just some of the wonderful reasons to visit Egypt. If that’s still not...
Continue reading...

 

More Than Just Pyramids: Nile River Cruise Surprises

While most people associate a trip to Egypt with taking in the sights of the Sphinx and the pyramids, there’s a lot more history to the country than you might initially think. While the pyramids are breathtakingly impressive – they are, after all, one of the wonders of the world – there are plenty of...
Continue reading...

 

What To Expect Onboard Your Nile Cruise

You’re going to spend quite a bit of time aboard your chosen boat when you embark on a Nile cruise. So let us introduce you to the 5 star MS Royal Esadora on which many of our trippers have spent their happy holidays. Built in 2006, the MS Royal Esadora has been extensively renovated in...
Continue reading...

 

Top 5 drinks to try on your Nile river cruise

You’ve booked the tickets, the itinerary is settled, and now you’re finally sitting in the airport lounge browsing last minute guides to Nile river cruises. You’ve read every suggested list of what to see, what to watch, what to eat, but… hang on a second, what about what to drink? Here’s your recommendation for the...
Continue reading...

 

Bespoke Nile Cruises – What Do You Need to Know?

At Classic Holidays, we specialise in tailor-made Nile cruise holidays for our customers. Seeing one of the world’s oldest civilisations by boat is a truly memorable experience and makes for a classic holiday. There are, however, some important things to know before booking your idyllic River Nile cruise which we’ve outlined below. We work with...
Continue reading...

 

Five of the best attractions in Makadi Bay

Just a few miles from the bustle of Hurghada lies one of the Red Sea’s most secluded and beautiful resorts. Makadi Bay is located perfectly between stunning desert mountains and glistening azure waters, and has been purpose-built for those seeking sun on its white sand beaches. We’ve listed the top five things to experience in...
Continue reading...

 

What to do while you are in Luxor if you love history

One of the best things about enjoying a Nile cruise is that you get to visit a lot of different places in Egypt. You get to see a lot of what the country has to offer and take in the delights of each region, whilst also enjoying the beauty of this world-famous river. Many of...
Continue reading...

 

Hidden gems to visit in Egypt

For those who have never travelled to Egypt, a trip to this magical and historical country is often filled with excitement at seeing attractions like the pyramids and the country’s capital Cairo, to name a couple. However, Egypt is home to so many more wonders than you can count, and perhaps one of the best...
Continue reading...

 

Quick fire guide to top Cairo restaurants

If you are visiting Cairo for a few days as part of your Nile cruise, there are a plethora of dining options available to you. In this blog, we take a look at some eateries which are certainly worth checking out in the Egyptian capital: Zitouni If you have worked up an appetite during your...
Continue reading...

 

Why Choose A Cruise Over a Traditional Holiday?

Cruising is fast becoming one of the more popular ways to travel and see the world, and for good reason. Unparalleled freedom, luxury and the sheer value for money in terms of what you can see and do on a cruising holiday are 3 of the primary reasons that people are setting sail over staying...
Continue reading...

 

Celebrate Christmas with a Nile River Cruise – Classic Holidays Blog

Christmas is now just a couple of months away which is a terrifying prospect, isn’t it? Think about it. Would you like to spend another year doing the same old Christmas things or would you like to experience something truly amazing over the festive period? If you’re inclined towards the latter then a Christmas Nile...
Continue reading...

 

4 must-do activities in Sharm El Sheikh

Egypt has long played a key role in shaping our culture today. From ancient hieroglyphics to Tutankhamun and mummies, Egypt has contributed hugely to our lives and today’s modern forms of communication. It’s believed hieroglyphics are one of the first forms of communication. Egypt is full of ancient history and beautiful sunshine, making it one...
Continue reading...

 

3 must visit locations in Cairo for history lovers

Egypt’s capital has quickly become a tourist haven in recent years. Cairo is an ever popular location due to its beautiful architecture, good weather and culture. Built in 939 AD, modern day Cairo has been a designated UNESCO World Heritage site since 1979. One of the biggest draws of Cairo for many people is its...
Continue reading...

 

5 foods you must try on your Nile cruise

They say if you really want to experience the culture of a country you need to experience its cuisine. Egyptian food may not have the international reputation of French or Italian cuisine, but it has a lightness and simplicity that makes its greatest dishes well worth seeking out on your next Nile cruise. Ful and...
Continue reading...