Heliopolis Holidays

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Discover Heliopolis

Heliopolis is a suburb of the vast city of Cairo in Egypt. It is ideally located away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre and is a relaxing location with plenty of fun and entertainment at its doorstep. So for an all-round holiday complete with culture and recreational fun, head to Heliopolis. You won’t be disappointed.

Sightseeing in Heliopolis

A holiday to Heliopolis is the perfect setting for a sightseeing holiday to remember. Head to the Pyramids of Giza, the only one of the Seven Wonders of the World that remains completely intact, and marvel at the sheer size of this vast structure that was built in 2560 BC. Head to Memphis, one of the oldest cities in the world, visit the Hanging Church or Saqqara – the most ancient burial ground in Egypt and see the fantastic Pyramids Sound and Light Show. There is so much choice on a holiday in Heliopolis.

Explore Heliopolis

On a holiday in Heliopolis you are within easy reach of the vast city of Cairo where you will find a fantastic blend of old and new. Why not head to the Egyptian Museum and see the excellent collection of mummies and the famous treasures from Tutankhamun's tomb. For a taste of culture on your Heliopolis holiday, visit the Khan El-Khalili market and barter for a great bargain on gold, silver, glass and ceramics for that perfect gift to take home. For those of you on a family holiday, Heliopolis is close to the Dream Park and Magic Land theme parks – with plenty of rides and entertainment. The kids won’t want to leave.

Why not venture a little further out on your holiday to Heliopolis and visit Luxor to see the Karnak and Luxor Temples, the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens. Take a cruise down the Nile or a camel ride in the desert. Or you could try a hot-air balloon ride for a holiday that you won’t forget. If you prefer to remain a little closer to where you’re staying on your holiday, Heliopolis has a wonderful recreational park called Merryland, with dolphin shows, restaurants and a small amusement park.

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Important Information

Travel Information
Language: Arabic (French and English widely spoken)
Currency: Egyptian Pound (EGP)
Local time: GMT/BST +2 hours
Local airport: Cairo
Flight time: 5 hours 20 minutes

Shopping

Cairo has a pulsating shopping centre that thrives on a mix of traditional and modern crafts and culture. Weave your way through the souks and markets, bartering with locals and hunting out a bargain. For some great deals, be sure to head to El-Khalili Market, though don’t miss out the high-end stores either for the latest fashion.

Culture

In and around the centre of Cairo you will find traces of its religious past which make up an important part of its culture today; buildings like the Hanging Church, the oldest Christian church in Cairo, are worth a visit. Check out the museums too for a chance to learn more and escape the crowds.

Nightlife

Whether you seek to sample the local delicacies or find your favourite international cuisine, you are never far from a good restaurant in Cairo. As the night progresses, the bars and clubs come to life and give Cairo an infectious youth that delights the party animals and night owls.