Images of pyramids and the Sphinx are probably familiar to most travelers even if they haven't seen the real sights in Egypt. The massive city of Cairo is a mixture of ancient traditions and modern living. Luxor and Alexandria both offer numerous sights that recall the grandeur and sophistication of Egypt's history. And althought the pyramids are thronged with tourists, they are not to be missed.
Find more information about traveling to Egypt at Lonely Planet. Although no tourists have been targets of violence in several years, caution is recommended. Read the State Department's Egypt Consular Information Sheet for more details.