50 Years Since Hollywood’s Biggest Romance

Did you know that it’s almost 50 years since Hollywood’s steamiest couple, Liz Taylor and Richard Burton met on the film set of ‘Cleopatra’?

Here we have a  classic tour of Luxor Temple Egypt with Encounters Travel. It’s available from just £339 per person, during the anniversary of the film’s release in July and is perfect for both couples and singles looking to ‘lose their heart’ – to Egypt!

Luxor Temple Egypt
Luxor Temple Egypt

If there were a prize for old-school romance of big screen proportions, Liz Taylor and Richard Burton’s steamy love affair, which began on the set of Egyptian epic ‘Cleopatra’ has to win hands down. Their relationship had everything desire desires; anticipation, deceit and drama – and it was played out in front of the world when the film aired almost 50 years ago, on 31 July 1963. For those wanting to experience their own summer of love amid the Pyramids, Egypt is a fabulously exotic, scorching destination in which to set the scene.

What’s more, Egypt specialist Encounters Travel offer a choice of tours that are just perfect for couples wanting to share an adventure, and singles hoping to find their very own Mark Anthony! Encounters Travel offers a six-day group tour of Egypt from just £339 per person. Available for departure on 31 July, the price includes airport transfers from/to Cairo, varied accommodation in four-star hotels and on board a sleeper train on a mixed board basis, and the services of a fully qualified Egyptologist throughout. Flights excluded.

The perfect introduction to Egypt, the Pharaonic Encounters tour visits all the main sites including the Pyramids, the Sphinx, Luxor Temple, Karnak, the ancient city of Thebes and the Valley of the Kings.