Egypt
Egypt

Holidays to Egypt are very popular with families and couples.
Average Flight Time:
5 hours
Time Difference:
2 hours
Average Temp:
28°C
Currency:
EGP

With a captivating mixture of unique historical sites, natural beauty and beach resorts, it’s easy to understand why a holiday in Egypt is fast becoming a popular choice with British holidaymakers. Egypt's desert climate makes it the perfect destination for year round sunshine, especially in the winter. Holidays in Egypt offer something for every kind of holidaymaker: couples, culture vultures, families, honeymooners and adrenalin junkies. Cairo and Luxor are packed full of fascinating sites and museums, while the Red Sea coast offers outstanding diving and brilliant beach resorts. For an unforgettable experience, take a cruise on the Red Sea or the River Nile. All-inclusive holidays in Egypt are excellent for money, especially in beach resorts like Sharm el Sheikh and Hurghada. Visit Egypt and discover what makes it so popular - and with flights to Egypt taking just over 5 hours from most UK departure airports, this exotic country is closer than you think.

We have a great selection of Egypt holidays to choose from

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Below is a selection of our top hotels in Egypt
Royal Albatros Moderna
Royal Albatros Moderna
The 5 star Royal Albatros Moderna makes the most of its beachfront spot on Naqh Bay. From the moment you step into the opulent entrance hall, you can't fail to be impressed by this stylish and modern hotel.
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Sultan Gardens Resort
Sultan Gardens Resort
The award winning 5 Star Sultan Gardens Resort is located right on the beach, in the Sharks Bay area of Red Sea resort of Sharm el Sheikh, The hotel looks out onto the spectacular coral reefs of the Red Sea and offers stunning views across both Sharks Bay and Tiran Island.
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Stella Di Mare Beach Hotel & Spa
Stella Di Mare Beach Hotel & Spa
Set on a headland to the south of Naama Bay, the 5 star Stella di Mare Beach Hotel & Spa is one of the places to stay on the Red Sea. Opened in 2009, this elegant hotel boasts a tranquil setting with great views and an enviable range of facilities.
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Sharm Grand Plaza Resort
Sharm Grand Plaza Resort
There is plenty to write home about at the 5 star Sharm Grand Plaza. Firstly, there is its private beachfront location on the golden sands of Nabq Bay. Secondly, there is the swimming scene. With no less than five outdoor swimming pools to choose from, you will be spoilt for choice where to spend a day in the sunshine.
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Viva Sharm Hotel
Viva Sharm Hotel
The Red Sea resort of Sharm el Sheikh is the setting for the 3 star Viva Sharm Hotel. This whitewashed hotel is made up of low level Egyptian style buildings, with a stylish pool area as its centrepiece.
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Jan
18°C
Feb
19°C
Mar
21°C
Apr
25°C
May
29°C
Jun
32°C
Jul
33°C
Aug
33°C
Sep
31°C
Oct
27°C
Nov
23°C
Dec
19°C
Egypt's desert climate makes it a popular year-round choice for sun seekers. Temperatures peak well above the thirties in summer and in the mid twenties in winter. There's hardly ever rain, but the temperature does tend to drop in the evenings. The best time to visit most sights, including the pyramids and the Valley of the Kings, is from February to April and October to November. During these months, the heat reminds you that it's the ‘Land of the Sun', but not too hot to be enjoyable.
Things to see & do

Egypt's Red Sea coast has some of the best beaches in the world, meaning there are plenty of water sports and boat trips on offer. Don't miss a chance to snorkel on the stunning coral reefs, or enrol at a PADI school and learn to dive. Active visitors can enjoy desert quad biking, horse riding, golf, and hiking. Many hotels have their own onsite water parks popular with families and younger guests. Haggle for bargains in the colourful bazaars, or pick up bargains in souvenir shops. No Egypt holiday would be complete without seeing the Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza and it is possible to take a longer excursion to Cairo from the Red Sea resorts. Luxor is packed with fascinating attractions including Egyptology museums and the Karnak Temple.

Most of the entertainment in Red Sea Riviera hotels tends to be hotelbased and includes dazzling bellydancing shows and live Egyptian music. Sharm el Sheikh is the place to head for buzzing nightlife: Naama Bay is a pedestrianised area packed with bars and discos, including famous names like Pacha and Hard Rock Caf. Sophisticated nightclubs, bars and restaurants can be found in Cairo, Luxor, Alexandria and most large towns.

Food & drink

Many hotels in Egypt's coastal resorts are all inclusive and serve up a good mix of international buffet food as well as local specialities. In larger resorts, you'll find restaurants serving up food from all over the world as well as the odd fast food joint. Don't miss a chance to sample the local, flavoursome cuisine. Although Egypt is a Muslim country, alcohol is available in cafestyle bars, hotels and many restaurants in larger towns, cities and resorts. A favourite Egyptian pastime is wiling away the hours in a coffeehouse (ahwa) over a game of backgammon and a sheesha waterpipe. Tea is served in glasses and comes dark and impossibly sweet; the same is true with coffee, which is taken in the Turkish style.

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