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Egypt Holidays


The monuments of ancient Egypt are so spectacular and enduring that they have been tourist attractions since before Roman times.

The iconic Pyramids and Great Sphinx are as astounding today as they were centuries ago and in Cairo you have one of the greatest Arabian cities in the world literally full to the brim with history.

To the south, Luxor, known as The ‘World’s Greatest Open Air Museum’ has almost an embarrassment of riches.
On the East Bank lies the City of the Living, the vast temple complex of Karnak with its elegant soaring columns, majestic statuary and imposing walls.
On the West Bank rests the cool dark tombs of the Valley of the Kings, the city of the dead, the walls as alive with colour as when they were sealed over 300 years ago.

In the deep south Aswan’s setting is nothing short of magnificent.
Facing one of the prettiest sections of the Nile, Egypt’s sunniest town enjoys a view of sweeping desert dunes, elephantine granite rocks and emerald islands carpeted in palm groves.

OUR HOLIDAYS TO EGYPT

Best of Egypt
8 days / 7 nights
from £679
  • Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx
  • Egyptian Museum
  • Nubian village visit and traditional dinner
  • Felucca overnight sailing excursion with support boat
  • Edfu and Kom Ombo temples
  • Temple of Hatshepsut and Valley of the Kings

  • Egypt Adventure
    8 days / 7 nights
    from £740
  • Cairo
  • Aswan
  • River Nile
  • Luxor

  • Egyptian Odyssey
    14 days / 13 nights
    from £1,551
  • Cairo
  • Aswan
  • Luxor
  • Red Sea

  • Captivating Cairo
    5 days / 4 nights
    from £599
  • Pyramids & Sphinx
  • Cairo's Islamic quarter
  • Egyptian Museum

  • Oberoi Zahra 7 night Nile Cruise Aswan-Luxor
    8 days / 7 nights
    from £1,923
  • Aswan Dam & Philae Temple
  • Valley of the Kings
  • Karnak & Luxor Temple
  • Renowned Oberoi service

  • Sonesta St George 1 - 3 night Nile Cruise
    4 days / 3 nights
    from £605
  • Aswan Dam & Philae Temple
  • Valley of the Kings
  • Karnak & Luxor Temple
  • See life on the banks of the Nile as you sail past

  • WHERE TO GO IN EGYPT

    Egypt map
    Cairo
    Cairo
    The bustling Egyptian capital of Cairo has long been one of the most important cities in Africa throughout history. The iconic Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx are not to be missed whilst the world renowned Egyptian Museum boasts a wealth of ancient treasures. Delve beneath the surface of this energetic city and you will be rewarded with beautiful mosques, Coptic churches and colourful souqs.
    Luxor
    Luxor
    Home to a fantastic array of historic monuments, Luxor was once known as Thebes and was the capital of Ancient Egypt. Situated on the eastern banks of the Nile, the modern day city is built between the spectacular temple complex at Karnak, and the smaller but no less impressive Luxor Temple. To the west are some of Egypt’s most important archaeological sites, including the Valley of the Kings (home to the tomb of Tutankhamun), the Valley of the Queens and the beautiful Temple of Hatshepsut.
    Aswan
    Aswan
    Picturesque Aswan is home to the famous Philae Temple, which was dramatically relocated stone by stone following the construction of the Aswan High Dam and the subsequent flooding of the valley and creation of Lake Nasser. Enjoy the laidback atmosphere in the city whilst watching traditional feluccas sail gently across the Nile River to Elephantine Island or the botanic gardens.
    Nile Cruises
    Nile Cruises
    The mighty River Nile has been the lifeblood of Egypt since ancient times and most of the country’s historic landmarks can be found along its river banks. The legendary journey along the river between Luxor and Aswan is a fabulous way to travel and experience some of the country’s most iconic sites with expert guides. Between visits enjoy time to relax on board and take in timeless scenes of river life, seemingly unchanged for centuries.
    Red Sea Coast
    Once a tiny finishing village, the Red Sea town of Hurghada is now a well-established resort offering superb diving and snorkelling opportunities over stunning coral reefs. Whilst there are a number of resorts beside Hurghada itself, many people choose to stay beside the quieter bay of Sahl Hasheesh to the south or trendy El Gouna to the north. Only a few hour’s drive from Luxor, the Red Sea coast is ideal for those wanting to combine the wonders of the Nile Valley with a relaxing beach break.
    Soma Bay
    Located approximately an hour’s drive south of Hurghada, the purpose built resort of Soma Bay offers visitors an excellent range of facilities and activities on the western shores of the Red Sea. In addition to lovely beaches and excellent diving and watersports, the area boasts a superb golf course and a central marina area with multiple shopping and dining options.

    OUR RECOMMENDED HOTELS IN EGYPT

    Marriott Mena House
    Cairo
    from £91
  • 3 restaurants & a bar
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Free wi-fi

  • Kempinski Nile Hotel Garden City Cairo
    Cairo
    from £86
  • 3 restaurants, a bar & 2 lounges
  • Rooftop pool
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Free wi-fi

  • Sofitel Winter Palace
    Luxor
    from £67
  • 3 restaurants & 4 bars
  • Pool
  • Free wi-fi

  • Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan
    Aswan
    from £116
  • 3 restaurants & 2 bars
  • Large infinity pool
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Free wi-fi

  • The Oberoi Beach Resort Sahl Hasheesh
    Hurghada
    from £107
  • Long stretch of private beach
  • Large pool
  • Dive centre
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Tennis court
  • Kids’ club
  • 3 restaurants & a bar
  • Free wi-fi

  • Sheraton Soma Bay
    Hurghada
    from £63
  • Beautiful beach
  • Pool & kids’ pool
  • Watersports
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Tennis courts
  • Squash courts
  • Bicycle hire
  • Kids’ club
  • 3 restaurants & 4 bars
  • Free wi-fi

  • THINGS TO DO IN EGYPT

    Pyramids & Sphinx Tour
    Approx 4 hours
    from £115
  • Pyramids of Giza
  • Egyptologist guide
  • Sphinx

  • Egyptian Museum Tour
    Approx 4 hours
    from £122
  • Egyptologist guide
  • Most prominent museum in the world
  • Mummies room

  • Valley of the Kings, Queens & Temple of Hatshepsut
    Approx 4 hours
    from £133
  • Valley of the Kings
  • Valley of the Queens
  • Temple of Queen Hatshepsut

  • Luxor Temple & Karnak Tour
    Approx 4 hours
    from £96
  • Largest temple complex created by man
  • Avenue of Sphinxes
  • Temple of Luxor

  • Karnak Sound & Light Show
    Approx 1.5 hours
    from £58
  • Spectacular light show
  • Dramatic presentation of history
  • Karnak temple complex

  • High Dam, Philae Temple & Unfinished Obelisk
    Approx 4 hours
    from £142
  • Aswan High Dam
  • Philae Island
  • Unfinished Obelisk

  • When is the best time to visit Egypt?

    Egypt Climate Guide
    EG - Cairo

    JAN

    18
    8h  15cm

    FEB

    18
    9h  4cm

    MAR

    22
    11h  8cm

    APR

    27
    11h  7cm

    MAY

    32
    12h  0cm

    JUN

    34
    14h  0cm

    JUL

    34
    13h  1cm

    AUG

    33
    13h  0cm

    SEP

    32
    12h  5cm

    OCT

    28
    10h  5cm

    NOV

    23
    9h  1cm

    DEC

    19
    8h  3cm
    EG - Hurghada

    JAN

    21
    9h  0cm

    FEB

    22
    10h  0cm

    MAR

    25
    11h  0cm

    APR

    29
    12h  0cm

    MAY

    33
    13h  0cm

    JUN

    35
    13h  0cm

    JUL

    35
    13h  0cm

    AUG

    34
    13h  0cm

    SEP

    33
    12h  1cm

    OCT

    29
    11h  0cm

    NOV

    26
    10h  0cm

    DEC

    22
    9h  0cm
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    Time Zone

    GMT
    +2 hours

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    Flight Time to Egypt

    Approx
    4¾ hours

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    Currency

    Egyptian Pound

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    Yes

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    Typhoid
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