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Egypt Holidays

Egypt Holiday Guides

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CurrencyEGP: Egyptian Pound LanguageArabic Flight DurationFrom 5 hours 15 minutes (from the UK) Time ZoneGMT +2 hours

There’s nowhere else in the world quite like Egypt. Located in the northeast of Africa, with a climate to die for, Egypt combines centuries of history with its prime location on the Red Sea Riviera perfectly. Luxor’s ancient tombs and Giza’s pyramids meet the luxury of resorts in Marsa Alam and Sharm el Sheikh without a hitch, and Hurghada city fuses old traditions and new influences flawlessly.

Egypt Holiday Guides

Egypt Holiday Guides

Oriental Rivoli
Royal Grand Sharm
Sultan Gardens Resort
Sheraton Sharm Resort
Hotel Sol Sharm

Great Places to Visit

Whether you fancy Egypt for the ancient history, or you’re after a luxury beach break at a great price, there’s never a bad time to holiday here.

Journey Back in Time

If you want to discover the wonders of times past, you’re in the right place. Wander through the Valley of the Kings and gaze at the Temple of Karnak in Luxor, brave the crawlspaces of the Pyramids of Giza, stand in the shadow of the Sphinx, or feast your eyes on King Tut’s death mask in Cairo. It’s the best history lesson you’ll ever have!

Wander the Bazaars

Hurghada is a labyrinth of pretty streets that are a dream to explore. From the exotic aroma of spices drifting through the air, to the haggling to be had, the souks are overwhelming. But the city’s prime position on the Red Sea means you can snorkel, or kick back and relax on the golden sands, to recover from your souk sprees.

Sail Along the Nile

See some of the major sights that Egypt offers up, from the deck of a traditional white-sailed felucca, as you bob along down the River Nile. You can see most of Luxor’s treasures from the river (handily), as well as quaint villages that time has forgotten. Watch the sunset cast its orange blanket to finish the experience nicely.

Bask on the Red Sea Riviera

Home to exotic resorts such as hip Sharm el Sheikh and laidback Marsa Alam, the Red Sea Riviera is THE place to be if you’re a beach bum; except here, you’ll get much more than just sun, sea and sand. You’ll also be met with a coral reef perfect for diving, watersports aplenty, great shopping and plenty more.

Getting Around

Transport in Egypt is generally efficient, and getting from A to B should be really easy. Taxis are a great way of getting between cities and resorts, and car hire is also possible. The bus network is extensive and runs regularly, while microbuses can be found pretty much everywhere. Cairo has a Metro, and tuk-tuks can be found in some cities and towns. Within the resorts, two legs are all you need!

By Bus

Buses and microbuses are everywhere, and are an extremely cheap way of travelling around and between Egypt’s holiday hotspots. It’s the local way to travel, and timetables should be available in your hotel.

By Car

It is possible to hire a car, either from the airport or from within your resort. However, drivers need to be at least 25, and you’ll want to be a confident driver as locals and traffic congestion can cause problems. Drive on the right.

Weather

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Passports and Visas

You usually need a visa, which can be attained at the airport for $25USD. Visitors to South Sinai resorts can visit for 15 days without one. Passports should be valid for 6 months. For more information and advice, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/egypt/entry-requirements or the Foreign Office at www.fco.gov.uk/en/

Health and Safety

Insure yourself before you travel, to make sure you are covered if the worst happens while you’re away. For more info, see www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/egypt/health

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