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There are few places in the world with so much historical significance and grandeur attached to it as Egypt. Home to one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Great Pyramid in Giza, Egypt is steeped in beauty from a time gone by and offers a truly unforgettable holiday. Bordered by the Red Sea and Mediterranean Sea, Egypt’s coastal resorts such as Sharm El-Sheikh are world-renowned and offer modern luxury while giving a nod to one of the world’s ancient civilisations.

Just over 5 hours flight from the UK, Egypt offers year-round refuge from the great British weather, with very high temperatures in the peak of summer and mild winters. 

No trip to Egypt would be complete without visiting Cairo, the country's bustling capital city. You don’t need to be a history buff to marvel in appreciation at the awe-inspiring Ancient Egyptian landmarks, the Pyramids of Giza, the equally impressive Sphinx, and the treasures of Tutankhamun.   

 

Take in the sites from the water and cruise down the Nile. The longest river in the world provides the perfect vantage point to see Ancient Egypt’s colossal monuments including Luxor’s Valley of the Kings and the largest ancient religious site in the world, Karnak.  

 

Although, the historic importance of Egypt is a key factor to the countries tourism, there is also a lot more to do than just sight-see. Egypt is filled with adventure, from sand boarding, diving, and deep-sea fishing, to more low-key activities, like golf.  

 

In recent years Egypt has become a popular sun, sand and sea holiday destination, with Sharm El-Sheikh leading the charge. Taba is an ideal alternative for those who want to experience the bounty of the Red Sea without the crowds. 

If you choose one of Egypt’s many all-inclusive options, you’ll have a wealth of dining choice available, with cuisine from all over the world. Elsewhere, rice, bread and beans are a staple of the Egyptian diet.

 

A traditional main course would include a mixed vegetable casserole or stew usually made with lamb (occasionally beef) onions, potatoes, beans, and peas. Kebabs are also very popular.

Holiday Resorts in Egypt

Top Holiday Resorts In Egypt

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Hurghada

A little gem on the coast of the Red Sea, Hurghada has become one of Egypt most popular destinations thanks to it's glistening coastline and stunning coral reefs.

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Sharm El Sheikh

With golden beaches, year round sunshine, amazing shopping and luxurious resorts, Sharm El Sheikh is a magical holiday destination.

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Taba

Taba is the sun worshipper's Red Sea destination of choice. With exclusive hotels, fine dining and unspoilt beaches, the resort oozes chilled out style.

Location of Egypt

Key Facts

  • Language: Arabic
  • Currency: Egyptian Pound
  • Time Difference from UK: 2
  • Flight time: 5-6 hours
  • When to go: Oct - April