EGP: Egyptian pound
One of the world's most beautiful and historic countries, Egypt is a stunning place to visit. The northern city of Alexandria feels almost European with its glorious sunshine and warm Mediterranean nights, bustling Cairo is cosmopolitan in the shadows of the Pyramids, the Nile River is a stunning natural beauty and the Red Sea holiday resorts are home to idyllic beaches and natural wonders. A 2020 Egyptian holiday gives something for any tourist, whether you are looking for a romantic trip on one of the most iconic rivers of the world, sight-seeing in one of the earliest civilisations in history, immersing yourself in a strong and charismatic culture, or relaxing on the beach beside crystal-clear waters.
Top resorts in Egypt
Sharm el Sheikh
Sharm el Sheikh, often simply known as Sharm, is a popular destination on the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. One of …From €456 per person
When you think of Egypt, do you envision sand dunes and pyramids? You’d be forgiven for admitting it, since the …From €468 per person
Taba Heights in Red Sea, Egypt …From €566 per person
Taba in Red Sea, Egypt …From €625 per person
In view of continued unrest and the evolving political situation in Egypt, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) advise against …From €536 per person
A stunning resort set on the beautiful Red Sea coastline, those choosing to head out on Sahl Hasheesh holidays will …From €584 per person
Your guide to Egypt holidays
Egypt has an iconic culture dating as far back as any European settlement. This Arabian jewel offers the sites of two of the Seven Wonders of the World. The Pharos Lighthouse at Alexandria looking out across the Mediterranean Sea is no longer standing, but the view over the Med is a great way to see and hear about its history anyway. The Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza, a short bus ride outside Cairo, is a colossal and mysterious site surrounded by desert, with Camel treks taking you closer to the structures available, the vista lit up at night is a sight never to be forgotten. Further south, the Valley of the Kings near Luxor, the burial sight of some of Egypt's best-known Pharaohs, is a cultural centre with some of Egypt's best museums.
Cairo, Egypt's largest city covering 200 square miles with a population of almost 10 million people, is a rich and diverse place to visit, with European influences mixing with the traditional Arabian architecture. This is a great city to take a boat trip down the Nile, you can even hire your own private boat at a very reasonable price. If something more active is your pleasure, the Red Sea resorts of the southern Sinai and Hurghada offer some of the best snorkelling and diving in the world.
Thanks to its gorgeous beaches, lovely weather and calm seas, it’s easy to see why Egypt holidays are popular among beach lovers. Sunbathing weather can be enjoyed from late Spring until late in the year. From the long sandy stretches of beach on the Mediterranean coast, to the bays of the Rea Sea, beaches are clear, clean and full of natural wonder.
The beach is an integral part of Red Sea tourism and most resorts have great facilities including beach bars, kids’ areas and sporting clubs available. Scuba diving and snorkelling on the Red Sea includes the Blue Hole near Sharm el Sheikh, a 300 feet deep submarine sinkhole and one of the most popular dive sites in the world.