From the intrigue of ancient hieroglyphics to the mesmerising Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt is a country full of captivating charm, and it’s ready and waiting to be uncovered – all you need to do is jump on a plane. We specialise in tailor made Egypt holidays but can also deliver on cheap Egypt holidays, why not start your adventure today. For Egypt holidays 2022 is shaping up to be a great year, as the country is blessed with year round sun.
Holidays in Egypt are packed full of history and culture, probably unlike anything you’ll have experienced before, which is what makes the country so fascinating and alluring.
Pyramids in Giza
Where to go & What to see in Egypt
As the oldest and last remaining of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Great Pyramid of Giza (part of the Giza pyramid complex consisting of three pyramids and the Great Sphinx) receives around 15 million tourists per year, so can’t really be classed as a ‘hidden gem’. For more than 3,800 years the Great Pyramid, just outside of Cairo, was the world’s tallest man-made structure, until Lincoln Cathedral eclipsed it in 1311 AD. And while Lincoln Cathedral is probably very nice too, and certainly closer to home, we don’t reckon it’s quite got the same Instagram wow-factor.
Head just north of Cairo and you’ll find another ancient city, Alexandria, where the Lighthouse of Alexandria and the Citadel of Qaitbay are among the beautiful sights awaiting your visit. Meanwhile, head south of Cairo to Luxor for the Valley of the Kings, where the tomb of Tutankhamun was discovered in 1922.
In fact, you can do it all in one fabulous cruise along the Nile. Rather handily, the longest river in Africa collects numerous iconic landmarks along its journey, so you’ll get a stunning viewpoint from which to see the Pyramids, the Valley of the Kings, the Karnak Temple, Dendera and so much more. Helpful that they designed it that way, don’t you think?
Whether you’re looking for tailor made or cheap Egypt holidays this country has so much more to offer beyond stunning structures and fascinating findings, so if you’re not one for ancient history books and tan-coloured explorer hats, there are plenty of opportunities to whip out the swimming cossie and grab a cocktail instead.
Rive Nile Cruise
Beaches in Egypt
With the Pyramids falling on one side of Egypt’s exciting holiday coin, it’s pristine white beaches and party districts can be found on the other. Sharm-el-Sheikh and Hurghada are undoubtedly the most popular places to go for Egypt beach holidays and cheap Egypt holidays, neither will disappoint.
As if white sand stretching as far as the eye can see, great weather and incredible views of the Red Sea aren’t tempting enough, we can also throw in some of the best dive sites around and amazing watersports opportunities. Also (thank us later), another top tip is to head 45-minutes from Hurghada by boat to Mahmya Island for a scuba diving paradise among the dolphins and rainbow fish. Both Sharm-el-Sheikh and Hurghada are, perhaps unsurprisingly, both rife with places to enjoy a great night on the town, with cocktail bars, booming nightclubs, karaoke hotspots and even traditional belly-dancing shows.
For something a little more modest, but still breathtakingly beautiful, Taba will steal your heart in seconds. As well as stunning diving spots in crystal clear waters, caves, valleys and natural springs can all be enjoyed here, but head just 15 kilometres south to the Fjord of Taba for the real gift from Mother Nature. Cheap Egypt holidays are readily available and all inclusive options can be the most cost effective way to provide a reassuring base.
Sharm el Sheikh Beach
Egypt Holidays All Inclusive
For great value Egypt holidays all inclusive is a great option. All meals and drinks are included in the price. The choice of food gets better every year and most 4 and 5 star hotels have menus as good as any restaurant. There are buffet as well as ala carte options available as well as snacks throughout the day. It makes budget planning easier and the hotels provide a lovely atmosphere for dining.
Tailor made Egypt Holidays
Sunny Heart Travel are experts at creating exciting itineraries to get the best from this ancient and incredible country. We include the very best hotels and restaurants, personal guides, luxury transport and a guaranteed action packed trip of a lifetime. call 0345 222 0459 for more details.
So, whether you’ve been captivated by the idea of ancient history, Nile cruises, camel safaris, diving hotspots or energetic nightlife, you’re sure to have a ‘pharaoh’ time in Egypt.
The best time to visit Egypt is between October and April. The temperatures at this time are a little cooler but still warm and pleasant, making it an ideal time for those looking to explore the wonders of Egypt and its wealth of famous sights or for those also just wanting cheap Egypt holidays.
What is the name of the money used in Egypt?
The currency (money) used in Egypt is the Egyptian Pound
Do they speak English in Egypt?
Yes. Most Egyptians speak English & French in addition to Arabic.
Can i drink the tap water in Egypt?
It is not recommended for you to drink the tap water whilst in Egypt. We would advise you to purchase bottled water during your stay.
Yes. Compared to most Islamic countries, Egypt laws are quite liberal towards alcohol. The legal drinking age in Egypt is 21.
Is Egypt a friendly country?
In Egypt they believe “friendliness is politeness”, the two are one in the same. To be unfriendly would be impolite. Egyptians are generally very welcoming and friendly to visitors.
How do you say Hello in Egypt?
The official language in Egypt is Modern Standard Arabic. To say hello in Arabic would be Salaam Aleikum.
Are public displays of affection allowed in Egypt?
Public displays of affection (PDAs) are generally frowned upon in Egypt. Rules may be a little more relaxed in tourist areas, hotels & tours etc but visitors should be mindful to respect the local cultures and religion.
How safe is Egypt?
Egypt is generally a safe country to visit. As with all major cities pick pockets can be a problem and therefore we advise when in Cairo etc that you keep your belongings in a safe and stay aware. Otherwise cheap Egypt holidays can soon turn into expensive ones.
Do i need a visa for travelling to Egypt?
All British visitors to Egypt must have a valid passport and visa to enter Egypt. Visitors on holiday can obtain a visa at the airport when they arrive in Egypt.
Those visitors only wishing to travel to Taba and/or Sharm el Sheikh will not require a visa.