Egypt Holidays bring forth the mighty Nile, magnificent monuments, desert and lush delta. The people here are warm, welcoming and are born story-tellers. There are sand-covered tombs, enticing pyramids and towering Pharaonic temples, which in all brings out the explorer in all the travellers.
Undoubtedly, Egypt is one of the most popular holiday destinations with couples and family alike. Book Egypt holidays for a country such as Egypt hosts world-renowned historical treasures, famous temples, pyramids, and mystifying tombs. That is not it, you also have the coral reefs of the Red Sea Rivera that make for an awesome Egypt Holiday. If you look at the landscape, Egypt is divided into four geographical areas – the Nile Valley and Delta, Western Desert, Eastern Desert and Sinai Peninsula. So if you are going on Egypt Holiday, you are in for sandy deserts, mountains, lakes and territorial waters.
A typical Egypt Holiday includes visit to Cairo’s bustling bazaars, lazing around in the sun-kissed beaches of Hurghada, snorkelling at Naama Bay and the one and only resort town of Sharm El Sheikh that is host to the lively nightlife scene.
Egypt is split into two seasons: summer and winter. While it is scorching hot in July and August along with humidity that stay even after it turns dark, make sure that your room is air-conditioned when you book a hotel in Egypt. November to April is considered to be the best months to travel because there is one thing that Egypt is always going to be hot.
Do you require a visa to travel to Egypt?
British passport holders do not require a visa. You can directly visit Visa2Egypt portal or your nearest Egyptian consulate. Your passport must have 6 months validity from the return date of travel, two clear pages inside, and a valid return ticket.
There is never a dearth of places to see or things to do in Egypt. Be it you want a history-filled educational tour with family or a relaxing beach break with your partner, you can get whatever you want.
- Start with the ancient pyramids, temples, monasteries and mummies, yes you heard us right, mummies!
- Head to the Red Sea for its beautiful beaches. Book yourself an exclusive 5-7 days Sharm El-Sheikh Holiday to get acquainted. Known for its crystal clear waters, golden sands, water sports, and the diving schools, this pace is very popular holiday destination for couples, families and solo travellers.
- Walk along the river Nile – the world’s longest river to explore well-known sights – the Valley of the Kings (home to the tomb of Tutankhamen), the Temple of Karnak and the Avenue of the Sphinx.
- Yes, for mummies and age-old tradition of tomb life, head to Luxor where you can learn all about the fascinating process of embalming.
- Islam is the main religion in Egypt
- Coptic Christians (Christian Egyptians) also prevails in many parts of the country.
- Visit the mosques because the locals are going to welcome you with open arms.
- Arabic is their first language but English is widely spoken. Only, in rural areas you will need a guide who can guide you through the place and interaction with the locals.
- Even though you will find British, Italian, Mexican etc, in larger cities, but one must try signature Egyptian dish that usually has lots of fresh vegetables, rice, bread and Meze.
- The dishes are infused with local spices that enrich the flavour of the cuisine.
From Cairo and Luxor, the Red Sea settlements of Hurghada and Sharm el Sheikh, to the Mediterranean Sea metropolis of Alexandria, you can mingle with the locals and street-vendors or meet like-minded travellers and tourists in the pubs, clubs and bars that line the main strips.
Or, if it’s family-friendly activities you’re searching for, why not book a trip to see one of Egypt’s electrifying sound and light shows – we haven’t found anyone who hasn’t been impressed by a spot-lit Sphinx yet!
Egypt holidays are popular in the UK. Book easyJet, Egypt Air & TAP AIR PORTUGAL that fly the most frequently from United Kingdom to Egypt.
Even though there are 12 major airports in Egypt, there are 4 main international airports that can get you to the main tourist locations of your Egypt Holiday.
- Cairo Airport if you want to discover the medieval Egypt
- dLuxor Airport will take you right into where the pyramids are.
- Get to Sharm El Sheikh Airport or Hurghada Airport for if you looking for resort holiday
Average Flight Time from UK to Egypt
Depending on which location in Egypt that you are starting your Egypt Holiday from, the average flight time depends:
- Flights from London to Cairo, Egypt: 4 hours 40 minutes.
- Flights from Manchester to Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt: 5 hours 35 minutes.
- Flights from Birmingham to Hurghada, Egypt: 6 hours 30 minutes.
Do’s and Dont’s on Egypt Holidays
- During the holy month of Ramadan, many cafes and restaurants will be closed during the day.
- There may be restrictions on alcohol sales in some places
- Dining for non-Muslim guests may take place in private rooms
- There may also be restrictions during this time on playing music, dancing, and eating.
- Make sure you drink lots of water. You will need more than you think you will need.
- Carry water with you everywhere you go.
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