Egypt Holidays - Sharm El Sheikh

Egypt Holidays 2024/2025

Popular Hotels In Egypt

TUI BLUE Crystal Bay Resort Hurghada Egypt

TUI BLUE Crystal Bay ResortHurghada

Coral Sea Water World Sharm El Sheikh Egypt

Coral Sea Water WorldSharm El Sheikh

Holiday Village Red Sea Sharm El Sheikh Egypt

Holiday Village Red SeaSharm El Sheikh

Getting to Egypt

Getting To, From And Around Egypt

Airlines & Tour Operators

Reaching Sharm el Sheikh and Hurghada from the UK is easier than ever, thanks to a range of airlines and tour operators offering direct flights from across the UK, including Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow. Major airlines like British Airways, TUI Airways, and easyJet operate regular flights to these destinations, making it convenient for holidaymakers to plan their trips.

For those who prefer the ease of package holidays, renowned ABTA and ATOL protected tour operators like Thomas Cook, TUI, and Love Holidays provide all-inclusive packages to Sharm el Sheikh and Hurghada. These packages often include flights, accommodation, and airport transfers, simplifying your travel arrangements. You can also explore Cairo on an adventure tour, or on a river cruise down the Nile.

Visa requirements are generally straightforward for UK citizens, with the option to obtain a tourist visa upon arrival at Egyptian airports. Make sure to check the latest travel advisories and requirements before your journey.

hotel room - where to stay in Egypt

Where To Stay In Egypt

Sharm el Sheikh and Hurghada boast a wide array of accommodations to suit all budgets and preferences. From luxurious all-inclusive resorts to charming boutique hotels, you'll find the perfect place to rest your head.

Luxury Hotels

If you seek opulence and convenience, the numerous five-star resorts along the Red Sea coastline will not disappoint. These resorts often offer private beaches, multiple dining options, and a plethora of activities. Popular choices include the Rixos Sharm el Sheikh, Stella Di Mare Beach Hotel & Spa, and the Hurghada Marriott Beach Resort.

River Cruises

If you're looking for a relaxing escape along the River Nile, a river cruise can be an ideal way to settle in and see the beautiful countryside and scenery. Brands like TUI River Cruises and Viking River Cruises offer such trips.

Guest Houses

For those looking for a more authentic experience, there are smaller, family-run hotels and guesthouses where you can immerse yourself in Egyptian culture. These options provide a chance to connect with locals and enjoy personalized service.

Live Aboard Yachts

Staying in the Red Sea can be stunning, but how about taking it to the next level and staying on board a yacht for a week. Sail around the coral reefs, dive into the turquoise waters and enjoy a bit of snorkeling and scuba diving while you're on board.

Things to do in Egypt

Things To Do In Egypt

The attractions and activities in Sharm el Sheikh and Hurghada cater to everyone:

Scuba Diving & Snorkeling

Dive enthusiasts can explore the mesmerising underwater world of the Red Sea, known for its vibrant coral reefs and diverse marine life. Both destinations offer ample opportunities for snorkeling and scuba diving, with PADI-certified centers readily available.


Adventurers can embark on thrilling desert safaris, where you can ride camels, go quad biking, or even experience a starry night in the desert. Don't forget to visit Ras Mohammed National Park in Sharm el Sheikh or the Giftun Islands in Hurghada for stunning natural beauty.

History & Culture

For history buffs, a day trip to Luxor is a must, where you can explore ancient temples and tombs, including the famous Valley of the Kings. Closer to your base, you can visit cultural attractions like the Hurghada Grand Aquarium and the Sharm el Sheikh Museum.


Nightlife in both destinations is vibrant, with plenty of bars, clubs, and restaurants offering live music and entertainment. You can enjoy a mix of international and local cuisine, including delicious Egyptian dishes like kebabs, falafel, and koshari.

Types of Holidays to Egypt

Holiday Types In Egypt

Family Holidays

For families, the all inclusive resorts offer a hassle-free experience with child-friendly amenities and activities. The calm Red Sea waters make it an ideal destination for family snorkeling and water sports. TUI works with hotel partners to provide free child places at a number of resorts in Egypt.

Adults Only

Couples seeking a romantic getaway can indulge in luxurious spa treatments, private beach dinners, and sunset cruises. The serene ambiance and stunning coastal views set the stage for a perfect romantic escape.


Adventure seekers can explore the desert's vast expanse through thrilling excursions, while water sports enthusiasts can kitesurf, windsurf, and parasail along the coast.

All Inclusive

Many of the resorts along the Red Sea offer both half board and all inclusive dining options, allowing you to leave money worries behind.

Culture & History

For those interested in cultural experiences, visits to historical sites like Luxor or the Pyramids of Giza are easily accessible from both destinations.

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