Egypt Holidays 2019
With its beautiful beaches and captivating culture, it is no surprise that Egypt has fast become a favourite holiday destination for many. Find your perfect Egypt holiday with our smart search engine and book ATOL protected holidays with low deposits and low costs.
If you fancy kicking back in the sunshine, cocktail in hand, Sharm el Sheikh or Hurghada offers the perfect spot. These resorts in Egypt also offer many 5 star holidays. Dip your toes in the clear waters of the Red Sea or indulge in one of the luxurious on-site spas found in many of the area’s hotels. Holidays to Egypt spell the ultimate in relaxation for visitors needing a blast of sun, particularly if you choose one of the stunning all-inclusive hotels which line its' shores.
Culture vultures shouldn’t miss a chance to delve deep into Egypt’s fascinating history. Visit the Egyptian Museum in Cairo for mummified remains of ancient kings. Luxor is home to the famed Valley of the Kings and Temple of Karnak, the largest ancient religious site in the world. Explore the region and see thousands of years of history right before your eyes.
Whether your passion lies in sightseeing and exploring or you’d rather stick to the beach, our cheap holidays to Egypt provide the ideal escape.
Most popular hotels in Egypt
Jasmine Palace Resort
Hurghada, Red Sea
Serenity Fun City
Makadi Bay, Red Sea
Hawaii Riviera Aqua Park
Hurghada, Red Sea
Amwaj Blue Beach Resort & Spa-Abu Soma
Soma Bay, Red Sea
Hawaii Caesar Palace Hotel & Aqua Park (EX. Mirage Aqua Park Hotel & Spa)
Hurghada, Red Sea
Hawaii Le Jardin Aqua Park
Hurghada, Red Sea
Sea Gull Beach Resort
Hurghada, Red Sea
Royal Star Beach Resort Ex. Three Corners Royal Star
Hurghada, Red Sea
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It is hard to pick a few sites to see while on holiday in Egypt, but the country has so much to see, you will have to plan wisely. Then again, a cheap holiday to Egypt won't break the bank, so you could always come again next year...
The coastal resorts are widely visited year-round. The most popular is probably Hurghada. Home to luxurious hotels, a gorgeous coastline and plenty of family-friendly activities, Hurghada is one of the top picks for an Egyptian family getaway.
Located not far from Hurghada is the much smaller and generally more traditional Makadi Bay, again well-known for its beautiful Red Sea coastline. Ideal for a beach holiday, Makadi Bay is certainly quieter than the larger resorts, but still has plenty of local amenities.
Marsa Alam is a smaller resort town, known for its water-based activities and attractions. Lush sandy beaches and amazing coral reefs make Marsa Alam the place to visit if you're keen on diving or scuba-diving. Wadi el-Gemal National Park is located towards the south of town and is some of the lushest wilderness on the Red Sea.
Sahl Hasheesh has some truly majestic hotels, some of the finest 5-star and boutique resorts on the Red Sea coastline. Expect long sandy beaches, hundreds of sunbeds and a glitzy waterfront promenade with sophisticated restaurants, full-on shopping and plenty to see and do. Just beyond Sahl Hasheesh is a wild expanse, as the still-developing resort is yet to encompass all of its surroundings.
Naama Bay, in Sharm El Sheikh, is a bustling hub for visitors, filled with boutique bars and restaurants serving the finest in Egyptian and international cuisine. Farsha Café, located in the El Faraa’na Hotel is an amazing all-rounder, with a great atmosphere, authentic music and 180 degrees of magnificent Red Sea views.
If you’re looking for something more relaxed than the hustle and bustle of Naama Bay, Soho Square in Shark’s Bay is the perfect alternative. With an ice bar, calm shisha bars and a selection of fantastic restaurants, it’s got everything you would need to feel truly wine and dine in Egypt.
Alexandria, meanwhile, is located in the north of the country and offers a wonderful amalgamation of both Mediterranean and Egyptian cuisine. The city's fish recipes are to die for and much of the seafood is caught fresh that daily.
The Egyptian Museum in Cairo is a great place to begin for families on holiday. The museum showcases 5,000 years of Egyptian history within its walls. A tour of the museum offers a tremendous educational experience for the whole group.
On the outskirts of Cairo, you will find the Giza Pyramid Complex. The area is home to the Great Pyramids as well as the Great Sphinx. Get the whole family in a selfie and explore the ancient monuments.
There is so much history in Egypt, it may become overwhelming. If the family is on culture overload, a retreat to one of Egypt's parks is a perfect way to recharge. The country's national parks, also known as reserves, are becoming more well-built and designed. Ras Muhammad is the oldest National Park in Egypt and visitors can see over 200 species of coral at the park.
Action & Adventure
One of the top Egypt attractions has to be the phenomenal views found beneath its rolling waves. The Red Sea Riviera offers some of the best diving and snorkelling sites in the world. The Riviera boasts beautiful, multi-coloured marine life and endless, vibrant coral.
For fun and games on the water’s surface, consider windsurfing, water skiing, parasailing or relaxing boat trips around the coastline.
There’s also plenty of things to do in Egypt without having to dip your toes in the water. Have fun sand-surfing, camping or quad-biking over the dunes in the Western Desert near Luxor, or just take it easy touring on a camel around the Giza Plateau.
To really get a feel for everyday Egyptian life, embark on a hiking adventure in the mountains and valleys of Sinai or enjoy a night with the local Bedouin tribes. Promising a night of fascination and insight, this is one of the most popular Egypt attractions.
With our cheap holidays to Egypt, you can explore the crystal clear Mediterranean waters of Egypt's beaches. Always warm and alluring, the beaches of Egypt have to be experienced to be believed.
El Gouna is just a few hours from downtown Cairo and is a much-needed breath of fresh air. The beach resort is paradise and a world away from the hustle and nonstop buzz of the country's capital. You will also find great water sports like canoeing and snorkelling at El Gouna.
Slightly more secluded is Taba on Sinai Peninsula near the Israel border. The area experiences year-round warm weather and a trip to Taba Beach can be your daily ritual.
If you are looking for glamour, nothing beats Sahl Hasheesh, where 12 kilometres of a beach is just part of the experience. Restaurants at the beach resort will cater to your every need to make you feel like a celebrity on holiday. Other top coastal resorts include Marsa Alam and Makadi Bay, both home to excellent beaches.
As far as nightlife goes, it is not an important aspect of Egyptian life. Of course, you will find places to dance, drink and party in Cairo, but overall, the best venues are found at the coastal resorts.
If you want to sample local life, Egypt's cafes stay open serving coffee into the wee hours of the morning. Cafés also serve food and shisha late into the night, and locals flock to these eateries to socialise throughout the day and night.
Resorts towns like Sharm El Sheikh have a nightlife all of their own and one that is completely different than that of the big Egyptian cities. Pubs, nightclubs and plenty of late night fun can be found in the resort towns. Makadi Bay is a much quieter resort, ideal for a more laid-back holiday.
While the kids may love seeing the Egyptian Museum and other famed sites, couples may enjoy the slower and more low-key aspects of Egypt. If you can pull yourself away from the ocean shore or poolside, there are plenty of great things for couples to see.
Saqqara is located in the Cairo area and is one of the more secluded tourist spots. Here you will be able to enter two of the oldest pyramids in Egypt; as long as you are not too claustrophobic.
Once you have crawled out of the pyramids, why not take a romantic cruise down the Nile River? A Nile cruise is something that should not be missed. Choose between a traditional Nile boat or a river cruise ship with cooling river breezes.
Egyptian culture is thousands of years old and much of the ancient wonders are all around you when visiting the country. The cities of Egypt are unlike the resorts that dot the coastal region. The seaside cities and resorts are full of beauty and are perfect places for relaxing. Meanwhile, the larger cities like Cairo can be a little overwhelming at times. Visiting Cairo is a must for a true sense of what Egypt is, although plenty of visitors skip over the city on their way to a beach resort.
Cairo and Alexandria both possess thousands of years of culture in their ancient sites, most are within their city limits. It will take quite a while to see every cultural attraction in Egypt, so plan accordingly to see as much as you can on your loveholidays.com holiday to Egypt.