Hotels in Egypt
Indulge your inner Indiana Jones and choose from our Egypt hotels in the bustling city of Cairo, home to the Egyptian Museum with a mind-boggling array of 100,000 artefacts. Modern-day Cairo comes alive at night, with all the traditional delights of belly-dancing, snake charming on offer, with the heady scent of Sheesha Pipes perfuming the night air. Test your bargaining skills on holidays in Egypt in the vibrant bazaars, teeming with stalls flogging their wares, or head to Zamalek for the trendiest night-spots in town.
Holidays in Egypt are all about discovering the Ancient World; so make a beeline for the Pyramids of Giza and marvel at one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, with the serene Sphinx lying close by. Many of the high-class hotels in Egypt are located in the historic Luxor, with ancient sites and temples scattered along the banks of the River Nile. The Tombs of the Nobles, the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens are just some of the breathtaking sights on offer here.
For supreme Egyptian elegance, the best Egypt hotels can be found in Sharm El Sheik. An oasis of luxury on the Red Sea Riviera, these are holidays to Egypt minus the dusty tombs and ancient artefacts, with excellent beaches and an array of underwater life beneath the clear azure waters. Diving is the main draw here, and Sharm is renowned as one of the best diving destinations in the world.
Egypt Travel Notes
Language: Arabic, English is widely spoken and understood.
Currency: Egyptian Pound. US$ are widely accepted.
Dates for the diary: Ramadan: (approx) 20 Jul - 18 Aug 12. Egypt is a country of Muslim faith and therefore observes the tradition of fasting during daylight hours through the Holy Month of Ramadan. Alcohol restrictions may apply at hotels and, as a sign of respect, visitors are asked to refrain from eating, drinking and smoking in public places during daytime.
Tourist/Visa/health information: British Passport holders require a Visa purchased upon arrival, payable in US Dollars or Sterling. It is advisable that all immunisations and boosters recommended for travel to Egypt are up to date. For full details contact your GP.
Please contact the Egypt Tourist Office on 0207 493 5283 for up to date information.
Flight Information: BMI, British Airways and EgyptAir all offer direct services from London Heathrow to Cairo. Regional departures are available in conjunction with these carriers or if you would prefer, fly from your local airport and transit in Amsterdam with KLM. Luxor is served by both scheduled and charter carriers - EgyptAir offer a weekly direct service to Luxor. The Red Sea resort of Sharm El Sheikh can be reached by the new direct British Airways flight from London Gatwick three times per week or EgyptAir via Cairo, charter or low cost carriers. Multi centre itineraries involving 2, 3 or more centres are easily arranged ask your travel consultant for details.