Steeped in ancient history and breathtaking beaches, Egypt is one of those characterful places that never fails to disappoint.
From pyramids and temples, to boat trips on the famous Nile and scuba diving in the Red Sea, there's something for everyone in this ultra special destination. And we've got tons of exclusive holiday savings too, so that you can achieve your dream trip even on the smallest budget.
Egypt’s coastal resorts, particularly Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh, are perfect for family holidays, offering something for those of all ages. Egypt is a transcontinental country covering a large surface of our beautiful planet, which means you can enjoy all the luxuries of a usual summer holiday whilst also tackling that nagging desire to travel a lot more and visit all those far-away-sounding places with local tour guides.
Spring and Autumn are the best seasons to visit Egypt as the average temperature are in the high 20s. Temperatures can get as high as 35ºC in the Summer and drop to 20ºC during winter.
It takes around 5 hours to get to Egypt.
Egypt is 1 hour ahead of UK time.
To visit Egypt, you must have a valid passport and visa. The visa can be purchased at the airport within airport arrival halls or from the Egyptian Consulate prior to travel. Remember to check all the up-to-date information at: http://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/egypt/entry-requirements
An Egypt holiday is a great holiday all year round, but perhaps the best time of year to visit Egypt is in the winter time as you can enjoy the warm days without feeling the midday heat of peak summer. However, if you want to stand the heat and enjoy the cultured sunshine, get out of the kitchen and onto a holiday to Egypt with lastminute.com. The journey starts here, and this affordable and wonderful journey begins now with a single click. Seek out the difference and enjoy it today.
Egypt is for the adventurous and the curious at heart. The Great Pyramid at Giza is the only one of the seven wonders that is still standing today. If you want culture and a rich tapestry of knowledge and heritage, a holiday to Egypt has this, with ancient sites to be discovered in Cairo, Luxor and Alexandria. If you want family fun and beautiful landscapes for your children to experience, Egypt has this too, in abundance.
The unparalleled beaches of the Red Sea coast are perfect for those wishing to relax in the sun. Just when you were worried your relaxed state would be interrupted, these beaches offer a great selection of water sports in the clear warm sea to keep the kids from bringing you back from your temporary paradise. For the more adventurous traveller, a holiday to Marsa Alam is great for diving with the nearby Elphinstone Reef offering colourful coral, tropical fish and even sharks. You can enjoy the best of both in Sharm El Sheikh, where some of the world's best diving spots can be found alongside luxurious modern resorts.
Egypt is also home to an incredibly vibrant and energetic clubbing scene. For the more hedonistic traveller, Egypt will allow you to indulge in your night time delights. After the sun sets, the party continues and the fun only stops when you decide it’s time! A Hurghada holiday offers a lively nightlife with great bars and a wide variety of restaurants. There’s also a developing club scene in the town, so, if you're looking for something a bit different for a memorable clubbing experience, why not check it out.