Egypt Holidays

Climate: Egypt is a country bathed in almost perpetual sunshine the whole year round, the days are warm and hot and the nights are cool.

Currency: The Egyptian pound is the official currency for the Arab Republic of Egypt. The Egyptian pound notation is EGP, although LE is also frequently used as notation. The pound is divided into 100 piasters, or 1000 milliemes.

Electricity: Electrical current is 220 volts, 50Hz. European-style two-pin plugs are standard.

Language: Arabic is the official language although English and French are widely spoken, especially in the tourist areas.

Phone Code: +20. The outgoing code is 00 followed by the relevant country code.

Time: Local time is GMT +2 (GMT +3 from last Friday in April to last Friday in August).

Tipping: Tipping is known as 'baksheesh' and some small change is expected for most services, though small change can be hard to come by. 'Baksheesh' can be a useful practice in order to gain entry to seemingly inaccessible places, or for extra services.

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Thoughts of a holiday to Egypt inevitably turn to pyramids and camel rides and it is true that no matter where you go there's usually a reminder of the unmatched cultural heritage that this ancient land possesses. But Egypt holidays offer some of the very best opportunities to get onto a fantastic beach for the lowest price possible and that's what we at Travelwasp do better than anyone.

Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada holidays offer some of the hottest resorts at the coolest prices

The last few years has seen the Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada regions develop into tourist destinations to rival the best of the more established Mediterranean choices. These Red Sea hotspots play host to a set of resorts offering all the experiences you'd expect of a top notch beach destination and some world class diving experiences to boot. Check out our things to do in Sharm El Sheikh to get a feel for what's on offer or take a look at the superb deals we offer on our Sharm resorts, our Naama Bay holidays are full of bargains you'll be reaching for your wallet to secure.

For a more traditional Egyptian experience our Luxor holidays offer unbeatable value

Beaches are undoubtedly something Egypt does exceptionally well but there are few places in the world that can offer the 'open air museum' experience on offer in Luxor. There is so much to see that it's definitely worth checking out our things to do in Luxor pages so you can start planning a trip that ensure a packed photo album and plenty of lifelong memories.

Our holiday destinations in Egypt

CHECK OUT OUR TOP EGYPT OFFERS
Om El Seid Hill 4★ from £377pp Dive Inn Resort When: 12th May 2015 for 7 nights

What: 7 nights, 4★ Half Board at the Dive Inn Resort in Om El Seid Hill, Egypt
Ras Um Sid 3★ from £583pp Viva Sharm Hotel When: 2nd Feb 2015 for 7 nights

What: 7 nights, 3★ All Inclusive at the Viva Sharm Hotel in Ras Um Sid, Egypt
Sharm El Sheikh 5★ from £1074pp Iberotel Il Mercato When: 30th Mar 2015 for 14 nights

What: 14 nights, 5★ Bed & Breakfast at the Iberotel Il Mercato in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
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