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Our Family Holidays to Egypt

Feluccas & Pharaohs

9 days from £600 exc flights

This holiday is full of fun and discovery - sail on a felucca, explore ancient monuments and snorkel over coral reefs

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Region Highlights

Egyptian family holidays are a way to bring the pyramids and the pharaohs to life. When it comes to Egypt holidays for families, there are trips to suit children of all ages, from cultural discovery tours in and around Cairo to beach breaks in Hurghada. As a responsible holiday operator we work with the Foreign Office to ensure your safety at all times and your holiday booking is protected by our ABTA status.

Here are just are sample of some of the highlights from one of our Egyptian family holidays

Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza

Sphinx at Giza on a family holiday in Egypt

The Pyramids at Giza and the Sphinx, found on the outskirts of the city, are an unmissable part of many people's Egypt holidays. Camel rides and photo opportunities await tourists in an area where history permeates every corner. Those who have been on an Egyptian Holiday usually agree that Giza and the Pyramids have a unique atmosphere that is unrivalled anywhere else in the world. These are some of the things that shouldn’t be missed when on holidays in Egypt. More than 4,000 years old, the pyramids are the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World that remain intact. 

Snorkel in the Red Sea

Snorkling in Red Sea on Egypt family holiday

Swim and snorkel in the lovely offshore coral reefs of the Red Sea to see the abundance of vividly coloured marine life that inhabits the warm waters. Pods of frolicking dolpins are not an unusual sight and there is a plethora colourful fish. If you are lucky you may spot 'Nemo' (or clown fish), beautiful rainbow fish, colourful sea stars, curious sea turtles while exploring this underwater paradise. The Red Sea has many treasures to admire and is the perfect site to spend time relaxing on our Egypt family holiday. 

Overnight Felucca Cruise

Overnight cruise on a Felucca on River Nile on Family Holiday in Egypt

Travel by age-old felucca sailboat, used by the Egyptians for centuries. Along the way you'll meet locals and enjoy the passing scenery. At night, you'll tie-up at the riverbank and listen to Nubian songs and drums around a campfire before falling asleep under the star, while listening to the Nile lapping against the side of the boat.

Sandboarding in the Sinai

Sand Boarding in Sinai on Family holiday in Egypt

Discover the sand dune of Hadoudah which is the highest dune in the Sinai and a great place to give sand boarding a go!

A night under the stars at Bedouin camp

Bedouin Camp in Egypt

Sleeping in a bedouin tent or under the stars is a great opportunity to experience the authentic bedoiun lifestyle and get a local flavour of the desert. The camp consists of woven tents, carpets, mattresses and sleep up to 10 people. It is sectioned into several areas; a sleeping/relaxation area and a kitchen area which is set away from the main tent.

Best time to travel

The best time to visit Egypt depends on where you want to go. Generally speaking, winter (December to February) is the tourist high season and summer (June to August) is the low season in all parts of the country except on the coasts, and to a lesser degree in Cairo.

Cairo Climate

Video Highlights

Felucca adventures

The winner of our writing competition, Julie Musk, tells us all about the Felucca Adventure she had with her family in Egypt.

"Our two children (aged 8 and 10) will hopefully have some great memories of our family adventure experience. The tombs and temples were awesome, full of hidden meanings, which our guide Ahmed did his best to explain. Each visit to a different site reinforced some of what we’d learnt and each place had its own unique atmosphere.

Feluccas & Pharaohs

Wow Egypt, not bad I thought for my second trip abroad. I was going with my Mum, Rachel, Jack my cousin and David, so not perfect as David is a bit mad! I am Tom, aged 10 when we went in August 2007.

One of my favourite parts of the holiday was the felucca boat trip down the River Nile, mainly because all the kids were on one boat and the adults on another. We all got on really well and played cards, gambling for M&M sweets. Cool!