Few travel destinations are as enigmatic and beguiling as Egypt. While holidays in Sharm el Sheikh haven’t the huge tourist draws of the pyramids and Sphinx of Giza, holidaymakers can still sample some fascinating sights while taking advantage of stunning beaches and glorious weather. Package holidays in Sharm el Sheikh enable visitors to sample the comfort of a modern beach holiday while experiencing the fascinating land of the pharaohs.
Situated on the edge of the desert and surrounded by rugged, bare mountains, Sharm el Sheikh takes its name from the old town. The more modern hotel area backs on to Naama Bay Beach, which is the main draw for many people choosing package holidays in Sharm el Sheikh. With warm waters, and some of the best scuba diving in Europe, you are almost guaranteed the sun all year round. Travelling in winter often means you can get great package holiday deals but can still experience the best of the sun and warm weather. Many of the hotels in the area have their own private beach, so holidays in Sharm el Sheikh are ideal for those people who wish to avoid the crowds.
Sharm el Sheikh offers plenty to see and do too. The old town is very enchanting, where all sorts of traditional crafts and souvenirs can be bought from the many bazaars, and you’ll find no shortage of restaurants and nightclubs in the hotels along the beachfront and main roads. Package holidays in Sharm el Sheikh often include excursions to some of the areas main attractions, such as St Catherine's Monastery and Mount Sinai (where Moses saw the burning bush and received the Ten Commandments). Desert safaris and Bedouin nights are also very popular. For those wishing to see the Pyramids of Giza or Valley of the Kings, overnight trips to Cairo and Luxor are easily arranged in many of the hotels and tourist centres.