Diving Egypt: From Cairo to Hurghada
Who: Couples, Honeymoons, Families, Groups and Solo Travellers

8 Days

From £2,678pp

From Cairo to Hurghada: Egypt’s Historical & Diving Highlights

Emily C, Eleanor and Rachel are here to help give you the inside track.

Your Egyptian escape begins in Cairo, touring the pyramids before souq shopping for souvenirs. Head down to Hurghada for several days of pristine Red Sea diving. Slip into gin-clear waters filled with colourful corals that buzz with all manner of life from turtles to sharks. Then end your days sipping cocktails as you watch the sky turn from blue to blood orange over the Red Sea.

Itinerary at a Glance:

  • Explore Cairo's iconic pyramids with a private guide
  • Learn about the history of hieroglyphics in a private session
  • Enjoy four boat dives in the Red Sea from Hurghada
  • Dive over colourful corals at the hotel's house reef

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All of the holidays we create are completely tailor-made to you

This sample itinerary is intended to give you a flavour of what we can do

Day 1: Travel to Cairo

Grab your sunglasses and beachside read because your Egyptian adventure starts today with an afternoon flight to Cairo. The flight is just shy of five hours (four hours and 55 minutes to be precise) so make sure you have some tasty snacks and that TV show loaded.

On arrival, you'll be met by one of our local representatives who will assist you through the visa process. Then you'll be transferred by 45 minutes by car to your hotel, a mid-19th-century property nestled among 40 acres of landscaped gardens. Settle into your room and enjoy a tasty dinner in the restaurant and nightcap in the bar before slipping between the Egyptian cotton sheets for a sleep fit for a Pharaoh.

Day 2: Visit the Pyramids

Today, for the first full day of your Egyptian adventure, you'll visit the pyramids with an expert private guide. See iconic landmarks such as the Sphinx, the Giza necropolis and the majestic temple of the valley. Delve into the mysteries of the past and stand in awe before the legendary pyramids of Khufu, Chephren and Mycerinus.

Come lunchtime, savour the flavours of Egypt with lunch at a local restaurant, where you'll indulge in authentic dishes like hummus, falafel and shawarma. In the afternoon, immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of Islamic Cairo, where historic mosques and bustling souqs await. Marvel at architectural wonders such as the citadel of Saladin and the Great Mosque of Mohamed Ali, before wandering through the enchanting streets of Khan el-Khalili, Cairo's most picturesque souq.

Day 3: Hieroglyphics and onwards to Hurghada

Wake up with an Egyptian coffee - be warned: they're strong, so be sure to order it arrih (sweet) - before enjoying a slow morning at your hotel or popping out for some souq souvenir shopping. In the afternoon, you'll enjoy a private introduction to hieroglyphics, learning about this ancient form of writing that decorates the temples and walls of Egypt.

In the late afternoon, you'll be collected from your hotel and driven back to the airport for a one-hour flight to Hurghada. You'll land in the early evening and will be driven 25 minutes to your luxury hotel. Settle into your private villa and enjoy a meal under the stars on your private patio.

Days 4 & 5: Boat diving delights

Over the next two days, you'll experience all that the Red Sea has to offer, with two boat dives each day. With access to more than 40 dive sites, you'll be overwhelmed with options when it comes to marine life, kaleidoscopic corals and daring drift dives. Depending on what you fancy, your dive guide will take you to the suitable sites - there truly is something for everyone here. Drift over corals that come in every hue while encountering turtles that are enjoying the sun's rays piercing through the clear waters. If you're lucky, you'll come across a shark or two. If wrecks are your thing, opt for a day trip to the world-famous Thistlegorm and Giannis D.

Day 6: More diving adventures

Stay close to shore today with a morning and afternoon shore dive from the hotel. Explore the glassy waters of the hotel's house reef; glide over colourful hard and soft corals from which moray eels poke their heads; enjoy gentle drifts in the currents while keeping pace with slow-moving turtles; and, if you can tear your eyes away from the colours in the shallows, look out to the blue for the occasional sighting of a dancing dolphin.

After a day of delights beneath the surface, enjoy a sundowner poolside as you watch the sky turn from blue to blood orange over the Red Sea.

Day 7: Day at leisure

The final full day of your Egyptian escape is yours to enjoy at leisure. Will you take advantage of the hotel's spa treatments? Or pop into the old town of Hurghada to wander the Al Mina Mosque? If you're an animal lover, you could enjoy a camel ride in the desert or for the golfers among you how about a couple of holes at the nearby course? However you choose to spend your day, make sure to end it with a private dinner under the stars on the pier.

Day 8: Homebound

Almost too quickly, it's time to head back to the airport. After a final breakfast under the warm sun, you'll be driven back to the airport for your midday flight from Hurghada to Cairo. Steal those last glances of the Egyptian landscape, and during your layover, scroll back through your phone's (now full) photo album. From Cairo, head home, hopefully with your hand luggage full of souq souvenirs and a dive book bursting with entries.

All of the holidays we create are completely tailor-made to you

This sample itinerary is intended to give you a flavour of what we can do

A Rough Idea of Price

While all of our holidays are completely tailor-made and prices will vary based on things like time of year and level of accommodation, we want to give you as good an idea of how much this itinerary will cost. The below prices are based on two people sharing.

This Itinerary

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Emily C, Eleanor and Rachel are our experts for this itinerary and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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