Please note, we currently have a number of flights planned to Sharm El Sheikh from November 2017. Currently the UK Government's Foreign and Commonwealth Office advises against all travel to Sharm El Sheikh airport and if the advice doesn't change, all flights for winter 2017/2018 will be cancelled. Customers that have already booked will be refunded or be able to amend their flights free of charge. Our team will be in touch to make these arrangements a minimum of 12 weeks before travel. Your safety is our number one priority.
With flight times of just five hours from the UK, holidays to Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt offer an accessible taste of faraway lands. Whether you come for the endless sunshine, the golden sands, the luxury hotels or the intriguing Egyptian culture, Sharm El Sheikh doesn't disappoint. Sitting pretty on Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, Sharm El Sheikh boasts a whopping 35kms of soft sands which meet the azure waters of the Red Sea. The resort is lively, vibrant and buzzes with electric energy, with plenty to do to tempt you away from that seafront sunlounger, from watersports to the diving for which the area is famed.
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There’s even more to see from your base in Sharm El Sheikh, with the magical Nile River also on many must-see wish lists - with affordable air travel from Sharm El Sheikh, these dreams can become a reality.
Book your cheap flights to Sharm El Sheikh with Thomas Cook Airlines and discover the best of both Ancient Egypt and the modern luxury of the Red Sea resorts, for an unforgettable holiday adventure in the glorious sunshine.
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Top 5 things to do in Sharm-El-Sheikh
If you're a waterbabe, you'll be in your element on Sharm El Sheikh holidays, where you'll find every watersport you can imagine. Waterskiing, jetskiing - it’s all here, as well as amazing opportunities to see beneath the surface on diving and snorkelling excursions, where a colourful world awaits.
Lost city of Petra
Boat trips are also popular - you can cruise the Red Sea and even take a trip to the breathtaking 'lost city' of Petra, which is featured in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade!
If you're more of a land lover, you can head into the desert on a quad bike, jeep or even camel back for a real Arabian Nights experience. Peek into the traditional Bedouin culture with a stop at a desert camp, where you can sip mint tea while looking out over the never-ending, undulating sand dunes.
Cairo and Luxor
Egypt is famed for its cultural riches, and even the luxury resorts of the Red Sea coast are within reach of the Ancient Egyptian wonders of the world. Day trips by air are available to both Cairo and Luxor if you dream of seeing the pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, the Valley of the Kings or Luxor Temple.
The Bedouin Bazaar
Sharm El Sheikh is very modern, though you will find nods to traditional culture. The Bedouin Bazaar is a great place to haggle over leather, jewellery and pottery - be sure to stop and try some classic Egyptian cuisine, including koshary, a macaroni dish, or a bowl of bright green molokhia soup.
10 facts about Sharm El Sheikh
Nearby Mount Sinai is reputed to be the spot where Moses received the Ten Commandments. It takes three hours to climb the 4,000 steps to its summit.
If that sounds like 3900 steps too far, you can explore the St Catherine’s Monastery at the bottom, one of the oldest working monasteries in the world.
Tourists travel from all over the world to dive into these warm tropical waters, thanks to the astounding variety in fish and other marine animals that can be viewed.
Sharm el-Sheikh is a very modern resort and development only began in 1967. Before then, it was little more than an l base of operations for local fishermen.
Sharm el-Sheikh experienced its highest recorded temperature in 2013, when the mercury reached a sizzling 46 °C (115 °F).
You can even ice-skate in bustling Sharm el Sheikh - head to Soho Square for an ice-cold break from the tropical temperatures.
Sharm el-Sheikh is sometimes referred to as the City of Peace, thanks to the large number of peace conferences held in the city, often attended by world leaders,.
There are a huge variety of sharks in Egypt’s Red Sea, including oceanic White tips,white tip reef sharks, guitar sharks, whale sharks, tiger sharks, bull sharks, lemon sharks and hammerheads.
In the pyramids? Unwrapped, the bandages of an Ancient Egyptian mummy could stretch for an impressive 1.6km.
There are over 1200 different species of fish in the Red Sea. 200 of them are endemic, meaning they are only found in the Red Sea.