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Book a Thomas Cook holiday to Hurghada for snorkelling among the Red Sea’s fish, lazy days on the beach, and dancing under the stars to world-class DJs.

Recommended offers in Hurghada

White Beach Resort

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Stunning sea view
  • Close to downtown Hurghada
  • Fantastic choice of bars and restaurants

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 975 reviews

What is included ?

  • 20kg Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Return Transfers
  • 24hr Hotel Satisfaction Promise
  • Resort Service
  • Enhanced Quality Monitoring
  • Manage through Holiday App

Sindbad Club

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • On-site waterpark with wave pool
  • Choice of restaurants
  • Central Hurghada location

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 2198 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 27 reviews

What is included ?

  • 20kg Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Return Transfers
  • 24hr Hotel Satisfaction Promise
  • Resort Service
  • Enhanced Quality Monitoring
  • Manage through Holiday App

MS Semiramis I/II Nile Cruise

7 Nights, Full Board
Hotel highlights
  • Be amazed by the Valley of the Kings
  • See the mummified crocodile at Kom Ombo
  • Sail in a felucca around Aswan bay

What is included ?

  • 15kg Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Return Transfers
  • 24hr Hotel Satisfaction Promise
  • Resort Service
  • Enhanced Quality Monitoring
  • Manage through Holiday App

£1169

SUNRISE Royal Makadi Resort & Aqua Park

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Excellent choice of restaurants
  • Spacious beachfront location
  • Hotel-run kids' club

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 9032 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 124 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kg Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Return Transfers
  • 24hr Hotel Satisfaction Promise
  • Resort Service
  • Enhanced Quality Monitoring
  • Manage through Holiday App

SENTIDO Mamlouk Palace Resort

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Set on the beachfront
  • Thomas Cook Kids' Club
  • Two outdoor swimming pools

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 5723 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 53 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kg Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Return Transfers
  • 24hr Hotel Satisfaction Promise
  • Resort Service
  • Enhanced Quality Monitoring
  • Manage through Holiday App

Hurghada Resort is your main hub with a huge choice of hotels. It was once a fishing village – difficult to tell in this buzzing resort, with a modern marina packed with fine dining restaurants, elegant bars and designer shops. Enjoy a laid-back holiday at unspoilt Soma Bay, where a dramatic mountain backdrop and 18-hole golf course make for an exclusive break. Also just a drive away from Hurghada, the desert landscape of Makadi Bay is a tranquil new resort, with a luxurious selection of watersports, restaurants, nightlife, and shopping at Souk Makadi.

Egypt is one of the world’s finest water sports destinations, and Hurghada is no exception. If you’re seeking something tame, don your snorkel and fins and take a peek at the underwater paradise. Dedicated boat tours will take you to the right spots (such as the natural park at Giftun Island), where you can spot dazzling coral reefs, turtles, and even dolphins.

Looking for a thrill? Famous shipwrecks around the coast are some of the best dive sites around, and places like Thistlegorm, Ulysses and Rosalie Moeller are perfect for experienced divers. Powerful gusts of wind make this resort a great place for kiteboarding and windsurfing. If you’re inexperienced, why not book a course and learn from the experts? 

From laid-back bars and clubs to Michelin-star dining, there’s something to suit all tastes here. Lined with lots of lively places to eat and drink, the modern Hurghada Marina Boulevard has a great atmosphere day and night. Whether you want local or international fare, you can enjoy everything from camel steaks to sushi on your holiday. Fresh fish dishes are highly recommended. If you’re willing to travel, you can take an off-road jeep trip to a Bedouin village to sample regional cuisine. Looking for a traditional tipple? Sip mint tea in an ahwa (teahouse) with the locals in the old Dahar neighbourhood.

After dark, it’s time to let your hair down. Dance until the sun comes up at a Hed Kandi Pure Pool Party (held on Fridays at Papa’s Beach Club). Tunes come courtesy of Ministry of Sound DJs. 

Gently sloping sands and warm shallow waters make the beach ideal for little visitors. They’re perfect for paddling. The kids will love the glass-bottomed boat tours, so you can explore Hurghada’s colourful underwater wildlife without getting wet. For an adventure to remember, grab your life jackets and jump aboard a banana boat, you’ll head out to sea, zip across the waves and feel the wind blowing in your hair. 

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Adventurers: Hop on board a 4x4 for an off-road jeep ride across the desert. How about a trip to a Bedouin village followed by a delicious dinner bursting with regional flavours?

Day trippers: Take a laid-back cruise to the uninhabited Giftun Island; sit back and relax on the white sand before swimming or snorkelling in the crystal-clear sea.

Families: Everyone will enjoy a glass-bottomed boat trip across the stunning Red Sea surrounding Hurghada. Keep an eye out for dolphins, rays, turtles and all kinds of colourful fish along the way. 

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Fast facts

Language: The language spoken is Arabic.

Currency: The currency used is Egyptian pounds (E£).

Local time: Hurghada is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Hurghada International Airport. Transfers to the resort of Hurghada take just 20 minutes. 

Flight time from UK: The Hurghada flight time is 5.5 hours.

Tourist Information: Before your Hurghada holiday, you can find further tourist information over at www.egypt.travel.

Visa & health: Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/egypt for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Hurghada.

Want to find out more? Read our blog on travel to Egypt.


Weather and climate

Temperature: 16-30 (°C) 

Whenever you head off for your holiday, you’re practically guaranteed clear skies and plenty of sunshine. The best bet for beach lovers is summertime, when you can top up your tan with highs of 33°C. Diving and snorkelling conditions are perfect at this time of year. If you like it slightly little cooler, choose spring or autumn when it drifts between the mid and high-20s. It also stays warm throughout winter with temperatures in the mid-teens. The chance of rain remains low all year round, and the temperature rarely drops below 16°C even in January, the coldest month of the year.

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Getting around

By microbus: Flag down a microbus (they’re the white mini vans) and hop on board to travel around cheaply. The routes are fixed, but there are no allocated stops along the way so just make sure the driver knows where you want to get off.

By taxi: You’ll have no problem finding a taxi in the resort. It’s always a good idea to get a price before you start, and you’ll pay on arrival. We recommend you ask your hotel for an estimated price so you know you’re getting a fair deal. Remember to take some change with you, too


Events

For hobby anglers: Just as winter comes to an end, the Hurghada Fishing Competition begins in February, bringing in adventurous anglers from around the world to join in the contest. If you like your holidays to have a fishy theme, this is the time to book.

Open-air clubs: From June, this sunny resort’s nightlife scene really comes into its own. The summer fun begins with open-air clubs and beach parties, so you can party under the stars until the sun comes up.

Water sports: October sees the arrival of the Yacht Racing & Water Skiing Festival, where you can watch sailing and water sports specialists take to the Red Sea in style. Come and soak up the festive atmosphere for yourself.

Religious festivals: Ramadan (a holy month of fasting for Muslims, usually in May or June) won’t have a big impact on your holiday, as tourists are exempt from restrictions. However, the resort is likely to get busy straight after it finishes, as Egyptian families go away to celebrate Eid ul-Fitr and Eid ul-Adha.


Why choose Thomas Cook

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