Egypt, just the name is enough to set your imagination spinning back to the start of recorded human history – to a time when all-powerful Pharaohs controlled a mysterious and fabulously wealthy empire which lasted virtually intact for over 5,000 years! This 11 day Nile cruise explores the mighty monuments, the intriguing history and the extraordinary artistic masterpieces from the greatest and oldest of all the ancient civilizations.

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Your Ultimate Guide to the Red Sea Riviera: From Sharm El Sheikh to El Gouna and Beyond

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  • DATE 09/07/2023

The Red Sea Riviera, stretching along Egypt's eastern coastline, is a stunning blend of turquoise waters, golden sands, and vibrant cultural experiences. Known for its luxurious resorts, world-class water sports, and unparalleled natural beauty, the region offers a myriad of opportunities for both relaxation and adventure. This comprehensive guide delves into some must-visit destinations along this stunning coastline.

Sharm El Sheikh: The Crown Jewel of the Red Sea Riviera

Often termed the 'Crown Jewel' of the Red Sea Riviera, Sharm El Sheikh is a cosmopolitan city with luxurious resorts, vibrant nightlife, and some of the world's best diving spots. The city's prime location at the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula makes it a hub for water sports enthusiasts, attracting divers from around the globe to explore its underwater wonders. Whether you are interested in the famous Shark and Yolanda Reefs or the quieter dives like the Straits of Tiran, Sharm El Sheikh offers unparalleled marine experiences.

Snorkeling and Diving in Hurghada: A Marine Paradise

Hurghada is another must-visit destination for anyone interested in marine life. Known for its pristine beaches and stunning coral reefs, Hurghada is a paradise for snorkelers and divers alike. The Giftun Islands, a short boat ride from the city, are home to various vibrant sea creatures, from colorful fish to magnificent sea turtles. With dive sites suitable for all skill levels, Hurghada ensures that everyone can experience the underwater magic of the Red Sea.

El Gouna: Egypt's Venice on the Red Sea

El Gouna, often dubbed 'Egypt's Venice,' is a unique and luxurious destination along the Red Sea coast. With its intricate network of canals and lagoons, El Gouna stands out for its unique architecture and serene atmosphere. The town offers a variety of water sports and recreational activities, including golfing, kite surfing, and even wakeboarding, making it a perfect spot for relaxation and adventure.

Water Sports in Marsa Alam: Kitesurfing, Windsurfing, and More

If you're an adrenaline junkie, Marsa Alam is the place to be. Known for its strong winds and waves, the area is a haven for water sports like kitesurfing and windsurfing. But it's not just about riding the current; Marsa Alam offers many other activities like jet skiing, parasailing, and even underwater scooters for those looking to explore the sea more unconventionally.

Exploring the Protected Areas: Ras Mohammed and Nabq

Conservation is a crucial focus along the Red Sea Riviera, and this commitment is evident in the protected areas of Ras Mohammed and Nabq. Both sites have unique flora and fauna above and below the water. Ras Mohammed, in particular, is a diver's paradise, offering some of the most pristine coral reefs in the world. Nabq, on the other hand, is more known for its mangrove forests and is an excellent spot for bird watching.

Dahab: A Backpacker's Paradise on the Red Sea

Dahab is the Red Sea's hidden gem, perfect for travelers who prefer a more laid-back atmosphere. Famed for its bohemian vibe, Dahab is an ideal destination for backpackers looking for affordability without compromising beauty or activities. The area is also renowned for its snorkeling and diving spots, notably the Blue Hole, which offers an otherworldly underwater experience.

Coral Reefs of the Red Sea: A Natural Wonder

The coral reefs of the Red Sea are some of the most biodiverse ecosystems on the planet. Housing thousands of species of fish, corals, and other marine life, these underwater gardens are a spectacle of colors and forms. Protected areas like Ras Mohammed offer snorkeling and diving opportunities that allow you to witness these natural wonders in all their glory.

Soma Bay: A Secluded Luxury Getaway

For travelers seeking a more secluded experience, Soma Bay offers luxury away from the crowds. Known for its high-end resorts and private beaches, Soma Bay is a haven for those seeking comfort and serenity. Whether you want to unwind in a world-class spa or try golf on one of the Red Sea's finest courses, this luxurious spot has it all.

A Guide to Red Sea Beach Resorts: From Budget to Luxury

Accommodation along the Red Sea Riviera ranges from budget-friendly options to the pinnacle of luxury. Resorts in areas like Dahab and Marsa Alam offer more affordable but comfortable lodgings, ideal for backpackers and budget travelers. On the other end of the spectrum, you'll find opulent resorts in Sharm El Sheikh and El Gouna, with world-class amenities like private beaches, gourmet dining, and spa facilities. Regardless of your budget, the Red Sea Riviera has a resort that will meet your needs.

Nightlife in the Red Sea Riviera: Bars, Clubs, and Entertainment

If you think the Red Sea Riviera is about daytime activities, think again. The region boasts a vibrant nightlife, particularly in bustling locales like Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada. From beachfront bars and cafes to pulsating nightclubs, there's no shortage of places to unwind after the sun sets. Whether you're interested in a quiet evening by the sea or a night of dancing, the Red Sea Riviera has you covered.

The Best Season to Visit the Red Sea Riviera: Weather and Activities

Understanding the best time to visit can significantly enhance your experience. The Red Sea Riviera is a year-round destination, but each season has unique appeal. The winter months offer cooler temperatures, perfect for exploring and sightseeing, while the summer provides ideal conditions for water sports. However, if you want to avoid the crowds, consider visiting during spring and fall shoulder seasons.

How Safe is the Red Sea Riviera: Travel Tips and Advice

Safety is often a concern for travelers, but the Red Sea Riviera is generally considered a safe destination. Resorts and tourist areas are well-patrolled, and instances of crime are relatively low. However, taking standard safety precautions, like avoiding isolated areas at night and securing valuables, is always wise. Please review local guidelines and follow the rules and recommendations your accommodation provides for a hassle-free vacation.

And there you have it—a comprehensive guide to making the most of your time in Egypt's Red Sea Riviera. From the bustling streets of Sharm El Sheikh to the tranquil waters of Soma Bay, this coastal stretch offers something for every type of traveler. Whether you're an adventure enthusiast, a luxury seeker, or somewhere in between, the Red Sea Riviera promises an unforgettable experience. We hope this guide has given you the insights to plan your perfect getaway. Safe travels!

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Ancient pyramids, preserved temples and mysterious tombs – the best Nile cruise

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Riviera Travel brings you to the once-in-a-lifetime destination of Egypt, visiting an array of historic gems such as Cairo, Giza, Abydos, Luxor and more.

Be whisked back in time to an era when the iconic Pharaohs were in power with a voyage along the stunning Nile in Egypt with Riviera Travel.

For the river cruise enthusiasts amongst you, the combination of the ease of cruising and Egypt’s history, art and culture will seem almost too good to be true with the ‘Wonders of the Nile: Cairo to Luxor’ itinerary.

This crafted route carries you away to the pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum, Saqqara, Coptic Museum and many more fascinating locations.

The beauty of a long-haul river cruise is that it will be completely different from any other cruising experience, so discover this exciting itinerary with Riviera Travel .

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The stunning MS Movenpick Darakum brings you to the Nile for a leisurely 10 nights and, with only 104 fellow guests onboard, you can be sure that you will receive all the attention you deserve.

Step onboard this vessel, boasting a plunge pool, sun deck, lounge, bar area and more, and head towards the Giza plateau for your first magical glimpse of the Great Pyramids.

There are plenty of exciting sights to explore offboard too, with countless ports of call to explore such as Luxor, the Valley of the Kings, Abydos, Dendera, Qena, Sohag, Assyut and many more.

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What’s more, as it’s a ‘Classic’ tour with Riviera, you can call upon the knowledge of a tour manager and local experts throughout your time onboard and offboard.

With an impressive range of excursions included in the price, you don’t have to worry about booking popular excursions that sell out quickly.

Included excursions are a guided tour of Cairo , the Giza Pyramids & Sphinx, entrance to the Egyptian Museum, Beni Hassan tombs and Abydos and Dendera temples – what more could you want?

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A true standout is Giza, which boasts the Great Pyramids – certainly a sight to snap a photo with.

Crane your neck to admire these three gigantic pyramids and if you want to wander inside (entry at an extra cost payable locally) you can discover unique passageways and burial chambers.

Further down the hill, you can admire the impressive Sphinx which – fun fact – is actually the world’s largest free-standing sculpture.

The Egyptian Museum is also nestled in Giza, where you can observe an array of ancient artefacts – make sure you visit the famed Royal Mummy room (for a small additional fee).

Tuna El Gebel

Also known as ‘The City of the Dead’, Tuna El Gebel is more fun than it sounds – trust us.

The vast majority of the buildings belong to the historical period between 300 BC and 300 AD and feature a range of intriguing temples and tombs.

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Tuna El Gebel was the necropolis for the city of Hermopolis, and, past this ancient village, which was sacred to the Greek god Hermes, you can find a range of tombs and catacombs of those who once resided there as well as sacred animals.

Have a wander around and marvel at the level of preservation and imagine what the lives of these residents were like.

Known as one of the most mysterious sites in Egypt, Abydos, was a place of pilgrimage for Egyptians who wanted to be buried as close as possible to the tomb of Osiris in Egypt.

The god of the underworld was one of Egypt's most important deities.

You can admire the Great Temple of Seti I, dedicated to the important Pharaoh, which acts as the main attraction in Abydos as well as the centre for pilgrimage.

Make sure to explore inside the centre of the temple and find the Gallery of the Kings, where you can read a list of all the pharaohs and hieroglyphs of the kings themselves.

Allow yourself to be truly taken back in time with a visit to Dendera, which boasts one of the best-preserved temples (the Temple of Hathor) in the entirety of Egypt.

You can also enjoy the included excursion to Abydos and Dendera temples with Riviera to discover these fascinating buildings.

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The Temple of Hathor shows plenty of influence from the Egyptian, Greek and Roman rulers, see if you can spot where this influence changes throughout the temple.

Discover the ornate chamber at the top of the temple that was used to greet the rising sun as well as the Dendera Zodiac, believed to be the only complete map of the ancient Egyptian sky.

You are guaranteed to feel like a history buff by the end of your cruise with Riviera Travel to Egypt, full of fascinating facts to share with your family and friends.

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Riviera Travel Wonders of the Nile: Cairo to Aswan

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Egypt, just the name is enough to set your imagination spinning back to the start of recorded human history – to a time when all-powerful Pharaohs controlled a mysterious and fabulously wealthy empire which lasted virtually intact for over 5,000 years. Riviera’s Nile cruise explores the mighty monuments, the intriguing history, and the extraordinary artistic masterpieces from the greatest and oldest of all the ancient civilizations.

– 14 nights on the MS Movenpick Darakum – Return flights and transfers – Programme of daily tours & visits – Full board dining – Complimentary on-board tea and coffee – Complimentary on-board Wi-fi – Expert tour manager – Checked luggage

– Visit the Pyramids of Giza – Guided tour of Amarna – Visit the Valley of the Kings – Visit the Egyptian Museum and see the Golden Mask of Tutankhamun

Day 1 – Departure Take a direct flight to Cairo, arriving in the late evening. Upon arrival, transfer to the MS Movenpick Darakum.

Day 2 – The Pyramids, Sphinx and Egyptian Museum Drive out to the Giza plateau for your first close-up of the Great Pyramids (Please note, entry is available at an extra cost locally). Afterwards, visit the Egyptian Museum, whose centrepiece is the collection of treasures from the tomb of Tutankhamun. The Royal Mummy room may be entered, upon payment of a small additional fee.

Day 3 – Saqqara & Coptic Museum Head south to Saqqara, where you’ll find the giant ‘step’ pyramid. After, explore Old Cairo’s Christian history with a visit to ‘Hanging Church’ and then the Coptic Museum and the Ben Ezra Synagogue.

Day 4 – Full day sailing Today, the ship begins its journey out of Cairo. Enjoy some fascinating lectures on modern and ancient Egypt as you glide past farms and canals. In the afternoon, you’ll arrive in Beni Suef, where the ship will dock for the night.

Day 5 – Full day sailing After breakfast, enjoy the facilities onboard as you sail towards Minya, where you’ll moor the next two nights.

Day 6 – Beni Hassan Tombs Visit Tuna El Gebel, the necropolis of Hermopolis. Explore the tomb of Petosiris and the catacombs. After lunch on the ship, tour the tombs of Beni Hassan.

Day 7 – Amarna This morning, visit the site of the short-lived capital of Pharaoh Akhenaten and Nefertiti. Visit Akhenaten’s tomb before returning to the ship. Enjoy lunch and sail towards Assyut, keeping an eye out for Coptic monasteries.

Day 8 – Full day sailing Continue your journey down the Nile, having a full day to relax onboard.

Day 9 – Abydos Today, you’ll visit Abydos, one of ancient Egypt’s most mysterious sites as a pilgrimage site of the cult of Osiris. Here you’ll find the Great Temple of Seti I and the Gallery of the Kings. Sail onwards to Qena where the ship will dock for the night.

Day 10 – Dendera See the Temple of Hathor, one of the best preserved in Egypt. After, sail to Luxor for the night.

Day 11 – Luxor West Bank Cross the Nile to the West Bank to visit the Valley of Kings, as well as Howard Carter’s house that stands near the nearly opened replica of King Tut’s Tomb. The morning’s tour ends at the temple of Hatshepsut. Return to the ship at lunchtime and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 12 – Karnak & Luxor Temples In the morning, visit the Temple of Karnak and the Temple of Luxor. After lunch, sail for Edfu, where the ship moors for the night.

Day 13 – Kom Ombo Visit the unique temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to two gods. Sail to Aswan and moor overnight.

Day 14 – Aswan Visit the Aswan High Dam, one of modern Egypt’s greatest achievements. Continue onto the temple of Philae. After visiting the Nubian museum, take a ride on a felucca to Kitchener Island.

Day 15 – Flight Home Early in the morning, you’ll make your way to Aswan airport for your return flight via Cairo.

One of the smaller ships on the Nile, with just 52 cabins and suites, the five-star MS Darakum has been designed with a low draft in order to navigate the full length of the Nile in Egypt. It is currently the only vessel regularly operating this route, so this cruise is very much a unique experience.

All the cabins feature the following amenities: – Air conditioning – Hairdryer – Safe – Fridge – TV – Tea and coffee making facilities – Turn down service – Bath with fixed shower – Complimentary toiletries

Onboard facilities include: – Sun deck with loungers, sofas, and armchairs – Air conditioning – Lounge and bar area to relax in – Evening entertainment – Tea and coffee making facilities – Complimentary bottled water – Wine tasting and cookery lessons (at an extra charge)

Fact File Currency: Egyptian Pound Flight Time: Approx. 4 hrs 40 mins Language: Arabic Time Zone: GMT+2 Country: Egypt

Visa Information Along with a valid passport, UK citizens must have a visa in order to travel to Egypt. For the most up-to-date passport and visa information visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/egypt/entry-requirements

Full details of how and when to apply will be sent with your booking confirmation.

We are unable to accept responsibility if you are unable to travel because you have not complied with any passport/entry/immigration requirements.

Please note that visa costs may be subject to change.

Things to Note No photography or guiding is allowed inside tombs or pyramids, as well as in museums.

Entry into the Egyptian Museum’s Mummy room and into any of the Great Pyramids is payable extra locally.

The order of visits may vary according to the season & local conditions.

Mobility We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility, we encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns.

Health Whilst the travelling schedule shall pose no problems for people of any age in normal physical health, we would point out that in visiting a number of historical sites, paths are uneven and uphill, and we often enjoy walking tours of the main sights.

A reasonable level of fitness is required to get the best out of this tour, for example there are no lifts on board the MS Darakum and entry into some of the tombs involve steep descents with numerous narrow steps. Therefore, this holiday will not be suitable for clients of greatly impaired mobility.

Daytime temperature levels will also be high for most of the year and in summer months most excursions start early in order to avoid excessive midday desert heat.

Please consult your GP regarding the appropriate inoculations required for Egypt at least a month before departure.

Transfer Times All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependent on traffic.

Cairo International Airport to MS Movenpick Darakum = 1 hour MS Movenpick Darakum to Aswan International Airport = 30 minutes

A shorter version of this itinerary is available as the Wonders of Nile: Cairo to Luxor river cruise. This 11 day river cruise follows the same itinerary as the Cairo to Aswan river cruise until Day 11, when those on the shorter itinerary will transfer to Luxor Airport for their flight home instead of continuing on to the Valley of the Kings.

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Egypt’s Red Sea Riviera

The travel pages takes a look at egypt’s red sea riviera and provides a guide to where to stay and what to do..

by Mike Gerrard

Sharm-el-Sheik on Egypt's Red Sea Riviera

‘It’s got the best diving in the world,’ my newsagent told me about Egypt’s Red Sea. He reached for the shelves and pulled down a diving magazine to prove it, completely oblivious to my total lack of interest in diving. I knew I could trust him, as he had actually been diving all round the globe and bored me before on the subject, but it was life on land and not beneath the waves that has kept me going back to Egypt.

But don’t expect the Red Sea Riviera to be anything like the French Riviera, and certainly not the English Riviera. Parts of it can look a bit down-at-heel, in total contrast to the hotels which are generally immaculate. Some people opt to spend their entire vacation, apart from an excursion or two, lounging by the hotel pool and being treated like millionaires. That’s completely understandable, but a shame too. A wander round the streets will show you life in the real Egypt, and give you chance to meet the locals. The highlights of many people’s holidays are when they get to know someone, and find themselves being invited to their homes to meet the family, to have tea or a meal, or even to go to a wedding. Arabs are genuinely hospitable, it is part of the culture.

A visitor at the Karnak Temple near Luxor in Egypt

Understanding that culture is vital to having a good holiday. Baksheesh probably causes more headaches than anything. Try not to get worked up about it. It is traditional in Moslem countries to give a small tip to anyone who has done you a service. It’s only when someone invents a service you didn’t want in the first place – that’s when you refuse to tip! You always have to remember that most people you will meet on holiday are very poor by Western standards, and they’re trying to make a living as best they can. It’s hard to tell yourself that when you’re being pestered the minute you step out of your hotel, but it is a fact of life.

Luxor Temple

The easy way to reduce the hassle factor is to take an organised excursion, picked up and dropped off at the hotel door. And Egypt is one country where you must make the most of your visit, and experience as much of the magic of the country as possible. You don’t have to have the least bit of interest in history to be awestruck by the temples, the scale and the beauty of them, and the fact that they have survived for thousands of years. A visit to the tombs in the Valley of the Kings at Luxor will stay with you the rest of your life, as will a trip across the desert from the Red Sea coast, perhaps meeting some of the Bedouin nomads. From Sharm el-Sheik it’s possible to head into the Sinai Desert , to St Catherine’s Monastery (site of the Biblical Burning Bush) and to climb to the top of Mount Sinai, for stunning desert views.

St Catherine's Monastery in Egypt's Sinai Desert

And the diving? OK, I did take a trip in a glass-bottomed boat on my last day in Sharm el-Sheik, and it was wonderful. I could start to see the attraction of diving. Oh well, there’s always next time. And I’ll send my newsagent a postcard.

Where to Stay on Egypt’s Red Sea Riviera?

The most difficult thing about Egypt is choosing where to stay, although this is made much easier if you opt for a two-centre holiday. You can combine diving with the temples at Luxor, or do both Cairo and Luxor, or mix diving with a Nile cruise.

The Giza Pyramids in Cairo

Makadi Bay Only 24km from Hurghada, making for an easy airport transfer, Makadi Bay is one of the newer developments along this coast. As yet it’s relatively unknown, but it won’t stay that way for long thanks to its fabulous setting with the mountains behind, the desert nearby and the deep blue waters of the Red Sea. There are plenty of top-range hotels here, but no real town or village, so it’s more suited to those who like to stay in their hotel in the evening, and take advantage of its facilities.

Hurghada Known mainly as the site of the region’s international airport , Hurghada is also a thriving holiday town in its own right, and the best choice for those who want bustle, nightlife, great beaches and good diving. The old part of town has a range of hotels, restaurants and shops and is a good place for a night out. The best hotels tend to be strung out along the coast and it may be a bit of a trek into town, so it’s just as well that most of them are well set-up with all the entertainment and eating options you could want.

El Gouna Only 21km north of Hurghada, El Gouna is a modern purpose-built tourist area. It’s a luxury development which was begun by a Cairo millionaire, originally for himself, but it grew into one of the most impressive new resorts in the whole of Egypt. There are man-made lagoons here, landscaped golf courses, quality hotels, and all sandwiched between those Red Sea Mountains and the tempting sea.

Sharm el Sheikh Sharm is one short hop on the plane beyond Hurghada, at the end of the Sinai peninsula. It offers all that Hurghada offers and more, with its cosmopolitan atmosphere and access to the truly spectacular Sinai Desert . An excellent base for diving, too. See our page on Things to Do in Sharm.

Woman Walking in Egypt's Sinai Desert

Soma Bay Soma Bay is a modern development about 40km south of Hurghada, and even by Egyptian standards (where they know a thing or two about sand) its beaches are rather special. It’s got something for golfers as well as for divers – a course designed by Gary Player, no less.

Combinations A Nile cruise is like no other cruise, and whether you go for a day or a week, everyone should try to fit one into a visit to Egypt. To glide down the longest river in the world and watch the ever-changing scenes on the riverbank, which sometimes seem to go back to Biblical times, must be one of the most relaxing travel experiences in the world. It provides all the comforts of a floating hotel with the chance to visit some of the more remote temples such as Abydos and Dendera.

Cairo and the River Nile in Egypt

A week’s cruise and a week in Luxor, in Cairo, or on the Red Sea Riviera, is a combination hard to beat. Combining Cairo and Luxor is ideal for those really into Egyptian history, but might cause ‘temple fatigue’ in others. If you really don’t want to cruise then a week in Luxor followed by a week on the Red Sea to relax is also hard to beat.

Abu Simbel in Egypt

A flying visit to Abu Simbel, close to the border with Sudan and on the shores of Lake Nasser, is another special Egyptian experience. You will recognise at once the four giant statues of Ramses that have been carved out of the very mountainside and been photographed a million times since – though photography isn’t easy because of the location and the sheer scale of the statues. Maybe you should just sit back and enjoy.

Diving on Egypt’s Red Sea Riviera

Coral Reef in Egypt's Red Sea Riviera

Everyone agrees that the Red Sea provides some of the finest diving in the world. It’s also cheap, and many divers go here to get their PADI qualifications for that very reason. It’s not just the cheapness, though. The waters are usually crystal-clear, and the sea calm and giving only the gentlest of currents. The consistent climate (some Red Sea resorts boast 360 days of sunshine a year) is also attractive to the marine life, which is there in abundance. So too are coral reefs, and offshore wrecks, which fish and coral both love.

If you’re not into serious diving, you can still go snorkelling and see quite a lot because the waters are beautifully clear and you don’t need to go very far out to find the incredibly colourful fishes. You can rent snorkelling gear but it gets well-used so bring your own from home, if you have it. Even if you can’t swim you needn’t lose out, as you can take a trip in a glass-bottomed boat or a mini-submarine and see what all the fuss is about without even getting your feet wet.

Cairo in Egypt

Cairo is one of the world’s great cities. It is busy, dusty, hot and chaotic, but it is an experience not to be missed. The Egyptians themselves call it the Mother of the World, and it is crammed with 22 million people — rich and poor, mansions and slums, Muslim and Christian and Jew, the new and the old, and of course all the sights that visitors want to see.

In this city is one of the world’s great museums, the Egyptian Museum, which like the city can seem dusty, crowded and chaotic too. A guided tour helps make sense of the place, and covers the highlights that shouldn’t be missed, including of course the glorious treasures from the tomb of King Tutankhamun. The city’s other great treasures are the Pyramids at Giza, the only one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world to be still surviving. If you can time your visit to this timeless spot for the evening Sound and Light Show, you should definitely do so. Like the one at the Karnak Temple in Luxor, it is really impressive.

The Temple of Karnak in Luxor, Egypt

There are other pyramids at Sakkara, Egypt’s old capital, including the oldest known pyramid, the Step Pyramid of Zoser, dating back to 2668-2649BC. Nearby are the ruins of the ancient city of Memphis, not as spectacular as some but with a great atmosphere, surrounded by peaceful palm groves. After the bustle of Cairo, you might welcome it.

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Prices The cost of living in Egypt is surprisingly cheap. Prices in the hotels are naturally higher than out on the street, but not outrageously so.

Food and drink You won’t eat badly in Egypt. The food tends to be spicy but not overly hot, and although there isn’t a wide choice on many menus, your evening meals and lunches by the pool or the sea will still be a memorable part of your holiday.

Spices on Sale in an Egyptian Market

Fresh fish is good and comparatively inexpensive. Grilled meats especially kebabs are popular, and stuffed pigeon is a national dish (tasty but fiddly to eat). To discover what’s what, try eating a mezze , small plates of lots of different dishes. Although Egypt is a Muslim country, beer and wine are readily available in tourist areas and the wine is surprisingly smooth. Ancient Egypt was a prolific and respected wine-making nation.

Getting around It is perfectly safe to walk around in Egypt, but the main drawback is being hassled by vendors, which can get really irritating. Public transport is cheap, but not for the faint-hearted. Taxis are a better bet, and not too expensive. It is a brave visitor who hires a car in Egypt. Consider instead hiring a car and a driver, which is not too costly and a lot less harrowing.

Be careful when hiring the caleshes (horse-drawn carriages), aimed at giving a short town tour or getting you from A to B. Establish the price first, and be sure what currency you are dealing in. One sharp practice is to quote you ‘ten pounds’, and while you think it’s a bargain at ten Egyptian pounds, they will demand ten British pounds at the end, and can get unpleasant if you try to argue.

The Market at Luxor in Egypt

Prices are cheap in Egypt but you must remember to haggle. Don’t start haggling unless you intend to buy, though. Good bargains include anything made from Egyptian cotton, carpets, jewellery, spices and paintings done on papyrus.

Days (and nights) out The Sound and Light Show at Karnak Temple in Luxor is a memorable experience, as is a balloon ride to see the Valley of the Kings at dawn. Nile cruises are quite magical, even if you can only manage a day cruise, and from the Red Sea resorts the chance to visit the monastery of St Catherine at the foot of Mount Sinai should not be missed.

Luxor Temple at Night

Major events and festivals Ramadan is the major Islamic feast, when good Muslims abstain from food and drink during daylight hours for 30 days. Tourists are mostly unaffected, but it is as well to be aware of religious sensibilities. When Ramadan ends, there are three days of celebrations, including lots of eating. About ten weeks later is the Feast of the Sacrifice, and four days of festivities when families traditionally slaughter a sheep and share its meat.

Health No jabs are necessary for Egypt, but mosquitoes are widespread and an anti-malarial course is recommended. You should also consider hepatitis A and typhoid. See your doctor for up-to-date advice, as some areas are safer than others.

The worst danger is an upset tummy, although most tourist hotels have strict hygiene regulations. The tap water is in theory safe to drink, but not recommended as it is heavily chlorinated. Bottled water should be used at all times. Wash your hands after handling money. One look at the average Egyptian note and you’ll know why. Some of them seem to date from the time of the Pharoahs.

Security Like most Arabic countries, Egypt is a very safe place. If you lose any money it probably won’t be through theft but by being overcharged for a carpet! Security guards are everywhere, which can itself seem a little frightening initially, but they help keep the country a safe and peaceful place for visitors.

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Red Sea Riviera: The Perfect Beach Destination for Red Sea Holidays

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The Red Sea Riviera in Egypt is a popular destination for beach enthusiasts and adventure seekers. Its crystal clear waters, stunning coral reefs, and warm climate make it the perfect place for a relaxing and rejuvenating vacation. 

Whether you're looking to soak up the sun on one of the many beautiful beaches or explore the underwater world, at the same time, scuba diving or snorkeling, or discover the rich history and culture of the region, the Red Sea Riviera has something for everyone. 

In this article, we'll take a closer look at what makes Egypt's Red Sea Riviera such an excellent choice for a holiday and provide tips and recommendations for planning your trip. So, pack your bags and get ready to discover the beauty of the Red Sea Riviera.

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The Red Sea Riviera in Egypt is a popular destination for beach enthusiasts and adventure seekers

What is the Red Sea Riviera?

The Red Sea Riviera is a stunningly beautiful and diverse world region stretching along the eastern coast of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. Located between the Mediterranean and the Red Sea, this area is renowned for its crystal-clear waters, white sand beaches, and spectacular coral reefs. It is also a popular destination for those looking to explore ancient Egyptian history and culture and those seeking an unforgettable beach vacation.

The Red Sea Riviera is home to some of the world's most beautiful beaches, including El Gouna Beach in Hurghada, Dahab Beach in Sharm El Sheikh, and Naama Bay Beach in Sharm El Sheikh. All these beaches are lined with white sand and offer breathtaking sea views. The crystal clear waters make it ideal for swimming, snorkeling, diving, and other water activities. Those passionate about history can explore ancient ruins such as the Temple of Hathor at El Gouna or take a tour of St Catherine's Monastery in Sharm El Sheikh.

The Red Sea Riviera has something to offer everyone. From luxury resorts to budget-friendly accommodations, there are plenty of places to stay along the coast. For those looking for an unforgettable experience, there are plenty of activities to choose from, including jet skiing, windsurfing, parasailing, kitesurfing, sailing trips around Tiran Island, or even a hot air balloon ride over the Sinai Peninsula. For more adventurous travelers, there are plenty of opportunities for camel rides through the desert or hiking up Mount Sinai.

The Red Sea Riviera is also a great place to go shopping. Whether you're looking for souvenirs from your trip or want to browse local markets and shops, you'll find something that suits your taste in this region. The main shopping areas are in Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh, where you can find everything from traditional handicrafts to designer clothing stores. 

No matter what type of vacation you're looking for, whether it be a relaxing beach holiday or an adventurous exploration into history, The Red Sea Riviera has something special waiting for you! With its incredible beauty and diversity, it's no wonder why this region has become one of Egypt's most popular tourist destinations!

Located between the Mediterranean and the Red Sea, this area is renowned for its crystal-clear waters, white sand beaches, and spectacular coral reefs

When is the best time to visit the Red Sea Riviera?

The answer to this question depends on what you are looking for in a vacation. If you are looking for warm weather and plenty of sunshine, the best time to visit the Red Sea Riviera is between April and October. During this time, temperatures range from mild to hot and sunny days are common. This makes it perfect for swimming, snorkeling, diving, or relaxing on the beach. 

If you are looking for cooler temperatures and fewer crowds, the best time to visit is between November and March. During this time, temperatures range from mild to cool, with occasional rain showers. The crowds tend to be smaller during this period, so if you want more privacy or avoid large crowds, this may be a better option. 

No matter what time of year you decide to visit the Red Sea Riviera, there will always be something fun and exciting to do. From snorkeling in crystal clear waters filled with bright coral reefs to exploring ancient ruins like Pharaoh's Palace in Luxor or visiting historical sites like St Catherine's Monastery in Sinai - there's something for everyone here! 

The Red Sea Riviera also offers plenty of activities such as water sports like windsurfing or kitesurfing, camel rides along scenic beaches or even desert safaris into Egypt's vast deserts! You can also find plenty of shopping opportunities here - from local markets selling handmade goods such as jewelry or carpets to luxury stores selling designer goods - there's something here for everyone!

The area around Hurghada is especially beautiful, with its white sand beaches and turquoise waters

The Red Rea Resort Town of Hurghada

Hurghada is a beautiful resort town located on the Red Sea in Egypt. It's a popular destination for tourists worldwide, and it's easy to see why! With its stunning beaches, vibrant nightlife, and plenty of activities to keep you busy, there's something for everyone in Hurghada.

The Red Sea is known for its crystal-clear waters and stunning coral reefs. The area around Hurghada is especially beautiful, with its white sand beaches and turquoise waters. You can take a boat ride to explore the coral reefs, relax on the beach, and soak up some sun. Plenty of water sports, such as snorkeling, diving, fishing, windsurfing and kitesurfing, are available. 

If you're looking for a bit of nightlife, there are plenty of bars and clubs in Hurghada. Most of them are located along the waterfront promenade or in the downtown area. There are also several casinos if you're feeling lucky! 

Plenty of spas offer massages and other treatments if you're looking for something more relaxing during your stay in Hurghada. You can also visit local markets for souvenirs or take a day trip to Luxor or Cairo to explore ancient Egyptian ruins.

The city of Sharm el-Sheikh is situated on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, overlooking the Red Sea

Sharm el Sheikh

Sharm el Sheikh is a stunning resort town in the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt. It's known for its crystal-clear waters, pristine beaches, and vibrant nightlife. This popular destination is great for relaxing and enjoying the sun and sand. 

The city of Sharm el-Sheikh is situated on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, overlooking the Red Sea. It's surrounded by mountains and desert landscapes, making it an ideal spot for a getaway. The city is home to some of Egypt's most beautiful beaches, with white sand and turquoise waters perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and diving. 

Sharm el Sheikh is also known for its vibrant nightlife. Numerous bars and clubs in the area offer live music and entertainment throughout the evening. Many of these venues also have outdoor seating areas to enjoy a drink while watching the sunset over the Red Sea. 

Sharm el Sheikh has something to offer everyone. Whether looking for a relaxing beach vacation or an action-packed adventure holiday, this city has it all. Plenty of activities, such as camel riding, quad biking, windsurfing, kitesurfing, parasailing, and more, keep you busy during your stay. You can also visit some of the area's cultural attractions, including St Catherine's Monastery or explore nearby Mount Sinai, where Moses received the Ten Commandments from God. 

The city also offers excellent shopping opportunities, with plenty of markets selling everything from souvenirs to local crafts and jewelry. There are many restaurants in Sharm el Sheikh offering delicious local cuisine as well as international dishes. And if you're looking for something more active, there are plenty of water sports centers where you can rent equipment or take lessons in scuba diving or snorkeling.

The beaches of Marsa Alam are some of the most beautiful in the world

Marsa Alam is an Egyptian city near the Red Sea coast in the Eastern Desert. It is known for its stunning beaches, vibrant coral reefs, and unique wildlife. The city has become a popular tourist destination in recent years due to its incredible natural beauty and numerous attractions.

The beaches of Marsa Alam are some of the most beautiful in the world. With crystal clear waters and white sand, they provide a tranquil setting for visitors to relax and enjoy. The nearby coral reefs are home to various marine life, including dolphins, turtles, and colorful fish. Visitors can participate in snorkeling or diving excursions to explore these vibrant underwater ecosystems. 

The nearby desert is also full of interesting attractions. Visitors can take camel rides through the dunes or explore ancient ruins from long-ago civilizations. There are also plenty of opportunities for bird watching, as many species make their home in this area. 

In addition to its natural beauty, Marsa Alam offers plenty of cultural attractions for visitors. The city has several museums that showcase local art and artifacts from around the region. Numerous cultural festivals are held throughout the year that celebrate traditional music and dance from Egypt's past and present.

The nightlife in El Gouna is vibrant and exciting. There are plenty of bars, clubs, and restaurants to explore

El Gouna is an amazing destination on the Red Sea coast in Egypt. It is a beautiful resort town that offers visitors various activities and attractions. From its stunning beaches to its exciting nightlife, El Gouna will surely provide an unforgettable experience.

The beaches of El Gouna are some of the most beautiful in the world. With crystal-clear waters and powdery white sand, they are perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing. Plenty of beach activities, such as beach volleyball, beach soccer, and beach tennis, can be enjoyed by all ages. The waters around El Gouna are also great for scuba diving and sailing, making it an excellent spot for water sports enthusiasts.

The nightlife in El Gouna is vibrant and exciting. There are plenty of bars, clubs, and restaurants to explore. For those looking for a more relaxed evening out, there are plenty of cafes and lounges to enjoy a drink or two with friends. The vibrant atmosphere makes it easy to meet new people and make new friends while enjoying the nightlife in El Gouna. 

El Gouna offers many shopping opportunities, from local boutiques to international brands. Whether you're looking for souvenirs or designer clothing, you'll find something that suits your needs here. There are also several markets where you can find unique bargain-priced items. 

Suppose you're looking for something more adventurous than shopping or partying. In that case, El Gouna has plenty of activities, such as horseback riding, kite surfing, windsurfing, parasailing, jet skiing and much more! You can even take a hot air balloon ride over the stunning scenery or participate in desert safaris on camels or quad bikes! 

El Gouna is also home to several cultural attractions, such as museums and galleries that showcase Egyptian history and artworks worldwide. Several historical sites nearby, such as ancient temples, can be explored on guided tours or independently.

Safaga also has plenty of history to explore. It was once an important port city during the reign of Ramses II, who built many monuments here, including the Temple of Horus at Edfu

Safaga, located on the Red Sea in Egypt, is a beautiful destination that offers something for everyone. This city has everything from stunning beaches and crystal clear waters to ancient history and vibrant culture. Whether you're looking for a relaxing getaway or an exciting adventure, Safaga has something to offer.

The beaches of Safaga are some of the most beautiful in Egypt. The Red Sea is known for its crystal clear waters and stunning coral reefs, making it a popular spot for snorkeling and diving. The white sand beaches are perfect for sunbathing and swimming. The city also has plenty of beachfront restaurants and bars where you can enjoy a meal or drink while enjoying the views.

Safaga also has plenty of history to explore. It was once an important port city during the reign of Ramses II, who built many monuments here, including the Temple of Horus at Edfu. Today, visitors can explore these ancient sites and visit nearby Luxor and Karnak Temples. There are also plenty of museums in Safaga that showcase the city's rich cultural heritage.

When it comes to activities, Safaga has something for everyone. Plenty of water sports are available such as jet skiing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, sailing, parasailing and more. For those looking to relax, there are spas offering massages and other treatments, as well as yoga classes and meditation retreats available throughout the city. Shopping is also popular in Safaga, with its many markets selling everything from souvenirs to traditional Egyptian clothing and jewelry. 

For nightlife lovers, there are plenty of bars and nightclubs where you can dance the night away or sit back with a drink while enjoying some live music or DJs spinning their tunes until late into the night. For those looking for something more laid back, there are plenty of cafes where you can grab a bite to eat or sit back with friends over coffee or tea while watching people go by.

The Sinai Red Sea is part of the Red Sea Riviera, which stretches from Aqaba in Jordan to Suez in Egypt

The Sinai Red Sea is a stunningly beautiful destination with a unique combination of natural beauty and cultural heritage. Located between Africa and Asia, this area has some of the most beautiful coral reefs, crystal clear waters, and pristine beaches worldwide. It is also a place of great historical significance, as it was the site of the Exodus from Egypt.

The Sinai Red Sea is part of the Red Sea Riviera, which stretches from Aqaba in Jordan to Suez in Egypt. The region offers many activities for visitors to enjoy, including snorkeling, diving, sailing, kayaking, fishing, and more. The waters are home to a fantastic array of marine life, including dolphins, whales, sharks, manta rays, and sea turtles. The coral reefs are also teeming with colorful fish and other sea creatures.

The Sinai Red Sea has long been a popular destination for tourists looking for a unique experience. It has been described as "a paradise on earth" by many who have visited the area. The region's stunning beauty and rich cultural history make it an ideal holiday destination for those looking for something special.

The area is also home to some incredible archaeological sites that provide insight into ancient civilizations that once inhabited this part of the world. The ancient city of Petra in Jordan is one such site that has been well-preserved over time and allows visitors to explore its fascinating history. Other sites include Mount Sinai in Egypt, where Moses received the Ten Commandments from God; the ruins at El Arish in Egypt; and Mada'in Saleh in Saudi Arabia, which was once home to Nabatean civilization. 

In addition to its historical significance, the Sinai Red Sea offers visitors plenty of opportunities for relaxation and adventure. Visitors can explore miles of unspoiled beaches or participate in exciting water sports such as windsurfing or kitesurfing. Plenty of resorts along the coast offer luxurious amenities such as spas and fine dining experiences, as well as organized excursions into nearby desert oases or wadis (dry riverbeds). 

Those looking for something more spiritual or reflective during their visit to this region can take part in religious pilgrimages or join guided meditation tours that allow them to explore their inner selves while surrounded by breathtaking views of nature's beauty.

Dahab is situated on the eastern coast of the Sinai Peninsula, approximately 80 kilometers north of Sharm El Sheikh

Dahab is a beautiful beach town located on Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. It is known for its crystal clear waters, white sand beaches, and stunning views of the Red Sea. Dahab is a popular destination for tourists worldwide who experience its laid-back atmosphere and unique culture.

Dahab is situated on the eastern coast of the Sinai Peninsula, approximately 80 kilometers north of Sharm El Sheikh. The town has around 10,000 people and is home to many Bedouin tribes. The primary language in Dahab is Arabic, but English is also widely spoken. 

The main attraction in Dahab is its stunning beaches. The Red Sea has some of the clearest waters in the world, and its white-sand beaches are perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and diving. Many coral reefs are home to abundant colorful fish and other marine life, making them an excellent spot for snorkeling and diving enthusiasts. 

The town has a relaxed atmosphere with plenty of cafes and restaurants offering local and international cuisine. Several shops also sell souvenirs, jewelry, clothing, and more. Dahab provides plenty of activities, such as camel rides along the beach or jeep tours through the desert. 

If you're looking for more adventure, there are plenty of activities to choose from, such as kite surfing, windsurfing, mountain biking or even quad biking through the desert dunes. For those looking for something more relaxing, there are yoga classes and massage services throughout town. 

Dahab also offers excellent nightlife, with bars and clubs playing music until late into the night. There are also plenty of events throughout the year, including music festivals and traditional Bedouin celebrations, which allow visitors to experience the local culture first-hand.

Makadi Bay offers plenty of activities for those looking for more than sunbathing on the beach

Makadi Bay is a stunning resort town on the Red Sea coast of Egypt. It is a popular tourist destination, offering visitors various activities, attractions, and amenities. From crystal-clear waters to white sand beaches, Makadi Bay is a paradise for beach-goers and sun-seekers.

The waters of Makadi Bay are some of the clearest in the world. The bay has a wide variety of aquatic life, from colorful coral reefs to playful sea turtles. Visitors can snorkel or dive to explore the depths and observe the vibrant marine life. For those who prefer to stay above water, plenty of boat tours will take you around the bay and show you all the sights.

Makadi Bay also offers plenty of activities for those looking for more than sunbathing on the beach. There are several water sports centers where visitors can rent jet skis, kayaks, and other equipment in the bay. Several diving centers offer courses in scuba diving and snorkeling and boat tours that will take you out into deeper waters to explore sunken ships or reefs.

The beaches at Makadi Bay are some of the most beautiful in Egypt. The sand is white and soft and stretches along miles of coastline with palm trees swaying in the breeze. Visitors can relax on lounge chairs or participate in beach volleyball or other sports activities on these pristine shores. Plenty of restaurants also serve delicious seafood dishes on the beachfront so that you can enjoy your meal with a view!

Makadi Bay also offers plenty of shopping opportunities for visitors looking for souvenirs or gifts to bring home from their vacation. Several markets sell local handicrafts like pottery, jewelry, and clothing stores with stylish Egyptian designs. Visitors can also find international brands like H&M or Zara if they want something more familiar. 

At night, Makadi Bay comes alive with its many bars and clubs playing music until late. Whether you're looking for a place to dance or relax with a drink while taking in sea views, there's something here for everyone's taste! 

Plenty of cultural attractions are nearby for those who want to experience more than sunbathing at Makadi Bay; plenty of cultural attractions are nearby too! Just outside the town lies Luxor, where visitors can explore ancient temples like Karnak or tombs from pharaohs such as Tutankhamun's tomb at Valley of Kings.

The area around Soma Bay is home to some of the most beautiful coral reefs in the world

Soma Bay is a stunning destination located on the Red Sea in Egypt. It is a popular spot for tourists and locals alike, who come to enjoy the beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters, and vibrant marine life. The area is also known for its world-class resorts and spas, offering visitors a luxurious experience.

The area around Soma Bay is home to some of the most beautiful coral reefs in the world. The reefs teem with colorful fish and other marine life, making it an excellent spot for snorkeling or diving. The waters are so clear that you can easily spot schools of fish swimming by. There are also plenty of opportunities to explore shipwrecks and underwater caves.

The beaches at Soma Bay are also stunningly beautiful. Soft white sand stretches along the shoreline, providing a perfect relaxing place and soaking up some sun. The water is warm and inviting, perfect for swimming or lounging in the surf. Plenty of beach bars and restaurants along the shoreline also offer delicious food and drinks throughout the day.

In addition to its natural beauty, Soma Bay has plenty of activities to entertain visitors. The area has several golf courses, tennis courts, fitness centers, spas, shops, restaurants, bars and more. For those looking for something more adventurous, windsurfing, kitesurfing or sailing trips are also available. 

Soma Bay is also home to some incredible cultural attractions, such as temples from ancient Egypt that have been preserved over time or archaeological sites like Quseir Fort, where visitors can learn about local history and culture.

For those looking for adventure, there's no better way to explore the region than by diving

What are the best activities for travelers on the eastern coastline along the Red Sea Riviera?

For those looking for adventure, there's no better way to explore the region than by diving. The Red Sea is home to some of the world's most spectacular coral reefs and marine life. You can go snorkeling or scuba diving to get up close and personal with colorful fish and other sea creatures. There are also plenty of wrecks from World War II that are perfect for exploring. If you're feeling brave, you can even try freediving - an extreme sport where you dive without any breathing apparatus!

Plenty of other activities will keep you entertained if you'd rather stay above water. You can take a boat ride along the coast and enjoy stunning views of turquoise waters and white sandy beaches. Or why not try your hand at windsurfing or kitesurfing? The warm winds make it an excellent spot for these activities - plus, they're great fun!

If relaxation is more your thing, there are plenty of options too. Stroll along one of Egypt's beaches or visit its many spas for pampering treatments such as massages and facials. Or why not spend a day exploring one of Egypt's many ancient sites, such as Luxor or Karnak? It's a great way to learn about Egypt's rich history and culture while soaking up some sun simultaneously!

Our comprehensive Egypt tours cover Cairo, the Nile Valley, and the Red Sea at Hurghada

Egypt tours visiting the Red Sea Riviera

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This comprehensive Egypt tour covers Cairo, the Nile Valley, and the Red Sea at Hurghada. We start with visits to the iconic Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza , where our local Egyptologist guides will start explaining ancient Pharaonic history and the evolution of pyramid building. While in Cairo, we'll also visit the huge Egyptian Museum, home to ancient artefacts, mummies, and the famous King Tutankhamun display.

If relaxation is more your thing, there are plenty of options too. Stroll along one of Egypt's beaches or visit its many spas for pampering treatments such as massages and facials

Gods Of Egypt Tour

This 10-day Egypt tour features all the main Pharaonic highlights in Cairo and the Nile Valley, including a luxury Nile river cruise and some time by the Red Sea at Hurghada. We start in Cairo with tours of the Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza and the world-famous Egyptian Museum, which has a massive collection of ancient artefacts, including the King Tutankhamun display.

Those looking for something more spiritual or reflective during their visit to this region can take part in religious pilgrimages or join guided meditation tours that allow them to explore their inner selves while surrounded by breathtaking views of nature's beauty

Sands & Seas Tour

This 9-day Egypt-guided tour takes in so much of what Egypt has to offer, including many of the main historical sites in Cairo and Luxor, before finishing with a relaxing beach break on the shores of the Red Sea at Hurghada.

For nightlife lovers, there are plenty of bars and nightclubs where you can dance the night away or sit back with a drink while enjoying some live music or DJs spinning their tunes until late into the night

Ancient Encounters Tour

With a newly designed Egypt and Jordan tour itinerary, this two-week adventure is packed full of iconic highlights mixed in with different activities and experiences to bring these fascinating countries to life.

For those looking for something more laid back, there are plenty of cafes where you can grab a bite to eat or sit back with friends over coffee or tea while watching people go by

Egyptian Family Adventure Tour

This comprehensive tour of Egypt is designed especially for families wanting a time exploring some of Egypt's most well-known ancient sites, along with more active trips for the children, combined with some quality time relaxing by the Red Sea. We keep our group sizes small and select our family-friendly guides to help bring Egypt alive for children and parents alike. Including a fun camel ride, a traditional felucca cruise on the Nile, incredible sightseeing, and a stop at a beach resort by the Red Sea, this family tour will create memories to last a lifetime.

If you are looking for cooler temperatures and fewer crowds, the best time to visit is between November and March

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Discover the secrets of Egypt on this comprehensive 12-day tour, which takes you up the Nile into Upper Egypt. You start in Cairo with a visit to the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx before heading to Aswan, where we will visit the beautiful island temple of Philae by boat. An incredible optional tour to Abu Simbel can also be added here. You will then start your traditional Egypt Nile felucca cruise down the Nile on your way to Luxor in the Nile Valley.

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Who's dreaming of Egypt's hot and sunny shores? Here, we take a look at the resorts of the Red Sea Riviera with everything you need to know about planning a holiday to this glorious sandy stretch of the Egyptian coast.

Guide to Egypt's Red Sea Riviera

We'll give you the lowdown on the area's resorts, activities, possible excursions and customs to help you research and plan a well-deserved getaway in 2024/2025.

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Why visit the Red Sea?

Egypt's beach resorts have been enticing Brits for years thanks to their combination of white sandy beaches, year-round sunshine and warm sea, all just a short five-hour flight and a two-hour time difference away.

One of many pools at the Alf Leila Wa Leila Hotel, Hurghada, Egypt

If you're an adrenaline junkie you'll find some amazing activities to check off your bucket list here; how about diving with sharks, quad biking in the desert or taking a camel ride before tucking into a full Bedouin feast?

Egypt is also a shopper's paradise where you can stock up on alabaster, have hieroglyphics etched on papyrus or ogle oriental lamps and leather goods while taking in the aroma of exotic spices.

Which resort is right for you?

So, where exactly should you go on your Egyptian beach holiday? Egypt is four times the size of the UK and blessed with a Mediterranean Sea coast to the north and a stunning stretch along the west coast of the Red Sea. It's here that most of the country's popular beach resorts can be found.

With lots of areas offering sun-soaked Red Sea beach breaks, such as Sharm el Sheikh , Hurghada , El Gouna , and Marsa Alam , deciding where to go can be bewildering but don't worry, Egypt is a straightforward holiday destination once you understand the differences between each resort.

Sharm el Sheikh

Located on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula on part of Egypt's Red Sea coast, Sharm el Sheikh * is the old favourite of many holidaymakers who revel in the dry, hot and sunny conditions that bathe the region almost year-round.

Hotel on the beach at Ras Nasrani, Sharm el Sheikh

Having been out of bounds to tourists for a number of years, Sharm, as it is often affectionately known for short, is now firmly back on the holiday map. Expect azure seas, fantastic coral reefs, diverse fish species, water sports and delicious cuisine, all served up with high temperatures and unrivalled sunbathing opportunities.

Just some of the exciting places you can swim, snorkel and dive on holiday in Sharm include:

  • Naama Bay - this much-loved beach at the heart of the resort is lined with a long promenade full of cafés and shops; don't miss the chance to snorkel the Garden Reefs, a collection of easy-to-access corals lying to the north of the bay.
  • Ras Mohamed Nature Reserve - just over 20 miles south of Sharm, this area boasts some of the world's best dive sites, such as Yolanda Reef, as well as beautiful beaches, aim for Aqaba Beach and places to snorkel (try Old Quay Beach). There's also a mangrove forest and a saltwater lake.
  • Shark's Bay - a stylish, popular spot for beach lovers, it's another excellent place to snorkel, book diving lessons and try watersports such as banana boat rides.
  • Boat trip around Tiran Island - this large island that can be seen from the shore makes for an exciting trip by boat; step aboard for a day of snorkelling and/or diving in the waters around this great granite mound located at the Straits of Tiran in the Red Sea.
  • Ras Um Sid Beach - lying at the southern end of the Sinai Peninsula, close to the lighthouse, this another wonderful bay with turquoise waters for swimming, snorkelling and diving expeditions.

Meanwhile, away from the water, there's a wealth of things to do from visiting neighbourhoods to day excursions, including the following:

  • Mount Sinai & St Catherine's Monastery - beat the sunrise on a day's excursion up historic Mount Sinai, with a stop at the UNESCO site of St Catherine's Monastery, one of the oldest working Christian monasteries in the world and home of the world's oldest operating library.
  • White Knight Bay - head here for sophisticated bars, fine restaurants, late-night cocktails and dancing.
  • Shop at the Old Market - haggle over Egyptian souvenirs such as wood carvings, lanterns, textiles and spices in the town's bazaar before sampling fine local cooking in one of the low-key cafés.

Where to stay : check out Coral Sea Water World * , a resort with its own waterpark on site.

Hurghada * is the largest resort town on the Egyptian mainland and has been a popular place for Egyptians to holiday long before Europeans cottoned on to the gorgeous sandy beaches, balmy days and lively nights on offer here.

Unlike many of the well-known Red Sea resorts, Hurghada is also an urban centre with history and culture in abundance, making it a great place to enjoy a taste of the real Egypt.

So, while Hurghada offers the lion's share of well-equipped resorts, you'll probably want to explore a little at one of the local markets and eateries as well.

The new El Mina Mosque in Hurghada, Red Sea Riviera, Egypt

You will find plenty of things to do in Hurghada for families from water parks to bowling alleys, and as the biggest and busiest of all the resorts, Hurghada undoubtedly has the most vibrant nightlife.

This is also a watersports paradise for everyone from the complete novice to the most accomplished expert; snorkel right off the beach, hire a jet ski or go windsurfing or paragliding; you'll be spoilt for choice.

Boating is an option, too, with glass-bottomed boat trips and the opportunity to go fishing or to take a cruise out to one of the nearby islands.

Hurghada is large enough to be split into distinct areas and within the greater Hurghada area you'll find:

  • Dahar : the authentic local heart of downtown Hurghada, this is the place to seek out bazaars and bargains and see another side of the city.
  • The Promenade (Village Road) : in Arabic El Memsha ; this three-mile-long stretch is home to large hotels, malls, shops and restaurants.
  • Sekala : meaning the marina or boardwalk in Arabic, this is the oldest part of Hurghada with a bustling centre for shopping, local life and tourism.
  • Soma Bay : the most southerly of Hurghada's resort areas and the closest to Luxor, Soma Bay is a luxurious enclave consisting of a golf course and a handful of luxury hotels.
  • Makadi Bay : an informal resort area with plenty of family-friendly hotels including the fun of Makadi Bay Water World, about half an hour south of Hurghada itself.
  • Sahl Hasheesh : a highly exclusive and tranquil resort 11 miles south of Hurghada airport, the gorgeous curved sandy bay attracts a discerning clientele.

Styled as the 'Venice of Egypt', it's not surprising that El Gouna has a different and more European feel compared to the rest of Egypt's Red Sea Riviera resorts. For a start, there's a 'no haggling or hassling' rule in place.

So, despite being around only 14 miles north of Hurghada and served by the same airport, El Gouna has carved a special niche for itself when it comes to attracting tourists.

The Three Corners Rihana Resort, El Gouna, Egypt

Those looking for an upmarket and chilled-out holiday vibe with laid back nightlife to match may find El Gouna the right fit. Plus, there tend to be more bed and breakfast or half board options at hotels in El Gouna, which are set around a manmade marina and sprinkle of islands.

There's also a sporty side to El Gouna with world-class golf courses and special facilities for kitesurfing, wakeboarding and waterskiing.

Marsa Alam * is a haven for nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, and sun-worshippers alike, boasting the highest temperatures on this part of the coast, as well as the warmest winter evenings in the whole of Egypt.

Around 168 miles south of Hurghada, Marsa Alam has been welcoming tourists for around two decades and is served by its own international airport ensuring the perfect combination of accessibility and tranquillity.

As the newest region on the Red Sea Riviera, Marsa Alam still feels like the traditional fishing village it once was while building a reputation for pristine beaches, fishing, diving and cruises and offering a more convenient base for exploring Luxor compared with Hurghada.

Only the protected nature reserves and national parks of Wadi el-Gemal and Elba lie between here and the Sudanese border, so if your idea of a great day out is to experience coral reefs, marine reserves and beautiful secluded bays, then the biodiversity of Marsa Alam will be for you.

Swimming with dolphins on the Red Sea Riviera, Egypt

Divers have the opportunity to explore shallow wrecks and meet hammerhead sharks at the world-class Elphinstone Reef and you can even swim with dolphins and snorkel with sea turtles and dugongs.

As an understated and marine-focused destination, nightlife outside the resorts here tends to be low key but Port Ghalib is where you can find a relaxed bar scene.

Stay up to date : keep an eye on the FCDO website for the latest travel information regarding holidays to Egypt.

Most people choose a holiday here to enjoy the perpetually warm waters and guaranteed sunshine but once your batteries are recharged you can soak up some of the country's natural attractions and ancient sites, too.

Cairo & The Great Pyramids of Giza

Today the pyramids at Giza are the only wonders of the ancient world that remain standing, and you can take a day trip to Cairo to marvel at the Great Pyramid as well as those at Memphis, Dahshur and Sakkara.

You'll also experience the unforgettable throng of Egypt's largest metropolis, Cairo, and come face to face with the Sphinx and the golden mask of Tutankhamun in the Egyptian Museum.

One of the benefits of choosing to base yourself by the Red Sea is that you can tie in a visit to Egypt's world-famous archaeological treasures, including the Valley of the Kings and Queens, at Luxor.

Although perhaps a bit far for a day trip, you can book an organised excursion with an overnight stay. Do this and you could be rewarded with the magic of the Karnak Sound and Light Show at Karnak Temple .

Cleopatra's Emerald Mines

Just outside Marsa Alam in Wadi el Gamal National Park , Cleopatra's Mines are thought to be the first emerald mine in the entire world.

Named after the Egyptian queen who had a love of fine jewellery, the gold, emeralds and semi-precious stones found here were revered internationally.

Vital stats for visiting the Red Sea

  • Flight time from the UK : around five hours, making it the shortest flight time from the UK for consistent winter sun, as well as the closest destination offering year-round snorkelling and diving.
  • Currency : the Egyptian Pound, which is currently great value for Brits travelling to Egypt, making it a very affordable holiday destination.
  • Tipping : it's helpful to keep small denominations of Egyptian Pounds, such as 10 EGP, for use as tips. Tipping for good service is customary in Egypt and, if you tip your waiter, barman or driver, you'll find not only is it much appreciated, but it will result in great service for you next time, especially in a resort environment.
  • Visas : you can apply for an e-visa via Visa2Egypt in advance or buy one on arrival for US$25 payable in dollars, pounds or euros.
  • In an emergency : the emergency numbers in Egypt are different from those in the UK, with unique numbers for each service. These are Police 122, Tourist Police 126, Ambulance 123 and Fire 180.
  • Voltage : Egypt runs on 220v using a two-pin socket like those in mainland Europe, so British appliances should work with an adaptor.

10 essential phrases for your holiday

Egyptians are warm, friendly, and welcoming to foreign tourists, and while many speak good English locals really smile on those who try their hand at a little Arabic. These Egyptian phrases could help you barter as well as banter, snagging a souvenir for a bargain:

  • Yes - Eye-wa
  • Come on / let's go / hurry up - Y'alla
  • Thank you - Shukran
  • You're welcome - Afwan
  • I don't want it - Ana Mish Ay'za (female) / Ana Mish Ay'is (male)
  • Excellent - Meya Meya (literally means '100, 100')
  • Wait here - Estanna hena
  • How Much? - Bikam?
  • Where Is...? - Fein...?

When to go to the Red Sea

One of the best things about a holiday in Egypt is the guaranteed year-round dry climate with masses of sunshine . Along the Red Sea coast in winter there is never fewer than nine hours of sunshine a day on average, rising to 13 hours a day in summer, and it very rarely rains, even in winter when rainfall is more likely.

It can be very hot in summer with daytime maximum temperatures rising into the mid-thirties but the lack of moisture in the air means that this can feel quite tolerable, so heat and humidity levels are moderated somewhat.

If you travel in the winter months, temperatures in the north of the Red Sea Riviera can fall below 10°C at night so you will need an extra layer or two for the evenings. This is typical for a desert climate where the heat of the day is quickly radiated back into the upper atmosphere. The effect is less pronounced in Marsa Alam in the south, which is always that bit warmer but winter evenings are still cool.

As for sea temperatures, again a little bit warmer in the south but generally ranging along the whole Red Sea Riviera from 22°C in winter to a warm 28°C in August and September .

With such warm and sunny weather conditions, it's not hard to see why the Red Sea Riviera is such a popular choice for British holidaymakers, especially in winter.

Weather along the Red Sea

Above you'll see the climate in Marsa Alam . Find out more about the weather in Egypt and see when we think is the best time to go for ultimate beach holiday conditions.

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Located between the continents of Africa and Asia (Middle East) is the Red Sea. The Red Sea is actually a saltwater inlet of the Indian Ocean which enters from the Gulf of Aden on the Saudi Arabian Peninsula and then leads all the way up to the Gulf of Suez on one side and the Gulf of Aqaba on the other.

My partner James and I had heard about the beautiful resort areas that exist in the Red Sea area of Egypt. Having an international reputation for being one of the best locations for snorkelling, diving and fishing, we were certainly keen to take a look.

In particular, we wanted to check out the Red Sea Riviera, the Arab Republic of Egypt which lies along the eastern coastline of the mainland. Just south of the Gulf of Suez, the Red Sea Riviera comprises a number of resort towns and resorts dotted along the coast.

Our spot on the Red Sea Riviera Egypt

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We were lucky enough to be based in the main centre of the Red Sea Riviera in the city of Hurghada.

From here we certainly had our pick of a large number of tours and charter boats that operate in and around the Red Sea.

Even from the beachfront resort we stayed at, we could see how beautiful the sea was. Although Hurghada is an extremely popular destination for holidaymakers from Europe in particular, it was so nice to see no evidence of pollution. This place is looked after very well.

Wikipedia sums this region up by saying: “The combination of a favourable climate, warm sea, thousands of kilometres of shoreline and abundant natural and archaeological points of interest makes this stretch of Egypt’s coastline a popular national and international tourist destination. There are numerous National Parks along the Red Sea Riviera, both underwater and on land. Desert and marine life are protected by a number of laws, and visitors may be subject to heavy fines for not abiding.”

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Our first sea cruise from the Red Sea Riviera

Our first outing was aboard the ‘Happy Dolphin’. This cruiser had three large decks. The main deck is where you entered and also did swimming, SCUBA and snorkelling from. The top deck was a level up, from which you had a better overall view of the water and surrounds. And then there was the ‘submarine level’. This was a really neat area where passengers could observe marine life through windows beneath the surface of the sea.

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I think the photos speak for themselves with respect to how beautiful the Red Sea is. It was extremely safe to enjoy the warm waters here, far out from shore. All the licensed tour operators here all have qualified staff who know the area and look after the guests well.

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Dolphin watch

On another day, we were on a different charter boat which went much further out and also passed some lovely islands. The ‘Rayan 1’ was also a very nice boat that started out in search of dolphins. In the course of doing this, our boat joined with a number of others who all congregated around a spot where dolphins usually show up at a certain time in the morning.

As you can see, the dolphins did show up, much to the delight of excited onlookers. Many tourists got excited and jumped off the various boats in an attempt to swim with the dolphins. We opted to not try this and instead enjoyed watching the dolphins tease the tourists who had absolutely no chance of catching up with them!

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It was a real joy to watch the beauty and grace of these wonderful and friendly creatures of the sea.

Touring around the Red Sea

The waters here are among the best I have ever seen. So clear, clean and pristine.

The spots we were taken to for some time in the beautiful warm water was so idyllic, it is hard to describe how fabulous and unspoilt this region is.

Below are some of the photos shared in an effort to convey the look and feel of the Red Sea.

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Islands in the Red Sea

Many people travel to spend time on some really beautiful islands situated here.

Two in particular that we saw were Mahmya Island and Paradise Island . Wouldn’t you love to spend some of your vacation time enjoying these places?

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Heading back to the Red Sea Riviera

Having enjoyed each outing on the Red Sea there is always the time when you have to head back to land again.

Approaching the shoreline of the Red Sea Riviera Egypt once more, I am reminded of just how beautiful this part of the world is.

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A final thought

Egypt is rightfully renown the world over for its rich ancient historical sites which many of us dream of experiencing. There is no doubt that I enjoyed that remarkable aspect of this amazing country.

However, the word is also getting out more and more, about the natural beauty of places like the Red Sea Riviera and the wonderful Red Sea itself.

Although often overshadowed by Egypt’s more popular tourist sites, I found this region to be a real jewel in the crown of all that this country offers. I hope you would agree and plan time to explore Egypt’s natural beauty as much as any other aspect of this amazing land.

I just loved my time at the Red Sea Rivera Egypt and my experiences out on the Red Sea itself.

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This article is part of the Natural Beauty Travel Series , authored by travel writer Nicole Anderson.

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122 thoughts on “ The Natural Beauty around the Red Sea Riviera Egypt ”

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You have unveiled a totally different perspective of Egypt. One usually associates Egypt with the Pyramids and endless stretches of sand. The Red Sea Riviera is really so captivating. Getting close to the marine life from the submarine level must have been a really enchanting experience. Would love to experience scuba diving in these beautiful waters.

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Thanks so much. I agree that the pyramids, the Nile and so many wonderful sites connected with ancient Egypt really overshadow other beautiful areas like the Red Sea Riviera. I’m so pleased you see this fabulous area as so worthy on its own. The word is definitely starting to spread about this facet of Egypt and I hope this continues. Thank you again for reading and sharing your thoughts.

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Well, what an amazing destination. The colours of the water is so beautiful. Just to be able to go out in a boat and have dolphins surround you such a wonderful experience. I have heard of the Red Sea Riviera but never thought of visiting, this is now on our travel wish list. I may never leave, it looks so serene.

I know what you mean Jane and I must say we were quite surprised to meet quite a few people who travel to that spot each year from various places in Europe. That must say something about the place and the area has proven really attractive to people who scuba and snorkel. It really is such a beautiful spot.

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The Red Sea looks amazing, I have never been but it is on my bucket list for traveling. These photos demonstrate just how beautiful it is. I would add the Sea Cruise, Dolphin Watch to my itinerary and be sure to get out to enjoy the crystal-clear waters.

I really do think it is worthy of being on your bucket list Laura. The cruises out on the water are really lovely as is the Riviera ashore. Thank you for reading and leaving a comment.

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The Red Sea is such a beautiful place and a paradise for snorkelers and divers. I have been to both Egypt, and Israel, and loved the sea life. Therefore it was so interesting to read about the Red Sea Riviera. I hope I get to visit again and enjoy the snorkelling there. I only wish they would make more effort to protect it.

Well I can only comment about the area of the Red Sea I saw from the Riviera in Egypt and I can say that the condition of water, beaches etc that I saw were all kept in great shape, Paula. I don’t recall seeing any pollution at all and I do hope you will be able to check this out as well if you visit in the future. Thanks so much for reading and sharing your thoughts.

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I did visit Egypt many years ago and would love to visit it again specially the Red Sea riviera. As always the post is in depth and provides some great information. It does seem to be a snorkeling paradise with the marine life. I must admit the submarine boats to provide a great view and is becoming very popular tourist attractions in most places where there is marine life but I do feel a bit claustrophobic in these. The Hilton as always seems to be delivering the quality and hope you enjoyed your stay here . Some great pics adding life to your post again Nicole. Thanks for sharing the Red Sea Riviera.

Thank you for such a lovely comment Amar. I do get what you mean about feeling a bit claustrophobic in the confined space of the submarine viewing platform – but it was surprisingly quite spacious down there. The good thing is that the tour operator restricted the numbers of passengers on these trips so that it never felt crowded. All in all, it made for a wonderfully enjoyable time.

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Definitely great waters you found at the Red Sea. I didn’t think of the Sea in conjunction with Egypt. I did get to go into the Red Sea waters in Israel. It was so salty that one is immediately afloat. I wonder if that is because it is close to the Dead Sea or the level of salt is also high in Egypt. Great post that gets me thinking about including it with an Egyptian visit!

The Red Sea wasn’t anywhere near as salty as you describe Adele – well certainly not where we were on the Egyptian side. I’m pleased you are considering checking this out yourself as I’m sure you would love it.

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Looks like a beautiful place to visit!

Thanks Shelby, it certainly is.

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What a beautiful place to visit! I have heard that there are some good spots for snorkelling in Egypt but those were in Sharm El Sheik. It must have been so special to see dolphins in the wild. Thank you for sharing your experience, it looks like a great place to visit.

Thanks very much Laura. There are certainly so many fabulous spots across Egypt to explore and enjoy. The Red Sea itself has many shores surrounding it that are so beautiful – not to mention the islands that exist in the sea as well.

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I agree with you… The red sea is indeed a jewel… Those are indeed lovely waters. It’s amazing how clean the waters look. I hope every visitor will strive to keep that way…

I completely agree with you Cat. Pretty much everyone we met while we were there was very aware of how special the water was compared to most other places and therefore were appreciative and wanted it to stay that way. I think most tourists will be mindful in that way, but there will always be a need to be able to deal with people who don’t do the right thing – to make sure this beauty is protected.

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I was just talking about this area with my sister and wasn’t sure where to start, this is great information! I didn’t even know there is a Red Sea Riviera, the coastline is so pretty from the water. And I love that the dolphins come to the same spot to meet up with the tourist boats.

You bet Sherianne – most people just see the pyramids, ancient structures and the Nile is all there is to Egypt, but there is clearly so much more. Do have a look at the other posts on Egypt in this series before you book your trip. The Red Sea Riviera is something I would definitely include.

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the beaches look lovely and so do the dolphins. wish to be there and will plan something in egypt sometime.

Thanks Ukiyoto – I think you will find it well worth the trip.

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WOW – to be able to view all of the marine life from the boat is amazing and I love the different hues in the water. I had never heard of this part of Egypt before. All of this information will be so useful when I visit Egypt!

Thank you very much for that and I hope you have a great trip. Be sure to check out the other posts in this series on Egypt before you go as there really is so much to see and experience.

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I have heard so many great things about Egypt especially about how amazing marine life is over there. How clear and warm the water is so perfect for snorkelling and diving! Red Sea Riviera seems like a great place to be exploring some of that! The Dolphin tour looks fun and how awesome that you got the chance to actually see some wild dolphins!

Thanks Dada! It truly is a beautiful and amazing spot if you love getting out on the water and exploring all things marine. Dolphins were fabulous and the water’s temperature was just perfect for all that enjoyed snorkelling that day.

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We visited the Red Sea for great scuba diving. We were surprised how deserted the resort areas were when we were there. It looks like things were much more active when you visited. So cool that you did a tour out looking for dolphins. And that you found a small pod. Your pictures really make me want to plan a return visit. And stay at such a beautiful resort.

Hi Linda. Depending on when you visited, the lack of tourism numbers may have been due to violent incidents that created a massive fall in tourism all over the country. Tourism now is well up and continuing to climb as confidence builds. There are also high and low seasons like many locations to take into account. But absolutely this is a wonderful place for scuba diving. Thanks so much for your lovely comment.

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I loved looking at the pictures from your trip. It had me wanting to visit the Red Sea even more. Looks very memorable.

Thanks so much Kimberly. Hope you plan a visit to enjoy this also someday.

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OMG, I was there like 10 times. I hate it, but it’s great for scuba diving … LOL

That’s a bit of a cryptic comment there Mila! But there’s no doubt if you love scuba diving, this is a great place to be.

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The pictures look great. This is such a beautiful place.

Thanks Nikhila – I think the place is beautiful also.

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This is what I call modern camping ;-). The red sea is so beautiful. I would love to take my family to Egypt one day.

Just as well we agree that appreciating natural beauty does not necessarily mean camping Suanlian! Having said that, you can actually go camping on certain tours in Egypt, experiencing this in the Sahara. While that wasn’t part of this trip, we certainly got to see so much natural beauty across Egypt – and the Red Sea Riviera definitely is one of those places. Great you liked it also and I’m sure your family would also love this resort area.

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I never knew that the Red Sea had that blue of water! It is simply beautiful! I also didn’t know that there are beautiful resorts and wonderful boat tours. I really love the interior of the first boat as you could enjoy watching above and below.

That first boat’s underwater viewing platform was very cool Aisaami! Thank you very much for reading and leaving such a nice comment.

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Hi Nicole, I hope you’re having a good day! The Red Sea Riviera is truly a DREAM!!!!!!!! I’ve heard nothing but good reviews about it and I hope to be able to travel there someday. I’m a HUGE beach bum and anything water adventure excites me. Seeing the beauty of this paradise is inspiring, it’s breathtaking. And you’re so lucky you get to see all those dolphins swimming nearby! I’m jealous!

Hi Polly. Thank you very much for leaving such a lovely comment. I’m so glad you liked this post and are keen to visit and experience the Red Sea Riviera in Egypt one day. Knowing how you feel around beaches and water, there is no doubt you would have a wonderful time.

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Wow- the water is so blue! I love your photos of the entire trip. I’d love to visit the African continent someday.

I certainly hope you will as well Abby as there is just so much to see, learn, experience and enjoy. Thanks so much for reading and leaving a comment.

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We are planning to go to Egypt someday to see the pyramids. But we will definitely don’t want to miss this opportunity. The experience looks wonderful – the breathtaking views, the dolphins, the islands. Looking forward to this!

We enjoyed seeing the pyramids and many other significant ancient Egyptian monuments, temples and treasures Juliet, but there is still so much to see and experience when it comes to natural beauty in this country. I’m so pleased that you enjoyed this post and will include areas like the Red Sea Riviera when you plan your visit. There are other areas in this series on Egypt, including the Nile, Lake Nasser and the Mediterranean that are really worthy of seeing also. Hope you have a fabulous trip as well.

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I love dolphin watching, such intelligent and playful animals. Such beautiful photos, Egypt is on my travel bucket list.

Thank you very much for your lovely comment Thuy. Hope you will go and experience the dolphins and other attractions in Egypt soon.

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Wow! Looks like a fabulous holiday. We did a lot of snorkelling in Hurghada – and learned some Russian from the other hotel guests!

Hurghada is just a fabulous place to be based for snorkelling, isn’t it Laura? I know what you mean about Russians – there were a lot of them holidaying there that we saw, as well as Germans and others from Europe. The word has certainly gotten out up north of the Red Sea Riviera as a great place to holiday and get away from the colder climate.

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Certainly is a lovely account of your Red Sea adventures on the coast of Egypt. I had a similar experience across the way in Eilat Israel. Thanks for sharing.

Thanks very much Simon. Perhaps if you are in the region next time, you will venture across to Egypt to enjoy a lot of what this country has to offer.

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Just fantastic this is part of Egypt I’ve never seen. That’s why I love traveling blogs it gives me so much that I had no clue about a place. Amazing photos by the way and I hope you had fun.

Definitely had a lot of fun Joyce and thank you for your comment. Before planning a trip to Egypt, I had no idea the Red Sea Riviera would be this good. Being a travel writer on this blog allows me to make all sorts of discoveries that really add to the pleasure of any trip – and share things that a lot of people wouldn’t necessarily know.

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Wow! What an amazing experience! And I can’t believe the size of that pool!

I have never gotten to take a boat out like the one you took. I never knew they had a submarine level where you can see ocean life under the sea. That is amazing too!

I bet it was a thrill to see the dolphins. We see them a lot where I live and it’s always a wonder every time. I particularly like it when we are surfing and they come up to swim around us. The thing is, we have to watch hard to make sure they are dolphins and not sharks. Once we see they are dolphins, we relax and enjoy.

Ah yes, it wouldn’t be good at all to mistake sharks for dolphins! Like you, I love dolphins and how playful and intelligent they are. And once they are around, sharks will be nowhere around at all. It was a lovely experience Alexandra and I’m so pleased you liked the post and shared your thoughts.

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thanks for sharing, I visited Egypt once and promised myself to repeat, it was in Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada, Aswan and to finish we headed to Cairo, what a memory. Reading your post confirms it`s time I visited again but I`m the cautious type and will not feel 100% safe if I visited now, but having said that, a friend visited last month so maybe I`m just being a weakling.

Well Roamy, I visited in June this year (2019) and must say that I felt perfectly safe. I also met single women travelling there on holiday and their feedback was good as well. This is the 5th post I have published in a series on Egypt, with 2 to go. The final one is actually focussed on solo woman travel in Egypt and discusses a fair bit about safety – so you may want to stay tuned for that one. You’re not being a weakling, you’re just being cautious and there is nothing wrong with that at all.

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wow looks stunning ! Great photos, thanks for sharing! Egypt is definitely one of my favorite places !

Thanks Mira – many people definitely agree and the increasing numbers of people who are visiting and returning for their holidays are certainly proof of that.

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This place looks amazing! Pinned for later, and putting Red Sea Riviera on my travel list!

That’s fabulous Ellen. I am sure you will enjoy it every bit as much as I did.

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I haven’t even considered a trip to Egypt, but after seeing your awesome photos I want to go there now. My husband would definitely love to scuba dive there. Thank you for the tour.

You’re most welcome Lulu. This part of Egypt is well known for its beautiful, clear and warm water that attracts divers and snorkellers year-round, so I’m sure your husband would love it. Great place to enjoy a holiday.

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That submarine level experience must have been something else! Wow… And I’m amazed you actually did see dolphins and get to take so many pictures of them! So cool 🙂

It is hard not to reach for your camera when dolphins show up and enjoy playing right in front of you! It was a fun time and so cool to see how well they speed through the water so gracefully. Thanks for reading and leaving a comment Vasundhra.

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Red Sea is beautiful! Looks like you had some fantastic time there! Tourist boats and dolphins are a must!

Definitely Lyosha! It is such a lovely way to explore this beautiful part of the world.

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These photos are amazing! Spending some time at the Red Sea Riviera seems like a great idea. It seems there is something to see for everyone. Great that you were able to see dolphins.

The dolphins are a definite favorite Norma!

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Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful place and what gorgeous photos! Also, what a rich post full of details!

Thanks so much Daphne. I really enjoy sharing details of great places and it makes it all the better when readers express their enjoyment of each post. Much appreciated.

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What a lovely way to see and experience the red sea!

Totally Katy! Thanks for reading and leaving a comment.

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You are so right, these photos do speak for themselves! The Red Sea is absolutely beautiful. This is something I would love to experience first hand, those waters are so clear and the coral reef looks like it would be lovely to view while snorkelling. I love how the boat had an underwater viewing deck – what an ingenious idea!

That underwater viewing deck sure was quite ingenious Lindsay! What was also good was the operators did not take too many passengers at once, so there was plenty of room for everyone to see the sights and enjoy themselves. Thank you very much for leaving such a lovely comment.

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Wow, just wow. The Red Sea is beautiful. You get a boat that floats underwater? Must have been amazing to see

Well, the boat certainly floated Sonia, and the underwater deck of that boat (called the submarine level) was definitely a hit for passengers to see so much beautiful marine life there.

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This is a lovely part of the world for sure. Looks like you had a fab holiday with lots to do.

There is certainly so much to see and experience in Egypt Melanie, which I hope this series of posts show. Thanks very much for reading and leaving a comment.

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Wow it looks fantastic! So many activities and no wonder you had so much fun. Those dolphins are so happy too.

That is so true Blair – the dolphins really did play chase with some of the snorkellers and swimmers – all of whom had no chance catching up with them!

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Such a beautiful post about the place. The pictures are absolutely dreamy and the waters so very blue. I would love to visit soon.

I do hope you plan your trip soon Aditi as I’m sure you would love it.

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SO beautiful! I haven’t been to Egypt yet, but I have gone on pilgrimage to the Holy Land, and would love to travel to other sites in this part of the world as well.

Thanks so much Flossie. I am sure you would find it worthwhile to experience some of what Egypt has to offer.

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So the Red Sea is this beautiful?! I’ve always wanted to explore the Red Sea and oh my! You’ve gotten me all psyched up. The beaches by the Red Sea look even better than I always perceived. I’ve always thought of a dry beach with no life at all. I’m glad you’ve shown me its beauty. I love it!

I totally understand why so many people would not think of Egypt when it comes to such beautiful water, beaches, breezes and climate for holidaymakers. And yet there it is! I think it is due to the overwhelming presence of the Sahara for most of the country and that most people instantly think of the famous ancient sites, so the resort area along the Red Sea Riviera is not as broadly recognised. Thanks so much for such a lovely comment Dalene.

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The Red Sea looks beautiful. I especially like the submarine level on the boat where you can see the fish under water. So cool!

That’s for sure Kelly! It gives a completely different and fascinating dimension. It is just a beautiful beneath the surface as it is looking from above the waves.

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Looks like you had an amazing time! I would love to travel to Egypt and see the Red Sea one day.

It really is so beautiful and well worth the trip, Autumn.

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Naive as I am when it comes to that part of the world I would have thought of Egypt as a beach destination but the Red Sea is gorgeous! Dolphins may have been all I needed to see to make this trip perfect but add to it the boat with the cool views and the water! WOW. Great information on a place I had never heard of, The Red Sea Riviera!

Thanks so much Scott for that lovely comment. I’m so pleased you enjoyed the post and that this has perhaps opened up the possibility of you visiting Egypt and this area, in particular, one day.

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These photos of the Red Sea are the best I have seen so far. It is amazing to see different hues of blue in one body of water! Love those dolphins too!

The different shades of aqua in water that was so clear were something I really loved as well Kristine. And who doesn’t love dolphins? Thank you very much for reading and leaving such a nice comment.

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I’ve been to Egypt a couple of times a couple of years ago. I wasn’t crazy about the beaches, but the snorkelling was really great.

Thanks Renata. If you like beaches and have the opportunity to return, I would suggest you head out to one of the islands there. So many people enjoy the resorts that have amazing beaches. Thanks for reading and leaving a comment.

Egypt is definitely one of the best destinations. Thanks for sharing this part of your Egypt vacation. It is awesome that you enjoyed your trip and this gorgeous beachside area 🙂 The Riviera and Sea is mesmerizing and peaceful.

Thanks very much Blair – I completely agree that the quality of the beaches and the water is just so good.

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Wow! The cruise boats are so great. Love the one with the underground thing so you can view the sea creatures in safety. I’d love to experience that… it’s so cool. And you saw lots of dolphins. That’s so amazing!

That’s for sure Crickette! If you love the water and marine life, then the Red Sea has so much to offer.

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This truly looks like a wonderful place to holiday in! The dolphin tour looks like so much fun! Will definitely save this article if I ever go to the Red Sea Riviera!

Thanks Ann – if you love the water, I’m sure you would enjoy spending time in this region.

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I never knew about Red Sea but it really looks interesting because of its strategic location at the junction of Asia and Africa. Good to know that the Red Sea is a saltwater inlet of the Indian Ocean. The water is having perfect blue shades and I also loved the different hues of blue due to depths. It is good that you spotted so many dolphins and also marine life from the submarine. Even your cruise looks well maintained and comfortable. Those two islands – Mahmya Island and Paradise Island look beautiful.

Thank you so much for your comment Yukti. I’m so pleased you enjoyed the post and got some good info from it.

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This was such a fun glimpse into Egypt! I’ve never been, and I always just picture pyramids. I love how modern this area looks! The boat rides look fun, too. Love that you got to get up close and personal with the fish without even having to put on a bathing suit!

That’s so true Jennifer – although you do have the option to go swimming on these cruises and they also have snorkelling gear for you to use also. The amazing waters here are not as well known as they might be – as they are quite over-shadowed by the fantastic historical sites that Egypt is so famous for. But if in Egypt, it would be a shame not to experience the beauty of the Red Sea Riviera.

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The resort looks great. Good to know that it has its own beach, its own slice of the red sea itself! That’s cool. I didn’t know that the Red Sea is an inlet of the Indian Ocean. Never bothered to see the map much in the region, I guess. haha. The cruises look good. The seats are super comfortable. Good to know one of the boats had a ‘submarine’ level. But how was the clarity of water? Though sea-life is visible, it is as good as the depths?

The clarity of the water was simply amazing Bhushavali. At depths, you could see very clearly as well and while I tried to capture this, I am not that great a photographer to get the best settings etc. Nevertheless, if you love being out on the water, I would definitely recommend you take these cruise options while staying on the Red Sea Riviera.

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I’ve only been to the Israeli side of the Red Sea, and now I want to visit the Egyptian side as well! That Happy Dolphin boat is amazing. I was not expecting the inside to look that nice, or for there to be a marine observation level. Adding that to my list for whenever I find myself on the Egyptian Red Sea Riviera!

Thanks very much Diana – I’m sure you would love the experience.

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Your pictures are breathtaking. Thank you for making me part of this beautiful excursion through your post.

You’re so welcome Marjie – and thank you for leaving such a lovely comment.

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I love the submarine-esque observation area. It reminds me of the submarine Finding Nemo ride at Disneyland. To be honest, I never really considered visiting Egypt as a snorkeling/underwater destination. I had no idea there was so much life around the red sea riviera. I can definitely understand why you would call it a real jewel!

Definitely Rachelle! The water is just so clear and is full of colorful marine life and the temperature of the water is just lovely for snorkelling.

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What a gorgeous place! My husband is Egyptian and most of his family still lives there, but we haven’t visited as a family yet. This looks like an awesome place for snorkeling, one of my favorite things! You’re really making me want to visit Egypt now. Most people post photos of the desert, so it’s nice to see the other side.

If you love snorkelling Maggie, you will definitely love spending time on the Red Sea Riviera. The Red Sea is well known for its pristine diving and snorkelling spots. There are many beautiful locations across Egypt but many families in particular love to holiday here. I’m sure you and your family would love it, on top of being able to spend time with your husband’s family as well. Just more reasons to go and enjoy this wonderful place.

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Wow! I’ve never heard of this place. This is certainly somewhere different to spend a relaxing beachside holiday. Thanks for introducing us to this patch of paradise.

It’s amazing how many people are not familiar with the Red Sea region or that Egypt has a beautiful resort area all along the Red Sea Riviera, Kathy. This area is very well known by a lot of people living in Europe however. James and I met another couple from Germany at the resort for example and they told us that many Europeans go there every year – and that this was their 7th trip! We did notice a lot of northern Europeans in particular on holiday here.

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Your photos are so beautiful. I love your red sea photos. Egypt has always been on my Bucketlist, so many beautiful places to explore and so many lessons to be learned. I can’t wait to visit Egypt

Thank you so much Fae. I was also struck by how beautiful the Red Sea is and such a contrast to the other areas of natural beauty that exist in Egypt. I hope you have a wonderful trip there.

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That’s beautiful time spent at the Red Sea Riviera. The beachfront resort you stayed at is an ideal place to vacay. I would also definitely take cruises out the Red Sea, the best part of which is the submarine level to enjoy the ocean creatures. Lucky you to have seen the dolphins.

The Dolphins show up at that spot all the time Shreya, which is why the tourist boats go there. It was so lovely to watch them as they gracefully glided through the sea with what seemed to be effortless ease and it was great that we did get a couple of photos in the process. The cruises were very enjoyable on such beautifully clear water that allowed you to see an abundance of marine life.

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Red Sea Riviera

The Red Sea Riviera, Egypt’s eastern coastline along the Red Sea , consists of resort cities on the western shore of the Gulf of Aqaba and along the east coast of mainland Egypt, south of the Gulf of Suez . The combination of a favourable climate, warm sea, thousands of kilometres of shoreline and abundant natural and archaeological points of interest makes this stretch of Egypt’s coastline a popular national and international tourist destination. There are numerous National Parks along the Red Sea Riviera, underwater and on land. Several laws protect desert and marine life; visitors may be subject to heavy fines for not abiding.

Red Sea islands include:

List of resort towns of the red sea riviera.

Listed in the following geographic order, from north to south:

  • Naama Beach in Sharm El Sheikh
  • Dahab shoreline
  • Crusaders’ citadel on Pharaoh’s Island
  • View of El Gouna
  • Abu Tig Marina, El Gouna

On the Sinai Peninsula:

  • Ras Muhammad National Park
  • Sharm El Sheikh
  • Also, the Straits of Tiran

Sinai’s nearby islands include:

  • Pharaoh’s Island
  • Sanafir Island
  • Tiran Island

On the Western Red Seashore:

  • Abu Tig (El Gouna)
  • Alshalateen
  • Berenice Troglodytica
  • Gubal Strait
  • Hala’ib
  • Tarabin town
  • Port Ghalib
  • Sahl Hasheesh
  • Also, Wadi Gemal
  • Abu Minqar Island
  • Green Island (Egypt)
  • Mukawwa Island
  • Rocky Island
  • Also, St. John’s Island, Egypt

Safaga City

Safaga is one of the  Al-Bahr Al-Ahmar (Red Sea) governorate  towns on the Red Sea Riviera. The city has multiple names – Bur Safaga or Port Safaga. The town of Safaga is one of the cities of the Egyptian Arab Republic. It was founded in 1911 AD and is administratively affiliated with the Red Sea Governorate. It rises twenty-three meters above sea level. The city is famous for its black sand that treats many diseases, such as joint diseases, skin diseases, rheumatism, and psoriasis.

Marsa Alam City

Marsa Alam City stretches for about 540 kilometres along the shoreline of the Red Sea Riviera,  Al-Bahr Al-Ahmar governorate ,  Egypt . Also, it lies 325 km from the nearest governorate ( Aswan ) in the  Nile  Valley and 365 km to  Luxor . Meanwhile,  Al-Quseir  borders it in the north, Sudanese borders in the south, the Red Sea coast in the east and the Aswan governorate in the west.

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Established in 1984, Riviera Travel redefines river cruising for the discerning traveller with a blend of spectacular scenery, award-winning itineraries, and luxury ships.

Guests aboard can expect five-star cuisine, with menus crafted by gourmet chefs to reflect the local flavours, complemented by a selection of fine wines.

A Danube River Cruise ship sailing across the breathtaking Danube River

Just the name River Danube conjures up images of beauty. With an unparalleled history, this iconic waterway flows through four capital cities and ten countries with enchanting scenery that has inspired some of the world’s most famous artists and musicians. See the world through their eyes and discover the mystery and magic of Europe’s most renowned river.

A Main River Cruise passing by St. George's Abbey in Stein am Rhein, Switzerland.

The Moselle River is home to some of Europe’s most unspoiled scenery, with picture postcard vistas and medieval towns set amongst stunning valleys. Enjoy the fruits of the region sailing amongst the Moselle’s famous terraced vineyards, one of Germany’s most renowned wine regions.

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Explore the legend that is the Rhine River with iconic landmarks, fairytale castles, and dramatic scenery. Uncover the history of medieval Europe on this ancient artery of trade and commerce as it journeys through six countries.

Aerial view of a ship sailing across the lush Mekong River.

Discover another world of pagodas and ancient temples with all the colour and vibrancy of the communities that live and work along the banks of the Mekong River. Enjoy the sights and sounds of busy local markets and silk and silver cottage industries interspersed with lush islands and peaceful lakes showcasing one of the most biodiverse areas on the planet. Cruising the Mekong is the best way to experience this beautiful part of Asia with a unique serenity and slower pace of life.

A small boat cruising across the scenic River Nile.

Explore the Nile River on a journey of magic and mystery, a fusion of modern-day Egypt with one of the world’s most ancient civilisations. Visit the iconic landmarks of the Pharaohs, historic tombs, magnificent temples, and the cultural hallmarks that are the Pyramids. Dig deeper into the desert sands and discover hidden history and secret gems seamlessly woven together by the waters of one of the world’s most famous rivers.

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Glide past the ancient riverbanks of the River Douro with its iconic terraces of olives, grapes, and almonds. Picturesque and unspoiled landscapes make the perfect travel companion alongside famous wine vintages and delicious regional cuisine. Discover centuries of history and the cultural and linguistic traditions of this iconic Spanish and Portuguese waterway.

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The Main River showcases the essence of historic Germany with ancient settlements dating back to the Roman era. This is the land of quaint timber houses and breathtaking fairytale castles before the river joins the Rhine at Mainz. The Main is also connected to the Danube via the Main-Danube Canal, offering a host of different cruise journeys.

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Discover Paris and Northern France on the gently meandering Seine with endlessly changing river landscapes that wander through medieval Normandy to Rouen and then on to the English Channel, home of the landing grounds of the Second World War. Enjoy a cruise that is a feast for the eyes and the palate, the perfect combination of Parisian city style and peaceful rural France.

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One of Europe’s largest rivers, the Rhône, meanders from the Alps and flows through Lake Geneva into France and to the Mediterranean at Camargue. Savour the flavours of the famous Burgundy vineyards in the South of France and explore the charm of Vienne and Lyon and the history of Avignon and the Pont du Gard.

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Split, Havar and the Delights of Dalmatia Yacht Cruise

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Highlights of the Douro Valley & Salamanca

  • Quinta da Avessada
  • Lamego / Mateus Palace Gardens
  • Vila Nova de Gaia / Guimarães
  • Return Home

Rhine Cruise to Switzerland

  • Cologne (EMBARK)
  • Rhine Gorge
  • Breisach & Black Forest
  • Lucerne & Bernese Oberland
  • Return Home (DISEMBARK)

Split, Rab and Undiscovered Islands of the North Yacht Cruise

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  • Split / Trogir / Vodice
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Rhine, Strasbourg and Heidelberg River Cruise

  • Koblenz & Boppard
  • Rhine Gorge & Mainz
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Budapest to The Black Sea

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  • Iron Gates Gorge
  • Danube Delta
  • Veliko Tarnovo / Arbanassi / Ivarno
  • Belogradchik
  • Iron Gates / Lepenski Vir
  • Osijek & Vukovar
  • Budapest (DISEMBARK)

Rhine and Moselle River Cruise

  • Rhine Gorge & Rüdesheim

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  • Ardèche Gorges / Tournon
  • Beaune / Burgundy

The Seine Paris and Normandy River Cruise

  • Les Andelys
  • Bayeux / Arromanches
  • Giverny / Vernon

A Journey on the Mekong River Cruise

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  • Upper Mekong – Angkor Ban
  • Wat Hanchey – Kampong Cham
  • Kampong Cham – Siem Reap
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Wonders of the Nile: Cairo to Luxor River Cruise

  • Saqqara & Coptic Museum
  • Nile Cruising
  • Full Day Sail
  • Beni Hassan Tombs

Art and History on the Danube

  • Salzburg / Mauthausen

Gardens and Natural Beauty of the Rhône

  • Ardèche Gorges
  • Vienne / Tournon

Gastronomy of the Douro – from Portugal to Spain

  • Mateus Palace Gardens / Quinta da Pacheca dinner

Wonders of the Nile: Cairo to Aswan

  • Cairo / Giza
  • Karnak / Luxor Temples
  • Luxor West Bank
  • Saqqara / Coptic Museum

Gastronomy of Switzerland and the Rhine

  • Lucerne & Stanserhorn
  • Rüdesheim / Rhine Gorge & Koblenz

Cologne, the Rhine Gorge & Medieval Germany

  • Andernach / Boppard
  • Rhine Gorge / Rüdesheim
  • Rothenburg & Oschsenfurt

Music, Arts & Crafts of Switzerland and the Rhine

The music of the blue danube, amsterdam, kinderdijk and the dutch bulb fields.

  • Keukenhof & Amsterdam
  • Rotterdam & Kinderdijk

Lyon, Provençal Rhône & the Camargue

  • Arles / Les Baux-de-Provence
  • Avignon / Pont du Gard / Uzès
  • Chalon / Beaune / Burgundy
  • Orange & Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône / Camargue / Ornithological Park

Paris, Normandy & Historic Treasures of the Seine

  • Abbey Jumièges & Abbey Saint-Wandrille
  • Château de Malmaison
  • Conflanse & Auvers-sur-Oise
  • Giverny & La Roche Guyon
  • Honfleur or Étretat & Caudebec-en Caux
  • Le Havre & Arromanches
  • Paris & Conflanse

The Moselle, Luxembourg & the Majestic Rhine River

  • Andernach / Koblenz
  • Bonn / Cologne
  • Heidelberg or Schwetzingen & the Rhine Gorge
  • Niederlahnstein
  • Trier / Luxembourg
  • Worms / Speyer

New Year on the Rhine

Bruges, medieval flanders, amsterdam & the dutch bulb fields.

  • Amsterdam & Hoorn
  • Ghent & Ypres

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Christmas on the danube, christmas on the rhine, enchanting rhine and yuletide markets river cruise.

  • Rhine Gorge & Koblenz

History and Art of the Rhône

  • Ardèche Gorges & Chauvet Caves

New Year on the Danube

  • Bratislava & Vienna for New Year’s Eve
  • Vienna on New Year’s Day

The Majestic Rhine, Heidelberg & Switzerland

Grand cruise through the heart of europe to the black sea.

  • Iron Gates Gorge & Lepenski Vir
  • Kalocsa or Paprika Museum & Puzsta
  • Veliko Tarnovo, Arbanasi & Ivanovo
  • Vukovar & Osijek

Grand Cruise of the Moselle, Rhine, Luxembourg & Switzerland

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MS Geoffrey Chaucer

Swiss-built in 2019, the MS Geoffrey Chaucer is beautifully styled to offer an intimate and memorable voyage with signature interiors that feature rich hardwoods and marble flooring. Enjoy the golden age of cruising with five-star luxury and service.

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MS George Eliot

Enjoy boutique-hotel luxury interiors aboard the MS George Eliot with elegant styling and detailing. Seventy guest suites guarantee an intimate and memorable voyage with award-winning cuisine and every modern amenity and comfort.

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MS William Wordsworth

Built to sustain not only its guests but its own unrivalled beauty and charm, the MS William Wordsworth promises comfort and opulence aplenty with its stunning decor and many magnificent amenities.

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MS Douro Splendour

Purpose-built to manage the specific navigational challenges of the beautiful River Douro, the MS Douro Splendour truly lives up to its name. Enjoy the very best of Iberian cuisine and wine with small-ship intimacy and a totally relaxing ambience.

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MS Lord Byron

Luxuriate in the classic feel of a grand ocean-going liner aboard the MS Lord Byron, a ship that blends traditional style and elegance with advanced technology and 21st-century comfort. Dine, relax, exercise, or just watch the world go by.

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MS Douro Elegance

Elegance by name elegant by nature, Douro Elegance is a blend of modern ethical design with supreme luxury. Interiors are styled by a leading Portuguese designer, and guests enjoy gourmet cuisine to savour the authentic flavours of beautiful Iberia.

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MS Thomas Hardy

Styled by leading European designers, MS Thomas Hardy’s elegant interiors feature marble floors, rich hardwoods, and plush fabrics. Blend modern comforts like air-conditioning with spacious cabins and fine dining for the cruise of a lifetime.

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MS Emily Brontë

Low passenger numbers guarantee an intimate and personal cruise experience aboard the MS Emily Bronte. Enjoy elegant interiors crafted by the finest European design studios and socialise, dine, or just relax on the glorious Sun Deck.

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MS Oscar Wilde

MS Oscar Wilde adds an elegant, outspoken, and poetic tone to your cruise, making you feel as if you’ve stepped into an adventure novel encapsulated in the very real style and comfort commonplace aboard a Riviera Travel cruise.

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MS Jane Austen

Sophisticated and elegant décor in public areas and guest suites perfectly complement the river views aboard the MS Jane Austen. Enjoy every modern facility and amenity, including endless stunning scenery, your constant travel companion.

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MS William Shakespeare

Combining the style of the golden era of cruising with ground-breaking 21st-century innovations, the MS William Shakespeare is the river ship other cruise lines envy. Dine, exercise, relax, or socialise, always in style and always with a river view.

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MS Porto Mirante

On the MS Porto Mirante, the voyage is as exceptional as the destinations. Pick from stylish and spacious suites spread over four decks with a range of gourmet dining options offering international and regional cuisines partnered with five-star service.

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RV La Marguerite

The RV Marguerite is a purpose built river boat created specifically for the Mekong River. It intimately holds 90 passengers, complete with library, boutique and swimming pool.

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MS Mövenpick Darakum

Follow in the footsteps of the explorers of yesteryear aboard the MS Darakum with a unique construction, meaning all parts of the Nile are navigable. Enjoy luxury Morooccan-themed interiors and a stunning Sun Deck.

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Travel as family with a UK-based customer service team and award-winning tour managers on board ship to cater to your every need. We go the extra mile to deliver the Riveria Difference, luxury cruising without the price tag.

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Discover the Rhine Gorge and Cruise to Switzerland

Sail the stunning Rhine Gorge and visit Cologne, Strasbourg, and Lucerne on board luxury vessels with spectacular scenery, five-star cuisine, and insightful tours.

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Discover Salamanca and the Douro River

Explore the legendary Douro River with fresh itineraries aboard Riveria Travel’s brand-new vessel, the MS Porte Mirante, and taste the difference with a free superior drinks package.

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Douro, Porto, Salamanca, and So Much More

For lovers of the vine and for those who just want to soak up the sun in Portugal’s beautiful Douro Valley, experience five-star luxury and award-winning cuisine, and the difference that is Riviera Travel.

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A River seems like a Magic Thing. Magic, Moving, a Living Part of the Earth Itself

Exploring the world from the water is an utterly unique form of travel, a time machine that cruises the waterways used by explorers, traders, pirates, and soldiers. Discover history, heritage, culture, and cuisine with stunning, ever-changing landscapes and famous landmarks, all brought to you by the endless ebb and flow of the water.

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Riviera Travel – The Personal Touch

Forty years in award-winning river travel with a transparent pricing policy and no hidden extras are just some of the reasons to book with Riviera Travel, but there are many more. As experienced sailors, our well-researched and expert tours define the standard in river travel. With luxury ships and real value for money, there’s never been a better time to book your Riveria Travel cruise.

Reasons to Cruise with Riviera Travel

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Spectacular Scenery

See some of the world’s best scenery from a different perspective. River travel is unique, and Riviera Travel’s award-winning and expert excursions add the extra dimension that makes all the difference.

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Award-winning Itineraries

Riviera Travel’s award-winning tours lead the way in cruise excursions with meticulously planned shore visits that reflect a personal understanding and deep knowledge of the destination. Experience the beating heart of each location, brought to life by our expert guides.

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Luxury Ships

Forty years in the river cruise business means that Riviera Travel understands what goes into making a luxury-appointed cruise vessel. Part of the extended Riviera Travel fleet, our five-star river cruises deliberately feature a long and low design ideally suited for the wide rivers of Europe. Swiss-built, Riviera Travel’s ships are rated by the Berlitz Guide to River Cruising as some of the finest European vessels featuring the most spacious accommodation and truly luxurious interiors.

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Five-star Cuisine

River cruising with Riviera Travel is a feast for the eyes and the palate, with international and regional cuisine prepared by on-board gourmet chefs complemented by a tempting wine list to reflect the local area perfectly. Guests enjoy feature menus, vegetarian and vegan options, and tailored dishes for those with dietary restrictions.

Riviera Travel River Cruise Prices 2024 & 2025

The below guide table provides an overview of Riviera Travel River Cruise Prices in 2024 and 2025 and shows the wide variety of Riviera Travel river cruises available.

With prices starting from £759 per person and cruises ranging from 5 days to 15 days, Riviera Travel offers a diverse selection of river cruising experiences to suit every traveller’s schedule and budget.

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I have allergies and require a tailored diet. Can Riviera Travel accommodate my needs?

Our on-board chefs provide fresh food daily and can accommodate restricted diets alongside our full menu range and vegetarian and vegan options. Just let us know what you need when you book.

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Which is the best river for a first-time cruiser?

The Rhine and Danube are enduringly popular rivers with new cruise guests and repeat visitors, but it’s worth considering the Main and the Moselle for a European trip. Each traveller has unique requirements, so talk to our expert reservation team about what matters to you. With their extensive knowledge of all our river cruise destinations, they can discuss the best options for you.

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I get seasick on open water. Will I get ill on a river cruise?

Seasickness is unheard of on our river cruises because the journeys are smooth and calm. Even people with serious seasickness problems don’t report any issues when they cruise with us. Remember that land is always visible from both sides of the ship, and that can help manage feelings of nausea or anxiety.

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Riveria Travel’s guided tours are renowned as being some of the best in the business, but we all like a bit of peaceful ‘me’ time, so guests are always free to explore on their own when we dock. Our on-board tour guides can provide information and tips about where to visit with that essential expert insider’s knowledge that makes all the difference.

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Riviera Travel’s cruising is a relaxed business, so bring comfortable clothing that matches your location and the weather. If you’re unsure, speak to our friendly booking advisers, who will know the weather pattern for your intended destination at that time of year. Layering is always best to manage different temperatures and changeable weather conditions. Feel free to dress up for dinner, but it’s not obligatory.

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Cruising is one of those holidays that is different in every season. Nothing quite beats the summer sunshine as you sail through the Rhine Gorge or the stunning Douro Valley, but then it’s also magical to dock in Vienna at Christmas under the sparkling night sky with all the excitement of the festive season. Each cruise is different month-on-month, but that’s the joy of river travel: every trip is different.

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  1. Holidays and Escorted Tours to Egypt 2024

    Discover more about the history of Ancient Egypt and learn where and when to visit the 7 Wonders of the World on a Riviera Travel escorted tour. Our holidays to Egypt offer the chance to explore life along the Nile river. Discover the ruined temple complexes and tombs of the Ancient Egyptians, see the magnificent Pyramids of Giza, enjoy magical ...

  2. Cairo to Aswan Cruise: Wonders of the Nile 2024

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