Hi, My partner and I are traveling to Sharm for 2 weeks in January. I have checked the FCO and can see that Sharm is Green, however I am a little concerned at the news that the change comes on the same day that a report revealed that police in Egypt had foiled a plot by al-Qaida-linked militants to attack tourists in the popular Red Sea coastal resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. The Mirror said the attack, involving firearms and rocket-propelled grenades, had been planned for Christmas.
I have booked, and cannot get a refund, so I want to make sure that it will be safe to go, I don't want a holiday worrying, or worse!
My friend and I are in our 20s and are coming to Sharm for NYE. Does anyone know if Pacha or Space are any good on NYE. what about the hotels, is there one that does a great show? Thanks
We are family of 3 (self, husband and 8 yo son) planning a trip to Egypt during April 2014. We are in the UK. To make things easy on ourselves (and safe) I plan to use Tour operators for most if not all sight seeing in Egypt. I'm looking for help to finalize the itinerary before I book the flight and hotels.
Day 1 - arrive from UK to Cairo late in the evening
Day 2- Viator's one day tour of pyramids, Khan market and Cairo museum. Overnight sleeper train to Luxor
Day 3 - 8 Viator's five day Nile Cruise that covers Luxor West Bank, east bank, Esna and Aswan. Overnight train back to Cairo
Day 9 - return to UK
1) this is the first time I will be using a tour operator - primarily due to security considerations. Viator was an easy choice but if you can suggest a reliable operator who will provide a similar sort of experience and variety, please suggest
2) keeping Cairo to just 1 day due to the ongoing political issues. Can you suggest a good hotel in Cairo?
3) anything else I have failed to consider in putting this trip together?
Hi i have a family meber who wil be traveling to sharm el sheikh in december 2013, bt i am really worried becuz of the rioting. Has ther been any rioting of any sort in sharm el sheikh? Is sharm el sheike safe to travel too at the moment. I myself came to sharm el shaikh in february 2013 and it ws lovly..
I am an Indian holding a US PP. Visiting Egypt had been one of my greatest desires. I and my kids (22 yr. old son and 14.yr old. daughter) were trying to make Christmas/ New Year vacation plans. I suggested Egypt, but my son is scared of the prevailing atmosphere. I told him as long as we avoid the trouble spots - we should be fine. Am I right? Is it safe to go? Are all the attractions open? I don't want to miss major attractions. Any advice from Egyptians, or people who have been there just over the last few months would greatly help. Thanks a ton... in advance. I need to book in just 1-2 days.
Can somebody please tell me current prices of alcohol in Duty Free shops?
Most important are: whisky, bourbon, vodka and rum. Thanks in advance!
On the verge of booking a week over the new year leaving the 27th dec and staying in nabq Bay Area I m a sun worshiper but am worried weather is going to disappoint me has anyone been over the period that can advise ??
Hello. I am coming to Sharm next week from the U.K. and staying at Sea Club Aqua Park, Nabq bay. I have not yet arranged what I am going to do about getting my foreign currency. I have heard that I would probably get much better rates of exchange in Sharm itself rather than in the UK. Is this true? (Post office is currently offering exchange rate of 10.06)
Would I be better bringing UK Sterling and exchanging what I need in Sharm? If so are there plenty of bureau de change's around nabq bay?
Many thanks for any replies.
Yippeee 6 weeks and counting. FCO in the Uk still have restrictions on Cairo and Giza but after a long few weeks working 13+ hour a day and night, I juat want to get there. Any more Info on what to do or what not to do would be great? ;-)
I have some friends in Egypt, and I'd like to go there on December but my parents don't think tis safe, is it?
I will be travelling to Cairo next week and was wondering if anyone can recommend a company or tour guide that does private tours of the pyramids and is knowledgeable about the city. I would feel safer before I left knowing a guide would be able to show me around the city. Thank you VT friends!
What is the preferred attire for woman tourists? I don't want to offend the customs of the country. I am a female american and wanted to know if I should cover my head to be respectful to the culture. Thanks!
Hi all, i`m in sharm for 21 days and i`m also doing the jerusalem/petra 2 day tour,which includes visa
so.... when i arrive at sharm airport,do i just get my usual $15 dollar visa or is there another visa i need to get?
thanks for any replies,regards-gargoylesrus.
First time to Egypt and am hearing different stories as to visa requirement against time staying.
I am going to Hurghada for 10 days and question do I get a visa when I arrive and how much is it?
I quote this extract from the Consulates site and my resort isn't mentioned
"Nationals from UK , EU and USA travelling to Sharm El Sheikh, Dahab, Nuweiba and Taba resorts ONLY, for a maximum of 14 DAYS, do not require a visa prior to travelling as a free entry permission stamp will be granted upon arrival. If they intend to travel outside of the above mentioned areas they MUST obtain a Visa. on arrival"
My husband, son (11yrs) and I are doing an around the world flight in March/April 2014. We are considering going to Cairo, but being an American and having a child with me I have some concerns. My husband, who is Irish and I travelled the world by bicycle and stayed in Egypt for 3 months 15 years ago. We used to be hardened travelers, but a bit soft around the edges now. Really I am just concerned for my son. I would love to take him to the Pyramyds and a bizzar, nothing crazy. I feel the American government always has warnings for us, but I don't want to take any unnecessary risks with my son and in this case I would like a second opion. Any info is appreciated!! Thanks.
Whats the best and cheapest way to do this? Now the fco have lifted the ban wooohoooo. Can now get insurance ;-)
Approx distance from Sahl hasheesh resort to El Gouna?
Total novice to Egypt and cannot find a decent map that gives me an idea.
anyone know where one would get a bus from Cairo to Marsa Mutruh and back again also the times and if the buses are frequent .also hotels are they plentyfull, Are there bars and restaurants to eat at .and is it safe to walk along the beach tops ,I was thinking around xmas or just after for a couple of days
Me and my mum are visiting Egypt very soon woohooo. If we both want a visa to go outside of the red sea resorts, do we both have to queue up to get visa or can I queue for both our visas? or do we have to queue and purchase seperately? any info would be great? thank you
Hi, my brother is going to Sharm e Sheik on 8th - 15th November, and I'm really concerned....please can anyone tell me if Sharm el Sheik is safe for tourists now, and if you've just come back/are there now, what is it like? Thank you very much
I am due to visit sharm 5th of jan and it is my first time in Eypgt. I know the trial was on the 4th of Nov with no outcome to an end of the unrest e.g protests and riots. Due to trial adjourned until the 8th of Jan by this time I will be 3 days into my holiday. I would love to visit Cairo, Luxor and Giza to see the pyramids, I am taking my mum with me (67). Any adivce would be really helpful. As although the news covers alot of the riots/protests I do believe that they like to fear people and always show the worst. I have read on other travel sites that its pretty quiet in Cairo ie protest and riots. People are going about their normal day to day activites. Is this the case? does anyone on here know of any good tour guides?
i want someone recommend me any travel agent make trips to Ain Sokhna for 5 days ,
what places there i can visit it and how can i go there by flight or bus or what?
I wish to tour Egypt mid December. I'm so confused as many say it is safe, and many say it is not for women Americans. What do you think?
'I represent a small group of scholars wanting to use Christmas vacation for outing a conference at Sharm ElSheiik . We are looking for someone residing there to give us updates about weather , prices , organizational , transportation , etc '
I would request from travelers following this site to give us a help on our choices . We are so far around 280 professors and scholars . Varying from political scientists , historians , anthropologists and other. Your updates shall be aprecited .
I will go to travel the next year. I want to know any things...
If I want to go to Cairo for 5 days, how much money I must having is...?
Where can I stay?
Is it safe to travel along the Red Sea . Are the airports and resorts safe
Hi I am travelling to Sharm, Royal Albartros Moderna on 14th November 2013 for a week on my own.... I have been this year already but first time solo. Anyone else going around this time ??
I intend staying 5 days in Cairo during Mid Jaunuary 2014. Will it be safe to travel then?
We are travelling to egypt during the December period...staying at fairmont Nile City.Is this area safe for us and 2 kids?
Also advise if we have egyptian visas, do we also need to get visas to travel to Sharm El Sheikh?
Feedback is highly appreciated.
Hi - I'm looking to travel to Cairo in December and I was wondering if there are any safe areas that I can look for accommodation.
Also, given the unrest, should we travel by guided tours or can we go sightseeing by ourselves. If guided tours are the better option can anyone recommend some options?