Travel challenge: A week-long beach break in Egypt
Saturday 01 August 2009
Every week we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a specified holiday. Today: a Red Sea resort break, departing late September; prices are for two people.
£1,376: Sun Coral Sea Resort, Sharm El Sheikh. Includes flights from Gatwick to Sharm El Sheikh departing 19 September, transfers and seven nights' all-inclusive accommodation. "This resort is popular with families. Fabulous pools lead you towards the sands of Nabq Bay. Dive packages are available and there's also a friendly entertainment team who keep everyone smiling," says Rebecca Hamshaw of First Choice. (0871 200 4455; firstchoice.co.uk/Egypt)
On the Go tours
£1,320: Learn to Dive, Dahab. Includes flights from Heathrow to Cairo departing 19 September, two nights' B&B in Cairo, six nights' room only in Dahab, overnight Dahab-Cairo transfer, tour of the pyramids and Sphinx at Giza Plateau, five days' full PADI tuition and diving in open water and apparatus. "See the ancient pyramids en-route to Dahab, learn to dive and see famous sites such as the Blue Hole, Eel Garden, The Bells, and the Lighthouse," says On the Go's Pru Goudie. (020-7371 1113; onthegotours.co.uk)
£1,198: Hyatt Regency, Taba Heights. Includes flights from Gatwick to Taba departing 21 September, transfers, seven nights' half board and discounts on drinks and spa treatments. "The Hyatt enjoys a prime position, next to an 18-hole golf course and near the dive centre. It's also well located for day trips to St Catherine's Monastery and Petra," says Tara Bradberry of Longwood Holidays. (020-8418 2500; longwoodholidays.co.uk)
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