Direct non-stop flights to Cairo International Airport from London take about 5hrs, and Cairo is 2hrs ahead of London.
For those heading to the beaches of the Red Sea coast, Sharm el Sheikh International Airport is well served by direct charters and budget airlines. Those booking package deals to other destinations on the Red Sea will benefit from direct charters to Taba and Marsa Alam International airports. Lastly, there are now also low-cost flights from London Gatwick to Luxor.
Numerous indirect and possibly less expensive options are also available. Search for flight deals with Expedia Flights.
Once in Egypt, you can either transfer to your resort or continue your adventure by train, felucca (boat), horse-drawn carriage, bus or domestic flight.
One tourist staple that is not recommended for family holidays is the Nile cruise, since vessels are not well equipped for families and kids will probably get bored.