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Cairo & Luxor Christmas and New Year Holiday

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Tour Details

Duration

5 Days / 4 Nights

Tour Location

Cairo / Luxor

Tour Availability

Everyday

Pickup & Drop Off

Cairo Airport

Tour Type

Private

Cairo and Luxor Explorer – 5 Days Christmas Holiday

Christmas is the time of miracles and there is no marvelous miracle than a tour to Cairo and Luxor for a whole five days to fully explore Cairo inside the heart of the Giza pyramids complex and the Egyptian museum and all the entire Islamic attractions such as the glorious Cairo citadel, the golden brick road of Khan El Khalili Baazar and more. In the magical city of Luxor is the timeless wonder of with a hundred door waiting to be explored in the heart of incredible monuments such as the Valley of the Kings, the Karnak temple, Hatshepsut temple and more. The New Year is a chance to explore the definitions of allure and grandeur so don’t miss it and book us now.

Tour Highlights

Cairo Attractions

  • Giza Pyramids Complex.
  • The Egyptian Museum.
  • Memphis City.
  • Old Cairo Attractions.

Luxor Attractions

  • Valley of the Kings.
  • Karnak Temple.
  • Queen Hatshepsut Temple.
  • Colossi of Memnon.

Tour Inclusions

  • Meet and Greet service by our employees at the airports.

  • Accommodations in 5* Hotel in Cairo for 3 Nights.

  • Accommodations in 5* Hotel in Luxor for 1 Night.

  • Entrance fees to all sites indicated on the itinerary.

  • Professional Egyptologist tour guide during your trips.

  • All the Domestic Flights between Cairo and Luxor.

  • 3 lunch meals during your Cairo & Luxor.

  • All Transfers by private A.C Cars.

  • All service charges and taxes.

Tour Exclusions

  • International Airfare.

  • Tipping.

  • Optional tours.

  • Egypt entry visa.

  • Entry inside the Pyramids, the Solar Boat, the Royal Mummy Room in the Egyptian Museum & Tutankhamun, Seti I & Ramses VI Tombs in the Valley of the Kings “Payable on Spot”.

Tour Itinerary

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Day One : Arrival at the Land of History

Day One:Arrival at the Land of History

The moment you set your foot in magical Egypt, our "Egypt Tours Portal" employee will be waiting for you at Cairo airport where he will help you complete all of your passport formalities and luggage identification & carry. From the airport, you will be transferred by a private air-conditioned car to your 5* hotel for checking-in. In the evening, you will begin your Christmas tour in Egypt by a dinner cruise on the heavenly Nile as you will get to relax and witness a colorful belly dancing show with a folklore band featuring the amazing Tannoura spin in keeping with Egypt's whirling dervishes tradition then, in the end, you will be transferred back to your hotel for the overnight.

Day Two : Discover the Priceless Treasures of Pharaohs

Day Two:Discover the Priceless Treasures of Pharaohs

After you enjoy your breakfast, you will begin your 5 days Christmas holiday in Egypt and behold the immortal attractions of this holy country by visiting:

Giza Pyramids Complex

The Giza pyramids complex is one of the world most famous and well-known sites and a true reflection into the greatness of the ancient Egyptian civilization. It was located in the mysterious western desert for the last 4000 years which makes it one of the oldest monuments in History. The entire complex consists of three main pyramids each one is for a pharaoh named Khafre, Khufu, and Menkaure, six little pyramids, the great protector of Egypt the glorious sphinx and there is also the valley temple that was used to preserve the heritage and legacy of the kings and queens for countless generations.

The Great Pyramid

The great pyramid of Khufu is the last remaining intact wonder of the seven wonders of the ancient world which makes it one of the oldest and largest structures in history and on the plant. The pyramid was designed by King Khufu's vizier Hemiunu to stands at the height of 147 m (481 ft) which made it the tallest building in the world for 3800 years until the construction of the Lincoln Cathedral in England in 1311. It dates to 2580 BC which makes it older than 4500 years old.

The Great Sphinx

The great sphinx is the world's greatest and oldest statue in history, it has the shape of a mythical creature known as the Sphinx which has the body of a lion and the head of a man probably King Khafre head as a symbol of power and wisdom. It is known as Abu Al-Hawl which means The Father of terror in Arabic and in ancient times, it was called "Hor-em-Akhet" which means "Horus of the Horizon". It has a height of 73 m (240 ft) and 19 m (66 ft) and was carved out of single limestone rock.

The Valley Temple

The Valley Temple is as old as the pyramids of Giza, it was constructed in Egypt Old Kingdom (2686 2134 BC) the place where the mummification process took place. It is one of the best-preserved structures of the ancient Egyptian civilization, made entirely from limestone, granite and holds amazing diorite statues of Chephren.

Proceed to have your lunch at a local restaurant in Cairo. Then move to visit:

Saqqara Step Pyramid

Saqqara Step Pyramid is the first pyramid ever constructed in Egypt in 2700 and is credited with starting the age of constructions. It was built by the legendary Imhotep the vizier of Pharaoh Djoser. The pyramid has a unique design as it is made of six steps and stands at the height of 62 m and is surrounded by a 10.5 m high wall consisting of 14 doors. the pyramid is surrounded by a unique complex which was the first of its kind containing beautiful decorations and majestic ceremonial structures that remain in very good condition.

Then move to visit the first capital of Egypt in the ancient world:

Memphis City

Memphis city is the first official capital of Egypt, founded by King Menes to be the life of the two lands. It is known for being the land of Endurance and beauty, the center of the rule, trade, art and religion under the vision, control and protection of the god Ptah (The Patron of Craftsmen). It holds a lot of ruins dating to more than 4000 years to some of the biggest names in ancient Egypt like Ramses II and great temples to gods and goddess-like Aton & Hathor.

Finally, we drive you back to your hotel for overnight in Cairo.

Day Three : Make an Expedition to Old Cairo Fascinations

Day Three:Make an Expedition to Old Cairo Fascinations

After you have your breakfast and check-out from the hotel, you will step in the heart of "The City of Minarets" to complete your Christmas adventure in Cairo by exploring all of Cairo tourist attractions with your tour guide, you will start with:

The Egyptian Museum

It is one of the biggest museums in the world and holds a number of great artifacts and monuments dating to more than 4000 years from all the various time periods from ancient Egyptian times to Greek to Coptic to Islamic times. Inside the two floors of the museums lies over than 150,000 rare genuine made from extravagant materials like gold or jewelry to ordinary ones like wood or stone that comes in the form of statues, jewelry, funerary objects like the treasures of King Tutankhamun, plus a number of displayed mummies existed within the museum.

Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Cairo then proceed to visit:

Salah El Din Citadel

The Citadel of Salah El-Din has seen everything that came across this immortal city that's why it became known as the Cairo Citadel. It looks over the entire city of Cairo since its construction completed in 1182 AD by the great conqueror Salah El-Din. It served as the center of ruler and a powerful fortress against the crusaders & napoleon's French invasion and late on in the 19th century, it became the headquarters of the government for more than 700 years.

Mohamed Ali Mosque

The beautiful Mosque of Mohamed Ali has gained the name the alabaster mosque due to its unique design and the extensive usage of marble. It was constructed between 1830 and 1848 AD to be a replica of the blue mosque in Istanbul and act as a symbol of independence and freedom against the Ottoman Empire. The mosque is truly enchanting with its ottoman style architecture of French rococo influences with enchanting finishes of ornate of red, green, gold and a great enchanting dome.

Finally end your tours in Cairo by visiting:

Khan El Khalili Bazaar

Khan El Khalili is known as the golden brick road of the Middle East as it is the oldest market in the region dating back to 970 AD. The street remains active till today and contains everything a traveler might desire plus all the magical cafes and shops that date back to hundreds of years. All the phenomenal Islamic architecture and decorations of the street are highly enchanting and remain in good condition until today.

At the end of the day, we will transfer you to Cairo airport to catch the flight to Luxor and upon arrival, meet our representative to assist you to 5* hotel for the overnight.

Day Four : Discover the Capital of the Pharaohs

Day Four:Discover the Capital of the Pharaohs

In Day Four, you will enjoy your breakfast early morning at your hotel, then check-out and join your private tour guide to complete your second part of your 5 days Egypt Christmas holiday by visiting:

Valley of the Kings

The Valley of the Kings has been the passage to the afterlife and a stairway to heaven to the greatest kings and queens of Egypt new kingdom (1570-1070 BC). It is one of the most important archaeological sites in the world as it became a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979. it holds 63 tombs filled with various enchanting artifacts, decorations and the remains of pharaohs like Rameses (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, IX, X), Amenhotep I, Hatshepsut, and the famous boy-king Tutankhamun.

Hatshepsut Temple

The Hatshepsut Temple is the solidification of beauty and the truest reflection of the greatness of the new kingdom (1550-1070 BC) and showcases the vision and glory of one of the most successful rulers in the history of ancient Egypt Queen Hatshepsut. It was designed by Hatshepsut s chancellor Senenmut in 1479 BC and took 15 years to construct. The design of the temple is based on the concept of Classical Architecture. The temple is known as Deir El-Bahari and was once known as Djeser-Djeseru (Holy of Holies). It holds some of the most impressive decorations and statues in all of Egypt.

Colossi of Memnon

Colossi of Memnon is considered to be the guardians of the great city of Luxor. The colossi consist of two blocks of quartzite sandstone standing at the height of 18 m (60ft) weighing 720 tons each that has the shape of Amenhotep III(1386-1350). The colossi are quite damaged due to a large earthquake in 27 BC but were rebuilt again in 199 AD. The statues were famous during the Greco-Roman period as there used to be a rumor of The Vocal Memnon as the statutes sang for time to time at dawn in a crying sound which was nothing more than the sound of the wind passing through the statue.

Lunch will be served on an island, so your tour includes a boat trip in the Nile then move to visit:

Karnak Temples

The Karnak temple is the most unique archeological site in the world as it is one of the world's biggest open-air museum, it was known as Ipet-isu which means The Most Selected Of Places and Pr-Imn House Of Amon . it dates back to more than 4000 years and is the largest religious man-made construction in history. it was the center of the religious worship of the entire ancient Egyptian kingdom. It was directly dedicated to the Theban triad that consisted of God Amun with his wife the Goddess of Justice Mut and there son the moon god Khnsou, plus other deities like Osiris, Montu, Ptah, and Isis.

At the end of the day, we will transfer you to Luxor airport to catch your flight back to Cairo for the overnight.

Day Five : End Your 5 Days Christmas Tour in Egypt

Day Five:End Your 5 Days Christmas Tour in Egypt

Breakfast at the hotel then our representative will transfer you to the airport and assist you at the airport through final departure formalities to end your Egypt Christmas experience. Note: You can share your thoughts about adding or removing any tours from your itinerary to be able to accommodate your requirements and fulfill your needs.

Egypt Tours Portal: Safety Measures during COVID-19

  • Social distancing enforced throughout our tours.

  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized.

  • Regular temperature checks for staff

  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival.

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What to Pack For This Tour

  • Hat.
  • Camera.
  • Comfortable shoes.
  • Sunblock & Sunglasses.
  • Warm clothes in winter.
  • Cotton clothes in summer.
  • Valid Passport for 6 months.

Note: Check our blog about what to pack for Egypt.

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