Enjoy Christmas event Egypt 2021 as never before and gather your family & friends and join us in a truly bewitching adventure to the land of Pharaohs so that you discover Egypt through the best time of the year in the most entrancing celebration which the whole world celebrates with. Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ and through this festival, and it is observed by Christians and non-Christians alike, devoid of Christian elements, and it is marked by an increasingly elaborate exchange of gifts but why to spend your Christmas 2021 in Egypt?? Christmas event in Egypt will really cheer you up with all of the facilities & services which you are going to find during such a celebration.
The mild weather of Egypt mixed with some oriental tours will change your Christmas holiday and make you spend a truly invaluable one. You will find hundreds of stores that are filled with Christmas gifts that you can share with your beloveds in addition to getting the ability to walk through streets full of life and magnificent Coptic, historical, and Islamic attractions that can never be missed. That is why Egypt is the best place to spend your Christmas vacation in. Our Christmas event Egypt 2021 is an irresistible one as we offer you today a staggering tour for 13 days to Cairo, Alexandria, Hurghada, and Nile Cruise through which you will be able to tour most of the majestic Egyptian cities with their incomparable attractions and landmarks and that is the major reason that attracts millions of tourists to visit Egypt during the whole year and in particular during Christmas.
Meet and assist at Cairo International Airport.
Domestic Flights from Cairo to Aswan and from Hurghada to Cairo.
5 Nights accommodation at your 5* Hotel in Cairo on Bed and Breakfast Basis
3 Nights accommodation at your 5* Nile Cruise based on all-inclusive.
1 Night accommodation at your 5* Hotel in Luxor on Bed and Breakfast Basis.
3 Nights accommodation at your 5* Hotel in Hurghada based on all-inclusive.
Private Egyptologist tour guide during the whole of your tour.
Private A.C vehicles during the whole of your tour.
Entrance fees to all of the mentioned sites in the itinerary.
All service charges and taxes.
Egypt Entry Visa
Any other items not mentioned in the itinerary.
Find Out the Christmas Event Egypt 2021 Itinerary
Day One: Arrival to Egypt
Enjoy a pick-up service from Cairo International Airport upon your arrival and your private Egyptologist tour guide is going to take you to your 5* hotel in Cairo to check-in and relax until the evening as he will come to pick you up but this time to have the best dinner cruise in your life. While having your dinner, you will listen to some amazing stories about ancient Egyptian pharaohs and how they managed to establish such a great Egyptian civilization. Finally, we will take you back to your 5* hotel to spend the night.
Day Two: Tour to the Pyramids and Memphis City
In order to enjoy every minute of your Christmas holiday in Egypt 2019, you need to visit the amazing monuments in Giza including the Wonder of ancient Egypt “Giza Pyramids Complex” with what it includes from the big three main pyramids, Great Sphinx, the Valley Temple, six other stunning pyramids and for extra joy, we added a tour to Memphis city that has been the first capital of ancient Egypt and a tour to Saqqara Step Pyramid, the pyramid which has a unique shape. Imagine that you can do all of this during the first day of your tour and don’t forget that you have a lunch meal that is going to be offered at a pyramid view restaurant…amazing…is not it!! Finally, your private tour guide will transfer you back to your 5* Hotel for overnight.
Day Three: Tour to Alexandria Landmarks
This day is customized so that you enjoy the amazing historical & religious attractions in Cairo so after having your breakfast, you will have a pick-up service from your hotel to head to Alexandria, the city which is known as the bride of the Mediterranean Sea that has a wide variety of attractions and landmarks including the Catacombs of Kom El-Shokafa, Alexandria Library, Qaitbay Citadel, and the impressive Pompey’s Pillar. You will have the best lunch at a seafood restaurant before we transfer you back to your 5* Hotel in Cairo for overnight.
Day Four: Fly to Aswan - Check in at the Cruise - Visit Aswan Highlights
You will have now a truly adventurous tour as you will catch your flight to Aswan and upon your arrival, you will join your private tour guide in an incredible tour to visit the exceptional highlights of Aswan including the impressive High Dam, the breathtaking Unfinished Obelisk, and the adorable Philae Temple that narrates a lot about the history of Egypt, the beliefs of the ancients, and the history of the love and beauty deity “Isis”. After finishing your tour, we will transfer you to check-in your 5* Nile Cruise and have your delicious lunch. Enjoy the beauty of the sea with a natural view. You will spend the night on board of your 5* Nile Cruise after having your dinner and after witnessing some of the Egyptian folklore.
Day Five: Abu Simbel Tour
You will get your breakfast boxes and then you will head with your private tour guide to visit the majestic two statues of Abu Simbel. You will find there two huge temples, one of them belongs to King Ramses II and it is known for its outstanding Sun Festival and the other temple was dedicated to the lovely Queen Nefertari who was the beloved wife of the pharaoh. Finally, we will transfer you back to your 5* Nile Cruise for overnight.
Day Six: Edfu & Kom Ombo
It will be such an amazing opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Egyptian view while sailing to Kom Ombo and upon your arrival, your tour guide will take you in a marvelous tour to visit the great Kom Ombo Temple which was constructed during the Ptolemaic dynasty and it was mainly dedicated to two ancient Egyptian deities 1) the crocodile god Sobek 2) The God of Fertility Hathor. Then, you will start sailing to Edfu and when you arrive, you will join your private tour guide to visit the astonishing Edfu Temple which is known as the best-preserved shrines in Egypt that were constructed during the Ptolemaic period and its inscriptions provide us with a lot of information about the great history of ancient Egypt and of course your tour guide will translate some of them to you. You will get back to your Nile Cruise to Sail to Luxor and you will arrive late at night so you will overnight on the board of your 5* Nile Cruise.
Day Seven: Visit Luxor East Bank Landmarks
After having your breakfast, you will check out your Nile Cruise so that you join your tour guide on an overland tour to visit the best attractions in the East bank of Luxor. You will be transferred by a private air-conditioned vehicle to visit two of the most important temples from ancient Egypt which are Karnak & Luxor Temple and that is not all as you will get the opportunity to witness Luxor Temple at night which gives you the chance to taste the beauty of Egypt’s temples in a totally different & special way plus having a splendid lunch meal. We will then transfer you to check-in your 5* Hotel in Luxor and overnight.
Day Eight: Visit Luxor Weast Bank Landmarks - Transfer to Hurghada
You will have a delicious breakfast meal at your 5* Hotel and then you will join your private tour guide to visit the attractions of the West Bank of Luxor including the majestic Valley of the Kings, the impressive Colossi of Memnon of pharaoh Amenhotep III, and of course you can’t miss the amazing Hatshepsut Temple. You will have a truly delicious lunch meal at a local restaurant and then we will transfer you in a private A.C vehicle to Hurghada. When you arrive, we will transfer you to your 5* Hotel in Hurghada for overnight.
Day Nine: Snorkeling in Hurghada
After having your breakfast and some of the best chosen soft drinks, you will enjoy a snorkeling excursion to discover sea life and to enjoy the beautiful sandy beaches of the Red Sea. We will transfer you back to your 5* Hotel in Hurghada for overnight.
Day Ten: Safari Trip in Egypt Desert
Today will be a truly special day to enjoy the Egyptian desert through a Desert Safari by quod. Your professional tour guide will explain everything to you and he will help you to have some amazing pictures. Then, we will transfer you back to your 5* Hotel for overnight.
Day Eleven: Fly to Old Cairo & the Egyptian Museum
After having your breakfast, we will transfer you to Hurghada Airport to catch your flight back to Cairo. Upon your arrival, you will enjoy a private guided tour to the incredible Egyptian Museum, Salah El-Din Citadel, Mohammed Ali Mosque, and finally, you will have a shopping tour to the largest open-air market in the world “Khan El-Khalili Bazaar”. You will have enough time to visit a large number of stores, buy some gifts to take back home and to know more about the customs and traditions of the Egyptians. This is also an amazing opportunity in Christmas to have fun in touring the Egyptian streets and to meet many Santa Clauses who will be more than happy to have pictures with you next to the Christmas trees. At the end of your day, we will transfer you back home for an overnight.
Day Twelve: Free Day in Cairo
Enjoy a free day in Cairo to visit the rest of the amazing sightseeing there on your own after having your breakfast in your 5* Hotel and at the end of the day, you will spend the night at your hotel.
Day Thirteen: End Your Experience in Egypt
After having your breakfast, your tour guide will pick you up to head to Cairo International airport where you will find your representative waiting for you at the airport to assist you in all of the final procedures to catch your flight back home after enjoying the best Christmas Holiday.
What Are the Finest Destinations to Visit in Egypt?
The entire country of Egypt deserve to be explored with its every heavenly detail but there are places that must be seen before any other such as the breathtaking Hurghada's red sea, The wonders of Cairo the pyramids of Giza, the great sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, Khan El Khalili Bazaar, the wonders of Luxor like Valley of the Kings, Karnak & Hatshepsut temple and the wonders of Aswan such as Abu Simbel temples, Philea temple, Unfinished obelisk and The Wonders of Alexandria like Qaitbat Citadel, Pompey's Pillar and Alexandria Library. Read more about the best places to visit in Egypt.
What Are Egypt's Visa Requirements?
If you want to apply for a Visa On Arrival that lasts for 30 days then you should be one of the eligible countries, have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining and pay 25$ USD in cash, as for the E-Visa for 30 day you should have a valid passport for at least 8 months, complete the online application, pay the e-visa fee then print the e-visa to later be presented to the airport border guard. You could also be one of the lucky ones who can obtain a free visa for 90 days. Read more about Egypt travel visa.
What Is the Top Traditional Egyptian Food?
Egypt has a variety of delicious cuisines but we recommend “Ful & Ta’meya (Fava Beans and Falafel)”, Mulukhiya, “Koshary”, a traditional Egyptian pasta dish, and Kebab & Kofta, the Egyptian traditional meat dish.
What is the Best Time to Visit Egypt?
The best time to travel to Egypt is during the winter from September to April as the climate becomes a little tropical accompanied by a magical atmosphere of warm weather with a winter breeze. You will be notified in the week of your trip if the Climate is unsafe and if any changes have been made.
What to Pack for Your Egypt Tour?
You should pack everything you could ever need in a small bag so you could move easily between your destinations.
Why Book With "Egypt Tours Portal"?
We have been creating the finest vacations for more than 20 years around the most majestic destinations in Egypt. Our staff consists of the best operators, guides and drivers who dedicate all of their time & effort to make you have the perfect vacation. All of our tours are customized by Travel, Financial & Time consultants to fit your every possible need during your vacation. It doesn't go without saying that your safety and comfort are our main priority and all of our resources will be directed to provide the finest atmosphere until you return home.
Is it Safe to Travel to Egypt?
You will feel safe in Egypt as the current atmosphere of the country is quite peaceful after the government took powerful measures like restructuring the entire tourist police to include all the important and tourist attractions in Egypt. Read more about is it safe to travel to Egypt.
What to Wear While in Egypt?
Wear whatever feels right and comfortable. It is advised to wear something light and comfortable footwear like a closed-toe shoe to sustain the terrain of Egypt. Put on sun block during your time in Egypt in the summer to protect yourself from the sun.
What are the Best Activities to Do in Egypt?
The best activity is by far boarding a Nile Cruise between Luxor and Aswan or Vise Versa. Witness the beauty of Egypt from a hot balloon or a plane and try all the delicious Egyptian cuisines and drinks plus shopping in old Cairo. Explore the allure and wonders of the red sea in the magical city resorts of Egypt like Hurghada and many more by diving and snorkeling in the marine life or Hurghada. Behold the mesmerizing western desert by a safari trip under the heavenly Egyptian skies.
What are Special Advice for Foreign Women in Egypt?
Egypt is considered to be one of the most liberal Islamic countries but it has become a little bit conservative in the last couple of decades so it is advised to avoid showing your chest, shoulders or legs below the knees.
What are the Official Languages of Egypt?
Arabic is the official language and Most Egyptians, who live in the cities, speak or understand English or at least some English words or phrases. Fewer Egyptians can speak French, Italian, Spanish, and German. Professional tour guides, who work in the tourism sector, are equipped to handle visitors who cannot speak Arabic and they will speak enough English and other languages to fulfill the needs of all our clients.
What is the Transportation in Egypt?
The fastest way is a car, of course, a taxi. If you are in Cairo ride a white taxi to move faster or you could board the fastest way of transportation in Egypt metro if the roads are in rush hour.
What is the Weather is Like?
The temperature in Egypt ranges from 37c to 14 c. Summer in Egypt is somehow hot but sometimes it becomes cold at night and winter is cool and mild. The average of low temperatures vary from 9.5 °C in the wintertime to 23 °C in the summertime and the average high temperatures vary from 17 °C in the wintertime to 32 °C in the summertime. The temperature is moderate all along the coasts.
What are the Reasons That Make You Visit Egypt?
It is the home of everything a traveler might be looking for from amazing historical sites dating to more than 4000 years to enchanting city resorts & beaches. You will live the vacation you deserve as Egypt has everything you could possibly imagine.
Can Credit Cards Be Used Without Any Difficulty?
All Credit cards and traveler's cheques are accepted in the main hotels and large stores in all the cities of Egypt, Plus most tourist shops also accept foreign currencies.
What Is the Currency and Exchange Rate in Egypt?
The national currency is the Egyptian pound (EGP) which is known as "Guineh in Arabic". There is a countless number of ATMs located all across Egypt in the main cities, towns plus certain shops and hotels. Money exchange services can be easily found available in banks and certain bureau or you can also use money change services on the web.
What If I Have A Problem?
Egyptian Tourist Police are always ready to receive any Complaints. If there is any trouble every traveler should contact his or her travel agent, tour guide, or hotel reception and inform them of the situation.
Where Can I Get Tourist Information?
To get the correct tourist information, every traveler should head to the Local information offices to provide information, brochures, and advice to tourists. On the Egypt Tours Portal website every traveler can get much helpful and important information through our blog about traveling to and across Egypt.
Can I Use My Laptop in Egypt?
Taking a laptop during your vacation to Egypt is allowed and easy. A lot of hotels and shops provide free high-speed Internet access and there are Wi-Fi hotspots in all of the main towns.
Everyone should pack an Internet connection kit that contains a spare phone cord, an extra Ethernet network cable, a surge protector, a phone adapter, an electric type C adapter. Always check the voltage capacity of the transformer block on your laptop, and if it cannot handle 220 to 230V, buy a new transformer. Read more about what to pack for Egypt.
Which Airlines Fly to Egypt?
The Egyptian airlines in Egypt include EgyptAir, which fly to Egyptian airports: Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, Aswan, Hurghada, Sharm el-Sheikh, Taba, Saint Catherine, Burg El-Arab, Asyut, and more.
Are Internal Flights Safe?
The internal flights in Egypt are completely safe, as, with the increase in the number of airlines operating in Egypt, safety controls are best for a number of reasons which are:
The Egyptian Directorate-General of Civil Aviation, when renewing their airworthiness certificates or waiting for a new license, must meet all the international safety standards published by IOSA (new IATA standards). The Egyptian airlines are all licensed and provide the best service and safety standards.
- No aircraft more than 15 years old are allowed to fly, all the Egyptian aircraft are up to date and regularly maintained
- Most Charter companies sell tickets at foreign tourist offices, but they have recently begun to sell to individual travelers directly.
- Egypt air is now Star Alliance.
Is It Easy to Rent and Drive A Vehicle?
The traffic in the main cities is annoying and dense, Plus every foreign traveler needs an international license to drive, so the best option is to take a taxi. During day trips, hire a private car with a driver. In the desert, off-road driving is not recommended, so it is better to go with your own personal tour guide.
What Is the Best Way to Travel Long Distances?
- Flying is the fastest way to get to the main tourist cities of Egypt.
- The national carrier, Egypt Air, has a very efficient and reliable domestic flights network, that links most of the tourist cities in Egypt.
- Inter-city buses and trains are cheaper.
- You can travel by train to visit Middle Egypt in southern Cairo.
- An excellent Turbo train service is easily found between Cairo and among main cities. But for Long-distance trips to Upper Egypt in Luxor and Aswan, a sleeping train is the most recommended.
- There is also an extensive network of long-distance air-conditioned coaches.
What Is the Best Way to Get Around in Cairo and Other Large Cities?
Taxis are an easy way to get around across the cities of Egypt such as Cairo.
What Is the Best Way to Visit the Major Attractions?
In order to enjoy your trip the most, it is important to plan ahead your stay there. If you are not traveling as part of a group, you can organize your route when you get there with agencies in Cairo or Luxor, or else hire a car with a guide. Read more about how to plan a trip to Egypt.
How Can I Avoid Queues At the Entrances to Tourist Sites?
For group visits, by booking passes and entry tickets in advance. The best time to visit the Cairo Museum is in the afternoon.
What Is the Ideal Length of An Egyptian Tour?
It is impossible to make a full tour of Egypt in a single trip:
- Brief visits to the main sites of Egypt: Cairo, the pyramids, Luxor, the Valley of the Kings, the temples of Luxor and Karnak, Aswan, Abu Simbel, and more.
- Board a Nile Cruise or a stay on the Red Sea coast or on the Mediterranean coast.
- Head to the main sites, cruise for a few days on the Nile, plus the seaside extension or an excursion to the oases.
What Is the Best Plan For A Family Holiday?
Egypt Tour Portal offers a variety of choices through our Egypt family holiday packages which include seaside holidays on the Red Sea or Mediterranean North Coast, cultural tours with seaside visits, cruises, and more. Egypt Tours Portal offers a very wide range of activities suitable for children and young teenagers such as visiting theme parks or kids clubs in many resorts or enjoying many different sporting and aquatic marine activities such as swimming, fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, hiking, kite surfing, windsurfing or attending special schools for golf & diving.
The perfect choice is a Sea Side vacation Holidays on the Red Sea, in club hotels, resorts, or popular all-inclusive holiday villages with a visit to the enchanting and magical cities of Luxor and Aswan. The classic Egypt tour is an 8-day/7-night all inclusive Nile cruise, or Lake Nasser cruise. Mixed cultural and seaside programs lasting 15 days/14 nights fit in well with the school holiday period.
What Is the Best Plan When Traveling As A Group?
The group tours to Egypt offer a complete visit to Cairo and the pyramids, followed by a cruise on the Nile with tours to the temples and tombs at Luxor, temples at Esna, Edfu, and Kom Ombo, Aswan, and the temple of Abu Simbel. Lake Nasser cruise offers a visit to the temples at Abu Simbel.
What Are the Advantages Of A Nile Cruise?
The Nile cruise is the most incredible way to explore the history and culture of ancient Egypt on board of modern vessel equipped with all the means of fun and relaxation. Nile Cruises include transfers from Cairo to Luxor by air, then from Luxor to Aswan by cruise ship, with visits to the various sites:
Temples of Luxor and Karnak, the necropolis at Thebes, temples at Esna, Edfu and Kom Ombo, then Aswan, and the temple of Philae. At Aswan, you can take a trip on the river in a felucca. Travel from Aswan to Abu Simbel is often by air, so not all tours include a visit to Abu Simbel.
What Is the Best Way to Discover the Nile River?
The best plan is a felucca cruise. A dinner cruise in Cairo and by enjoying oriental music and typical Egyptian food.
- Mini-cruise or excursion by felucca at the majestic cities of Luxor and Aswan.
- Camel-back tour around Aswan offering camel rides across the dunes and visits to Nubian villages.
- Day cruise from Luxor to Dendara includes an excursion & lunch.
How to Plan A Luxury Egypt Holiday?
Egypt luxury holidays from Egypt Tours Portal are a very memorable chance to live like a king and Egypt is the best place to easily plan a luxury holiday. Pick your own package with a luxury hotel and the chance to explore the historical and cultural wonders of Egypt's cities laying on the bank of the Nile, or cruising on one of the best luxury Nile cruises.
What Program Would Suit A Small Budget?
Cheap holidays to Egypt from Egypt Tours Portal are the best choice for people with a small budget. You can reduce costs by booking for a cruise package on the Nile with a seaside extension, or an "all-inclusive" stay on the Red Sea coast. Your budget will also vary depending on the class of hotel you choose and the number of days spend in Egypt.
What's A Good Itinerary For My First Visit to Egypt?
Your first visit to Egypt should concentrate on visiting the must seen sites:
The pyramids at Giza and the Sphinx, the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Cairo, Valley of the Kings in Luxor, the temple of Philae in Aswan, booking a Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor to witness the legendary history and culture of ancient Upper Egypt and mix it with the tropical beauty of Hurghada on the Red Sea coast, with its scuba-diving sites and relaxing resort hotels which is ideal for family holidays.
What Should I Do On My Second Visit?
Explore Egypt rare sites located off the broken path such as:
- The Mediterranean coast, to Alexandria with its museum and library, it's Greek and Roman ruins, Fort Qaitbey - site of the ancient lighthouse (Pharos) of Alexandria - and nearby, the seaside resorts of MarsaMatruoh and Ras el-Hekma.
- The oases and the White Desert in Egypt such as Siwa, starting from MarsaMatruoh or Cairo, Bahariya, Farafra, Dakhla, and Al-Kharga.
- Fayoum and Lake Qarun to the south of Cairo.
- In Upper Egypt, Board a felucca to discover Aswan, the museum and Nubian villages, the Aga Khan mausoleum, and cruise across Lake Nasser to Abu Simbel.
- Visit the museums of Egypt such as the Archaeological Museum in Cairo, the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, the Mummification Museum in Luxor, and so on.
If you are a repeat visitor to Egypt, then Egypt Tours Portal customized special tours for anyone who visited Egypt before. You can check out of ordinary Egypt tours and choose the best suitable Egypt tour.
What Accommodation Is Available in Egypt?
- Egypt has a wide variety of hotels & accommodations that come in deluxe, simple camping, eco-lodges to budget, or luxury, or even you can have your own property or rent a villa.
- Five-star Hotel Chains: Hilton, Sheraton, Intercontinental, and more.
- Historical Hotels: Mena House, El Salamlek, Old Cataract, and more.
- Nile view hotels.
- Very Luxury Hotels: Four Seasons, Marriott, and more.
- Boutique hotels such as Mudera in Luxor.
- Echo lodge such as Basata in the Red Sea.
- Camps in Dahab& Newbie.
- Eco-friendly resorts like El Gouna.
- Resorts With Golf Possibility: JW Marriott in Cairo.
- Residential Tourism in the Red Sea and North Coast.
The general Classification and rating of Hotels abroad is 5 or more stars or higher but in Egypt, the maximum amount of Stars rating is Four Stars. That’s why the best hotels in Egypt have five stars rating as full luxury.
Which Are the Finest Luxury Hotels in Egypt?
In Cairo: the Marriott Hotel, a former palace built for Empress Eugenie, converted to a luxury hotel with a casino. It is considered one of the finest hotels in the world.
Also in Cairo, the 5-star hotel Mena House.
- In Aswan: The Old Cataract is a 5-star Sofitel which was built in 1886 in the Victorian style, known for its terrace overlooking the Nile.
- In Luxor: on an island in the Nile, the Movenpick hotel "Jolie Ville". - And the Winter Palace
Red Sea Side:
- At Dahab, the 4-star Meridian Resort opened in May 2006 after renovations.
- At Taba, a seaside resort north of Dahab, the new 5-star Movenpick deluxe resort: 434 rooms, suites, and bungalows with sea and mountain views, sports center, dive center, tennis courts, and conference center. And there are other luxury hotels in Taba Heights.
- El Gouna, north of Hurghada, is an upmarket seaside resort with a marina, 18-hole golf course, water sports and dive centers, with a number of hotels. The major international operators have opened several 5-star hotels. There are also villas available for rent.
- In Hurghada, the SahlHasheesh and the Cascades.
- Port Ghalib in Marsa Alam
- In Alexandria: the Four Seasons, the El Salamlek Palace Hotel, and the Hilton Borg El Arab
The major hotel chains have opened luxury hotels in Cairo and Luxor, and at most of the main tourist sites.
Where Can I Play Golf?
Everyone can play golf in Egypt in one of the big hotels that offer daily services, (including shuttle service), which are also available to guests who aren't necessarily staying at them.
There are 17 Golf courses in Egypt:
1- Alexandria Sporting Club
2- Porto Marina El Alamein
3- Katameya Heights Golf & Tennis Resort
4- Gezira Sporting Club
5- Solaimaneyah Golf City
6- Dreamland Golf & Tennis Resort
7- Mena House Golf Club
8- JW Marriott Mirage City Golf Club
9- Amarante Golf City
10- Luxor Royal Valley Golf Club
11- Stella Di Mare Golf Resort
12- El Gouna Golf Club
13- MadinatMakadi Golf Resort
14- Steigenberger Al Dau Resort
15- The Cascades Golf & Country Club
16- Taba Heights Golf Resort
17- Maritim Jolie Ville Golf & Resort
How Can I Go Hiking or Trekking In the Desert?
Egypt Tours Portal can organize 4 x 4 discovery super safari excursions to Sinai and to the oases in the western desert.
Does Anyone Offer Spa or Golfing Holidays?
There are a number of luxury hotels that have health spas and golf courses such as the 5-star luxury resort La Residence des Cascades at Soma Bay in Hurghada, which combines a golf course with a thalassotherapy center known as "The Cascades Hot Sea Baths".
How to Haggle in Egypt?
Don't start bargaining unless you are really intending to buy. Have a price in mind. Ask the seller to offer a price before you offer one. Offer about half of what you would like to pay for that particular product. Take it in turns to adjust your price.
What to Shop in Egypt?
There are a lot of options to shop while in Egypt such as Novelty T-shirts. Souvenirs to buy in Egypt with your name printed in Hieroglyphics. Pillowcases Artworks in the shape of woodwork, paintings, bowls, trays, ceramic products, and more. Incense Bastet, Antique Stones, and Statues Replicas Khayameya Fez "Tarboosh" Hookah "Shisha" Cotton Robes and Vail "Jilbab& Burqa" Jewelry Wooden Boxes Handcrafted Metal Works Eastern Desserts Papyrus Manuscripts and Paintings "Replica" Pottery and Ceramics Belly Dancing Costume Ramadan Lantern "Fanoos" Egyptian Musical Instruments Hand Blown Glass Works and Ornaments Kohl Kilim Carpets And more.
Always expect to bargain when buying souvenirs, but remember to maintain a polite friendly attitude to get the best prices, in most cases; the original price is 40-30% less than the initial price so make sure you don’t get hustled. You can read more about shopping in Egypt and know more about the famous bazaars & souks in Egypt.
What Are the Best Places to Shop At in Egypt?
You can find some amazing places to shop while being in Egypt such as Khan Al Khalili, Souk Al Fustat, Aswan Souk, Old Market, Souk-Al-Gamaal, Sharia Khayamiya, Han El Halili, Souq El Ataba, Luxor Bazaar, Tent Market, Sharia El Souk, Lotus Bazaar, Khan Msr Toulon, Nomad, Siwa Souk, Cairo Festival City Mall, etc where you can find the best of shopping options.
What Are the Public Holidays in Egypt and Is It A Good Time to Visit the Country?
Egypt has a number of public holidays; some of them are national while others are religious. Fridays, Saturdays, and public holidays. All the historical and museums are open daily All the shops are open from 10 am to 10 pm every day except Sunday. In Ramadan, all these times can change. Here is a list of the festivals & public holidays in Egypt:
- The Coptic Christmas is on the 7th of January
- The Birth of the Prophet Mohamed Holiday depends on the Islamic calendar
- The Egyptian Revolution Day is on the 25th of January
- The Easter Holiday differs from one year to the other and usually takes place in the months of April or May
- The Sinai Liberation Day is on the 25th of April
- The Workers Day is on the 1st of May
- The Revolution Day is the 23rd of July
- The first and second days of the Grand Barium depends on the Islamic calendar
- The first and second days of the lesser Barium depends on the Islamic calendar
- The Military Day Holiday is on the 6th of October
- Islamic New Year’s Eve depends on the Islamic calendar
Can I Drink Alcohol in Egypt?
Drinking alcohol in Egypt is allowed for holders of foreign passports at affordable prices.
Is It Safe to Drink the Tap Water in Egypt?
No, it is advised not to drink tap water, bottled water instead.
Can I Bring My Pet, Dog, or Cat with Me to Egypt?
Yes, every traveler can bring their animal to Egypt but, all animals or animal products must be declared at the point of entry from overseas.
Plus, cats and dogs must have a valid rabies vaccination certificate and a veterinary certificate from their home country.
What Is the Time Zone of Egypt?
Egypt is two hours ahead of GMT and six hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time. So, for example, if it is 12 at noon in Cairo, it is 10 a.m. in London, 11 a.m. in Rome, 6 a.m. in New York, and 8 p.m. in Sidney.
Is Travel Insurance Important?
Travel Insurance is the best way to stay safe during your time in Egypt and afford any extra cost such as medical expenses, cancellations, delays, and repatriation, plus Baggage, passport, & personal liability coverage. Note, it must be done in your home country before your arrival.
What Are the Business Hours in Egypt?
In Egypt, there are no fixed business hours in the public facilities, unlike the private sector. Every facility has its own set of hours such as:
Banks are open from 8:30 in the morning till 2 at noon. A number of branches of some banks situated inside hotels may open until 8 in the evening. All banks are opened every day except Friday, Saturday, and during the public holidays
Private shops and facilities are usually open from 9 or 10 AM until 10 PM. Some shops, restaurants, and cafes still operate until the early hours of the morning and some of them are open 24/7. They also remain open on Friday and Saturday.
Museums are open from 9 AM till 4 or 5 PM.
Historical sites like the pyramids and the Pharaonic temples of Luxor and Aswan are open from 8 or 9 AM till 5 PM.
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