Essential Egypt in 13 Days Christmas & New Year Vacation
13 Days / 12 Nights
Cairo / Giza / Aswan / Abu Simbel / Kom Ombo / Edfu / Luxor / Hurghada / Alexandria
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Essential Egypt in 13 Days Christmas Vacation
With each New Year, comes new beginnings for each American Traveler to experience all that Egypt has to offer in the heavenly lands of Egypt in our 13 days Christmas vacation. All the incredible destinations of Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, Aswan, and Hurghada will be at hand to make everyone experience the Christmas spirit in a whole new way. You will get to wonder in the heart of the Giza pyramids complex, the ancient capital of Memphis city, the unique Valley temple, the mysterious Egyptian museum and more. In the pearl of the Mediterranean Sea, Alexandria is a collection of Greco-roman monuments like the catacombs, Pompey's pillar and the citadel of Qaitbay. Everyone will get to board a marvelous Nile cruise and explore all the ancient constructions between Luxor and Aswan like Karnak temples complex, Hatshepsut temple, Philae temple, Edfu Temple, Valley of the Kings, Abu Simbel temples, and more. A Christmas Miracle awaits in those 13 days of Egypt's Christmas vacation where everyone will experience the essence of the ideal vacation with the beginning of a new year. Create your own miracle and book this incredible vactaion.
- Giza Pyramids Complex.
- Old Cairo Landmarks.
- The Egyptian Museum.
- Memphis City.
- Philae Temple.
- The Unfinished Obelisk.
- Edfu & Kom Ombo Temples.
- Abu Simbel Temple.
- Karnak Temple.
- Valley of The Kings.
- Hatshepsut Temple.
- Colossi of Memnon.
- The Catacombs.
- Pompey’s Pillar.
- Qaitbay Citadel.
- Alexandria Library.
- Accommodation in 5* Hotel in Cairo for 5 Nights.
- Accommodation in 5* Deluxe Nile Cruise for 3 nights, Full Board.
- Accommodation in 5* hotel in Luxor for 1 Night, all-inclusive.
- Accommodation in 5* hotel in Hurghada for 3 Nights.
- Entrance fees to all sites indicated on the itinerary.
- Meet and Greet service by our employees at the airports.
- Snorkeling Excursion.
- Professional expert Egyptologist tour guide during your trips.
- Domestic Flights between Cairo -Aswan, Hurghada – Cairo.
- Safari by Quads.
- All Transfers by private A.C cars.
- All service charges and taxes.
- International Airfare.
- Egypt entry visa.
- Optional tours.
- Personal spending.
- Any other items have not mentioned.
Arrival to Cairo airport, our representative will assist you through passport control formalities, luggage identification & portage will greet you. From the airport, you will be transferred by a private A/C car to your hotel to check in. Evening time, we will pick you up from your hotel to start the first part of your Christmas experience in Egypt by enjoying a Dinner Cruise watching a colorful belly dancing show with a folklore band, featuring the unforgettable Tannoura spin, in keeping with Egypt's whirling dervishes' tradition, then you will be transferred back to your hotel.
The complex includes three main pyramids, six little Pyramids, the Great Sphinx and the Valley Temple. The complex dates back to the 4th dynasty 2400 years B.C.
It is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids of Giza plateau and the only one to remain intact from the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. Also, it belongs to "King Khufu" The height of the Great Pyramid is 147 m, the number of stones used in construction is 2,300,000 and it took twenty years to be built.
A Granite mortuary temple used by Ancient Egyptians for the mummification process and this is the only remaining one at Giza plateau.
Proceed to have your Lunch at a Pyramids/ Nile view restaurant, Then move to continue your Egypt Xmas holiday by visiting:
It is considered to be the earliest large-scale cut stone construction, it dates back to the reign of King Djoser who ruled Egypt during the 27th century B.C. Saqqara Step Pyramid consists of 6 steps built atop one another with a height of 62 m.
The 1st capital all over Egypt founded by King Menes, It occupied a strategic position between Upper & Lower Egypt. Memphis was believed to be under the protection of the god Ptah, the god of creation and artworks.
Finally, we drive you back to your hotel and overnight.
Morning time after breakfast, complete your Christmas vacation in Egypt by enjoying a tour to Alexandria by air-conditioned car and accompanied by a private tour guide to visit:
A Roman burial site whose family tomb reveals the merging of Egyptian and Roman art and architecture. Descend below the ground to visit the tomb and Caracalla Hall.
Back above ground, continue to visit:
An 82-foot (25-meter) granite column built to honor Emperor Diocletian, who freed the besieged city and brought food to its starving people.
A 15th-century fortress located on the Mediterranean seacoast. It was established in 1477 AD by Sultan Al-Ashraf Qa'it Bay. Qaitbay Citadel is situated in the same place as the Pharos Island
Lunch will be served at a seafood restaurant, then you will finish Alexandria day your tour by a visit to:
A copy of every book published in the world is kept in the library, making it one of the great literary sites in the world. Alexandria Library also houses several exhibitions relating to the history of Egypt and a display of rare antique books.
At the end of the day, we will transfer you back to your hotel in Cairo for overnight.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and check-out, then transfer to Cairo airport, fly to Aswan to continue your Egypt Christmas vacation by visiting Aswan tourist attractions including:
It was built across the Nile River at Aswan and was constructed between 1960 and 1970, it has had a significant effect on the economy and culture of Egypt.
The largest obelisk in ancient times. It was ordered by Hatshepsut (1508 1458 BC) to complement the Lateran Obelisk (which was originally at Karnak) and was later brought to the Lateran Palace in Rome.
Philae temple is dedicated to goddess Isis of Love and beauty. The temple complex was dismantled and relocated to nearby Agilkia Island as part of the UNESCO Nubia Campaign project, protecting this and other complexes before the 1970 completion of the Aswan High Dam.
At the end of the day, transfer to check-in 5* deluxe Nile cruise to enjoy your lunch and overnight on board.
Early morning, breakfast boxes then join your private tour guide to visit one of the most historical places in the world Abu Simbel temple:
The two Temples of Abu Simbel, with their unique style, are considered to be the masterpieces of Ancient Egypt. The Temples are rock-cut structures, and both built during the reign of King Ramses II 1200 B.C. One temple is dedicated to King Ramses II, and the second temple is dedicated to his beloved wife Queen Nefertari. The carvings and artwork that decorate both temples are incredible. Hand-carved pillars, wall paintings, carvings, statues, and much more, this is a must-visit temple.
Return to your cruise to have your lunch and spend the overnight.
Sail to Kom Ombo after breakfast and visit:
Kom Ombo Temple is a temple overlooking the Nile. This temple is divided into 2 temples with 2 entrances, 2 hypostyle Halls, and 2 sanctuaries. Continue sailing to:
Have your lunch on the cruise and sail to Luxor, arrive late night and overnight on board.
Enjoy breakfast and check-out from the cruise, then you will be accompanied by your tour guide and a private air-conditioned vehicle to begin another part of your Christmas adventure in Egypt and visit Luxor tourist attractions including:
No site in Egypt is more impressive than the Karnak temple. It is the largest temple complex ever built by man and represents the combined achievement of many generations of ancient builders and Pharaohs. The Temple of Karnak is actually three main temples, smaller enclosed temples, and several outer temples situated on 247 acres of land.
Then transfer to check in at 5* hotel in Luxor and have your lunch, then evening time proceed to visit:
The Temple of Luxor was the center of the most important festival, the festival of Opet. Built largely by Amenhotep III and Ramses II, the temple's purpose was a setting for the rituals of the festival. The festival was to reconcile the human aspect of the ruler with the divine office.
At the end of the day, transfer back to your hotel for overnight.
Morning time, have your breakfast and check-out from your hotel, then join your Egyptologist tour guide to visit Luxor Weast bank attractions starting with:
Valley of the Kings is the final resting place of Egypt's rulers from the 18th to the 20th dynasty, it is home to tombs including the great pharaoh Ramses II and boy pharaoh Tutankhamen. The tombs were well stocked with all the material goods a ruler might need in the next world. Most of the decoration inside the tombs still well preserved.
Hatshepsut temple is one of the most beautiful & best preserved of all of the temples of Ancient Egypt. The temple was built on three levels with two wide ramps in a central position joining the levels together.
Two massive stone statues of king Amenhotep III are the only remains of a complete mortuary temple. Colossi of Memnon are made from blocks of quartzite sandstone which exist in Cairo then moved 700 KM to Luxor.
At the end of the day have your lunch at an outstanding restaurant in Luxor and transfer to Hurghada by a private air-conditioned vehicle and check-in at 5* hotel to spend the rest of the day.
Morning time, have your breakfast and enjoy the recreational part of your journey in Hurghada charming beaches.
Snorkeling is a fantastic way to experience the beauty of the reef and the underwater world! A short boat ride takes you to witness exciting marine life in the beautiful pure waters of the Red Sea. Back to your hotel for overnight.
After breakfast, check-out from your hotel in Hurghada and we will transfer you to Hurghada airport to catch the flight to Cairo and upon your arrival, you will join a private tour guide to complete your Christmas tour in Egypt by visiting Cairo tourist attractions such as:
The Egyptian Museum displays a rare collection of 5000 years of art. Over 250,000 genuine artifacts are presented, including an exhibit dedicated to Tutankhamen collection of treasure, gold, and jewelry which was enclosed in his tomb for over 3,500 years.
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Cairo then proceed to visit:
It served as Egypt's seat of government till the 1860s, Cairo Citadel is a magnificent fortress. It was constructed during Salah ad-Din reign. The construction work has started in 1176 and was completed in 1182.
Mohamed Ali mosque was constructed between 1830 and 1848, the mosque named "The Alabaster Mosque" because of most of the walls made out of pure alabaster. The mosque is a replica of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul.
The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) is offering the journey of a lifetime to fully explore the immortal essence of Egypt where every traveler will get to make some beautiful memories with the help of the most captivating monuments and artifacts that showcases the history and culture of Egypt's periods from Pre-historical times to Ancient Egyptian Periods, Greco-Roman, Coptic, Islamic, and finally Contemporary modern times.
No visit to Cairo is Complete without a stop at the Khan El-Khalili bazaar, the bazaar is the oldest and the most famous in the middle east. It was constructed in 970 AD, the same year as the founding of Cairo.
After ending your tour transfer back to your hotel in Cairo for overnight.
Free day in Cairo at your hotel.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and our representative will transfer you to the airport and assist you at the airport through final departure formalities to back home to end your 13 Egypt Christmas tour. Hint: You can share your thoughts about adding or removing any tours from your tour itinerary to be able to accommodate your requirements and fulfill your needs.
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What to Pack
Sunblock & Sunglasses.
Warm clothes in winter.
Cotton clothes in summer.
Valid Passport for 6 months.
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