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Essential Egypt in 13 Days Christmas & New Year Holiday

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Tour Details

Duration

13 Days / 12 Nights

Tour Location

Cairo / Giza / Aswan / Abu Simbel / Kom Ombo / Edfu / Luxor / Hurghada / Alexandria

Tour Availability

Everyday

Pickup & Drop Off

Cairo Airport

Tour Type

Private

Essential Egypt in 13 Days Christmas Holiday

With each New Year, comes new beginnings to experience all that Egypt has to offer in this essential Egypt in 13 days Christmas holiday. All the incredible destinations of Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, Aswan, and Hurghada will make you 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. You will get to board a marvelous Nile cruise and explore all the ancient constructions between Luxor and Aswan. A Christmas Miracle awaits in those 13 days Egypt Christmas holiday where you will experience the essence of the ideal vacation with the start of a new year.

Tour Highlights

Cairo Highlights

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

Aswan Highlights

  • Philae Temple.
  • The Unfinished Obelisk.
  • Edfu & Kom Ombo Temples.
  • Abu Simbel Temple.

Luxor Highlights

  • Karnak Temple.
  • Valley of The Kings.
  • Hatshepsut Temple.
  • Colossi of Memnon.

Alexandria Highlights

  • The Catacombs.
  • Pompey’s Pillar.
  • Qaitbay Citadel.
  • Alexandria Library.

Tour Inclusions

  • 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.

Tour Exclusions

  • International Airfare.
  • Egypt entry visa.
  • Optional tours.
  • Personal spending.
  • Tipping.
  • Any other items have not mentioned.

Tour Itinerary

Day One:Arrival to the Land of Beauty

Arrival to Cairo International Airport - Egypt Tours Portal

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.

Day Two:Feel the Glory of the Pharaohs in the Pyramids

Pyramids Complex in Giza - Egypt Tours Portal

After breakfast, you will join your private tour guide to explore the top of Egypt tourist attractions by visiting Giza Pyramids which is one of the 7 Wonders of the World:

Giza Pyramids Complex - Egypt Tours Portal

Giza Pyramids Complex

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.

The Great Pyramids of Giza - Egypt Tours Portal

The Great Pyramid

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.

Giza Sphinx - Egypt Tours Portal

The Great Sphinx

The Great Sphinx belongs to "King Chephren" It is the largest statue in the world, standing 73 m. long, 19 m. wide, and 20 m in height. It is the oldest known monumental sculpture.

The Valley Temple - Egypt Tours Portal

The Valley Temple

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:

Saqqara Step Pyramid - Egypt Tours Portal

Saqqara Step Pyramid

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.

Memphis City Egypt - Egypt Tours Portal

Memphis City

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.

Day Three:Tour to the Bride of the Mediterranean

Qaitbay- Alexandria - Egypt Tours Portal

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:

catacombs of kom el shoqafa

Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa

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:

pompey's pillar

Pompey's Pillar

An 82-foot (25-meter) granite column built to honor Emperor Diocletian, who freed the besieged city and brought food to its starving people.

alexandria library

Qaitbay Citadel

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:

Alexandria library

Alexandria Library

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.

Day Four:Embrace the Sun Rays Falling at the Beauty of Aswan

Isis Temple in Philae Temple - Egypt Tours Portal

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:

the high dam - egypt tours portal

The High Dam

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 unfinished obelisk - egypt tours portal

The Unfinished Obelisk

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 - egypt tours portal

Philae Temple

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.

Day Five:Explore the world Heritage Temples of Abu Simbel

The Great Abu Simbel Temple - Egypt Tours Portal

Early morning, breakfast boxes then join your private tour guide to visit one of the most historical places in the world Abu Simbel temple:

abu simbel - egypt tours portal

Abu Simbel Temples

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.

Day Six:Discover Edfu & Kom Ombo Temples

Edfu Temple in Aswan - Egypt Tours Portal

Sail to Kom Ombo after breakfast and visit:

kom ombo temple - egypt tours portal

Kom Ombo Temple

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:

edfu temple - egypt tours portal

Edfu temple

Dedicated to God Horus. Edfu temple is considered the most preserved Greco-Roman temple all over Egypt and on its walls portrayed a "Play" shows the overcome of Horus over the devil god Seth.

Have your lunch on the cruise and sail to Luxor, arrive late night and overnight on board.

Day Seven:Explore the Ancient Treasures in Luxor

Karnak Temple - Egypt Tours Portal

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:

karnak temple - egypt tours portal

Karnak Temple

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:

luxor temple by night - egypt tours portal

Luxor Temple by Night

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.

Day Eight:Complete Your Discovery Journey in Luxor

Hatshepsut Temple - Makadi Bay Excursion to Luxor & Abu Simbel in Two Days - Egypt Tours Portal

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 - egypt tours portal

Valley of the Kings

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 - egypt tours portal

Hatshepsut Temple

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.

colossi of memnon - egypt tours portal

Colossi of Memnon

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.

Day Nine:Spoil Your Soul in The Red Sea

Hurghada Adventure Free Day - Egypt Tours Portal

Morning time, have your breakfast and enjoy the recreational part of your journey in Hurghada charming beaches.

Day Ten:Venture into the Charm of the Underwater World

Snorkeling Tour in Hurghada - Egypt Tours Portal

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.

Day Eleven:Lose Yourself Down the Historical Old Cairo

Khan El-Khalili Bazaar in Old Cairo - Egypt Tours Portal

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 - Egypt Tours Portal

The Egyptian Museum

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:

salah el din citadel - Egypt Tours Portal

Salah El Din Citadel

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 in Egypt - Egypt Tours Portal

Mohamed Ali Mosque

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.

NMEC - Egytp Tours Portal

The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization

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.

Khan El Khalili Bazaar - Egypt Tours Portal

Khan El Khalili Bazaar

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.

Day Twelve:Free Day in Cairo

Arrival to Egypt Cairo - Egypt Tours Portal

Free day in Cairo at your hotel.

Day Thirteen:End Your Christmas Experience in Egypt

Arrival to Cairo International Airport - Egypt Tours Portal

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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Tour 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.

  • Hand sanitizer provided for travelers and staff.

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

  • Face masks provided for our travelers, tour guides, reps, and drivers during tours.

  • Guides, reps, & drivers are required to regularly wash hands.

  • Accommodations are licensed to meet the general regulations for hotels & tourism resorts with a maximum of 50% of its total capacity.

  • 24/7 Follow up with our guests & staff in case of any symptoms appeared and immediately take the necessary actions.

What to Pack

  • 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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