Christmas is a very special time in Egypt that you can enjoy with Egypt tours. On these 7 days Giza Pyramids and Nile Cruise at Christmas and New Year. During your Christmas Nile Cruise tours, you will discover the secrets of the Giza Pyramids, the Egyptian Museum, and Khan El Khalili Bazar. In the second part of these Egypt travel packages, you spend 5 days on board a deluxe ship. You will visit all the highlights in Luxor, Aswan, and even between the two cities in the best journey ever.
Your tour manager will meet and assist you at Cairo International Airport and escort you to your hotel in Cairo in an air-conditioned deluxe vehicle. At the hotel, your tour manager will assist you with a check-in and review your vacation itinerary with you to establish and confirm pick-up times for each tour.
Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo and then Deluxe Tours guide will pick you up at the agreed time from your hotel. You ride to the Giza pyramids for a wonderful tour to discover the secrets of the pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mycerinus. Afterwards, you will move up the Giza Plateau which is the highest point to see all the pyramids and take impressive pictures. You will get prepared to start your adventure on the camel in the desert around the pyramids (Optional tour). Then, you proceed to visit the Sphinx, which dates back to the time of Chephren, the tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple, which belongs to the pyramid of Chephren as well.
You move to visit the Egyptian Museum, which features artifacts from the Pharaonic period. The museum hosts a rare collection of 5000 years of art and brilliance. It is considered the largest and most precious collection of Egyptian monuments in the whole world. Over 250,000 artifacts are exhibited, including an exhibit dedicated to Tutankhamun's collection of treasures, gold, and jewelry. Then you proceed to one of the most interesting and oldest markets in Egypt and all over the globe, Khan El-Khalili. This is one of the amazing tourist markets in the Middle East. Traders have been selling their goods in Khan El Khalili since the 14th century. If there is anything in particular you want to purchase in Khan El Khalili, your guide will be happy to help you find what you are looking for. Even if you don't want to do any shopping, Khan El Khalili is a wonderful place to walk around or to sit for some coffee while you watch Egyptians going about with their daily routine. Afterward, you will be transferred to your hotel in Cairo.
Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo, check-out from your hotel in Cairo then transfer to Cairo Airport to take your flight to Aswan, Arrival at Aswan Airport, then met by your private tour guide and driver who will escort you to visit Aswan Sightseeing Start with the Unfinished Obelisk, the largest that the Pharaohs ever dealt with. However, due to a problem at its bottom, they left it where they found it and where we explore it today in the Southern quarries of Aswan. The trip includes a demonstration of the construction of obelisks in ancient Egypt.
Our last visit of the day will be to the Philae Temple, the popular ancient Egyptian Temple. Dedicated to Osiris and Isis, the temple was relocated due to the building of the High Dam in one of the largest international campaigns at the time. The temple is featured with several pylons, huge decorated stone capitals, and several other sections. Then drive back to your Nile Cruise by Lunch time for check-in and overnight. Overnight aboard your Nile cruise in Aswan.
Early morning Sail to Kom Ombo, have breakfast on board, and Visit the Temple Kom Ombo Temple of Sobek and/or Haeroris Temple. The reason for this is that this ancient temple was originally built and dedicated to two gods, Haeroris the falcon-headed god, and Sobek the crocodile god. This is where you enjoy exploring all the wonders of the temple. Then continue Sailing to Edfu, have lunch on board, and after that visit the Temple of Edfu. The temple was Dedicated to the falcon god, Horus, one of the most impactful gods of ancient Egypt, this marvelous temple is the best-preserved temple of the Ptolemaic period in Egypt. sailing to Esna. Dinner and overnight on board. Overnight aboard your Nile cruise in Esna.
Sail to Luxor, have breakfast on board then visit of the West Bank of Luxor, start the tour by visiting the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, one of the most charming mortuary temples of ancient Egypt. Famous Queen Hatshepsut constructed this temple which is featured with its terraces, statues of the queen disguised as a Pharaoh, and the chapels of Anubis and Hathor. Your next visit to the West Bank would be to the Colossi of Memnon. These two huge statues represent the only remaining section of the once glorious temple of Amenhotep III.
Your last visit of the day would be to the Valley of the Kings, the richest necropolis of ancient Egypt. Starting from the 18th dynasty, kings began digging their tombs inside the mountains to hide them away from robbers. The best tombs today include the popular tomb of Tut Ankh Amun, the tomb of Tuthomsis III, and many other beautifully colored tombs.
Breakfast on board, disembark from your Nile cruise after breakfast visit the Karnak Temples, the amazing complex that took more than 1000 years to be completed as each king and Pharaoh wanted to have his contribution added to it. You visit the startling hypostyle hall constructed by Ramses II, the sacred lake, several obelisks, and much more. Your next visit would be to the Luxor Temple, another fascinating temple of ancient Egypt. Featured with the two huge statues of Ramses II at the entrance, the temple was constructed more than 3000 years ago, the great god Amun-Ra, his wife Mut, and their son Khonsu together represent the Theban triad. Enjoy visiting the Obelisk of Ramses II in front of the 1st Pylon. Today it shows how great, and brilliant the Pharaohs were with a civilization that existed for thousands of years. Then Transfer to Luxor Airport for your flight back to Cairo where we will meet you and then transfer to your hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel with free time at your leisure, and then you will be transferred to Cairo International Airport for your final departure.
Price quotes are in US dollars per person per trip all the Year Except over Christmas, New Year’s, and Easter holidays.
We are offering the minimum down payment of just 10% to secure your spaces on the tour including hotel room, cruise cabin, domestic flight ticket, and other travel services. The remaining balance can be paid up to four days prior to your arrival date or in cash upon arrival at the destination to your Representative.
In case you cancel your trip, the following of charges will be applied: