8-Day Egypt Christmas Tour: Holiday Special Vacation of Egypt

8-Day Egypt Christmas Tour: Holiday Special Vacation of Egypt

Egypt, Cairo
Duration

8 Days

Tour Type

Group Tour

Run

Run: On 21st Dec, 22nd Dec, 23rd Dec 2021

Start From

1459$ USD

Overview

Its Christmas time and the New Year is approaching! Spend your Christmas vacation in Egypt. Your vacation consists of two parts. In the first part, you will explore all the highlights of Cairo including the Giza Pyramids, Egyptian Museum, and Khan El Khalili Bazar. In the second part, while sailing down the Nile from Luxor to Aswan, you will visit Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, the Valley of the Kings, and much more in a marvelous journey.  

Included
  • Meet and greet service by our representatives at airports
  • All transfers to/from airport & hotel via vehicle with AC and wifi
  • Domestic flight tickets from Cairo to Luxor and Aswan to Cairo
  • Accommodation for 4 nights in Cairo, breakfast included
  • Accommodation for 3 nights on 5-star cruise ship, full board
  • All sightseeing tours in Cairo mentioned on itinerary
  • All sightseeing tours on the cruise shared with Deluxe Tours group
  • Local English-speaking Egyptologist and tour guide during your trips
  • Entrance fees to all sites as mentioned on the itinerary
  • Meals mentioned on itinerary
  • Portage as needed
  • All service charges and taxes
Excluded
  • International Airfare
  • Entry visa to Egypt
  • Optional tours
  • Personal spending
  • Tips
FAQ

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The fixed deposit amount is 25% of the tours total price Except for Egypt Christmas tours, new year’s and other peak seasons where the deposit goes up to 40%.

Yes, we at Deluxe Tours Egypt does provide a discount for private trips booked with large groups. as well for repeated customers, loyalty program members and students.

Service charges are by default included in the bill when dining in a restaurant. However, these fees go to the restaurant and not the waiters. Knowing this it is advisable and courteous to directly tip the servers with an additional 10 %.

Accommodations for travelers in Egypt fall across a broad range—everything from world class luxury to simple hostel accommodations are available. The nicest hotels compare well with luxury hotels anywhere, Egyptian hotels have their own rating system that loosely classifies them on a 5-star scale. The check-in time in most hotels in Egypt is around midday, 12 or 1 PM.

Photography is allowed in most of the historical sites and museums in Egypt, but some of them have extra charges for taking in a camera. in some museums, like the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, and some historical sites, like the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, photography is prohibited and visitors are asked to leave their cameras at the reception before entering.

Egypt is a relax country so you can wear whatever you prefer no problem at all Egyptians accept every one although modest dress would be highly recommended and, in some mosques, women will be asked to cover their hair and perhaps their arms and legs. Both women and men will be asked to remove their shoes before entering a mosque or some church’s.

It is always recommended for travelers who wish to have their own supply of cigarettes and alcohol with them in Egypt to purchase them upon arrival. There are duty free shops in the airports in Cairo, Luxor, Hurghada, El Gouna and Sharm El Sheikh. Tourists are allowed to purchase up to 1 liter of alcohol and up to 200 cigarettes on arrival. But still local Alcohol are available around the cities.

Most of the shops / Malls in Egypt open from around 10 AM and stay open until 11PM; however, many shops, cafes, and restaurants especially in major cities stay open much later and some facilities and shops are open 24 hours.

Most of the monuments, historical sites, and museums in Egypt open from 7 AM until 5 PM. Open-air historical sites, like the Pyramids of Giza, are open from 7:00 Am until 16:pm. Some museums have morning opening hours, from 9 AM to 4 PM evening opening hours, from 5 PM to 9 or 10 PM. during Ramadan, monthbe aware that these hours will change significantly. Sightseeing during Ramadan Month closed by 15:00pm.

Egypt is a relaxed country although relatively modest dress is recommended. wearing shorts for men in Cairo and other cities is common among Egyptians. Dressing with relative modesty is a way of respecting the local culture. The metro in Cairo has separate cars for women that might be more comfortable, especially during rush hours when the cars can be very full.

In a restaurant, it is good to give between 5% and 10% tip directly to the waiter. For a small favor, like carrying luggage or parking a car, a few Egyptian pounds would be appropriate. Tipping your tour guide and vehicle driver is completely optional but should be considered if you're provided with great service. If you decide to tip feel free to give what you think your experience was worth.

The currency of Egypt is the Egyptian pound, the value of the Pound is effectively fixed at the rate of 1 USD to Egyptian Pound 15.65, Credit cards are widely used in Egypt. Service charges that have been included on your bill go to the restaurant, not the waiter. Be sure to tip the servers 10% in addition by handing it to them directly. The metro is one of the best ways to go from one place to another within Cairo. Arabic is the official language; English is widely used as second language. Try “Fool”, Egyptian beans, and “Kochari”, a traditional Egyptian pasta dish. Try Kebab and Kofta, the Egyptian traditional meat dish. Some Locals restaurant will be the best way to discover the Egyptian cousin completely different experience than hotels food.

Visit the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx and valley temple which belongs to king Chephren.
Visit Luxor temple, Karnak temple, Valley of the Kings, valley of the queens and Hatshepsut temple in Luxor
Admire the wonders of ancient history at the Egyptian Museum.
Discover the Egyptian oases like Siwa or Bahariya and more
Dive or snorkel in Red Sea Sinai Sharm El Sheikh, Dahab, Hurghada Marsa alam and cities situated on the Red Sea.
Going on a Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor or vise versa.
Shop at Egyptian Markets Khan El Khalili touristic market in Cairo Aswan Market and more.
Visit Nubian Village, Philae and Abu Simbel temples in Aswan.
Climb the Sinai monastery and visit Saint Catherine Monastery in Sinai.
Exploring Islamic and Coptic Cairo.

  • 01
    Day 1
    Arrive in Egypt
    • Arrival to Cairo airport, upon your arrival you will find our representative waiting you with the sign of Your Names, then you will be transferred by A/C car to your hotel in Cairo.
    • After you have checked in your tour representative will discuss your itinerary and confirm your pick-up times for upcoming day trips. You’re free to spend the rest of the day as you wish and Overnight in Cairo. 
  • 02
    Day2
    Full day tour to Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis and Saqqara Tour
    • Breakfast would be served in your hotel in Cairo to get ready for an exciting tour of the Giza Pyramids, the Sphinx, and Saqqara. 
    • Your tour guide welcomes you in your hotel. You begin your tour by exploring the wonders of the Pyramids of Giza, constructed more than 4000 years, the most popular monuments in the whole world. You will view the greatness of the Pharaohs reflected in each detail of the huge structure of the Grand Pyramid of Cheops, in addition to the other two pyramids of Chephren and Mykerinus, and the Sphinx that was built to guard the Pyramids for years. 
    • You proceed with this distinctive tour of Egypt to visit Saqqara, the richest archeological site of ancient Egypt. This is where you discover the secrets of the step Pyramid of Djoser, the oldest surviving stone structure in the history of humankind. 
    • After that transfer to your Last stop Memphis which was founded by King Menes, and was the capital of Egypt during the Old Kingdom, it was considered to be a center of rule and culture for over 3000 years the first capital of Egypt, and see the Statue of Ramses II and the alabaster Sphinx of Memphis, before heading back to your hotel to rest. 
    • Overnight in Cairo.
    • Meals include: Breakfast and lunch
    • Visiting: the Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis the Oldest Capital and Sakkara the step Pyramids
  • 03
    Day3
    Full Day Egyptian Museum, Coptic Cairo and Islamic Cairo Khan El Khalili Bazaar.
    • you will take breakfast at the hotel, and then be escorted by your tour guide to visit the world-renowned Egyptian Museum in Cairo that was built in neo-classical style and designed by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon. The museum's vast collection of over 120,000 artifacts ranges from pre-dynastic era, through the Pharaonic era to the Greco-Roman period of Egypt. Visiting the museum is a great introduction to learning about the ancient Egyptian civilization, including their famous art of mummification.
    • Next will be an unusual opportunity to explore the Christian heritage in Coptic Cairo including some of the early religious monuments of the city such as the Hanging Church (or Suspended Church), this Basilica Church was named for its location on top of the south gate of the Fortress of Babylon. This Church became the center of the Christian Church of Egypt. 
    • Continue to Islamic Cairo, where you will be able to explore Khan El Khalili Bazaar where traders have been selling their ware ever since the 14th century. If there is anything in particular you want to buy at the bazaar, your guide will be happy to help you find what you are looking for. Even if you don’t want to do any shopping, the bazaar is a great place to walk around, or to sit down for some coffee while you watch the locals going about with their daily lives in Between you will enjoy having your lunch then transfer you back to your hotel & overnight in Cairo.
    • Overnight Cairo 
    • Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
    • Visiting the Egyptian Museum, Coptic Cairo, Islamic Cairo, Khan El Khalili Bazaar 
  • 04
    Day 4
    Flight from Cairo to Aswan / Aswan Sightseeing
    • 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 to Aswan Airport, then met by your private tour guide and driver who will escort you to visit Aswan Sightseeing 
    • Your first visit of the day would be the High Dam, constructed in 1960s to preserve the water of the River Nile and produce a large portion of Egypt’s electricity. The High Dam represents one of the greatest accomplishments of modern Egypt. 
    • Next 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. 
    • Overnight in Aswan 
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Visiting: High Dam, Philae Temple,
  • 05
    Day 5
    Excursions at Kom Ombo and Edfu
    • Enjoy your delicious breakfast on board while sailing to Kom Ombo and Visit the Temple of Kom Ombo Temple of Sobek and/or Haeroris Temple. The reason for this being 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, lunch on board 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 best-preserved temples of the Ptolemaic period in Egypt. sailing to Esna. Dinner and overnight on board.
    • On arrival back at your cruise ship, you will have a little bit of free time for yourself, and then it will be time for another excellent onboard dinner. You will spend this night of your Nile cruise on the water at Edfu.
    • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 06
    DAY 6
    Cruise to East Bank of Luxor Sightseeing
    • Morning breakfast. Then you will be leaving Edfu shortly after you have had your breakfast, and it will then sail towards Luxor, with lunch and afternoon tea being served along the way.
    • On arrival at Luxor, you will be taken to see the remarkable Luxor Temple and Karnak Temple which is located on Luxor’s East Bank. After your visit, you will return to the boat where you will again have a little bit of time for yourself before dinner is served. Shortly after dinner there will also be a very enjoyable Egyptian Belly Dancing show on the ship. Enjoy a relaxing evening and a wonderful night’s sleep on the water at Luxor.
    • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 07
    DAY 7
    Disembarkation and Luxor West Bank Tour / Fly Back to Cairo
    • Last day in the Nile cruise ends today, but still there is more sightseeing around Luxor to see After disembarkation, your first visit Valley of the Kings, a vast royal necropolis where more than 60 ancient tombs have been discovered,
    • After exploring Valley of the Kings, you will then be taken to see another truly spectacular site, the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut. This vast ancient complex was carved out of the surrounding bedrock, and it is today one of the most visited ancient sites in Egypt.
    • After that visit the last attraction in Luxor the Colossi of memnon   
    • After the tour you will be driven in a comfortable and modern air-conditioned vehicle to Luxor airport to take your flight back to Cairo.
    • Arrival to Cairo Airport meet and transfer to your hotel in Cairo and Overnight in Cairo.
    • Meals: Breakfast
  • 08
    Day 8
    Final Departure & Flying Back Home
    • Enjoy your breakfast at your hotel and then head out to Cairo Airport for your final departure back to your homeland.
    • Meals: Breakfast.
Golden Accommodation
Hilton Pyramids Golf hotel Le Passage Hotel and Casino Blue Shadow Nile Cruise
  • 1459 $ Per Person in Triple Room
  • 1499 $ Per Person in Double Room
  • 2095 $ One Person Travelling Alone
Diamond Accommodation
Esplanade Nile Cruise/ Mayfair Nile cruise Cairo First Residence Four Season hotel
  • 2095 $ Per Person in Triple Room
  • 2195 $ Per Person in Double Room
  • 3220 $ One Person Travelling Alone

Price quotes are in US dollars per person per trip all the Year Except over Christmas, New Year’s, and Easter holidays.

  • 0 to 1,99 years: FREE
  • 2 Years Old and below 6 years: 25% of adult price
  • 6 Years up to 11.99 years: 50% of adult price
  • 12 and Up: Calculate as an adult price.

Notes:

  • Children policy is applied to children who share rooms with their parents (Maximum 2 Child sharing parent's room some hotels Maximum 1 child sharing parents’ room) If your tour includes airfare, additional charges for your children may apply. According to Booking Policy.

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:

  • From the date of booking until 61 days before your arrival date, 7% of the tour package price will be charged.
  • Between 60 and 21 days before your arrival date, 20% of the entire tour Package price will be charged.
  • Between 20 and 7 days before your arrival date, 40% of the package tour price will be charged.
  • Between 6 and 1 days before your arrival date, 75% of the tour package price will be applied.

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