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One of the finest tours to Egypt GAT tours is proud to present, this Egypt travel package offers the traveler spending the Christmas vacation in Egypt with the chance to explore the highlights of Cairo, Alexandria, Abu Simbel and Aswan to Luxor by Nile Cruise.
The guests enjoying their vacation in Egypt will spend two nights in Cairo to visit the most fantastic highlights like the pyramids of Giza, Saqqara, Memphis, Saladin Citadel and the Egyptian Museum.
The second phase of this marvelous Egypt tour will be spending one night in Aswan and the chance to visit the magnificent site of Abu Simble which consider one of the most wonderful achievements of the Pharaohs, the Temple of Ramses II in Abu Simbel.
This Custom tour to Egypt has the best balance between scheduled visits included in the program and free time for the tourists to enjoy Egypt in their own style; with many optional tours offered all along the trip.
Another wonderful feature of this perfectly tailored Egypt travel package is that it gives the tourist the chance to go on a Deluxe Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor.
The Nile Cruise journey will enable the guests spending their Holiday in Egypt to explore the most awesome attractions in Luxor, Aswan, and between the two cities as well. This includes the High Dam, the Temple of Philae, the Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan, the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut, the Colossi of Memnon, the Temple of Luxor, the Temple of Karnak in Luxor, and the Temple of Kom Ombo and the Temple of Edfu between these two amazing cities.
The last visit in the Package will be at Alexandria “the Bride of the Mediterranean Sea” as you will explore this beatiful city which consider the second largest city in Egypt and very attractive destination to all the people looking for such a wonderful atmosphere of the Sea.
We only deal with the best multilingual tour guides in Egypt featured with their high level of education, friendliness, the finest communication skills, and a long diverse experience in fulfilling all the requirements and desires of all our beloved guests.
Let’s begin the adventure upon your arrival to Cairo, GAT Tours representative will be waiting for you in the airport to take you directly to your chosen hotel.
During your ride to your hotel, your tour representative will give you lots of information about what you will be going through during your trip in Egypt and you can feel free to ask everything you want or need.
Once you reach your hotel, you can check in and get some rest at your new room after a long flight.
We will need your power tomorrow, so sleep well and have a relaxing night at your hotel in Cairo.
Don’t miss your first Egyptian breakfast in the morning at your Hotel then get ready to join your Egyptologist Tour Guide in your first day tour to the pyramids of Giza.
At this ancient site, you will be visiting the world famous Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mycrenos, of course you can’t miss passing by their guard which is called Sphinx (a fascinating statue with a human’s head and lion’s body). You will also have fun by enjoying Camel Ride at the pyramids area and move like the ancient Egyptian.
From the pyramids of Giza to another pyramid’s shape at Saqqara city which is the Step Pyramid of Zoser. This was the first pyramid to be built in Egypt. You will also explore the Pyramid Of King Titi where you have the chance to see the ancient texts inside the Pyramid. Don’t miss discovering some ancient Tombs in this area that dates back to the Old Kingdom, you will be able to enter some of these tombs like the tomb of Ti or Kajemeni.
After having a fruitful visit in Saqqara, you will go to enjoy your special Lunch meal at one of the best local restaurants in the area.
Now it’s the time to visit the first capital of Egypt through history which is the city of memphis. This city was known as the city of God Ptah that’s why they made it the capital of Egypt during the Old Kingdom. You will enjoy visiting there, the Open Air Museum and the Colossal statue of King Ramses II.
Once this amazing tour is over, you will return back to your hotel in Cairo to get some rest.
During the Evening, you will be having free time on your own, or you can go with us on an Optional tour to the Sound & Light show at the Pyramids Of Giza where Sphinx will tell you everything about the great history of ancient Egypt.
Overnight in Cairo (Breakfast – Lunch)
Begin your day with a delicious Breakfast at your hotel then you will check out your Hotel for another interesting place.
Your Egyptologist tour guide will take you to another adventure at the most famous Museum in the world, the Egyptian Museum. This amazing place hosts a huge collection of Antiquities belonging to the acneitna Egyptian. You will find there the golden treasures of TutAnkhAmun’s tomb. This is a must visit place during your stay in Egypt and you can find it at Tahrir Square.
It’s now the time to stop at one of the local restaurants in Cairo to get your Lunch meal.
Once you get some rest, you will be ready to go for a great tour in the Islamic Cairo. This interesting tour will include a visit to the great Citadel Of Salah El Deen, Alabaster Mosque Of Mohamed Ali which was built in the Ottomon style and considered one of the largest and unique mosques in Cairo.
Then you will be heading to the Coptic Cairo where you will be visiting various holy churches and historical sites and also you can pass by the Coptic Museum upon your request.
After such a great tour, you will head to your new Hotel in Cairo City Center to check in and spend a great Evening free at leisure
If you want to do something different during this free time, you can choose our Optional Dinner Nile cruise that will include a dervish show and other entertainment with sailing 2 hours in the middle of the great Nile River. ( This can only be offered upon your request)
Then you will return to your hotel to spend a relaxing night. (Breakfast – Lunch)
ُEnjoy your breakfast at your Hotel and get ready for today’s adventure.
You will be heading in the morning to the Cairo Airport to take the domestic flight towards Aswan city. Upon your arrival to Aswan, you will meet our local tour representative who will be your assistant during your stay in Aswan.
Today’s visits will start at the High Dam which was built during the reign of the Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1960. It was considered as an engineering miracle at that time.
Let’s continue this wonderful tour by visiting the marvelous temple of Philae. This temple was built for the worship of Goddesses Isis and Hathour, the great heritage of this temple makes it more unique than any other temple in the city. You better visit it yourself to discover its greatness.
Your last visit of the day has to be very unique, that’s why you will be visiting the Unfinished Obelisk. This is one of the amazing states built by the ancient Egpytian, If they were able to complete the unfinished obelisk, it would have been the largest piece of stone humans ever dealt with.
At the end of the day you will be heading to your hotel in Aswan to check in and get some relaxation.
Afternoon time is more fun as you will enjoy a felucca ride around the Islands and view of the Agha Khan Mausoleum and also the Botanical Gardens, a tour like this should be on your plan.
At the Evening, you will enjoy your New Year’s Galaa Dinner and then have a great night in Aswan (Breakfast)
Let’s begin today’s adventure with the most delicious breakfast at your hotel to get some energy for what is coming today.
You will be going with your A/C vehicle to the site of Abu Simbel temple which is located to the south of Aswan and very close to Nubia.
Once you arrive, you will start exploring the Abu Simbel Temples which is one of the greatest achievements of ancient Egypt that was constructed by Ramses II. Our great Egyptolgists were able to discover this incredible temple in the 19th century and then UNESCO started its rescue mission to reallocate the temples away from the water damage that happened after the building of the High Dam.
You will then get to Aswan city where you will check in your Nile Cruise to have a totally different adventure. The Lunch meal will be served to you on board
During the afternoon you will have the chance to visit the Nubian Museum or Nubian Village.
At night, you will enjoy your dinner then have a relaxing sleep on the Nile Cruise. (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
Your breakfast meal will be served to you on board while sailing to Kom Ombo city.
Once you reach the city, you will start exploring the Kom Ombo temple. The building of this temple started in the Ptolemaic period and completed in the Roman era. The ancient Egyitan built this temple to worship two gods, the local crocodile, Sobek, and the famous eagle god, Haroeris.
Now it’s the time to get back to your Nile Cruise and have your lunch meal while sailing towards Edfu city.
You will find there, the Temple of Horus which is one of the best preserved temples in the land of the Nile. This temple was built from Sandstone blocks related back to the Ptolemaic period as it was constructed by the Ptolemies in the 3rd century BC and it was dedicated to god Horus.
After such a great tour you will get back to your ship and enjoy your dinner meal while sailing to Luxor city.
There will be some fun activities on board like the Galabeya Party show.
Get a relaxing night now on your Cruise and dream of tomorrow’s adventure. (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
Don’t miss your breakfast on board and get ready to land in Luxor city.
You will start todayطs visits by discovering the temple of Karnak, where more than one Pharaoh took the chance to participate in the construction process of this temple.
Next you will be visiting the temple of Luxor, which is one of the most picturesque temples from ancient Egypt as you will enjoy the beauty of its suspended mosaïcs.
Finally, It’s now the time to get back to your Cruise and enjoy the rest of the day free at leisure.
The Dinner meal will be on board then you will enjoy your time with a Folkloric show on the Cruise
Overnight in Luxor (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
Get your breakfast on board before checking out your Nile Cruise.
In the early morning you will have a golden chance to go on a Hot Air Balloon ride and fly over luxor city. You will have the feeling of a flying bird.
Let’s start the tour at The Valley of The Kings which hosts the most famous and rich tombs from ancient Egypt. This is because the Valley of The Kings was the main burial site for all the kings from the New Kingdom. You will have the chance to visit 3 of those royal tombs.
Then you will continue today’s visits at El Dear El Bahri temple of queen Hatshepsut. This unique temple was built in the 18th dynasty and it has many terraces and lots of statues for the Queen with a beard. This temple has a magnificent location carved out of one of the great mountains of Thebes.
The Colossi of Mammon consists of two huge statues constructed in 1350 BC. Those were the only status remaining from the great funerary temple of Amenhotep III that’s why it became one of the important sites in Luxor.
After finishing this tour, you will fly back to Cairo city where you will reach your hotel to get your delicious Dinner and spend your night. (Breakfast)
Today’s is a little bit different as you will have your breakfast at the hotel then go on a road trip to Alexandria.
With an A/C late model van you will be heading to Alexandria in 2 to 3 hours. This amazing city is considered the largest city after Cairo and it was the Capital of Egypt one day.
Alexandria is known as “The Pearl of the Mediterranean”, as it is famous for its amazing atmosphere and a great history that goes back to 332 BC. During the Greek Roman era, Alexander the Great took Alexandria to be his main city and make it the capital of Egypt.
Your tour in Alexandria will begin at the Catacomb Necropolis related back to the Graeco Roman time.
Then you will proceed to visit the Roman Amphitheatre, established in the 4th century BC with its marble steps and discovered in 1960. This made it one of its kind in Egypt.
Next, you will enjoy visiting the Library of Alexandria. This ancient library was established in the 3rd century BC and destroyed in the 1st century BC. The library we see today, is a huge wonderful architectural work that was opened in 2002.
Later on, you will be heading to one of the best local restaurants in Alexandria to have your lunch meal.
After lunch, you will visit Qaitbay Citadel (from outside). This citadel was established in the 16th century and became the landmark of Alexandria today.
Then you will be ready to get back to Cairo and reach your beloved hotel to enjoy your dinner and have a relaxing night. (Breakfast – Lunch)
ٍStart your day in Cairo with amazing Egyptian Breakfast at the Hotel then get ready to join your Egyptologist tour guide in another adventure.
Today you will enjoy your tour by visiting the Islamic Cairo and this will include lots of interesting historical places,
You will begin with the Islamic Museum of Fine Arts that has an exceptional collection of rare woodwork and plaster artefacts. You will also find some arts of metal, ceramic, glass, crystal, and textile objects of all periods. This museum hosts more than 102,000 objects plus much more in storage.
The collection of this museum includes rare manuscripts of the Qur’an, with some calligraphy written in silver ink, on pages with elaborate borders.
Then you will head to visit Sultan Hassan Mosque and Madrassa which is a massive construction as this beautiful mosque is considered one of the largests museums all over the world and one of the best examples of Architecture during the Islamic period.
You will also pass by El Refai Mosque, the Mosque of Ibn Tulun and The amazing Kerrilea House with visit to Gayer Anderson Museum
Later, you will be having your lunch meal at one of Cairo’s famous restaurants to enjoy the Egyptian food.
At night you will be having free time for walking in El Moez Street and Khan El Khalili Market which is considered the largest and most popular touristic market in the world. This market was established by the Mamluks in the 14th century and it is now a wonderful place to buy gifts and souvenirs from Egypt to your beloved ones.
Now you will get back to your Hotel to relax and spend your last night in Cairo. (Breakfast – Lunch)
Begin your day by enjoying your last Egyptian Breakfast at your Hotel and get ready to check out the hotel.
Then you will be heading to the Cairo International Airport for your final departure back home having lots of great memories about this place.(Breakfast)