Choosing this tour package for your Christmas holiday is the best decision because it has the most important sightseeing in Egypt.
This tour package starts with exploring Cairo within 02 day tours visiting the most featured monuments in this city such as Giza Pyramids, the Step Pyramid of Sakkara, Memphis City, the Egyptian Museum, and many other sites.
Within this tour package, you will have the chance to explore Upper Egypt by sailing between Luxor and Aswan by a Nile Cruise enjoying the great atmosphere of Christmas on the cruise with its excited parties.
Not only Cairo and Nile Cruise Trip that you will enjoy in this tour package, but also you will spend few days on the red sea beach in Hurghada City.
If your christmas vacation can be more than 10 days, this tour package will be the perfect choice.
Upon arrival to Cairo International Airport, you will be met with GAT Tours’ representative, who will help you in passing the passport control and collecting your luggage. Then, you will be transferred to the hotel in Cairo by air-conditioned vehicle with qualified driver. Arrival to your hotel, we will check in the hotel within few minutes! Then you will proceed to your nice room for overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel. After that, you will join your English-speaking Egyptologist, who will join you in such awe-inspiring tour to visit the marvelous Pyramids of Giza, constructed around 2500 BC as the necropolis of the kings of the forth dynasty. Also we will see the marvelous sphinx constructed with a body of a lion and the head of a human to guard the pyramids from any threats. Our next visit will be to The Step Pyramid Complex in Sakkara, which is considered to be the oldest surviving stone monument in the whole world and the first proper pyramid to be constructed in ancient Egypt. Enjoy your lunch meal at local restaurant in Cairo. At the end of the tour, we will drive to the city of Memphis to visit The Open Air Museum, which was established in 32nd century BC by King Narmer after he unified Upper and Lower Egypt and became the first capital of the whole country. After finishing your day tour, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel for rest and refresh. Overnight in Cairo. [Breakfast & Lunch]
Breakfast at your hotel. After that, you will join your tour guide to enjoy your second day tour. We begin our visits of the day by exploring The Egyptian Museum, the largest museum in the world with a huge collection of displays dating back to various periods of the ancient Egyptian history including the golden exhibits of Tutankhamen. Enjoy your lunch in a local restaurant. We will then visit the Citadel of Saladin, constructed in the 10th century by Saladin to protect Egypt and became the residence of the rulers of Egypt for a period that lasted more than seven centuries. Finally we will proceed to visit Coptic Cairo Area, including The Hanging Church, the Abu Serga Church and the Church of Saint Mary. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel for rest and refresh.
Overnight in Cairo. (Breakfast – Lunch)
Breakfast at hotel in Cairo. Check out to transfer to Cairo International Airport to take your flight to Aswan. Upon arrival to Aswan Airport, you will be met with our local representative there, who will transfer you to your five-star Nile Cruise ship. Check in and enjoy your lunch meal on board! Then you’ll visit the High Dam, which was constructed by the former president, Gamal Abdel Nasser to store the water, then generate a large volume of the electricity. We will then ride in a motorboat to reach Agilika Island, to visit Temple of Philae, constructed in the 3rd century BC in the Greco Roman era as the cult center of the goddess Isis. Our last visit of the day will be to the Unfinished Obelisk, which was found in the granite quarry in the Southern part of Aswan. Then enjoy a trip with a felucca around the kitchere’s island. If completed, it would have been the largest piece of stone humans ever dealt with. Finally, we will get back to the Nile cruise for overnight. (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
Breakfast will be served on board before our full day tour. Our Nile Cruise ship will land at the location of the city of Kom Ombo, where we will visit Temple of Sobek & Haroeris, which was established in the Ptolemaic period and completed in the Roman era and was dedicated to two gods, the local crocodile, Sobek and the famous eagle god, Haroeris. After that, we will get back to our boat for Lunch, rest and refresh. Arrange yourself for the second visit of the day, whereas we will meet Temple of Horus in Edfu, the finest preserved ancient Egyptian temple in the land of the Nile. It was constructed by the Ptolemies in the 3rd century BC for the worship of the god Horus. After this amazing visit, we will get back to our Nile Cruise ship for overnight. [Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner]
Morning time is free at leisure or (optional) you can enjoy a Hot-air Balloon over the West Bank of Luxor. Enjoy your delicious breakfast before exploring the city of the dead where we can visit Valley of the Kings, the richest and most fascinating ancient tombs in Egypt. This was the burial site of the kings from the New Kingdom. The next visit of the day will be to the Temple of Deir El Bahari, constructed during the reign of the 18th dynasty by Queen Hatshepsut, one of the greatest rulers of Egypt. Our last visit will be to the Colossi of Memnon, these two huge statues are the only remaining items of the great funerary temple of Amenhotep III constructed in 1350 BC and became a landmark of Luxor afterwards.
After the West Bank Tour, you will be enjoy a tour in the East Bank of Luxor. You will visit Temple of Karnak, constructed over a period of more than one thousand years, almost all the impressive items of the Karnak we see today date back to the new kingdom specially the huge amazing columns of the hypostyle hall which are constructed by Ramses II, the greatest builder of ancient Egypt. Our next visit will be to the Luxor Temple, another startling temple which was established around the 14th century BC and the construction continued for many years afterwards by Ramses II, Queen Hatshepsut, and many other Pharaohs.
After the tour, we will get back to our Nile cruise ship for overnight. [Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner]
Breakfast on board the cruise before disembarkation. Then you will be accompanied by our representative to drive to Hurghada by a private A/C vehicle (it takes about 3 hours driving). Check in your hotel for relaxing. Enjoy Hurghada with free time for exploring the city, enjoying the beach, swimming, etc. Dinner and overnight in the hotel in Hurghada. (Breakfast – Dinner)
Note: There are many optional tours and activities that can be offered to make in Hurghada. Just check with our representative or contact your tour operator for details.
Breakfast at hotel. Free day at leisure in Hurghada for many activities you can choose among them.
Dinner and overnight in your hotel. (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
Breakfast at hotel. Free day at leisure in Hurghada.
Dinner and overnight in your hotel. (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
Breakfast at hotel. Check out. Transfer to Hurghada International Airport to take your flight to Cairo. Upon arrival in Cairo International Airport, you will be met by GAT Tours representative to transfer you to your hotel for check in and rest.
At night, optional Nile Cruise Dinner can be offered upon your request to enjoy your dinner on the Nile on a sailing cruise for 2 hours with a fantastic show of Tanoora and Belly Dancing.
Overnight in your hotel in Cairo. (Breakfast)
Check out after breakfast. Later on, you’ll be met with GAT Tours’ Representative who will transfer you by private air-conditioned vehicle to Cairo International Airport in order to catch your departure flight carrying wonderful memories about your last trip in the land of the Nile, Egypt. [Breakfast]