12 Days Egypt Christmas Trip Cairo, Giza, Luxor, Aswan, and Alexandria
Amazing 12 Days Egypt Christmas Trip Enjoy your luxurious trip to Cairo, Giza, Luxor, Aswan, and Alexandria on your 12 Days Egypt Christmas Trip. Spend your Christmas break in Egypt’s most well-known locales. After arriving in Cairo and visiting the Great Pyramids of Egypt, we transport you to Alexandria for a fantastic vacation where you can relax on the fine sands of the finest hotels. Reach out to us right now.
|Trip Duration:||12 Days / 11 Nights|
|Tour Category:||Coptic Egypt Tours - Nile Cruise Tours|
|Trip Theme:||Egypt Cultural Tours - Egypt Educational Tours - Egypt Group Tours - Festivals Tours to Egypt|
|Cities to Visit:||Cairo - Giza - Luxor - Aswan - Alexandria|
|Available for Handicap:||yes|
|Group Size:||2 to 10 persons|
|Style:||Style - Comfort - Educational - Cultural|
- Day 1
Arrival to CAI
Arrival to CAI
You will be welcomed to the land of the pharaohs with our prearranged pick-up service tailored to your aircraft arrival time. Our airport agent is waiting to meet and greet you with a sign that reads "Egypt United Tours." After completing all airport formalities, unwind as a friendly driver takes you to your hotel in a private A/C vehicle. Cairo overnight stay
- Day 2
Giza Pyramids Plateau- Egyptian Museum
Pyramids of Giza
At your hotel, the day starts with a delectable breakfast. Your own Egyptologist will then greet you in the hotel lobby and drive you to visit the wonders of the pharaohs. It's time to approach the Giza Pyramids, which represent the pharaohs' immortality in awe-inspiring fashion among cryptic clues all around.
You first visit the Cheops Pyramid to discover amazing information about the magnificence of the Chephren and Menkaure Pyramids and to unlock mysterious secrets. Six miniature pyramids that are dedicated to the queens may also be found, three of them are in front of the Cheops Pyramid, and the others are in front of the Menkaure Pyramid.
The unexpected part is that you can go inside one of those six pyramids. Then, when the pharaonic mysteries encircle the Great Sphinx, the magic of the monument greets you to transport you to its wonder.
Your Egyptologist will then take you to a restaurant with a view of the Giza Pyramids so you can have lunch there. Then you go to the Egyptian Museum, which is filled with gigantic priceless statues, unique monuments, and gleaming pharaonic artifacts.
After that, proceed to your hotel to spend the night in Cairo.
- Day 3
Luxor East Bank
Breakfast Afterwards meet your tour guide and driver at your hotel for the trip to Cairo Domestic Airport for the flight to Luxor. Arrive at Luxor Domestic Airport thereafter, and look for your coordinator there. He is provided with a personal vehicle with air conditioning. The journey that will completely transform Egyptians' lives is about to start. Visit Luxor's East Bank with the rest of your tour group to view the spectacular Luxor Temple and the massive Karnak Temple complex, two of the world's most important ancient ruins. This city was once a temple-filled metropolis with a 2,000-year history.
Then, transfer to your Nile Cruise to get assistance to check in and overnight in Luxor.
- Day 4
Luxor West Bank
West Bank Tour of Luxor
As a first step, have a sumptuous breakfast on board a cruise ship while taking in the pure Nile air on a gorgeous morning. You are driven to the west bank of Luxor by your Egyptologist in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle.
The Valley of the Kings' underground passages is believed to be the pharaohs' afterlife realm, where they travel as potential gods. This is according to Egyptian mythology.
Then, a majestic temple materializes in the middle of a mountain. The Hatshepsut Temple honors Egypt's most powerful empress. On your walk back to the boat, two pharaonic giants known as the Colossi of Memnon appear miraculously.
Following that, a delectable meal will be served before you board the cruise ship and sail through Esna Lock.
While sailing to Edfu, enjoy afternoon tea and beverages in the lounge.
Finally, savor a fantastic supper while sailing off the coast of Edfu onboard a cruise ship.
- Day 5
Nile Cruise Sailing
First of all, this day excursion is an opportunity of a lifetime. Enjoy breakfast on the cruise ship first. Your Egyptologist will next drive you in a horse-drawn carriage to Edfu Temple, the residence of Horus. The temple looks to be in fine shape, which suggests that it was just recently built.
then visit the vibrant monuments of historical occurrences. Your spectacular trip to Kom Ombo will come to an end as you board the Nile Cruise with your Egyptologist.
After that, board a serene Nile boat surrounded by luxuriant vegetation. While sailing to Aswan, take advantage of the afternoon tea and sumptuous lunch offered by the Cruise.
On a cruise ship, spend the night at Aswan, Egypt, complete with a Galabia celebration and a sumptuous brunch. The spicy open-air market in Aswan, which will amaze you with its own atmosphere, can be seen on a free walking tour.
The final meal of your cruise will be dinner.
- Day 6
Visit the Abu Simbel Temples
At the lodging, breakfast is served. The tour guide who is an Egyptologist can assist you. Visit Abu Simbel's temples with him or her. The country you traveled through was venerated even before any temples were built. It was built in honor of the extinct Egyptian Goddess Hathor, a local goddess.
Ramses II chose this location for the construction of his temples because of the picturesque surroundings and close proximity to the Nile River. The breathtaking scene may be observed from a distance. Four massive Ramsis II sculptures that are buried deep into a significant mountain serve as your guides to the temple entrance. The temple was unquestionably cut into the rock.
When the sun twice a year crossed the temple, Ramses II worried his enemies. He emphasized the splendor of ancient Egyptian civilizations.
On two specific occasions each year, they permitted the sun to travel a specific path inside the temple, lighting up three statues. The narrator speaks as if the sun had promised Ramses II that he will be able to celebrate both his birthday and the day he conquered Egypt in his temple.
Finally, transfer back to your Nile Cruise and overnight in Aswan.
- Day 7
Take in Aswan's cozy atmosphere and breathtaking natural surroundings before starting your day's journey. Your Egyptologist will transport you to the High Dam, a massive building undertaking that is thought to be one of the biggest mysteries of the twentieth century, following a superb breakfast on board your Nile Cruise. There, one may see Nasser Lake, the biggest man-made lake in the world.
After that, Osiris will take you on a boat ride to Isis's home, the Philae Temple. You will first encounter the Nubians at Philae Temple, where your Egyptologist will transport you by water taxi.
After that, take it easy and enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant.
The Aga Khan Mausoleum, a magnificent Fatimid structure on Kitchener Island, may be accessed after a tranquil boat trip by exotic fruit plants, unusual flowers, and old trees home to lovely birds.
Finally, transfer to Aswan Domestic airport to fly back to Cairo. Arrive at Cairo Domestic Airport then, meet your tour guide and driver to get assistance to check in and overnight in Cairo.
- Day 8
Old Cairo Tour
9:00 a.m. The hotel breakfast is ready; please take advantage of this delectable cuisine. The focus of today's excursion is Cairo, so meet up with your driver and tour guide. Don't forget to ask for help when you're checking out.
Christian Cairo Sightseeing
The itinerary for today begins with the Coptic Christian Cairo's Oldest Churches. Be at the same place where the Virgin Mary and Jesus hid from the Romans in St. Sergius Church's Holy Crypt.
With the help of your tour guide, learn more about the Hanging Church, the Babylon Fortress, and the Ben Ezra Synagogue.
1:00 P.M. Take a break during your lunch break in a restaurant of your choosing. Both local and foreign options are offered.
Islamic Cairo Sightseeing
Prepare to experience the most amazing view of Cairo city as you travel to Saladin's Citadel to visit Mohamed Ali's Alabaster Mosque and the Green Mosque with your driver and tour guide. Then, transfer to Khan El-Khalili and Al Moaz street for a free walk.
4:30 p.m. Transfer back to your hotel and overnight in Cairo.
- Day 9
Alexandria Attractions City Tour
Alexandria Day Tour
After a relaxing night at your hotel, get your breakfast and meet your tour guide again at 8:00 a.m.
Assist you with check-out and luggage storage, then meet your expert driver to begin your travel to Alexandria; the trip takes 3 hours, including a stop on the highway.
At this time, transfer to your hotel in Alexandria, where all arrangements for your check-in will be ready.
Take an hour to rest in your hotel room to refresh yourself.
Following that, join your tour guide and driver for a delectable lunch at a Mediterranean seafood restaurant.
After lunch, your tour guide and driver will drive you to the Quitbay Citadel, where you can tour the magnificent fortress and take in the breathtaking Mediterranean views.
Later, visit the Catacomb of Kom El Shokafa, Alexandria's most famous site, and explore the tomb's many tunnels and corridors.
Then, transfer to your hotel in Alexandria to get assistance to check in and overnight in Alexandria.
- Day 10
Alexandria Day Tour and Returning To Cairo
To begin, you are in Alexandria for your second day, which is a magnificent city. Walk down to the hotel restaurant for breakfast at 8:00 a.m., then meet your tour guide, who will help you with your check-out.
After that, our experienced driver will be waiting for you in Alexandria to begin another day's excursion.
Then, while touring the Roman Amphitheatre, Pompey's Pillar, and Alexandria Library, relax and enjoy your tour guide's and driver's company.
Then, at Sea View Restaurant, a delightful luxury meal awaits you before you continue your journey back to Cairo.
When you arrive in Cairo, our hotel expert will meet you at your hotel to complete the check-in process.
Finally, enjoy a free afternoon around Cairo before returning to the hotel for supper and an overnight stay.
- Day 11
Saqqara and Memphis Tour
Saqqara and Memphis Day Tour
To begin, meet our tour guide and driver at 08:00 to begin your Saqqara and Memphis tours.
On this day, you will visit three of Egypt's most important sights, including Saqqara, where you will view the Step Pyramid. After that, you'll travel to Memphis, where you'll see ancient Egypt's first capital. Finally, there's Dahshur, where you may see the Bent and Red Pyramids.
Your journey begins with a scenic 30-minute ride through the countryside of Giza in our air-conditioned private vehicle. Appreciate the rural setting and the juxtaposition of green and desert. Arrive in Saqqara and prepare for a once-in-a-lifetime visit to King Zoser's Step Pyramid.
Visit the Pyramids Complex to see the world's finest limestone walls, which date back 4500 years. The deep shafts and copra statues will be shown to you by your tour guide. In the same vein, understand how the Step Pyramid was erected with the help of your Egyptologist tour guide. The Northern Star Statue and the Pyramids' Courtyard are both worth seeing.
After that, travel to Mit Rahina hamlet to visit the Memphis Open-Air Museum, where you will view Egypt's Oldest Capital. Visit King Ramses II's massive colossi and Queen Hatshepsut's Alabaster Sphinx. Follow your Egyptologist tour guide to the Granit Sarcophagus, which is covered with Book of the Dead rites. Enjoy the breathtaking panorama of Memphis City, as well as the scattered statues of Ancient Egypt's Kings and Gods.
Finally, transfer back to your hotel and overnight in Cairo.
- Day 12
Afterward, meet our driver for the return travel to Cairo Airport after breakfast at your hotel. With our 12 Days Egypt Christmas Trip, our airport consultant will help you with every aspect of your departure so that you can travel home after a wonderful experience in the Land of Civilization.
This 12 Days Egypt Christmas Trip Includes;
- Meet and Assist at Cairo Airport during all arrivals and departures.
- All Transfers as mentioned in the above tour itinerary in our Private A/C Coach.
- All Airports Transfers as mentioned in the above tour itinerary in our Private A/C Coach.
- Accommodation in Cairo for 06 Nights.
- 4 Nights on board a cruise boat with full board.
- Accommodation in Alexandria for 01 Night.
- Domestic flights tickets (Cairo/Luxor- Aswan/Cairo)
- All Day Tours as mentioned in our above itinerary.
- Meals as mentioned above.
- English-speaking professional tour guide.
- All Taxes and Service Charges.
Our 12 Days Egypt Christmas Trip Excludes;
- International Flight Tickets from home.
- Entry Visa to Egypt on arrival.
- Entrance Fees to all the sites mentioned in our above itinerary.
- Items of Personal nature (Laundry, Phone Calls…).
- Drinks of any kind, Tipping and Gratuities.
- Covid PCR Test and Any Departure Taxes.
- Any extra activities are not mentioned in our above tour program.
Tour Attractions and Highlights
Start from $4,200$4,500 / Person
The above rate is US Dollars per person in twin sharing.
The rate is based on the Summer season from 1st June to 31st August.
5$ reduction per person per night for triple sharing.
Single supplement is 50% over the above rate.
An extra supplement of 30% extra is applicable for travel between 1st Sep to 31st May except for peak periods.
During peak periods of Christmas and New Year from 20th Dec to 10th Jan the supplement increases to 50%.
Rates Policy for Children
- 0 - 1.99 Years are Free of Charge
- 2 - 5.99 Years get a 75% discount from adult tour rates.
- 6 - 11.99 Years get a 50% discount from adult tour rates.
- 12+ Considered an adult person
- Our Rates policy for children above is applicable to children sharing rooms with their parents with a Maximum of 2 children per room.
- In case your tour to Egypt includes domestic air flights, an additional charge may apply for children according to the flight ticket rate.
- On arrival Please look for our Airport Team will be holding a sign with your name on arrival.
- We use modern A/C touristic vehicles, however, we won't guarantee the same vehicle every day as we change it from one city to another.
- In Egypt, drivers are not tour guides and we select the most professional drivers for your trip.
- We only use licensed tour guides "Egyptologists" to grant a good experience for your trip.
- Our tour guides will join you in the vehicle and will escort you to all sites as mentioned above.
- We use a local tour guide in each city and we don't accommodate tour guides at the same hotel or cruise you stay.
- We follow up daily with all travelers 24/7 to ensure our client's health and safety.
Egypt United Tours Safety Precautions During Covid 19
- For your safety, our Team is following the covid precaution, and our staff is checked daily for negative covid PCR tests.
- Egyptian Authorities might check travelers’ body temperature upon arrival and departure.
- Regular daily sanitizing at all accommodations.
- Complementary face-mask daily for all travelers.
- For Accommodation, we deal only the licensed hotels, Nile Cruises, and tourism resorts that meet the International health regulation.
- We ensure to keep social distance during all our tours.
- We provide hand-free sanitizer for your use with all our staff.
- Taking The necessary action immediately for travelers and team in case of any symptoms appears.
Recommended Things To Pack For Your Egypt Trip
- Hand Sanitizer - Comfortable walking shoes – a hat – camera or good mobile – sunscreen cream – sunglasses.
- If you plan your trip to Egypt in winter from November till March, a Jacket and warm clothes are advisable, the rest of the year comfortable cotton summer clothes are OK.
- A six-month valid passport and make sure to keep a printable scan copy.
- A small bag to keep your personal belongings for daily use.
- Make sure to print your trip itinerary to follow with our tour guides.
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Egypt United Tours Payment Policy
We highly recommend early reservations to guarantee and book preferred selected accommodation. During normal season we require a 50% deposit of the full package rate minimum one month prior to your trip starting to secure and guarantee tour space.
On High Seasons, Christmas, New Year, and Easter holidays, In addition, the packages that include airfare we require a 75% deposit minimum 2 Months before the tour starts.
Tour Deposit could be made by Bank Transfer to our company bank account or Credit Card.
Balance payment should be received a minimum of 15 days before your arrival in Egypt.
It’s not obligatory to tip every person giving you a service here in Egypt it's now part of Egyptian culture for appreciating your satisfaction with a good service.
Giving and Charities
We make a donation to the Egyptian Thalassemia Association ETA for every reservation.