13 Days Egypt Christmas Itinerary

Book now your 13 Days Egypt Christmas Itinerary, visit Pyramids of Giza & The Egyptian Museum, Discover Siwa oasis Siwa-oasis Follow Alexander the Great Journey in Egypt, and Enjoy 5 Days Nile cruise between Luxor and Aswan.

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Book now your 13 Days Egypt Christmas Itinerary, visit Pyramids of Giza & The Egyptian Museum , Discover Siwa oasis siwa-oasis Egypt 360 Siwa-oasis Follow Alexander the Great Journey in Egypt, and Enjoy 5 Days Nile cruise between Luxor and Aswan

Day 1- Arrival in Cairo


Marsa Alam    tours representative will meet & assist you at    Cairo    International Airport, Transfer to hotel by private air-conditioned vehicle, Overnight in the Hotel

Steigenberger -pyramids

Day 2-The Pyramids of Giza and Cairo Museum


You will be picked up from your hotel in    Cairo  by our tour guide, to enjoy a great excursion to The   Pyramids of Giza   (    Cheops Chephren, and Mykerinus. Then proceed to visit the Great Sphinx, which dates back to the time of  and visit    the Valley Temple    

Then visit the Egyptian Museum

the Egyptian Museum

It exhibits a rare collection of over 250,000 genuine artifacts that date as far back as 5000 years, including an exclusive exhibit dedicated to the Tutankhamen - A collection of treasures, gold, and jewelry that were buried in his tomb for over 3,500 years before they were discovered in 1920 when his tomb was excavated. Fly to Luxor - Transfer to Steigenberger Nile Palace

Day 3- Free Day in Luxor


Enjoy a Free day in Luxor -Discover the old City-Thebes

 

Overnight- Steigenberger- Nile Palace

Day 4-Karnak and Luxor temples


In the Moring, you Can choose to enjoy an early morning air balloon ride. This is an optional tour
 

Pick up time from the hotel in  Luxor  and transfer to your Nile cruise Embarkation& Lunch on board of the Nile Cruise, proceed with the Visits to the Eastbank of the Nile Including

Karnak karnak Egypt 360    Temple:
Karnak karnak Egypt 360     is more than A temple, is a spectacular Complex of Sanctuaries, Kiosks, Pylons, and Obelisks, All dedicated to the Theban gods and to the Greater Glory of Egypt`s Pharaohs,   Karnak karnak Egypt 360     was the Most Important place for the worship of the Theban Triad(Amun, Mut, and Khonso) 

Luxor   Temple:
Largely built by the New Kingdom Pharaoh Amenhotep the Third and Completed by King Tutankhamon and the Great King Ramses the second, The First pylon was raised by Ramses the second and Decorated  with His Military Battle of Kadesh
Dinner &Overnight onboard the Cruise - Blue Shadow Nile Cruise

Day 5-The valley of the kings


Breakfast on the board on the Nile cruise, Breakfast on the Nile Cruise, Visit the west bank of the Nile Including:

The valley of the Kings:
Once  called the great Place of the Truth, this valley Called now the valley of the Kings, It is a Majestic domain of the Pharaohs who once lay in great stone Sarcophagi, awaiting immortality, The isolated valley behind Deir el Bahri is dominated by the Pyramid-Shaped Mountain Peak

The colossi of Memnon:
Massive  pair statues Know as the  Colossi of Memnon, Rising about 18 M from the plain, They are the remains of what once the largest  complex on the west bank, Built by Amenhotep the Third

The Queen   Hatshepsut   temple
Rising out of the desert Plain, in a series of terraces, The temple of   Hatshepsut    Mergs with sheer limestone Cliffs of the eastern face of the Theban Mountain as if Nature herself had built this Extraordinary monument.

13:00 sail to Esna lock& lunch will be during the sail
18:00 arrive, Esna Lock, Sail to Edfu& Dinner
Overnight o board of the Cruise in Edfu

Blue Shadow Nile cruise

Day 6-Edfu and Kom ombo


Breakfast on board the Cruise
07:00 Visit the temple of Edfu

Edfu temple

Upper Egyptian site dominated by a large well -Preserved temple, dedicated to the hawk-God Horus, The Construction of Ptolemaic temple of Horus, which was founded on the site of a much earlier temple, dated to the period between the reigns of Ptolemy the Third(246 B.c), The descriptions on the walls include the Myth of contending of Horus and Seth(Probably performed annually as a religious Drama.

09:30 Sail to Kom combo
12:30 lunch on board of the Nile cruise during the sail
15:30 arrive Kom Ombo, visit the temple of Kom Ombo

Kom Ombo temple

The temple and the associated settlement site located 40 K.m north of Aswan, the temple was dedicated to the deities Sobek and Horus  and date mainly to the Ptolemaic and Roman period(332 B.b -395 A.c)

17:30 Continue sailing to Aswan, Dinner will be during the sail
21:00 arrive Aswan and overnight on board the Cruise

Blue Shadow Nile cruise

Day 7-Abu simble


Breakfast on board the cruise.

Abu Simbel temples
The two temples of Ramses the second and the Queen Nefertari were carved out of the Mountain on the west bank of the Nile between 1274 and 1244 B.c, The Great Temple was dedicated to Ramses the second, Ra-Harakhty, Amun Ra, and Ptah, with 4 Colossal statues, The second temple was dedicated to The Queen Nefertari and Goddess Hathor, the two temples were dismantled stone by stone and rebuilt on higher ground, The preservation of the two temples of Abu Simbel must Rank as the greatest Achievement of the Unesco.
Breakfast on Board the Cruise

After Lunch, you sailing boat with felucca and you can add an Optional trip to the Nubian village

Blue Shadow Nile cruise

Day 8-Aswan-Cairo


Breakfast on Board the Cruise
08:00 Proceed with Visits of Aswan including the Temple of Philae and tour by Felucca around Elephantine, the High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk

Phiala temple:
Built to honor the goddess Isis, this was the last temple built in the classical Egyptian style. Construction began around 690 BC, and it was one of the last outposts where the goddess was worshipped

The High Dam:
Aswan High Dam is a rock-fill dam located at the northern border between Egypt and Sudan. The dam is fed by the River Nile and the reservoir forms Lake Nasser. Construction for the project began in 1960 and was completed in 1968. It was officially inaugurated in 1971.

The Unfinished Obelisk
Aswan was the source of ancient Egypt’s finest granite, used to make statues and embellish temples, pyramids, and obelisks. The large unfinished obelisk in the Northern Quarries has provided valuable insight into how these monuments were created, although the full construction process is still not entirely clear. Three sides of the shaft, nearly 42m long, were completed except for the inscriptions. At 1168 tonnes, the completed obelisk would have been the single heaviest piece of stone the Egyptians ever fashioned. 

. Transfer to your Nile cruise boat in Aswan for embarkation with lunch, Fly to Cairo -Transfer to your hotel in Cairo

 Meals: Breakfast

Blue Shadow Nile cruise

Day 9- Cairo -Alemein -Siwa


Cairo  ,  El Alamein  , Marsa Matrouh,  Siwa oasis siwa-oasis Egypt 360  

Pick up time from your hotel in  Cairo  or Giza at 05:00 am. we do recommend to order a breakfast box from your hotel because of the early departure, and drive to  El Alamein , driving distance: 259 km. It takes 3 hours driving, on the way we stop for a coffee break. Arrival at  El Alamein  at 08:30

Visit  El Alamein  Museum, from 08:30 till11:30

visit the museum of   El Alamein  which gives good information about the battle of   El Alamein , The museum, about 1 mile west of the British memorial, is located on the north side of the road, for anyone interested in the war Memorabilia. the tombs of the Italians and Germans, Commonwealth War Graves drive to Marsa Matrouh from   El Alamein   

At 11:30 drive to Siwa through Marsa Matrouh. From: El-Alamein, Al Alameen to Siwa, Egypt.
Driving distance: 485 km.
Duration: 6 hours 6 mins.

Light lunch will be served on the way.

Dinner will be served in the hotel.

Ghaliet- Ecolodge

Day 10-Siwa


Discover  Siwa oasis siwa-oasis Egypt 360  

Breakfast at the hotel.

Pick up at 07:00 am from the hotel. You will visit today's Siwa attractions, we will start with Alexander the Great Temple is also known as the Temple of the Oracle. It is believed that Alexander the Great wished to consult the Siwan oracle to seek confirmation that he was the son of Zeus. The Greek god of gods, when he and his entourage arrived at  Siwa oasis siwa-oasis Egypt 360   after a long trip through the desert. Then drive to the salt lake at 08:30

at 09:00 then Proceed to the salt lake to get an amazing experience to swim, the water makes you float above

at 11:00 Then proceed to (Cleopatra's bath )The spring of the sun. It has been mentioned by travelers to Siwa, The legend maintains that Cleopatra swam here, Then Proceed to the temple of Umm Ubaydah or Amun temple, Just 200 m further from the Temple of the Oracle, the temple was erected by the pharaoh Nectanebo of the 30th Dynasty,

12:00( Taste the Siwan lunch )  in a Siwan restaurant at Abdo restaurant,

Then you will adventure the desert by discovering the Great Sand Sea. by Jeep 4x4, Visit the hot and Cold spring Bir Waheed  Later, we enjoy some traditional Bedouin Tea by sunset& Overnight in desert Camp and Enjoy Bbq Dinner. If you need to Sleep in a Hotel instead of the camp, This is also available. we have nice Ecolodges in Siwa

Day 11-Siwa-Cairo


Siwa, Marsa Matrouh,  Cairo

Breakfast at the Camp at 07:00 then drive back to   Siwa oasis siwa-oasis Egypt 360 , Visit Shali Fort, and free time for shopping, then proceed to the Mountain of the Dead is a conical mountain a little over a kilometer to the north of Shali. Tombs from the twenty-sixth Dynasty, Ptolemaic, and the Roman periods are cut into the side of the mountain, There are four tombs worth seeing at Gebel Al – Mawta.

Then drive to  Cairo , passing by Marsa Matrouh ”North Coast of Egypt”  for lunch

From: Siwa, Egypt.
To: Marsa Matruh, Mersa Matruh, Egypt.
Driving distance: 308 km.
Duration: 4 hours 9 mins.

Arrival at 13:00  and have some time at the beach Discover Marsa Matrouh, then drive back to  Cairo

From: Marsa Matruh, Mersa Matruh, Egypt.
To:  Cairo  , Egypt.
Driving distance: 446 km.
Duration: 4 hours 42 mins.
Arrival in  Cairo  at 20:00 

Steigenberger Taharir

Day-12- Old Cairo


Pick Up time from your hotel at 08:00 am with your Egyptologist tour guide, Enjoy a fantastic orientation tour of     Cairo  on an 8-hour excursion that takes in the major monuments of Old     Cairo  and Khan El Khalili Bazaar, you will drive up to the Saladin Citadel, constructed by Salah al-Din on the Moqattam Hills in 1183 AD as a defense against Crusader armies. Known for its fresh air and sweeping views of     Cairo , it is now a preserved historic site of mosques and museums, including the Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha

Designed by the Turkish architect Yousif Boushnaq, who came to     Cairo  especially from Istanbul to build the great building, the mosque's alabaster structure stands in beautiful contrast to the sandstone city.

Lunch will be served in a local restaurant in Old     Cairo

Then, visit Old     Cairo     to see major attractions such as the Hanging Church, the Ben Ezra Synagogue, the Church of St. Barbara, and the Church of Abu Serga, one of the oldest Coptic churches in     Cairo

Continue to the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, one of the oldest bazaars in the Middle East. Discover a maze of alleys that have been at the center of     Cairo ’s trading activities since the 14th century. After an amazing trip.

Overnight in Cairo - Steigenberger Tahrir
 

Day 13- International departure


Check out - transfer to    Cairo  airport for final departure.  You can extend your stay in    Cairo

Inclusions:

  • Meet & assist at Cairo International Airport + transfer to hotel by air-conditioned vehicle  
  • 02 nights accommodation in Cairo including breakfast & all taxes -Steigenberger Pyramids
  • 02 nights accommodation in Cairo including breakfast & all taxes -Steigenberger Tahrir
  • 01day tour in Cairo as mentioned in program including English speaking guide
  • 01 Lunch at a local restaurant in Cairo 
  • Air-conditioned vehicle Cairo / Siwa
  • 01 Day Jeep car with driver (to the Great sand sea and  Behir Waheed )
  • Entrance fees to all mentioned sites in the program 
  • 03 bottles of mineral water per person per day/1Soft drink per person per day/available salty & sweet snacks
  • All needed permissions for desert tour 
  • 01 nights Hotel Accommodation at Ghaliet spa resort or similar on Half Board Basis. 
  • 1 Night Camping in the desert
  • 2 nights in Luxor-Steigenberger Nile Palace
  • 4 Nights Nile cruise on based of full board
  • Dometic Flight tickets( Cairo-Luxor-Aswan-Cairo)
  • All Service charges and taxes. 
  • Assist and transfer to Cairo International airport on final departure 

Exclusions:

  • International flight
  • visa to Egypt
  • Personal expenses and extras at the hotels or tour
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Any other optional tours if required 
  • Tipping

Please remember to bring:

  • Passports
  • Hat
  • Suncream
  • Torch
  • swimming suits

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