14 Days Egypt Christmas Itinerary

Book now your 14 Days Egypt Christmas Itinerary, visit Pyramids of Giza & The Egyptian Museum, The travel to Alexandria, and Discover 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 14 Days Egypt Christmas Itinerary, visit Pyramids of Giza & The Egyptian Museum , The travel to Alexandria , and Discover Siwa oasis siwa-oasis Egypt 360 , 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

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. Overnight in Cairo

 

Day 3-Cairo-Alexandria


Start at 7:00 am with Pickup from your hotel by our Egyptologist, and transfer by Private A/C Vehicle to   Alexandria  , The distance is 220 k/m Northwest of   Cairo  . Arrive at    Alexandria   around 10 am
Start your day Tour in  Alexandria  Visiting The Roman  Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa  

The Catacombs Kom el Shoqafa  :

Archaeologists believe that the Catacomb of Kom el Shoqafa was started in the 2nd century A.D. and was used to intern the dead for the next 200 years. This was a period in the history of the city of  Alexandria  when there was a great mixture of different cultures. Of course, there was the ancient history of the great Egyptian kingdoms which went back thousands of years

Pompey Pillar:

Has nothing to do with Pompey. The story behind the name refers to the possible burial ground of the Roman general when he fled to Egypt and was assassinated after losing a major battle in Greece against Caesar. The red granite column was probably built to honor Emperor Diocletian. Today it stands 25 meters high and is the tallest ancient monument in  Alexandria

The Citadel of Sultan Qeitbay:
The Citadel was built in the 15th Century by the Mamlouk Sultan Qeitbay, To Guard the City against the threat of Crusaders, This wonderful Islamic Monument was built by the use of the ruins of the old Lighthouse that was constructed by Ptolemy 11 in 3rd Century B.c. The Lighthouse was damaged during an Earthquake that Occurred in Egypt in 1303 A.c during the reign of the Mamlouk King  Qeitbay


Lunch in  Alexandria  in Egyptian Restaurant

The new Library of  Alexandria  :

The Library of  Alexandria  was reborn in October 2002 to reclaim the mantle of its ancient namesake. It is not just an extraordinarily beautiful building; it is also a vast complex where the arts, history, philosophy, and science come together. Moreover, the myriad activities it offers have made it a place for open discussion, dialogue, and understanding.

Al Montazh Palace :

The Montaza Palace gardens are located at the eastern edge of  Alexandria  on the north coast of Egypt. The complex, which is around 360 acres in size, is a beautiful property that overlooks Al Montaza Gulf. The complex also contains five beaches for swimming: Aida, Cleopatra, Vanessa, Semiramis, and the private beach of Helnan Palestine Hotel. There are all sorts of fun to be had in Montaza. 

At the end of your tour check into your hotel in  Alexandria , Overnight in  Alexandria

Day 4-Alexandria-El Alamein   


Pick up time from your hotel in    Alexandria  at 07:00  and drive to    El Alamein    From    Alexandria .
To:   Alexandria , Egypt.
Driving distance: 1 m.
Duration: 1 min.

El Alamein     Controlled the north African coast which opens the way to the whole of Egypt and the trade routes to the Far East via the red sea and the Indian Ocean. During the second world war, the Axis powers wanted to dominate Egypt in order to close Britain`s sea routes to its colonial empire, which the British desperate to protect. starting in 1940 with the Italian invasion of Egypt via Libya, The coastal town of Al Diffa was the scene of the ongoing battle.

El Alamein     Museum

The small     El Alamein  museum,  about 1 mile west of the British memorial, is located on the north side of the road, for anyone interested in war Memorabilia. it is worth a stop. Created in 1965 from debris found on the battlefield, It contains uniforms, Weapons, Flags and other war Paraphernalia. Displays include Photographs and the battle sites

El Alamein     War Cemetery

It was designed by Sir Herbert Worthington and is maintained by the British war graves commission in    Cairo , Here 7,367 men from Britain, Newzealand, Australia, South Africa, Greece, France, India and Malaysia are buried in individual graves, while 11,945 men, whose bodies were never found, are honoured in the cloister that precedes the graveyard

Beyond the cloister is the Individual graves, each, topped with white Marker, Approximately 815 soldiers were identified and their names are inscribed over the graves

The German war Memorial

Thee kilometres, west of the Italian marker, the German war memorial is a single octagonal building erected in 1959, overlooks the sea, Patterned after the castle del Monte. the memorial contains the bodies of 4280 German soldiers, at the Entrance, it stands an impressive golden mosaic, to the right of the Entrance is a small chapel where families and friends honour the dead with wreaths, Photographs and memorial ribbons.


The Italian Memorial

The Elegant white marble Italian Memorial, the largest structure at     El Alamein     .stands 5 kilometres beyond the German Memorial, it was designed by Paolo Caccia dominoni who served  at El-Alamein and also wrote a book about it

In the Entrance,  there is a small museum and  in the chapel is inscribed ( To 4800 Italian soldiers, sailors and airmen, the desert and the sea did not give back 38,000 who are  missing)

The main memorial overlooks the sea at the top

Then drive to Siwa from    El Alamein

Day 5- Siwa adventure and Safari camping


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 6- 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 

 

Day-7- 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, You will be picked up at   Cairo   airport -Fly to Luxor

 

Day-8-Free day in Luxor


Free Day in Luxor .

You can discover the City by Visiting the Museum of Luxor and the museum of Mummification or Take an optional tour to Visit Dendera and Abydos Temples from Luxor . Luxor has much to see, You can take a horse carriage ride through the city. Overnight in Luxor - Nile Palace Luxor

Day 9-Karnak and Luxor temples


Optional hotair ballon ride

Hotair Balloon luxor

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 on board the Cruise 

Day 10-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

Day 11-Edfu and Kom ombo temples


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


 

Day 12- 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

 

The nubian village

The Nubian village is one of Aswan's attractions. It's worth visiting and spending  2 hours. The place is very authentic and genuine, Colorful and artistic, the Nubian Village will surprise you in every corner! While walking in the village, you will straight away feel the soul of this place!

Day 13- Aswan attractions

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.  Fly to Cairo from Aswan- Transfer to your hotel in Cairo

Day 14- 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  
  • 04 nights accommodation in Cairo including breakfast & all taxes 
  • 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 Night accommodation in Alexandria including breakfast & all taxes 
  • A 01-day tour in Alexandria as mentioned in program including English speaking guide
  • 01 Lunch at a local restaurant in Alexandria
  • 01 Day Jeep car with driver (to the Great sand sea and  Behir Waheed )
  • 03 Days English-speaking Desert Expert
  • Entrance fees to all mentioned sites in the program 
  • 03 Lunches during your desert tour (Picnic/Restaurant)
  • 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 
  • The prices are per person and in us dollars ​ 
  • 01 nights Hotel Accommodation at Ghaliet spa resort or similar on Half Board Basis. 
  • 1 Night Camping in the desert
  • 2 night in Luxor-Steigenberger Nile Palace
  • 4 Nights Nile cruise
  • 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 
  • The above Prices are not valid during the Peak Periods (New Year - Christmas - Easter)
  • Tipping

Please remember to bring:

  • Passports
  • Hat
  • Suncream
  • Torch
  • swimming suits

Accommodation Plan:


In Cairo: Steigenberger Nile Palace

In  Alexandria - plaza hotel

In Siwa - Ghaliet spa resort

In Luxor: Steigenberger Nile Palace

Nile Cruise- Bule shadow Or Similair boar

Children Policy:
Children under 6 years: Free of charge “Sharing parents room”
Children from 06/11 years: 50% from the adult price “Sharing parents room”
Child from 12 years and more: The same price as adult. 

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