Spend a different Christmas Holiday in Egypt with Explore Egypt Tours and visit the most ancient sites in Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, and Aswan with a fascinating Nile Cruise on an amazing 9 days.
Welcome to Cairo, Egypt (Around the Clock).
Our Rep. will assist you at Cairo International Airport. Then, he will transfer you to your hotel in Cairo by a private air-conditioned Car.
Overnight in Cairo.
You will be met by our private Egyptologist English speaking guide at your hotel to accompany you by air-conditioned car to visit The Pyramids of Giza that are the eternal resting places of the pharaohs of the 4th dynasty (2550 B.C.). You will visit the three famous pyramids of Giza Plateau (Cheops, Chefren, and Mecyrinos), the smaller pyramids of Queens and Princesses, and the Great Sphinx.
After that, you will go ahead to Saqqara to visit the Complex of the king Djoser to see The Step Pyramid considered the first stonework is ever done in History from the 3rd dynasty (2670 B.C), Pyramid of Teti to know the pyramids texts, and the nobles tombs where you will enjoy the daily life scenes of Ancient Egyptians.
Overnight in Cairo hotel.
Fly from Cairo to Luxor to sail with your Nile Cruise.
Our Rep. will pick you up from Luxor Airport to go to the Nile Cruise.
Then you will meet your private Egyptologist English speaking guide to check-in before Lunch.
Visit Karnak Complex dedicated to the Thebes triad (Amon-Re, his consort Mut, and their son Konsou).
Then find out the Valley of the Kings, the largest burial ground in ancient Egypt. You will visit 3 of the best-preserved tombs of the new kingdom.
After that, go ahead to the funerary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the longest-reigning female pharaoh of an indigenous Egyptian dynasty.
Finally, you will move to visit the two colossi of Memnon that are the all remaining of the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III.
Sail to Edfu
Discover the funerary Edfu Temple that was dedicated to god Horus the falcon god of protection.
Then sail to Kom Ombo to visit Kom Ombo Temple. This temple was divided into 2 temples with 2 entrances; one dedicated to God Horus the falcon, and the other dedicated to Sobek the crocodile.
Sail to Aswan.
Overnight at Aswan
Visit The High Dam, which built by president Nasser. After that, move to visit The Unfinished Obelisk, it supposed to be the largest obelisk in ancient times, and then explore Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddesses of love Isis.
Catch your flight from Aswan to Cairo to visit the Egyptian Museum which exhibits thousands of objects ranging from the prehistoric era to the Greco–Roman period. It has been calculated that if you spend one minute at each exhibit, it will take nine months to see the whole collection!
Then you will move to visit the major places of Islamic Cairo. Take a tour in Moez Street where you will enjoy the glory of Islamic art and architecture of Egypt, then go to visit Khan Khalili area comprising an array of shops dating to the 14th Century AD.
Overnight in Cairo hotel
Our guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo or Giza early and will take you in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle to start your private day tour to Alexandria. After 3 hours of driving, you will arrive at Alexandria.
You will start your day tour at the Citadel of Qaitbay, the witness on the Islamic glories during the medieval period.
After that, you will go ahead to Pompey’s Pillar which has nothing to do with Pompey, and our guide will tell you the reason.
Then visit the new library of Alexandria.
Overnight at Alexandria
Have a free time in Alexandria and relax on the Mediterranean Sea.
Check out in the morning from Alexandria hotel to transfer back to Cairo by bus.
Then move ahead to Cairo International Airport for your departure flight.