About this Trip
Merry Christmas a & A happy new year! Your Christmas Holiday Trip in Egypt will be totally different. Every & each minute on the land of Pharaohs is unlike any other!
Start your tour with exploring Giza Great Pyramids, Sphinx & Memphis to reveal more secrets about the ancient Egyptian history, enjoy a short flight to Aswan for an extraordinary Nile Cruise trip for 4 days where you will spend your night in a deluxe cabin while the Mighty Nile River is floating tenderly carrying the cruise from Aswan to Luxor & proposing an amazing view of the palm planted sides, then we will take you back to Cairo for a deep dive into the Coptic & Islamic side of Cairo. A real completed trip to Egypt should not miss a trip to Alexandria where the Greco- Roman heritage. A travel package to Egypt which is worthy of your time & money!
The trip starts 23rd Dec. 2017, Tour could be customized based on your arrival date. Book Now & get your best deal for Christmas & New Year Holidays.
Day 2: 24th Dec. Yes, you will spend your Christmas Eve by the Pyramids' side.
Full day Pyramids & Sphinx. MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Day 3: 25th Dec. Flight to Aswan to board Your deluxe Nile Cruise for 3 nights.
Optional Abu Simbel trip by bus.
Day 4: 26th Dec. Guided Day tour at Kom Ombo & Edfu Temples.
Overnight on board cruise
Day 5: 27th Dec. Visit Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, West Bank in Luxor.
Overnight on board cruise.
Day 6: 28th Dec. Karnak & Luxor Temples, Optional Hot Air Balloon in Luxor. Overnight at hotel.
Day 7: 29th Dec. Fly back to Cairo. Guided Day tour at the Egyptian Museum Islamic & Coptic Cairo City Tour
Day 8: 30th Dec. Alexandria Day Tour. Transfer back to Cairo for overnight.
Day 9: 31st Dec. Happy New Year! May you have a blessed one! – Departure Flight.
*A minute change might occur due to cruise sailing schedule. Read more about the Best Time to visit Egypt on our blog story
Day by day itinerary
Here are your daily arrangements in details! Travel Link Tours rep. will discuss it with you upon arrival! Need to discuss more options? Please call the experts
23rd Dec. - Welcome to the Pharaohs Land & the start point of your great adventure! our friendly representative will be meeting & greeting you and you will be transferred then to your chosen hotel. Travel Link Tours Representative will assist you for a smooth check in…time for relaxation before you start the big adventure!
By night optional early dinner on board one of the 5* sailing cruises over the breathtaking Nile River …Overview of Cairo by night is Spectacular ... you will enjoy dinner along with a live band, folkloric show… And then a transfer back to the hotel. Optional evening Gala Dinner at the hotel in Cairo…As an alternative, you can spend the time exploring the town on your own.
Overnight: Hotel in Pyramids Area / Meals: No included meals
24th Dec. - Turn on your cameras, today you will explore Egypt’s main highlights – the Great Pyramid of Giza. For over 3,800 years Khufu’s Pyramid was considered the tallest man-made structure in the world. Our expert tour guide will tell a lot to about the Pyramids and the Sphinx, Solar Boat and then take you to Memphis & Saqqara, where you will see the first pyramid built in Egypt – the Step Pyramid of Djoser constructed in 2648 BC.
Perfect time for trying Egyptian Food, lunch to be served at a local restaurant. Transfer back to the hotel in Cairo for overnight.
Overnight hotel in Cairo / Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
25th Dec. Enjoy breakfast at your hotel in Cairo. Transfer to airport for a short flight to Aswan. Upon arrival; will take you for a short sail across the river will bring you to the Agilkia Island, where the Philae Temple dedicated to the Goddess Isis is currently located. If time allows.
Included trip to the majestic Abu Simbel Temples, located some 300 kilometers away from Aswan. The temples are constructed in commemoration of Ramesses II tactical victory at the Battle of Kadesh that took place in 1274 BC. Optional; go exploring Aswan's famous markets in the evening.
Overnight: On board cruise / Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.
26th Dec. - Sail to Kom Ombo, Visit temple of Kom Ombo, which was dedicated mainly to Sobek and Horus; however, some of their family members were part of the temple’s dedication as well. The Southern portion of the temple was not just dedicated to Sobek, the god of fertility, but also to Hathor, the goddess of love and joy, and Khonsu, the god of the moon. Sail to Edfu. Visit Horus Temple located on the West bank of the Nile in Edfu, an incredibly well-preserved monument to one of Ancient Egypt’s most important deities, Horus worshipped as the child of Isis and Osiris, Horus was depicted with the head - and often the body - of a falcon and was the ruler of the skies and the deity of the pharaohs. Sail to Luxor.
Overnight: On board cruise /- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
27th Dec. - Get up early in the morning to avoid the noontide heat of the West Bank of Luxor, head to the Valley of the Kings with its numerous tombs and chambers. Only fifteen tombs out of 63 are open for public, among them are those granted to Tutankhamun, Thutmose III, Ramesses I and Seti II. You will pass by the village of ancient workers at Deir El Madina, the Temple of Madinet Habu dedicated to Ramesses III and massive twin statues depicting the Pharaoh Amenhotep III widely known as the Colossi of Memnon. Move to the Valley of the Queens to explore the colonnaded Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, where you can learn the tale of the divine birth of the first female king.
Overnight: On board cruise / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
28th Dec. - Cruise disembarkation, before it gets sunny you will have enough time to enjoy a new adventure of watching Over Luxor passing by green villages, Over the Nile, watching the old schools in a Hot Air Balloon Optional Tour, for 40 minutes of joy & excitement!
An included visit to the East Bank. In the evening go exploring the Luxor Temple erected by Amenhotep III and completed by Tutankhamun. Visit of Karnak Temple, transfer to hotel in Luxor for overnight.
Overnight hotel in Luxor / Meals: Breakfast
29th Dec. - Enjoy breakfast at hotel in Luxor & transfer to airport for an early flight back to Cairo, arrival Cairo, and enjoy a full day city tour in Cairo, starting with “Egyptian Museum” a visit you should never miss, it holds more than 160'000 piece of antiquate, then will start reconnoitering the house which tells more than a story “Gayer-Anderson Museum”. Named after an early-20th-century British doctor, John Gayer-Anderson, who restored the two 16th-century buildings that now house the museum collection. Gayer-Anderson decorated the rooms in a variety of Oriental styles and filled them with objects that he collected from his travels, the house also includes Egyptian (both ancient & historical) items, as well as a group of paintings and drawings done by 20th-century artists. The building, with its wooden mashrabiyya (screened windows), is also known for being a set for the James Bond movie The Spy Who Loved Me.
Visit of “El Sehemy House” the old Ottoman-era house museum in Cairo, originally built in 1648 by Abdel Wahab el Tablawy along the Darb al-Asfar, a very prominent and expensive part of Medieval Cairo.
Moving onward to Salah El Din Citadel, “Situated on a spur that was artificially cut out of the Muqattam Hills, the Citadel overlooks the city of Cairo and turns its’ back to the rocky hills and the desert behind. Founded by the great leader Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi.
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Free time at Khan El Khalili Bazaar where you can get all types of souvenir and explore that unique character of that Egyptian Oldest Market, visit of El Khyamya “Tent Makers”, you might love to try Egyptian tattoos “Henna”. Transfer back to the hotel for overnight.
Overnight hotel in Cairo / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at local restaurant
30th Dec. - A new day is a new adventure, get ready for a three-hours ride to the north to visit Egypt’s second largest city, Alexandria. This Mediterranean city founded by Alexander the Great offers tourists many unique attractions. You can spend the day exploring the relics of a bygone age. First, rush to see the Pompey's Pillar, Kom El Shokafa, Alexandria National Museum, Then you can visit the only Roman Amphitheatre built in Egypt and proceed to the modern Bibliotheca Alexandrina erected between 1995 and 2002. It has six specialized libraries with millions of books, four museums, an Internet archive, planetarium, thirteen research centers and fifteen permanent exhibitions. The 15th-century Citadel of Qaitbay, built on the exact place of ancient Lighthouse of Alexandria, will be your next stop. Once you finish your excursion, you will be transferred to your hotel in Cairo.
Overnight at hotel / Meals: Breakfast & Lunch.
31st Dec. - Last day in Egypt & Last day of this year, May you have a happy & blessed one!
A trip is a lifetime memory, photos, happy moments, friendly people that you meet your way, a unique experience that you keep & share! Our friendly rep. will collect you from your hotel in Cairo, transfer to Cairo International Airport for the flight back home, will miss YOU!
Prices and Dates
Check the date that suits your travel plans the best! For more options , call our travel experts or chat with us.
We listed here your "Plan A" for the lodging arrangements which are linked to this specific itinerary. Due to availability; we might offer you different hotel (s) / Nile Cruise, the same category which will be indicated on your final offer. Moreover; we can customize accommodation to match your preferred style.
Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa offers incomparable views of the iconic Great Pyramids of Giza as well as the Sphinx!
Steinberger Nile Palace hotel in Luxor enjoys a magnificent location right on the Nile River. Only 1 km away of Luxor Temple & 13 KM away of the International Airport.
We listed here our suggested optional tours, guided day trips & activities that you might like to enjoy during your free time; most of these tours suits your itinerary; while others may depend on your arrival & departure timing, feel free to discuss it with your travel expert!
Temples are believed to be built during the 19th Dynasty Pharaoh Ramses II; they are actually two individual Temples, greater of them has been dedicated to the God Amun, Ptah, Re-Horakhty.
Temples are not really built; as a matter of fact, it has been carved out of living rocks standing for 98 feet & 115 feet long! At the entrance you will find four seated colossi of Ramses; each of them is almost 66 feet high. Join Abu Simbel Day tour from Aswan, by ac vans, a private tour guide who will tell you more about the rock-carved temples of Abu Simbel.Book Now & get the best price!
'Dinner on board Cruise" floating tenderly on the Mighty Nile River, it is an exceptional experience to watch breathtaking lights of Cairo by night. Pamper yourself with a luxury cruising restaurant trip; book now and enjoy our special offer.
You might like to join a late trip (starting 10 pm and ending at 12 midnight); please notify us to arrange accordingly.
Will take you for a short trip to the Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs era! An English performance that will narrate & reveal too many secrets about the Pyramids of Khufu, Khafraa, Mankrua & the Sphinx.
Here are the most frequently asked questions which we find of an interest; did not find your answer yet? Why don't you call the expert…We are here to help!
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If you are inside the hotel or on board cruise, then you are able to put on tank tops or shorts.
For the Nile Cruise; it is considered a lifetime experience where you spend at least 3 nights on board from Aswan to Luxor or vice versa, it will take you while sailing on the mighty Nile with a magnificent view of palm planted area surrounding both sides. You can always enjoy sun deck relaxation time; an enjoyable Nubian show is usually performed on your last night spent on board.
One more piece of info. that we can never escape; all meals on board are included (Breakfast, lunch & dinner), starting with lunch & ending with breakfast. Also, it is good to know that Nile cruise saves transportation from Kom Ombo, Edfu & Esna to reach Luxor and vice versa.
Stating a fact; cruise sails through fixed sailing dates, set number of nights as well (3, 4, 5 & 7 nights, available in different categories starting with simple up to ultra-deluxe ones), providing stopovers for sightseeing spots in each destination.
As for land arrangements; it provides you with more time to spend in each destination, more spots, optional tours to enjoy. Between Luxor & Aswan and vice versa; there is more than an option to get transported like sitting train or air-conditioned private transfers.
Which option do we recommend?
Your travel consultant will discuss options with you and advise the best; based on your dream about the booked trip, your flight timing & how long your stay is.
If you are a SOLO traveler; the price of your package will be based on single arrangements costs; like private arrival and departure transfers, day tours, the cost of Egyptology guide and so on.
In case you are joining a group tour and you prefer privacy; you will be paying additional only for the accommodation to enjoy single room or cabin.
During 2011 till 2016 tourists who visited Egypt reached more than 500 thousand, Yes more than 500'000 safe & happy customer. We can add to that the celebrity that visited Egypt and was truly excited about their trips since 2011 until February 2017.
The stunning Mariah Carey visited in 2010, the American actor Vin Diesel, who paid a visit in 2011,Mariah Carey, Jean Claude Van Damme who had fascinating photos during his visit to the Pyramids, Enrique Iglesias during 2014, Morgan Freeman who was here to shoot a movie for national Geographic channel, Yanni, Messi & Will Smith who really enjoyed each and every part of his trip to Egypt!
Starting from $1309
Giza Great Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis & Sakkara, Agilika Island, Philae Temple, Abu Simbel Temples in Aswan, Kom Ombo, Edfu Temples, Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Luxor Temple, Karnak Temple, Hot Air Balloon, Alexandria, Pompeii's Pillar, Kom El Shokafa, Montazah Garden, Egyptian Museum, Islamic Cairo, Coptic Cairo, 5* deluxe hotel in Cairo, 5* deluxe hotel in Luxor, 5* deluxe Nile Cruise cabin, flexibility to get the tour customized as per your own preference.