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10 Days
Availability : Christmas and New Years 2020/2021
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Cairo / Aswan / Luxor / Red Sea
Overview

10 Days Cairo, Nile Cruise and Beach Vacation

Wouldn’t you like to spend Christmas at home this year and would you like to spend this time in an eventful and relaxed environment?

Treat yourself and your loved ones to an Egypt Christmas Magic 2020 tour with Cairo, Nile cruise and swimming in Red Sea and escape the hustle and bustle of Christmas at home!

In Cairo you will marvel at the incomparable pyramids and the golden treasures of Tut Anch Amun in the Egyptian Museum, then walk on the varied Nile cruise in the footsteps of the Pharaohs on the Nile and famous buildings such as the Karnak Temple, the Valley of the Kings and the Temples of Abu Simble. The end of this Egypt Christmas magic trip 2020 is a relaxing beach holiday on the beautiful Red Sea.

Include
  • 2 Nights in a 5 star hotel with breakfast in Cairo
  • 3 Nights on a 5 star Nile cruise boat with full board
  • 4 Nights on the Red Sea in a 5 star hotel all inclusive
  • Flight Cairo / Aswan
  • All rides in comfortable and air-conditioned vehicles
  • Local English-speaking tour guide during your tours
  • Bottled water during your tours and transfers
  • Free wifi service during your stay in Egypt
  • All service charges and applicable taxes
Exclude
  • Costs for international flights (we will gladly book the flights for you)
  • Entry Visa
  • Excursion to Abu Simble (optional bookable)
  • Personal expenses
Itinerary

Day 01Arrival & check In

For your Egypt Christmas Magic 2020 trip to Cairo, Nile cruise and beach holiday on the Red Sea, fly to Cairo today . Upon arrival at Cairo Airport you will be welcomed by our guide and taken to your hotel.

Day 2Cairo Sightseeing

After breakfast at the hotel you will be picked up by your tour guide and visit:

The pyramids of Giza
The 3 famous pyramids of Giza are the last surviving wonder of the ancient world. They were about 2600 BC. Built on a large limestone plateau.
The Pyramid of Cheops is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids and is therefore also known as the “Great Pyramid”. It is the highest pyramid in the world, 147 m high and was built as a tomb for the Egyptian king Cheops .
We will admire this biggest pyramid of the world first. This is followed by a visit to the pyramid of Chephren and the Mykerinos pyramid .
Then we drive to a plateau, from which you have a beautiful panoramic view of the three pyramids of Giza.

The sphinx

The sphinx has the body of a lion and the head of a man and is located with a length of about 73 m and a height of about 20 m in front of the Chephren pyramid.

The Egyptian Museum
The Egyptian Museum in Cairo is the world’s largest museum of ancient Egyptian treasures and houses a unique collection of finds from 5,000 years of Egyptian history. Particularly impressive are the famous golden treasures of Tut-Ankh-Amun . It would open in 1902 for visitors.

After the program transfer to your hotel.

Day 3Fly to Aswan, Aswan Sightseeing

In the morning you will be picked up from the hotel and taken to Cairo airport, then fly to Aswan. On arrival in Aswan you will be welcomed by your guide and escorted to your 5 star boat.
After lunch on board, you’ll visit:

Philae Temple
The Philae or Isis Temple stood on Philae Island south of Aswan, and after the construction of the high dam, the temple was under water for several months of the year. Therefore, the temple was transferred to the neighboring island of Agilika from 1977 to 1980. In 553 AD, the temple served as a church, so much of the relief in the temple was destroyed.

The High Dam
The construction of the high dam was initiated by President Nasser and lasted from 1960 to 1971, creating one of the largest reservoirs in the world, 500 km long and 32 km wide, at the widest point. The dam is more than 3800 meters long and 111 meters high, at the sole 980 meters and at the crown about 40 meters wide.

Day 4Abu Simble Temple - Kom Ombo Temple - Sail to Edfu

Today you have free or you have the opportunity for a private excursion to Abu Simble:

The two temples of Abu Simble were built by Ramses II in 1260 BC. built and were under the sand until 1817, then the Italian Belzoni has freed the two temples from the sand. The Ramses temple extends 60 meters directly into the rock and has a height of 30 m. The temple of Nefertari is 21 m deep and 12 m high. After the construction of the dam, both temples were moved 62 m higher in the years 1964-1968 to protect them from flooding by the reservoir.
You will drive to Abu Simble early in the morning with a private vehicle and your private tour guide. On the way there you can experience the sunrise in the desert and on the way back you can admire the nature view.

At midday the boat leaves Aswan towards Kom Ombo. Enjoy the beautiful sail to Kom Ombo and visit in the afternoon:

The Kom Ombo Temple
It is the only double temple in Egypt dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon god Horus. The ruins of the temple were for a long time spilled over half by sand. They were first uncovered and restored in 1893. The temple was built during the Greek period from 304 to 31 BC. And hundreds of mummified crocodiles were found around the temple.

Then continue sailing to Edfu.

Day 5Edfu Temple - Sail to Luxor - Luxor Temple

After breakfast on board, visit today:

The Edfu Temple
He was built by the Ptolemies for the falcon god Horus Behdeti from 237 to 57 BC. Built. Until 1860 AD, the temple was hidden under the sand and Nile mud, only then it was exposed by the Frenchman Marriette. Every year, the wedding of Horus of Edfu with the Hathor of Dendara, as well as the feast of the victory of Horus over Seth, were celebrated here.

After visiting the Edfu Temple, the boat will sail to Luxor and in the afternoon you visit:

The Luxor Temple
In the heart of the city of Luxor, you will find the Luxor Temple, built by Amemophis III. and Ramses II was built. Even Alexander the Great built a chapel for the ancient Egyptian gods. At that time, the Ancient Egyptians celebrated here the most important festival in Thebes, the Opetfest. In 1989, archaeologists happened to find an underground chamber with very well-preserved statues, which are now exhibited in the Luxor Museum . At the Luxor Temple you can see a part of the Sphinx Avenue, which connected the Luxor Temple with the Karnak Temple at that time.

Day 6Luxor Sightseeing - Transfer to Red Sea

Today you will visit the highlights of Luxor with your guide:

The Valley of the Kings
Let yourself be enchanted by the more than 3000 years old, wonderful murals in the tombs of the Pharaohs. So far, 64 graves have been found in the Valley of the Kings, of which you can visit three. In the Valley of the Kings are the tombs of the kings of the New Kingdom (about 1550-1069 BC 18 to 20 dynasty) to find. In 1922 Englishman Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamen with its golden treasures.

The Hatshepsut Temple
The mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut dates back to the 18th Dynasty, 1470 BC. She had her impressive terrace temple built by the architect Senenmut. She was always portrayed as a man, which can be clearly seen from the very well preserved statues in the temple. In Christian times, a monastery was built on the temple, which was used until the 11th century. In the 19th century, the monastery ruins were demolished.

The Memnon Colossi
The Memnon colossi are two side by side ancient Egyptian colossal statues, about 18 m. high from the 14th century BC Both statues represent Amenhotep III and were located at the entrance of his temple.

Then you get a delicious oriental lunch. Then visit:

The Karnak Temple
It is the largest temple complex ever built. Here the ancient Egyptians immortalized the holy family of Thebes, Amun-Re , his wife Mut and the son Chonsu. The complete construction time of the temple lasted over 2000 years. One of the most important areas of the temple is the large pillared hall with 134 papyrus columns built by Seteth and completed by Ramses II.

After the program you have transfer to your hotel on the Red Sea.

Day 7Beach vacation

Beach vacation

Day 8Beach vacation

Beach vacation

Day 9Beach vacation

Beach vacation

Day 10Return Home

Transfer from your hotel to Hurghada Airport, then fly home.

Prices
 
Christmas and New Years 2020/2021
 
Single room / cabin  1675 $  
Double room / cabin  1280 $  

5 * standard

Hotel in Cairo : Cairo Pyramids, Ramses Hilton
Nile Cruise: MS Emilio, MS Royal Esadora, MS Crown Empress
Hotel on the Red Sea: Desert Rose Hurghada, Serenity Makadi Beach

 
Christmas and New Years 2020/2021
 
Single room / cabin  2150 $  
Double room / cabin  1590 $  

5 * deluxe

Hotel in Cairo : Steigenberger El Tahrir, Sheraton Cairo Hotel
Nile Cruise: MS Steigenberger Minerva, MS Esmeralda, MS Acamar
Hotel on the Red Sea:  Cleopatra Makadi, Jaz Aquamarine, Marriott Hurghada