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Christmas in Egypt: Discover Local Culture Tour

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 10 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 30 people
Destination(s): Egypt  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey   Christmas/New Year Tours  
Season: December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 650 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 850 US Dollar (USD)

This is a 10-day special offer group tour to Egypt, covers Cairo, Aswan, Nile cruise, Luxor, with visits of all main sightseeing in Egypt such as great pyramids, valley of kings and much more.

Day 1: 18 December: Cairo. Arrival to Cairo airport. Our representative will welcome and assist you through passport control formalities, luggage identification and portage. Transfer by a private A/C car to your hotel and overnight in your hotel in Cairo.

Day 2: 19 December: Pyramids. Breakfast, tour starts to visit the Great Pyramids - Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus. Next is a close-up look at Sphinx - a huge funeral complex guarded by the legendary lion body with the face of king Chephren. Then onwards to Sakkara to see the first pyramid ever built - the step pyramid of Zosser. Lunch in a restaurant beside the Pyramids (on your own cost). Then free time. Overnight at hotel. Includes: (B).

Day 3: 20 December: Cairo. Breakfast. Check out in the morning and leave the luggage at hotel safety box. Our city tour starts with the Egyptian Museum where most of the fabulous treasure of the pharaohs are kept, then drive to the Citadel, which was the home for most of those who ruled Egypt for nearly 700 years. Later, we can explore many attractions of the Old Coptic, such as the Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue (The Jewish Temple). At night transfer to the Cairo station to catch the Sitting train (first class) to Aswan (optional: Upgrade to sleeper train with dinner and breakfast. Includes: (B).

Day 4: 21 December: Aswan. Arrive Aswan. Welcome to Aswan. Meeting and assistance by our local representatives. You will be met and transferred to check in hotel (01:30 P.M.). Start the afternoon tour in Aswan to visit High Dam of Aswan and the greatest temple of Philae, (Isis temple), 05:00 p.m. Back to hotel. Free night to explore the city (optional Felucca trip around Island). Overnight at hotel.

Day 5: 22 December: Nile Cruise. Breakfast (in box if you are going to Abu Simbel by car). Optional trips: Abu Simbel by plane or by car. Check in Nile Cruise. At 01:00 P.M. lunch. Then start sailing towards Edfu. At 8:00 P.M. dinner. Overnight on the boat. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 6: 23 December: Nile Cruise. At 06:00 A.M. breakfast, then visiting temple of Edfu and continue sailing towards Luxor. 01:00 P.M. lunch. Arrival Luxor. Overnight on the boat. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 7: 24 December: Nile Cruise (Christmas night). At 08:00 A.M. breakfast, then tour to the West bank of Luxor visiting Valley of Kings, Valley of Queens, Temple of Hatshepsut, Colossi of Memnon. At 01:00 P.M lunch on Cruise. Free time in the city. Optional: Sound and light show at Karnak temple. Dinner and over night on cruise. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 8: 25 December: Luxor. Optional hot air balloon over west bank of Luxor. At 08:00 A.M. breakfast and check out Nile cruise. Transfer to selected hotel for day use room (optional: Felucca trip for two hours). Later that afternoon you will have another tour to The East bank of Luxor visiting Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple. Later, in the evening you will catch. The overnight sitting train back to Cairo. Optional: Upgrade to sleeper train with Dinner and breakfast. Includes: (B).

Day 9: 26 December: Alexandria. Arrive Cairo, Meet our tour guide to start your tour of Alexandria by visiting the fort of Quaitbay and the newly established library of Alexandria. Then, proceed to see Catacombs of Kom El Shokafa, After that, Pompey’s Pillar; a huge granite pillar about 27 m high. Sea food lunch in Alexandria. Evening, drive back to Cairo, arrive and over night at hotel. Includes: (B, L).

Day 10: 27 December: Departure. Farewell to Egypt as our tour ends today after breakfast. Transfer to Cairo International Airport. Includes: (B).

Option 1: Sharm El-Sheikh.

Day 10: 27 December: Transfer to Sharm. Breakfast at hotel in Cairo, check out, then transfer to Sharm. Meet at Sharm El-Shiekh, transfer to the hotel, check in. Dinner and over night. Includes: (B, D).

Day 11: 28 December: Sharm El-Sheikh. Breakfast at hotel, Optional Day trip to snorkeling at Ras Mohamed. Dinner and over night at hotel. Includes: (B, D).

Day 12: 29 December: Sharm El-Shiekh. Breakfast and free day on beach. Optional Night trip to St, Catherin monastery and Moses Mountain. Dinner and over night at Sharm Hotel. Includes: (B, D).

Day 13: 30 December: Sharm El-Sheikh. Breakfast, free day on beach. Safari trip at Sinai desert. Dinner and over night at hotel. Includes: (B, D).

Day 14: 31 December: Departure. Farewell to Egypt as our tour ends today after breakfast. Transfer to Cairo International Airport. Includes: (B).

Option 2: Desert Safari Trip.

Day 10: 27th of December: Transfer to Baharya Oasis. Morning pick-up from your hotel to drive to Baharya Oasis. Following to arrival and check-in at the hotel, you'll have a full-day excursion with visits to the Hot and Cold Springs, the English House, Pyramid Mountain, the Oasis Museum, Bir El-Ghaba and Bir El-Matar. Lunch and Dinner Overnight in hotel.

Day 11: 28th of December: White Desert. We start our desert safari to the White Desert with visits to the great Sand Dunes, Swiss Tomb, Black Mountain, and the Bedouin village. Next we drive to Crystal Mountain and El-Akabat. Once we reach the White Desert, enjoy dinner in this Bedouin atmosphere.
Overnight we camp in the White Desert beneath the stars. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 12: 29th of December: Farafra Oasis - Bahrya Oasis. A short drive to the Farafra Oasis to discover, learn about, and share in the fascinating lives of the Bedouin people. Overnight in the desert camp at Baharya Oasis. Lunch and dinner. Overnight. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 13: 30 December: Oasis - Cairo. Breakfast, and drive back to Cairo. Arrive and check into Hotel. Overnight. Includes: (B).

Day 14: 31 December: Departure. Farewell to Egypt as our tour ends today after breakfast. Transfer to Cairo International Airport. Includes: (B).

Supplemental Tour Information:
- Add on 4 Days in Sharm El-Sheikh resort (price start from $350 include transfers)
- Add on 3 Night desert safari in western Desert (price starts from $350 include transfers)
- Extra night before the tour start or after the tour end is available (ask for the quotation)
- Upgrade to sleeper train cost $60 per person in double cabin one way, and $80 per person in single (Cairo-Aswan or Luxor-Cairo) served with Dinner in train and breakfast.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- All transfers and pick up services
- All tours as mention in itinerary
- All meals as mention in the tours
- All taxes
- Egyptologist English-speaking guide in all sight seen as mention in the itinerary
- Accommodations as mention in the itinerary with meals (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
- Entrance fees for all sight seen are included (except entry to great pyramids, mummy room, etc.).

Price Excludes:
- Tipping (approximately $35 per person for the whole tour)
- Drinks or any extra meal
- Personal expenses (laundry, sauna, telephones, etc.)
- Any meals not mentioned in the program
- Any optional tours
- International airfare
- Visa entry to Egypt.

About This Supplier
Location: France
Joined InfoHub: Mar 2009

M19221 offers wide selections of tours to Egypt, Jordan and Turkey. Luxury, Classic, Adventure safari Tours, Nile cruise and private tailor made excursions. We have hotels reservations on line. Head office in France and a branch is in Egypt and representatives in Jordan and Turkey. Our professional and multi...

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