- Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights
- Tour Location: Cairo / Luxor
- Tour Availability: Available Everyday
- Pickup & Drop Off: Cairo Airport
- Tour Type: Private
5 Days of Christmas Vacation: Cairo and Luxor
Christmas is a season of miracles, and there is no better miracle than a five-day journey to Cairo and Luxor to see the Egyptian Museum, the majestic Cairo Citadel, the Khan El Khalili Baazar’s golden brick road, and all the Islamic landmarks. In the lovely city of Luxor, the timeless masterpiece of the Hundred Doors stands in the middle of remarkable constructions such as the Valley of the Kings, the Karnak temple, the Hatshepsut temple, and others. Make an appointment with us right now to take advantage of the opportunity to explore the meanings of appeal and grandeur in the New Year.
- Meet and Greet service by our employees at the airports.
- Accommodations in 5* Hotel in Cairo for 3 Nights.
- Accommodations in 5* Hotel in Luxor for 1 Night.
- Entrance fees to all sites are indicated on the itinerary.
- Professional Egyptologist tour guide during your trips.
- All the Domestic Flights between Cairo and Luxor.
- 3 lunch meals during your Cairo & Luxor.
- All Transfers by private A.C Cars.
- All service charges and taxes.
Arrival at the Land of History on Day One
When you arrive in enchanted Egypt, an employee from our “Egypt Fun Tours” company will be waiting for you at the Cairo airport to assist you with passport procedures and baggage identification and carrying. You will be driven to your five-star hotel for check-in by a private air-conditioned vehicle from the airport. Your Christmas tour of Egypt will start with a dinner cruise on the heavenly Nile in the evening. While relaxing, you’ll enjoy a vibrant belly dancing performance with a folklore band that includes the amazing Tannoura spin in keeping with Egypt’s whirling dervishes tradition. After the show, you’ll be taken back to your hotel for the night.
Day Two: Examine the Priceless Pharaoh’s Treasures
Following a delicious breakfast, you’ll start your five-day Christmas vacation in Egypt, where you’ll see the timeless sights of this revered nation by going to:
Egyptian Pyramids in Giza
One of the most well-known and well-known landmarks in the world, the Giza pyramid complex is a remarkable testament to the glory of ancient Egyptian culture. It is one of the oldest monuments in history and has been situated in the enigmatic western desert for the past 4,000 years. The whole complex comprises of three major pyramids—Khafre, Khufu, and Menkaure—six smaller pyramids, the magnificent sphinx, who served as Egypt’s great guardian, and the valley temple, which was used to safeguard the history and legacies of the kings and queens for endless centuries.
The Great Pyramid
One of the oldest and biggest buildings in human history and on the planet, the great pyramid of Khufu is the only one of the seven wonders of the ancient world that are still intact. Hemiunu, the vizier of King Khufu, created the pyramid to stand at 147 meters (481 feet) in height, making it the highest structure in the world for 3800 years, until the Lincoln Cathedral in England was built in 1311. It is more than 4500 years old and dated to 2580 BC.
The Great Sphinx
The Great sphinx is the largest and oldest statue in recorded history. It is modeled after the fabled monster known as the sphinx, which had a lion’s body and a man’s head, maybe King Khafre’s head, as a sign of strength and knowledge. In Arabic, it is known as Abu Al-Hawl, which translates to “The Father of Terror,” and in the past, it was known as “Hor-em-Akhet,” which translates to “Horus of the Horizon.” It was cut out of single limestone rock and measures 73 meters (240 feet) and 19 meters (66 feet) in height.
The Valley Temple
The Valley Temple was built during the Ancient Kingdom of Egypt (2686 – 2134 BC), the time when mummification was practiced, and is as old as the Giza Pyramids. It is composed completely of limestone and granite and has amazing diorite sculptures of Chephren. It is one of the best-preserved buildings from the ancient Egyptian civilization.
Proceed to a neighborhood eatery in Cairo for lunch. Next, go to visit:
Step Pyramid of Saqqara
The Saqqara Step Pyramid, the first pyramid ever built in Egypt in 2700, is regarded as the beginning of the building era. It was constructed by the fabled Imhotep, vizier of Pharaoh Djoser. The pyramid has a distinctive form since it has six steps, is 62 meters high, and is encircled by a wall that is 10.5 meters high and has 14 entrances. The pyramid is encircled by a distinctive complex that was the first of its type and has exquisite ornamentation and imposing ceremonial buildings that are still in excellent shape.
Then go to the first Egyptian capital in antiquity:
King Menes established Memphis city as the nation’s first recognized capital to unite the two nations. It is renowned for being the country of endurance and beauty, the epicenter of rule, commerce, art, and religion, and the setting for Ptah’s vision, direction, and guardianship (The Patron of Craftsmen). It is home to several ancient Egyptian remains that date back more than 4,000 years, including those of Ramses II and huge temples to the gods Aton and Hathor.
Finally, we return you to your hotel so you may spend the night in Cairo.
Day Three: Go on a Trip to Old Cairo Attractions
You will enter “The City of Minarets” after breakfast and check out of the hotel to finish your holiday journey in Cairo by seeing all of Cairo’s tourist sites with your tour guide. You will begin with:
The Egyptian Museum
It is one of the largest museums in the world and has many magnificent objects and structures that date back more than 4000 years from all different historical eras, including ancient Egyptian, Greek, Coptic, and Islamic ages. More than 150,000 real artifacts, including sculptures, jewelry, funerary items like King Tutankhamun’s riches, and many on exhibit mummies, are housed inside the two levels of the museum. These artifacts range from lavish ones like gold or jewels to simple ones like wood or stone.
In Cairo, lunch will be provided in a neighborhood eatery before visiting:
Citadel of Salah El Din
The Salah El-Din Citadel, also known as the Cairo Citadel, has seen all that has occurred in this eternal city. Since its completion in 1182 A.D. by the renowned conquistador Salah El-Din, it has had a commanding view of the whole city of Cairo. Against the Crusaders and Napoleon’s French invasion, it functioned as a strong fortification and seat of government. Late in the 19th century, it became the government’s administrative center, where it remained for more than 700 years.
Mosque of Mohamed Ali
Due to its distinctive form and copious use of marble, the stunning Mohamed Ali Mosque has earned the nickname “alabaster mosque.” Between 1830 and 1848 AD, it was built to be a duplicate of the blue mosque in Istanbul and serve as a protest against the Ottoman Empire. The mosque’s rococo-inspired ottoman architecture, opulent crimson, green, and gold decorations, and magnificently entrancing dome make it utterly magical.
The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization
The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) is a surreal link between predynastic and modern and current eras via art and recollections. With the aid of the most cutting-edge museological techniques, the museum will employ the simplest and most wonderful means to present all the great art, history, and culture of Egypt that date back more than 4000 years.
Finally, complete your Cairo sightseeing by going to:
Market in Khan El Khalili
Given that Khan El Khalili is the oldest market in the area and dates back to 970 AD, it is referred to as the “golden brick road” of the Middle East. The street is still in use today and has everything a traveler might want in addition to all the enchanted cafés and stores that have been there for centuries. The beautiful Islamic buildings and street decorations are all alluring and are still in fantastic shape today.
We will take you to the airport in Cairo after the day so you can fly to Luxor, where you will be met by one of our representatives and taken to a five-star hotel for the night.
Day Four: Visit the Pharaohs’ Capital.
Day Four begins with a leisurely breakfast at your hotel. You then check out and meet your private tour guide to finish the second half of your five-day Egypt Christmas vacation by visiting:
The Kings’ Valley
For the greatest kings and queens of Egypt’s New Kingdom, the Valley of the Kings served as a ladder to heaven and a gate to the afterlife (1570-1070 BC). Given that UNESCO designated it as a World Heritage Site in 1979, it is one of the most significant archaeological sites on the whole planet. It has 63 tombs that are each loaded with wonderful artifacts, decorations, and the bones of the famed young king Tutankhamun, Amenhotep I, Rameses I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, IX, and other pharaohs.
Temple of Hatshepsut
The Hatshepsut temple is the epitome of beauty, the best representation of the splendor of the new kingdom (1550–1070 BC), and it displays the vision and magnificence of Queen Hatshepsut, one of the most successful monarchs in the annals of ancient Egypt. Senenmut, the chancellor of Hatshepsut, planned it in 1479 BC, and it took 15 years to build. The idea of classical architecture served as the foundation for the temple’s design. The temple was once known as Djeser-Djeseru and is currently known as Deir El-Bahari (Holy of Holies). It has some of Egypt’s most stunning decorations and sculptures.
The enormous statues known as the Colossi of Memnon are regarded as Luxor’s protectors. The colossi are made up of two pieces of quartzite sandstone that are 18 meters (60 feet) tall, weigh 720 tonnes each, and are shaped like Amenhotep III (1386-1350). A significant earthquake that occurred in 27 BC severely destroyed the colossi, but they were reconstructed in 199 AD. The sculptures gained notoriety during the Greco-Roman era because of the legend of The Vocal Memnon, who sang sometimes at dawn in a sobbing sound that was only the sound of the wind blowing through the statue.
Your excursion includes a boat ride across the Nile, where lunch will be provided before you go to:
Temples of Karnak
The Karnak Temple, also known as Ipet-isu, The Most Selected Of Places, and Pr-Imn House Of Amon, is one of the largest open-air museums in the world and the most unusual archaeological site in the whole globe. The oldest religious man-made structure in history, it is more than 4,000 years old. It served as the focal point of all of ancient Egypt’s religious devotion. The Theban triad included God Amun, his wife, the Goddess of Justice Mut, and their son, the Moon God Khnsou, as well as other gods including Osiris, Montu, Ptah, and Isis, who received direct homage from this work.
We will take you to the airport in Luxor at the end of the day so you can catch your nighttime flight back to Cairo.
Day 5: Conclude Your 5-Day Holiday Tour of Egypt
Breakfast at the hotel, followed by a drive to the airport and assistance with the last departure procedures to bring your Egypt Christmas adventure to a close. Note: To meet your demands and meet your expectations, we may add or remove any trips from your schedule based on your suggestions.