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Cairo, Red Sea and Nile Festive Cruise

10 Days
Private Tour
21st DEC & 22nd DEC 2016
from / per person

A most enjoyable and all round exploration of Egypt and all it has to offer over Christmas and New Years, in this Egypt package including the Ancient Pyramids with Christmas festivities and parties in Cairo, a luxurious Nile Cruise Tour from Aswan and it’s colourful Nubian culture and sights, to The wonders on ‘Old Thebes’ Luxor with Temples and the Valley of the Kings, then finally a wonderful experience and New Year Eve celebration on the Red Sea Egypt at Hurghada with fun and relaxation. A sumptuous Christmas Eve Gala dinner and Party in Cairo with time to celebrate the New Year in Hurghada Red Sea before you travel home.

  • Meet, greet and departure service by our Representatives at Airports
  • Assistance of our Guest Relations during your stay
  • All transfers by private deluxe A/C vehicle
  • Domestic flight ticket Cairo to Aswan and Hurghada to Cairo by Egypt
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Cairo Hotel with breakfast
  • Accommodation for 3 nights on board Nile Cruise Aswan to Luxor on full board
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Hurghada Hotel with breakfast (Gala Dinner included)
  • Tour to Pyramids, Sphinx, Valley Temple, Egyptian National Museum
  • Shopping tour in Cairo to grand bazaars and old market
  • Tour to Karnak Temples and Luxor Temple on the East bank of the Nile 
  • Tour to Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple and Colossi of Memnon 
  • Tour to Kom Ombo Temple and Edfu Temple enroute 
  • Tour to the Aswan High Dam and Temple of Philae in Aswan
  • Lunch meals during tours in Giza  / Cairo
  • Desert Safari tour by jeep 4x4 from Hurghada with barbecue dinner and drinks
  • Cruise and snorkeling tour from Hurghada (including equipment)
  • Free bottled water during the tours and during journeys by road.
  • Admission fees to the sights throughout the tours as per the itinerary.
  • Professional English-speaking Tour Guide.
  • Applicable taxes for all Hotels and Nile Cruise included in the price.
  • Free loan of mobile phone charged against 30 min local calls / 3 min. international calls.
  • International airfare to Egypt
  • Entry visa to Egypt
  • Personal spending
  • Optional activities
  • Tipping for Guides and Nile Cruise crew
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Day 1: Arrival Cairo - Welcome to land of the Pharaoh’s

Welcome to Cairo
Your Tour Manager from Memphis Tours will meet and assist you at Cairo International Airport (Arrival procedures) and then escort you to your Hotel in Cairo by exclusive air-conditioned vehicle. At the Hotel the Tour Manager will assist with a smooth check-in and review your Egypt Christmas and New Year holiday itinerary with you to establish and confirm pick-up times for each tour. Overnight in Cairo.
Welcome Drink

Day 2: Giza Pyramids - Cairo Tours

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel in Cairo, then you will be accompanied by your personal expert Egyptologist Tour Guide to Giza Plateau to visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren and Mykerinus, the famous Sphinx ,varying between six-thousand to thirteen-thousand years old ,and the Valley Temple, facing the great statue of the Sphinx. Lunch will be served at a good quality local restaurant in Cairo. Then you will visit the world-renowned Egyptian Museum in Cairo that was built in neo-classical style and designed by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon. The museum's vast collection of over 120,000 artifacts ranges from pre-dynastic era, through the Pharaonic era to the Greco-Roman period of Egypt. Amongst the most famous items which you may see are the funerary treasures of the child King Tutankhamun, the colossal statues of the heretic king, Akhenaten, and the only surviving image of Khufu, creator of Egypt's Great Pyramid. Visiting the museum is a great introduction to learning about the ancient Egyptian civilization, including their famous art of mummification. Continue to Coptic Cairo to visit the Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue. Combining fascinating history with shopping in a lively Khan El Khalili Bazaar, this dates back to 1382. Back to your hotel and overnight in Cairo.
Please Note* There is an additional charge for entering inside the Pyramids Museum. Also an additional charge to enter the Mummies Room at the Museum. Please speak with your Tour Guide should you wish to purchase a ticket to enter one of these sites.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Fly Cairo to Aswan - Nile Cruise Tours

Check out from your Hotel in Cairo at the early morning, then you will be transferred to Cairo Airport for your flight to Aswan. Upon arrival at Aswan Airport, you will be met and assisted by our Representative, then transferred to embark your Nile River Cruise before lunch time, then enjoy visiting the world famous Aswan High Dam, built in the 1960’s to provide the much needed electricity and irrigation for the country. Nubia, the area that was to be flooded, experienced the biggest and most thorough archaeological excavations that Egypt has known.Then on to the lovely Nubian Philae Temple which is devoted to the two Goddesses Isis and Hathor, and then to see the largest known ancient Obelisk, located in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egypt. Dinner on board the Nile Cruise and overnight in Aswan.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Sail to Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples

Sail to Kom Ombo with breakfast on board then a visit the Temple of Kom Ombo. Of all the ancient Temples in Egypt, this is the only one which is divided into two, to reflect that it is dedicated to two Gods: Sobek ,the Crocodile God of fertility and the God Haeroris. Kom Ombo is also famous for the depictions of surgeon's instruments, giving us an early record of medicine and surgery in Ancient Egypt. Back to the Nile Cruise to sail to Edfu for an afternoon visit to the huge Ptolemaic Temple of Horus at Edfu, dedicated to the falcon headed God Horus.which is the most complete and best preserved of the Egyptian Temples, consisting of many columns, halls, chambers and chapels. Two statues of Horus flank the twin towered entrance gate; and inside, one of the interesting inscriptions lists the titles of books (scrolls) held in the library. Afternoon tea during sailing to Esna. Dinner and overnight on board.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Luxor Nile Cruise Excursions

Sail to Luxor having breakfast on board then on arrival in Luxor, disembark for an exploration with your Tour Guide of the famous West Bank, take an excursion to the royal cemetery of 62 Pharaohs, Valley of the Kings, then to mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, which was built by the architects of the New Kingdom Pharaoh Hatshepsut in the 15th century BC at El-Deir El-Bahari and to the Colossi of Memnon. Lunch on board with afternoon tea. Dinner on board the Nile Cruise and overnight in Luxor. Free time to explore Luxor City or take an optional excursion to the Sound and Light Show at Karnak.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Luxor Nile Cruise - Transfer to Red Sea, Hurghada

Breakfast aboard your Nile cruise before disembarkation and then you will be accompanied by your Guide to visit Karnak Temples and Luxor Temple on the East Bank of Luxor City. Karnak Temple is the world's largest ancient religious site. The hypostyle hall with its colossal granite columns is one of Egypt’s infamous landmarks. There will be free time to explore the different parts of the huge complex built during the reigns of various Pharaohs, then moving to Luxor Temple which was built by Amenhotep III and Ramses II for ritual and festivals that was dedicated to the God Amon. Later on you will be transferred to your Hotel in Hurghada Red Sea (approximately 04 hours by road) by private air conditioned vehicle. Check into your room upon arrival at Hurghada Red Sea with time to relax on the Red Sea. Overnight in Hurghada.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Red Sea Snorkeling Trip, Hurghada

Breakfast at your Hotel in Hurghada Red Sea, and then in the morning you will be met by our Representative at the Hotel lobby and transferred to the jetty to board a boat for a fantastic snorkeling trip on the Red Sea with desert Island relaxation to include lunch served aboard the boat with mineral water, soft drinks, coffee and tea. After the fun of snorkeling and enjoying the marine life and coastal views, return to the jetty, where you will be met by our Representative for transfer to the Hotel. The balance of the afternoon is at leisure. Free evening time with plenty of places to walk in the resort of Hurghada including the Marina, Sheraton Road with many coffee shops, restaurants and Discos.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8: Bedouin Safari trip in Hurghada

After breakfast, enjoy a half day at leisure to explore the many splendid activities of the sparkling Red Sea and enjoy the sun and sea at your beach resort. Afternoon time you will be taken for a wonderful Bedouin Safari trip in Hurghada to explore and experience Bedouin life and traditions with a camel ride in the Hurghada desert and enjoy amazing sunset views with barbeque dinner, Bedouin show and folkloric dance. Later you will be transferred back to your Hotel for overnight stay in Hurghada.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9: Hurghada Red Sea - Fly to Cairo

After breakfast at your hotel in Hurghada, you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to Hurghada Airport for the flight to Cairo, where you will be transferred to your Hotel. Overnight in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 10: Cairo - Fly Back Home

Breakfast then you will be transferred to Cairo International Airport for departure back home.
Meals: Breakfast
Golden Accommodation:
  • Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa
  • Mövenpick MS Royal Lily Nile Cruise
  • Hilton Resort Hurghada
  • Le Méridien Cairo Airport
Per Person in Triple Room $ 1245
Per Person in Double Room $ 1299
Per Single Room Occupancy $ 1699
Diamond Accommodation:
  • Fairmont Nile City Hotel
  • Sonesta St. George Nile Cruise
  • Mövenpick Resort Hurghada
Per Person in Triple Room $ 1695
Per Person in Double Room $ 1745
Per Single Room Occupancy $ 2295
  • Prices - Prices per person are quoted in Sterling but can also be paid in US$ or Euros by credit or debit card via a secure credit card payment system. Any additional bank charges on bookings will be covered by Memphis Tours. Above prices valid for Christmas and New Year Tours in Egypt.

  • Payment - Reservations should be made as early as possible to avoid disappointment in securing your specific required tour package.Your booking will be secured upon receipt of a 25% deposit. Please note that during the Christmas and New Year holidays, tour packages require a deposit of 50%. This deposit forms part of your final payment by credit or debit cards via our secured payment system. Packages and vacations which include International flights will require the full flight cost and deposit (25% or 50%) due to the regulations of the Airlines who require full payment

  • Transportation - All transport within your tours is included such as domestic flights, trains, and air conditioned vehicles by road. Wi-Fi can be provided in road vehicles, therefore please inform us on booking if you require Wi- Fi whilst travelling by road along with complimentary bottled water. All our vehicles are new and of the latest design and technology.

  • Tour Guides and Representatives - Throughout your holiday from arrival to departure, you will have the constant assistance of our Memphis Tour Representatives who are responsible for your transfers to and from Airports, Hotels and resorts and will assist at the Airports with Visa, tickets and luggage and are there to answer any questions you may have. Once you start your tours of the sites in Egypt, you will have the constant guidance of your highly qualified Egyptologist Tour Guide both on included and optional tours

  • Travelling with Children in Egypt - Many children delight in touring the Pyramids, Temples and Tombs in Egypt as often it is part of their school study programme. Therefore Memphis Tours offers packages and tours to suit all ages with excellent combined ‘twin centre’ and multi location destinations such as Cairo, Luxor, Aswan (Egypt Family Tours and Nile Cruise) and the Red Sea Resorts.

  • Wheelchair Travellers - Memphis Tours are particularly keen to promote and cater for disabled and wheelchair clients having Nile cruise boats, Hotels and tours especially adapted with rooms, cabins and transportation for easy accessibility. Please check the following link for more information.

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