Have a pleasant short break in Cairo, Egypt to see the highlights of this fascinating city before relaxing a bit on the charming Red Sea beach in a beautiful resort in El Ain Sokhna to have the chance for water sports and lots of fun through our 5 days Cairo and the Red Sea Christmas Tours!
Price : 550.00 $
5 Days/ 4 Nights
Cairo, El Ain Sokhna
Cairo and Sokhna during Xmas is your gateway for fun and adventure mixed with history and culture if you have only a few days for a short break in Cairo. You will get to see the most visited monuments in Cairo like the pyramids of Giza during your enchanting tour to Giza Pyramids and the Great Sphinx, also you will see the biggest collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities that cover all the epochs of Egypt history from the old kingdom starting from the 1st dynasty, passing by the middle kingdom and the great development that took place during the 12th dynasty under the famous pharaoh Sesostris, all the way to the new kingdom which is the golden era during the 18th dynasty, 19th dynasty, and the 20th dynasty legendary kings and rulers of ancient Egypt like King Ramses II, Amenhotep IV, Seti I, Tutankhamen, and the powerful Queen Hatshepsut, all can only be seen during the Egyptian Museum tour where huge statues, facades, sarcophagi, and many other artifacts are displayed. Travel then to the beautiful -beach tourism- city overlooking the Red Sea and only 90 minutes drive away from Cairo, Ain El Sokhna to relax on the sandy beaches and get your eyes charmed by the beauty of the blue calm water at the end of your Cairo and the Red Sea Christmas Tours.
You will be met by our representative at Cairo international airport upon arrival to be transported to your hotel by the private air-conditioned vehicle. Upon arrival, your Cairo and the Red Sea Christmas Tours itinerary will be revised with you to make sure that all Egypt day tours are according to the schedule and in case if you would like to add any optional Cairo sightseeing tours during your Egypt Xmas Tours.
An optional sound and light show at Giza pyramids will be available if you have enough time to attend the informative show and get a good background about Egypt history to be ready for the next day's tour to Giza Pyramids.
After having your 1st buffet breakfast at the hotel you will be met by your certified tour guide to start your private tours in Cairo by visiting the Giza Pyramids area. Your Giza Pyramids tour will make you passionate to know everything about the ancient Egyptian time, and your personal tour guide will do his best to cover all your questions through the tour while standing very close to the Great Pyramid of King Cheops, the 146 meters high structure which was built during the old kingdom, exactly the fourth dynasty by one of the greatest kings of ancient Egypt. King Cheops (Khufu) was the son of Snefru who also owns 4 impressive pyramids, and father of Chephren who built the middle pyramid in Giza and still retains the outer casing at the top end and also was the grandfather of Mycerinus who has the smallest yet not the less significance pyramid that you will see from the plateau while having an optional camel ride in Giza Pyramids to see the glory of this epic land, the land of the pharaohs.
Move down to see the Valley Temple of King Chephren where his royal corpse was mummified to be preserved for the afterlife, and the great statue of the Sphinx which resembles power and intelligence for being carved on the shape of a man headed lion.
Move now to the necropolis of Saqqara, a 200 years older than the Giza Necropolis that contains the Step Pyramid complex of King Djoser of the 3rd dynasty and the Pyramid of King Teti who ruled the country during the 6th dynasty before the beginning of the 1st intermediate period. See the fine ancient Egyptian art when you enter one of the tombs of the nobles, the tomb of Kagemni who was the vizier of Justice and the son in law of King Teti.
Now we will move to the site where the most ancient capital of Egypt used to be found, now known as Mit Rahina and considered an open-air museum that houses a lot of interesting artifacts that date back to different epochs of the ancient Egyptian history from the old kingdom, middle kingdom, and the new kingdom. See the alabaster sphinx of Memphis which is the second biggest among all the sphinxes in Egypt, and the gigantic statue of Ramses II who was one of the most important kings during the 18th dynasty.
Enjoy your lunch on our way back to the hotel and overnight in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Today, and right after you finish your tasty breakfast at the hotel, you will be accompanied by your tour guide for an amazing Cairo city tour starting with the Islamic Cairo trips to the Cairo Citadel.
You will see the Medieval fortification of Cairo, Saladin Citadel which was built by the Sultan Saladin during the 12th century to fortify Cairo against any probable dangers during that time, Saladin recruited some mercenaries to be used in the Egyptian army, but very quickly they gained power, wealth, and the support of the people that thing that made them rule the country before Mohamed Ali Basha got rid of them in a very famous massacre known as the Citadel Massacre.
Talking about Mohamed Ali, his brilliant alabaster mosque is located inside the citadel and considered from the highest points in Cairo in which you can view the Giza Pyramids if the weather is clear.
Move now to Old Cairo to start the Coptic Cairo tour where you will get to see the earliest Christian churches in the history of Christianity, the holy family visited Egypt during their journey escaping from King Herod, this area is one of the spots they stayed in for almost 3-4 months according to historians. They took refuge in a crypt in which later a church was built above it called now the Church of Abu Serga, also you will see the Hanging Church that is built above 2 towers of the ancient Roman fortress of Babylon. At the end of your Coptic tours in Cairo, you will enter the Synagogue of Ben Ezra which is one of the oldest Jewish synagogues in the Middle East.
Enjoy your gourmet lunch before hitting the market of Khan El Khalili at the area known as Al Hussein in Cairo downtown. Al Hussein was the grandson of the Prophet of Islam, Mohamed (PBUH) and the area is full of old mosques from the 9th century along with lots of mausoleums of the companions and the family members of Prophet Mohamed. Enjoy your Cairo walking tour at the small alleys of Cairo and have a tasty tea-mint drink before being transferred back to your hotel and overnight.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
We will be heading to the Red Sea Ain Sokhna today after checking-out from the hotel, a 90 minutes drive to arrive the resort and enjoy a pleasant time at the beach or swimming in the pool, have your buffet lunch served from 3:00 PM and dinner before the night show.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Check-out from your hotel after breakfast and start the adventure at once, we will drive to the famous resort Porto Sokhna from almost 30 minutes to take the Cable Car (Teleferik) up the Galala Mountain to enjoy a fresh seafood lunch in a fancy restaurant overlooking the Red Sea and the mountain view. Explore the mall at the resort and take amazing photos at the seaside before taking your vehicle back to Cairo and tell the driver where exactly you want to be dropped-off in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
End of Service
|Silver Accommodation: Cairo Pyramids Hotel or similar. B.B|
|Solo||975 $||1025 $|
|Double||620 $||650 $|
|Triple||550 $||575 $|
|Golden Accommodation: Steigenberger Pyramids Hotel or similar. B.B|
|Solo||1250 $||1299 $|
|Double||699 $||735 $|
|Triple||640 $||675 $|