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Egypt Christmas Tours

Christmas holidays in Egypt Packages 2024/2025

Our Egypt Christmas tours offer various options to suit your preferences, whether you want to spend your Christmas break in Egypt exploring the ancient wonders of the pyramids and temples or relaxing on a luxurious Nile River cruise. If you’re looking for an unforgettable Christmas experience, look no further than Egypt! With its rich history, stunning architecture, and warm climate. Do you want to experience the Christmas event in Egypt?  Our Egypt Christmas vacation packages include visits to some of Egypt’s most iconic destinations, such as  Cairo, Giza, Luxor, Aswan, and Hurghada, where you can chill on the beach, learn about the culture, and enjoy the tranquility. Book your egypt Christmas tours now and trade bone-chilling cold for sunny beaches and elegant sights.

 Your New Year’s Eve in Egypt is different here between the views of Egypt such as the Giza Pyramids, Khan El Khalili Bazaar, Aswan Dam, Unfinished Obelisk, Luxor Temple, Karnak Temple, Valley of the Kings, and Hatshepsut Temple. Your Christmas in Egypt is different.

Egypt Christmas holidays are perfect for those who want to experience something different this year. You can celebrate Christmas in Egypt with traditional Egyptian food and festive events that showcase the country’s vibrant culture. Our Egypt Christmas tours take you to the heart of the action, with visits to local markets and celebrations ensuring a truly authentic experience.

For those looking for a Christmas in egypt holidays, our tours offer a range of activities and experiences, from exploring the bustling streets of Cairo to relaxing on the beaches of the Red Sea. You can even enjoy a traditional Christmas dinner with a local Egyptian family, where you can experience the warmth and hospitality of the Egyptian people.

Whether you want to celebrate Christmas in Egypt or take a break during the festive season, our Egypt Christmas holiday packages are designed to cater to your every need. From exploring the ancient ruins of Egypt to enjoying a relaxing day at the spa, there is something for everyone.

If you’re looking for a unique way to celebrate the new year, why not consider an Egypt holiday new year package? With our Egypt new year holidays, you can experience the excitement of a new year in one of the world’s most fascinating and historical destinations. Whether you want to attend a traditional Egyptian new year celebration or enjoy a quiet evening under the stars, our Egypt new year holiday packages offer something for everyone.

In summary, Egypt is the perfect destination for a unique and unforgettable Christmas holiday. With our egypt Christmas holidays, you can experience the warmth and hospitality of the Egyptian people, explore the country’s ancient wonders, and celebrate the festive season in a truly unforgettable way. So why not book your Egypt Christmas break today and create memories that will last a lifetime?

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Check below our Egypt Christmas Holidays & choose your favorite package.

10 Days Cairo, Alexandria & Nile Cruise by Flight – Christmas Holiday

10 Days/9 Nights
Availability : Everyday
Take this great offer and spend a wonderful vacation in Egypt and travel between Cairo and Upper and sail between Luxor and Aswan on 5 stars cruise. Enjoy an amazing visit to Giza Pyramids, Egyptian Museum to see the amazing treasure of King Tutankamun, Coptic Cairo and Islamic Cairo then you will visit Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, Hatshepsut Temple, and Valley of the Kings and Unfinished Obelisk, Philea Temple, Abu Simble Temples and much more.
Start From$1,390

10 Days Cairo, Alexandria, Siwa & Nile Cruise

10 Days/9 Nights
Availability : Everyday
Take this great offer and spend a wonderful vacation in Egypt and travel between Cairo and Upper and sail between Luxor and Aswan on 5 stars cruise. Enjoy an amazing visit to Giza Pyramids, Egyptian Museum to see the amazing treasure of King Tutankamun, Coptic Cairo and Islamic Cairo then you will visit Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, Hatshepsut Temple, and Valley of the Kings and Unfinished Obelisk, Philea Temple, Abu Simble Temples and much more.
Start From$1,485

12 Days Cairo, Alexandria & Nile Cruise by Flight in Christmas

12 Days/11 Nights
Availability : Everyday
Take this great offer and spend a wonderful vacation in Egypt and travel between Cairo and Upper and sail between Luxor and Aswan on 5 stars cruise. Enjoy an amazing visit to Giza Pyramids, Egyptian Museum to see the amazing treasure of King Tutankamun, Coptic Cairo and Islamic Cairo then you will visit Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, Hatshepsut Temple, and Valley of the Kings and Unfinished Obelisk, Philea Temple, Abu Simble Temples and much more.
Start From$1,480

12 Days Cairo, Alexandria, Nile Cruise & El Bahariya Oasis

12 Days/11 Nights
Availability : Everyday
Take this great offer and spend a wonderful vacation in Egypt and travel between Cairo and Upper and sail between Luxor and Aswan on 5 stars cruise. Enjoy an amazing visit to Giza Pyramids, Egyptian Museum to see the amazing treasure of King Tutankamun, Coptic Cairo and Islamic Cairo then you will visit Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, Hatshepsut Temple, and Valley of the Kings and Unfinished Obelisk, Philea Temple, Abu Simble Temples and much more.
Start From$1,590
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12 Days Pyramids, Nile & Hurghada Christmas Tour Package

12 Days/11 Nights
Availability : Everyday
Take this great offer and spend a wonderful vacation in Egypt and travel between Cairo and Upper and sail between Luxor and Aswan on 5 stars cruise. Enjoy an amazing visit to Giza Pyramids, Egyptian Museum to see the amazing treasure of King Tutankamun, Coptic Cairo and Islamic Cairo then you will visit Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, Hatshepsut Temple, and Valley of the Kings and Unfinished Obelisk, Philea Temple, Abu Simble Temples and much more.
Start From$1,290

3 Days Cairo Tour Package

3 Days/2 Nights
Availability : Everyday
We organize the best Christmas and New Year holidays for you in Egypt, you will enjoy visiting the best landmarks of Cairo, the capital of Egypt, such as the Giza Pyramids, the Egyptian Museum, Saqqara, Memphis, and other visits.
Start From$405

4 Days Cairo & Alexandria Tour Package

4 Days/3 Nights
Availability : Everyday
There is nothing more magical than enjoying a 4 day trip to Cairo and Alexandria which are two of the most famous destinations in Egypt. You will be accompanied by your private Egyptologist guide to visit all the attractions of the two cities such as the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Egyptian Museum, the Library of Alexandria, the Citadel of Qaitbay, and much more. Book now!
Start From$465

5 Days Cairo & Luxor by Air Tour in Christmas

5 Days/4 Nights
Availability : Everyday
Take this great offer and spend a wonderful vacation in Egypt and travel between Cairo and Upper and sail between Luxor and Aswan on 5 stars cruise. Enjoy an amazing visit to Giza Pyramids, Egyptian Museum to see the amazing treasure of King Tutankamun, Coptic Cairo and Islamic Cairo then you will visit Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, Hatshepsut Temple, and Valley of the Kings and Unfinished Obelisk, Philea Temple, Abu Simble Temples and much more.
Start From$650

6 Days Cairo & Hurghada Tour – Egypt Christmas

6 Days/5 Nights
Availability : Everyday
Take this great offer and spend a wonderful vacation in Egypt and travel between Cairo and Upper and sail between Luxor and Aswan on 5 stars cruise. Enjoy an amazing visit to Giza Pyramids, Egyptian Museum to see the amazing treasure of King Tutankamun, Coptic Cairo and Islamic Cairo then you will visit Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, Hatshepsut Temple, and Valley of the Kings and Unfinished Obelisk, Philea Temple, Abu Simble Temples and much more.
Start From$570

7 Days Cairo & Nile Cruise by Flight – Christmas Egypt Holidays

7 Days/6 Nights
Availability : Everyday
Take this great offer and spend a wonderful vacation in Egypt and travel between Cairo and Upper and sail between Luxor and Aswan on 5 stars cruise. Enjoy an amazing visit to Giza Pyramids, Egyptian Museum to see the amazing treasure of King Tutankamun, Coptic Cairo and Islamic Cairo then you will visit Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, Hatshepsut Temple, and Valley of the Kings and Unfinished Obelisk, Philea Temple, Abu Simble Temples and much more.
Start From$995

8 Days Cairo & Nile Cruise by Flight

8 Days/7 Nights
Availability : Everyday
Take this great offer and spend a wonderful vacation in Egypt and travel between Cairo and Upper and sail between Luxor and Aswan on 5 stars cruise. Enjoy an amazing visit to Giza Pyramids, Egyptian Museum to see the amazing treasure of King Tutankamun, Coptic Cairo and Islamic Cairo then you will visit Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, Hatshepsut Temple, and Valley of the Kings and Unfinished Obelisk, Philea Temple, Abu Simble Temples and much more.
Start From$1,210

8 Days Cairo & Nile Cruise by Sleeper Train

8 Days/7 Nights
Availability : Everyday
Take this great offer and spend a wonderful vacation in Egypt and travel between Cairo and Upper and sail between Luxor and Aswan on 5 stars cruise. Enjoy an amazing visit to Giza Pyramids, Egyptian Museum to see the amazing treasure of King Tutankamun, Coptic Cairo and Islamic Cairo then you will visit Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, Hatshepsut Temple, and Valley of the Kings and Unfinished Obelisk, Philea Temple, Abu Simble Temples and much more.
Start From$1,090

8 Days Cairo, Luxor & Hurghada – Christmas Holiday

8 Days/7 Nights
Availability : Everyday
Take this great offer and spend a wonderful vacation in Egypt and travel between Cairo and Upper and sail between Luxor and Aswan on 5 stars cruise. Enjoy an amazing visit to Giza Pyramids, Egyptian Museum to see the amazing treasure of King Tutankamun, Coptic Cairo and Islamic Cairo then you will visit Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, Hatshepsut Temple, and Valley of the Kings and Unfinished Obelisk, Philea Temple, Abu Simble Temples and much more.
Start From$1,050

9 Days Cairo & Nile Cruise by Train – Christmas in Egypt

9 Days/8 Nights
Availability : Everyday
Take this great offer and spend a wonderful vacation in Egypt and travel between Cairo and Upper and sail between Luxor and Aswan on 5 stars cruise. Enjoy an amazing visit to Giza Pyramids, Egyptian Museum to see the amazing treasure of King Tutankamun, Coptic Cairo and Islamic Cairo then you will visit Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, Hatshepsut Temple, and Valley of the Kings and Unfinished Obelisk, Philea Temple, Abu Simble Temples and much more.
Start From$1,240

9 Days Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada – Egypt Christmas

9 Days/8 Nights
Availability : Everyday
Take this great offer and spend a wonderful vacation in Egypt and travel between Cairo and Upper and sail between Luxor and Aswan on 5 stars cruise. Enjoy an amazing visit to Giza Pyramids, Egyptian Museum to see the amazing treasure of King Tutankamun, Coptic Cairo and Islamic Cairo then you will visit Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, Hatshepsut Temple, and Valley of the Kings and Unfinished Obelisk, Philea Temple, Abu Simble Temples and much more.
Start From$1,310

Planning Your Trip to Egypt Christmas Tours?

Things to know if you are planning your trip to visit Egypt.
  • When to GoAs far as temperature goes, winter is the best time of year, although hotels and cruises get booked up over Christmas and New Year. November and late January/February are good for avoiding the worst of the crowds.
  • What to TakeYou can buy most things in Egypt but you should bring your own sunscreen. You should also bring any prescription or nonprescription medicines.
  • VisasMost nationalities require a tourist visa to enter Egypt. These can be secured in advance from Egyptian consulates in your own country but it is much easier and cheaper to obtain them on arrival at Cairo airport.
  • Credit CardsCredit cards are accepted in large restaurants and shops and at most hotels, but that’s about it. American Express, MasterCard and Visa are the most likely to be accepted.

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Stunning cities to visit in Egypt during Christmas

  • Greater Cairo – the capital of Egypt, home to the Giza Pyramids, the Egyptian Museum and fabulous Islamic architecture.
  • Alexandria – Egypt’s window on the Mediterranean, with still-palpable glimpses of the past.
  • Luxor – the gateway to the Valley of the Kings, amongst other fabulous attractions.
  • Aswan – a more relaxed option, full of amazing sights.
  • Port Said – the center of the third-largest metropolitan area, has a cosmopolitan heritage, home to the Lighthouse of Port Said.
  • Hurghada – a town on the Red Sea, filled with all-inclusive resorts and diving.
  • Sharm El Sheikh – a hugely popular resort town on the Sinai peninsula, with some of the best scuba diving in the world.

Popular destinations in Egypt

  • Abu Simbel – a very remote town in the far south, with some beautiful ancient temples.
  • Dahab – at Sinai, east of Sharm El Sheikh, a backpacker central, with excellent scuba diving.
  • Karnak – scattered temples built with an emphasis on size, an impressive avenue of ram-headed sphinxes runs through the middle.
  • Memphis and Saqqara – both filled with relics and ruins of ancient Egypt, they’re often combined as a day trip from Cairo.
  • Siwa – a stunning remote oasis near the Libyan border.
  • St. Katherine home to the oldest continually inhabited monastery, Mount Sinai and Mount Katherine (the highest mountain in Egypt) and truly Bedouin culture.
  • Taba Heights – a purpose-built resort with views of Israel, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia.

Frequently Asked Questions related to Christmas holidays

Some of the most common questions asked by tourists.
Does Egypt have Christmas holidays?
Yes, Egypt does have Christmas holidays. Christmas is celebrated by the Coptic Christian community, which comprises a significant portion of Egypt’s population. In Egypt, Christmas is observed on January 7th, following the Coptic Orthodox Church’s calendar. This holiday is a significant religious and cultural event for Coptic Christians and is recognized as an official public holiday..

How does Egypt celebrate Christmas?
Christmas in Egypt is a vibrant and joyful occasion. Coptic Christians attend church services on Christmas Eve, which is one of the most important traditions. The services are marked by beautiful hymns, prayers, and the reading of biblical passages. At midnight, the churches announce the birth of Jesus Christ with the ringing of bells and the lighting of candles. Families gather for a festive meal after the church service, enjoying traditional dishes such as roast lamb, koshari (a popular Egyptian dish made with rice, lentils, and pasta), and various pastries and desserts. Many homes are decorated with colorful lights and nativity scenes. Gift-giving is also a part of the celebration, with families exchanging presents.

Where is the best place to celebrate Christmas in Egypt?

One of the best places to celebrate Christmas in Egypt is in Cairo. The capital city is home to numerous Coptic Orthodox churches, including the famous Hanging Church (Saint Virgin Mary’s Coptic Orthodox Church) and the Church of St. Sergius and Bacchus. These churches hold grand Christmas Eve services and are beautifully adorned for the occasion.

Another enchanting location is the city of Alexandria, where you can visit the Cathedral of St. Mark, the largest Coptic Orthodox church in the city. The coastal atmosphere adds to the holiday charm.

For a more serene celebration, consider spending Christmas in one of the monasteries in Egypt’s remote desert areas, such as St. Anthony’s Monastery or St. Paul’s Monastery, where you can experience a peaceful and spiritually rich Christmas.

Is Egypt busy at Christmas?

Yes, Egypt can be quite busy during Christmas, particularly in major cities like Cairo and Alexandria. The holiday season sees an influx of tourists, both domestic and international, who come to witness the festive atmosphere and the unique Coptic traditions. Local markets, streets, and popular tourist sites may experience increased crowds.

However, it’s worth noting that Christmas in Egypt is a religious holiday for Coptic Christians, so the level of busyness may vary depending on your location and activities. If you prefer a quieter experience, you can opt for a more secluded destination or attend smaller church services in less crowded areas.

How much does an Egypt vacation package typically cost?
In addition to visiting historical sites, popular activities for tourists in Egypt include cruising the Nile River, scuba diving in the Red Sea, and taking a hot air balloon ride over the Valley of the Kings. 

Are the pyramids open on Christmas Day?
Yes, the pyramids in Egypt are typically open to visitors on Christmas Day. The Egyptian authorities understand the significance of tourism during the holiday season, and they strive to accommodate tourists by keeping major attractions like the Pyramids of Giza open. It’s advisable to check the specific opening hours and any potential holiday-related closures in advance, as schedules may vary.

What do Egyptians eat for Christmas?

Egyptians have a special menu for Christmas, featuring a variety of traditional dishes. Roast lamb is a central element of the Christmas feast, symbolizing the Lamb of God in Christian tradition. Koshari, a hearty and flavorful dish made with rice, lentils, pasta, and a spicy tomato sauce, is also commonly served.

For dessert, Egyptians indulge in a wide array of sweets, including baklava, basbousa (a semolina cake soaked in syrup), and a special Christmas cake known as “kahk.” Kahk is often filled with dates or nuts and is dusted with powdered sugar.

In addition to these dishes, you’ll find an assortment of nuts, fruits, and chocolates as part of the Christmas celebration in Egyptian households. The exact menu may vary from one family to another, but the emphasis is always on creating a delicious and festive meal to mark this special occasion.

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Do you need a visa to travel to Egypt?
Yes; Whether you live in your country of origin or if you live in another and you have a residence permit, you can go to the Egyptian embassy and request your tourist visa, the price of it will depend on the country you are in.

What is the best time to take an Egypt Christmas tour?
The best time to take an Egypt Christmas tour is during the winter months, between December and February. The weather is mild and pleasant during this time, making it ideal for outdoor activities and exploring Egypt’s historical sites.

What should I pack for an Egypt Christmas tour?
You should pack comfortable, lightweight clothing that is appropriate for the weather. Egypt can be warm during the day, so bring light and breathable fabrics, sunscreen, and a hat. For evening activities, you may want to bring something slightly more formal.

What can I expect to see on an Egypt Christmas tour?
Egypt Christmas tours typically include visits to iconic historical sites such as the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, the Valley of the Kings, and the Luxor Temple. Additionally, you may visit local markets, participate in festive events, and enjoy traditional Egyptian cuisine.
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What to buy in Egypt?
You can travel safely to Egypt, but be careful not to be fooled by buying gadgets actually made in China. We recommend that you prefer local crafts: mother-of-pearl, ceramic, and alabaster objects (always check with the merchants that they are local products).

Is it safe to travel to Egypt during Christmas?
Yes, it is generally safe to travel to Egypt during Christmas. However, as with any international travel, exercising caution and being aware of your surroundings is important.

Is Christmas a public holiday in Egypt?
Yes, Christmas is celebrated in Egypt by the country’s Coptic Christian community. The holiday is typically celebrated on January 7th.

What is the food like in Egypt during the Christmas holidays?
Egyptian cuisine is varied and flavorful, with influences from Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines. Traditional dishes include falafel, hummus, shawarma, and koshari. During the Christmas holidays, you may also be able to find festive dishes such as roast chicken or turkey.

Do they celebrate Christmas in Egypt?
Yes, Christmas is celebrated in Egypt by the country’s Coptic Christian community. The holiday is typically celebrated on January 7th.

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