Christmas in Egypt

In the Christmas tradition, soon after his birth Jesus was taken by his parents to Egypt to escape from a vengeful King Herod. Hopefully your Egypt Christmas holiday will be for less dramatic reasons, and one of the most memorable festive holidays you ever have. It certainly should be, because Egypt offers a singularly alluring blend of cultural and R&R options, plus warm December/January temperatures, and all within easy reach of the UK.

Our team of Egypt experts are on hand to recommend and reserve the best accommodation, tailor-make the best itinerary and arrange fun and interesting activities throughout your Egypt Christmas holiday. And when you're actually in Egypt our clued-up local Concierge is on hand to make any last-minute plans so you can get on with enjoying this beguiling destination.

Your Egypt Christmas holiday will most likely begin and end in Cairo, and we can arrange for a number of excellent experiences in the Egyptian capital, from tours of the key ancient Egyptian sites and museums in the company of expert archaeologist guides to 'live like a local' experiences offering a deeper insight into the Egyptian way of life.

From Cairo the obvious next stop is Luxor, home to the astonishing site of Karnak, and the embarkation point from arguably the highlight of any Egypt Christmas holiday: a voyage along the Nile aboard the supremely elegant Steam Ship Sudan, the finest boat cruising between Luxor and Aswan, complete with world class guides to show you around some of the most famous sites in antiquity each day.

After a Nile cruise, there's no better follow up than time spent on the beaches of Egypt's Red Sea coast in the likes of Hurghada or Sharm el Sheikh. There we can arrange snorkelling and diving expeditions or you can just enjoy some serious festive downtime.

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Lucy and Matt are our 'Christmas in Egypt' experts and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.