2 Days 1 Night
Up to 3 days
A wonderful opportunity for an overnight tour to Cairo, to the ancient civilization of the Pharaohs. This bustling and historical City has so much to offer from Unesco Heritage sites, colourful bazars and modern structures built around the mighty River Nile.
A visit to the 3 magnificent ancient Pyramids of the Giza plateau known as Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinos, Cheops being the largest pyramid in the world. The architecture is a work of art and took around 20 years to complete with the task of transporting the limestone all the way along the Nile from the quarries of Upper Egypt.
You will visit the Great Sphinx of Giza, said to have the head of Pharoah King Khrafre and the body of a lion with its huge paws and sits protecting the 3 Pyramids of Giza. Made from limestone, it is considered the oldest sphinx in existence.
A Visit to the step pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara in the old City Of Memphis and built by the ambitious the first king of the Third Dynasty of Egypt – Djoser. It is the oldest and first built stone Pyramid in Egypt before the Pyramids of Giza. The Valley Temple next to the Pyramids said to have contained mummified bodies awaiting burial.
One of the most spectacular views will be the visit to the Citadel of Salah-El Din, perched at one of the highest points of Cairo overlooking Old Cairo with the view of the Pyramids on a clear day. Built in Turkish design during the Ottoman Empire and strikingly similar to the Blue Mosque in Istanbul. It hosts the ornate Mohamed Ali Mosque with a beautiful interior.
You will also visit the oldest Museum in the Middle East, that of the famous Egyptian Museum of Cairo. The museum displays an enormous collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts ranging from Pharaonic times to collections spanning from the Predynastic Period to the Greco-Roman Era.
Old Cairo hosts one of the Cairo’s great shopping experiences at the traditional Khan Al Khalil, the oldest bazaar established in the 14th century.
Your two days Cairo tour will start with meeting our representative just outside the main exit door at Alexandria Port who will be holding a sign with the company logo and your names. You will be then be escorted to Cairo in your vehicle for a drive approximately 3-hours to arrive in Cairo. There will be a rest stop during the journey in case you need refreshment.
Your first stop on the Cairo tour will be a visit to the 3 Pyramids of Giza that of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus. Next, you will be guided to the Great Sphinx, a great monument of the ancient world. A mythical creature with the head of a Pharaoh and a lion's body. The widely accepted theory is that the Sphinx was erected for the Pharaoh Khafre in 2500 BC. Following this, you will move on to the Valley Temple, which belongs to the Pyramid of Chephren, then on to the old City of Memphis to see the oldest major stone structure in the world known as The Step Pyramid of Djoser built by the first king of the Third Dynasty of Egypt. The half-day trip will conclude with a lunch at a local restaurant in Cairo. After lunch, you will be transferred to the hotel and overnight in Cairo.
After breakfast at your hotel in Cairo, you will be escorted by our tour guide to the stunning Salah El-Din Citadel. One of the greatest monuments representing medieval warfare built in the late 1100s by Salah al-Din, the founder of the Ayyubid dynasty. Inside the Citadel is the elaborate Mohammed Ali alabaster Mosque, the crown of the Salah el-Din Citadel. The mosque was built between 1830 and 1848 by the architect Yousef Bushnak by the request of Mohamed Ali Pasha the ruler of Egypt (1805-1849). Lunch will be served at a Local Restaurant in Cairo before moving on the next stop.
You will then visit the Egyptian Museum housing artefacts from the Pharaonic period with a rare collection over 250,000 genuine artefacts spanning from the Predynastic Period to the Greco-Roman Era. The notable one is the Tutankhamen collection of treasures including the famous golden death mask.
A drive onwards to Old Islamic Cairo for a unique shopping experience at Khan El Khalil Bazaar. Cairo’s old bazaar established in the 14th century. Here you will get the opportunity to purchase some delightful hand crafted souvenirs. Following your bazar visit, you will be transferred back to Alexandria Port.
2 Pax $ 495
3 Pax $ 399
4 Pax $ 349
5 Pax $ 329
6 Pax $ 309