5 Days 4 Nights
A spectacular insight in to one the most famous ancient Cities of the world, Cairo Egypt.
The most memorable holiday of a lifetime and a unique experience to discover the ancient world of the Pharaohs with visits to every site of importance ranging from the ancient pharaonic period to the invasion of the Ottoman Turks and their influence on this ancient capital.
Most important to Egyptians is to preserve their vast history and historical landmarks which bring thousands of visitors to their city year after year. The enormous 3 Pyramids of Giza and iconic Sphinx sit calmly in the desert of Giza with visitors feeing awestruck at the size of these monuments. With camel rides around the Pyramids gives the opportunity to take in the breathtaking landscape and views.
The Step Pyramid of Sakkara is considered as the first Pyramid constructed for King Zoser from the 1st and 2nd dynasties. It is clearly visible that its shape is less organised in its design than its neighbouring 3 Pyramids at Giza.
Memphis (the old and first capital City) is considered as an ‘open air museum’ with fascinating history being the centre when upper and lower Egypt were united.
No visit would be complete without a tour around the renowned Egyptian Museum with thousands of antiquities ranging from Pharaonic, Greek and Ottoman history, colossal monuments, and treasures of the boy King Tutankhamun.
Cairo was influenced greatly by its past history by the invasion by the Ottoman Turks. They left their most famous mark on the City by building the iconic Citadel of Salah El Deen named after Mohamed Ali, the military commander who invaded several countries including Egypt.
The Citadel is on one of the city’s highest points with spectacular views and sounds of the old Mosques with Cairo known as the ‘City of a thousand minarets’
In the district of Old Cairo, is the popular and old souk of Khan Khalili with an array of hand crafted beautiful gifts and memorabilia to remind you of your amazing holiday in Cairo.
Another attraction often overlooked is the interesting Pharaonic Village which looks into the history of the Pharaonic period with exhibitions, reconstructed tombs, the Coptic Christian period, Islamic history and a lot more. It is a visual wonder of all that ancient Egypt was and is famous for.
Meet and greet with our Representative at Cairo International Airport who will be holding a sign with your names. Transfer to your hotel in Cairo.
Overnight at your hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel before being collected by our Guide for your full day of tours in Cairo.
tour will be at the Plateau of the world famous 3 Great Pyramids of Giza to visit the Pyramids of Cheops , Chephren and Mykerinus. Following this you will proceed on to visit the grand Great Sphinx with the head of a Pharaoh and a lion's body, dating from the times during the rule of Chephren. From here, a visit to the Valley Temple, which belonged to the Pyramid of Chephren. A visit to the Papyrus Institute to browse the lovely gifts of papyrus for gifts. Lunch at a local restaurant.Your tour will continue with a drive to visit the Step Pyramids of Zoser, the world's oldest major stone structure built in the 3rd Dynasty (around 2630 BC) for King Djoser. It is very different in design to the later Pyramids of Giza with a far more basis structure. A tour of Memphis (the old and first capital City) is considered as an ‘open air museum’ with fascinating history being the centre when upper and lower Egypt were united.
Dinner at a local restaurant then transfer back to your hotel.
Overnight stay in Cairo.
Breakfast at the hotel, then met by your guide for another day of fascinating tours starting with one of the world’s largest and historical Museums in the city, the famous and massive Egyptian Museum featuring thousands of artifacts from the Pharaonic period. The museum displays a rare collection totalling 5000 years of art which is considered the largest most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. Over 250,000 genuine artifacts are presented, including an exhibit dedicated to Tutankhamun collection of treasure, gold and jewelry including the stunning precious gold mask of Tutankhamun which was enclosed in his tomb for over 3,500 years before it was discovered in the 1920s when his tomb was excavated. Lunch at a local restaurant before moving on to the Salah El-Din Citadel. Perhaps the best landmark to medieval fighting inherent the last part of the 1100s by Salah al-Din, the originator of the Ayyubid administration. Next, you will be guided to Mohammed Ali Mosque-Alabaster Mosque the crown in the Salah el-Din Citadel. The mosque was worked somewhere in the range of 1830 and 1848 by the designer Yousef Bushnak by the solicitation of Mohamed Ali Pasha the leader of Egypt (1805-1849). Continue your trip to Islamic Cairo, where you will be given a one of a kind shopping experience at the old traditional Khan El Khalil Bazaar. Cairo’s old bazaar established in the 14th century. Browse the lovely stalls and shops with hand crafted souvenirs with gifts for family and friends.
Dinner at a local restaurant before transferring back to your hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel before being met by your guide for an attraction often overlooked is the interesting Pharaonic Village which looks into the history of the Pharaonic period with exhibitions, reconstructed tombs, the Coptic Christian period, Islamic history and a lot more. It is a visual wonder of all that ancient Egypt was and is famous for. Free time in the afternoon to take an optional tour or explore on your own. Transfer back to the Hotel.
After Breakfast in hotel, our representative will pick up you to transfer to Cairo International Airport for final departure with all our wishes for your Flight to your Home.