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- City Tour
- Car with driver
Main travel focus
All Around Cairo
- Day 3: Admire a breathtaking view of the city at impressive Salah El Din Citadel
- Day 3: Meet the locals and experience the vibrant pulse of the city at Khan El Khalili bazaar
- Make this trip fit perfectly for you with many optional tours to adjust the experience to your liking
- Day 2: Watch the evolution of Pyramids at the unique Djoser Pyramid and its step style
Cairo, the Egyptian metropolis, awaits you. The city effortlessly combines the past with the present and is ready to charm you with its mesmerizing beauty. Some of humankind's greatest achievements of all times catapult you back into time at the Giza Plateau with the breathtaking Pyramids and enchanting Sphinx, as well as wandering along some of the ancient kingdom's greatest Pharaos at the Egyptian Museum. Experience Cairo's rich history and modern heartbeat exploring Coptic Cairo's Hanging Church and Islamic Cairo's bustling Khan El Khalili bazaar. This is Egypt's capital at its best. Come and see. Welcome to Cairo.
- Accommodation in Cairo as per itinerary
- 4x breakfast and 2x lunch
- Private English speaking guide
- Transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle
- Travel insurance
- Entrance fees and strictly private sightseeing tours
- Bottled water during trips
- Loaned mobile phone for the length of the stay with 30 minutes of local calling
- Free Wi-Fi onboard vehicles
- International airfare
- Entry visa to Egypt
- Optional tours
- Personal expenses
- Beverages with meals
- Tour to Alexandria from Cairo by car
- Cairo Nile Dinner Cruise & Show
- Felucca Ride on the Nile
- Tour to Pharaonic Village
- Camel Ride around the Pyramids
- Egyptian Heritage Dance Troupe Show
Example Trip to customize
A Land of Living History
Get ready for Cairo! On this eventful five-day holiday you will get to know this bustling heart of Egypt holding both some of the oldest remaining proof of ancient human civilization and at the same time a city vibrant with modern life. Upon arrival at Cairo International Airport you will be escorted by our friendly representative to your hotel, comfortably sitting in an exclusive air-conditioned car. Get a taste of Cairo's busy pulsating life on the ride and then review the itinerary for your tour of Cairo with the tour manager over a refreshing welcome drink. Settle in or explore some of Cairo on your own right away, the choice is yours. Your comfortable bed will be waiting for you for the night either way.
Get energized for the exciting day ahead of you with a delicious breakfast at the hotel, before you jump right into the wonders of today. And today does hold some truly miraculous sights indeed, as your journey leads you to the famous Giza Plateau, home to one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren, and Mykerinus, as well as the mystique-clouded Sphinx and Valley Temple. Optionally, you have a chance to learn about the mystery of Egyptian Solar Ships at the Solar Boat Museum in front of Cheops Pyramid. Feeling hot by now under the Egyptian sun? Good thing you'll have a tasty lunch at a local restaurant first, before continuing today's thrilling tour of historical Egypt towards Sakkara, the cementary of the kingdom's ancient capital Memphis. The Sakkara Complex hosts first ever built Djoser Pyramid, showing you the differences and advances in Egyptian Pyramid-building techniques. With this trip through legendary Memphis and its famous necropolis your journey through relics of a time long gone comes to an end and you will return to the hotel for the evening at your disposal.
Time travelling through Cairo
Today, you will most definitely be able to quench your thirst of ancient Egypt when visiting the Egyptian Museum. As the worlds largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities it has everything your explorer heart desires, including the world-renowned mask of child king Tutankhamen and countless other artefacts depicting the lifes and mostly deaths of legendary Egyptian Pharaos from sarcophagi over mummies to masks. Fuel up during lunch at a local restaurant to be ready for the remainder of the day.
Next on your travels through Cairo will be the citadel of Salah El Din, the famous medieval Islamic fortification site, also including Mohamed Ali Alabaster mosque inside the complex. Originally built as protective measure against crusaders, you'll be taken back in time walking amongst this grand defensive fortress overlooking the city. Move on to yet another impressive building of Cairo to the Hanging Church in the midst of Coptic Cairo. This famous construction derived its common name from its location on top of the southern tower gate of the old Babylon fortress, with its nave being suspended over a passage. Let the church tell you its story itelf when you enter this spectacular structure with its many impressive biblical designs decorating it. Conclude your day through the centers of Cairo with a visit of Islamic Cairo, exploring Cairo's oldest bazaar Khan El Khalili. The lively hustle and bustle of the market and vendors will bring you back to modern day Cairo in a minute and also provide you with numerous opportunities to shop unique souvenirs and gifts. After this authentic Cairo experience, you will return to your hotel where you can rest your tired feet for the remainder of the evening.
The charm of Egypt
After a delicious breakfast at the hotel, today the choice is yours. Or rather, the choices, because today it is up to you to decide how to deepen your Egyptian experience. One most definitely memorable choice would be to join an optional tour to the second capital of Egpyt, Alexandria. With one of the most important defensive strongholds along the Mediterranean sea coast, the Quaitbay Citadel, an equally impressive historical experience is waiting for you. Commemorating the legendary ancient Alexandria library is the new and much acclaimed Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Finally, on this excursion to Alexandria the catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, cut out of solid rock, are a true legacy of Roman history in Egypt.
Should you choose to stay in Cairo, there are plenty of opportunities for you to experience more of this Middle Eastern hub or encounter its culture and people on a variety of several optional tours or all on your own altogether. Whether it be a tour to a Pharaonic village to learn more about the life and culture in ancient times, or a ride on a traditional wooden sailing boat Felucca along the Nile, today you decide. Just one thing is for sure, Cairo holds something for everybody, so feel free to look for it.
Farewell to Cairo
Too quickly your trip exploring the wonders of Cairo has come to an end. But the ancient Pyramids of the Giza Plateau and the treasures of ancient Pharonic civilizations will remain to awe visitors from around the world as they have done so for thousands of years. You will have experienced the wonder that Cairo is with all its rich vibrant life and juxtaposition of ancient and modern times. For now, you will have to leave this beautiful city behind as you check out after breakfast. After your transfer to the airport, you'll depart from magical Egypt, quite possibly already feeling nostalgic.