Cairo, Egypt’s sprawling capital, is set on the Nile River. At its heart is Tahrir Square and the vast Egyptian Museum, a trove of antiquities including royal mummies and gilded King Tutankhamun artifacts. Nearby, Giza is the site of the iconic pyramids and Great Sphinx, dating to the 26th century BC. In Gezira Island’s leafy Zamalek district, 187m Cairo Tower affords panoramic city views.
On a hilltop above the city is the medieval Citadel fortress, site of Muhammad Ali Mosque, an Ottoman landmark. It overlooks the Islamic Cairo neighborhood, whose zigzagging streets feature significant architecture like the 10th-century Al-Azhar Mosque and massive Bab Zuweila gate. It’s also home to the buzzing Khan el-Khalili bazaar and the Museum of Islamic Art. Highlights of the Coptic Cairo area include the Roman-era Fortress of Babylon, Hanging Church and Coptic Museum, which displays antiquities of Christian Egypt. After dark, social life thrives in countless ahwas, or coffeehouses.
All tours & transfers on Seat-in-Coach basis with English Speaking Driver
Guide Tips & Cost of meal or any activity other than mentioned above
Any expenses of Personal Nature such as alcohol and other beverages, telephone calls, tips and laundry
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When to visit
The best times to visit Cairo are from March to April and from October to November. These short shoulder seasons welcome comfortable temperatures, fewer crowds and low hotel rates on most days of the week. While heavy winter months of December and January are also enjoyable.
DAY 1ARRIVE CAIRO – SOUNDS & LIGHT SHOW
Arrive at Cairo International Airport. Meet with local representative for your transfer to hotel.
Check-in at hotel. Evening proceed for Sounds & Light Show – spectacular Show of Giza Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren and Mykerinus. Discover the enchanting history of the ancient Egyptians. The show starts with the story of the Sphinx who has been the vigilant guardian of the city of the dead for five thousand years. The show also depicts the story of building the pyramids and relates the history of great and famous figures of ancient Egypt such as Thutmosis IV, Akhnaten, Nefertiti and Tut Ankh Amon. Overnight in Cairo.
DAY 2DAY TRIP TO ALEXANDRIA (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Proceed for a full day trip to Alexandria includes the Roman Catacombs of Kom El Shuqafa and Pompey’s Pillar. Proceed to visit the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Outside photo stop. Then visit the Montazah Gardens, then drive along the Corniche & view of Citadel of Qait bay from outside. Drive back. Overnight in Cairo.
DAY 3FULL DAY PYRAMIDS VISIT – EGYPTIAN MUSEUM – NILE RIVER CRUISE (B,D)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Pick up from your hotel & drive to discover the Giza archaeological site exploring one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the great Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus. Visit the Solar Boat Museum, site of Cheops’ funeral barge. Then proceed to visit the Great Sphinx, and the Valley Temple called the temple of Mummification. Then visit the Papyrus Fair, Perfume Factory & Cotton Shop. drive to visit Explore the Egyptian Museum with its incredible collection of antiquities and admire the richness of Tutankhamen’s Funerary Furniture discovered by Howard Carter in the Valley of the Kings in 1922. View the wrapped mummified pharaohs in the royal Mummy room featuring the remains of nine of ancient Egypt’s Pharaohs, including Ramses II. Then stroll into the winding alleys of the Khan el Khalili Bazaar, the most typical oriental market in Egypt. No visit to Cairo is Complete without a stop at the Khan El-Khalili bazaar, where you will be transported back in time to an old Arab souk. Put your haggling skills to the test when buying statuettes, spices, souvenirs, silver jewellery, t-shirts, galabiyyas, belly dancing costumes, or anything for that matter. When your shopping’s done, do not miss out on a traditional cup of tea at the famous Fishawi’s cafe.
Dinner in Nile River Cruise with Belly Dance. Overnight in Cairo.
DAY 4COPTIC CAIRO TOUR (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Spend a memorable day in the heart of Cairo, and visit the old Coptic Churches, such as the famous Hanging Church and Abu Serga Church and visit the Jewish Synagogue. Coptic Cairo one of the most historic and beautiful spots in the heart of old Cairo which is believed to have been visited by the holy family. The area is rich with numerous historic constructions with some of these structures dating back to the 6th century BC. Back to hotel. Day free for own activities. Overnight in Cairo.
DAY 5CAIRO DEPARTURE (B)
Breakfast at Hotel. Time Free for Leisure.
Check-out from the hotel & transfer to Cairo International Airport for return flight.