995$ per person
7 Days / 6 Nights
March 15, 2019
Cairo, and Alexandria
Duration : 7 days / 6 nights
Accommodation : 5 nights in Cairo, 1 night in Alexandria
Covering/sights : Cairo, and Alexandria
Traveling dates : any arrival day
Welcome to Cairo! Your tour begins when you are greeted by our representative who will assist you through immigration and customs formalities. After you have collected your luggage he will then take you, in our deluxe vehicle, to your Cairo hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel is followed by a full day tour. In the morning you will be driven to see the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx: the most famous monuments of not only ancient Egypt, but of the entire ancient world! These massive stone structures were built around 4,500 years ago on a rocky desert plateau close to the Nile.
After lunch, at a local restaurant, you will be taken to Sakkara to see the very first pyramid ever built; the Step Pyramid of Djoser. You will also get the chance to see some fantastic mastabas, including the mastaba of Mereruka, the largest one built in ancient Egypt. You will then be able to marvel at the Pyramid Texts inside the Pyramid of Teti before heading off to the ancient capital of Egypt: Memphis. The Colossus of Ramses II dominates the museum here and once you have experienced this amazing trip through Egypt’s pharaonic past you will be driven back to your hotel.
After breakfast you will be taken to the Egyptian Museum: gaze at the wonders of King Tutankhamen, including his golden death mask; stare upon the mummies of some of Egypt’s ancient pharaohs (optional); lose yourself in the many rooms and galleries, where thousands of artefacts are awaiting your visit.
After lunch, at a local restaurant, you will be taken to the Citadel of Saladin, the fortress built between 1176 and 1183 AD, to protect Cairo from the Crusaders and rebuilt by Muhammad Ali Pasha, whose mosque is a “must see”. From here you will be taken on a tour of Cairo famous Churches, including: The Hanging Church and the Church of St. George the Martyr, 2 churches built into the walls of the Fort of Babylon and its remains could be Cairo’s oldest structures; and the Church of Abu Serga (St. Sergius), where, it is said, the Holy Family took shelter in a cave, with the church being erected her to commemorate this. This whole area is a world famous destination for Pilgrims. Once this visit is completed you will be driven back to your hotel.
Your day starts with breakfast in your hotel followed by a 2.5 hour drive, in our air-conditioned vehicle, to Alexandria. You will first visit the Citadel of Qaitbay, where in 1480 AD the Mameluke Sultan Al-Ashraf Qaitbay fortified the site, which held the ruins of the Alexandria Lighthouse, and with successive improvements it now stands as a very prominent Citadel on the Mediterranean coastline. Next it is time to travel down into the Catacombs (Kom el Shoqafa), the underground haven where many of the early Christians were buried; ensuring safety for their bodies, and then, after lunch in a local restaurant, you will visit Pompey’s Pillar, the biggest memorial column in Egypt made of red granite and standing about 28 metres high, with a base diameter of 2.7 metres. During the reign of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, the Roman ruler of Egypt, between 284 and 305AD, erected this memorial column in his honour, as a sign of gratitude. Finally you will then be taken to see the Alexandria National Museum, which was built in a former palace and now houses almost 2000 artefacts which tell the story of the city, including the recent finds from the sunken part of the city. At the end of this exciting day you will be returned to your hotel for dinner.
After breakfast you will be taken to see the New Alexandria Library or Bibliotheca Alexandrina, which was inaugurated on October 16, 2002 and has shelf space for eight million books, with the main reading room on eleven levels. You will then go to see the Greco/Roman Museum, 21 rooms containing about 40,000 valuable relics dating from as early as the 3rd century BCE. Finally it is time to visit the Montazah Gardens, a private park where world leaders often meet, 150 acres of numerous trees, palms, and flowers which overlook many bays and beaches. Here you will have a late lunch and at the end of the day you will have a tired, but fulfilled, drive back to Cairo.
After breakfast you will be driven to the Pharaonic Village; the site which was founded by Dr. Hassan Ragab. This is the man that rediscovered the ancient Egyptian art of papermaking; better known as papyrus.
The Pharaonic Village is Egypt's historic park. It is a unique place where Egypt's entire history is explained in 2 to 3 hours including our ancient and modern history. It is located on an island in the River Nile: just 3 miles south of the centre of Cairo. Here you will find yourself being transported by floating amphitheatres, and a hundred actors and actresses demonstrate scenes from ancient Egypt (papyrus making, brewing, sculpting, home building….etc). The village also boasts a complete replica of King Tutankhamen’s tomb, with all its treasures. In addition to this there are 12 new museums, 4 related to ancient Egypt (mummification and medicine, pyramids building, arts and beliefs, ancient Egyptian boats.
After this experience you will be taken to the Khan El Khalili Bazaar to experiment with your haggling skills before being driven back to your hotel.
Your final day starts with breakfast at the hotel followed by check-out. You will then be transferred to the airport for your final departure.
● 5 night’s accommodation in Cairo on a bed and breakfast basis
● 1 night’s accommodation in Alexandria on a half board basis (breakfast and dinner included)
● All transfers as per above mentioned program
● Private English speaking guides as per the itinerary
● Entrance fees for all sightseeing
● All applicable taxes
● Private and deluxe air conditioned vehicle for all transportation
● Meals: 6 breakfasts + 5 lunches + 1 dinner
● Arrival/departure assistance
● Luggage handling at airports and hotels
● Tipping for guides, driver, etc
● Personal expenses (laundry, telephone calls, etc)
● Personal travel insurance
● Any other items which are not included in the above package
|Per Person at||5 Star Hotels|
|Double Room||$ 995.00 USD|
|Single Room Supplement||$ 1210.00 USD|
|Per Person at||5 Star Deluxe Hotels|
|Double Room||$ 1100.00 USD|
|Single Room Supplement||$ 1390.00 USD|