The lively, bustling city of Cairo hides a wealth of treasures just waiting to be discovered. The awesome monuments at Gisa, with the towering Pyramids and regal Sphinx, the sprawling Egyptian Museum, home to a huge collection of ancient artefacts, and the colourful, winding alleys of the Khan al Khalili bazaar all combine to make Cairo a great place to visit. We add to these a tour of the coastal city of Alexandria to make a fascinating short Egyptian break. Read more
We greet you on your arrival in Cairo airport and transfer you to a deluxe 5-star hotel. Subject to availability, our preference for this tour is the Mena House hotel, situated right at the foot of the pyramids.
We start our tours today with a visit to the Pyramids and Sphinx at Gisa where our Egyptologist starts his explanations about Egyptian history and how the pyramids came to be built. We continue the tour at nearby Saqqara where we learn about the evolution of pyramid building at Zoser's step pyramid.
This morning we head into the centre of Cairo and visit the ancient churches in Coptic Cairo, the mosques and palaces at the Citadel, and explore the famous Egyptian Museum. The tour finishes with some time to wander round or do some shopping in the busy Khan-el-Khalili bazaar. In the evening we take to the river and enjoy a dinner cruise on the Nile with a belly dancing and sufi dancing display.
We leave Cairo this morning for a full day tour to the Mediterranean city of Alexandria. The city still has some classic colonial architecture and Roman remains, and we visit Pompey's Pillar, ancient Catacombs, Fort Qaitbey (built on the site of the ancient Pharos lighthouse) and the impressive new library. Lunch is included and we return to Cairo in the evening.
Your time is free in Cairo today until we pick you up and transfer you to the airport in time for your flight home. The tour can be extended with more days in Cairo, or a visit to the Red Sea or Western Deserts.
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We use a range of carefully selected hotels on our group departures. If you have specific requests for hotels, please ask for a private or tailor-made tour.
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