Best of Cairo
6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS
DEPARTURE DAYS: ANY DAY
Explore the main attractions of Cairo and Giza in a shorter, 6 day/5 night tour. We will visit the Great Pyramids and other ancient sites, as well as see historic Cairo.
Memphis, Saqqara, & Dashur
We will depart the hotel at 8am for Memphis - the former capital of Egypt. We will visit the Memphis Museum, where you will find the colossal reclining statue of Ramses II, and the alabaster sphinx. We then continue to Saqqara - the site of the Step Pyramid, the Pyramid of Teti, the Serapeum, and the Mastabas of Ti & Mereruka. After lunch we will proceed to Dashur where we will see the Bent Pyramid and the Red Pyramid.
Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, and Valley Temple
We have a very early start to the day, as we depart the hotel for the Giza Plateau. We have organised for our guests, special after hours access to watch the sunrise by the pyramids. Our morning will be spent at the famous Giza Plateau, where the last of the seven wonders of the ancient world still stands. Guests will have the opportunity to take some breathtaking photos of the three great pyramids, the Sphinx, and the Valley Temple, whilst our guide explains the history of this ancient and mysterious site. Guests will also have the opportunity to go inside the Great Pyramid, the Pyramid of Menkaure, as well as the Solar boat museum. Entrance to these three areas are at an additional cost.
After lunch we will visit a Papyrus shop where they will demonstrate how papyrus has been made for over 5000 years.
The rest of the afternoon will be free. We have a range of activities available for our guests if they wish to partake. These activities are at an additional cost.
The Citadel, Sultan Hussan, Refai Mosques, & The Egyptian Museum
We begin the morning by visiting the Citadel and the mosque of Muhammed Ali. The Citadel sits high above Cairo with a beautiful view of the of the city below. We will continue to the Sultan Hussan and Refai mosques which are an architectural marvel.
After lunch we will visit the Egyptian Museum, where our guide will walk you through the halls and explain some of the 160,000 objects that are housed there, covering 5,000 years of Egypt’s history.
Guests will have the opportunity to visit the Mummy exhibit at their own cost. Photography within the museum is allowed, though guests will need to purchase their own tickets for photography.
Old Cairo, The Coptic Museum, and Khan El Khalili
We begin our day by visiting Old Cairo - which was established in 969 C.E. We will visit the Hanging Church, the Coptic Museum (which houses the largest collection of early Christian artefacts), as well as the church of Abu Serga and Amr Mosque.
After lunch we will visit Khan El Khalili Bazaar, an ancient market place with narrow twisting passages lined with tiny shops, where you can witness craftsmen practising skills that have been passed down the generations.
In the evening we will invite our guests on a Nile Cruise on a Felucca to farewell you with a traditional dinner, belly dancer and an Egyptian folk dancer.
Accommodation at your choice of 5 star, 4 star or 3 star hotel
Licensed Egyptologist Tour Guide
All transfers to sites by airconditioned coach bus
Most lunches and dinners included
Main admission tickets
Private access to the Giza Plateau to watch the sunrise by the pyramids - for groups over 20 persons
International flights to Egypt
Additional admission tickets not included in the main admission price
Some meals – as indicated in the itinerary
Any additional activities that guests may like to do
Travel insurance is to be arranged by the guest
6 Day/5 Night Best of Cairo
Tour Dates to be Determined
From $2300 USD