Cairo Short Tour In 2 Days
Do not Forget
- Video camera
- Credit cards
- Travel bag
As you arrive at the Cairo International Airport, you will be greeted by our representative to assist you through the customs formalities. You will then be transferred by an air-conditioned coach to your hotel for check-in and stay overnight. The representative will review the itinerary with you to confirm pick-up times for each tour .
After breakfast you will be accompanied by your tour guide to Giza Plateau to visit the Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren and Mykerinus. Those served as the tombs for their dead kings & Are the only one of the seven wonders of the ancient world to survive. For preservation purposes, one of the pyramids is closed for a spell on a rotating basis. Early morning is the best time to visit, before the heat and crowds. It can get very hot and less air inside the pyramid so clambering inside is not recommended for claustrophobic or the unfit.
The ticket includes seeing the pyramids from outside, the panorama, the Great Sphinx, which stands guard over the pyramids and the Valley Temple of Chephren. Extra tickets to the entry of any one of them and to the Solar Boat Museum on the south side of the great pyramid. Then proceed to visit the great sphinx, which dates back to the time of Chephren & to visit his valley temple.
Then transfer to enjoy the Egyptian Museum, Egypt’s first national museum of pharaonic antiquities opened in 1902. The collection is considered the largest most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. More than 120,000 items are on display here, with another 150,000 stored in the basement. Pride of the collection are the treasures from Tutankhamen’s tomb and great pieces from every period of Ancient Egyptian History from 3100 BC, Through to the Greek-Roman Items of the 2nd century AD.
Some of these items shall be transferred to the new Grand Museum at Giza that due to open soon. Additional visit to the Mummies Hall at the museum (extra ticket on spot).
Afterwards, we head to old suburb of Coptic Cairo that contains many historic churches near the island of Rhoda the site of the Nilometer, which has been used to measure the height of the River Nile since pharaonic times. Within the complex we will visit the Hanging Church of the 11th century AD, that was built on top of the water gate of the old Roman Fortress of Babylon. It is located between two round roman towers, against which the Nile River once lapped before it shifted course.
Continue driving to Islamic Cairo, where you will be able to explore Khan El-Khalili, built in 1382 by Garkas Al-Khalili. It is one of the biggest oriental bazaars in the Middle East . Back to the hotel and overnight in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
- Meet and greet service by our representatives at airports
- All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
- Accommodation in Cairo for 1 nights including bed and breakfast
- All sightseeing tours are strictly private tours
- Private English speaking tour guide
- All transfers by a modern air-conditioned vehicle
- Meals as indicated in the above itinerary
- Bottled water during the trips
- Portage when needed
- All service charges and taxes
- International Airfare
- Any optional tours
- Personal spending
- Tipping Kitty
- Entrance fees to the mentioned historical sites
- Lunch meal during the day tour
- Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa
|Per Person in Triple Room||$ 143||$ 170|
|Per Person in Double Room||$ 159||$ 187|
|One Person Traveling Alone||$ 269||$ 297|
- Fairmont Nile City Hotel
|Per Person in Triple Room||$ 214||$ 214|
|Per Person in Double Room||$ 231||$ 231|
|One Person Traveling Alone||$ 341||$ 341|
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