3 Perfect Days in Cairo

Visions of ancient temples, exotic markets and millennia of history

NILE CRUISES, BOAT TRIPS, SIGHTSEEING: WE ORGANIZE INDIVIDUAL TOURS FOR YOU!

Cairo – Al Kahira – brings to mind visions of ancient temples, exotic markets and millennia of history. We will take you on a private tour with an egyptologist tour guide who speaks your language. You leave the hustle and bustle of the mega city with its horrendous traffic and noise from a million voices, horns, vendors, and enjoy the tour to the Pyramids and the Sphinx in a horse-drawn carriage or on camelback.

Explore Old Cairo and walk through the streets that Nagib Mafouz made famous in his Cairo Trilogy. Browse through Khal el Khalili, an ancient market with restaurants (Fishawy’s) and coffee shops that are mentioned in literature. Visit the palaces and get an impression of the architecture and the lifestyle of 100 years ago.

The Egyptian Museum with its wealth of displays should be on the list of every traveller with an interest in Egyptology. You stroll through 6000 years of history and see the best known finds of Tutankhamen’s tomb.

Enjoy the magic of Egypt’s capital with us, before (or after) following us to Luxor or Aswan for a Nile cruise on our traditional dahabiya ABUNDANCE!

Prices are available on request.

LINE-UP FOR 3 PERFECT DAYS

Day 1 - Egyptian Museum, Citadel and Khan El Khalili Market

Day 2 - Giza Pyramids, Sakkara & Memphis

Day 3 - Cave Church of Zabbaleen + Sultan Hassan and Rifa'i Mosque + Coptic Museum

DAY 1

Egyptian Museum, Citadel and Khan El Khalili Market

In the morning we pick you up from your hotel. First visit the Egyptian Museum where you can see an amazing collection of relics and antiquities from ancient Egyptian history which is rightly considered the largest and most precious collection of Egyptian art. A complete section is dedicated to Tutankhamen where you can see his treasures; those were hidden deep in his tomb for more than 3500 years.

The museum also features the Royal Mummy Room, with the preserved remains of 11 pharaohs and queens.

In the afternoon visit Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque and Citadel of Salah El Din in Islamic Cairo.

Then we visit the Famous Khan El Khalili Bazaar, where you will have some free time to explore the colourful local market.

After the tour transfer back to your hotel.

Highlights
  • Egyptian Museum
  • Citadel
  • Khan El Khalili Market

DAY 2

Giza Pyramids, Sakkara & Memphis

In the morning pick up form the hotel and enjoy a morning visit to Sakkara, where you can see the Step Pyramid of Zoser.

Then visit Memphis, which was the capital of Egypt for most of the pharaonic period. Visit the mostly open-air Memphis Museum and see the fallen statue of Ramses II.

In the afternoon we drive to Giza and visit the fascinating Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren and Mycerinus. Then visit the Sphinx.

After the tour transfer back to your hotel.

Highlights
  • Giza Pyramids
  • Sakkara & Memphis
  • Visit the Sphinx

DAY 3

Cave Church of Zabbaleen + Sultan Hassan and Rifa’i Mosque + Coptic Museum

In the morning we pick you up from your hotel and visit the Monastery of Saint Simon, also known as the Cave Church of Zabbaleen. It is located in the Mokattam Mountain, a short drive through “Garbage City” – after a large population of garbage collectors or “Zabbaleen” that live there.

We will also see the Perception Project, a “calligraffiti” mural painted across 50 buildings by artist eL Seed and his team. The Arabic words translate as “Anyone who wants to see the sunlight clearly needs to wipe his eye first.”

Then we drive to Old Cairo and visit the Coptic Museum before visiting Sultan Hassan Mosque and Rifa’i Mosque in Islamic Cairo.

After the tour transfer back to your hotel.

Highlights
  • Cave Church of Zabbaleen
  • Sultan Hassan and Rifa’i Mosque
  • Coptic Museum

INCLUSIONS:

  • Pickups & transfers
  • Transfers to the mentioned sights by private, air-conditioned car
  • Egyptologist guide for the sights who speaks your language
  • Entrance fees to the mentioned sights
  • All taxes and services charges

EXCLUSIONS:

  • Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Camera tickets for the sights

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