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Egypt city break Cairo & Alexandria


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Egypt ToursThe 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

 

 

Day 1: Arrive in Cairo

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 Oberoi Mena House hotel, situated right at the foot of the pyramids.

Day 2: Cairo - Pyramids, Sphinx & Saqqara tour

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.

Day 3: Cairo - City tour

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.

Day 4: Alexandria day trip

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.

Day 5: Cairo. Tour ends

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.

Tour description

Egypt Tours
We start your tour with a visit to the Gisa plateau to experience the timeless beauty of the Great Pyramids and enigmatic Sphinx. These amazing monuments, more than any other, are a true testament to the power and wealth of Pharaonic Egypt. We then take you to explore the tombs and complex around Zoser’s step pyramid at Saqqara, an early precursor to the Great Pyramids.

 


Egypt ToursYour next stop is the Egyptian museum, with its vast array of ancient artefacts, including the priceless Tutunkhamun display and intriguing mummy collection. You will then head out into Cairo proper to explore the Citadel, with its wonderful views, ancient Coptic Cairo, and the many interesting mosques dotted throughout the city. A stroll around the many colourful stalls in the Khan al Khalili bazaar will give you the perfect chance to haggle for those ‘must buy’ souvenirs.

 

 

Egypt ToursIn the evening you step aboard a luxury Nile steamer for a dinner to remember and a chance to see Cairo by night. You will enjoy the unique taste Middle Eastern cuisine and experience traditional Egyptian Sufi and Belly Dancing as you float down the river.

Finally we take you on a day trip to Alexandria, site of the Pharos lighthouse, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Here you can explore the many Roman remains, including a wonderful amphitheatre and catacombs.


Your last day in Cairo is free giving you a chance to buy one or two more souvenirs or do some more sightseeing before we transfer you back to the airport for you flight home.

Otional extras

Listed below is a selection of optional extras that can be added to your tour. Just select which options you want to add to your booking when you reserve your tour, or alternatively just let us know and we'll add them to your booking. Further options are also available when you get to Egypt (such as Sound & Light shows, dinner cruises, scuba-diving courses).

Pyramid View Room Supplement (4-nights)

Single Room Supplement

If you are a single traveller, then you need to add this single room supplement option to your booking (we do not share rooms on our Superior tours). Triple rooms are not generally available on this tour, so if you have an odd number of people in your party, you will also need to add this option. Please contact us if you have any queries about room allocations.

Extra Night in Cairo pre-tour - 5-star

This option adds an extra night to the start of your tour, staying in the same hotel as the main tour itself (subject to availability at the time of booking). Your airport arrival transfer is still included.

Extra Night in Cairo post-tour - 5-star

This option adds an extra night in Cairo to the end of your tour, staying in a 5-star hotel. Your departure airport transfer is included. If you would like to add more than one extra night, please make a note when you make your reservation and we will add them to your booking.

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