GAT Tours is glad to offer this brilliant Egypt travel package to Cairo and Sinai. This totally planned Egypt tour offers the traveler spending his excursion in Egypt to have all the astonishing highlights of Egypt in one package.
The visitors making the most of their get-aways in Egypt will go through two nights in Cairo to visit the most fabulous features such as the Pyramids of Giza , Saqqara , Memphis , Saladin Citadel, Khan El Khalili , and The Egyptian Museum.
The second part of this amazing tour will be full of adventure and excitement, as you will visit the Iconic Moses Mountain and the Monastery of St. Catherine which located in Sinai.
Upon arrival to Cairo International Airport, you will be met with GAT Tours’ representative, your best friend for the coming few days, who will help you in passing the passport control and collecting your luggage. Then, you will be transferred to the hotel in Cairo by air-conditioned vehicle with qualified driver. Arrival to your hotel in Cairo, we will check in the hotel within few minutes! Then you will proceed to your nice room to have some rest before the beginning of your awesome tour in Cairo.
At night, free at leisure on your own in Cairo, the capital, clean, safe and modern city and overnight in Cairo. (No Meals)
“Optional Tour” to Islamic Cairo in the Mouiz Street, where you can visit the most unique collection of our Islamic monuments like the collection of Qalaun, El Aqmar Mosque,Beit El Sehemy and other interesting places.
After breakfast, you will be met with our professional Egyptologist who will join you today in order to add more amazement to your trip. Your unique tour in Cairo starts with The Pyramids of Giza, the most popular monument in the world. Constructed around 2500 BC as the necropolis of the kings of the forth dynasty, there is the pyramid of Cheops or the Grand Pyramid, the Pyramid of Khafre, and the smaller pyramid of Menkaure, and the marvelous sphinx constructed with a body of a lion and the head of a human to guard the pyramids from any threats.
Our next stop will be to Saqqara, the royal burial site of the 3rd dynasty of the Old Kingdom in Egypt and one of the richest archeological places in Egypt with treasures being discovered until today. The highlight and the centerpiece of Saqqara is the Step Pyramid of Djoser, the oldest surviving stone monument in the whole world and the first proper pyramid to ever be constructed in Egypt in the 27th century BC. This would be a marvelous chance to understand the evolution of the pyramids building in ancient Egypt. The step pyramid is considered to be one of the most important landmarks of pyramids construction in Egypt.
Our last stop of the day will be to Memphis, the first capital of unified Egypt. Established in 32nd century BC by King Narmer after he unified Upper and Lower Egypt. The city served as the seat of the government until the 22nd century. However, all the displayed exhibited in the open-air museum we will explore today belong to the New Kingdom with the highlights being the amazing Colossi of Ramses II, the alabaster sphinx, and many other statues and items.
Later on, you will proceed to have the lunch meal at local restaurant. After lunch we will drive back to the hotel for rest and refresh. At night, free at leisure on your own in Cairo or (optional) sound & light show at Giza pyramids, where the startling sphinx will tell you the whole story and history behind the creation of the pyramids in an entertaining blend of sounds and lights. Finally, we will get back to the hotel for overnight. (Breakfast & Lunch)
Breakfast meal will be served at your hotel. After that, you’ll join your expert tour guide in such awe-inspiring tour in the city center of Cairo. We begin our visits of the day by exploring The Egyptian Museum, the largest museum in the world with a huge collection of displays dating back to various periods of the ancient Egyptian history with the highlights being the golden exhibits of Tutankhamen, the mummies’ hall, large impressive reliefs, statues, and many other fascinating items.
Our next visit will be to the Citadel, constructed in the 10th century by Saladin to protect Egypt and became the residence of the rulers of Egypt for a period that lasted more than seven centuries. The citadel itself is one of the most impressive medieval fortresses and it contains many remarkable monuments like the famous Mosque of Mohamed Ali, the Mosque of El Nasser Mohamed, and many interesting museums. This is besides offering the guests amazing panoramic views of the city of Cairo. Later on, you will enjoy your lunch meal at local restaurant.
After lunch we will proceed to Old Cairo area, a part in the Egyptian capital that hosts some of the most interesting Coptic monuments in the country. We will start our Coptic tour by visiting The Hanging Church, first established in the 5th century and one of the most important historical churches in Egypt. Our next visit in Coptic Cairo will be to the Abu Serga Church, believed to be constructed where the holy family rested at the end of their journey, it was constructed in the 7th century. Our last visit in Coptic Cairo will be to the Church of Saint Mary, an orthodox church, built during the 5th century, restored and rebuilt many times afterwards.
After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Cairo for rest and refresh. At night, free at leisure on your own in Cairo or (optional) we can offer Nile Cruise Dinner, with the most delicious open buffet, a Tanoora show, a belly dancing performance, live music, and remarkable views of the river Nile. Finally, we will get back to the hotel for overnight. [Breakfast & Lunch]
Check out after breakfast. We will then ride in our air-conditioned vehicle to the Cairo International Airport to take the domestic flight to Sharm El Sheikh. Upon arrival to Sharm El Sheikh International Airport, you will be met with our local representative there, who will transfer you by private air-conditioned vehicle to St. Catherine. Arrival to St. Catherine and proceed to your hotel for check in, rest and refresh.
Afternoon time, free at leisure on your own in St. Catherine, so you can enjoy the wonderful view of mountains and clean desert. Then, you will get back to your hotel for Dinner and overnight. [Breakfast & Dinner]
Early morning, you will be joining our expert tour guide to climb the Moses Mountain or the Mountain Sinai, where Moses the prophet received the ten commandments of god. This mountain is more than 2500 above sea level and offer marvelous views of the sunrise over the mountains of Sinai in a magnificent atmosphere.
We go down the mountains to start visiting the Monastery of Saint Catherine, constructed in the 4th century AD as one of the oldest monasteries in the world, the monastery is still operating until today and it is featured with its marvelous architectural elements and its wonderful ambiance.
After the tour, we will transfer you back by our air-conditioned vehicle to Sharm El Sheikh in order to enjoy the rest of the day swimming, snorkeling, diving, or even chilling out at the wonderful beaches of the city. At night, Sharm El Sheikh is famous for hosting the largest number of nightspots including restaurants, cafes, discos, bars, shops, and various stores and different types of entertainment. – You have the opportunity to go on the optional BBQ Dinner with mega Safari, where you can have superb time in the desert with the Bedouin enjoying your time in the desert with the most delicious Bedouin BBQ. Dinner meal will be served at the hotel and then overnight. [Breakfast & Dinner].
Morning breakfast at the hotel, check out and meet with GAT Tours representative to escort you to Sharm El Sheikh Airport for your flight back to Cairo, arrive to Cairo airport and meet with our representative to transfer you to your hotel in Cairo close to the airport, check in and overnight.
Check out after breakfast. Later on, you’ll be met with our English-speaking representative who will transfer you by private A/C vehicle to Cairo International Airport in order to catch your departure flight carrying wonderful memories about your last trip to this destination of the world, Egypt. [Breakfast]