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07 Days / 06 Nights
Availability : Sept. 2020 – April 2021
Cairo
Cairo
Min PAX : 2
Overview

Take in the landmarks of Cairo and El Minya on this compact of 07 Day Tour of Egypt, your tour will start in Cairo the Capital of Egypt, where you will vsiit the the Legendry Pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian Museum of Antiqiuites and the ancient market of Khan EL Khalili.

Our next stop will be in El Minya City, which was the one of the most important cities in Egypt during rule of the monotheistic King Akhnaten, While in El Minya, we will be visiting the Tell El Amarna, Tombs of Beni Hassan, Tuna El Gabal and the ancient city of Ashmonien.

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Itinerary

Day 1Arrival to Cairo

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 private air-conditioned vehicle with qualified driver. On arrival to your hotel, we will check in within few minutes! Later on, you’ll take the keys of your room for overnight. [No Meals]

Day 2Pyramids, Sakkara & Memphis

Energizing breakfast will be served at your hotel. After that, you will be met with our Egyptologist Tour Guide, who will join you in such awe-inspiring tour to visit the marvelous Pyramids of Giza, constructed around 2500 BC as the necropolis of the kings of the forth dynasty. Also we will see 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 visit will be to The Step Pyramid Complex in the ancient city of Sakkara, which is considered to be the oldest surviving stone monument in the whole world and the first proper pyramid to be constructed in ancient Egypt. We will then have our lunch meal at local restaurant in Cairo. Our last visit of the day will be to The Open Air Museum in Memphis, which was established in 32nd century BC by King Narmer after he unified Upper and Lower Egypt and became the first capital of the whole country. After spending few hours exploring our ancient monuments, we will transfer you back to your hotel for overnight. [Breakfast & Lunch]

Day 3Museum, Citadel & Coptic Cairo

Breakfast meal will be served at your hotel. After that, you’ll be met with our Egyptologist Tour Guide, who will join you in such a wonderful city tour in Cairo. Our tour of today begins by 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 including the golden exhibits of Tutankhamen. We will then visit the Citadel of Saladin, 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. At the end of the tour, we will visit Coptic Cairo Area, including The Hanging Church, the Church of Abu Serga and others. After the tour, we will transfer back to your hotel for rest and refresh. Evening time is free at leisure or (optional) Nile Cruise Dinner with Egyptian folkloric performance can be offered upon request. Overnight in Cairo. [Breakfast & Lunch]

Day 4Drive to El Minya & O.N.

Check out after breakfast. Today we will leave the capital of Egypt and start our journey to the Nile Valley, where the most unique collection of our ancient monuments are waiting for your visit. We will drive by private air-conditioned vehicle towards the city of El Minya, nicknamed as the jewel of Upper Egypt due to the marvelous views of the River Nile and the diversity of monuments situated in that city. We begin our visits by exploring Tell El Amarna, established by Akhenaten at the end of the 13th century BC. The new capital was largely destroyed as the supporters of the cult of the god Amun never admitted that the worship of the new god, Aten, the god of the sun, is rightful. However, today the ruins of the city stretch over a surface area that is more than 12 kilometers. Reach El Minya and proceed to your chosen hotel there, we will check in within few minutes! Dinner and overnight at your hotel. [Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner]

Day 5Beni Hassan, Tuna El Gebel, Ashmonien & O.N.

Enjoy your breakfast before starting our full day tour to visit the unique sightseeing in El Minya. Our first visit of the day will be to the Tombs of Beni Hassan, an ancient necropolis that includes many rock-cut tombs that date to the first intermediate period and the Middle Kingdom of ancient Egypt. We will then visit the site of Tuna El Gabal, the famous Boundary Stelae of Akhenaten, that shows himself and his wife worshipping Aten, and a couple of interesting ancient tombs. Our last visit of the day will be to the ancient city of El Ashmonien, that was an important center in ancient Egyptian times, during the Roman Period and the Christian era afterwards as well with many interesting remaining monuments. After the tour, we will drive back to our hotel for rest and refresh. At night, free at leisure on your own to have fun in El Minya in the style they desire. Finally, you’ll get back to the hotel for overnight. [Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner]

Day 6Drive back to Cairo & O.N.

Check out after breakfast. Later on, Drive back to Cairo, arrive to Cairo, and check in your hotel rest and refreshment, free time in Cairo at night and overnight. [Breakfast]

Day 7Check Out & Departure

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]

Tour Details

Price Includes

  • 04 nights’ accommodation in Cairo at Barcelo Pyramids 4* Hotel– on (Bed & Breakfast) basis.
  • 02 nights’ accommodation in El Minya at Hourse 3* Hotel– on (Half Board) basis.
  • Meet and assist by our Professional English-speaking representatives.
  • Entrance fees to all the indicated historical sites, temples, museums, etc.
  • Professional English-speaking Egyptologists in all the indicated historical sites.
  • Lunch meals at local restaurants during the tour in Cairo only.
  • Complimentary Local SIM Card for using within Egypt for local calls, messages, etc.
  • All transfers by private A-C vehicles with qualified drivers.

Price Excludes

  • Entry visa to Egypt.
  • International flight tickets.
  • Domestic flight tickets (as per the program).
  • All personal expenses like laundry etc.
  • Tipping to Guide, Driver, etc.
  • Any Optional tours may require.

General Conditions

  • All above mentioned rates for Private tour per person in double room per package for 07 days / 06 nights in US Dollars including of all service charge and all taxes.
  • All above Rates including All accommodation at 04 stars Hotel in Cairo & 03 Stars Hotel in EL Minya.

General Conditions

  • Children with age from 0–4 years old will be free of charge sharing parents’ rooms and same meals plan, and Children under 12 years old will enjoy special discount sharing Adults rooms. 12+ years old will be considered as adults.
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