Cairo and Alexandria Highlights

This is one of the finest tailored holidays in Egypt our company is proud to offer. Although this package in Egypt is not that long, it offers the guests a marvelous chance to visit all the important monuments in the marvelous two cities of Cairo and Alexandria.

Your holiday in Egypt will include visiting the most important pyramids in Egypt including the impressive Pyramids of Giza and Saqqara. This is beside exploring the wonders of the ancient city of Memphis.

Is this enough for Cairo?! Of course not! The guests will also visit the famous Egyptian Museum, the Citadel, and Coptic Cairo Area in order to have the most enjoyable time in their holiday in Egypt.

The second part of the this marvelous trip in Egypt will be in Alexandria, where our beloved guests will also explore the wonders of this city. Out tour in Alexandria include visits to the Library of Alexandria, the Roman Amphitheatre, Pompey’s pillar and the historical Qaitbay Citadel in the best-organized tour to Egypt which gives the guests the best out of their short vacation in Egypt.

We only deal with the best multilingual Egyptologist tour guides in Egypt, featured with their high level of education, knowledge, friendliness, the finest communication skills, and a long diverse experience in fulfilling all the requirements and desires of our beloved guests.

The Egypt tours we offer are neatly tailored to match the needs of all types of guests who travel to Egypt to enjoy their vacation in opulence and comfort. We use the most modern Air-conditioned vehicles and only deal with the best hotels and resorts in Egypt.

Program Highlights:

Pyramids of Giza & Sphinx: One of the wonders of the ancient world that had been built more than 7,000 years ago by great kings, who ruled Egypt and managed to erect such a massive Empire with a very unique civilization that take the attention of many travelers around the world.
Pyramids of Giza & Sphinx: One of the wonders of the ancient world that had been built more than 7,000 years ago by great kings, who ruled Egypt and managed to erect such a massive Empire with a very unique civilization that take the attention of many travelers around the world.
The ancient site of Sakkara: An ancient site erected by kings from Paharaonic Egypt. It was considered as the royal cemetery of the ancient Egyptian kings during the pre-dynastic periods and during the first epoch of the old kingdom. This awesome site has a very rare collection of royal tombs, this is besides the well-known Step Pyramid and its complex of king Djoser.
The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities: A highlight of Cairo tour and one of the most recommended sites to visit while you are in Cairo spending few days between the monuments of the city. It is located in the city center, very close to the Nile Cornish, inside the most famous Tahrir Square.
Citadel of Saladin: 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.

Program Itinerary:

Arrival to Cairo (No Meals)

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’ll be transferred by private Air-conditioned vehicle to your hotel in Cairo. On arrival to the hotel, we will check in within few minutes! Later on, you will receive your room keys and proceed to your nice room to have some rest before the beginning of your awesome tour in Cairo.

Overnight in Cairo

Giza Pyramids, Sakkara & Memphis (Breakfast & Lunch)

After breakfast, you will be met with our professional, Egyptologist tour guide who will join you in this amazing tour in Cairo. We start our tour with the great 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 visit of the day will be to the site of 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.

We finish this amazing day tour in 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.

At the end of this day tour in Cairo, we will transfer you to have your lunch meal at local tourist restaurant, where you can choose your preferred dish. After having your lunch meal, you’ll be transferred to your hotel in Cairo for rest and refresh. Evening time is yours to relax at the hotel or you can seize the opportunity to go for an optional tour in Cairo to enjoy your night.

Overnight in Cairo

Alexandria City Tour from Cairo (Breakfast & Lunch)

After breakfast, you will be met with our professional, Egyptologist tour guide, who will join you in such amazing tour to the awesome city of Alexandria, the second capital of Egypt or the “bride of the Mediterranean sea”. Distance between Cairo and Alexandria is around 220 KM, takes approximately three hours by car.

Begin our tour in Alexandria by visiting the Library of Alexandria, with the ancient library being established in the 3rd century BC and destroyed in the 1st century BC, the library we see today which is a huge wonderful architectural work, was opened in 2002.

Our next visit will be to the Roman Amphitheatre, discovered in 1960, the theatre which was established in the 4th century BC with its marble steps is one of its kind in Egypt. We will then visit Qaitbay Citadel (from outside), this citadel was established in the 16th century and became the landmark of Alexandria today.

We will then have a lunch break at one of the best tourist restaurants in Alexandria. You can choose your preferred dish, but always the fish will be on the top when you are on the coasts of the Mediterranean sea. After lunch, we will drive back to Cairo. On arrival to Cairo, we will transfer you to your hotel, so you can take some rest after this long day.

Evening time is yours to relax at the hotel or you can go for an optional tour in Cairo to enjoy your night.

Overnight in Cairo

Egyptian Museum, Citadel & Coptic Cairo (Breakfast & Lunch)

Energizing breakfast 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 of the day will be to the Citadel of Salah Eldin, constructed in the 10th century by the Muslim Sultan, 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.

We will then have a lunch break at one of the best tourist restaurants in this area. After lunch we will continue our lovely tour in Cairo by exploring another fabulous area, full of many churches and a very unique collection of Egypt’s Coptic monuments, Old Cairo area. 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 this amazing tour, we will transfer you back to your hotel, so you have some rest. Evening time is free at leisure on your own to relax at your hotel or you can go for an optional tour in Cairo to enjoy your night. We can arrange for a Romanic Dinner on board a 5* Cruising Restaurant with a very enjoyable show of Belly dance, Oriental music and Live band. It is highly recommended by many tourists.

Overnight in Cairo

Departure from Cairo (Breakfast)

Check out after breakfast. Later on, you’ll be met with GAT Tours’ Representative, who will transfer you by private Air-conditioned vehicle to Cairo International Airport in order to catch your departure flight to your next destination after spending few days exploring the awesome monuments of Cairo and Alexandria.

Tour Details

05 Days / 04 Nights
$420.00 Per Person in Double

Validity

From 01 May 2017

To 30 September 2017

Tour Notes

Single Supplement: 60%
Triple Reduction: $08.00 per person per package.
Departs: Daily from Cairo.
Accommodation: 4* Hotels.
Tour Guide: Included in all sites.

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Package Includes:

04 nights’ accommodation in Cairo – on (Bed & Breakfast) 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.

Excludes

Entry visa to Egypt.

International flight tickets.

All personal expenses like laundry etc.

Tipping to Guide, Driver, etc.

Any Optional tours may require.