Day 01: Cairo
Ancient Egypt tours representative will pick you up from your hotel in sharm Elsheikh & transfer to sharm Elsheikh International Airport Flight to Cairo will take 50 minutes. where you will be met & assisted by our Cairo representative. After that our Egyptologist guide will be waiting for you upon arrival outside the main arrival of Cairo airport with the sign “ Ancient Egypt Today tours with your name “
We will star to enjoy an excursion to visit The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, known commonly as the Egyptian Museum
, in Cairo, Egypt, is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities, and dates back some 5000 years of art which is considered the largest most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. Over 250,000 genuine artifacts are presented, with a representative amount on display, the remainder in storerooms, The Egyptian Museum which is filled with thousands of Pharaonic artifacts, including the golden treasures of King Tutankhamen. Fascinating objects such as jewels, headdresses, alabaster vases and toys from ancient Egypt are all on display, and many priceless statues and other artifacts can also be seen which was enclosed in his tomb for over 3,500 years before it was discovered in the 1922s when his tomb was excavated, The Egyptian Museum is one of the first stops on most people’s itineraries when travelling to Egypt. This distinctive museum that houses a vast store of priceless objects, from earlier time to the Greco Roman period is worth seeing
After the museum we will take 45 minutes Nile boat ride,
we will enjoy with the sailing along the Nile, warm breeze and panoramic views views of the city.
Proceed to have your lunch at local restaurant
then Move to visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world The great Pyramid of Khufu’s (Cheops),
3 small pyramids You will continue to explore the rest of Giza plateau
including the sight of Khafre’s (kaphren) pyramid
- Khufu's son, the second-largest pyramid on Giza site,, the remains of the funeral temple, the pyramid of Mankawra( Mykerinus)
and 3 small pyramids. Then proceed to visit the Great Sphinx
, the head of a pharaoh with a lion's body, which dates from the time of Chephren; the tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple,
which belongs to the pyramids of chefren This temple served definitely two functions: First, it was used for the purification of the mummy of the king before its burial. Second, it was used for making the Mummification process of the king. After visiting the pyramids, you'll then continue across the plateau for a photo opportunity of the three pyramids rising from the sands, with the Cairo skyline in the background.
At the end of the day we will get a chance for shopping in the area around the pyramids. Visit of Khan El Khalili
Bazaar, papyrus institute, perfume palace or cotton fabric will be available, Later on you will be transferred to your hotel for free time at leisure.
In the morning after breakfast, our guide will pick up you will start you will start your way to Alexandria We will drive almost 210 kilometers to Alexandria City,
the second largest city in Egypt known as “The Pearl of the Mediterranean. Visit to the Montazah palace
and Gardens (We will drive by the Bibliotheca of Alexandria with the possibility to stop for a photo). See the Montazah palace
and Gardens (Salamlek palace, Haramlek palace, a garden of 317 acres of huge trees and flowers, two 5* hotles-Helnan and Salamlek). and Then you drive to visit Pompay's Pillar
. It was constructed in honor of the Emperor Diocletian at the end of the 4th century. Originally from the Temple of the Serapis
, it was once a magnificent structure rivaling the Soma and the Caesarean. Then you drive to visit the Catacombs
which are the largest Roman Cemetery consisting of three levels cut in the rock.
Lunch at local restaurant in Alexandri, Then you drive along the Cornish to see the whole city passing over bridge of stanly land mark of modern Alexandria
and then we proceed to see the Qaitbay Citadel
which was built on the site of the ancient pharaohs (lighthouse
) of Alexandria then to Bibliotheca Alexandrina.. and Then you drive to visit best sites in Alexandria Start with NEW library of Alexandria (The Bibliotheca Alexandrina )
the biggest library in the world now with 8 million books, Site of lighthouse one of the seven wonders of ancient world Finally you will drive back to Cairo.
At the end of the day we will drive back to cairo by a/c van to catch your flight back to sharm ElSheikh. In sharm ElSheikh our rep will meet you and transfer to your hotel.
- What's Included:
- Pick up services from hotel in Sharm /cairo/ Alexandria
- Return flight tickets Sharm/Cairo/sharm
- Transfers from the hotel to Sharm airport and back
- Accommodation in Cairo at 5* hotel.
- Entrance fees to the mentioned historical place
- Transfer by a private air-conditioned vehicle
- Private English Speaking guide
- Lunch during your tour
- All taxes & service charge
- A bottle of water during your trip
- What's Excluded:
- Any extras not mentioned in the program
- Tipping Kitty