Tour to Cairo, Giza Pyramids, Luxor and Alexandria
Time-poor travelers won’t want to miss this action-packed 4-day private guided tour around Cairo, Alexandria, and Luxor’s historical highlights. See Giza, Saqqara, the Egyptian Museum, and Old Cairo; fly to Luxor for the day to experience the temples of Karnak, Luxor, and Hatshepsut, the Colossi of Memnon, and the Valley of the Kings. Finally, enjoy a day in Alexandria. Travel back in time to historic Cairo, Luxor, and Alexandria. Get personalized insights into the ancient world from your private guide. Savor four gourmet lunches in top-notch restaurants. Take it easy with daily private transfers to and from your Cairo hotel.
Day 1: Giza Pyramids Sakkara Memphis Day Tour
Stop 1: Pyramids of Giza: Excursion Cairo professional tour guide will pick you up from your hotel either in Cairo or Giza, to start your full-day tour around Cairo to the complex of Giza pyramids, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World that remained awesome. At the foot of the Pyramids lies the Sphinx, in which the face of king Chephren and the body of the lion represents strength. The tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple, which belongs to the Pyramids of Chephren and the wishing well.
Stop 2: Memphis and Sakkara: Then, optional stop for lunch tour to Memphis, Egypt’s first Capital until the end of the old kingdom 3200 B.C. with a colossal statue of king Ramses the second, close to Memphis. After that, we will drive to Sakkara, the dead city with the famous step pyramid of Djoser, the world’s oldest major stone structure. It was built in the 3rd Dynasty (around 2630 BC) for King Djoser. At the end of your tour, you will be escorted back to your hotel.
Day 2: Egyptian Museum Coptic Cairo Islamic Cairo
Stop 1: The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities: Excursion Cairo professional tour guide will pick you up from your hotel either in Cairo or Giza, to start your full-day tour to visit the Egyptian Museum, where you can see a rare collection of 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, including an exhibit dedicated to the Tutankhamen collection of treasure, gold, and jewelry, which was enclosed in his tomb and his mask 11 KG with his mask 110 KG of pure sold gold. Then, the optional stop for lunch.
Stop 2: Coptic Cairo: Then proceed to visit Old Cairo where you will enjoy the Hanging Church of 3rd century, which was built of the 2 towers which remain from Babylon fortress Church of Abu Serga, where you can see the holy crypt, Ben Ezra Synagogue for Jewish.
Stop 3: Mosque of Muhammad Ali: Then, visit Salah El Din Citadel, which was constructed by Salah El Din in 1183 AD to protect Cairo from the danger of Crusaders. Next, visit Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque, designed by Yousif Boushnaq, an Ottoman architect man. He came from Istanbul to build this great mosque for Mohamed Ali, Egypt’s ruler (1805-1849), who ruled Over 45 years. It is the same design but smaller, like the blue mosque of Sultan Ahmed and back to the hotel.
Day 3: Luxor by Flight
Stop 1: Temple of Karnak: Excursion Cairo guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo or Giza in the early morning towards Cairo Airport, taking the flight towards Luxor. Upon arrival at Luxor, you will be met by our guide in the Luxor branch; then, start the day tour, Karnak Temple. You will discover Karnak Temples visit the temples of Karnak. Walk along the sphinx avenue to enter the complex as your guide explains how the massive facade was constructed. On entering the temples of Karnak, you will see each legacy left by the various pharaohs as the complex grew even larger. The deeper you go into the complex, the further back in time you will travel, with the oldest ruins dating back over 3,000 years. After a tour of the complex, you will have additional free time to explore at leisure.
Stop 2: Luxor Temple: Continue to Luxor temple, which was once joined to the temples of Karnak by a three-kilometer long Avenue of Sphinx, a portion of which marks the entrance to the temple. Please find out how Alexander the Great wrote himself into Luxor temple’s history and see one of the obelisk’s original pair, the second of which now stands on the Place de la Concorde in Paris, France.
Stop 3: Valley of the Kings: Continue to the west bank of the river Nile where. You visit the Valley of Kings Deir El Bahari Temple-Colossi of Memnon and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Excursion to the Necropolis of Thebes, on the Eastern bank. Crossing the Nile, drive to the Valley of Kings; visit the tombs of various Dynasties, The Temple of Deir El Bahari. On the return journey, stop at the Colossi of Memnon, two gigantic sitting statues representing Amenophis III facing the Nile.
Stop 4: Temple of Hatshepsut: Then, visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. You will be transferred to Luxor airport, back to Cairo by flight.
Day 4: Alexandria Day Tour
City Centre Alexandria: Excursion Cairo will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo or Giza to start your tour to Alexandria, the second-largest city in Egypt and the capital of Egypt for nearly a thousand years. Alexandria, founded by Alexander the Great, has an atmosphere that is more Mediterranean than Middle Eastern and is famous for its Roman remains. Drive along the Cornish to see the whole city passing over the bridge of Stanly, an unknown soldier of Alexandria, the statue of Alexander the Great. Your first stop in this historic city is the catacombs, the largest Roman Cemetery consisting of three levels cut in the rock 1st or 2nd century. Then, to Pompey’s Pillar, 26.85 m one granite column built to honor Emperor Diocletian. Then to the citadel of Qaitbay, which was built on the ancient pharaohs’ site (lighthouse) of Alexandria from outside with a nice view of the sea. You will then visit the famous Alexandria Library with an extra ticket and St. Mark church, the oldest church in all Africa. Optional stop to try Seafood. Finally, you will drive back to Cairo to your hotel.
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