L2-Days Private tour to Cairo Highlights from Cairo or Giza Hotel

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Overview L

Enjoy amazing 2 Days of tours in Cairo where you can visit all important sites in that great City. In the 1st Day, you will visit the Pyramids of Giza where you can walk under the shadow of the Great Pyramid of Cheops (one of the ancient 7 wanders) also you will visit the great statue of Sphinx and the Egyptian museum. In the 2nd day will be a special day, because you will see other faces of Egyptian culture, where you will visit the Coptic and Islamic monuments. Enjoy a personalized experience with a private guide and door-to-door round-trip private transfers and lunch included but beverages not included.

Run

Tour Type

Pick up Time

Everyday Private Around 8:30 am

Tour Duration

 Site opening time

About 8 Hours 8 am to 4 pm

Itinerary

Day 1: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx and Egyptian Museum

Our Egyptology tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo or Giza at 8:00 am to start your unforgettable day. Explore the secrets of the ancient Egypt and admire its UNESCO-listed treasures during this tour. Once in Giza, see the majestic pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus. Learn more about the glory of the ancient Egypt from your guide. stop at the plateau to take a panoramic photo with the three Pyramids as your background. You can enter one of the Pyramids (extra ticket) to add to the adventure and excitement.

Continue to the Great Sphinx, admire the beauty of the Sphinx with its lion’s body and human head, which dates from the time of Chephren, then visit the Valley Temple, a mortuary temple carved from massive blocks of pink Aswan granite, with smooth, alabaster floors.

Proceed to the Egyptian Museum of antiquities, known commonly as the Egyptian Museum or Museum of Cairo, is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities. It displays the largest and most precious items of the Egyptian art in the world. It exhibits a rare collection of over 250,000 genuine artifacts that date as far back as 5000 years, including an exclusive exhibit dedicated to the TutankhAmon – A collection of treasures, gold, and jewelry that were buried in his tomb for over 3,500 years before they were discovered in the 1920s when his tomb was excavated. You can enter mummies room (extra ticket).

At the end of the day, you will be transferred to your hotel in Cairo or Giza

Day 2: Cairo Citadel, Coptic Cairo and Islamic Cairo

Your Egyptologist guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo or Giza on time. Drive to Old Cairo that is also known as Christian Coptic Cairo which is among the most important locations visited by the Holy Family; where the spiritual impact of their presence is still felt. The first stop will be the Hanging Church, named for its location above a gatehouse of Babylon Fortress, which is one of the oldest churches in the world. Then you will get inside the Synagogue of Ben Ezra, where you will know more about the birth of Moses and Hebrew Culture and tradition. Enter the Church of Abu Sergah (St. Sergious), the whole area of the Fort of Babylon, a destination of pilgrimage not only for the Egyptians but for Christians from around the world. Also there you will have a chance to visit St. Barbara Church.

Then, we continue our day tour to Islamic Cairo that was founded in 641 A.D by the First Muslim leader Amr Ibn Elas. Over there in Islamic Cairo you will be able to visit and enter some of the mosques such as; Amr Ibn Elaas Mosque, which is the very first mosque built in Egypt.

Enjoy an amazing tour inside one of the largest mosques in Egypt (Sultan Hassan Mosque).

Continue, towards the Citadel of Salah El Din, built on famous hill Al Moqattam in Cairo, that was constructed for military purposes, for protecting Cairo from incoming threats. Since then, it became a residence of the king of Egypt for many centuries. Step inside the beautiful Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali; built inside the castle in the 19th century. Take special photos from the Citadel panorama. Political event called “Massacre of the Citadel” happened in the Citadel in 1811, where Mohamed Ali, the ruler of Egypt (1805-1849) murdered Mameluke leaders in Qaser El Gawhara palace, and it’s not currently opened for visits.

Finally you will be transferred back to your hotel in Cairo or Giza.

Included:

  • Pickup service from your Hotel by a private A/C. vehicle and return.
  • Professional English speaking Egyptology Tour guide.
  • Bottle of water during the tour.
  • Lunch at a good quality restaurant.
  • All services and charges.

Excluded:

  • Entrance fees to the above-mentioned sightseeing.
  • Any Extras not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tipping to the guide and driver.
  • Water or beverages during the lunchtime at the restaurant.

Tour Price:

  • Single: 140$
  • 2-15: 90$

Children Policy:

  • 0 – 05.99 Free of Charge.
  • 6 – 11.99 pay 50% of the tour price.
  • 12+ pay full tour price as per adult person.

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