The painted wooden cupola of the Coptic Museum
Egyptian National Museum of Cairo by night
The main hall of the Egyptian Museum
Photo opportunities at the Giza plateau
Outside St. George's church in Old Cairo
Inside the Hanging Church in Old Cairo
The magnificent Cairo Citadel
Inside the Alabaster Mosque courtyard
Courtyard of the Hanging Church
Inside St. George's church in the Coptic Quarter
Inside the ancient church of St. Sergius
Chandelier inside the Alabaster Mosque
|Cairo, Egypt||Sightseeing Tours|
Discover Cairo in two days on this adventurous tour from Hurghada with meals, accommodation and transfers included. Explore the Egyptian Museum, Alabaster Mosque, and Coptic Quarter. Visit the famous Giza Pyramids, the Sphinx, and free time to shop and wander the city.
* Explore the Egyptian National Museum
* Experience the great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx
* Visit the Citadel & Alabaster Mosque
* Discover the secrets of the Coptic Quarter in Old Cairo
* Spend time at a gifts and souvenirs bazaar
* Enjoy an overnight stay in a 4-star hotel
You will be picked up from your hotel and head straight to the Great Pyramids of Giza, the last existing monument of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Enjoy a panoramic view of the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinus and the Great Sphinx with many outstanding photo stops.
Savour lunch at a local restaurant where you can take a break and enjoy delicious Egyptian cuisine. Afterwards, visit a good quality bazaar where you will have the chance to check out local hand-made objects and buy some souvenirs if you wish to.
Continue to the National Egyptian Museum, which houses over a quarter of a million priceless artefacts, including a rare collection of Egyptian art, over 5,000 years old. You will get a chance to visit the Tutankhamen treasure room, which is bursting with jewellery and gold that was originally enclosed in his tomb for over 3,500 years.
Finally, you will be transferred to a 4* hotel where you will enjoy dinner and the rest of the evening at leisure.
In the morning, after breakfast and check-out, you will start with a visit to the magnificent fortress of Salah el din Citadel, which served as Egypt's seat of government till the 1860s. Then proceed to Mohamed Ali Mosque, also known as "The Alabaster Mosque" because most of its walls are made out of pure alabaster. The mosque is a replica of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul.
Next stop is in the colourful Coptic Quarter, which is the original home of the Coptic Christians. See the Hanging Church, aka the Virgin Mary Church which is located above a gateway in the old Roman fortress. Admire the courtyard and interior with its screens, marble pulpit and icons, and hear about its rich history.
After a hearty lunch in a good quality local restaurant, you will continue to the Monastery and Church of St George; the very first round church in Egypt. Also stop at Abu Serga church, where the Holy Family stayed during their flight into Egypt from King Herod.
Complete your tour at the Coptic Museum and examine some of the 16,000 ancient artefacts on display, including precious icons and books that illustrate the history of Egypt Coptic community.
Finally, after an unforgettable time in Cairo, sit back and recollect your favourite moments as you travel back to your hotel in Hurghada.
✔ Pickup and drop-off from hotels in Hurghada, Soma Bay, Makadi, El Gouna, or Sahl Hasheesh
✔ Transfers by air-conditioned vehicle
✔ English speaking professional travel guide
✔ One night in a 4-star hotel on a half-board basis (dinner, bed, and breakfast)
✔ Lunch in a selected restaurant
✔ Mineral water and soft drinks
✔ All entrance fees for the sites mentioned in the program
✔ Service charges and applicable taxes
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
✖ Tour inside the Pyramid chambers
✖ Souvenirs and personal purchases
✖ Camel or horse rides at the Giza plateau
✖ Any extras not mentioned in the program
✖ Gratuities for the driver and guide (expected but not mandatory)
WHAT TO BRING
- Passport or ID
- Water bottle
- Comfortable clothes
- Closed shoes
- Hat and sunglasses
- Shoulders and knees must be covered when visiting the mosque and church
- A minimum of 4 participants is required for this excursion
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- You can request a wake-up call at the reception
- This program sequence is flexible, and the order of site visits may change at the discretion of the tour guide.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. This experience requires a minimum number of 4 participants. If it's cancelled due to insufficient interest, you'll be offered a different date or a full refund.