Pick up you from your Sharm el Sheikh hotel & transfer to the airport.
Catch your 50 minutes flight to Cairo.
In Cairo airport our English speaking guide will meet you and you will start your Cairo city tour.
Egyptian Museum of Antiquities visit.
Optional Nile boat ride.
Lunch in TGI Fridays restaurant.
Giza plateau exploration. Famous pyramids, workers tombs and the Sphinx.
Optionally enter any of the 3 pyramids which will be open to public.
Papyrus fabric, perfume palace or cotton shop.
Optional activity of Sound & Light show at the Pyramids.
Transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in a cozy 4* hotel on BB basis
In the morning transfer to Alexandria
Visit of National Museum of Alexandria
Visit of Kom el-Dekka: Pompay pillar and Roman theatre
Visit to Katakombs of Kom al-Shukafa
Lunch in the city
Visit to Qait Bay fort
Transfer back to Cairo, to the airport
Catch your flight back to Sharm el Sheikh.
Our representative will meet you and drive back to the hotel.
Cairo & Alexandria cities
During this 2 days tour we will visit the biggest cities of Egypt Cairo & Alexandria, both of them are full with historical monuments and Ancient Egyptian sites. While Cairo is world known city for its Pyramids & Sphinx, Alexandria is less known but has not less to offer you as there are different sites there. Full of Greco-Roman and Late Islamic monuments Alexandria has a lot to offer and not to miss.
On the way to Alexandria
We do pick up from any hotel in Sharm el Sheikh.. Pick up from your hotel as per the time stated in your invoice and transfer by a/c van to Sharm el Sheikh International Airport. Flight to Cairo will take 50 minutes. Our English speaking guide will be waiting for you upon arrival outside the main arrival hall of Cairo airport with the sign "Sharm-club.com". From the airport we will go to Alexandria by fast Cairo-Alexandria desert road, so it will take up to 2,5 hours to reach the city. The distance between Cairo and Alexandria 220 km, so on the way you will enjoy with the views of the desert as well as different plants which farmers grow in the desert: banana, peaches and oranges, strawberries etc.
History of the city
Founded by Alexander the Great, ruled by Cleopatra and once rivaling Rome, the city has been a stage for eternal love stories, a shore for reunions and a port for departure. Alexandria is a showcase of Egypt's Pharaonic, Coptic and Islamic civilizations, a living symbol of interaction between these civilizations and the Greek and Roman civilizations. The charm, wisdom and passion of this city by the sea has inspired civilizations throughout history, and today more than 55 cities around the world bear the name of Alexandria but there is only one original, the one that we will visit.
We will visit the only Roman amphitheatre in Egypt, dating back to the second century AD, discovered by chance in 1960 by Egyptian-polish expedition in Kom el-Dekka. Then move to Pompey pillar which was constructed in honour of Diocletian in 292 AD. Crusaders gave the name to this pillar "Pompey's" because they wrongly thought that the head of Pompey was buried on the top of the pillar. Originally this column was taken from a magnificent temple of Serapis. It's made of rose granite, has a Corinthian style capital and it was with its base 26,85 meters high.
Kom al Shukafa catacombs
Catacombs of Kom-al-Shukafa were discovered by chance in Karmoz aria in 1900 after 12 years of searching. The tomb dated back to the 1st or 2nd century and consists of 4 underground floors. The 1st and the 3rd floors are completely under the water. The most significant feature of this tomb is the existence of paintings on its walls that represent the overlap of three different kinds of art: Egyptian, Greek and Roman. Taking pictures inside the catacombs are not allowed.
National Museum of Alexandria
Lunch will be offered in a local restaurant. Then we will visit National Museum of Alexandria which is situated in the palace of Bassil Pasha, the museum has 1,800 objects on display now.
Evening activities in Cairo
At the end of the day we will drive back to Cairo and check in The Oasis hotel 4* (on BB basis), where you will spend a night. Optionally in the evening you can do the following activities in Cairo: Nile Cruise & Dinner with Tanura show and belly dance on a floating hotel or Watch Sound & Light show show at the Pyramids.
Pyramids & Sphinx
In the morning after breakfast, our guide will pick up you from the hotel as per the time agreed and you will go to discover the pyramids. Giza plateau is situated just 10 minutes far from the hotel, so you will start to explore the area in the morning. You can enter even one of the Pyramids, the one which will be open to public at the moment (extra tickets can be arranged with our guide). Then let’s visit Sphinx and its valley temple and some shopping in the area.
Lunch time and felucca ride
After the Pyramids we will cross the Nile and take optional 45 minutes Nile felucca ride. We will enjoy while sailing along the Nile with warm breeze and panoramic views of the city. The boat will drive us to TGI Fridays restaurant where we’ll have lunch on set menu basis. You can choose between fish or chicken option plus dessert.
Egyptian Museum of Antiquities
After lunch let's move to The National Egyptian Museum to discover its treasure and world famous collection of Tutankhamun. The building of the museum is a historical monument itself already, built more than 100 years ago by a French architect. It houses the world’s largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities, and many treasures of King Tutankhamen. 120 000 pieces are exhibited there and we will visit all those collections, including Old kingdom, Middle kingdom, New kingdom and king Tut Anch Amun collection. We will spend around 2,5 hours in the museum.
Return to Sharm el Sheikh
At the end of the day we will drive back to Cairo International airport to catch your flight back to Sharm el Sheikh. In Sharm el Sheikh our rep will meet you and transfer to your hotel.
All transfers by a/c van in Sharm el Sheikh & Alexandria
Pick up & drop off in Sharm el Sheikh
Return flight tickets Sharm/Cairo/Sharm
Hotel accommodation in 4* The Oasis hotel in Cairo
Entrance fee to the National museum of Alexandria
Entrance fee to the Catacombs
Entrance fee to Pompey pillar and Roman Theatre
National Egyptian museum entrance fee
Pyramids, Sphinx and the valley temple entrance fee
Professional English speaking Egyptologist tour guide for 2 days
For Cairo/Alexandria tours we recommend dressing cotton/linen clothes with long sleeves and preferred long trousers in summer. Hat is a must in summer. In winter a jacket in the evening may require especially in Alexandria..
Most of restaurants here offer the following: rice, potatoes with tomatoes sauce, chicken or cofta (kind of beef), different kinds of green salads, cucumbers and tomatoes, pickled vegetables (especially salted lemons) and some kinds of national dressings such as takhina (made of sesame). Please note that as a rule fish is not offered in restaurants. Western and Eastern sweets are also on offer.
Any kind of soft drinks, juices or water are not included in meal so that you have to order it yourself with extra charge.
Even if you are a vegetarian you can always find something to eat during your tour.
If you order a breakfast-box for your early tour, you can find the following inside: pocket of juice, an apple or an orange (depends on the season), piece of bread, cheese triangle, cake or cookies. The richness of your breakfast box always depends on the hotel you stay in.
Let's experience more tours, excursions and activities while holidaying in Egypt. Variety of options available on every tour you do with us can always be enhanced by choosing more things to do, more places to visit, more sights to discover. Just choose your option from the list below and discover new things and places out of the bitten track.
Royal Jewelry museum is located in Alexandria in a Royal palace of Fatma Zahra & hosts a vast collection of Mohammed Ali's family jewelry and personal items. Beside the museum is a great example of Royal palaces in Egypt with original interiors and decoration.
Alexandria city of Egypt will help you discover Roman and Greek monuments, Islamic culture of the city, famous sites including catacombs and Qait-Bay fort. You will discover more historical facts and vanished monuments on a tour around this beautiful and most European city of Egypt.
Climate of Egypt, its characteristics and seasonal features. Weather & temperatures during the year in different parts of the country. Sharm el Sheikh weather during the year & its monthly temperatures and features.
Cairo guide to the ancient pharaonic monuments of the area will introduce you not only to the Pyramids of Giza but will also lead you through Saqqara & Memphis necropolises to Dashur and Meidum pyramids.
A beautifully restored sabil of Mohamed Ali era in the heat of Cairo at Al-Muiz street hosts now a unique museum known as Egyptian Textile Museum. This focused museum is an excellent example of the re-use of the historical building combines modern and ancient features in its presentations.
The museum is housed in the Asaad Bassili Pasha Palace - an architectural monument in its own right. Inside the splendid white Italian-style palace of the late Egyptian lumber trader Bassili Pasha, a collection of 1,800 objects is now on display.
Throughout history the museum had several names: Department of the Khedive Carriages and then Management of the Royal Stables. Now the museum has on display many important carriages once belonged to the Royal family.
Sharm el Sheikh city guide will lead you through the most popular Red Sea attractions in the city, including its protectorates and marine park. Yoou will learn about the history of the city, its sightseeing and daily activities, as well as recreational opportunities it has to offer and night entertainments.
This specialized Egyptian museum is considered to be one of the greatest and most important military museums in the world as it contains rare sections and historical pieces. Beside the Harem palace where the museum is situated is a good example of Ottoman Royal Palaces in Egypt.
Displaying over 10,000 articles dating back to the Islamic era in Egypt, this is the place you don’t want to miss while in Cairo. With exhibitions from every Islamic period in Egypt, it covers Fatimids, Mamluks, Abbassids, Ummayads, Ottoman eras.
The Step Pyramid of King Djoser is dominating the horizon at Saqqara. It is the first pyramid in the history and the earliest stone building erected in Egypt. The pyramid is surrounded by a funerary complex with a limestone enclosure.
The museum contains a collection of artifacts, pictures and documents illustrating the ways in which messages have been delivered within Egypt over the centuries. It's located in Central Cairo, on the 2nd floor of the Central Post Office.
Saqqara museum is a small exposition of unique artifacts and interesting findings totally dedicated to discoveries made in Saqqara necropolis. This small gem among Egyptian museums will reveal you the history of discovering the Old Kingdom necropolis and its mysteries.
Coptic Cairo is an area where on a small piece of land we find a huge concentration of christian monuments, including Jewish Synagogue of Ben Ezra, remains of the ancient fort known as Babylon, famous Hanging church and a unique Coptic Museum dedicated to this almost vanished culture.