Cairo & its monuments
Two days excursion from Sharm el Sheikh to Cairo will let us explore Giza Plateau and its famous Pyramids, discover workers tomb and wander in the Valley Temple of the Great Sphinx, next day we can either visit Saqqara and its Step Pyramid built by king Josser or go to Islamic quarters of Cairo and discover the Citadel of Sladdin and a beautiful Alabaster mosque of Mohammed Ali.
On the way to Cairo
We do pick up from any hotel in Sharm el Sheikh. Pick up from your hotel in the early morning and transfer by a/c bus to Cairo. The journey to Cairo will take up to 6 hours. There will be 2 stops on the way to go to toilet and to get breakfast in a cafeteria. We will arrive in Cairo by 9 am.
National Egyptian museum visit
Our day we will start with Egyptian Museum of Antiquities visit, simply called The National Egyptian Museum. It is situated on Tahrir square and became already a historical monument itself. 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.
Nile felucca & lunch time
After the museum you can optionally take 45 minutes Nile boat ride (10£ per person). We will enjoy with the sailing along the Nile, warm breeze and panoramic views of the city.
Lunch will be offered in a local restaurant on open buffet basis. Drinks are not included.
The Pyramids & the Sphinx
After lunch we will cross the Nile and continue our tour in Giza. One of the Seven Wonders of the World The great pyramid of Cheops! is waiting for us! We will visit other pyramids of the area as well: the pyramid of Chephren and the pyramid of Mycerinus. At the end of the tour Sphinx and its valley temple will be visited.
Shopping time & optional activities
There will be an opportunity for shopping in the area around the Pyramids. Visit of papyrus institute, perfume palace or cotton fabric will be available.
At the end of the day we will drive you to The Oasis hotel, 4* on BB basis, where you will spend a night. Optionally in the evening you can do the following: Nile Cruise & Dinner with Tanura show and belly dance on a floating hotel or Watch Sound & Light show at the Pyramids.
Memphis city & Step Pyramid
Next day after the breakfast in your hotel move to Saqqara complex to visit Step Pyramid of King Joser and other monuments of the area. Alternatively you can go to Cairo Citadel and the area around.
Lunch in a local restaurant in the city will be offered on open buffer basis.
Old Cairo & its churches
We will end our day with a tour in Old Cairo where many old churches such as "Hanging” church, St. Sergio church and St. Barbara church are located. Jewish temple - synagogue of Ben Ezra, Amr Eben Al Aas mosque - the 1st mosque ever built in Egypt and roman fort Babylon are also on the site. All these monuments you will find in one place.
Back to Sharm el Sheikh
At the end of the day we will transfer you to Cairo bus station to catch your public bus to Sharm el Sheikh. Upon arrival in Sharm el Sheikh bus station our rep will meet you and drive back to your hotel.