Discover the treasures of Egypt with our 2-day Cairo and Alexandria adventure. Begin at the awe-inspiring Giza Pyramids and Sphinx in Cairo, delving into ancient history with a licensed Egyptologist. Then, journey to Alexandria along the Mediterranean, visiting the Catacombs of Kom El-Shoqafa, Pompey’s Pillar, the Citadel of Qaitbay, and the modern Bibliotheca of Alexandria. Enjoy a sumptuous seafood lunch, and return to Cairo or depart from Cairo International Airport. This tour seamlessly blends history, culture, and coastal charm, offering a captivating glimpse of Egypt’s past and present.
Experience our 2-day Cairo and Alexandria Trip, designed for convenience and adventure. Upon landing at Cairo International Airport, our representative will warmly welcome you, holding a signboard with your name. They will guide you to meet your licensed English-speaking Egyptologist, kickstarting your journey to the iconic Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx of Giza.
The cemetery, a hallowed burial ground for the ancient kings of Egypt during the Old Kingdom, features the majestic King Cheops’ Great Pyramid, which stands as a testament to history, constructed over 4500 years ago on the western banks of the Nile River in northern Egypt. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979, this sacred site boasts a rich historical significance.
As you stand before this colossal structure, your personal tour guide will regale you with tales of ancient Egypt and how its people practiced their rituals according to the ancient Egyptian religion. Along your ascent to the higher plateau, you’ll encounter the pyramid of King Chephren, the fourth ruler of the fourth dynasty and King Cheops’ son. The Great Sphinx, believed to be carved in his honor as the guardian of the entire Giza necropolis, is breathtaking.
From the plateau, you’ll be treated to a breathtaking vista of the three pyramids, including King Mycerinus’ pyramid. Capture unforgettable moments with the assistance of your accredited Egyptologist while also enjoying an optional camel ride around the Giza Pyramids.
Next, venture into the Valley Temple of Chephren, where ancient mummification rituals unfolded. Exiting the temple through a passageway, you’ll draw nearer to the Sphinx, a monolithic sculpture symbolizing a lion’s might and a king’s wisdom, crafted from a single stone with the body of a lion and a man’s head.
Afterward, we’ll take you to a quality local restaurant for a delectable lunch, fueling you for the rest of your Cairo Day Tours. Your next stop is the renowned Egyptian Museum, one of the world’s most significant museums, housing rare and invaluable artifacts dating back millennia.
The museum’s origins trace back to 1863, officially opening in 1902, showcasing an extensive collection of Egyptian treasures and, most notably, King Tutankhamun’s golden artifacts.
Finally, we’ll escort you to your Cairo hotel for a seamless check-in and an opportunity to explore the vibrant night activities and experiences Cairo offers.
Overnight in Cairo
Following a delightful breakfast, you’ll embark on a fascinating journey to Alexandria from Cairo, driving approximately two and a half hours in the comfort of a private, air-conditioned vehicle. Alexandria, situated on the Mediterranean Sea, was established during the Greco-Roman Era by the Macedonian commander Alexander the Great. It was renowned as the world’s most beautiful city during its prime. You’ll explore the Greco-Roman heritage by visiting the following sites:
The Catacombs of Kom El-Shoqafa: This site is of utmost archaeological importance, blending elements of both the Pharaonic and Roman eras. Originally, it served as an Egyptian burial ground for nobles before becoming Romanized. Over time, it became the final resting place for many prominent individuals. These catacombs span three floors beneath the earth, adorned with intricately crafted inscriptions and artwork.
Pompey’s Pillar, Erected in memory of Emperor Diocletian during the 3rd century A.D., is the last surviving remnant of the Temple of the Serapeum, initially constructed by Postumus. You’ll also have the opportunity to witness intriguing statues and sphinxes that once adorned this temple, a focal point for the cult in ancient Alexandria.
The Citadel of Qaitbay, Sultan Qaitbay, initiated the construction of this castle in 882 AH, on the very spot where the legendary Pharos lighthouse once stood. The Pharos lighthouse was one of the seven artificial wonders of the ancient world.
The Bibliotheca of Alexandria: This modern Library of Alexandria represents a revival of the ancient library, which was tragically destroyed centuries ago. It once held the title of the largest library of its time and stands as an impressive collaborative effort between Egypt and the United Nations.
You’ll savor a delectable fresh seafood lunch at a high-quality restaurant as your day unfolds. Finally, you’ll return to your Cairo hotel or head to Cairo International Airport for your departure, marking the end of your Overnight Cairo and Alexandria from Cairo tour.
Meals: Breakfast – Lunch
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To ensure a comfortable and hassle-free stay, we advise you to pack your suitcases thoughtfully to explore the awe-inspiring wonders that await you and let the mystique of Egypt captivate your senses. This mystical destination offers an unforgettable adventure, from ancient pyramids to magnificent temples. Prepare yourself for an extraordinary experience as you uncover the secrets of this great land. Pack wisely and get ready to immerse yourself in the wonders of Egypt.
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