Make your way to your hotel in Cairo (meet & greet with transfer available upon request). Meet your fellow passengers & tour leader.
In the morning, accompanied by a professional, Egyptologist, we visit the Egyptian Museum & marvel at the treasure of pharaohs’ tombs. After a welcome lunch introducing the delights of Egyptian cuisine, we visit the famous Pyramids & Sphinx of Giza, one of the ‘ancient wonders of the world’. In the late afternoon we visit a papyrus factory.
There is leisure time today to shop in the colorful souks & explore more of Cairo, Africa’s largest city. Alexandria beckons & we transfer by air-conditioned coach to arrive there in the early evening. After checking into our hotel we dine in one of the famous restaurants on the edge of the Mediterranean Sea.
After breakfast we commence a half day tour of this city steeped in history. We visit the Greco-Roman museum, the catacombs of Kom El Shoukafa & Qaitbey Fort. The afternoon is free to shop in the markets of Alexandria.
Visit the beautiful Montazah Palace & gardens, formerly the home to King Farouk, the last king of Egypt. Enjoy a swim in the cool waters of the Mediterranean or simply relax on the beach. In the late afternoon we drive back to Cairo.
After breakfast the rest of the day in spent further exploring Cairo. We visit the Necropolis of Saqqara, including the Step Pyramid of King Zoser, the largest stone structure & the oldest pyramid in the world, & a prototype for its successors at Giza. We have lunch at a traditional Egyptian restaurant before exploring the nearby vibrant markets of Khan el Khalili.
Today is at leisure to give you a chance to visit the additional sights of Cairo. Discover Coptic Cairo or perhaps visit the hanging church, the beautiful Sultan Hassan Mosque or explore the traditional craft areas of the city. In the evening we enjoy a meal at one of Cairo’s premier restaurants as a grand final to our tour.
The tour ends at the hotel after breakfast.