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5 Day Cairo Short Break

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Tour Details

  • Tour LocationCairo / Alexandria
  • Duration5 day
  • Pickup & Drop off PointCairo airport
  • AvailabilityEvery day
  • Tour TypePrivate & Historical tour & Heritage tours & Photographer tour

5 Days Cairo and Alexandria Tour Package

Enjoy your Cairo 5 days tour and making the most of your stay within the capital, Cairo discover the best of Giza, The Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinus and the  Famous Sphinx and Valley temple. the oldest pyramids in Egypt in Saqqara the Step Pyramid and next day explore Old Cairo history when you visit Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, Hanging Church, Abu Sarga Church, Saint Barbara Church, Ben Ezra’s Synagogue, Mosque of Amr ibn al-As and khan el khalili bazaar and much more we Book Now your Cairo City Break in 5 Days!

 

Tour Includes

  • Meet and greet service at the airport.
  • All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Accommodation in Cairo at 5* hotel for 4 nights including breakfast
  • Private English-speaking Egyptologist guide.
  • Lunch meal as indicated in the above itinerary
  • Bottled water during your trip.
  • Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites.
  • All taxes & service charges.

Price Excludes

  • Entry visa to Egypt.
  • Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Option tours
  • Tipping.

Tour Highlights

Cairo to Alexandria Attractions

  • The Pyramids of Giza
  • Saqqara pyramid
  • Ancient Memphis Egypt
  • Egyptian Museum
  • Babylon Fortress
  • Abu Sarga Church
  • Hanging Church
  • Ben Ezra's Synagogue
  • Mosque of Amr ibn al-As
  • Khan el-Khalili
  • Catacombs
  • Alexandria library
  • Citadel of Qaitbay

Tour Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Cairo

Arrive at Cairo International Airport you will be met and assisted by vacations in Egypt representative who will then escort you in a luxurious air-conditioned vehicle to your 5-Star hotel in the city.
Once you arrive at your hotel, our representative will assist you so that you will help with your check-in then you review your tour itinerary and establish tour pickup times.

Enjoy free time in your hotel.

Day 2Pyramids Tour

In the Morning your Vacations in Egypt tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in a private, air-conditioned vehicle to start your incredible tour to visit as follow…

Pyramids of Giza

The pyramids of Giza are the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still preserved today and therefore one of the most famous buildings in the world. The pyramids of Giza include the three main pyramids, the Pyramid of Cheops, the Pyramid of Chephren and the Pyramid of Mykerinus.

The queen Pyramids
some other smaller secondary pyramids, in which for example the women of the pharaohs were buried, as well as workers villages, temples, and cemeteries.

The Sphinx of Giza
The Sphinx Giza is the largest Egyptian sculpture. It was carved out of the limestone rock of the Giza Plateau and represents a lying lion with a human head and the so-called Nemes headscarf. Originally, the sphinx was painted with reddish ochre and also had a chin beard, but this fell off in ancient times.

Valley Temple of Khafre
afterward, move to witness the Valley temple that was used for the purification of the mummy of the king before its burial and for making the Mummification process of the king.

Saqqara pyramid
We will Move to Saqqara, a pyramid complex that, like Giza, is part of the necropolis of Memphis. There we will see one of the first pyramids built, which served as a model for all those that were built later. The step pyramid of Zoser has a rectangular base and is about 60 meters high, and was part of a ceremonial complex built around 2650 BC for the Pharaoh Zoser by Imhotep, the most famous Egyptian architect.
Then Proceed to have your lunch at a local restaurant.

Lunch
At the end of the visit to Giza pyramids, we will take a break and take the opportunity to eat and recharge. Lunch will be at a restaurant and Egyptian food (drinks not included).

Ancient Memphis Egypt
After Saqqara, we will undertake the last part of our excursion. We will head to Memphis, capital of the Old Empire between 3100 and 2040 BC, and the coronation site of all the pharaohs of the Empire.
According to tradition, Memphis was founded by Narmer, considered the first pharaoh. The city is located in the Nile Delta, right between Upper and Lower Egypt, the two regions into which the country was divided. In 1820, a huge statue of one of the most famous pharaohs, Ramses II, who ruled from 1279 to 1213 BC, was found in the Great Temple of Ptah near Memphis. The colossus, carved from pink granite, is more than 11 meters high and weighs more than 80 tons. For a time it was located in the center of Cairo, but erosion seriously damaged it and it was moved to Memphis, where it is exhibited in a covered area, to protect it.

After the tour, we will take you back to the hotel.

Day 3Day Tour to Alexandria from Cairo

This is a private tour, We will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo in a private vehicle and drive you to Alexandria. Three hours from Cairo is beautiful Alexandria, the second most important city in Egypt, founded by Alexander the Great in the 4th century BC, and which was one of the most important cultural and commercial centers of antiquity.
We will arrive in Alexandria in the morning and start our tour by visiting…

The Catacombs
the catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, built during the Roman period. They have three levels and their decoration shows the syncretism between the Egyptian pantheon and the Roman one.

Roman Theatre
Alexandria Roman Theatre Beyond the street of the facades is the Theatre, which was built at the beginning of the 1st century AD by the Nabateans and enlarged and improved by the Romans shortly after their annexation of the Kingdom in 106 AD. They built it by ruthlessly splitting a street of houses or tombs to extend the back of the auditorium, which could then accommodate 3000 people.

Alexandria library
we will visit the new Alexandria Library, whose design refers to the god Amon Ra and the Alexandria Lighthouse. In addition to several libraries, there is a planetarium, three museums, a laboratory and a printing press.

Note: The library is closed both on Friday and Saturday (can only be seen from outside).

Abu al-Abbas mosque
We will also pass by the beautiful Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque, a marvel of architecture built between the years 1929-1945 influenced by the buildings of ancient Egypt in Cairo. Then Proceed to have your lunch at a local restaurant.

Lunch
After midday we will take a break and have lunch in a restaurant overlooking the Mediterranean, to replenish our energy. The meal usually consists of Egyptian dishes and options that include dishes with meat, rice, and salads (drinks are not included)

Citadel of Qaitbay
From outside we will also see the Citadel of Qaytbay which was built on the site of the ancient pharaohs ( Light House ) of Alexandria, a defensive fortress built in 1480 by Ashraf Abu Al-Nasr Saif El-Din Qaitbay, a slave who became a sultan.

After the tour, we will take you back to the hotel in Cairo.

Day 4Egyptian Museum and Old Cairo tour

In the Morning your Vacations in Egypt tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in a private, air-conditioned vehicle to start your incredible tour to visit as follow…

Egyptian Museum of Antiquities
you will continue your excursion with a visit to the Egyptian Museum, where there are antiques from the Pharaonic period. The museum exhibits a rare collection of 5000 years of art, considered to be the most valuable collection of Egyptian art in the world. More than 25,000 antiquities are on display, including an exhibition devoted to Tutankhamen’s Treasure, furniture and jewelry, kept in his tomb for more than 3,500 years before Howard Carter discovered them in 1922.

Babylon Fortress
The Babylon Fortress date of foundation is unknown, although it is known that it already existed a hundred years before Christ
The walls of the fortress, reinforced by the Roman emperors, are 3 meters thick and the towers are 10 meters high and 31 meters in diameter.

Hanging Church
Hanging Church is the most famous church in the Coptic Quarter. it’s known as the Hanging Church because it is built over one of the gates of the Roman fortress, The wooden dome of the church is in the shape of Noah’s Ark, as described in the Old Testament.

Abu Sarga Church
It’s the oldest church in Egypt. It was built in the 5th century over the cave where it is believed, the Holy Family took refuge for several days. It is dedicated to Saints Sergius and Bacchus, part of whose relics are kept in this church.

Saint Barbara Church
It is a church of great historical importance, which was originally dedicated to Saint Cyrus and Saint John. From the 13th century onwards it was dedicated to Saint Barbara as her relics came to this church. It houses some of the oldest and rarest icons of Coptic art.

Ben Ezra’s Synagogue
it was originally a church, but in the 9th century, it was sold to Abraham Ben Ezra, who gave it his name, to get the money needed to pay the high taxes demanded by the Roman government.

Mosque of Amr ibn al-As
The Mosque of Amr ibn al-As in the oldest mosque on the African continent. Its origins date back to the year 642 when the territory of Cairo was occupied by Fustat, the capital of Egypt which at that time had been recently founded.
Then Proceed to have your lunch at a local restaurant.

Lunch
We will take a break and take the opportunity to eat and recharge. Lunch will be at a restaurant and Egyptian food (drinks not included).

Bazaar khan el khalili
After visiting the Egyptian Museum go see the beautiful Khan El-Khalili famous souq Cairo main market. Its always crowded with tourists and locals alike. It is the beating heart of the Egyptian metropolis. Lose yourself in the various bazaars where you will really find everything and buy some nice local handicrafts. After this, you will be transferred to your hotel in Cairo

Day 5Transfer to Cairo airport for Final departure

Breakfast at the hotel our representative will transfer you to the airport and assist you at the airport through final departure formalities.

Tour Map

What to pack for vacation list

  • Hat.
  • Camera.
  • Umbrella.
  • Medication.
  • Comfortable shoes.
  • Sunblock & Sunglasses.
  • Warm clothes in winter.
  • Cotton clothes in summer.
  • Passport valid for 6 months.

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Payment Policy

Tour Packages:

We offer a low-down payment of only 20% to secure your space on the tour, including the hotel room, the cruise ship cabin, the domestic flight ticket and other travel-related services. The rest of the money can be paid up to two days before the arrival date or in cash at the arrival to your travel manager, so your reservation will be a risk-free investment.

Methods of Payment: The company accepts all kinds of secure payment methods such as Visa, Master Card, Direct Bank Transfer, PayPal, Western Union and we can provide you with the details about each one of them if ever needed.

Note: Please inquire for the current pricing over Christmas, New Year, Easter, and 2020 Holidays to get the best possible rate.

Children Policy

Children Policy, room sharing with a child and parents

for packages, Nile cruises, and hotels

  • Children under 2 years: free
  • Children under 6 years old: 25% of the total cost of the tour for an adult
  • Children under 12 years old: 50% of the total cost of the tour for an adult
  • All children 12 years or older are considered adults.

If your tour package includes flights or sleeping train an additional supplement may be applied for your child.

Our services
the provided services will be luxury services from A to Z, with luxury transportations, and experts qualified tour guides. and we take pride in doing our best so you can enjoy your vacation and just please note that its a private tour so you can change or modify as you like ( total flexibility to meet your requests)
Vacations in Egypt: Safety and Health during COVID-19
  • Social distancing enforced throughout our tours.
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized.
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival.
  • Hand sanitizer provided for travelers and staff.
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks provided for our travelers, tour guides, reps, and drivers during tours.
  • Guides, reps, & drivers are required to regularly wash hands.
  • Accommodations are licensed to meet the general regulations for hotels & tourism resorts with a maximum of 50% of its total capacity.
  • 24/7 Follow up with our guests & staff in case of any symptoms appeared and immediately take the necessary actions.

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