05 Days 04 nights Cairo and Alexandria Stop Over

Tripoto
1st Nov 2014
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Day 1: Cairo

Arrival will be at Cairo airport. Meet & assist by our representative through the formalities and customs. The day will be a full day tour to visit Sakkara, 28 Km southern to Giza, where you will see the Step Pyramid of Zoser, the first pyramid has been built in Egypt, then to Memphis, the first capital of Egypt where you will see the huge statue of King Ramses II lying on the ground losing his arm. Lunch will be at a local restaurant. Continue to Giza to visit the Great Pyramid of Cheops which was built by manual labor. It is the largest of the three main Pyramids and it is the only survivor of the Seven Great Wonders of the Ancient World, the Pyramid of Chephren, which is the best preserved, and the Pyramid of Mycerinus. Nearby see the Sphinx, a marvelous sight carved out of a natural rocky outcrop, the lion’s body stretching 45 m, with its paws 15 m long. Learn how paper was made in the ancient times with a visit to the Papyrus Institute followed by a short visit to a Perfumery workshop. Dinner and overnight will be at the hotel

Optional Tour:
Sound & Light Show at Sphinx Plateau.

Day 2: Cairo

Breakfast will be at the hotel. The day will be a full day tour to the world famous Egyptian Museum with its 100,000 objects covering 4,000 years of ancient Egyptian civilization including the treasures of Tutankhamen. Lunch will be at a local restaurant. Then we will visit the Citadel of Salah El Din, built between 1176 and 1182 A.D. The Citadel fortress provides a panoramic view of Cairo from the Moqattam hills. The Citadel complex includes the Alabaster Mosque of Mohammad Ali. Continue to Old Cairo to visit Hanging ChurchBen Ezra Synagogue and have a look at Amr Ibn El Aas Mosque, the first mosque has been built in Egypt. Continue toKhan El khalili Bazaars which date back to the fourteenth century. Back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight will be at the hotel. 

Optional Tour:
Gala dinner on a cruising restaurant down the Nile. The cruise sails for 02 hours including belly dancer show, folklore show, horse dancing show and based on open buffet dinner

Day 3: Cairo - Alexandria

Breakfast will be at the hotel. Drive for about 3 hours to Alexandria City, known as the Pearl of theMediterranean Sea. The tour will begin by visiting Catacombs at Koum El Shoukkafa. The Catacombs consist of three tires hewn out of the rock at a depth of 100 feet. Then, there will be a short visit to the Pompey's Pillar, a huge granite pillar dating back to 297 A.D. Proceed to visit the Roman Amphitheater which was built during Ptolemaic times. This era was known as the Pan and Roman baths whereas villas and amphitheater were built. Today you can see this theater with its marble seating for 700-800 person. Gladiatorial games were once held here later chariot races. Lunch will be at a local restaurant. Continue to visit Al Mursi Abu Al Abbas Mosque, the most famous mosque in Alexandria passing bay Qaitbay Fort. And then, we will visit Alexandria LibraryNabi Daniel Mosque and Lukman Al Hakim Mosque. On the afternoon, you will have an overlooking for the most exquisite beach on the eastern tip of Alexandria, surrounded by and extremely large garden, unique in its harmonious combination of flowers with wood and trees. This is El Montaza Park, the summer iridescence of ex-royal family of the King Farouk, the last king of Egypt. The Palace gardens cover an area of some 150 acres of flowers, trees and palms. Dinner and overnight will be at the hotel in Alexandria.

Day 4: Alexandria - Cairo

Breakfast will be at the hotel. Today there will be a big chance for shopping at your own at the famousshopping centers in Alexandria. Lunch will be at a local restaurant. Drive back to Cairo. Dinner and overnight will be at the hotel in Cairo.

Day 5: Cairo - Your destination

Breakfast will be at the hotel. Transfer to Cairo airport for the departure to your destination.

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