Enjoy a 3-day tour of Cairo from Hurghada by car. Visit the highlights of Cairo. On the first day visit Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum, Saladin Citadel, Mohamed Ali Mosque, Old Cairo, Coptic Hanging Church of Cairo and Old Bazaar Khan el Khalil, Memphis, Saqqara, dahshour
Day 1 – Hurghada – Cairo
You will be transferred from your hotel to Cairo at 03:00, the journey takes 6 hours.
Arrival in Cairo at 09:30
- Giza Pyramid Complex: The complex includes three main pyramids, six minor pyramids, the Great Sphinx and the Valley Temple.
The complex dates back to the fourth dynasty 2400 years BC. The Great Pyramid :
It is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids on the Giza Plateau and the only intact one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. The height of the Great Pyramid is 147 m, the number of stones used in its construction is 2,300,000, and it took twenty years to build.
- The Great Sphinx: At 73 m, it is the tallest statue in the world. long, 19 m. wide and 20 m high. It is the oldest known monumental sculpture. The Valley Temple: A granite mortuary temple used by the ancient Egyptians for the mummification process and is the only one left on the Giza Plateau. Lunch will be served at Pyramids/Nile View Restaurant, then proceed to visit the Egyptian Museum
- Egyptian Museum: The museum displays a rare art collection spanning 5,000 years. More than 250,000 genuine artifacts are on display, including an exhibition dedicated to Tutankhamun’s collection of treasure, gold and jewelry that was locked in his tomb for more than 3,500 years.
- Transfer to hotel in Giza for overnight
Day 2 – Old Cairo
After breakfast, join your private guide to visit Cairo’s highlights including:
- Citadel of Salah el-Din:
Serving as the seat of government for Egypt until the 1860s, Cairo’s citadel is one magnificent fortress. It was built during the reign of Salah ad-Din. Construction began in 1176 and was completed in 1182.
Then visit the
- Mohamed Ali Mosque: Built between 1830 and 1848, the mosque was called “The Alabaster Mosque” because most of the walls were made of pure alabaster. The mosque is a replica of the Blue Mosque in IstanbulKhan El Khalili Bazaar:
No visit to Cairo is complete without a stop at the Khan El Khalili Bazaar; one of the most famous and oldest bazaars in the Middle East.
Overnight in Cairo
Day 3 – Memphis – Saqqara and Dahshour
Day 3: Memphis, Saqqara Dahshour – Hurghada
After breakfast, visit Cairo’s highlights with your private guide including:
Step Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara The step pyramid was built in the 27th century BC. Rule of the Djoser dynasty.
It is the first pyramid to be built in Egypt, and while it is not a “true pyramid” with smooth sides like those at Giza and Dahshur, it is nonetheless an important step in its development. It is also the first large-scale stone-carved pyramid structure in the world.
The Ancient City of Memphis
Memphis, founded around 3100 BC. C., is the legendary city of Menes, the king who united Upper and Lower Egypt. Initially, Memphis was probably a fortress from which Menes controlled the land and water routes between Upper Egypt and the Delta in
Probably originating from Upper Egypt, it was able to control the conquered peoples of Lower Egypt from Memphis. However, by the Third Dynasty, the building at Saqqara indicates that Memphis had become an important city.
Located about 40 kilometers southwest of Cairo, the city of Dahshur marks the southern end of the vast field of pyramids that begins at Giza. Excavations at Dahshur have uncovered the remains of seven pyramids and extensive tombs built for
queens and nobles from Memphis to the 13th Dynasty of the Middle Kingdom.
Two of the last pyramids built here have been completely destroyed over time and the Elements and some others, such as the Black Pyramid (12th Dynasty, 1929-1885 BC) are badly damaged, but Dahshur also boasts two of the best in Egypt. The first surviving pyramids. Both built during the reign of King Snofru (2613-2589 BC), the founder of the 4th dynasty, the Crooked Pyramid and the Red Pyramid of Dahshur are massive evidence of the architectural evolution leading up to the construction of the Great Pyramid from led his companions in Giza.
You will be redirected to Hurghada
- Qualified Egyptology Tour Guide during the 3 days excursions.
- All transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle.
- Two nights in Cairo
- Tickets for all attractions mentioned.
- Hotel pickup and drop-off.
- Bottled water on board the vehicle during the tour
- Lunch during the tour
- Shopping tours in Cairo
- All Service Fees and Taxes
- Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary.
Remember to bring the following with you:
- Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary.