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Cairo & Alexandria: 6 Days


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Arrival & Departure Point: Cairo (CAI), Egypt
Destinations Covered: Cairo-Alexandria-Cairo.
Highlights: Pyramids & sphinx of Giza, Dinner cruise, Egyptian museum of Antiquities, Tutankhamen’s tomb, Library of Alexandria, Pompey’s Pillar, Montazah Palace & Gardens, Catacombs, Roman Amphitheatre and Quiet Bay.
Itinerary
Day 1: Cairo
On arrival in Cairo, the land of the Pharaohs you will be met and assisted through Immigration and customs by our representative and escorted to your hotel. Check in and relax with own interests. Evening we take you for a dinner cruise with Oriental show. Back to hotel and spend the night.
Day 2: Cairo
After breakfast, a scenic drive will take you to the pyramids and Sphinx of Giza which have stood for the Last 5000 years. Continue to visit the Egyptian museum of Antiquities which includes the world’s largest Collection of Pharonic artifacts and the treasures of Tutankhamen’s tomb. Overnight in Cairo with dinner.
Pyramids: Constructed between 2589 BC and 2504 BC, the Egyptian pyramids of Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure, built in that order, are a testament to ancient planning and engineering. How these pyramids were built is a source of speculation and debate, with a general consensus that ramps of some form, and a tremendous amount of brute human labor, were used. When they were completed the pyramids were encased in white limestone, most of which is lost today. Each pyramid had a mortuary and valley temple, with a causeway connecting them. They also had smaller pyramids referred to as “satellite” or “queens” pyramids.
The Great Sphinx of Giza: This is an enigmatic monument usually associated with king Khafre (a mythical creature with a lion’s body and a human head) stands on the Giza Plateau on the west bank of the Nile in Giza, Egypt. It is the largest monolith statue in the world, standing 73.5 metres (241 ft) long, 19.3 metres (63 ft) wide, and 20.22 m (66.34 ft) high. It is the oldest known monumental sculpture, and is commonly believed to have been built by ancient Egyptians of the Old Kingdom during the reign of the Pharaoh Khafra (c. 2558–2532 BC).  The face of the Sphinx is generally believed to represent the face of the Pharaoh Khafra.
Day 3: Cairo-Alexandria (220 K.ms, 3 hours drive)
After breakfast, a scenic drive to Alexandria City, the bride and the pearl of the Mediterranean Sea, built By Alexander. Day is free for you to enjoy this wonderful city on your own. You can either relax in the comfort of your hotel or revel in the beaches of Alexandria. Evening back to hotel to spend overnight.
Day 4: Alexandria sightseeing
Today after the breakfast we take you for a sightseeing tour in Alexandria, the pearl of Mediterranean Sea built in BC 331 by Alexander the great.
Alexandria: 
Alexandria is the second largest metropolitan city in Egypt after Greater Cairo by size and population, extending about 32 km along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Alexandria is an important tourist resort as well as countries largest seaport serving 80% Egypt’s import and export business. Attractions here to visit are explained below. Alexandria was one of the greatest cities in the Hellenic world, second only to Rome in size and wealth, and while it changed hands from Rome to Byzantine and finally Persia, the city stayed the capital of Egypt for a millennium.
Lighthouse of Alexandria: The Lighthouse of Alexandria (Pharos) was built in the third century BC by Ptolemy I on the island of Pharos. The height of the lighthouse was between 115 and 150 meters, so it was among the highest structures in the world, second only to the Great Pyramids. The lighthouse was built on 3 floors. And on the top there was a mirror that reflected sunlight during the day and used fire for the night. But it was damaged by 2 earthquakes in 1303 and 1323.
The Library of Alexandria: This was the largest library of the ancient world and the place where great philosophers and scientists of that age came to seek knowledge. Alexandria also hosted, at the time, the largest Jewish community in the world, and the Septuagint, the first Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible, was written in the city.
Alexandria National Museum: This museum has more than 1800 archaeological pieces exhibited chronologically. The basement is devoted to Prehistoric and Pharonic times; first floor to the Graeco-Roman period; second floor to the Coptic and Islamic era that highlights artifacts raised during recent underwater excavations.
Montazah Palace: Built in 1892 by Abbas II of Egypt Abbas Hilmi Pasha, the last khedive of Egypt. One of the palace buildings, the Haramlek, now contains a casino on the ground floor and a museum of royal relics on the upper levels, while the Salamlek has been converted into a luxury hotel. Montazah Royal Garden (over 200 acres), parts of the palace are open to the public.
Pompey’s Pillar: Karmouz. An ancient monument, this 25-meter-high granite column was constructed in honor of the Emperor Diocletian in AD 297. The confined area where the column stands also has other ruins and sculptures such as the Serapium oracle.
Roman Amphitheater: Built in the 2nd century AD, this Roman amphitheater has 13 semicircular tiers made of white and gray marble, with marble seats for up to 800 spectators, galleries and sections of mosaic-flooring. In Ptolemaic times this area was the Park of Pan, a pleasure garden surrounded by Roman villas and baths.
Day 5: Cairo
After breakfast visit Catacombs the largest Roman cemetery, Pompey’s Pillar which it built in AD 297 AD in honor of Emperor Diocletian, Roman Amphitheatre Which it has twelve semi-circular marble tiers in remarkably good Condition, Quiet Bay Fortress (From outside) built in 1479, stands on the site of the Pharos, the fabled Lighthouse of Alexandria & Montazah Park which was the King’s summer residence. Drive back to Cairo and Overnight.
Day 6: Departure Transfer
Check-out after breakfast and we transfer you to Cairo International Airport.
Package Includes:
  • All transfer (Cairo & Alexandria) by air conditioned vehicles with bottled drinking water,
  • 3 nights stay in Cairo with daily breakfast,
  • 2 nights stay in Alexandria with daily breakfast,
  • Arrival d speaking guide,
  • And all taxes.ay dinner cruise in Cairo,
  • Full day tour Cairo visit: Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum,
  • Full day tour Alexandria tour,
  • Local English
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