Giza Plateau, Sakkara, and MemphisOur Egypt select tours tour guide will be waiting for you next to the exit door holding a sign with your name to pick you up from the port. Then, he will escort you by an air conditioned vehicle to Cairo " The journey takes around 1.5 hours’ drive" to visit Giza Plateau to visit the impressive 3 Pyramids of Kings Cheops, Chephren, and Menkaure which are guarded by the rock-cut statue (The Sphinx). The Great Pyramid of King Cheops is the only wonder of the seven wonders of the ancient world that is still standing today, although it is 2,000 years older than any other wonder on the list. Then stop for lunch by one of the local restaurant with pyramids view Then you will go to witness the Complex of Saqqara which belongs to King Zoser and his step pyramid which is considered the first pyramid in Egypt and the first rock-cut building in the history. Moving on towards Memphis” one of the ancient Egyptian Capitals until around 2,200 BC) which was a cult center for God Ptah god of creation and artworks, you will find there a lot of temples and monuments dedicated for him Optional: Pyramids Sound & Light Show: At the evening, Our Egypt select tours tour guide will pick you up to attend the Sound & Light Show where you will watch the great light and sound are bringing the Sphinx and the Pharaohs to life again telling us about their history and great civilization . The Show depicts the story of building the pyramids and telling the story of great figures of the ancient Egyptian pharaohs like King Akhenaten and Queen Nefertiti Or: Nile Dinner Cruise: At the evening, Our Egypt select tours representative will transfer you by air conditioned vehicle to enjoy a Nile River dinner cruise aboard one of elegant cruising restaurants sailing the world's longest waterway. "For 2 hours" You can expect first-class service during your evening dinner Nile cruise, sailing past Cairo's illuminated skyline while you enjoy your dinner. Following dinner is live entertainment provided by a spectacular belly-dancing and oriental show. Or: Felucca Ride: Our Egypt select tours tour guide will escort you by air conditioned vehicle to enjoy a relaxing experience on one of the Felucca boats on the surface of the longest River in the World "The Nile”. Enjoy the magnificent view of Cairo from the feluccaboat during the night time, or at sunset time from the felucca. We can also arrange your birthday party while sailing on the Nile. After finishing the tour you will be transferred to hotel to check in and stay in Cairo Overnight.
Egyptian Museum, Citadel, and Islamic CairoAt the Morning, Checking out the hotel. Then, you are going to continue your journey through the history accompanied with our Egypt select tours tour guide starting with the Egyptian Museum of Antiquitieswhich is located in Down Town. It was built in 1902 and it exhibits a large number of items and treasures (exceeding 120,000 masterpieces) dating back to the ancient Egyptian period and Greco-Roman period including the marvelous collection of the child king Tut Ankh Amon. Option: The Citadel: Then you will be transferred to one of the most Stunning construction in Cairo “The Citadel of Saladin Al Ayouby”. It was built in 12th century to fortify Cairo against the Crusaders. The citadel was used as the seat of the king and his government in Egypt for many centuries and many dynasties including the Ayyubids, the Mamluks, and even some Ottomans ruled over Egypt from the Citadel. On the site of the citadel there are other great monuments like the Great Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali Pasha which stands proudly on the highest point inside the courtyard of the Citadel of Saladin. It’s one the landmarks in Cairo with its huge space, the beautiful decorations on its walls, and its remarkable domes and minarets. Or: Coptic Cairo: After that proceeding to a new era "The Coptic Cairo" where you will visit the "Hanging Church" which is dating back to the 3rd Century AD and was dedicated to Virgin Mary ,It's called "Hanging" because of its location above the gatehouse of the ancient Roman fortress "Babylon" .It contains 110 Holy icons depicting beautiful religious scenes. Then visiting "Saint Sergius and Bacchus Church" which is believed to have been built on the spot where the holy family rested at the end of their journey into Egypt. And ending Coptic Cairo tour with a visit to the "Jewish Synagogue of Ben Ezra" which gained its importance from its Geniza (Store room) was found during the 19th century containing a treasure of abandoned Hebrew secular and sacred manuscripts Then moving to "Islamic Cairo" and taking a walking tour in the 1000 years old "el Moez" street which is considered as an open air museum for Terrific Islamic Buildings which are decorated with different patterns and paints, then ending our tour with going to Khan el Khalili Bazaar which is one of Cairo's main attractions. The district of Khan el Khalili was originally a mausoleum called "el Zaafran" for the burial of Fatimid Caliphs, after that it became a district for the Turkish community during the Ottoman period, and now it becomes a bazaar where you will find many souvenirs shops, coffeehouses "Café" serving Arabic coffee and offering Hookah "Shisha", and restaurants throughout the area. After this trip you will be driven back to Ein El Sokhna or Alexandria port to get back to your cruise.