2-Day Cairo & Giza Pyramids Tour From Hurghada
- Citadel of Salah el-Din
- • Look at the colossus of Ramses II at the ancient capital of Memphis
- •Learn about the history of the museum monuments and the basics of Islam through direct interaction with your own private tour guide
- •Look at the colossus of Ramses II at the ancient capital of Memphis
Day 1 : Hurghada - Cairo- Giza pyramids +Memphis+Sakkara
Today we'll pick you up from your hotel in Hurghada for our transfer to Cairo (5-6 hours).
Upon arrival, we'll take a tour of Cairo and the Giza pyramids.
The Great Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza, the Egyptian Museum, Citadel of Salah el-Din and Khan el-Khalili bazaars – these are just some of the amazing sights you will see on this history-filled overnight private trip to Cairo. With your own private Egyptologist guide to accompany you, prepare to be amazed at the history of this great city.
Great Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza
While there are actually over 100 pyramids in Egypt, including at least eight more at Giza, the Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops) is the only “Wonder of the Ancient World” that still survives. During your time at the Great Pyramids of Giza you’ll also see the mysterious Sphinx, a symbol that has come to represent the essence of Egypt for thousands of years.Next stop will be at Sakkara, another great archeological site where the famous and multi-titled architect Imhotep built the oldest pyramid in Egypt. The first stone structure is 4800 years and was erected in the form of huge solid steps on top of each. (The name Step Pyramid is quite suitable).
Your tour guide will accompany you inside one of the tombs of the nobles (tomb of Kagmini) to see murals reflecting daily life activities in ancient Egypt.
Memphis is your third destination to visit the open-air museum of the city. In Memphis, you will see the second largest Sphinx in Egypt, the lying colossus of Ramses II and many more monuments dug in this great city.
Day 2 : Cairo - Hurghada
The Egyptian Museum
Explore the history of Egypt through the 120,000 artifacts exhibited, from Narmer to Akhnaton and Ramses. On the upper floor is the famous collection of King Tutankhamun treasures.
Citadel of Salah el-Din with Alabaster Mosque
The Citadel is one of the world’s greatest monuments to medieval warfare, as well as a highly visible landmark on Cairo’s eastern skyline, situated on a spur of limestone.
The Hanging Church
Built into the walls of the Water Gate of the Roman fortress is possibly the oldest Christian church in Egypt, dating to around the 4th century. See the Church of St Sergius (Abu Serga), built atop one of the sites where the Holy Family rested on their flight from Herod, and Ben Ezra Synagogue which is Egypt’s oldest synagogue, dating to the 9th century.
At the conclusion of your tour, you will drive back to Hurghada
- Qualified Egyptologist guide
- 1-night accommodation in Cairo
- 1 lunch, 1 dinner
- Entrance fees
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Transport by air conditioned vehicle
- Gratuities (recommended)
- Food and drinks, unless specified