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2 Day Cairo & Alexandria Tour

2 Day Cairo & Alexandria Tour


Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Cairo City Tour

We will pick you up from Alexandria port then travel privately in private modern van with proficient guide to visit the great pyramids of Cheops, Chephren & Mykerinus. Continue to the Sphinx with pharaoh head and lion body then visit the Valley Temple related to Chephren Pyramid complex.

Get your lunch in local restaurant then proceed to the famed Egyptian Museum that displayes artifacts from almost all historic ages of ancient Egypt. It covers about 5000 years of art including great exhibit devoted to Tutankhamen treasures, Royal Mummies room and big library.

Day 02: Alexandria City Tour

Pick up shortly after breakfast in hotel to travel to Alexandria. You would first start at the Catacomb of Kom El Shokafa dating back to the early Roman period, discovered in 1900 by pure chance, it is a combined Egyptian and Roman art piece built firstly for one family but turned later into public tomb.

Visit the fort of Quitbay, established at the entrance of Alexandria eastern harbor at the same spot of the ruined lighthouse of Alexandria. Continue to wander the library of Alexandria strolling its interior before getting your lunch meal in local restaurant then drive back to Alexandria port.

Trip Includes

  • Pick up from Alexandria Port & return
  • All transport by private AC vehicle
  • 01 Night in Cairo hotel with breakfast
  • Personal skilled guide
  • Entry fees to mentioned sites
  • Lunch meals in Cairo & Alexandria
  • Bottled water & soft drinks
  • All Service charges and taxes

Itinerary Highlights

  • Alexandria City

    Located in Northern Egypt overlooking the shores of the Mediterranean, Alexandria is around 230 kilometers to the North of Cairo and simply the first and most ancient city at the beginning of the Northern Coast in Egypt.

  • Nile River

    The Nile is a major north flowing river in northeastern Africa, generally regarded as the longest river in the world. In the ancient Egyptian language, the Nile is called (Great River), also called the river Aur (black) for the color of the sediment left after the river’s annual flood.

  • Egyptian Museum

    Egypt is famous for its ancient civilization and some of the world’s most famous monuments. Cairo Museum in Tahrir Square is one of Egypt’s top attractions, known as the Egyptian Museum of antiquities, houses the largest collection of Ancient Egyptian artifacts.

  • Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa

    Alexandria's catacombs, known as Kom el Shoqafa, are short distance southwest of the Pompey pillar in Alexandria Egypt. The Catacombs means underground tunnels, it is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the middle Ages.

  • Qaitbay Citadel

    The Citadel of Qaitbay ‎is a 15th century defensive fortress located on the Mediterranean Sea coast in Alexandria Egypt. The Castle of Qaitbay, also known as (Quaitbay Citadel) is very impressive defensive stronghold in both its size and design.

  • Pompey Pillar

    Pompey Pillar is the biggest memorial column in Egypt. Whilst called (Pompey’s Pillar), this 25 meter tall structure, completed in 292 AD, was actually dedicated to the Emperor Diocletian. It is made of red granite, quarried and transported from Aswan in Upper Egypt.

  • Memphis Egypt

    The ancient capital of Egypt, founded 2925 BC south the river Nile delta by king Menes the unifier of ancient Egypt and the founder of the first dynasty. It is part of Saqqara necropolis with remains of God Ptah temple and 2 huge statues of Ramses II still found at the site.

  • Khan El Khalili Bazaar

    Khan El-Khalili open air bazaar is 14th century old Arab souk. Built in 1382 by the Emir Djaharks el Khalili in the heart of the Fatimid Islamic Cairo. Filled with exotic unique items from jewelry, spices, souvenirs and perfumes to t-shirts and galabiyyas.

  • Old Cairo

    Misr Al Qadimah (Old Cairo) dates back to the 6th century, the name was given to the the ancient southern part of the city the site of those capitals before modern Cairo. known also as Cairo religious community as it contains ancient mosques, churches & synagogues.

  • Alabaster Mosque

    The Mosque of Muhammad Ali is situated inside the open court of Cairo Saladin Citadel, designed by the Turkish architect Yousf Boushnaq in 1830 A.D as replica of Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul.

  • Giza Pyramids

    Dating back to 2589 BC, Giza Pyramids are the Only remaining ancient world wonders with its 3 pyramids built for kings Cheops, Chephren & Micerinus. Cheops pyramid is the oldest and largest, Chefren built The sphinx, Chephren and Micerinus pyramids are smaller and simpler.

  • Cairo Egypt

    Cairo, the capital of Egypt, is the largest city in the country and an important political, cultural, and commercial hub in the Middle East and the Arab World. Cairo has a population of more than 10 million people.

FAQs

Is Egypt safe to travel?

Egypt is safe country to visit with notable low crime rate, tourist attractions are well secured and there is no common negative attitude towards foreigners, with some sensible precautions and preparations you will feel at home and as safe as you'll ever be.

What to wear when visiting Egypt?

There is no special dress code when visiting Egypt tourist sites, modest dress is recommended in less tourist sites and there is no special concern for women traveling alone.

How to get visa to Egypt
Visitors to Egypt must obtain a visa from one of the Egyptian diplomatic missions or apply and pay online for one month visa to Egypt through Egypt E-Visa Portal. Valid Passport with 6 months validity beyond your travel schedule is a must, visitors from Australia, Canada, Croatia, European Union, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Macedonia, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Serbia, Ukraine, United Kingdom and United States can purchase a one month visa upon arrival.
What language is spoken in Egypt?

Egyptian Arabic is the most commonly spoken language in Egypt, it is also the national language in the country but Egyptians speak and understand English as they study it in school. Fewer Egyptians can speak other languages like French, Italian, Spanish, and German. Egyptians working in tourism sector are accustomed to speak enough English and other languages to fulfill the needs of most travelers.

What airlines fly to Egypt?

Egypt is very connected to the world, it has many direct flights with Africa, Asia, European Union and United States. Visit Cairo Airport website for a full list of Airlines that fly to Egypt.

What is the duty free allowance for Egypt?

Duty free allowances on arrival to Egypt are 1L alcohol, 1L perfume, and either 200 cigarettes, 25 cigars or 200g tobacco. Duty free shops are available in Egypt airports and major tourist cities (Cairo, Luxor, Hurghada, El Gouna and Sharm El Sheikh).

What time does the Pyramid open?

Giza Pyramids and most monuments and Museums in Egypt open between 8 Am to 5 Pm. During Ramadan, the holy month of the Islamic calendar, be aware that these hours will change significantly.

What are the opening hours for shops in Egypt?

Shops and stores in Egypt are usually opened from 10 Am to 10 Pm however in major cities it opens much later and some are open 24 hours.

Can non Muslim go inside mosque in Egypt?

Visitors are welcome in most mosques throughout the year. Modest dress is recommended, women should cover their hair, arms and legs. Both Women and men will remove their shoes before entering.

Can you take pictures in Egypt?

Taking pictures for people and streets is fine after people permission While Taking pictures for official type or army structures is not permitted. In most historical sites and museums in Egypt it is allowed to use camera,  some of them may charge you for camera but at the Egyptian Museum and some similar historical sites it is prohibited and you will be asked to leave camera at reception before entering.

What type of hotels are there in Egypt? check-in time?

Egypt enjoys big hotel variety from world class luxury to simple hostel accommodations; Check in time in most hotels in Egypt is around midday, 12 or 1 PM.

Do you need any vaccinations to go to Egypt?

There in no health concerns or vaccinations required to visit Egypt but we recommend to check with your own doctor, he knows you and your medical history best.

What currency is used in Egypt?

The currency in Egypt is the Egyptian pound (LE), it is about ,06 to USD. Money exchange is widely available, Credit cards are largely used in Egypt major cities and tourist spots.

How to get around in Egypt?

We do not recommend the public buses in big cities. Taxi and limousine service are fine every where but price is negotiable. Trains go to all big cities in Egypt except Sinai and the Red Sea. Flights from / to tourist cities are always available.

How much to tip in Egypt?

Tipping in Egypt is an appreciated habitual attitude but is Not obligatory. Generally 5 to 10 EGP for small favors is fine for carrying luggage, parking a car or to guys who clean bathrooms. 10 % is fine in restaurant and spa. Tipping your tour guide and vehicle driver should be considered if you're provided with good to great service, feel free to give what you think your experience was worth.

Booking Terms

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    • Price does NOT include Entry visas to any of served destinations.
    • Price does NOT include fees of any special archaeological sites.
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    • Children under 6 years old are free of charge in all similar tours.
    • Children between 6 and 11.99 years would pay half price of adults.
    • Children will be charged in case your tour includes any airfare.
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    • Full payment should be settled upon tour pick up or upon arrival.
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    • We never apply cancellation fees in all ‘force majeure’ cases.
    • Cancellation fees are applied in personal & business conditions.
    • International airline tickets if added are your own responsibility.
    • Ask our agents about group discounts and cancellation penalties.
    • We recommend you to buy good travel insurance as we do Not offer.

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