Day 1: Drive from Alexandria to the Great Pyramids, Memphis, Saqqara
✅Our transfer from the hotel in Alexandria to Cairo starts the first day of our tour. After arriving in Cairo, we start with every known and fascinating pyramid of Giza.
✅You will be astonished by the design of the tombs built more than 4500 years ago, about which the archaeologists still disagree on the origin and construction. From here you see our second target, the Sphinx. This half-human half-lion statue watches over the graves with its 20m height and 57m length with a view of the valley temple.
✅For refreshment, we serve lunch during a break in Cairo
✅A little bit rested we continue to the city of Memphis, 25 km from Cairo. Memphis was the former capital of Egypt during the Pharaonic period. It was built under the rule of King Menes. Most think that the 3 famous pyramids, the Cheops, Chephren, Mykrinos are the oldest pyramids, in Sakkara, you will visit the oldest pyramid, which is a stepped pyramid by King Zoser.
✅We will give you all the time to explore the ancient Egyptian civilization during your stay in Saqqara.
✅Enough for today and for relaxation we drive you thereafter to stay overnight in your hotel.
Day 2: Visit the Egyptian Museum, Old Town Cairo – Return Alexandria
✅After enjoying breakfast in your hotel, Tahrir Square, where the Egyptian revolution took place in January 2011 against Mubarak and his government, awaits you.
✅Here is the Egyptian Museum. You visit one Museum feeling boring?? Here certainly not. The Egyptian Museum with its approximately 150 000 objects will impress everyone. It is amazing how little tools were used to produce such precise work thousands of years ago.
✅Let yourself be spellbound by the most well-known find; the grave contents of the child pharaoh Tutankhamun. At the moment, a new museum is under construction, as the old building can no longer present all the finds.
✅After a break, we will take you to the old town of Cairo. Before you get the chance to rummage in the oriental bazaar of the old town, we will show you the Christian part of the city with the unique “hanging church” which got its name from its construction in the former fortress walls and the Abu Serga, the place where the sacred Family protection from persecution Herod searched.
✅Now it is time to spend the last time before our trip back to Alexandria exploring the Old City bazaars or even taking part in one of our optional guided tours in Cairo.