Take the chance to discover this amazing city on our two days trip. See the treasures of the Egyptian Museum and visit the Salah El Din Citadel and the Sultan Hassan Mosque. Discover the famous Khan el Khalili Bazaar and Cairo by night.
What to Expect
Early in the morning we will pick you up directly from the entrance door of your hotel in El Gouna; you will recognize our driver by a sign with your name in his hand. During our way to Cairo you can already gain some impressions about the Egyptian landscape; of course we will make stops whenever you need. After your arrival in Cairo you will first of all visit the Egyptian Museum which contains a huge collection of artifacts, jewelry, statues, sarcophagi, mummies and many more items. Discover the treasures of Pharaonic Egypt and plunge into the history of a fascinating civilization. Against an extra payment you can enter the ‘Mummy Room’ and find yourself face to face with the mummies of famous ancient Egyptian Royals.
In the afternoon you will be taken to the well preserved Salah El Din Citadel, the heart of Islamic Cairo, created by one of the greatest Arabic rulers, known in Europe as ‘Saladin’, a successful conqueror and clever statesman who built this large and impressive fortress to protect the city from the European crusaders. Inside the fortification’s walls you will furthermore find the Mohamed Ali Mosque, also known as the Alabaster Mosque. The huge mosque, looking down on the city from its hill, is a beautiful piece of ottoman-inspired architecture with a wonderful courtyard, covered with alabaster.
Then have a walk through the Sultan Hassan Mosque with its extravagant interior, the architectural innovations and the fantastic size, regarding the time of its construction in the Middle-Age. This mosque was not only created for prayer, but also as a madrassa, an educational institution for religious studies.
In the evening you have time to have a walk on the famous Khan el Khalili Bazaar to buy some souvenirs and try a typical element of Arabic culture – bargaining. Afterwards you can discover Cairo on your own by walking along the River Nile, shopping in one of the numerous malls or taking the chance to have dinner on a cruise boat or to go to Giza to see the Sound and Light Show at the pyramids where you can surrender to the magic of an enchanting spectacle for eyes, ears and mind on a mystique place (both against supplement!).
On the second day you will visit the old capital Memphis with its ruins, the fallen colossal statue of Pharaoh Ramesses II and the Alabaster Sphinx.
Furthermore we will show you Saqqara, the ancient graveyard of Memphis, with its monumental graves – mastabas (flat-roofed, rectangular tombs) and pyramids – among them Pharaoh Djoser’s famous Step Pyramid. After this we will offer you lunch in a restaurant and take you directly to the giant Pyramids and the Sphinx in Giza.
Be impressed by this last surviving of the Seven Wonders of the World, built more than 4.500 years ago as everlasting monumental graves for the Pharaohs Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinos and still an architectonic secret. And share a smile with the mystique Sphinx, mixture of a Pharaoh’s head and a lion’s body. If you like, you can optionally ride on a camel, enter a pyramid or visit the ‘Solar Boat Museum’ - near the Great Pyramid you can visit the huge legendary ‘Solar Boat’, a piece of extraordinary engineering art, in which Pharaoh Cheops, builder of the Great Pyramid, wanted to sail through the underworld.
In the afternoon we give you again some time at your own disposal in central Cairo; go shopping, relax or join a Felucca trip and sail over the River Nile (against supplement).
In the evening you will travel back to your hotel in El Gouna.
- Transfers from/to your hotel and between the sights in high-class vehicles with A/C
- Guided tours in your language
- Entrance fees for the above mentioned sights
- 1st day and 2nd day lunch in different local restaurants
- One night hotel accommodation (5*)
- Dinner on the 1st and breakfast on the 2nd day in your hotel
What's Not Included
- Gratuity (tips) for drivers and tour guides
- Personal items, meals, drinks or services not mentioned
- Additional activities