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Cairo and Alexandria by Plane from Sharm el Sheikh 2 days

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Cairo and Alexandria by Plane from Sharm el Sheikh 2 days

You are picked up from your hotel in SHARM EL SHEIKH and transported to the airport for your short flight to CAIRO.  

You will meet your guide outside the arrivals terminal he will be waiting you holding a Falcon Board as he is not allowed inside the airport terminal.

Your first stop will be at THE MUSEUM OF EGYPTIAN ANTIQUITIES known commonly as the Egyptian Museum or Museum Of Cairo.It is considered to be the largest museum in the whole world,it dates back to 1825 when the ruler of the time in Egypt Mohamed Ali Pasha issued a decree to establish a museum for the antiquities of Egypt.There are over 100,000 pieces held here obviously not all on show located on the ground floor and upper floor.Here you will find THE GOLDEN MASK OF TUTANKHAMEN an amazing spectacle .

You can enter the Mummy room for an extra cost of 150LE per adult and 75LE for child this is really worth a visit

OPTIONAL 1

How about taking a motorboat down the nile and capture all the wonderful sights that cairo has to offer this tour is optional you are not obliged to do it and will cost 250LE.

LUNCH is served as an open buffet ,soft drinks are not included.

After lunch we take you to a PAPYRUS shop.Here we invite you to watch how this paper was made and used in ancient times for writing ,you will also have some free time to shop .

We then move to the 5000 year old necropolis in GIZA.The Home of THE GREAT PYRAMIDS and also THE SPHINX.This site is not only the most popular attraction in Egypt, it is one of the most loved destinations in the world,

There are three main Pyramids here which were built in the 4th dynasty. The pyramids were built as tombs for the Kings and Queens and it was a privilege to have a Pyramid Tomb.You have entry into the smaller of the Pyramids called THE QUEENS PYRAMID. It is a mere 215 ft tall and it is thought that this Pyramid was altered during its construction and made a lot bigger.

THE GRAND PYRAMID OF KHUFU is by far the most famous Pyramid in Egypt,the biggest ,tallest and most intact For a period  of 4300 years the Pyramid was also the tallest building on earth until the French built the Eiffel Tower in 1889 to take that accolade.

Entry into The Great Pyramid is extra.300 LE for Adults and 150LE for child

We then move to Witness THE GREAT SPHINX. Facing directly from West to East it stands on the Giza Plateau on the west bank of the Nile in Giza.It is a limestone statue of a reclining Sphinx , a mythical creature with the body of a lion and the head of a human

After this we then take you to a perfume shop. The perfume is made from pure fragranced oils longer lasting alcohol free.you have time to shop or browse.

We then transport you back to your 4 or 5 * hotel to relax and enjoy the rest of the evening

DAY 2  ALEXANDRIA

After an early morning breakfast we start the drive to Alexandria.Here we explore the highlights of ALEXANDRIA.

Starting at THE CATACOMBS OF ALEXANDRIA which is  a historical site located in Alexandria and is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages.

Consists of a series of ALEXANDRIAN TOMBS ,STATUES and ARCHAEOLOGICAL objects of the Pharaonic funeral cult with Hellenistic and early Imperial influences.Due to the time period many of the features of the catacombs of KOM EL SHOQAFA merge Roman,Greek and Egyptian cultural points,some statues are Egyptian in style yet bear Roman clothes and hairstyle whilst other features share a similar style.A circular staircase which was often used to transport deceased bodies down the middle of it leads to the tombs.

We also see POMPEYS PILLAR and the CITADEL OF QAITBAY from outside and enjoy the amazing view of the CITADEL and the ocean

Lunch is included in a high quality restaurant

After lunch we continue our tour and visit the famous LIBRARY OF ALEXANDRIA.This library was one of the most significant libraries of the ancient world .It was dedicated to the MUSES the nine goddesses of the arts. The library was part of a larger research institution where many of the most famous thinkers of the ancient world studied

After this we drive you back to Cairo International Airport for your return flight back to Sharm El Sheikh.

 

What's Included

All entry fees into all the mentioned sites

Private Guide

Private Air Conditioned Bus

One night Hotel accomodation in a 4 or 5 * Hotel 

All Taxes and Services

What's Not Included

Tipping

Any activities not mentioned in the itinerary

Monday 4.00am - on the 2nd day 10pm
Tuesday 4.00am - on the 2nd day 10pm
Wednesday 4.00am - on the 2nd day 10pm
Thursday 4.00am - on the 2nd day 10pm
Friday 4.00am - on the 2nd day 10pm
Saturday 4.00am - on the 2nd day 10pm
Sunday 4.00am - on the 2nd day 10pm