Cairo, pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, boat cruise and Tutankhamun
7 nights bed and breakfast from £969pp
Discover Cairo full of culture and experience its packed full to the brim of things to do and see. Cairo is not just a holiday destination, it’s a perfect blend between the old and new Egypt. Our relax and explore holiday to Cairo is like being stood in an outdoor museum, everywhere you go and look there is evidence of this area complex and intriguing history. We visit the world’s only remaining wonder of the ancient world on a private tour to the pyramids of Giza. We witness the light show from under an ink-black sky studded with stars as the Pyramids and the Sphinx emerge from the darkness of the edge of a windswept desert. We also explore the world’s largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts, including King Tutankhamun’s tomb. Finally, for a complete contrast we will float the Nile on one of the oldest types of sea crafts, the Egyptian felucca.
Explore one of the Cairo’s most spectacular wonders and the world’s only remaining wonder of the ancient world on a private from London Heathrow, with regional connections available.
Excellent quality, hand-picked three and four-star hotels
Round trip airport shuttle
• The price of this holiday is per person, based on two people sharing a double or twin room. Single rooms are subject to availability and will include a supplement fee per person. The price includes seven nights’ accommodation, including breakfast in three and four-star hotels; half-board, scheduled direct flights to Cairo.
• British passport holders can obtain visa upon arrival at any of the Egyptian ports of entry.
• Contact your GP around 8 weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations or other preventive measures.
• Whilst the travelling schedule shall pose no problems for people of any age in normal physical condition, we should like to point out that we often enjoy walking tours of the various places of interest and these may involve a number of steps and uneven ground. Therefore this holiday may not be suitable for clients of greatly impaired mobility. Please bear this in mind before considering this holiday.
You should arrive at the airport for your overnight flight to Cairo.
Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Khan el-Khalili bazaar and Tutankhamun
Your amaztand majestically on a desert plateau. Then, we visit the Egyptian Antiquities Museum: Then take a stroll through 6,000 years of history with a visit to the Egyptian Antiquities Museum. Among the 120,000 treasures, the star attraction is the tomb of Tutankhamun and the legendary gold mask placed over the pharaoh’s mummy.
Finally, we wander through the maze of streets that make up the 600-year-old Khan el-Khalili bazaar. we sample exotic essential oils, watch craftsmen work with brass and copper, or bargain for souvenirs.
Sakkara was the cemetery for Memphis. The area is best known for the Step Pyramid–the oldest in Egypt and a prototype for those at Giza. Sakkara also boasts a prime minister’s tomb and a queen’s pyramid. Each tells a fascinating story and offers a glimpse into the lives of the ruling classes.
Dashur is a royal necropolis located in the desert on the west bank of the Nile. It is known chiefly for several pyramids–two of which are among the oldest, largest, and best preserved in Egypt: the Red Pyramid, which is the world’s first true smooth-sided pyramid, and the Bent Pyramid.
After a delicious meal, we witness the ink-black sky studded with stars, the Pyramids and the Sphinx seem to stand on the edge of a windswept desert. we watch thousands of years of Egyptian history unfold against this stunning backdrop during a sound and light show.
Enjoy an entire day at your leisure. Sit by the pool or shop to you drop
You may either relax or enjoy the excellent facilities at the hotel. Alternatively, there are some optional trips on offer: a short excursion is to Luxor.
Cairo at night, Whirling Dervishes and Kahawa
Today we experience the exotic side of Cairo at night. We explore the stalls and passageways of a 600-year-old bazaar, we browse the stalls and haggle for a good price at Khan el-Khalili bazaar; essential oils, jewellery, spices, and leather filling the shops of medieval alleyways. Next, we head to the Wekalet El Ghoury to catch a hypnotic performance of the Whirling Dervishes before enjoying a traditional Egyptian meal. After dinner,we take a stroll to a local cafe, for Turkish coffee.
After breakfast you will be whisked away on a scenic tour, today, we float the Nile on one of the oldest types of sea crafts, the Egyptian felucca. Where you will relax aboard a felucca, a traditional Egyptian sailboat, and enjoy a sailing adventure on the Nile. Feluccas work without an engine, depending only on their broad, canvas sails. We sit back and let a southern Egyptian wind take you on a peaceful journey.
Your final day in Cairo is again at leisure, before transferring to the airport at the appropriate time for your return flight to Heathrow.
You arrive back in the UK after an extraordinary tour.
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