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Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, El Khalili and Felucca cruise

Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, El Khalili, amazing museums and Felucca boat cruise

7 night’s bed and breakfast from £2950pp

Discover Cairo’s  culture and history as you experience a delightfully packed holiday full of memorable destinations, between the perfect blend of the old and new you’ll be spoilt for choice. Everywhere you go and look there is evidence of an intriguing and complex history. Visit the world’s only remaining wonder of the ancient world on a private tour to the pyramids of Giza. See the Pyramids and the Sphinx emerge from the darkness of the edge of a windswept desert. Float on the Nile on a Felucca cruise, See the world’s largest collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts, and visit the engaging Coptic museums where history is made vivid.

Holiday Highlights

  • Explore one of the most spectacular wonders in Cairo as you visit this ancient part of the world on a private tour to the pyramids of Giza.
  • Tour the amazingly vibrant El Khalili Bazaar and revel in the energetic dance performances while you soak in the colours and fragrances of the city.
  • Experience a beautiful sunset lit over the Nile whilst you float on one of the oldest types of sea crafts, the Egyptian Felucca.
  • View the historical account of Cairo by touring the cultural and religious artefacts of the Coptic museum in one of the oldest parts of Cairo.
  • All experienced will be escorted throughout the whole trip by experienced tour managers.
  • Return scheduled flights from London Heathrow, with regional connections available.
  • Excellent quality, hand-picked three and four-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast
  • Round-trip airport shuttle 

What’s Included?

• The price of this holiday is 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.

Day 1

You should arrive at the airport for your flight to Cairo.

 Day 2

Visit the World Famous Great Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza

Today’s visit begins by viewing the world-famous, Great Pyramid and Sphinx of Giza, you’ll marvel at the majestic sight of the towering structures and guarding statue as you learn more about one of the most celebrated civilizations in human history. – the Great Pyramid of Giza holds its distinguished honor of being the world’s tallest man-made structure for more than 3,500 years; learn more about the ancient tomb of Pharaoh Khufu from your private guide. Admire also the 2 neighboring pyramids of Khafre and Menakaure and understand more about life in the ancient Egyptian ruling classes.

Journey across the plateau and enjoy the beauty of Cairo shimmering scenery, perfect time to capture precious photographs of an inspirational keepsake to take away with you.

 Day 3

Felucca cruise on the River Nile

Enjoy and participate in a customary yet private tour of the River Nile on one of the city’s popular pastimes. Board a felucca, a wooden sailing boat made distinct by its large board sails and enjoy the ride. Admire Cairo from its famous waterway inside this popular mode of transport, idyllically passing through the cities culture and learning more about its history from your private guide.

As you Cruise along the majestic river, just as the Pharaohs did thousands of years ago, glimpsing historic sights on the banks you’ll learn more about the river’s essential role in the growth and development of the Egyptian civilization.

Take advantage of your guide’s local and historical knowledge or just use the time to lean back, relax and soak up the atmosphere – observing the busy river traffic as it floats by.

Day 4

Visit old Khan el Kahilili Bazaar

Venture into a world of Egyptian antiquities and discover world-famous relics, including the legendary gold mask that rested over Tutankhamen’s mummy, at the world’s largest museum of Egyptian artefacts.

Visit the Egyptian Antiquities Museum and view its 120,000 treasures and the star of attraction, the tomb of Tutankhamen. Study the Pharaoh’s 6 gold-gilded coffins and the legendary gold mask placed over his mummy.

Head down the narrow passageways and alleys of the 600-year-old Khan el-Kahlili Bazaar. Listen to the vendors calling out from behind their stalls and take in the aroma of spices and shisha mingling with the sound of North African music.

Day 5. 

Explore impressive treasures at the Egyptian Museum

Today you’ll journey through Egypt’s past with a private guided tour of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, home to the largest collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts and Pharaonic antiquities. A great opportunity to learn 6,000 years, worth of history with a personalized tour through the different departments arranged in chronological order and view the vast collection of 120,000 Egyptian antiquities where you’ll be amazed by Tutankhamen’s possessions as you visit his tomb. Admire his 6 gold-gilded coffins and the legendary gold mask that rested over his mummy, the most renowned attractions of the museum.Journey through history past the Old Kingdom monuments, through the Middle and Modern Kingdom exhibits and into the late period. Here, see the Greek- and Roman-period memorials, coins, papyrus, sarcophagi and scarabs.

Day 6

Journey to the ancient city of Memphis

Embark on a trip to see 2 of the country’s most important archaeological sites on a tour tailored tour to explore the ancient city of Memphis – once the capital of Egypt and founded by Pharaoh Menes around 3,000 BC– and visit the Pyramid of Djoser, built during the Third Dynasty in Saqqara.

Discover this legendary city, once believed to be watched over by the god Ptah, patron of craftsman. Follow your guide to its impressive temple of Hut-ka-Ptah and hear legendary stories that bring the place back to life.

View the vast, ancient burial ground of Saqqara and admire its world-famous step pyramid. The oldest in Egypt, it was built during the Third Dynasty, around 2,600 BC. Your guide explains how it was used as a prototype for those at Giza and shows you the 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.

Day 7

Venture to Old Cairo

Explore the history of the Christian faith in old Cairo through archaeological sites and cultural exhibits. Visit some of the oldest religious buildings in the country and learn about the Copt people as your private guide provides you with a personalised trip

Uncover the story of the native Christians of Egypt. Begin at one of the oldest churches in the country, the Hanging Church, built on the ruins of a Babylon citadel. Marvel at the vibrant murals and the marble pulpit. Continue to the Church of Abu Serga, regarded as the final resting point of the Holy Family on their journey to Egypt. See the restored Ben Ezra Synagogue, the site traditionally believed to be where Moses was pulled from the Nile, for insight into Jewish Egyptians.

Examine more of the Coptic culture in a museum dedicated to their customs. With over 16,000 artefacts, including manuscripts, textiles, examples of the ancient Coptic language, pottery and more, it’s easy to get an impression of their traditions.

 Day 8

You arrive back in the UK after an extraordinary tour.

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Cairo, Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx & Boat Cruise

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.

Holiday Highlights

  • 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
  • Daily breakfast
  • Round trip airport shuttle

What’s Included?

• 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.

Day 1

You should arrive at the airport for your overnight flight to Cairo.

Day 2

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:

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.

Day 4

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.

Day 5

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.

Day 6

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.

Day 7

Your final day in Cairo is again at leisure, before transferring to the airport at the appropriate time for your return flight to Heathrow.

Day 8

You arrive back in the UK after an extraordinary tour.

 

 

 

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7 nights bed and breakfast from £969pp

Come and discover Cairo full of culture and experience its packed full to the brim of things to do and see. A holiday in Cairo is like being stood in an outdoor museum, everywhere you go and look there is evidence of this area complex and intriguing history. Visit the world’s only remaining wonder of the ancient world on a private tour to the pyramids of Giza. Watch a light show from under an ink-black sky studded with stars. See the Pyramids and the Sphinx emerge from the darkness of the edge of a windswept desert. We will see the world’s largest collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts, 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.

Holiday Highlights

  • Explore one of the Cairo’s most spectacular wonders and the world’s only remaining wonder of the ancient world on a private tour to the pyramids of Giza.
  • Experience the light show from under an ink-black sky studded with stars. See the Pyramids and the Sphinx emerge from the darkness of the edge of a windswept desert.
  • Watch the fire-red sunset over the Nile whilst Float the Nile on one of the oldest types of sea crafts, the Egyptian felucca.
  • See the vibrant city in all its glory.
  • All experienced will be escorted throughout the whole trip by experienced tour managers.
  • Return scheduled flights from London Heathrow, with regional connections available.
  • Excellent quality, hand-picked three and four-star hotels
  • Daily breakfast
  • Round trip airport shuttle

What’s Included?

• 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.

Day 1

You should arrive at the airport for your overnight flight to Cairo.

Day 2

Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Khan el-Khalili bazaar  and Tutankhamun

Your amazing tour will begin at the Giza Pyramids & Sphinx being over 4,500 years old, the Cheops, Chephren, and Mycerinus pyramids still stand 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.

 Day 3

Memphis, Sakkara and Dashur

Today we explore one of the oldest civilizations on the planet with a private full-day tour to the pyramids and tombs at Sakkara, Memphis, and Dashur.

Memphis:

Founded around 3100 B.C. by the legendary King Menes, who united Upper and Lower Egypt, Memphis was the capital of Old Egypt during the Old Kingdom. Memphis was considered to be the center of rule and culture in Egypt for more than 3,000 years.

Sakkara:

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:

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.

Day 4

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.

Day 5

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.

Day 6

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.

Day 7

Your final day in Cairo is again at leisure, before transferring to the airport at the appropriate time for your return flight to Heathrow.

Day 8

You arrive back in the UK after an extraordinary tour.

 

 

 

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