Cairo-Giza Pyramids, Saqqara, Memphis, the Egyptian Museum, Citadel of Saladdin, Coptic Cairo, Manial Palace Museum, The Nilometer, Moez Street
Day 01 - Giza Pyramids & Saqqara & Memphis
You will be met by our Egyptologist English-speaking guide at your hotel or at Cairo airport to accompany you by air-conditioned car to visit The Giza Pyramids which are the eternal resting places of the pharaohs of the 4th dynasty (2550 B.C.). You will visit the three famous pyramids of the Giza Plateau (Cheops, Chefren, and Mecyrinos), the smaller pyramids of Queens and Princesses, and the Great Sphinx.
After that, you will go ahead to Saqqara to visit the Complex of king Djoser to see The Step Pyramid considered the first stonework ever done in History from the 3rd dynasty (2670 B.C), Pyramid of Teti to know the pyramid's texts and the nobles tombs where you will enjoy the daily life scenes of Ancient Egyptians.
Then, you will move to explore Memphis which was founded around 3100 BC. It is the legendary city of Menes.
Finally, you will go back to your hotel in Cairo.
Day 02 - the Egyptian Museum & Citadel of Saladdin & Coptic Cairo
You will be met by our private Egyptologist English-speaking guide at your hotel to accompany you by a private A/C car to visit The Egyptian Museum which exhibits thousands of objects ranging from the prehistoric era to the Greco–Roman period. It has been calculated that spending one minute at each exhibit will take nine months to see the whole collection!
Then you will move to the outstanding Citadel of Saladdin, where you will be able to visit the Mosque of Mohamed Ali, the founder of modern Egypt, and his mosque was built in the Turkish style and is called the Alabaster Mosque.
Then proceed to visit the fascinating Coptic Cairo where you can see several Coptic buildings such as the Hanging Church which is called by this name because it's erected over the towers of the ancient fort of Babylon.
Finally, you will back to your hotel in Cairo.
Day 03 - Manial Palace Museum & the Nilometer & Islamic Cairo
You will be met by our Egyptologist English-speaking guide at your hotel to accompany you by a private A/C car to explore Manial Palace Museum belonging to Prince Mohamed Ali. This palace includes a collection of manuscripts, carpets, textiles, brass work, and crystals. Additionally, there are gardens including beautiful plants and flowers that are worth seeing.
After that, you will move to visit the Nilometer, one of the best examples of Islamic architecture in Cairo.
Then you will move to visit the significant places of Islamic Cairo. Take a tour of Moez Street where you will enjoy the glory of Islamic art and architecture of Egypt, then visit the the Khan Khalili area comprising an array of shops dating to the 14th Century AD.
After finishing the tour, we will drive you to Cairo airport.
English-speaking tour guide
All transfers by Private air-conditioned car
Accommodation for two nights in Cairo
Entrance fees to all sites mentioned in the itinerary
Lunch 3 days at a good quality local restaurants
Visit the Local Egyptian industry museums and shops (Papyrus, Perfume, Cotton …)