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Pyramids and NMEC from Cairo Airport

Duration

1 Day

Tour Type

Private

Group Size

Run

Everyday

Explore Egypt Tours team allows you to enjoy a layover tour from Cairo International Airport to discover the most famous sightseeing of Cairo. With this tour, you will visit Giza pyramids, the Great Sphinx, the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC), Coptic Cairo

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Tour Highlights

  • Giza
  • Giza pyramids, the Great Sphinx, the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, Coptic Cairo

Tour Itinerary

Giza pyramids
Our Rep you will meet and assist in Cairo Airport at 8:00 AM, he will accompany you by car with air conditioning to go the Pyramids.

Upon arrival ,your private tour guide will meet you to start the tour.

Giza pyramids
One of the most mysterious seven wonders of the ancient world (and the only one that still exists.)

-Pyramid of Cheops :
the construction of the pyramid dates from approximately the year 2560 BC, when it was built as a tomb for the pharaoh khufu, and its construction continued over a period of 20 years.

- Pyramid of Khafre
It is one of the pyramids of Giza in Egypt. it is built by King Khafre. Lower in height than his father's pyramid (Khufu), it is built on an area of 215 square meters and has two entrances on the northern side. It still retains some of its outer covering at the top.

-Pyramid of Menkaure

it is the smallest of the three main pyramids of the giza pyramid complex located on the giza plateau in the southwestern suburbs of cairo, egypt. It is believed to have been built to serve as a tomb for the Egyptian pharaoh Mykarenus.

Giza Plateau
Explore the most famous sightseeing in the world, the Giza pyramids! In this sightseeing you will learn a lot of stories and secrets about the pyramids from our specialist archeologest tour guide. In this sightseeing you will visit 9 pyramids, three of them belonging to the kings of the 4th dynasty, in addition to 6 smaller pyramids belonging to the queens of ancient Egypt.


Then move to visit Great Sphinx
After visiting the pyramids of Giza you will visit the Valley temple of King Khafre which was built to mummify his body after death. the Vally temple of king Khafre is attached to the great sphinx which belongs to the same king. The statue of the sphinx has the head of king Khfrae and the body of the lion to guard his pyramid.

The Great Sphinx Which is Known in Arabic as Abu Al Hol (Father of Terror), this sculpture of a man with the haunches of a lion was dubbed the Sphinx by the ancient Greeks because it resembled their mythical winged monster who set riddles and killed anyone unable to answer them. A geological survey has shown that it was most likely carved from the bedrock at the bottom of the causeway during Khafre’s reign, so it probably portrays his features.
Our professional Egyptologest tour guide will tell you a lot of stories and secrets about the Vally temple and about the Great Sphinx.

After that, you can stop for lunch in a local Egyptian restaurant
The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization.
Then to move to visit The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization.

The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization is the first museum of its kind in Egypt and the Arab world. It houses large exhibitions in the central square. The museum also includes the Royal Mummies Room (additional ticket), which is the jewel of the museum. It was transferred from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir and was received in a majestic procession to discover the ancient Egyptian civilization. There are 1,600 artifacts that the world witnessed on April 3, 2021. This museum includes more than 50,000 artifacts that will link the stages of civilization development from ancient times to the modern era.
Coptic Cairo
After that , you will go to Coptic Cairo
Hanging Church

It was called the Suspended Church because it was built on two of the ancient towers of the Roman fort. (Fortress of Babylon), and the Hanging Church is the oldest surviving church in Egypt. Therefore the church is a very important and absolutely unmissable stop on the tourist itinerary focused on the places linked to the Holy Family, which characterize the capital of Egypt. The internal decorations feature icons in Greek Orthodox style and have thirteen pillars, which respectively represent Christ and the twelve apostles.

Internal description of the church: The entrance from the street is through iron gates under a pointed stone arch. Then you see a facade with two twin towers and a bell tower outside a narrow courtyard with neo-biblical designs.

Church of St. Sergius and Bacchus (Abu Serga):
The Church of St. Sergius and Bacchus, also known as Abu Serga.
It is the ancient church built on the site where the Holy Family resided during their escape journey, Its current location is what is known as the Complex of Religions in Old Cairo, within the Fortress of Babylon. Like many other early Christian churches, the Abu Serga church and its underground cave were designed according to the layout of a basilica, thus together consisting of three parts: the porch, the nave and the sanctuary (the cave is under the sanctuary). The church is notable for its unique architectural and artistic elements which reflect the spirit of Coptic church architecture in Egypt. These include the pulpit, font, ivory and wood inlaid templons, and unique religious decoration of saints and apostles.

After finishing your tour, you will be driven to Cairo Airport.

Included/Excluded

  • Meet and Assist at Cairo Airport
  • Egyptologist licensed English Speaking private tour guide
  • Transportation with private air conditioned modern vehicles
  • Entrance fees to the sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary
  • Lunch at good quality local restaurant
  • Shopping tours in Cairo
  • Bottled Mineral Water upon arrival & during the tours
  • Tourism Police Permissions for all transfers & tours
  • All services charges
  • All the company processing fees
  • All applied taxes
  • Flight ticket
  • Extra tickets of entering inside any of the pyramids and optional tours
  • Tipping
  • Personal spending
  • Anything not mentioned above

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Solo Traveler
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7-9

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The Price
169US$
110US$
94US$
78US$
70US$
70US$
65US$

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