Cairo offers an exciting mix of sights and sounds. This ancient city offers intensity and serenity with its distinctive ancient monuments which are in contrast to its modern architecture. Known to its nearly 20 million residents as Um ad-Dunya (Mother of the World), modern Cairo weaves its rich history with modern growth. Wander down to Islamic Cairo and you will be transported to a bygone medieval era.
Explore Giza’s famed pyramids and get carried 4000 years to the past. The Egyptian Museum teems with the priceless wealth of ancient Egypt’s antiquities. While discovering this triumphant city, do not miss the local allure of Cairo that lies in the quiet moments: sipping a sugary shai or puffing leisurely on a sheesha while watching the life of the city whirl past as it has for eons. Be prepared to lose yourself in time as you discover the secrets hidden in this mysterious metropolis.
Activities while in Cairo:
> Full Day Private Pyramids Tour
Your private tour with a licensed Egyptologist guide will begin with a scenic drive to Giza. Here you will explore the Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza, which have stood for the last 5000 years. Complete your visit at Giza with a tour of the Solar Boat Museum. After lunch, continue to the ancient city of Memphis, the first capital of united Upper and Lower Egypt, then visit Sakkara, site of the Step Pyramid of Zoser.
> Full Day Private City Tour
With your private Egyptologist guide, you will begin your City tour at the Egyptian Museum where you will find artifacts of the Pharaonic era and the treasures of King Tutankhamen's tomb. Next you will drive to Old Cairo, where early Judaism and Christianity flourished in Egypt. Visit the Ben Ezra Synagogue and Saint Sergius Church. After lunch, drive to the Citadel of Saladin and visit Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque. Enjoy a walking tour of the largest 13th century covered oriental market, Khan El Khalili Bazaar.
> Private Full Day City and Pyramids Tour
Your private tour with a licensed Egyptologist guide will begin visit to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, which includes the world's largest collection of Pharaonic artifacts and the treasures of Tutankhamen's tomb. Then drive to Old Cairo to visit Al Moallaka Church (Hanging Church) and Ben Ezra Synagogue. Following lunch, you will enjoy an afternoon visit to the Great Pyramids of Giza and the enigmatic Sphinx. End your day wandering through Khan El Khalili, the world's largest 13th century covered oriental bazaar.
> Alexandria Day Tour
With a private Egyptologist guide, transfer by private car to Alexandria, where you will have an intriguing day visiting the Catacombs of Kom El Shugafa, Qait Bay Fort, National Museum and Alexandria library, the Bibliotheca Alexandria.
You will enjoy lunch in a local restaurant and return to Cairo in the evening.
> Pyramids Sound and Lights
Enjoy an evening at the Pyramids of Giza. You will hear the story of Egypt as seen through the eyes of the Sphinx over the ages, and see the breathtaking site of the floodlit pyramids lit up under the stars. Round trip private transfers are included.
> Nile Dinner Cruise
Enjoy top-class service aboard your Nile cruise, gliding past Cairo's illuminated skyline while you dine, and with entertainment provided by a spectacular belly-dancing and folklore show.