Cairo is with currently about 9.5 million inhabitants the capital of Egypt and is located directly on the Nile. Immerse yourself with us in Egypt’s ancient history and be inspired by the many impressive buildings from pharaonic times.
We start your journey in the heart of the city at Tahrir Square, to visit the world’s largest Museum of Ancient Egyptian Art with your personal English-speaking guide. The museum contains works from different epochs of ancient Egyptian cultural history: Early Times, Thintine Period, Old Empire, Middle Empire, New Empire, Third Intermediate Period, Late Period and Greco-Roman Period. Beside many Egyptian treasures you will also see the famous mask of Tutankhamun. Your guide will gladly answer all your questions and provide you with a lot of interesting information.
Afterwards, your personal driver will take you on a tour of the great Sphinx and the breathtaking Pyramids of Giza, a World Heritage Site. The Pyramids of Giza are among the seven wonders of the ancient world and symbolise the kingdom of the Pharaohs. The largest of all pyramids, the Pyramid of Cheops, built in the 4th Dynasty (ca. 2500 BC), reaches an incredible height of 146 meters (481 ft). It is hard to imagine that all this was created by human hands. Our driver will bring you very close to our sights to save you long walks. You also drive together to a point from where you can see all three pyramids and take wonderful pictures.
In between we take you to a typical Egyptian restaurant. Here we relax together at lunch and enjoy the Egyptian flair.
As a further starting point in our program we will visit Old Cairo with the famous Khan-El-Khalili Bazaar. A shopping paradise like in an oriental picture book. The bazaar is considered the largest market in Africa and was founded in the 14th century on the site of a former Mamluken cemetery. The market was named after its builder Emir Dscharkas al Chalili. Here you can shop to your heart’s content, let yourself drift or simply watch the Egyptian hustle and bustle on the market.
In consultation with your local guide, you can also add individual excursion points to your programme, for example a trip to the step pyramids in Sakkara or a short boat trip on the Nile.
- Private driver
- English speaking guide
- Rich lunch
- Entrance fees to the Museum and Pyramids of Giza
- Visit of the Khan-El-Khalili Bazaar
As an option this excursion can also be booked with overnight stay. The hotels selected by us all offer a view of the pyramids of Giza. From the roof terrace of the hotel you can admire the light show at the pyramids in the evening. The overnight stay offers you the opportunity to experience the nightlife of Cairo and to gain further impressions. Besides the visit of the Khan-el-Khalil bazaar you will also have the opportunity to visit the Muhammad Ali Mosque. Here you can enjoy a breathtaking view over Cairo up to the pyramids.
- Hotel room
- Dinner, breakfast and lunch the next day
- Drinks during the journey
- Muhammad Ali Mosque