6 Days Cairo and Alexandria Vacation
6 Days / 5 Nights
Cairo / Giza / Alexandria
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6 Days Cairo and Alexandria Tour for South African Travelers
6 Days Cairo and Alexandria tour is a golden adventure displaying all the historical and cultural treasures of Egypt that stood the test of time. Egypt Tours Portal will offer the most excellent service of a professional Egyptologist tour guide, relaxing accommodations, and a private A/C Vehicle to all our South African clients which are expected from the best travel agency in Egypt. All our South African guests will get to explore the golden beauty and magic and with our 6 days Cairo and Alexandria vacation, everyone will get to behold the finest creations of the ancient Egyptians across the span of 4000 years from Pharaonic, to Greek to Coptic to Islamic Era in the immortal enchanting cities of Cairo and Alexandria. Within the arms of Cairo lies the extraordinary Giza pyramids complex, the majestic Khan El Khalili Bazaar, Cairo Citadel, Hanging Church, Amr Ibn Alas mosque plus more, and on the timeless coast of the Mediterranean Sea lies the magnificent Catacombs, the marvelous Qaitbey citadel, the Alexandria Library and many more. Book this wonderful tour and experience the most entertaining travel experience.
- Giza Pyramids
- The Sphinx
- Saqqara Step Pyramid
- Memphis City
- The Egyptian Museum
- Cairo Citadel
- Khan El Khalili Bazaar
- The National Museum
- The Hanging Church
- Ibn Tulun Mosque
- Ben Ezra Synagogue
- Hassan & Al Rifai Mosques
- Qaitbay Citadel
- Pompey's Pillar
- The Catacombs
- Alexandria Libirary
- Accommodation at 5* hotel in Cairo for 5 Nights.
- Entrance fees to all sites in the itinerary.
- All transfers in by a private A.C. Car.
- The service of meet and assist at all your destinations.
- Expert Egyptologist tour guides during all your tours.
- Lunch meal during your tours.
- All taxes and services.
- International Airfare.
- Egypt entry visa.
- Drinks and any personal expenses.
The vacation of your life will begin at the moment of your arrival at Cairo airport, our "Egypt Tours Portal" employee will help you finish your passport control formalities and luggage identification & carry. Then, you will be transferred by a private air-conditioned car to your hotel for checking-in.
In the evening, you will begin your tour by a Dinner cruise on the heavenly Nile as you will get to relax and enjoy a colorful belly dancing show with a folklore band featuring the hypnotic Tannoura spin in keeping with Egypt's whirling dervishes tradition.
You will return to your hotel for the overnight.
In your second day you will tour around the great pyramids of Giza, first thing in the morning time after you have your delicious breakfast, and then join your private tour guide to explore the great monuments in ancient Egyptian civilization which are:
Giza pyramids complex is a time paradox where everything remains the same, it dates to more than 4000 years and includes the three main pyramids, six little pyramids, the sole Guardian the great sphinx, and the valley temple.
The Great Pyramid of Khufu is the clearest example of the power and eminence of the ancient Egyptian civilization. It is one of the oldest and largest constructions in the world as it dates to 2580 BC which makes it older than 4500 years old. It was built in 20 years using 2,300,000 pieces of limestone. It stands at the height of 147 m (481 ft) to be the first of its kind which started the golden age of construction in Ancient Egypt and made it the tallest building in existence for 3800 years.
The Great Sphinx is the heavenly guardian and trustiest reflection of the powerful spirit of the holy country. It is the oldest statue in history that served as a source of inspiration to countless travelers and artists even today as a lot of mystery and allure still surrounds this place. It has a height of 73 m (240 ft) and 19 m (66 ft) and the shape of a mythical creature called the Sphinx that has the body of a lion and the head of a man probably King Khafre as a symbol of power and wisdom.
The temple is where time lost its power the place where the extraordinary mummification process took place since the old kingdom (2686-2181 BC). It is one of the best-preserved buildings of Ancient Egypt made entirely from limestone, and granite, and holds amazing diorite statues of King Chephren.
Proceed to have your lunch at a local restaurant in Cairo. Then we will move to visit:
Saqqara Step Pyramid is credited with starting the golden age of Pyramids constructions in Ancient Egypt. It was built by the genius Imhotep the vizier of Pharaoh Djoser. It has a unique design as it is made of six steps and stands at the height of 62 m and is surrounded by a complex which was the first of its kind containing enchanting decorations and majestic ceremonial structures.
Memphis city was founded by King Menes to be the life of the two lands and the official capital of Egypt. It is known for being the land of Endurance and beauty but not against time, it was the home of the god Ptah the patron of creation and artwork. It holds a lot of artifacts dating to more than 4000 years to some of the biggest names in Ancient Egypt like Ramses II and great temples to deities like Aton & Hathor.
Finally, you will return to your hotel for spending the overnight in Cairo.
On your third day, after you have your breakfast you will head to the pearl of the Mediterranean city of Alexandria to continue your 6 days Cairo and Alexandria vacation where you will begin exploring:
The Citadel of Qaitbey is an echo from the past preserving the spirit of an ancient wonder. It was constructed in 1477 by Sultan Al-Ashraf Sayf al-din Qa'it Bay on the same site which held the legendary lighthouse of Alexandria one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World using the stones salvaged from the destroyed lighthouse that served as the third longest surviving ancient wonder in the history until its demise by series of earthquakes between 956 AD and 1323 AD. The citadel is appreciated among travelers as it holds the illuminating spirit of the Alexandria Lighthouse mixed with some amazing architectural designs & decorations for the Islamic era.
The Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa is like a magical middle-age painting buried in the ground where it came to life. It symbolizes the influence of the ancient Egyptian culture on the Greco-Roman Period. It was built as a necropolis dating to the 2nd century AD which is able to fuse the artistic elements of the Hellenistic and Roman culture with the ancient Egyptian Pharaonic one in the finest fashion. It holds great numbers of Greek and Roman artifacts & decorations between its three-level stories which made it known as one of the seven wonders of the Middle Ages.
Pompey's Pillar is an example of the might of glory of the ancient Greek civilization, it is famous for being the largest monolith column ever built outside of Rome. It was named Pompey's pillar because in the Middle Ages the Crusaders believed that the remains of the great Roman general Pompey are located in a pot at the very high top of the pillar. It stands at a height of 28 m tall and 2.7 m wide, made of pure red granite, and on its western upper side is a Greek inscription dedicated to Emperor Diocletian.
Move to have your lunch at a seafood restaurant in Alexandria, then move to visit:
Alexandria Library is one of the largest and most advanced libraries in the world which acts as a commemoration of the ancient Alexandria library. It contains the world's sixth-largest Francophone library in the world as the library is a trilingual one containing books in Arabic, English, and French plus it holds the largest depository of French books in North Africa and the Middle East, majestic art galleries plus full collections of some of the rarest collection of books on earth.
Finally, we will drive you back to return to your hotel in Cairo for the overnight.
On the fourth day, you will continue your 6 days Cairo and Alexandria vacation by having your breakfast, and then you will head to the heart of "The City of Minarets" Cairo with your tour guide and witness all the magic unfold in:
The Egyptian Museum is a heavenly house of transcendence that showcases the endless treasures of the ancient Egyptian civilization that dates all way to 5000 years. This two-floor building in the heart of downtown Cairo which was built in 1902 will exhibit the true legacy and ancient culture of Egypt.
Move to enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant in Cairo, then move to visit:
The Hanging Church is one of the most famous Coptic spots in Egypt. The church dates to the 5th century AD when it was constructed on the southern wall of a Roman fortress called Babylon. The church served as the residence for the Coptic patriarch for a long time. It is 30 ft above the ground and looks over the entire city. The construction and the interior of the hanging church are completely enchanting with elements from the 7th to 13th-century artistic design.
Amr Ibn Al-Aas Mosque was the first mosque to be built in Africa in 641 AD. The mosque was rebuilt countless times throughout the 7th century till today. The mosque still acts as an active house of worship and is one of Egypt's most important & prominent historical landmarks. The mosque was rebuilt various times which made it stands as a living example of the progress of Islamic architecture over the centuries.
Ben Ezra Synagogue is perhaps the unique destination in Egypt as there is no place like it in all of Egypt. It dates back to the 19th century when it was used for church and then was transformed into a synagogue in 882 AD. It is believed that it held a copy of the Old Testament. The place has been the capital of Jewish worship for countless years until the 1950s. The place remains in good condition and has incredible decorations.
The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) is a highly advanced institution that displays the historical and cultural wonders of Egypt in the finest fashion. It is the first Museum in the Arab world and North Africa that focuses on the ancient Egyptian Civilization across its diverse and rich time periods that dates back to more than 4000 years.
Al-Muizz li-Din Allah al-Fatemi's magical labyrinth of streets that were made across 953–975 AD and was enlarged in1171 AD to showcase the architectural and artistic brilliance of the golden ancient Egyptian civilization, especially during the Islamic period and become a commercial venture that showcase the golden culture of Cairo.
Khan El Khalili is the most active street in the Middle East which became known as the golden brick road of the Middle East. The street dates to 970 AD and remains very busy till today and holds everything a traveler might imagine. It has all the magical caf s and shops that date back to countless generations. All the extraordinary Islamic architecture and decorations of the street are in a very intact condition as you feel the spirit of the past in your heart.
Finally, transfer back to your hotel in Cairo for the overnight.
In day five, you will continue your 6 days Cairo and Alexandria vacation by exploring all the majestic Islamic attractions which the city of Cairo has to offer such as:
The Citadel of Salah El Din has been tower of the glorious city of Cairo for more than 800 years. It was constructed in 1182 AD by the great Ruler the victorious Salah El-Din. It served as the center of rule and a powerful fortress against foreign invaders like the crusaders & napoleon's French troops. It became the headquarters of the government for more than 700 years. Within the citadel lies a number of museums, and miraculously structured buildings.
Muhammad Ali Mosque has known as the Alabaster Mosque due to its unique design and the extensive usage of marble. It was built between 1830 and 1848 AD to be a replica of the blue mosque in Istanbul and act as a symbol of independence and freedom against the Ottoman Kingdom. The mosque is very captivating with its ottoman-style architecture with French rococo influences. One of the unique aspects of The mosque is that it holds an ornate brass clock a gift from King Louis Philippe of France to Muhammad Ali in 1845 in exchange for an obelisk that stands in Concorde square in Paris.
Sultan Hassan Mosque is one of the early Islamic Mamluk architecture in Cairo as it was built by Sultan Hassan between 1356 A.D and 1363 A.D. The Mosque is very massive with 150 m in length and covering 7,906 sqm in land space plus its walls reach the height of 36 m. It was using stones from the Pyramids of Giza and it is rumored that the construction was so costly and expensive, that it nearly emptied the Mamluk Treasury because of the magical and truly enchanting decoration within the mosque.
Move to enjoy your lunch with your tour guide, then continue your tour by visiting:
Al Rifai Mosque is one of the most majestic constructions in Egypt. It s located in Midan Al-Qal in Cairo next to the Cairo Citadel and opposite the Mosque of Sultan Hassan. It s known in English as the Royal Mosque. It was designed to resemble the mosque of Sultan Hassan in magnitude and height and to become a prayer house and a mausoleum for the royal family of the descent of Mohammad Ali. The mosque was built on 6,500 square meters, and began construction in 1868, and was completed in 1912.
Ibn Tulun Mosque is the best example of Islamic architecture as it was able to capture the true spirit and essence of Islamic civilization in Egypt in the most gorgeous manner. The mosque was constructed by the Emir Ahmed Ibn Tulun who ruled Egypt from 868 to 883 A.D on a location believed to be the landing location of Noah s Ark. It was built on 26,318 sqm, which makes it the third-largest mosque in the world. It's known that Ibn Tulun mosque architecture had a great impact on Gothic Architecture.
At the end of the day, you will return to your hotel in Cairo for the overnight.
In your final day, you will enjoy your last breakfast in Egypt then head to Cairo airport so you can return home safely with the best memories thus ending your 6 days Cairo & Alexandria Vacation.
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What to Pack
Sunblock & Sunglasses.
Warm clothes in winter.
Cotton clothes in summer.
Valid Passport for 6 months.
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What You Will Love About This Tour?
The culture of the most incredible civilization on earth will showcase all of its beautiful details during this marvelous tour.
On this intangible tour to Cairo and Alexandria, our South African clients will learn about the angelic and beautiful essence of Egypt through the Giza Pyramids Complex, the Sphinx, Khan El Khalili Bazaar, Cairo Citadel, Hanging Church, Amr Ibn Alas mosque, the National Museum, Alexandria Library, the Catacomb, Pompey's Pillar, Qaitbay Citadel, and many more.
The history of the most famous civilization in the world will get explored in the clearest manner with the help of all the archaeological wonders of Egypt.
All the archaeological spectacles of Egypt will display all the heavenly artistic and architectural brilliance of the ancient Egyptians.
All our South African guests will make every moment of their time worthy of recalling as everyone will get to enjoy the most amazing services.
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