Day Trip to Cairo & Giza Pyramids by Flight
Great Sphinx in Giza – We will be glad to pick you up directly from the entrance door of your hotel in Marsa Alam; you will recognize our driver by a sign with your name in his hand. He will transfer by air-conditioned private van to Hurghada airport for your flight to Cairo.
Our driver will wait for you at Cairo Airport and take you directly to your first visit – the Egyptian Museum which contains a huge collection of artifacts, jewelry, statues, sarcophagi, mummies and many more items. Discover the treasures of Pharaonic Egypt and plunge into the history of a fascinating civilization. Against an extra payment you can enter the ‘Mummy Room’ and find yourself face to face with the mummies of famous ancient Egyptian Royals.
Afterwards you will see the well preserved Salah El Din Citadel, the heart of Islamic Cairo, created by one of the greatest Arabic rulers, known in Europe as ‘Saladin’, a successful conqueror and clever statesman who built this large and impressive fortress to protect the city from the European crusaders. Inside the fortification’s walls you will furthermore find the Mohamed Ali Mosque, also known as the Alabaster Mosque. The huge mosque, looking down on the city from its hill, is a beautiful piece of ottoman-inspired architecture with a wonderful courtyard, covered with alabaster.
Have a walk through the Sultan Hassan Mosque with its extravagant interior, the architectural innovations and the fantastic size, regarding the time of its construction in the Middle-Age. This mosque was not only created for prayer, but also as amadrassa, an educational institution for religious studies.
After this we will offer you lunch in a nice local restaurant and take you directly to the giant Pyramids and the Great Sphinx inGiza. Be impressed by this last surviving of the Seven Wonders of the World, built more than 4.500 years ago as everlasting monumental graves for the Pharaohs Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinos and still an architectonic secret. And share a smile with the mystique Sphinx, mixture of a Pharaoh’s head and a lion’s body. If you like, you can optionally ride on a camel, enter a pyramid or visit the ‘Solar Boat Museum’ – near the Great Pyramid you can visit the huge legendary ‘Solar Boat’, a piece of extraordinary engineering art, in which Pharaoh Cheops, builder of the Great Pyramid, wanted to sail through the underworld.
In the late afternoon you will have some time at your own disposal in central Cairo; go shopping on the famous Khan el Khalili Bazaar to buy some souvenirs and try a typical element of Arabic culture – bargaining. Or join a Felucca trip and sail over the River Nile (against supplement).
In the evening you will return to Hurghada by plane and then travel back to your hotel in Marsa Alam.
We offer this trip daily.
- Transfers from your hotel to Hurghada Airport and back in high-class vehicles with A/C
- Domestic flights Hurghada – Cairo – Hurghada
- Transfers from/to Cairo Airport and between the sights in high-class vehicles with A/C
- Guided tours in your language
- Entrance fees for the above mentioned sights
- Lunch in a local restaurant
- Mineral water and soft drinks
- Gratuity (tips) for drivers and tour guides
- Personal items, meals, drinks or services not mentioned
- International flights
Additional activities we offer you upon request against supplement:
- Mummy Room in the Egyptian Museum
- Camel Ride around the pyramids
- Entrance to the Great Pyramid in Giza
- Entrance to the Small Pyramid in Giza
- Visit of the Solar Boat Museum in Giza
- Felucca sail on the River Nile