Two Days Trip to Cairo by plane
We will pick you up directly from the entrance door of your hotel in Hurghada; you will recognize our driver by a sign with your name in his hand. He will take you to Hurghada Airport where you will enter your plane to Cairo.
After your arrival in Cairo your guide will wait for you at the airport and accompany you first of all to 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. After this visit you will have lunch in a local restaurant.
In the afternoon you will be taken to 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.
Then 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 a madrassa, an educational institution for religious studies.
In the evening you have time to have a walk on the famous Khan el Khalili Bazaar to buy some souvenirs and try a typical element of Arabic culture – bargaining. Afterwards you can discover Cairo on your own by walking along the River Nile, relaxing in a café, or shopping in one of the numerous malls. If you like, join a Felucca trip and sail over the River Nile, take the chance to have a luxury dinner on a cruise boat or go to Giza to see the Sound and Light Show at the pyramids where you can surrender to the magic of an enchanting spectacle for eyes, ears and mind on a mystique place (all three against supplement!).
On the second day we will pick you up after an early breakfast in your hotel and show you Saqqara, the ancient graveyard of Memphis, with its monumental graves – mastabas (flat-roofed, rectangular tombs) and pyramids – among them Pharaoh Djoser’s famous Step Pyramid, and then take you directly to the giant Pyramids and the Sphinx in Giza.
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. After this we will offer you lunch in a local restaurant in Giza.
In the afternoon you will have a look at Old Cairo, also known as Coptic Cairo, heart of the city as its origins lie here. We will walk into the Babylon Fortress, an ancient fortress city with well preserved remains, which is the origin of the nowadays biggest City in Africa, and features in its area a lot of Coptic churches and monuments.
One of them will be your next stop: Saint Virgin Mary’s Church, maybe better known as the ‘Hanging Church’ (‘El Muallaqa’), as it was built up above the Babylon Fortress’ gatehouse. Its history dates back probably as far as to the 3rdcentury AD and it is therefore one of the oldest and besides one of most important Coptic sites. It has seen many renovations during the centuries, and its façade from the 19th century AD is even quite young. Enjoy the beautiful interior, feel the spiritual atmosphere and see many icons, some of them more than 1,200 years old, the wonderful iconostasis and the splendid main altar with its decoration – ebony and ivory, carved into segments showing various Coptic cross designs.
You will finish your program by visiting the treasury collection of the Coptic Museum where Coptic art and Egyptian Christian artifacts have been collected since 1910 and trace the history of Christianity in Egypt.
In the evening you will take the plane from Cairo and travel back to Hurghada
We offer this trip daily.
- Transfers between your hotel and Hurghada Airport 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
- 1st day and 2nd day lunch in different local restaurants
- Mineral water and soft drinks
- One night hotel accommodation (3, 4 or 5* – it’s up to you!)
- Dinner on the 1st and breakfast on the 2nd day in your hotel
- 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
- Pyramids Sound and Light Show
- Dinner & Show on a cruise boat on the River Nile
- Felucca sail on the River Nile