7 Days Cairo – Alexandria Trip

Code: CATR07
7 DAYS - 6 NIGHTS
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Cairo

As the capital of Egypt, its distinctiveness is based on history that goes back thousands of years. This amazing city is full of life and its lively personality is all its own. With crowded streets and non-stop activity, Cairo offers both a modern feel as well as a quaintness in which the city was built upon. Spanning the banks of the Nile River, you won’t find a more colorful place than Cairo. There is so much to do in Cairo. It is a wonderful city that suits just about every lifestyle.

Upon arrival, newcomers find Cairo to be an exciting city bursting with energy, color and adventure. They also enjoy the immediate and overt friendliness of the locals. The official language in Cairo is Arabic. However, English and French are widely spoken. For visitors who are not familiar with Arabic or French, adjusting to the culture will be easier if they take the initiative to learn some of the common phrases.

There are some things to remember in order to avoid offending the other residents of this city. Pointing and using your index finger, showing the bottom of your feet, using the “thumbs up” sign, gesturing with your left hand (which is considered to be unclean), taking photographs without getting permission are all considered offensive and should be avoided. It is against the law to photograph bridges, railway stations, anything military, airports and other public works.

Tipping (called “baksheesh” in Egypt) is a common practice for most services, regardless of how inconsequential. In hotels and restaurants, a service charge of about 12% is added to the bill, but an extra 5% is customary. Taxi fares often include a tip, but if the driver has given especially good service, 10% is expected. Modest tips for porters and bellhops is also expected. Many people rely on tipping to supplement their incomes and it is part of the Cairo culture, so it is important to be aware of the practice and to remember to carry small change.

People who like dry weather will like Cairo. Cairo experiences dry weather year-round. Winter, spring and fall are fairly mild times of the year. However, in April, it is very hot and there are sandy “Khamsin” (hot, violent winds) desert winds, followed by scorching summers. The average summer temperature is 98° F (37° C) and the average winter temperature is 47° F (8° C). Most buildings and homes have air conditioning.

Cairo is as ancient as history itself, but also showcases a modern flare. Its uniqueness is unexplainable until seen with monuments dating back to four different historical periods: the Pharaonic, the Roman, the Christian and the Islamic. People who enjoy history will love Cairo!

In order to enter Egypt, citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Europe, Japan and the United States need to provide a passport valid for at least six months beyond the intended length of stay, a visa, and a return or onward ticket are required. Nationals of Bahrain, Djibouti, Guinea, Libya, Mauritania, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, United Arab Emirates and Yemen do not need a visa for visits of up to 90 days.

All other citizens of countries not referenced above need to provide a passport valid for at least six months beyond the intended length of stay, a visa, and a return or onward ticket.

Alexandria

Alexandria is a city in Egypt. In ancient times it was one of the great cities of the world; then it was destroyed, and rebuilt, and it became one of the great cities of the modern world, with a population of a million people; only five cities in the United States are larger. Since it is on the Mediterranean Sea near the mouth of the Nile River, Alexandria is also a great seaport. The modern city of Alexandria was built near the ruins of the ancient city. The Ancient city Alexander the Great, conqueror of nearly all the civilized world, built Alexandria more than 300 years before Christ was born, and named it for himself. With the advice of his architects, who had built many of the beautiful buildings of ancient Greece, Alexander chose a site near the mouth of the Nile River, a fine natural harbor.

Alexander loved the beauty of the Greek cities and wanted Alexandria to be just as beautiful. The city was built with straight streets lined with trees. From the center of the city one broad avenue ran north and south and another broad avenue ran east and west. The main buildings were of marble. They had graceful columns and beautiful sculpture. A great lighthouse was built on an island in the harbor of Alexandria. The island was called Pharos and the lighthouse became known as the Pharos. It stood 300 feet high and was known as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. A long causeway (a strip of land that serves as a bridge) was built to connect the island of Pharos with the mainland.

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Day 1: Arrival

    • Upon your arrival at the Cairo international airport our representative will meet you at the airport. He will drive you to your hotel in Cairo.
    • It is approximately 30mins – 01hr drive from the airport depending on the location of your hotel. Our representative will help you with the check in and will go through the itinerary with you.

     

    HOTEL BOOKED GRAND PYRAMIDS HOTELHOTEL CATEGORY 4 STAR
    MEALS BREAK FASTDURATION OF THE TOUR 1 HOURS
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Day 2: Pyramids and Egyptian Museum

Giza Pyramids complex –

  • The Giza Pyramids are listed as one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, and they are visited by millions of tourists each year. They well and truly are the face of Ancient Civilization. Proceed to visit the below monuments which are memorizing. The Pyramid Of Cheops (Khufu), Pyramid of Khafre (Chephren), Pyramid of Menkaure (Mycerinus), The Solar Boat Museum and The Great Sphinx

Proceed to visit;

The Egyptian Museum –

  • The Egyptian Museum, usually just called the “Museum of Egyptian Antiquities”, houses the world’s biggest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts.The Egyptian museum has fulfilled its role superbly, and today it is home to 120,000 Egyptian artifacts. Visit the animals mummies hall, royals mummies hall, Egyptian Antiquities Jewelry Display, Ancient sculptures, King Tutankhamens’ section.

 

Tour finishes with drop off at your hotel.

HOTEL BOOKED GRAND PYRAMIDS  HOTELHOTEL CATEGORY 4 STAR
MEALS BREAK FASTDURATION OF THE TOUR 12 HOURS
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Day 3: Full day trip from Cairo to Alexandria

Catacombs Of Kom El Shoqafa –

  • The tombs, when compared to some other similar sites, are actually quite massive, and descend three levels beneath the city above.From the first century AD to the fourth century AD, the tombs where essentially used as a cemetery, and the final resting place for as many as 300 mummies, even though it should be mentioned that so many mummies have never physically been found.

Proceed to visit;

Pompey’s Pillar –

  • The Pillar of Pompey is today one of the biggest ancient monoliths still in existence and historians believe that it is also one of the biggest monolithic pillars ever erected. Unlike many similar pillars that were composed of drums, Pompey’s Pillar was carved out of a single block of red Aswan granite. Based on the pillar’s dimensions and the known weight of Aswan granite, the pillar has been estimated to weigh around 285 tons.

Proceed to visit;

Citadel of Qaitbay –

  • Citadel of Qaitbay is a 15th century Islamic fortress built to protect the city from invading Crusaders. Today it is one of the most popular Alexandria tourist attractions.Many historians consider it to have been one of the most strategically important strongholds along the entire Mediterranean coastline at the time.The citadel continued to act as a military stronghold throughout the Mameluke period as well as the Ottoman period, and also for most of the Modern period.

Proceed to visit;

New Library Of Alexandria –

  • The Bibliotheca Alexandrina, also known as the New Library of Alexandria is located very close to where the original Royal Library of Alexandria once stood before being totally destroyed. The new library is without question a fitting tribute to what was once the world’s most valuable library.The library which was designed to hold around eight million books is essentially home to several individual libraries, along with a conference center, lecture rooms and etc. The main reading room alone covers an area of 70,000.

Tour finishes with drop off at your hotel.

HOTEL BOOKED PARADISE INN BEACH RESORTHOTEL CATEGORY 4 STAR
MEALS BREAK FASTDURATION OF THE TOUR 12 HOURS
ESCORTED/NON ESCORTED ESCORTEDPRIVATE /SICPRIVATE
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Day 4: Alexandria Day 02

Montazah Palace And Royal Gardens –

  • The Montazah Palace and Royal Gardens to the east of central Alexandria is beautifully maintained and features two royal palaces built during the 19th and 20th centuries.Many tourists arriving in Alexandria, Egypt’s old capital have never even heard about the Royal Gardens of Montaza. This is despite the fact that the extensive grounds are also home to two historical palaces, both of which are these days open to the public.

Proceed to visit;

Alexandria National Museum

  • According to officials at the Alexandria National Museum, there are just over 1000 artifacts on the premises. The vast majority of these antiquities come from other museums although there is quite a sizable collection of local artifacts as well.The museum displays mummies, weapons, pottery, stoneware; sculptures; and many other sorts of artifacts which one would expect to see in a museum in Egypt. There are also some fascinating artifacts on display that were recovered from underwater ruins located in the city’s harbor.

Tour finishes with drop off at your hotel.

HOTEL BOOKED PARADISE INN BEACH RESORTHOTEL CATEGORY 4 STAR
MEALS BREAK FASTDURATION OF THE TOUR 6 HOURS
ESCORTED/NON ESCORTED ESCORTEDPRIVATE /SICPRIVATE
TOUR TYPEHISTORICALROOM TYPE STANDARD
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Day 5: Back to Cairo – Pyramids sound and Light Show

. Drive to Cairo. Upon arriving in Cairo retire to your hotel or explore Cairo as you wish. You will be picked up from the Hotel at 06:00PM

Pyramids Sound and light show –

  • One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and a star attraction in Egypt, the pyramids of Giza offer a completely different experience at night, when lasers, lights, and visual projections bring their history to life. Here’s how to visit the pyramids after dark.
HOTEL BOOKED GRAND PYRAMIDS  HOTELHOTEL CATEGORY 4 STAR
MEALS DURATION OF THE TOUR 6 HOURS
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Day 6: Memphis

Memphis –

  • Memphis Egypt served as the country’s capital during the Old Kingdom. For this reason, many tourists see the ancient city of Memphis (which is an open air museum today) as a great starting point of their Egypt vacation.Visitors can still find and admire some of the ancient city’s remaining wonders, including a monumental statue of Ramses II and a beautiful sphinx carved from a single, enormous piece of alabaster.

Tour finishes with drop off at your hotel.

HOTEL BOOKED GRAND PYRAMIDS  HOTELHOTEL CATEGORY 4 STAR
MEALS BREAK FASTDURATION OF THE TOUR 6 HOURS
ESCORTED/NON ESCORTED ESCORTEDPRIVATE /SICPRIVATE
TOUR TYPEHISTORICALROOM TYPE STANDARD
ENTRANCE FEEN/A REMARKS

 

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Day 7: Departure

    • We will transfer you to the airport and assist you at the airport through final departure formalities.

     

    HOTEL BOOKED HOTEL CATEGORY
    MEALS BREAK FASTDURATION OF THE TOUR 1 HOURS
    ESCORTED/NON ESCORTED ESCORTEDPRIVATE /SICPRIVATE
    TOUR TYPEDEPARTUREROOM TYPE STANDARD
    ENTRANCE FEEN/A REMARKS

     

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