Cairo-Alexandria round trip

Code: CARTP03
  • 9 Days Cairo – Alexandria Trip
  • Cairo
  • 9 Days Cairo – Alexandria Trip

 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.

Number of Nights:

  • 5

Rate:

  • Adult :  400USD
  • Child Rate: Infant FOC |child (2-11)  250USD

Cities covered:

  • Cairo
  • Alexandria

*NOTE : RATE BASED ON 2 PAX ON DOUBLE BB / HOTEL SUBJECTED TO AVAILABILITY / RE CALCULATION IS A MUST ACCORDING TO TRAVEL DETAILS*

1

Day 1: Arrival

  • Upon your arrival at the Cairo international airport our representative will meet you at the airport. He will then drive you to your hotel in Cairo.
  • It is a 30-35minutes drive from the airport. Our representative will help you with the check in and will go through the itinerary with you.
  • Depending on your check in time you will have the remainder of the day to yourself. You can relax and enjoy the hotel amenities or go out and explore Cairo your way.
HOTEL BOOKEDGRAND PYRAMIDS HOTELHOTEL CATEGORY4 STAR
MEALSDURATION OF THE TOUR1 HOUR
ESCORTED/NON ESCORTEDESCORTEDPRIVATE /SICPRIVATE
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2

Day 2 : FULL DAY Giza PYRAMIDS SAQQARA AND MEMPHIS TOUR

  • Breakfast at the Hotel.
  • 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.
  • Djoser Step Pyramid was built during the 27th century BC. It stands in the Saqqara necropolis which is located near Memphis the ancient capital of the Old Kingdom.
  • 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.
  • Tour finishes with drop off at your hotel.
HOTEL BOOKEDGRAND PYRAMIDS HOTELHOTEL CATEGORY4 STAR
MEALSBREAKFASTDURATION OF THE TOUR12 HOURS
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3

Day 3: HALF DAY EGYPTIAN MUSEUM TOUR

  • Breakfast at the  hotel
  • The Egyptian Museum features more than 100,000 objects crammed into over 160,000 square feet (15,000 square meters) of space.
  • There is a charge to enter the Egyptian Museum, with an additional charge to bring a camera and a substantial charge to view the mummified corpses of ancient pharaohs in Royal Mummies Hall.
  • You will be spending 5-6 hours at the museum. After the days tour, we will drive back you to your hotel. You can spend the remainder of the day as you wish.
  • Back to the hotel.
  • Free time.
HOTEL BOOKEDGRAND PYRAMIDS HOTELHOTEL CATEGORY4 STAR
MEALSBREAKFASTDURATION OF THE TOUR6 HOUR
ESCORTED/NON ESCORTEDESCORTEDPRIVATE /SICPRIVATE
TOUR TYPEARCHITECTURE / CULTURALROOM TYPESTANDARD DBL
ENTRANCE FEEN/A REMARKS

4

Day 4: FREE DAY

  • Breakfast at the  hotel
  • Free time.
HOTEL BOOKEDGRAND PYRAMIDS HOTELHOTEL CATEGORY4 STAR
MEALSBREAKFASTDURATION OF THE TOUR0 HOUR
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5

Day 5 : FULL DAY ALEXANDRIA SIGHT SEEING TOUR

  • Breakfast at the  hotel
  • Drive to Alexandria
  • Visiting Catacombs Of Kom El Shoqafa

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • At the end of the tour drive back to Cairo.
HOTEL BOOKEDGRAND PYRAMIDS HOTELHOTEL CATEGORY4 STAR
MEALSBREAKFASTDURATION OF THE TOUR12 HOUR
ESCORTED/NON ESCORTEDESCORTEDPRIVATE /SICPRIVATE
TOUR TYPEARCHITECTURE / CULTURALROOM TYPESTANDARD DBL
ENTRANCE FEEN/A REMARKS

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Day 6 : Departure

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Transfer to Cairo International airport
  • End of service
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MEALSBREAKFASTDURATION OF THE TOUR1 HOUR
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TOUR TYPEDEPARTUREROOM TYPE
ENTRANCE FEEN/A REMARKS

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