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Classical Cairo

3nt/4 day Classic Grand tour *rates upon request

Classical Cairo - Egypt Cultural Tours - Dive Discovery Red Sea

Day 1:

Arrival to Cairo international airport (25 Kilometers North East To Cairo Down Town), meet & assist by our representative before passing the passport control (In Case Of International Arrival To Cairo). Transfer to your hotel & overnight.

Day 2:

Breakfast at your hotel, Departure at 08:00 A/M to visit Sakkara, (40 Kilometers To The South Of Cairo Down Town, Nearly 45 Minutes By Car) It is the most ancient burial ground in ancient Egypt, an immense necropolis of eight kilometres long and one-and-a-half kilometres wide. Situated on a desert plateau crowned by Zoser step Pyramid and its funerary complex including temples and tombs distinguished by glamorous wall engravings established by the architect Imhotep for King Zoser (III Dynasty). It is the most ancient stone building in the world. The most important place to visit in Sakkara is the pyramid of Unas, the Serapeum & Mastabas which are known as tombs of Nobles, the most famous of which is the tomb of Ptah Hotep, the tomb of Kagemni & the tomb of Mereruka. Visit On Site Is Around 01 Hour & 30 Minutes.

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After Finishing Visits, Proceed To Memphis (07 Kilometers To The South Of Sakkara, Nearly 15 Minutes By Car); Founded in the 1st Dynasty (3100 B.C) by King Narmar, Memphis was the capital of Ancient Egypt, and the first capital city founded after the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt. It remained as the capital of Ancient Egypt throughout the Old Kingdom. Because of the many necropolises associated with Memphis, many Egyptologists believe that it was once an extremely large city, though no archaeological evidence proves this, at present! Today, in Memphis, you will see an open air Museum, which amongst other artifacts exhibits a limestone colossus of King Ramses II (an enormous statue carved in limestone, which is about 10m (33.8 ft) long, even though it has no feet!) and a giant alabaster Sphinx, weighting more than 80 tons, which once stood outside the massive temple of the God Ptah. There are also remains of granite statues, of Ramses II, and granite coffins and commemorative tablets from later periods. Visit On Site Is Around 30 Minutes.

Classical Cairo - Egypt Cultural Tours - Dive Discovery Red Sea

Possibility To Have Lunch At A Local Restaurant With Supplement As Clarified In The Program.

Proceed To The Giza Plateau (20 Kilometer North Of Memphis, Nearly 30 Minutes By Car). The Giza Pyramids lies on the west bank of the Nile facing Cairo and on top of Giza plateau rise the three Pyramids erected by Cheops, Chepren and Mycerinus , guarded by the mysterious Sphinx which is a mythical statue with the body of a lion and human head. Standing at the base of the Great Pyramid, it is hard to imagine that this monument-which remained the tallest building in the world until early in this century-was built in just under 30 years. It presides over the plateau of Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo, and is the last survivor of the Seven Wonders of the World. Five thousand years ago Giza, situated on the Nile's west bank, became the royal necropolis, or burial place, for Memphis, the pharaoh's capital city. Giza's three pyramids and the Sphinx were constructed in the fourth dynasty of Egypt's Old Kingdom, arguably the first great civilization on earth. About 2,550 B.C., King Khufu (Chephren), the second pharaoh of the fourth dynasty, commissioned the building of his tomb at Giza. Some Egyptologists believe it took 10 years just to build the ramp that leads from the Nile valley floor to the pyramid, and 20 years to construct the pyramid itself. On average, the over two million blocks of stone used to build Khufu's (Chephren) Pyramid weigh 2.5 tons, and the heaviest blocks, used as the ceiling of Khufu's burial chamber, weigh in at an estimated nine tons. Khufu's son, Khafre (Cheops) who was next in the royal line, commissioned the building of his own pyramid complex which includes the Sphinx. Menkaure (Mycerinus) who is believed to be Khafre's son, built the third and smallest of the three pyramids at Giza. Each pyramid has a mortuary temple and a valley temple linked by long causeways that were roofed and walled. Visit On Site Around 02 Hours.

Possibility To Visit Some Shops (Papyrus, Handmade Carpets, Jewelry, Cotton) During The Visit. Back To Hotel around 15:00 Hrs.

Day 3:

Breakfast at your hotel, Departure at 08:00 A/M to visit The Egyptian Museum (At Cairo Down Town), It was first built in Boulak. In 1891, it was moved to Giza Palace of "Ismail Pasha" which housed the antiquities that were later moved to the present building. The Egyptian Museum is situated at Tahrir square in Cairo. It was built during the reign of Khedive Abbass Helmi II in 1897, and opened on November 15, 1902. It has 107 halls. At the ground floor there are the huge statues. The upper floor houses small statues, jewels, Tutankhamon treasures. It is the largest of Egyptian Antiquities museums all over the world, it houses around 250.000 antique pieces covering the whole history of ancient Egypt, which extends over the past five thousand years, including artifacts from the tombs of kings and members of the royal families of the Middle Kingdom found at Dahshur in 1894. The Egyptian museum comprises many sections arranged in chronological order. Visit On Site Is Around 02 Hours & 30 minutes.

Classical Cairo - Egypt Cultural Tours - Dive Discovery Red Sea
Classical Cairo - Egypt Cultural Tours - Dive Discovery Red Sea

Possibility To Have Lunch At A Local Restaurant With Supplement As Clarified In The Program.

Then Proceed To Visit The Citadel Of Salah El Din (10 KM From Cairo Down Town, Nearly 45 Minutes By Car Depending On The Traffic Situation), The Citadel overlooks Cairo on one of the towering tops of El Moqattam hills, it was built by Salah El Din El Ayoubi in 1183 AD on the Medieval castles style, It comprises a number of important monuments including the Mosque of Soliman Pasha, the 90 meter deep Bir Yusuf (Joseph's well). the Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali, which was establishment began in 1830 AD after the Ottoman style, Its walls are coated with Alabaster and had gild-decorated crowns. Visit On Site Is Around 01 Hour & 30 Minutes.

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Proceed To Khan El Kahili Bazzar & El Sagha (jewelry shops) one of the earliest & greatest markets in the Middle East. Built in the 14th century A.D. and contains many stores that exhibit wonderful collections of jewelry, wooden products engrafted with mother of pearl, leather ware, embroidered dresses and attractive hand-made products that make a great selection of souvenirs. Nearly One Hour Of Free Time On The Bazaar.

Classical Cairo - Egypt Cultural Tours - Dive Discovery Red Sea

Day 4:

After Breakfast, Transfer to Cairo International Airport for Final Departure.

N.B.: Above Itinerary Is Subject To Slight Changes.

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