Cairo Day Tour

Historical Sightseeing Tours

Take a flight to Cairo and discover Ancient Egypt. Visit the Giza Pyramids, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Stand at the foot of the Great Sphinx, admire the artifacts in the Egyptian Museum and do shopping in one of the oldest markets in the Middle East, Khan El Khalili. You will enjoy a unique experience. Make the most of your stay in Cairo!

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QUICK FACTS
  • Flight ticket to and from Cairo
  • Tour guide in English, German, Italian, French, Russian or other language
  • Departure: 9 a.m. or 11 a.m.

DESCRIPTION

Cairo Day Tour is a wonderful journey to the capital of Egypt and the largest city in Africa. The victorious city is located on both banks of the River Nile near the head of the river's delta in northern Egypt and has been settled for more than 6000 years, serving as the capital of numerous Egyptian civilizations. Your guide will pick you up at Cairo International Airport. First stop - Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx. Today there are more than 93 Pyramids in Egypt, but the most famous are the pyramids located at the Giza necropolis, built in the 4th Dynasty (circa 2600 B.C). These pyramids of Ancient Egypt were built as tombs for Kings (and Queens) in the Old and Middle Kingdom. Dominating the plateau and running in a southwest diagonal through the site are the three pyramids of the pharaohs Khufu, Khafra, and Menkaura. The Great Sphinx of Giza, or as the ancients knew it, “Shesib Ankh” or “the living image”, has to be one of the most recognizable constructions in history. Think of the Sphinx and you automatically think of Egypt and the Giza Plateau. It is a limestone statue of a mythical creature with the body of a lion and the head of a human. Facing directly from West to East, it stands on the Giza Plateau on the west bank of the Nile in Giza, Egypt. Think of the Sphinx and you automatically think of Egypt and the Giza Plateau. After admiring The Pyramids of Giza and The Great Sphinx, your tour guide will lead you to admire artifacts of Ancient Egypt. The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities is located near the Tahrir Square in Cairo. It contains many important pieces of ancient Egyptian history and houses the world’s largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities. On the ground floor there is an extensive collection of papyrus and coins used in the Ancient world. Also you can find artifacts from the New Kingdom, the time period between 1550 and 1069 BC. Those items include statues, tables, and coffins (sarcophagi), it also contains 42 rooms, upon entering through the security check in the building, one looks toward the atrium and the rear of the building with many items on view from sarcophagi and boats to enormous statues. On the first floor there are artifacts from the final two dynasties of Egypt, including items from the tombs of the Pharaohs Thutmosis III, Thutmosis IV, Amenophis II, Hatshepsut, and the courtier Maiherpri, as well as many artifacts from the Valley of the Kings, in particular the material from the intact tombs of Tutankhamun and Psusennes I. Two special rooms contain a number of mummies of kings and other royal family members of the New Kingdom. Your historical tour will not end at the museum, but will prosegue to the major souk located in the historic center of Cairo - Khan el-Khalili. The bazaar district is one of Cairo's main attractions for tourists and Egyptians alike. This 500 years old maze of streets, lanes, stores, and shops occupies the center of Islamic Cairo and forming one of the most famous touristic markets in the world, You can find the typical tourist goods, fresh spices of any variety, perfumes, essential oils, antiques shops, carpet vendors and sellers of just about anything you might desire. Many traditional workshops operate in the surrounding area. In addition to shops and workshops, there are several small and traditional coffeeshops, serving Arabic coffee and Shisha. Pleased from the journey to ancient history, you will be transferred to the airport and than back to your hotel. Cairo Day Tour is one of the must-do trips in Egypt.

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