Cairo, White desert, and Alexandria Short Break

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We know that in just 4 days you won't be able to see all the sites but our Cairo day tours will give you the most memorable times possible and provide an introduction to this fascinating country, leaving you wanting more! All the most likely adventures in Cairo are captured in this Cairo Short Break to Pyramids White Desert and Alexandria.

Start your day with a Pyramid Tour in Cairo, where you will enjoy a panoramic view of the three great pyramids and explore the smaller pyramid complexes nearby. You will also get a close-up visit to the Great Sphinx, which dates back to the time of Khafre. After exploring these ancient structures, head over to the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir for a tour of some of Egypt's most fascinating artifacts as you can view over 160,000 masterpieces on two floors including the treasures of Tutankhamun. Proceed to discover the Baharia Oasis and white desert on a private Baharia Oasis trip from Cairo to explore the most valuable treasures of Egypt through the Sahara. In conclusion, you will resume your journey with Alexandria tours from Cairo as you will discover this legendary city founded by Alexander the Great. Alexandria, located on the Mediterranean coast of Egypt, is a historic city known for its rich cultural heritage and stunning seaside views.

Inclusion
  • Transfers services from your hotel and back to Cairo International Airport at the end of your program.
  • Transfers privately through all your Egypt Trips using an air-conditioned vehicle.
  • 5-star Accommodation for 3 nights in Cairo, including bed & breakfast.
  • All the tickets to the sites mentioned in the itinerary in your Cairo excursions as well in Alexandria.
  • A Professional tour guide to accompany you through all of our Egypt sightseeing tours.
  • All transfers inside Bahariya Egypt Oasis and the White Desert are done by 4×4 cars.
  • Stops for snacks upon request.
  • Free of charge mineral bottled water aboard the vehicle.
  • Cairo Shopping tours for items or traditional souvenirs. (Upon request).
  • All taxes and service charges are included.
Exclusion
  • International flights are not included in the overall costs of the trip.
  • The entry visa to enter Egypt.
  • Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary including entering the Great pyramid from inside.
  • Any other optional Cairo private excursions (if requested) such as the Camel ride tour in the Giza Pyramids.
  • Gratuities or Tipping kitty (Recommended)
  • Beverage during meals.

The tour starts in Giza, where you will have the opportunity to visit the Giza pyramids of Cheops, Khafre, and Menkaure, which are more than 4500 years old, and where our Egyptologist will introduce you how these temples were built at the time and you will hear their stories and legends, as well as visit the great sphinx of Giza that has the head of a pharaoh on the body of a lion.

After visiting the Giza pyramids we will proceed to the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir which is considered one of Egypt's most important museums because it houses the most extensive collections related to ancient Egypt history. This includes some unique artifacts that belonged to Pharaohs and their families such as the golden tombs of King Tutankhamun and the room of mummified animals, not to be missed. It also contains more than 100,000 items from other civilizations in the world that have influenced Ancient Egyptian Civilization in its various forms over thousands of years.

Then, will go for Lunch at an authentic Egyptian restaurant in Cairo. From this point, we will continue our tour of old Cairo visiting the Islamic part. The first stop will be at the Saladin Citadel excursion. In this great citadel, you can visit its famous mosque "Mohamed Ali Mosque" and see the fortifications of this place. It is worth noting that being located in this citadel will allow you to have a panoramic view of the entire old city.

At the end of this historical tour, you will head to the Christian part of the city: Coptic Cairo. Here, you will visit the Hanging Church, the Ben Ezra Synagogue, and the Church of St. Sergius, known as the Church of the Cave, where the Holy Family was hidden during their flight to Egypt.

Finally, we accompany you back to your hotel after such a program in the wonderful cities of Cairo and Giza.

The day tour begins with pickup from your hotel in Cairo at 7:00 AM and heads out of the city across the surrounding desert landscapes. Our first stop of the day will be to the stunning Bahariya Oasis, a desert known throughout the world for its captivating nature and beautiful landscapes.

Upon arrival, we would change from minibus to jeep and embark on the journey to the Western Desert. Get ready for a unique desert experience, an adventure of unparalleled thrills. Explore the oasis with your guide and admire the sprawling landscape of shady palms and natural springs.

After lunch, follow on to the white desert Egypt day trip and visit the nearby Agabat, a beautiful valley with imposing white cliff faces and yellow limestone rocks. Here you can practice sandboarding on the sand dunes using a Jeep 4x4. Climb several sand dunes and marvel at the endless landscapes.

Next, we would go deep into the desert to the volcanic mountains, which are similar to volcanic cones, rising from the desert. We would visit the Al- Marsous mountain, which is a volcanic mountain covered with black basalt. Let's stop at the viewpoint for a panoramic view of the landscapes of the Oasis

In the end, you will proceed to the Crystal Mountain Egypt, a magnificent desert landscape covered with a layer of black basalt, Crystal Mountain is a place of breathtaking beauty! The crystals sparkle in the sun, giving a certain mystery to the environment. Minerals are scattered everywhere, but you should not take them with you.

Finally, our journey will end at approximately 10 PM back as our tour leader and driver return you back to the hotel in Cairo.

At approximately 6:30h our tour guide will be waiting for you in the hotel lobby for a wonderful day tour of Alexandria and we will leave Cairo for Alexandria, Egypt's most important Mediterranean city.

Your first stop will be the Citadel of Qaitbey, a 15th-century fortress located in the harbor, which once housed the famous Alexandria lighthouse, the ruins of which are still preserved. Then drive to visit the catacombs of Kom el Shogafa, an important archaeological site dating back to the 1st century and the largest Roman cemetery consisting of three levels carved into the rock. It consists of three subway levels housing more than 300 mummies, the most common funerary divinities, and various Greco-Roman motifs.

You will have lunch in a fish restaurant to taste the most typical products of Egyptian cuisine. After recharging your batteries, you will head to see the Pompay Pillar and the ruins of the Serapeus temple Alexandria, of which the column of Pompey survives. Several historians agree that this important Roman general was buried here after losing his life in battle.

At the end of the day, you will visit the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, one of the most important cultural centers in the eastern Mediterranean. In the late afternoon, we will finally return you back to the hotel in Cairo.

On the last day, our tour leader will be waiting for you in the hotel lobby at the agreed time to transfer you back to the Airport, leaving Egypt with new experiences, beautiful photographs, and lasting memories.

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Yes, Alexandria has several public beaches along its coastline where both locals and tourists can enjoy the sea and relax. Some of the popular public beaches in Alexandria include:

  Montazah Beach.
  Stanley Beach.
  Maamoura Beach.
  Sidi Bishr Beach.
  Aida Beach.
  Mandara Beach.
  Agamy Beach.
  Miami Beach.
  Maxim Beach

Alexandria, Egypt's coastal gem, boasts a rich history and a blend of cultural influences. There are several must-visit tourist attractions in Alexandria:

Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Library of Alexandria): This modern library pays homage to the ancient Library of Alexandria and is a hub of learning, culture, and research. It features a stunning design and hosts exhibitions, lectures, and events.

Qaitbay Citadel: A historic fortress located on the Mediterranean Sea, Qaitbay Citadel offers panoramic views of the coast. It was built on the site of the ancient Pharos Lighthouse, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Montaza Palace: Explore the beautifully landscaped Montaza Palace gardens and visit the palace itself, which was once a royal residence. The gardens offer a tranquil escape from the city.

Pompey's Pillar: This ancient Roman column is a remarkable historical site and one of the largest monolithic columns in the world. It's located in the Serapeum area.

Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa: These catacombs are an intriguing underground burial site with a mix of Egyptian, Greek, and Roman architectural elements. They provide a glimpse into Alexandria's multicultural past.

Alexandria National Museum: Delve into Alexandria's history at this museum, which houses a collection of artifacts spanning different periods, from ancient Egypt to the modern era.

Stanley Bridge (El Montaza Bridge): Enjoy a leisurely stroll or drive across this picturesque bridge, which connects the mainland to the Montaza Palace area.

Corniche: Take a scenic walk along the Alexandria Corniche, a waterfront promenade with beautiful views of the Mediterranean Sea. It's a great place for relaxation and people-watching.

Cleopatra's Palace: Although largely submerged underwater, remnants of Cleopatra's Palace and other ancient structures can be explored by divers and snorkelers.

Roman Theater: Visit the well-preserved Roman Theater of Alexandria, which was once a prominent venue for entertainment and performances.

Abu Abbas Al-Mursi Mosque: This striking mosque is a significant religious and architectural landmark in Alexandria. Its intricate Islamic design is a sight to behold.

El-Mursi Abul Abbas Mausoleum: Adjacent to the mosque, this mausoleum is the final resting place of the revered Sufi saint, Abu Abbas Al-Mursi.

Gardens and Parks: Alexandria has several green spaces and parks, such as Antoniades Garden and Al-Montaza Park, where you can relax and enjoy the outdoors.

Shopping and Dining: Explore local markets and enjoy traditional Egyptian cuisine at Alexandria's restaurants and cafes. Don't forget to try seafood dishes, as the city is known for its fresh seafood.

Beaches: Alexandria has a coastline with beautiful beaches, including Maamoura Beach and Agami Beach, where you can swim and soak up the sun.

Alexandria, Egypt, is a city steeped in history and boasts a wealth of historical landmarks to explore. Here are some of the best historical sites and landmarks to visit in Alexandria:

Qaitbay Citadel: This historic fortress was built in the 15th century on the site of the ancient Pharos Lighthouse, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The citadel offers great views of the Mediterranean Sea.

Montaza Palace: Located in Montaza Park, this palace complex was a former royal residence and is known for its beautiful gardens and architecture.

Pompey's Pillar: This massive Roman column is one of the largest of its kind and is a prominent historical site in Alexandria.

Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa: These catacombs are a fascinating archaeological site, showcasing a mix of Egyptian, Roman, and Hellenistic influences. They contain a series of chambers, tunnels, and tombs.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina: This modern library pays homage to the ancient Library of Alexandria and is a symbol of knowledge and culture. It's a significant cultural center and architectural marvel.

Corniche: The Alexandria Corniche is a scenic promenade along the Mediterranean Sea, offering beautiful views and a relaxing atmosphere.

El-Mursi Abul Abbas Mosque: This grand mosque is one of the most significant religious landmarks in the city, with stunning architecture and intricate decorations.

Roman Amphitheater: This ancient theater is one of the best-preserved Roman theaters in Egypt and hosts various events and performances.

El-Montaza Gardens: These lush gardens surrounding Montaza Palace are ideal for a leisurely stroll, and they offer serene views of the sea.

El-Anfoushi Neighborhood: Explore the historic streets and alleys of El-Anfoushi, known for its traditional architecture and old-world charm.

El-Max Peninsula: This area features old neighborhoods, a vibrant fish market, and a historic lighthouse.

El Qaed Ibrahim Mosque: This mosque is famous for its tall minarets and lovely surroundings.

Royal Jewelry Museum: Housed in a former palace, this museum displays a dazzling collection of jewelry, precious gems, and royal artifacts.

Alexandria National Museum: Learn about the city's history through a variety of exhibits, including artifacts from prehistoric, Pharaonic, Greek, Roman, and Islamic periods.

Abu Abbas Al-Mursi Mosque: Another beautiful mosque dedicated to the Sufi saint Abu Abbas Al-Mursi

Engaging with the local culture in Cairo can enhance your overall travel experience and provide a deeper understanding of Egypt's rich heritage. Here are several ways you can immerse yourself in the local culture during your stay in Cairo:

  • Visit historical sites and museums.
  • Attend traditional performances.
  • Explore local markets.
  •     Join a Cooking Class.
  • Visit local cafes and teahouses.
  • Attend religious celebrations.
  • Learn basic Arabic phrases.
  • Take a traditional boat ride.
  • Visit Coptic Cairo.
  • Participate in festivals and events.

   

Yes, tour guides are often provided in Alexandria day tours. These guides are knowledgeable about the city's history, culture, and significant landmarks. They can offer insights into the attractions you'll visit, share historical anecdotes, and help navigate the city efficiently.
 

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