Discover the top attractions in Cairo over the course of one night and two days, allowing you to experience the most essential things to do in Cairo. During this time, you will have the opportunity to explore both Coptic and Islamic Cairo, as well as visit the iconic Great Pyramids and Sphinx with our Egypt tours packages. While going through the itinerary, you'll find more details about the Egypt trips you'll take with our experienced guides. These guides will accompany you on your Cairo day tours, offering in-depth explanations and captivating stories about Egyptian history. Don't miss the opportunity to make the most of your Cairo stopover with our remarkable 2-day Cairo full city break tour. Explore the city's magnificent ancient sites and immerse yourself in its rich history. Choose Egypt Day Tours for an unforgettable experience during your time in Cairo. Additionally, you will get to see the Great Sphinx, which was built during the reign of King Chephren and features the remarkable figure of a lion with multiple heads. Unforgettable excursions in Cairo include visits to Coptic churches in Old Cairo and mosques in Islamic Cairo with our Egypt shore excursions. Following that, you'll have the opportunity to stroll through the historic medieval streets of Khan El Khalili, which is not only considered a significant outdoor museum of Islamic art but also the heart of Cairo.
When you arrive in Egypt, the home of the pharaohs and ancient history, our knowledgeable tour guide from Cairo Top Tours will be there at Cairo International airport, to greet you with a signboard bearing your name to begin your Cairo Short Break for 2 days and a 1 night trip.
A modern, air-conditioned van will transport you to your accommodation. He will then help you with the check-in process and go over the itinerary and things to do in Egypt with you to confirm the pick-up time for the tour to the Giza pyramids the following day.
Spend the first night of your trip in Cairo at leisure in your hotel.
Begin your delightful day with a scrumptious breakfast at the hotel, and then prepare yourself after check-out, as your tour guide will meet you in the lobby to commence your Egypt excursions, to witness the magnificent Giza pyramids.
You will discover the Great Pyramid of King Khufu Cheops, as well as the Pyramids of the great kings of ancient Egypt's 4th dynasty, such as king Khafra Chephren, and king Mycerinus of the Old Kingdom. Furthermore, you will observe The Great Sphinx, an enormous statue with the head of the Pharaoh and the body of the lion. Afterward, you will visit the Valley Temple, which offers a captivating view in front of Giza Pyramids and is dedicated to the mummification of the Pharaoh.
After lunch in a local restaurant, we will move to enjoy the Egyptian Museum tour and see a broad collection of ancient Egyptian antiques made out of several materials like gold, silver, and bronze.
Afterward, your personal tour guide and driver will accompany you to Coptic Cairo to visit the ancient Roman fortress of Babylon,The Hanging Church of the holy virgin Mary, and the Church of St. Sergius, also known as the Holy Family Church. This church was built on top of the crypt where the Holy Family stayed for around three months. Additionally, you will get to see the Ben Ezra Synagogue, which was originally a Christian church that the Copts had to sell to the Jews to pay the yearly taxes. However, the church was bought back by Abraham Ben Ezra of Jerusalem for 20,000 dinars.
You will then be taken on an Islamic Cairo Tour to witness the remarkable region of Islamic Cairo. You can explore the walls, gates, and old streets that date back to the 10th century. Additionally, we will visit the Khan El Khalili bazaar behind Al Moez street, known as the oldest market in Cairo. You can enjoy shopping tours in Cairo and relax at the local cafe, El Fishawy.
Finally, you will be transferred to the airport or any preffered place in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Children 0-4 years old are FREE and children 4-12 years old have a 50% discount.
All our programs can start at any time and are subject to change.
Prices for a minimum of 2 people in a private minivan (special prices for GROUPS).
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Some of the top activities and attractions in Egypt include visiting the Giza Pyramids and Sphinx and exploring Memphis and Saqqara.
Cairo Top Tours is an exceptional agency that specializes in creating unforgettable experiences. They offer a wide range of options, great deals, exceptional care, and a simple and straightforward process. Exploring through sailing allows you to discover new and unique aspects of Egypt, creating lasting memories that will bring joy throughout your life.
Exploring the landmarks of Cairo in 2 days allows you to immerse yourself in the city's rich history and culture. Here's a recommended itinerary for a two-day tour of Cairo:
Day 1: Historical and Ancient Cairo
The Egyptian Museum: Begin your day at the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square. Spend several hours exploring its extensive collection of ancient artifacts, including the treasures of Tutankhamun.
Tahrir Square: Take a walk in Tahrir Square, a historic site known for its role in Egyptian history.
3. Local Cuisine: Enjoy a traditional Egyptian meal at a local restaurant to savor the flavors of Egyptian cuisine.
4. Islamic Cairo: Explore the historic Islamic Cairo district. Visit landmarks such as the Sultan Hassan Mosque, Al-Rifa'i Mosque, and Al-Muizz Street, known for its well-preserved historic buildings and architecture.
Khan el-Khalili Bazaar: Stroll through Khan el-Khalili, one of the oldest bazaars in Cairo. Shop for souvenirs, spices, jewelry, and immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere.
Day 2: Modern and Contemporary Cairo
6. Salah El-Din Citadel: Start your second day at the Salah El-Din Citadel, a historic fortress that offers panoramic views of Cairo. Explore its various structures, including the Mosque of Muhammad Ali (Alabaster Mosque).
Coptic Cairo: Visit Coptic Cairo, including the Hanging Church (Saint Virgin Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church), Coptic Museum, and the Church of St. Sergius and Bacchus.
8. Local Cuisine: Enjoy another delicious Egyptian meal at a local restaurant.
9. Nile River Cruise: Take a leisurely cruise on the Nile River. Many cruises offer lunch or dinner options, along with scenic views of the river and the city.
Modern Cairo: Explore modern Cairo with visits to areas like Zamalek and Garden City. These neighborhoods feature upscale shopping, dining, and cultural attractions.
Optional Evening Activity:
11. Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids: If you still have energy, consider attending the Sound and Light Show at the Giza Pyramids in the evening. It offers a captivating narrative of Egypt's history against the backdrop of the illuminated pyramids.
The Felucca experience on the Nile River is a tranquil and traditional way to enjoy the beauty of the river and its surroundings. A felucca is a traditional wooden sailing boat with a single large sail that has been used on the Nile for centuries. This experience offers a unique perspective on Egypt's landscapes and culture.
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