After enjoying breakfast at your hotel in Cairo, get ready for an incredible day of exploration and adventure. You will meet your knowledgeable Egyptologist guide, who will accompany you throughout the day. Your first stop will be at the Giza Plateau, where you will be amazed by the majestic Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mycerinus. These ancient structures, which are dating back over 4,500 years, are iconic symbols of Egypt and considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Marvel at their grandeur and learn about the fascinating history and construction techniques behind these architectural marvels.
Next, you will encounter the enigmatic Sphinx, a mythical creature with the body of a lion and the head of a human. Delve into the mysteries surrounding this iconic statue and hear stories and legends from your guide.
After exploring the Giza Plateau, you will enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, where you can savor authentic Egyptian cuisine. In the afternoon, you will visit the renowned Egyptian Museum, located in Tahrir Square.
This world-class museum houses an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts, including the treasures of the legendary pharaoh Tutankhamun. Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of ancient Egypt as your guide provides fascinating insights and explanations.
Continuing your journey, you will explore the historic sites of Coptic Cairo. Visit the Roman fortress of Babylon, the Hanging Church, which is also known as St. Virgin Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church, and the Church of St. Sergius and Bacchus.
These significant religious sites showcase the rich Christian heritage of Egypt. Next, you will delve into the vibrant atmosphere of Islamic Cairo as you explore the bustling Khan El Khalili Bazaar, which is the oldest market in the world. Immerse yourself in the vibrant ambiance, and walk through many shops selling traditional crafts, jewelry, spices, and much more. Take a break from your shopping adventures and enjoy a cup of tea at a local café, soaking in the unique surroundings.
In the evening, you will be transferred to Giza train station to embark on an unforgettable overnight train journey to Luxor. Dinner and breakfast will be served on board the train, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable experience.
Relax in your well-appointed compartment and get a good night's sleep as you travel to your next destination.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Onboard the train