Sample the culture and historical sites of two amazing cities..

Visit the Great Pyramids and see how great the ancient Egyptians were. Be awe-inspired by how they built such gigantic Pyramids. Take a trip to Alexandria and admire the highlights that this city has to offer.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Cairo International Airport
DEPARTURE TIME 3 hours before flight time
INCLUDED
Accommodation as stated Entrance fees
Local transportation Qualified Egyptologists
Private tours in Cairo Meals as per the itinerary
Private tours in Alexandria All service charges
Air-conditioned vehicles Bottled water on arrival

Details as per the itinerary on this tour page

NOT INCLUDED
Airfares – Domestic and International fares
Egypt Entrance Fee – US$25 per person / payable in USD
Personal Expenses – No gifts, drinks or extras not as per the itinerary
Guide – Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$3 – 6 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture
Gratuities & Tips – Any tips throughout your tour
Optional Excursions – Extra trips and tours not stated within the itinerary
ACCOMMODATION Cairo: Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa, Steigenberger Pyramids or Mercure Sphinx.
Alexandria: Tolip Hotel or Hilton Green Plaza
TOUR RATES
May – September $595
October – April $545
Easter +20%
Christmas +25%
Solo Traveller +$220

per person / based on 2 sharing

EXTRA NOTES Tipping Kitty is available and must be paid at the beginning of the tour: USD$15, paid in USD per person

Truly a great opportunity to visit Cairo and Alexandria within 5 days.

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Day 1: Cairo - Arrival

Upon arrival to Cairo International Airport you will meet your tour leader inside the arrival area. Your tour leader will then assist you through the airport formalities (arrival procedures) and then accompany you on a private air conditioned vehicle to your hotel. Your tour leader will complete the check-in procedure with you and take a moment of your time to review your holiday itinerary.

Overnight: Cairo. Meals: Dinner included.


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Day 2: Cairo - Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum, Coptic & Islamic Cairo

After breakfast, your qualified Egyptologist will meet you at your hotel with a modern air conditioned vehicle. The Egyptologist will be guiding you throughout the duration of the trip today to some of the most amazing historical sites in Egypt. Enjoy the civilization of the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus of Giza which are erected on a rocky plateau on the west bank of the Nile River near Giza in Cairo. In ancient times they were included amongst the Seven Wonders of the World, Then proceed to visit the Great Sphinx, the head of pharaoh with a lion’s body, which dates from the time of Chephren, the tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple facing the great statue and then you will be transferred to enjoy the Egyptian Museum where you can see the collection of Tutankhamen amongst other splendid pharaonic artefacts which is said to exceed more than 120,000 items on display.

Overnight: Cairo Hotel. Meals: Breakfast and dinner is included. Lunch is not included.


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Day 3: Alexandria – Catacombs, Pompey’s Pillar, Alexandria Library

Today you will venture north and visit the famous city of Alexandria. Take an early start and enjoy your breakfast earlier than usual, then make your way to the reception are to meet your fully qualified Egyptologist at the pre-arranged time. The Egyptologist will accompany you to a modern air conditioned vehicle which will be with you all day, so if you would like to bring some water and snacks along, you are more than welcome. Our qualified Egyptologist will be guiding you throughout the duration of the tour today to some of the superb sites within one of the most amazing cities in Egypt. Enjoy visiting the Catacombs of Kum El Shukafa, is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the middle Ages, It was discovered in 1900 after they had been looking for it for about 12 years. Proceed to see Pompey’s Pillar, the largest of its type constructed outside of the imperial capitals of Rome and Constantinople. Move to visit the Alexandria Library, which contain copy of approximate every book published in the world. This makes the library one of the great literary sites in the world.

Overnight: Alexandria Hotel. Meals: Breakfast and dinner is included. Lunch is not included.


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Day 4: Alexandria – Transfer to Cairo

Luckily it is not such an early start today, we believe that after such a busy few days it will be nice for you to enjoy a relaxed breakfast before making your way back to Cairo. During the course of the morning you will meet your Egyptologist at the time agreed and he will accompany you, on board a private air conditioned modern vehicle to Cairo. Upon arrival to your hotel the Egyptologist will depart and leave you to enjoy the rest of your day, in Cairo, at your leisure. There are a few optional add-on tours available for this day. Otherwise just relax in your hotel and enjoy the fabulous Egyptian weather.

Overnight: Cairo Hotel. Meals: Breakfast and dinner is included. Lunch is not included.

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Day 5: Cairo - Departure

After breakfast at your hotel, usually you have some free time to enjoy your last remaining hours in Cairo before your flight. It is customary to check out of your room at 12 noon however you will be able to use the hotel facilities until you leave for the airport. At the agreed time your tour leader will come to collect you from the hotel and transfer you to Cairo International Airport for your departing flight.

Meals: Breakfast is included.

1

Day 1: Cairo - Arrival

Upon arrival to Cairo International Airport you will meet your tour leader inside the arrival area. Your tour leader will then assist you through the airport formalities (arrival procedures) and then accompany you on a private air conditioned vehicle to your hotel. Your tour leader will complete the check-in procedure with you and take a moment of your time to review your holiday itinerary.

Overnight: Cairo. Meals: Dinner included.

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Day 2: Cairo - Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum, Coptic & Islamic Cairo

After breakfast, your qualified Egyptologist will meet you at your hotel with a modern air conditioned vehicle. The Egyptologist will be guiding you throughout the duration of the trip today to some of the most amazing historical sites in Egypt. Enjoy the civilization of the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus of Giza which are erected on a rocky plateau on the west bank of the Nile River near Giza in Cairo. In ancient times they were included amongst the Seven Wonders of the World, Then proceed to visit the Great Sphinx, the head of pharaoh with a lion’s body, which dates from the time of Chephren, the tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple facing the great statue and then you will be transferred to enjoy the Egyptian Museum where you can see the collection of Tutankhamen amongst other splendid pharaonic artefacts which is said to exceed more than 120,000 items on display.

Overnight: Cairo Hotel. Meals: Breakfast and dinner is included. Lunch is not included.

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Day 3: Alexandria – Catacombs, Pompey’s Pillar, Alexandria Library

Today you will venture north and visit the famous city of Alexandria. Take an early start and enjoy your breakfast earlier than usual, then make your way to the reception are to meet your fully qualified Egyptologist at the pre-arranged time. The Egyptologist will accompany you to a modern air conditioned vehicle which will be with you all day, so if you would like to bring some water and snacks along, you are more than welcome. Our qualified Egyptologist will be guiding you throughout the duration of the tour today to some of the superb sites within one of the most amazing cities in Egypt. Enjoy visiting the Catacombs of Kum El Shukafa, is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the middle Ages, It was discovered in 1900 after they had been looking for it for about 12 years. Proceed to see Pompey’s Pillar, the largest of its type constructed outside of the imperial capitals of Rome and Constantinople. Move to visit the Alexandria Library, which contain copy of approximate every book published in the world. This makes the library one of the great literary sites in the world.

Overnight: Alexandria Hotel. Meals: Breakfast and dinner is included. Lunch is not included.

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Day 4: Alexandria – Transfer to Cairo

Luckily it is not such an early start today, we believe that after such a busy few days it will be nice for you to enjoy a relaxed breakfast before making your way back to Cairo. During the course of the morning you will meet your Egyptologist at the time agreed and he will accompany you, on board a private air conditioned modern vehicle to Cairo. Upon arrival to your hotel the Egyptologist will depart and leave you to enjoy the rest of your day, in Cairo, at your leisure. There are a few optional add-on tours available for this day. Otherwise just relax in your hotel and enjoy the fabulous Egyptian weather.
Overnight: Cairo Hotel. Meals: Breakfast and dinner is included. Lunch is not included.
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Day 5: Cairo - Departure

After breakfast at your hotel, usually you have some free time to enjoy your last remaining hours in Cairo before your flight. It is customary to check out of your room at 12 noon however you will be able to use the hotel facilities until you leave for the airport. At the agreed time your tour leader will come to collect you from the hotel and transfer you to Cairo International Airport for your departing flight.

Meals: Breakfast is included.

What you see and what you get with this tour!

Includes

  • Meet & Greet upon arrival at Cairo International Airport
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in a 4* Cairo Hotel
  • Accommodation for 1 night in a 4* Alexandria Hotel
  • All Hotel accommodation on a half board basis
  • Lunches during sightseeing on days 2 and 3 is included
  • Sightseeing tours include a qualified Egyptologist
  • Entrance Fee’s as per the itinerary/programme listed above
  • All ground transportation and transfers as per itinerary
  • Company representative accompanying transfers
  • Modern air conditioned vehicles

Excludes

  • Egypt Entrance Visa ($25 per person)
  • Beverages, room bills or food extra to programme
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tipping / Gratuities (client’s discretion)
  • Medical Insurance

Additional Information

  • Please note check-in is available from 2pm.
  • Please note that check-out is 12 noon.

The highlights visited or experienced throughout the tour.

Egyptian Museum

The museum displays a rare collection of 5000 years of art which is considered the largest most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. Over 250,000 genuine artefacts are presented, including an exhibit dedicates to Tutankhamen collection of treasure, gold and jewellery which was enclosed in his tomb for over 3.500 years before it was discovered in the 1920 when his tomb was excavated.

The Great Pyramids of Giza

The Great Pyramids: Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinos are the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact. The Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids. Egyptologists believe that the pyramid was built as a tomb for fourth dynasty Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu (Cheops in Greek) over an approximately 20 year period. Initially at 146.5 metres, the Great Pyramid was the tallest man-made structure in the world for over 3,800 years. Originally, the Great Pyramid was covered by casing stones that formed a smooth outer surface; what is seen today is the underlying core structure. Some of the casing stones that once covered the structure can still be seen around the base. There have been varying scientific and alternative theories about the Great Pyramid’s construction techniques. Most accepted construction hypotheses are based on the idea that it was built by moving huge stones from a quarry and dragging and lifting them into place.

The Sphinx

It is the largest monolith statue in the world located in the west bank of the Nile in Giza, standing 73.5 metres long, 6 metres wide. It is the oldest known monumental sculpture. It has been built by ancient Egyptians of the Old Kingdom during the reign of the pharaoh Khafra. The Great Sphinx has the head of pharaoh with a lion’s body, which dates from the time of Chephre.

Catacombs

The Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa is a historical archaeological site located in Alexandriaand is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages.The necropolis consists of a series of Alexandrian tombs, statues and archaeological objects. Due to the time period, many of the features of the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa merge Roman, Greek and Egyptian cultural points; some statues are Egyptian in style, yet bear Roman clothes and hair style whilst other features share a similar style.

Pompey’s Pillar

Roman triumphal column in Alexandria in Egyptand the largest of its type constructed outside of the imperial capitalof Rome. The only known free-standing column in Roman Egypt which was not composed of drums, it is one of the largest ancient monoliths and one of the largest monolithic columns ever erected.

Alexandria Library (Bibliotheca Alexandrina)

It was built at the beginning of the 3rd century BC, the ancient library was not only a repository of books; it was also a museum, school and the world’s foremost centre for learning and scholarly research. It was the largest and most significant great library of the ancient world. It flourished under the patronage of the Ptolemaic dynasty and functioned as a major centre of scholarship from its construction in the 3rd century BC until the Roman conquest of Egypt in 30 BC till now. The library was rebuilt in 2002 to its wondrous feature today overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

Prices

All prices are quoted above in a selection of currencies and these are a based on the US Dollar at the rate of exchange when published. Prices are per person per trip and are valid as stated, except during peak seasons such as Christmas, New Year and Easter holidays where a supplement will be required. Single room occupancy is available against a supplement as stated; sometimes it may be a different rate when not travelling as part of a group. Please contact us anytime to check!

Children Policy

As you will be able to see, we operate a simple children’s price policy as detailed below; please note that any discount does not always apply to any holidays that involve an airfare, we will inform you when we receive your enquiry.

00- 01.99 years                  Free of Charge

02 – 05.99 years                 Free of Charge

06 – 11.99 years                 50% of Adult Price

12 + years                            Full Adult Price

It is important that the ages above refer to the age when travelling.

Payment Policy

It is advisable to reserve your Egypt trip as early as possible, thus ensuring that you can relax with the knowledge that you have secured the best trip for you. To ensure the trip is reserved and secured with Discovery Tours Egypt we will request a deposit of 35% from the total amount due, as you can appreciate this deposit counts towards your final payment. Discovery Tours Egypt is able to accept payment by PayPal, Credit Cards, Bank Transfer and/or Western Union.

Egypt Entrance Visa

Upon arrival to Egypt you need to hold a valid passport with at least 6 months validity beyond your scheduled date of departure. Most countries have the ability to obtain a visa upon arrival for US Dollars $25 per passport. It is suggested that you check with your local Egyptian Consulate before departure if you can obtain a visa on arrival or not.

Tipping & Gratuities (Clients Discretion)

Throughout all our tour pages you will see the words “tipping & gratuities” always shown within the excluded section of the tab on “specifics”.  It is customary in Egypt to express ones satisfaction of the service received from the staff that have looked after him throughout his trip. It is not obligatory however it is well received amongst the staff that will be looking after you; our personal motto is “tip little but often”.

Tipping Kitty

On some tours we have added a tour kitty which is payable in resort at the beginning of your tour. This has been offered to make your life easier and allow the team to tip along the way on your behalf.

Extra’s To Program

All our Egypt tours include the sites as per the program however we do not include the special sites within these; such as entering inside the Pyramids, the Mummies Room at the Egyptian Museum, enter Tomb of Tutankhamen and others. There should always be sufficient time to visit these sites; please liaise with your Egyptologist at the beginning of the tour. They will try their best to provide you with the accurate information, advise you of the extra costs and obtain the tickets for you.

Optional Trips & Excursions

Extra trips and tours may be available from time to time. These are available at extra cost and can be booked and paid for in resort.

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