Glory of Egypt (Pyramids,Memphis,Sakkara,Aswan,Luxor,Cairo) 7 Nights 8 Days

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In this trip we focus on Luxor as our main spot of attractions. Two days in Cairo, Two days in Aswan, and three days in Luxor to see the magnificent monuments of Egypt from the Pharaohs glorious time. Luxor worth spending half of the trip as it has got one third of the world's heritage! Join this amazing trip to see the glory of Egypt.Highlights of the Trip:Giza pyramids, Sakkara Pyramids, Memphis, & Dahshur pyramids | Cairo museum Citadel of Saladin & Khan El-khalili bazaar | The high dam and the Unfinished obelisk | Abusimbel temples of king Ramses | Edfu & Komombo temples | Karnak and Luxor temples | The Valley of the kings, the temple of Queen Hatshepsut, & the collossi of Memnon | Temple of Medinet Habu, the Ramsseum, the valley of the Queens, & the tombs of the nobels.
ItineraryDay 1: Cairo ArrivalPass By: Cairo International AirportArrive Cairo, meet, welcome, and assist by Egypt Fun tours's representative. transfer to your hotel at Cairo, check in and over-night.No meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight at 5-Stars hotel in Cairo Day 2: Memphis, Sakkara & Alabaster SphinxStop At: Memphis and Sakkara, Cairo, Cairo GovernorateAfter breakfast at your Cairo hotel, meet with our private tour guide to start your visit to the Pyramids area to see Giza pyramids, Sakkara pyramids, Memphis, & Dahshur. Take the sleeper train to Aswan. Dinner on board of the sleeper train.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Alabaster Sphinx, Cairo, Cairo GovernorateThe Sphinx of Memphis is a stone sphinx located near the remains of Memphis, Egypt. The carving was believed to take place between 1700 and 1400 BC, which was during the 18th dynasty. It is unknown which pharaoh is being honored and there are no inscriptions to supply information. The facial features imply that the Sphinx is honoring Hatshepsut or Amenhotep.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, Cairo, Cairo GovernorateSaqqara is a vast, ancient burial ground in Egypt, serving as the necropolis for the Ancient Egyptian capital, Memphis.[1] Saqqara features numerous pyramids, including the world-famous Step pyramid of Djoser, sometimes referred to as the Step Tomb due to its rectangular base, as well as a number of mastabas (Arabic word meaning 'bench'). Located some 30 km (19 mi) south of modern-day Cairo, Saqqara covers an area of around 7 by 1.5 km (4.35 by 0.93 mi).Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesMeals included: • Breakfast: At your hotel's restaurant. • Dinner: On board of the sleeper train way to AswanAccommodation included: Overnight at the sleeper train way to AswanDay 3: Aswan Sightseeing ToursStop At: High Dam, Aswan, Aswan Governorate, Nile River ValleyBreakfast on board of the sleeper train. Arrive at Aswan, start your tours with your private tour guide to the high dam and the unfinished obelisk. Lunch in the Nubian restaurant. Start a feucca tour on the nile to view the Agha Khan masuelum, and Elephantine Island. Check in your hotel at Aswan. Over-night at your hotel. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Unfinished Obelisk, Aswan, Aswan Governorate, Nile River ValleyThe unfinished obelisk is the largest known ancient obelisk and is located in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egypt in Aswan, Egypt.Its creation was ordered by Hatshepsut (1508–1458 BC), possibly to complement what would later be known as the Lateran Obelisk (which was originally at Karnak, and was later brought to the Lateran Palace in Rome). The unfinished obelisk is nearly one-third larger than any ancient Egyptian obelisk ever erected. If finished it would have measured around 42 m (approximately 137 feet) and would have weighed nearly 1,090 metric tons (1,200 tons), a weight equal to about 200 African elephants.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Mausoleum of Aga Khan, Aswan, Aswan Governorate, Nile River ValleyThe Mausoleum of Aga Khan is the mausoleum of Aga Khan III, Sir Sultan Muhammed Shah, who died in 1957. The mausoleum is located at Aswan, along the Nile of Egypt, since Egypt was formerly the centre of power of the Fatimids.The mausoleum is built in the style of the Fatimid tombs in Cairo.[citation needed] It is built of pink limestone, while the tomb is built of white Carrara marble. The Aga Khan was buried there two years after he died, since he used to spend part of the winter season living in a nearby villa.A red rose is laid on the Aga Khan's tomb every day--a practice first started by the Aga Khan's wife, Begum Om Habibeh Aga Khan.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesMeals included: • Breakfast: Breakfast on board of the sleeper train • Lunch: Lunch in the Nubian restaurantAccommodation included: Check in your hotel at Aswan. Over-night at your hotel. Day 4: Abu Simble Temple ComplexStop At: Abu Simbel Temple Complex, Abu Simbel, Aswan Governorate, Nile River ValleyAn early wake up call to start the tour to Abusimbel temples with breakfast boxes. Afternoon, start your tour to the Aswan bazaar with your guide.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Nubian Village, Aswan, Aswan Governorate, Nile River ValleyNubia is a region along the Nile river encompassing the area between Aswan in southern Egypt and Khartoum in central Sudan. It was the seat of one of the earliest civilizations of ancient Africa, with a history that can be traced from at least 2500 BC onward with the Kerma culture. The latter was conquered by the New Kingdom of Egypt under pharaoh Thutmose I around 1500 BC. Nubia was home to several empires, most prominently the kingdom of Kush, which conquered Egypt during the 8th century BC during the reign of Piye and ruled the country as its Twenty-fifth Dynasty (to be replaced a century later by the native Egyptian Twenty-sixth Dynasty).Duration: 1 hourStop At: Aswan Market, Aswan, Aswan Governorate, Nile River ValleyAswan Souk is a colorful bazaar that offers Egyptian and African goods, Locally known as Sharia as-Souq, it is the cheapest place to buy souvenirs in AswanDuration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at your Hotel in AswanDay 5: Aswan - Luxor - Sightseeing Tours Stop At: Temple of Kom Ombo, Kom Ombo, Aswan Governorate, Nile River ValleyAfter breakfast at your hotel. Start your tours with the private tour guide to the temples of Edfu and Komombo in route to Luxor. Lunch in the West bank of the Nile at luxor. After lunch, start your tours to the valley of the kings, the tempel of Queen Hatshepsut, and the Colossi of Memnon. Check in your hotel at Luxor. See Luxor tempel at Night. Over-night at your Luxor hotel.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Temple of Horus at Edfu, Edfu, Nile River ValleyThe Temple of Edfu is an Egyptian temple located on the west bank of the Nile in Edfu, Upper Egypt. The city was known in the Hellenistic period as Koine Greek: Ἀπόλλωνος πόλις and Latin Apollonopolis Magna, after the chief god Horus, who was identified as Apollo under the interpretatio graeca. It is one of the best preserved shrines in Egypt. The temple was built in the Ptolemaic Kingdom between 237 and 57 BC. The inscriptions on its walls provide important information on language, myth and religion during the Hellenistic period in Egypt. In particular, the Temple's inscribed building texts "provide details [both] of its construction, and also preserve information about the mythical interpretation of this and all other temples as the Island of Creation."There are also "important scenes and inscriptions of the Sacred Drama which related the age-old conflict between Horus and Seth." They are translated by the German Edfu-Project.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Nile River ValleyValley of the Kings is a valley in Egypt, for a period of nearly 500 years from the 16th to 11th century BC, rock cut tombs were excavated for the pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom (the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Dynasties of Ancient Egypt).Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Colossi of Memnon, Luxor, Nile River ValleyThe Colossi of Memnon are two massive stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III, who reigned in Egypt during the Dynasty XVIII. For the past 3,400 years (since 1350 BC), they have stood in the Theban Necropolis, located west of the River Nile from the modern city of Luxor.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Luxor Temple, Luxor, Nile River ValleyLuxor Temple is a large Ancient Egyptian temple complex located on the east bank of the Nile River in the city today known as Luxor (ancient Thebes) and was constructed approximately 1400 BCE. In the Egyptian language it is known as ipet resyt, "the southern sanctuary". Unlike the other temples in Thebes, Luxor temple is not dedicated to a cult god or a deified version of the king in death. Instead Luxor temple is dedicated to the rejuvenation of kingship; it may have been where many of the kings of Egypt were crowned in reality or conceptually (as in the case of Alexander the Great who claimed he was crowned at Luxor but may never have traveled south of Memphis, near modern Cairo.)Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesMeals included: • Breakfast: At your hotel's restaurant • Lunch: Lunch in the West bank of the Nile at luxor.Accommodation included: Over-night at your Luxor hotel.Day 6: Luxor Temple & Karnak Temple Tours Stop At: Temple of Medinat Habu, Luxor, Nile River ValleyAfter breakfast at your hotel, Start your tour with the local guide to the West bank of Luxor to see the temple of Medinet Habu, the Ramsseum, the Queens' valley and the tombs of the Nobels. After lunch, Start your tour to the Karnak temples. Transfer to Luxor train station for the sleeper train to Cairo.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Valley of the Queens, Nile River ValleyThe Valley of the Queens (Wādī al Malekāt) is a site in Egypt, where wives of Pharaohs were buried in ancient times. In ancient times, it was known as Ta-Set-Neferu, meaning –"the place of beauty".Using the limits as described by Christian Leblanc, the Valley of the Queens consists of the main wadi which contains most of the tombs, as well as the Valley of Prince Ahmose, the Valley of the Rope, the Valley of the Three Pits, and the Valley of the Dolmen. The main wadi contains 91 tombs and the subsidiary valleys add another 19 tombs. The burials in the subsidiary valleys all date to the 18th dynasty.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Temple of Karnak, Luxor, Nile River ValleyThe Karnak Temple Complex, commonly known as Karnak, comprises a vast mix of decayed temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings near Luxor, in Egypt. Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Overnight at the sleeper train to CairoDay 7: Cairo Sightseeing ToursStop At: Egyptian Antiquities Museum, Cairo, Cairo GovernorateAfter breakfast on board of your sleeper train. Start your tours with the private local guide to the Egyptian museum, the citadel of Saladin, and Khan El-khalili bazaar. Check in your hotel at Cairo. Over-night at your hotel.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Cairo Citadel, Cairo, Cairo GovernorateThe Saladin Citadel of Cairo (Qalaʿat Salāḥ ad-Dīn) is a medieval Islamic fortification in Cairo, Egypt. The location, on Mokattam hill near the center of Cairo, was once famous for its fresh breeze and grand views of the city. It is now a preserved historic site, with mosques and museums. In 1976, it was proclaimed by UNESCO as a part of the World Heritage Site Historic Cairo (Islamic Cairo) which was "the new center of the Islamic world, reaching its golden age in the 14th century.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Mosque of Muhammad Ali, Cairo, Cairo GovernorateThe Great Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha or Alabaster Mosque is a mosque situated in the Citadel of Cairo in Egypt and commissioned by Muhammad Ali Pasha between 1830 and 1848.Situated on the summit of the citadel, this Ottoman mosque, the largest to be built in the first half of the 19th century, is, with its animated silhouette and twin minarets, the most visible mosque in Cairo.The mosque was built in memory of Tusun Pasha, Muhammad Ali's oldest son, who died in 1816.This mosque, along with the citadel, is one of the landmarks and tourist attractions of Cairo and is one of the first features to be seen when approaching the city any direction.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Khan Al-Khalili, Cairo, Cairo GovernorateKhan El-Khalili is a major souk in the historic center of Islamic Cairo. The bazaar district is one of Cairo's main attractions for tourists and Egyptians alike.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: on board at the sleeper trainAccommodation included: Check in your hotel at Cairo. Over-night at your hotel.Day 8: Cairo - HomePass By: Cairo International AirportAfter breakfast at your Cairo hotel, meet with your guide to transfer you to Cairo international airport for your final departure.Meals included: • Breakfast: At your hotel before heading to Cairo International Airport No accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 7x Breakfast
  • 1x Dinner
  • 3x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • Entrance fees to the sights mentioned in the proposal
  • Professional licensed Tour guide specialist in Egyptology
  • Providing a pick up and drop off services from any hotel within Cairo, Egypt
  • A new model tourist car with a professional driver and a license from the ministry of tourism.
  • Airport Pick-Up and Drop-Off
  • Police Security Guard
  • Baggage storage and transfer
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • WiFi on board
  • All tours as mentioned in the proposal
  • Meals as mentioned
  • All accommodation
  • Two sleeper trains tickets (from Cairo to Aswan, and from Luxor to Cairo)
  • Entry/Admission - Memphis and Sakkara
  • Entry/Admission - Alabaster Sphinx
  • Entry/Admission - Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
  • Entry/Admission - High Dam
  • Entry/Admission - Unfinished Obelisk
  • Entry/Admission - Mausoleum of Aga Khan
  • Entry/Admission - Abu Simbel Temple Complex
  • Entry/Admission - Nubian Village
  • Entry/Admission - Aswan Market
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Kom Ombo
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Horus at Edfu
  • Entry/Admission - Valley of the Kings
  • Entry/Admission - Colossi of Memnon
  • Entry/Admission - Luxor Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Medinat Habu
  • Entry/Admission - Valley of the Queens
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Karnak
  • Entry/Admission - Egyptian Antiquities Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Cairo Citadel
  • Entry/Admission - Mosque of Muhammad Ali
  • Entry/Admission - Khan Al-Khalili

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (tipping)
  • Any additional requests
  • Items of personal nature

Itinerary

Day 1: Cairo Arrival Pass By: Cairo International Airport Arrive Cairo, meet, welcome, and assist by Egypt Fun tours's representative. transfer to your hotel at Cairo, check in and over-night. No meals included on this day. Accommodation included: Overnight at 5-Stars hotel in Cairo
Day 2: Memphis, Sakkara & Alabaster Sphinx Stop At: Memphis and Sakkara, Cairo, Cairo Governorate After breakfast at your Cairo hotel, meet with our private tour guide to start your visit to the Pyramids area to see Giza pyramids, Sakkara pyramids, Memphis, & Dahshur. Take the sleeper train to Aswan. Dinner on board of the sleeper train. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Stop At: Alabaster Sphinx, Cairo, Cairo Governorate The Sphinx of Memphis is a stone sphinx located near the remains of Memphis, Egypt. The carving was believed to take place between 1700 and 1400 BC, which was during the 18th dynasty. It is unknown which pharaoh is being honored and there are no inscriptions to supply information. The facial features imply that the Sphinx is honoring Hatshepsut or Amenhotep. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Stop At: Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, Cairo, Cairo Governorate Saqqara is a vast, ancient burial ground in Egypt, serving as the necropolis for the Ancient Egyptian capital, Memphis.[1] Saqqara features numerous pyramids, including the world-famous Step pyramid of Djoser, sometimes referred to as the Step Tomb due to its rectangular base, as well as a number of mastabas (Arabic word meaning 'bench'). Located some 30 km (19 mi) south of modern-day Cairo, Saqqara covers an area of around 7 by 1.5 km (4.35 by 0.93 mi). Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Meals included: • Breakfast: At your hotel's restaurant. • Dinner: On board of the sleeper train way to Aswan Accommodation included: Overnight at the sleeper train way to Aswan
Day 3: Aswan Sightseeing Tours Stop At: High Dam, Aswan, Aswan Governorate, Nile River Valley Breakfast on board of the sleeper train. Arrive at Aswan, start your tours with your private tour guide to the high dam and the unfinished obelisk. Lunch in the Nubian restaurant. Start a feucca tour on the nile to view the Agha Khan masuelum, and Elephantine Island. Check in your hotel at Aswan. Over-night at your hotel. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Stop At: Unfinished Obelisk, Aswan, Aswan Governorate, Nile River Valley The unfinished obelisk is the largest known ancient obelisk and is located in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egypt in Aswan, Egypt. Its creation was ordered by Hatshepsut (1508–1458 BC), possibly to complement what would later be known as the Lateran Obelisk (which was originally at Karnak, and was later brought to the Lateran Palace in Rome). The unfinished obelisk is nearly one-third larger than any ancient Egyptian obelisk ever erected. If finished it would have measured around 42 m (approximately 137 feet) and would have weighed nearly 1,090 metric tons (1,200 tons), a weight equal to about 200 African elephants. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Stop At: Mausoleum of Aga Khan, Aswan, Aswan Governorate, Nile River Valley The Mausoleum of Aga Khan is the mausoleum of Aga Khan III, Sir Sultan Muhammed Shah, who died in 1957. The mausoleum is located at Aswan, along the Nile of Egypt, since Egypt was formerly the centre of power of the Fatimids. The mausoleum is built in the style of the Fatimid tombs in Cairo.[citation needed] It is built of pink limestone, while the tomb is built of white Carrara marble. The Aga Khan was buried there two years after he died, since he used to spend part of the winter season living in a nearby villa. A red rose is laid on the Aga Khan's tomb every day--a practice first started by the Aga Khan's wife, Begum Om Habibeh Aga Khan. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Meals included: • Breakfast: Breakfast on board of the sleeper train • Lunch: Lunch in the Nubian restaurant Accommodation included: Check in your hotel at Aswan. Over-night at your hotel.
Day 4: Abu Simble Temple Complex Stop At: Abu Simbel Temple Complex, Abu Simbel, Aswan Governorate, Nile River Valley An early wake up call to start the tour to Abusimbel temples with breakfast boxes. Afternoon, start your tour to the Aswan bazaar with your guide. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Nubian Village, Aswan, Aswan Governorate, Nile River Valley Nubia is a region along the Nile river encompassing the area between Aswan in southern Egypt and Khartoum in central Sudan. It was the seat of one of the earliest civilizations of ancient Africa, with a history that can be traced from at least 2500 BC onward with the Kerma culture. The latter was conquered by the New Kingdom of Egypt under pharaoh Thutmose I around 1500 BC. Nubia was home to several empires, most prominently the kingdom of Kush, which conquered Egypt during the 8th century BC during the reign of Piye and ruled the country as its Twenty-fifth Dynasty (to be replaced a century later by the native Egyptian Twenty-sixth Dynasty). Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Aswan Market, Aswan, Aswan Governorate, Nile River Valley Aswan Souk is a colorful bazaar that offers Egyptian and African goods, Locally known as Sharia as-Souq, it is the cheapest place to buy souvenirs in Aswan Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight at your Hotel in Aswan
Day 5: Aswan - Luxor - Sightseeing Tours Stop At: Temple of Kom Ombo, Kom Ombo, Aswan Governorate, Nile River Valley After breakfast at your hotel. Start your tours with the private tour guide to the temples of Edfu and Komombo in route to Luxor. Lunch in the West bank of the Nile at luxor. After lunch, start your tours to the valley of the kings, the tempel of Queen Hatshepsut, and the Colossi of Memnon. Check in your hotel at Luxor. See Luxor tempel at Night. Over-night at your Luxor hotel. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Stop At: Temple of Horus at Edfu, Edfu, Nile River Valley The Temple of Edfu is an Egyptian temple located on the west bank of the Nile in Edfu, Upper Egypt. The city was known in the Hellenistic period as Koine Greek: Ἀπόλλωνος πόλις and Latin Apollonopolis Magna, after the chief god Horus, who was identified as Apollo under the interpretatio graeca. It is one of the best preserved shrines in Egypt. The temple was built in the Ptolemaic Kingdom between 237 and 57 BC. The inscriptions on its walls provide important information on language, myth and religion during the Hellenistic period in Egypt. In particular, the Temple's inscribed building texts "provide details [both] of its construction, and also preserve information about the mythical interpretation of this and all other temples as the Island of Creation."There are also "important scenes and inscriptions of the Sacred Drama which related the age-old conflict between Horus and Seth." They are translated by the German Edfu-Project. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Nile River Valley Valley of the Kings is a valley in Egypt, for a period of nearly 500 years from the 16th to 11th century BC, rock cut tombs were excavated for the pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom (the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Dynasties of Ancient Egypt). Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Stop At: Colossi of Memnon, Luxor, Nile River Valley The Colossi of Memnon are two massive stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III, who reigned in Egypt during the Dynasty XVIII. For the past 3,400 years (since 1350 BC), they have stood in the Theban Necropolis, located west of the River Nile from the modern city of Luxor. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Stop At: Luxor Temple, Luxor, Nile River Valley Luxor Temple is a large Ancient Egyptian temple complex located on the east bank of the Nile River in the city today known as Luxor (ancient Thebes) and was constructed approximately 1400 BCE. In the Egyptian language it is known as ipet resyt, "the southern sanctuary". Unlike the other temples in Thebes, Luxor temple is not dedicated to a cult god or a deified version of the king in death. Instead Luxor temple is dedicated to the rejuvenation of kingship; it may have been where many of the kings of Egypt were crowned in reality or conceptually (as in the case of Alexander the Great who claimed he was crowned at Luxor but may never have traveled south of Memphis, near modern Cairo.) Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Meals included: • Breakfast: At your hotel's restaurant • Lunch: Lunch in the West bank of the Nile at luxor. Accommodation included: Over-night at your Luxor hotel.
Day 6: Luxor Temple & Karnak Temple Tours Stop At: Temple of Medinat Habu, Luxor, Nile River Valley After breakfast at your hotel, Start your tour with the local guide to the West bank of Luxor to see the temple of Medinet Habu, the Ramsseum, the Queens' valley and the tombs of the Nobels. After lunch, Start your tour to the Karnak temples. Transfer to Luxor train station for the sleeper train to Cairo. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Stop At: Valley of the Queens, Nile River Valley The Valley of the Queens (Wādī al Malekāt) is a site in Egypt, where wives of Pharaohs were buried in ancient times. In ancient times, it was known as Ta-Set-Neferu, meaning –"the place of beauty".Using the limits as described by Christian Leblanc, the Valley of the Queens consists of the main wadi which contains most of the tombs, as well as the Valley of Prince Ahmose, the Valley of the Rope, the Valley of the Three Pits, and the Valley of the Dolmen. The main wadi contains 91 tombs and the subsidiary valleys add another 19 tombs. The burials in the subsidiary valleys all date to the 18th dynasty. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Stop At: Temple of Karnak, Luxor, Nile River Valley The Karnak Temple Complex, commonly known as Karnak, comprises a vast mix of decayed temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings near Luxor, in Egypt. Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch Accommodation included: Overnight at the sleeper train to Cairo
Day 7: Cairo Sightseeing Tours Stop At: Egyptian Antiquities Museum, Cairo, Cairo Governorate After breakfast on board of your sleeper train. Start your tours with the private local guide to the Egyptian museum, the citadel of Saladin, and Khan El-khalili bazaar. Check in your hotel at Cairo. Over-night at your hotel. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Cairo Citadel, Cairo, Cairo Governorate The Saladin Citadel of Cairo (Qalaʿat Salāḥ ad-Dīn) is a medieval Islamic fortification in Cairo, Egypt. The location, on Mokattam hill near the center of Cairo, was once famous for its fresh breeze and grand views of the city. It is now a preserved historic site, with mosques and museums. In 1976, it was proclaimed by UNESCO as a part of the World Heritage Site Historic Cairo (Islamic Cairo) which was "the new center of the Islamic world, reaching its golden age in the 14th century. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Stop At: Mosque of Muhammad Ali, Cairo, Cairo Governorate The Great Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha or Alabaster Mosque is a mosque situated in the Citadel of Cairo in Egypt and commissioned by Muhammad Ali Pasha between 1830 and 1848. Situated on the summit of the citadel, this Ottoman mosque, the largest to be built in the first half of the 19th century, is, with its animated silhouette and twin minarets, the most visible mosque in Cairo. The mosque was built in memory of Tusun Pasha, Muhammad Ali's oldest son, who died in 1816. This mosque, along with the citadel, is one of the landmarks and tourist attractions of Cairo and is one of the first features to be seen when approaching the city any direction. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Stop At: Khan Al-Khalili, Cairo, Cairo Governorate Khan El-Khalili is a major souk in the historic center of Islamic Cairo. The bazaar district is one of Cairo's main attractions for tourists and Egyptians alike. Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Breakfast: on board at the sleeper train Accommodation included: Check in your hotel at Cairo. Over-night at your hotel.
Day 8: Cairo - Home Pass By: Cairo International Airport After breakfast at your Cairo hotel, meet with your guide to transfer you to Cairo international airport for your final departure. Meals included: • Breakfast: At your hotel before heading to Cairo International Airport No accommodation included on this day.
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