Discover the Secrets of Egypt
CAIRO & ALEXANDRIA ESCAPE (6 Day Tour from Cairo to Cairo)
The mysteries of the Sphinx await on this off-season vacation in Egypt! Enjoy an escorted vacation in Cairo and Alexandria. Visit the incredible Egyptian Museum and marvel at the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid of Giza—the oldest of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Visit the 4th-century Mediterranean harbor founded by Alexander the Great in Alexandria. Guided sightseeing includes the Catacombs of Kom El Shogafa, Pompey’s Pillar and the lush Montazah Gardens. Travel through the El Beheira desert en route to Wadi el Natrun to visit the Coptic Monastery. This 6-day guided vacation in Egypt is even better with fewer crowds and more savings during off-season—a wondrous escape to be sure!
DAY 1 ARRIVE IN CAIRO, EGYPT
Welcome to Cairo. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
DAY 2 CAIRO. EXCURSION TO GIZA
Secrets of the Sphinx CAIRO Guided sightseeing includes the Egyptian Museum.
GIZA Take pictures of the Sphinx and of the Great Pyramids.
HISTORY & MYSTERY Get up close and personal with The Pyramids of Giza - one of the World’s Seven Wonders. Ponder the enigmatic secrets of the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid of Giza. Marvel at the massive monument of Cheops, the most colossal pyramid ever built with an original height of 496 feet.
DAY 3 CAIRO–WADI EL NATRUN–ALEXANDRIA
The Mediterranean Pearl WADI EL NATRUN Visit a Coptic Monastery before returning to Cairo.
ALEXANDRIA Free time to explore the city at your own pace. 137 mi / 220 km
CULTURE & TRADITIONS In Arabic, Wadi El Natrum means “Valley of Nitrates,” due to the presence of eight different lakes containing nitrates in the surrounding area. In Coptic, the region is also known as Shi-Hyt, which can be translated as “balance of the heart” or “measure of hearts.” The monasteries of Wadi el-Natrun are the source of indispensable data for the study of the Coptic heritage, and especially for Coptic literature, art, and architecture.
DAY 4 ALEXANDRIA
Feel like royality in the Montazah gardens ALEXANDRIA Guided sightseeing includes the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, Pompey’s Pillar, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, that commemorates the ancient Library of Alexandria, and the 15th-century Qaitbay Citadel. Visit the Montazah Garden.
HISTORY & CULTURE Originally founded by Alexander the Great, Alexandria was once one of the wealthiest cities in the world and the Montazah Palace gardens are a true testimony of this wealth. Designed to be a place of relaxation and recreation for the Khedive and his guests are filled with flowers, trees and shrubs.
DAY 5 ALEXANDRIA–CAIRO
A Drive Through the Red Land Drive through the El Beheira desert.
CAIRO Farewell dinner at your hotel. 155 mi / 250 km
NATURAL WONDER In ancient times, the Egyptians called the desert the "red land", distinguishing it from the flood plain around the Nile River, called the "black land". These colours reflect the fact that the desert sands have a reddish hue and the land around the Nile turned black when the annual flood waters receded. Over thousands of years, the Nile River evolved into its present shape, surrounded by the Eastern and Western deserts.
DAY 6 CAIRO
Safe Travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Please note: Pricing starts at $1099 per person, double occupancy. Guided group tour. Prices subject to change.
Guided by GT