Explore * The Step Pyramid of Saqqara, the oldest of the Egyptian Pyramids.
*Memphis: Alabaster Sphinx and colossal statues of Ramses II
* The famous pyramids of Giza, one of the seven wonders of the world and the Sphinx. * Visit the Egyptian National Museum.
* Islamic Cairo:
* Citadel of Saladin.
* Alabster Mosque of Mohammed Ali, El Moaz Street and the oldest bazaar Khan El Khalili.
Visit the Egyptian National Museum.
2 day Tour to Cairo by plane from El Quseir
from 439$ per person
One of our Sun&FunReisen Team will pick you up from your hotel in the morning and drive you to Hurghada airport. From there you will take a domestic flight to Cairo. When you arrive in Cairo, your guide, who is also an Egyptologist who speaks good English, and your driver are waiting for you!
You will travel to the city of Saqqara in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. Saqqara is an important ancient Egyptian necropolis on the west bank of the Nile, about 20 km south of Cairo. Already in the days of the ancient kingdom, Saqqara is mentioned as a burial place. Here we will visit the step pyramid of the ancient Egyptian king Djoser. During his reign, King Djoser built an unprecedented monumental tomb built entirely of limestone. The burial chamber was built at a depth of 28 meters with a floor area of 7×7 meters and consists of four layers of precisely hewn pink granite blocks.
After this visit, our next visit is the Alabaster Sphinx in the city of Memphis, near Saqqara, where we also see the colossal statue of Ramses II.
1st day of 2 day Tour to Cairo by plane from El Quseir
- The Ancient City of Memphis, Egypt
The walled city of Memphis was founded around 3000 BC. and served as the capital of Egypt during the Old Kingdom. Memphis was under the auspices of the god Ptah, the patron of artisans. Almost no buildings remain, but some impressive remains of individual buildings can be admired. The Memphis Museum is in the center of the village. The highlight of the museum is the colossal statue of Ramses III. The limestone statue is still 10 meters high. Outside the building, the most important monument is the 8-meter alabaster sphinx from the time of Amenhotep II.
- Lunch at a good restaurant.
After lunch we will head to the Great Pyramids of Giza.
- The pyramids of Giza
The pyramids of Giza are among the most famous and oldest surviving structures of mankind. They stand on the western edge of the Nile Valley. The Pyramid Field of Giza has been an important cemetery since the 1st Dynasty. The pyramids of Giza were built around 2620 to 2500 BC during the 4th Dynasty. The largest and most famous pyramid is the pyramid of Pharaoh Cheops. He ruled from about 2620 to 2580 BC. The pyramid of Cheops was built from about 3 million stone blocks. The middle of the three pyramids belongs to the pharaoh Khafre, who ruled from about 2558 to 2532 BC. The smallest of the three pyramids of Giza is the pyramid of Pharaoh Menkaure, who ruled from about 2532 to 2503 BC. enjoy fantastic views of Cairo from the plateau. We then drive to the nearby Sphinx of Giza.
- Great Sphinx of Giza
The Sphinx of Giza is by far the most famous and largest sphinx. It depicts a reclining lion with a human head and was probably built during the 4th Dynasty from about 2520 to 2494 BC. The Sphinx rose from the sands of the Egyptian desert for more than four millennia, most of the time covered with the sands of the Egyptian desert, which contributed to its preservation. The nose and beard are broken off (pieces of the beard are now in the British Museum in London). Paint residue on the Sphinx’s ear suggests that the figure was originally painted in color. Thutmose IV erected between the paws of the sphinx the so-called stele of sleep, the inscription on which tells about his life and calling to the pharaoh.
After all these impressive experiences, you will be transferred to your 4-star hotel in Cairo where you can relax and enjoy the day. You have the opportunity to admire the light show at the pyramids (FREE). Afterwards, enjoy dinner at the hotel and finish the first day of your 2 day Tour to Cairo by plane from El Quseir.
2nd day of 2 day Tour to Cairo by plane from El Quseir
In the morning, after breakfast, your guide will meet you and drive to the old Cairo, where we will visit the Saladin Citadel and the Alabaster Mosque.
Saladin Citadel is one of the few surviving fortified complexes in the city of Cairo, the citadel has been open to the public for only about 20 years, it offers a wide view of Cairo. The palace was destroyed in 1824 by the explosion of the citadel’s gunpowder store and was never rebuilt. Instead, Muhammad Ali began building a large Turkish-style mosque. Then we will visit the Alabaster Mosque.
- The Alabaster Mosque in Cairo
Alabaster Mosque Muhammad Ali Mosque is one of the largest mosques in Cairo, built between 1824 and 1884 in the Ottoman style with baroque elements. The two minarets are 82 meters high. The interior of the mosque is decorated with alabaster panels on the walls, hence the name Alabaster Mosque. Then we drive along the oldest street in Cairo (El Moaz Street, more than a kilometer long street in the medieval district of Cairo) to the Khan El Khalili Bazaar.
- Khan El Khalili Bazaar
Khan El Khalili Bazaar is a bazaar in the old city of Cairo, there are numerous coffee houses and shops selling souvenirs, jewelry and antiques. There are also many traditional craft workshops.
Next, you will have a delicious Lunch at a good local restaurant. After lunch we drive to the center of Cairo and visit the Egyptian Museum.
- The Egyptian Museum
The Egyptian Museum in Cairo, which is located in the center of Cairo on Al-Tahirr Square. The museum is the world’s largest museum of ancient Egyptian art and culture, built in 1900 and opened in 1902. Many of the objects found here can be admired almost intact. Below is a small list of the items you will see (and of course, many more).
- Items from various excavations
- Gold mask of Pharaoh Psusennes I
- Objects from the tomb of Queen Hetepheres I, mother of Cheops
- OK. 1700 items from the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb
- Artifacts from the royal tombs
- Mummy and coffins
- Grave equipment
- Mummy pharaohs of the New Kingdom from the 18th to the 20th dynasty
- Jewellery of Queen Ahhotep I
- And, of course, much more.
Your guide will be able to tell you a lot of interesting and useful things about it!
After visiting the Egyptian Museum, we will transfer you to Cairo Airport where you will board your flight back to Hurghada. A member of the Sun&Fun Reisen team will again be waiting for you in Hurghada and will take you back to your hotel.
Flight tickets go and back.
Accommodation in the hotel.
All transfers in an air-conditioned and comfortable vehicle.
All entrance fees for the mentioned visits and services.
Lunch 2X, Dinner, Breakfast.
Experienced and competent English-speaking guide.
Soft drinks on the bus.
Drinks in the restaurant.
Any additions not mentioned in the itinerary.
The entrance tickets for the special sights, such as the sarcophagus of Choeps Pyramid or the mummies halls in the Egyptian National Museum are not included and must be redeemed in Vorrort.
Nile trip with a motor boat.
Single room surcharge.
Preparation for the trip
Please bring it with you
Bring your passport or ID card with a visa.
Please order your breakfast package at the reception one day before the excursion.
Small luggage for overnight stay in Cairo.
Warm clothing in winter (e.g. sweater or jacket)
- Book a private, unforgettable 2 day Tour to Cairo by plane from El Quseir.
- Immerse yourself in the world of the ancient Egyptians and pharaohs
- Visit one of the seven wonders of the world, the Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx
- Visit the Egyptian National Museum
- The Step Pyramid of Saqqara, the oldest of the Egyptian pyramids.
*Memphis: Alabaster Sphinx and the colossal statues of Ramses II
*The citadel of Saladin.
*The Alabster Mosque of Mohammed Ali, El-Moaz street and the oldest bazaar Khan El khalili.
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