|Trip Length||4||Trip Code||ME - OW - 1|
|Tour Group||2 - 8||Age Range||Open|
3 star Egypt short stay: Tour Information
Cairo is a mix of historical and modern cultural sights. This includes the Pyramids, the Hanging Church, Saladin's Citadel, the Virgin Mary's Tree, the Sphinx, and Heliopolis, Al-Azhar, the Mosque of Amr ibn al-A'as, Saqqara, the Cairo Tower, and the Old City. Cairo is nicknamed "The City of A Thousand Minarets".
Egypt arrival day - Airport transfer to your Cairo hotel. You will be met at the Cairo hotel by a tour Rep to answer any queries, talk you through your Egypt itinerary and offer you any other advice or assistance you may require.
Cairo day two - Your first exploratory day of Cairo begins with a visit to the Egyptian Pyramids of Sakara + Dashur (the "Step", "Red" and "Bent" Pyramids).
The afternoon is spent exploring the Giza Pyramids themselves as well as the world famous Sphinx.
Evening day two - The opportunity to return to Giza Pyramids Sound + Light Show (optional excursion). Overnight in Cairo Hotel. (Breakfast)
Cairo day three - Visit to the Cairo Egyptian Antiquities Museum
In the afternoon explore the Coptic and Islamic areas of Cairo, the Citadel (old fortress), and the famous Khan el Khalili Market.
Cairo Evening day three - Relax onboard a 4-star boat for a Dinner Cruise along the Nile River (optional excursion).
Overnight in Cairo Hotel. (Breakfast). (You have the option to fly home tonight if you wish).
Cairo day four - Today is a free day in Cairo until your transfer for your return flight home.
You may even organize further sightseeing if there is more of the fascinating city of Cairo that you wish to explore. (Breakfast)
Egypt day 1 - You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. You will be met at the hotel by an Oasis Representative who will be available to answer any queries, talk you through your itinerary and offer you any other advice or assistance you may require.
Egypt day 2 - Your first exploratory day of Cairo begins with a visit to the Pyramids of Sakara + Dashur (the "Step", "Red" and "Bent" Pyramids) accompanied by our excellent Egyptologist Guide. Further out in the desert and much older than the Pyramids at Giza, these amazing constructions provide an introduction to the process of pyramid building that culminated in the famous wonders of the world at Giza. The afternoon is spent exploring the Giza Pyramids themselves as well as the world famous Sphinx. You can also choose to actually climb inside pyramids at both sites - an opportunity not to be missed.
Evening Day 2 - In the evening you have the opportunity to return back to Giza to witness the amazing Pyramids Sound + Light Show (optional excursion). Viewing the pyramids seated under the stars while multi-coloured lights highlight their detail and the booming voice of the Sphinx narrates their history, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Overnight in Cairo Hotel. (Breakfast)
Egypt day 3 - Your second sightseeing day begins with a visit to the Egyptian Antiquities Museum accompanied by our Egyptologist Guide. Here you will be able to explore the massive selection of artefacts displayed, while our guide brings alive the Pharonic era for you. The entrance to the mind-blowing Mummy Room is also included, where you will be able to see firsthand the mummies that have survived for thousands of years. In the afternoon you will explore the Coptic and Islamic areas of Cairo along with your guide - and have the opportunity to visit immense and beautiful mosques, the Citadel (old fortress), and the famous Khan el Khalili Market where you can shop till you drop into the late afternoon!!
Evening Day 3 - Later in the evening there is the opportunity to relax onboard a 4-star boat for a Dinner Cruise along the Nile River (optional excursion). For two hours you can sail along the picturesque waters of the Nile, eat a sumptuous Egyptian buffet, and enjoy the traditional Egyptian entertainment of belly-dancing, sufi dancing, and local musicians, all accompanied by a cool beer or sparkling glass of wine. Overnight in Cairo Hotel. (Breakfast). (You have the option to fly back tonight if you wish).
Egypt day 4 - Today is a free day until your transfer for your return flight. Return airport transfers to Cairo Airport with a rep are all included within the package. Depending on the time of your return flight you will be able to relax by the hotel swimming pool or indulge in a massage at the hotels spa (5 star only). You may even organize further sightseeing if there is more of the fascinating city of Cairo that you wish to explore. (Breakfast)
If you have extra time, why not spend another night in Cairo and take a day trip up to the beautiful north coast city of Alexandria? This 20km long city which hugs the Mediterranean sea, has a completely different "feel" to it than Cairo, being much more cosmopolitan and resplendent in Greek influenced architecture.
Visit the famous library, the citadel and catacombs, stroll along the beach promenade and feast on the freshest seafood you are likely to find in Egypt in one of the many traditional seafood restaurants that dot the sea front.
The day tour takes place in your own private air-conditioned 7 seat mini bus, fully accompanied by a guide. Overnight Cairo Hotel.
Cost for Alexandria Extension - £80 GB per person, Minimum 2 people. (includes private air-con transport and guide).
* Dates : All of our Egypt tours are run to fit clients exact date / time requirements. Just let us know what you require and the tour will be scheduled to fit it with you. * Single Supplement: For clients travelling alone, tours will be subject to a single supplement - please contact us for further details
Local Tour Payments (LTP) or a Kitty payment, if stated is paid direct to your tour leader / crew on day 1.