Cairo, the Egyptian capital, is one of the most vibrant and historic cities in the Middle East and an ideal destination for an exotic long weekend. What can surpass the opportunity of gazing on the face of the Sphinx, then enjoying a camel ride at the pyramids, followed by seeing the incredible golden treasures of the Pharaoh Tutankhamen? While on the Pyramids Sojourn you will also walk through the bustling labyrinthine medieval bazaars of Khan el Khalili – a riot of colour and an oriental shoppers delight - and visiting the ancient lanes, monuments of Coptic Cairo, known as Babylon in Roman times. In our opinion these experiences are virtually unmatchable. The itinerary is privately escorted throughout and has been designed to give you the right mix of sightseeing and leisure.
Day 1: Arrive Cairo
Arrive at Cairo International Airport our Travel representative, then transferred to your hotel. Day 2: Pyramids and Sphinx
This morning tour the pyramid complex at Giza with your private guide. Visit the Museum of the Solar Boat, experience a short camel ride, and see the enigmatic Sphinx - said to portray the image of the 4th dynasty Pharaoh Kafre. This afternoon will be free to relax and enjoy the facilities of your hotel.
Day 3: Egyptian Museum and Coptic Cairo
After breakfast visit the Egyptian Museum with its incredible collection of antiquities which include the golden treasure of Tutankhamen, and the elaborately wrapped mummified Pharaohs in the Royal Mummy Room. This afternoon visit the ancient fortress of Babylon, now known as Coptic Cairo, and visit the fine churches, Ben Ezra synagogue, and Coptic Museum.
Day 4: Islamic Cairo, Pyramids Sound & Light show
This morning enjoy a heritage walking tour through the bustling colourful lanes and alleyways of medieval Cairo: a real immersion into the Middle Eastern experience. Next, visit the beautiful mosque of Ibn Tulun Mosque and the little known Gayer-Anderson Museum – a beautiful house dating from the 18th century. The afternoon will be at leisure. This evening revisit the pyramids to see the spectacular sound and light show.
Day 5: Farewell to Egypt
Transfer to Cairo International Airport and check-in for your on-ward flight.
Accommodation and sightseeing as described.
The service of Corinthian Travel’s representatives throughout your time in Egypt.
Private English speaking guide for all sightseeing.
Private transfers in air-conditioned Hyundai H-1 mini van (or similar)
Entrance to Royal Mummy Room at Egyptian Museum.
Sound & Light show at the pyramids.
Meals as listed in the itinerary (4 Breakfasts)
International flights (We recommend the services of BMI and British Airways).
Any meals other than described in the itinerary.
Any sightseeing not listed in the itinerary.
Items of a personal nature including telephone calls, alcoholic drinks, laundry and room service.
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Conveniently located in central Cairo, this beacon of sophisticated hospitality is situated on the legendary Corniche along the bank of the river and is our top Cairo pick. With commanding views of both the Nile and the Citadel, the Four Seasons’s offers 365 guest rooms, including 100 suites. All are generously sized and re...
All prices are subject to availability at the time of booking. Prices do not include International flights, are on a per person basis, based on two people sharing a room, and a minimum group size of two. Single and sole traveller supplements will apply.