Cairo Day Trip From Sharm El Sheikh By Air
Early in the morning, you will be transferred from your hotel to Sharm airport for a short flight to Cairo airport where a private Egyptologist will meet you for a round trip in Cairo.
Witness the wonders of Western Sahara on this tour of Ancient Egyptian civilization's most renowned sites. Discover plenty of photo opportunities with visits to the pyramids of Giza as well as the Sphinx and necropolis. Observe the valley temple at Khafre before voyaging to Menkaure. See the evolution of the pyramid structure at Sakkara before journeying to Memphis City, which dates back to 3100 BC.
Stop 1 The Great Pyramids The famous Giza pyramids complex includes the Great Pyramid of Giza, the pyramid of Khafre, the pyramid of Menkaure, and the Sphinx. The complex was built to honor some pharaohs of the fourth dynasty of Egypt during the old Kingdom, which was the first great era of Egyptian civilization.
After that enjoy your buffet lunch.
Stop 2 The Egyptian Museum The Egyptian museum is a home to the largest collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities in the world. It displays an extensive collection from the predynastic Period to the Greco-Roman Era.
Stop 3: Shopping No visit to Cairo is complete without a shopping stop for papyrus & perfume.
After this visit you will be picked up again to Cairo airport and fly back to Sharm, and by car to your hotel.
- Enjoy convenient pickup from your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
- See the hidden sights with a professional archaeological guide
- Beat the crowds, with admission, included so you don't have to queue
- Travel in comfortable, air-conditioned private vehicles between sites
Main Entry fees
Hotel pickup and drop-off (Sharm El Sheikh)
- All Transportation in Cairo
Qualified Egyptologist guide
Transport by private vehicle
- Egyptian Lunch
What's not Included
- Personal Items
any Optional Tours
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Any private expenses
What To Expect
Pyramids of Giza
The Giza pyramid complex also called the Giza Necropolis, is the site on the Giza Plateau in Greater Cairo, Egypt that includes the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Pyramid of Khafre, and the Pyramid of Menkaure, along with their associated pyramid complexes and the Great Sphinx of Giza. All were built during the Fourth Dynasty of the Old Kingdom of Ancient Egypt. The site is at the edges of the Western Desert, approximately 9 km (5 mi) west of the Nile River in the city of Giza, and about 13 km (8 mi) southwest of the city centre of Cairo. The Great Pyramid and the Pyramid of Khafre are the largest pyramids built in ancient Egypt, and they have historically been common as emblems of ancient Egypt in the Western imagination.They were popularised in Hellenistic times, when the Great Pyramid was listed by Antipater of Sidon as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is by far the oldest of the ancient Wonders and the only one still in existence.
The Great Sphinx of Giza, commonly referred to as the Sphinx of Giza or just the Sphinx, is a limestone statue of a reclining sphinx, a mythical creature with the body of a lion and the head of a human. Facing directly from West to East, it stands on the Giza Plateau on the west bank of the Nile in Giza, Egypt. The face of the Sphinx is generally believed to represent the pharaoh Khafre. Cut from the bedrock, the original shape of the Sphinx has been restored with layers of blocks. It measures 73 m (240 ft) long from paw to tail, 20 m (66 ft) high from the base to the top of the head and 19 m (62 ft) wide at its rear haunches. It is the oldest known monumental sculpture in Egypt and is commonly believed to have been built by ancient Egyptians of the Old Kingdom during the reign of the pharaoh Khafre (c. 2558–2532 BC).
Great Pyramid of Cheops (Khufu)
Khufu's pyramid complex consists of a valley temple, now buried beneath the village of Nazlet el-Samman; diabase paving and nummulitic limestone walls have been found but the site has not been excavated. The valley temple was connected to a causeway which was largely destroyed when the village was constructed.
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities contains many important pieces of ancient Egyptian history. It houses the world's largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities. The Egyptian government established the museum built in 1835 near the Ezbekeyah Garden and later moved to the Cairo Citadel. In 1855, Archduke Maximilian of Austria was given all of the artifacts by the Egyptian government; these are now in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. A new museum was established at Boulaq in 1858 in a former warehouse, following the foundation of the new Antiquities Department under the direction of Auguste Mariette. The building lay on the bank of the Nile River, and in 1878 it suffered significant damage in a flood of the Nile River. In 1891, the collections were moved to a former royal palace, in the Giza district of Cairo. They remained there until 1902 when they were moved, for the last time, to the current museum in Tahrir Square,
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
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