One Day in Old Cairo
One Day in Old Cairo
There were several old capitals in the area that today is known as Cairo, which laid the foundation for the city to come. After Cairo was established in the tenth century A. D., additional influences from all parts of the world (as it was known at that time) helped shape the city you see today. The city has many areas that reflect this history and influence. Perhaps one of the most interesting sections is Medieval Cairo. Start driving from Alexandria port towards Cairo about 3 hours driving through the flat desert landscape to Africa's largest city, Cairo. Upon arrival . Your first stop will be at the Citadel of Saladin, where panoramic views of the city of Cairo can be seen. Here you will also visit the spectacular Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali, the founder of modern Egypt. You will then drive into the city center and visit the Sultan Hassan mosque. It is one of the masterpieces of Mamluk architecture. The facade is almost 250 feet long and more than 115 feet high. After the visit, you will proceed to Old Cairo. This area of town is made up of the remnants of those cities which were capitals before Cairo, as well as some other elements from the city's varied history. You will tour the Coptic Cairo section which includes the Babylon Fortress, the Hanging Church, the Greek Church of St. George and many other historical sites. It is believed that the Holy Family visited this area and the section was a stronghold for Christianity until the Islamic era. You will also visit the Ben Ezra Synagogue. According to local tradition, the Nile once flowed over the land the synagogue sits on, and there, in the reeds, baby Moses was found
Includes & Excludes
- Pick up services from your port or hotel & return
- 1 day Tour in Cairo with a private guide.
- An Egyptology tour guide
- Sightseeing fees
- Lunch during tour
- All taxes and service charges.
- All the transfers are by A/C coaches.
- Private A/C vehicle for during the tour
- Egypt 's entry visa
- Gratuities & personal expenses
- Beverages in hotels and restaurants
- international & domestic flights
Tours Price & payments
Shore Excursions payment policy
To secure your payment you must initially notify the company with your cruise ship schedules for arrival and departure, cabin numbers, guest name & available phone/cell number then the company representative will discuss & finalize with you the final arrangement & send you the details in the final confirmation. You must confirm these details and make the correct, as discussed in your details
Reservations should be made as early as possible to book the desired tour, the payment will be made on arrival
Cancellation should be received in by fax or email 7 days before the tour date
For the overnight tours
- The prices given are per person, the 'twin/double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people traveling, and sharing a room.
- 'Single supplement' applies to a single traveler, who requires his own room.
- Kindly note that the tour prices are varying from season to season. For the hotel bookings
Hotels and Accommodations
We offer a wide range of hotels starting from non ranked accommodations up to 5 star deluxe hotels, all our packages are based on 4 star standard hotels and upgrade is available upon request
All the transportation during the tour based on private air conditioned vehicles
All our scheduled tour departures are guaranteed subject to a minimum of 2 travelers
You will have the opportunity to take a 15-minute short camel safari from the pyramids down to the sphinx. This is a great photo opportunity!
Traditional felucca ride :
There's no better way to appreciate the easy pace of life on the Nile than to join a felucca sail trek. The felucca has been the most popular vessel on the Nile for centuries and is still widely used today. About 11m long and rigged with a tall lateen or triangular sail, it has no motor and relies only on the steady north wind. We use up to three feluccas for our leisurely sail trek
The sound and light show at the pyramids :
You will attend the English version of the sound and light show. the magnificent history and achievements of the ancient Egyptians come to life as the illuminated pyramids and the impressive mysterious sphinx dominate the surrounding darkness, check in into you hotel , ( sound and light schedule could be changed without prior notice )
Nile dinner cruise on the Nile maxim or similar :
These cruises are known to offer one of the most luxurious dinner cruises on the Nile with the best service. The food and the entertainment (belly dancers, twirling dervishes and singers) are known to be excellent. This is a dinner option for the tour . www.maximrestaurants.com dinner cruise booking will be according to the available schedule on the arrival day (5:45 pm to 7:30 pm & 8:15pm to 10:00 pm & 10:30 pm to 12:30 am & dinner cruise schedules could be changed without prior notice)
Dinner in old Cairo :
Enjoy Cairo's most spectacular open air view. Serves fresh salads and delicious oriental and international dishes, you will enjoy the medieval atmosphere and the view to the old mosques and churches in old Cairo
Dinner in local restaurant :
Near to the hotel to taste the local food &. Here you have a choice of red meat, chicken, or fish, calamari & shrimps
Dinner or lunch on board a private yacht:
Enjoy your dinner or lunch on board a private yacht cursing the Nile up and down, only for your group
How to confirm the tour :
For the confirmation we need the names of your group to confirm the tour, arrival and departure dates and please check the payment methods
All our tours are private, the vehicles and the tour guide are working only with you and your group, you are free to add or remove any item and match it with you own arrival and departure dates, And accordingly if there are any changes will accrued in the tour price our guest will be informed with before the tour confirmation
Cruise Ship returns
If you are not returned to the ship in time to board, we will cover the necessary expenses to transport you to the next port of call
Excursions listed for a port may not be available for every cruise