"The Mother of the Earth"
Cairo is not only Egypt's capital and largest metropolis in Africa but also the political, economic and cultural center of the Middle East. When you visit this multicultural melting pot, you will experience fascinating contrasts: the up-and-coming and vibrant city on the one hand and the millennia-old history and its buildings on the other. When you cross the Nile in Cairo, you change from one city to the next, because on the west bank is Giza with the pyramids.
The pyramids are the only remaining of the seven wonders of the ancient world. They have been Egypt's landmarks for thousands of years. Even before the pyramids were built, the guardian of the dead was already there: the famous Sphinx. This colossal monument depicts a lying lion with a king's head and mane.
Another highlight of your stay in Cairo is a visit to the Egyptian Museum. The tour of the museum runs clockwise from the Old Kingdom to the Late Period. The undisputed highlight is the complete tomb treasures of Tutankhamun, such as his richly decorated mask and his gilded sarcophagus.
The mighty citadel towers over Saladin Square. There, high above the city, Cairo's most outstanding sight towers the Alabaster Mosque. A short visit to the Al Hussein Mosque is also worthwhile. Important note: It is not permitted to enter the mosque with off-the-shoulder clothing and bare knees.
However, the most important Islamic mosque, just opposite the bazaar, is the El Azhar Mosque "The Blossoming". It is not only a mosque but also a university that is over 1,000 years old and is one of the most important and oldest Islamic universities in the world.
Cairo "The Mother of the Earth"
The pyramids are the only remaining of the seven wonders of the ancient world
Egyptian Museum Cairo
Cairo Al Azhar Mosque
Hotel pick up
Our English-speaking Egyptologist will pick you up from the hotel around 04:00, then we drive to the airport in Hurghada
Arrive in Cairo
We arrive in Cairo around 6:30 in the morning and first, we have a small city tour of old Cairo so that you can get a better understanding of real life in Egypt.
We visit the Pyramids of Giza, the only remaining of the seven classic wonders of the world, over which the legendary Sphinx still watches. Our experienced Egyptologist will tell you a lot about the mysterious history of Egypt on the way and at the pyramids
Afterwards we will have lunch in a typical local restaurant.
Egyptian Museum Tour
You will see the beautifully preserved statues of ancient Egyptians in the Egyptian Museum. In fact, you can already feel the radiance of the wonderful works and the magic of ancient Egypt in the garden of the museum, even before entering the building. The museum is filled with the scents of a glorious past and in the eyes of the statues, you can see the light of bygone times. Then drive to your hotel
On the second day we will visit the Salahuddin Citadel and the Alabaster Mosque of Muhammad Ali, one of the most interesting sights in Cairo. After lunch, visit the old city of Cairo, where you will be amazed by the Coptic and St. Sergius Churches and the Ben Ezra Synagogue. You will also reach the Al-Azhar Mosque. In the Coptic region is the Amr-Ibn-el-As Mosque. Built-in 642, it is the oldest mosque in Egypt and, with its simple building style, has become an example of later architecture. Then visit Khan el Khalili, the largest bazaar in Cairo. Then return flight to Hurghada.