6 Days Cairo and Alexandria Vacation
- Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights
- Tour Location: Cairo / Giza / Alexandria
- Tour Availability: Available Everyday
- Pickup & Drop Off: Cairo Airport
- Tour Type: Private
Amazing 6 Days Trip to Cairo and Alexandria
With all of its beauty and magic, the entire universe was created in just six days, and on our six-day Cairo and Alexandria vacation, you will have the opportunity to see the best works of art made by the ancient Egyptians over four thousand years, from the Pharaonic to the Greek to Coptic to Islamic eras, in the timeless and enchanted cities of Cairo and Alexandria. The amazing Giza pyramid complex, the magnificent Khan El Khalili Bazaar, the Cairo Citadel, the Hanging Church, the Amr Ibn Alas mosque, and more are all within Cairo’s borders. On the timeless Mediterranean Sea coast are the magnificent Catacombs, the magnificent Qaitbey citadel, the Alexandria Library, and many more. Keep living and take the vacation you deserve. Don’t let life pass you by.
- Giza Pyramids Complex.
- Memphis City.
- Sakkara the Step Pyramid.
- The Egyptian Museum.
- Qaitbay Citadel.
- Alexandria Library.
- The Catacombs.
- Pompey’s Pillar.
- Accommodation at 5* hotel in Cairo for 5 Nights.
- Entrance fees to all sites in the itinerary.
- All transfers in by a private A.C. Car.
- The service of meet and assist at all your destinations.
- Expert Egyptologist tour guides during all your tours.
- Lunch meal during your tours.
- All taxes and services.
- International Airfare.
- Egypt entry visa.
- Drinks and any personal expenses.
First day: Arrival in Cairo
When you arrive at Cairo International Airport, an employee from “Egypt Tours Inn” will assist you in completing the necessary passport control procedures and carrying your bags. After that, a private air-conditioned vehicle will take you to your hotel so you may check in. As you unwind and enjoy a vibrant belly dancing performance with a folklore band that performs the hypnotic Tannoura spin in keeping with Egypt’s whirling dervishes tradition, your tour will start with a dinner cruise on the heavenly Nile in the evening. You will then return to your hotel for the night.
Day Two: Visit Memphis, Sakkara, and the Giza Pyramids
After a delightful breakfast on your second day, you will see the magnificent pyramids of Giza before joining your private tour guide to discover the most important structures of ancient Egyptian civilization, including:
Egyptian Pyramids in Giza
The Giza pyramid complex, which dates back more than 4,000 years and consists of the three major pyramids, six minor pyramids, the solitary Guardian, the big sphinx, and the valley temple, is a temporal paradox where nothing changes.
The Khufu Great Pyramid
The Great Pyramid of Khufu is the best illustration of the majesty and might of ancient Egyptian culture. Given that it was built in 2580 BC, more than 4500 years ago, it is one of the biggest and oldest structures ever built. It took 20 years and 2,300,000 pieces of limestone to construct. It is the first of its type, standing at a height of 147 meters (481 feet), and it marked the beginning of Ancient Egypt’s golden period of architecture, during which time it was the world’s tallest structure for 3800 years.
The Great Sphinx
The Great Sphinx is the divine protector and most dependable representation of the tenacious spirit of the sacred land. As there is still much mystery and attraction surrounding this location, it is the oldest monument in history and has served as an inspiration to innumerable tourists and artists. It is shaped like the fabled monster known as the Sphinx, which has the body of a lion and the head of a man, most likely King Khafre, as a sign of power and knowledge. Its heights are 73 meters (240 feet) and 19 meters (66 feet).
The Valley Temple
The temple is where time lost its influence and where the remarkable mummification process since the former reign took occurred (2686-2181 BC). It is one of the best-preserved ancient Egyptian structures and is composed completely of limestone and granite. It also has magnificent King Chephren diorite sculptures.
Proceed to a neighborhood eatery in Cairo for lunch. Then, we’ll go over to see:
Step Pyramid of Saqqara
The Saqqara Step Pyramid is attributed to ushering in the heyday of Egyptian pyramid building. Imhotep, the brilliant vizier of Pharaoh Djoser, constructed it. Its six steps and height of 62 meters give it a distinctive design. It is encircled by a complex that was the first of its type and has enchanted embellishments and regal ceremonial buildings.
City of Memphis
King Menes established Memphis city as the formal capital of Egypt and the hub of the two nations. It is renowned for being a land of beauty and endurance, but not against the test of time since it was the birthplace of the creator deity Ptah. It has several items from temples dedicated to the gods Aton and Hathor as well as some of the most important figures from Ancient Egypt, including Ramses II, that date back more than 4,000 years.
After that, you’ll go back to your hotel to spend the night in Cairo.
Day Three: Visit the Attractions in Alexandria
After eating breakfast on your third day, you’ll go to Alexandria, the jewel of the Mediterranean, to continue your six-day trip to Cairo and Alexandria. Here, you’ll start exploring:
Citadel of Qaitbay
The Citadel of Qaitbey is a time capsule that keeps the essence of an antiquated marvel alive. It was built in 1477 in the same location as the legendary lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, by Sultan Al-Ashraf Sayf al-din Qa’it Bay using stones salvaged from the lighthouse’s destroyed lighthouse, which had been the third-longest-lasting ancient wonder in history until it was destroyed by a series of earthquakes between 956 AD and 1323 AD. Travelers love the citadel because it combines spectacular Islamic-era architectural architecture & decorations with the glowing energy of the Alexandria Lighthouse.
Kom El Shoqafa’s catacombs
The Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa are like a fantastical medieval artwork that was buried and then sprang to life. It stands for how the Greco-Roman era was influenced by ancient Egyptian civilization. It was constructed as a necropolis in the second century AD and successfully combines the aesthetic features of the Hellenistic and Roman cultures with the Pharaonic civilization of ancient Egypt. Its extensive collection of Greek and Roman antiques and decorations earned its recognition as one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages.
Pompey’s Pillar, which is renowned for being the biggest monolithic column ever constructed outside of Rome, is a prime representation of the might and majesty of ancient Greek culture. Because the Crusaders thought the renowned Roman leader Pompey’s bones were kept in a jar at the extremely tall top of the pillar, it was given the name Pompey’s pillar. It is composed entirely of solid red granite and is 28 meters high by 2.7 meters broad. On its western top side is a Greek inscription honoring Emperor Diocletian.
After eating at a seafood restaurant in Alexandria for lunch, go to:
One of the biggest and most technologically sophisticated libraries in the world, Alexandria Library serves as a tribute to the original Alexandrian library. It has the sixth-biggest Francophone library in the world, the largest storehouse of French literature in North Africa and the Middle East, grand art galleries, and complete collections of some of the rarest books on earth. The library is trilingual and has books in Arabic, English, and French.
Finally, we’ll transport you back to your Cairo hotel so you may spend the night there.
Day Four: Visit the Tourist Attractions in Old Cairo
After eating breakfast on the fourth day of your 6-day trip to Cairo and Alexandria, you will go with your tour guide to “The City of Minarets” Cairo, where you will see all the magic take place in:
The Egyptian Museum
The Museum is one of the largest museums in the world and is home to many magnificent monuments and artifacts that date back more than 4,000 years and represent a wide range of historical eras. More than 120,000 unique items, including sculptures, jewelry, and funerary things, are housed on the two levels of the museums. They are composed of expensive materials like gold and precious stones as well as more common materials like wood and stone. These items include King Tutankhamen’s wealth in certain cases, and the museum also included several mummies that were on exhibit.
After eating in a neighborhood eatery in Cairo, go to:
The Hanging Church
One of the most well-known Coptic destinations in Egypt is the Hanging Church. The church was built on the southern wall of a Roman fortification named Babylon in the fifth century AD. For a very long time, the Coptic patriarch resided in the church. It is 30 feet in the air and offers a view of the whole city. The hanging church’s architecture and interior, which incorporates creative design elements from the 7th to the 13th centuries, are utterly charming.
Mosque of Amr Ibn Al Aas
In the year 641 AD, Amr Ibn Al-Aas Mosque was the continent of Africa’s first mosque. Throughout the 7th century and up to the present, the mosque was repeatedly renovated. The mosque is one of Egypt’s most significant and well-known historical structures and continues to function as a place of worship. The mosque has undergone several reconstructions, making it a tangible illustration of the development of Islamic architecture over the ages.
Synagogue of Ben Ezra
The Ben Ezra Synagogue is possibly the most distinctive location in Egypt since it is the only one of its kind in the country. It was once a church in the 19th century before being converted into a synagogue in 882 AD. It was thought to contain a copy of the Old Testament. Up until the 1950s, this location served as the center of Jewish worship for countless years. The building is still in excellent shape and is beautifully decorated.
The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization
The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) is a technologically sophisticated organization that presents Egypt’s historical and cultural treasures in the best possible light. It is the first museum in the Arab world and North Africa that specializes in the more than 4,000-year-old ancient Egyptian Civilization and all of its varied and rich historical eras.
Market in Khan El Khalili
The busiest roadway in the Middle East, known as the Middle East’s “golden brick road,” is Khan El Khalili. The street, which dates back to 970 AD, is still highly bustling and has everything a tourist might want to see. It has all of the enchanted stores and cafes that have been there for endless generations. You can still feel the spirit of the past between your heart and all the amazing Islamic buildings and decorations that line the street.
Return to your hotel in Cairo for the night at this point.
Day 5: Cairo’s Islamic Day Tour
You will continue your 6-day trip to Cairo and Alexandria on day five by taking in all the magnificent Islamic sites that Cairo has to offer, including:
Citadel of Salah El Din
For over 800 years, the Salah El Din Citadel has dominated the illustrious city of Cairo. It was built in 1182 AD by Salah El-Din, the great Ruler and victor. It functioned as the administrative headquarters and a stronghold against outside invasions like the Crusaders and Napoleon’s French forces. For more than 700 years, it served as the government’s main office. A variety of museums, and magically constructed structures, are located within the citadel.
Mosque of Mohamed Ali
Due to its distinctive style and copious use of marble, the Muhammad Ali Mosque has earned the nickname “Alabaster Mosque.” It was constructed between 1830 and 1848 AD as a copy of the blue mosque in Istanbul and as a protest against the Ottoman Empire. With its Ottoman-style architecture and French rococo elements, the mosque is immensely alluring. The mosque’s elaborate brass clock, which King Louis Philippe of France gave to Muhammad Ali in 1845 in exchange for an obelisk that now stands in Paris’ Concorde Square, is one of its most distinctive features.
Mosque of Sultan Hassan
Sultan Hassan constructed the Sultan Hassan Mosque between 1356 and 1363 A.D., making it one of Cairo’s earliest examples of Islamic Mamluk architecture. The mosque is extraordinarily large, measuring 150 meters in length, 7,906 square meters in land area, and 36 meters in height along its walls. It is said that due to the mosque’s enchanted and enchanted décor, the building of the mosque, which used stones from the Giza Pyramids, almost depleted the Mamluk Treasury.
Following a leisurely lunch with your tour guide, continue your journey by seeing:
Mosque of Al Rifai
One of Egypt’s most gorgeous buildings is the Al Rifai Mosque. It is situated in Cairo’s Midan Al-Qal’a neighborhood across from the Sultan Hassan Mosque and Cairo Citadel. The Royal Mosque is its English name. It was intended to serve as a place of worship and a tomb for the royal line descended from Mohammad Ali, and it was built to be large and tall like the mosque of Sultan Hassan. Construction of the mosque, which took six years to finish in 1912, started in 1868 on a 6,500 square meter plot of land.
Mosque of Ibn Tulun
The Ibn Tulun Mosque is the greatest illustration of Islamic architecture since it most beautifully encapsulates the genuine spirit and soul of Islamic culture in Egypt. The mosque was built by Emir Ahmed Ibn Tulun, who governed Egypt from 868 to 883 AD, on what is said to be the site of the Ark of the Covenant’s arrival. It is the third-largest mosque in the world and was constructed on a site of 26,318 square meters. It is well known that the mosque architecture of Ibn Tulun greatly influenced Gothic architecture.
You will return to your Cairo hotel after the day to spend the night.
Day Six: Conclude Your Egypt Vacation
Your six-day trip to Cairo and Alexandria will come to an end on your last day when you eat your farewell breakfast in Egypt before departing for the airport in Cairo. P.S. Please let us know if you have any suggestions for adding or eliminating any trips from your tour schedule so that we can meet your needs and preferences.