Day 1: (Pyramids, Sphinx & Egyptian Museum – Lunch included) After breakfast, our professional tour guide will pick you up from your hotel, for an excursion to the Pyramid of Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus, followed by a visit to the Great Sphinx, which dates back to the time of Chephren; the tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple, which belongs to the Pyramid of Chephren. Enjoy the scrumptious lunch at a local restaurant and head on to the Egyptian Museum. It features artifacts from the Pharaonic era. The museum displays a rare collection of 5000 years of art which is considered the largest most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. Over 250,000 genuine artifacts are presented, including an exhibit dedicated entirely to Tutankhamen, a name synonymous with royalty and majesty. It boasts a collection of treasure, gold and jewelry which was enclosed in his tomb for over 3,500 years before being discovered in the 1920s upon excavation of his tomb. Upon conclusion of the tour a transfer back to the hotel is in order.
Day 2 (Sakkara, Dahshour & Memphis – Lunch included) At 07:30 am your private tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel, and escort you to the south to start your day tour visiting the Red Pyramid and Bent Pyramid in Dahshur. Dahshur is a famous royal necropolis in Egypt which holds many famous Pyramids including the Red and Bent Pyramids of king Snefru. The site is about 40 km from Cairo. Afterwards, we will move on to visit the Step Pyramid of Djoser; the world’s oldest major stone structure. It was built in the 3rd Dynasty (around 2630 BC) for King Djoser. After having lunch at a local restaurant, we will move on to Memphis which was founded by King Menes, and was the capital of Egypt during the Old Kingdom, it was considered the centre of the state for over 3000 years, being its first capital and a perfect embodiment of Egyptian culture. Then, lay your eyes upon the Statue of Ramses II, standing at 69 feet tall, and the alabaster Sphinx of Memphis. Then, back to your hotel in Cairo
Day 3… Complementary (Coptic Cairo, Hanging Church, St. Barbara church, Abu Serga Church,the Monastery of St. Simon and Lunch ) After having your breakfast, we will head for the famous churches in old Coptic Cairo. We will visit the Hanging Church, where the nave is suspended from the old Babylon fortress. We will also see the Church of St. Barbara, the 4th century Church of Abu Serga (St. Sergius & Bacchus), as well as the Jewish Synagogue and the Coptic Museum. Then, we will move on to the Monastery of St. Simon (Simeon) the Tanner, dramatically situated in the Mokattam Mountain, in the outskirts of Cairo. St. Simon was a 10th century saint whose faith is said to have moved this mountain. After enjoying your lunch there at a local restaurant, you will be transferred back to your hotel.