three Days in Cairo
Fly over to Cairo Airport. Upon arrival, you will be met by your guide and driver. Your sightseeing begins with a visit to Memphis, the first capital of ancient Egypt, which Emperor Theodosius destroyed. The Islamic conquerors used the stones and blocks to build their mosques and palaces. Continue to the Step Pyramid of Saqqara, designed by the innovative architect Imhotep and the forerunner of the pyramids. The tomb of King Zoser is over 200 feet high and resembles a giant set of stairs. Continue to Giza and the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Cheophreh, and Mykerinos, guarded by the colossal Sphinx monument, which is symbolic of Egypt throughout the ages. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 1: Memphis and Giza
This morning, your guide will escort you on a tour of 7,000 years of Egyptian history with a visit to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, which includes the world-famous golden treasures from King Tutankhamun‘s tomb. Tour the Citadel of Saladin, built in 1183 AD, and visit the Hanging Church in Old Cairo, which is named for its location above a gatehouse of the Roman fortress in Coptic Cairo (Old Cairo). Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Egyptian Museum | Hanging Church
Early morning departure to the Airport for our return home - the end of a most enjoyable journey.
Day 3: Return Home