Day 1: Hurghada to – Cairo (Giza Pyramids – Memphis – Sakkara). You will be picked up from your hotel in Hurghada by our representative will accompany you to Hurghada airport to fly to Cairo in arrival in Cairo you will be met by your Egyptology expert tour guide to visit:
Memphis Necropolis Tour:
Memphis is the first capital of the united Egypt. It is located 20 KM to the south of Cairo and to the west of the Nile. It is established around 3000 BC by Menes who was the first king of the ancient Egyptian history who decided to unite upper and lower Egypt. For centuries Memphis was the sole capital of Egypt until at the beginning of the New Kingdom. Today, visitors can admire, in particular, the Clossal statue of king Rameses II sculpted in one block of stone and originally around 10 meter high, and an alabaster sphinx and it might belong to Ramses the second too. The main God of Memphis was Patah the patron of the craftsmen.
It is located around 25 km south of Cairo. Saqqara is one of the oldest Necropolis in Ancient Egypt. The funerary complex of king Djoser is the most important monumental work at Saqqara. It was built by the vizier Imhotep , during the 27th century B.C, an architect and court physician. This considered the oldest of the Egyptian pyramids and also the oldest stone structure in history. The step pyramid is enclosed within a rectangular limestone wall.
Of course the most well preserved and famous those pyramids of Giza plateau which dated back to the fourth dynasty. The pyramid of king Cheops is the biggest of the Egyptian pyramids. Its real height is 147 m but after lose 11 m from its height it became 136m now. The middle pyramids of Khefren is smaller than the pyramid of Cheops with its height 143.5 m and the only one than still having the remaining of the outer casing of the fine limestone .The smallest pyramid of king Mykerinus with height of 66 m, but must have been extremely beautiful as it was once coated with pink granite.
Sphinx & Valley Temple:
mysterious Sphinx, the Father of Terror for the ancient pharaohs, the tour includes visit to the valley temple facing the great sphinx with shopping tour at the Famous bazaars and papyrus institutes in Giza area and then lunch will be served at good quality restaurant around pyramids area. From there you will be transferred to your hotel for check in and having settled in, overnight stay in Cairo.
Day 2: Cairo (Egyptian Museum – Citadel of Saladin). Fly to Hurghada. After breakfast at the hotel in Cairo your private English speaking Egyptologist guide will take you to world-renowned Museum of Egyptian antiquities.
The Egyptian Museum in Cairo:
It is now more than 160 years since the ancient Egyptian artifacts were first exhibited in Cairo, and almost 100 years since the opening to the public of the present Egyptian Museum on Tahrir square in the heart of Cairo, where the Egyptian revolution took place in Jan 25 against Mubarak and his regime. The Egyptian Museum contains some 150.000 artifacts created over a period of more than 5,000 years. It is consists of two floors, the ground floor is devoted to the great sculptural works, arranged chronologically, covering the history of Egypt from the Archaic and proto dynastic periods through to the late Saite period, Persian and Greco-Roman periods. The second floor displayed in collection and the most important is that of king Tutankhamun. Lunch will be served at Hard Rock of Grand Hyatt hotel.
Citadel of Saladin & Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque;
Then you will be move on to the Citadel of Saladin that is overlooking the city from the Muqattam Hills and Mohammed Ali Alabaster Mosque inside that was built in Turkish style and very similar to the Blue Mosque in Turkey and simply considered to be one of the landmarks in Cairo whose minaret can be seen from any part of old Cairo. Finally you will be dropped of at Cairo airport to fly back to Hurghada with direct transfer to your hotel in Hurghada.
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