Cairo & Alexandria Escape


  • 6 days

  • Egypt

  • Steady pace

tour : KQIX

Overview

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The mysteries of the Sphinx await on this off-season vacation in Egypt! Enjoy less crowds and lower prices this time of year with knowledgeable guides on an escorted vacation to Cairo and Alexandria. Visit the incredible Egyptian Museum to see King Tut’s treasures. Marvel at the Sphinx and the Great Pyramids of Giza—the oldest of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Visit Alexandria, the 4th-century Mediterranean harbor founded by Alexander the Great, guided sightseeing includes the Catacombs of Kom El Shogafa, Pompey’s Pillar and the lush Montazah Gardens. Travel through the El Beheira desert en route to Wadi el Natrun to visit the Coptic Monastery. This 6-day guided vacation in Egypt is even better with fewer crowds and more savings during off-season—a wondrous escape to be sure!

Highlights

CAIRO
Welcome and farewell dinners; guided sightseeing, visit the Egyptian Museum
GIZASee the Sphinx and the Great Pyramids
ALEXANDRIAGuided sightseeing, visit Montazah Gardens
WADI EL NATRUN
Visit a LF Coptic Monastery

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2021 Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 5 breakfasts, 2 dinners

ARRIVE IN CAIRO, EGYPT

Day
1

Welcome to Cairo. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

CAIRO. EXCURSION TO GIZA

Day
2

Guided sightseeing features a visit to the EGYPTIAN MUSEUM with Tutankhamun’s fabulous treasures, an exciting first encounter with the splendor of three millennia of Egyptian civilization. Continue to GIZA, and admire the enignmatic SPHINX and the Great Pyramids. Cheops, with an original height of 496 feet, is the most colossal pyramid ever built.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

CAIRO–ALEXANDRIA

Day
3

Today, travel to Alexandria, a Mediterranean harbor, founded by Alexander the Great in the 4th century BC.
Today’s Distance: 137 mi / 220 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

ALEXANDRIA

Day
4

Meet your Local Guide and explore the second-largest city in Egypt. Admire the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, Pompey’s Pillar, a Roman triumphal column made out of a single piece of granite, the ultra-modern Bibliotheca Alexandrina, that commemorates the ancient Library of Alexandria, the 15th-century Qaitbay Citadel, nowadays a museum, and visit the lush MONTAZAH GARDENS.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

ALEXANDRIA–WADI EL NATRUN–CAIRO

Day
5

Travel through the El Beheira desert and stop in Wadi el Natrun, to visit a LF COPTIC MONASTERY before returning to Cairo. This evening, a farewell dinner has been prepared for you at your hotel.
Today’s Distance: 155 mi / 250 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

CAIRO

Day
6

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

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