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Begin your Egypt 5-day tour to Cairo, Alexandria & El-Alamein in Cairo. Explore the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Great Sphinx, and the first pyramid in history, the Step Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara. Discover the great contents of the Egyptian Museum, the magnificent Citadel of Saladin, and the impressive bazaar of Khan El-Khalili.
Drive from Cairo to Alexandria. Discover the wonderful Roman Catacombs, the Citadel of Qaitbay, and Pompey’s Pillar in Alexandria. Drive from Alexandria to Alamein to explore the World War II Museum, World War II Cemetery, and the German tombs in Alamein. Drive from Alamein back to Cairo for the rest of your 5-day tour to Cairo, Alexandria and Alamein.
Arrival at Cairo International Airport. Meet and assist by our representative of “Egypt Best Vacations” who will help you through the visa and arrival regulations. Transfer to your hotel and the beginning of your Egypt 5-day tour to Cairo, Alexandria and Alamein.
Today, you will visit the Giza Plateau. Today’s tour includes the Great Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure with the great Sphinx. The only ancient wonder which still remains (Khufu’s pyramid) awaits you. Are you ready to discover it from the inside? Today you will learn about the history of the pyramids, how they were constructed, and why they were constructed.
Then on to the first pyramid in history, the Step Pyramid of King Djoser at Saqqara. Saqqara is one of the most important and richest necropolises in Egypt. It was the cemetery of Memphis, the 1st capital city of United Egypt in 3200 BCE.
Transfer back to your hotel.
Today, your Egypt 5-day tour to Cairo, Alexandria and Alamein takes you to the beautiful City of Alexandria. Alexandria was the capital city of Egypt during the Greco-Roman era. Upon arrival, you will visit the famous Roman Catacombs of Kom El-Shoqafa. The catacombs are huge Egyptian tombs and royal cemeteries with Ptolemaic and Roman influences. The catacombs of Kom El-Shoqafa are one the largest Roman burial sites not just in Alexandria but in Egypt. These catacombs started as a private tomb for a wealthy family, then became a public cemetery. The catacombs house more than 300 tombs.
From the catacombs to the nearby Pompey’s Pillar. Many of the ancient historians did not tell us more details about the “Pompey’s Pillar” but about the buildings that stood nearby and have disappeared now. The hill on which the pillar is erected was covered with temples and houses a long time before the Roman era. It was the place of the Citadel of Rhakotis. A temple was dedicated to Osiris-Serapis was built on the mountain.
From the Pompey’s Pillar to the magnificent Citadel of Qaitbay. The Citadel of Qaitbay in Alexandria is one of the most important fortifications in Egypt. It was constructed by Sultan Al-Ashraf Qaitbay to defend Egypt against the Ottomans/Turks.
You will end your tour in Alexandria by visiting the Library of Alexandria from the outside. Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant, then transfer to your hotel.
Travel from Alexandria to El-Alamein to visit the World War II Museum, the World War II Cemetery of the Commonwealth, the Italian Cemetery, the Word War II memorial, and the German Tombs. Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant, then travel back to Cairo for your last night of your Egypt 5-day tour to Cairo, Alexandria and Alamein.
Explore the fantastic contents of the historical Egyptian Museum at Tahrir Square in Cairo. Hundreds of objects from all periods of Egypt’s past are displayed on the two floors of the museum.
From the museum to the Citadel of the Sunni Muslim leader Saladin, which was built in 1172 to protect Cairo against the Crusaders. The White Mosque of Mohammed Ali Pasha is a prominent feature of the citadel. You will finish your tour today at the historical bazaar of Khan El-Khalili, the largest bazaar in the Middle East.
You will end of your Egypt 5-day tour to Cairo, Alexandria and Alamein with a transfer to Cairo Airport for final departure. It is really sad to leave, so ask our guides about your next adventure in Egypt.