Availability : Available everyday, booking 48 Hours in advance
Min Age : +6
Max People : 10
Yes, you can fly one day to Cairo & still enjoy the historical highlights landing there! With a well-chosen list of monuments by our experts, this tour will let you visit Egypt and travel through time starting from the ancient all the way to old Cairo only decades earlier!
What you will do
After reaching Luxor’s airport to take off to Cairo where you’d meet our guide, your tour will start with the greatest landmark of Egypt and the only wonder remaining from the ancient world, the Great pyramids of Giza, and the Sphinx followed by an oriental lunch at a local restaurant in Cairo, you’ll then head to the greatest collection of rare artifacts gathered underneath the roof of the Egyptian Museum, and to continue your tour through time, you can’t miss the great Coptic era represented in the Hanging Church and then to the Islamic era found in old Cairo streets of Khan Al Khalili where the oriental music is played in the simple cafés with a great chance to shop souvenirs and oriental colorful clothes as well. Finally heading to the Airport all the way back to Luxor.
Learn about tour attractions
The great Pyramids & Sphinx
No wonder why we are on the top of the 7 ancient world’s wonders’ list; having the oldest & the only one left standing; the Great Pyramids of Giza! Ahead to Khufu’s complex; the near-perfect massively-sized pyramid of around 2.3 million blocks of 2-15 tons each, geniusly set over a 20-year period, with 3 smaller pyramids for his wives & sisters! You’d definitely won’t help but get your jaw falling of Khafre’s complex of another giant pyramid – illusioned to be higher than his father’s – & the Sphinx; the most immense stone sculpture ever built by man! & the lifetime mystery to all scholars of when, how & by whom it was built… you’d be enjoying the historical mix of a lion’s body with a human’s face or what’s-so-called till date, Khafre’s! Though hardly escaping the feeling of a dwarf in this huge, rocky plateau… your eyes would be gloried by the lower red granite layers when blended with higher gleaming white limestones in Menkaurea’s pyramid; Khufu’s grandson! Another can-NOT miss experience in this trip, is the first-located Sound & Light show in Egypt since 1960.
Ben Ezra synagogue
In the heart of Cairo lands one great domed, oddly pinkish building, the Egyptian Museum, where you’ll embark an adventure through eras! In a mind-boggling two-floored-tour, you’d enjoy one of the world’s most important collection of over 120,000 artefacts in an unbelievable exhibition where the fortune of both old & middle kingdoms of ancient Egyptians lies alongside with their mommies. With no chances of an eye-blink, you’d watch treasures of great pharaohs & the Royal tombs of Tanis thematically presented in different language labels since 1902. If housing aged jewelry, potteries, toys & Tutankhamun’s famous funerary gold mask is breathtaking, then you should never miss getting the Royal Mummy room special ticket! Not for the heart-fainted, you’d see the real mummies of Egypt’s most famous pharaohs like Ramses II, Seti I & queen Hatshepsut. Sadly, to know some items went missing in 2011 revolution before the place was saved by loving, human chains!
The hanging church
Following the lead of the ancient Egyptians, the Coptic era held another kind of skillfulness! The Hanging Church, or “Al-Muallaqa”; the wooden-basilica shaped roof church resembling Noah’s Ark that dates back to centuries ago, peaking over the top of the Roman fortress gatehouse in Coptic Cairo! Tripping around centuries of re-building this holy place; you’d absolutely go speechless of the magical entrance, leading you to 7 altars all decorated in reliefs & mosaic symbolic representations of Jesus, pops & Virgin Mary, off to her own-dedicated aisle, being the most renowned of the great three aisles existing & separated with marble columns perfectly mixed with wooden roofs! As well, the southern aisle will lead you to real marvel! A small church including a reddish-granite basin decorated in Egyptian hieroglyphic & that still shines since the 5th century! Here’s to another great tip! You shouldn’t be missing Amr Ibn Al-As commandment on one of the walls!
Khan El Khalili Market
The best part in browsing a city is to experience its real culture, to feel the oriental vibes & this is perfectly settled in Cairo, at Khan Al Khalili, the 14th century medieval-styled bazaar! Everything you need to self-gratification is found in a single-long-street walk! From soap powders to handmade carpets! Likewise, the tacky toy camels, spice dealers, souvenirs & coppersmiths along with silver jewelry, clothes, fabrics & even belly dancing costumes! Rambling the small shops all around, you’ll definitely enjoy the small talks with smiling merchants, who will as well, happily lead you to find what you’re looking for if they don’t have it! Transporting back to this period of time, you should never miss having a traditional cup of tea at Cairo’s oldest cafe, Al Fishawi, Naguib Mahfouz’s favorite! Alongside with enjoying Umm Kulthum’s fantastic songs at El-Lord cafe, a boost of oriental-food serving restaurants & exciting spots to shoot colorful memories!
NoteAvailable languages: (French - Italian - Spanish - Germany - Japanese) - If you’re requesting another language, please specify in the additional notes while confirming the tour and we will get back to you in case of there are not availability
From/ to your hotel or Nile cruise in Luxor
Pick up services from hotel in Luxor & return
Domestic flight ticket Luxor - Cairo and return
Tourism high-class transportation
English tour guide (or other languages based upon request and availability).
Lunch at a good quality local restaurant.
Taxes and service charge
Know before you go.
All prices mentioned above are meant per person with a 30% deposit for confirmation, and any changes may apply to extra charge, only if changes took place before confirmation. In case of post confirmation changes, you’ll still be accountable to the old, confirmed prices. Note: any extra private expenses or team appreciation is totally accounted on your personal preferences and not obligatory included in the tour prices.
Entrance fees are calculated per adults as extra charge paid either through the last step of online reservation or on your own at the ticket window. Note: charges are calculated per adult; students and children are subjected to 50% less, deducted automatically from the total amount.
Children from 6 to 12 years old are subjected to 50% off the tour price.
Children less than 6 years old are always FREE of charge, except in case of required flight tickers.
Deposit and Payment
To confirm your reservations, 30% deposit is required.
The remaining amount can either be paid in Cash to the tour guide at the beginning of the tour, or online via a message request to send you the payment link.
Tour confirmation email
You’ll receive a confirmation email after paying the deposit including your invoice via email, please don’t hesitate to contact your guide or our customer support live chat in case of any changes using your ID number and we will support you!
The deposit paid is only subjected to refund in case of cancellation up till 3 days prior arrival date.