Hurghada - Cairo (452 km)
Today guests can enjoy the morning on the beach. We will be heading back to Cairo in the afternoon. Along the way we will be accompanied by the majestic view of the Eastern Desert. After dinner, guests may go to downtown Cairo and try out some local snacks.
Hurghada is an Egyptian city that sits on the Red Sea. It is the third largest city in the country and one of its main tourist destinations. It is also fairly young, having only been founded in the 20th century.
Last Day: Cairo Day Tour/ Alexandria Day Tour (179 km)
Guests have the option to choose from a city tour in Cairo, or to pay an extra fee for a day tour in Alexandria. For the last day of the tour, guests will be accompanied by an English-speaking driver only. Free airport drop-off is arranged after the tour.
The sightseeing in Cairo starts from Old Cairo, where aligns the Coptic Orthodox churches. We will pay a visit to the famous Hanging Church and the Holy Family Crypt. Later on, we can wander in the Khan el-Khalili, a major souk in Egypt, and purchase some unique handmade crafts.
For guest who would like to visit Alexandria, the second-largest city in Egypt, on the last day, you will be traveling to the city along with the splendid view of the Sahara Desert. In the city of Alexandria, we will visit the Pompey's Pillar, the Lighthouse of Alexandria, and the Citadel of Qaitbay. After lunch, we will spend some time in the Royal Library of Alexandria, which is one of the largest library in the ancient world. Our last stop of the day will be the Montaza Palace, the Palace of the last Mohammad Dynasty Ruler.
Cairo, Egypt's sprawling capital, is set on the Nile River. Nearby, Giza is site of the iconic pyramids and Great Sphinx, dating to the 26th century B.C.E. In Gezira Island's leafy Zamalek district, 187m Cairo Tower affords panoramic city views.
A major souk in the Islamic district of Cairo. The bazaar district is one of Cairo's main attractions for tourists and Egyptians alike.
The Hanging Church
This Coptic church in Cairo is one of the oldest in Egypt, with history dating back to the 3rd century AD. It gets its named because it is positioned above the gatehouse to the Babylon Fortress.
Founded in 331 BC by Alexander the Great, Alexandria is the second largest city in Egypt, sitting on the Mediterranean coastline at the mouth of the Nile River delta.
A Roman triumphal column in Alexandria. The only known free-standing column in Roman Egypt which was not composed of drums. It is one of the largest ancient monoliths and one of the largest monolithic columns ever erected.
Citadel of Qaitbay
Built by the ruling sultan in 1477 AD to defend the city, this citadel sits on the Eastern Harbour of Alexandria. It was constructed on the site of the ancient Lighthouse of Alexandria.
Lighthouse of Alexandria
A lighthouse built by the Ptolemaic Kingdom between 280 and 247 BC which has been estimated to be 100 metres in overall height. It is "One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World".
Royal Library of Alexandria
One of the largest and most significant libraries of the ancient world. It was dedicated to the Muses, the nine goddesses of the arts. It flourished under the patronage of the Ptolemaic dynasty and functioned as a major center of scholarship from the 3rd century BC to 30 BC.
A palace and extensive gardens in the Montaza district of Alexandria, Egypt. It was built on a low plateau east of central Alexandria overlooking a beach on the Mediterranean Sea.