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Pyramids, Sakkara, Egyptian Museum & bazaar Tour

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Stop At: Pyramids of Giza, Al Haram Str., Giza 12611 Egypt

The Giza pyramid complex is an archaeological site on the Giza Plateau, on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. It includes the three Great Pyramids (Khufu/Cheops, Khafre/Chephren and Menkaure/Mykerinos), the Great Sphinx, several cemeteries, a workers' village and an industrial complex. It is located in the Western Desert, approximately 9 km (5 mi) west of the Nile river at the old town of Giza, and about 13 km (8 mi) southwest of Cairo city centre.

The pyramids, which have historically been common as emblems of ancient Egypt in the Western imagination,[1][2] were popularized in Hellenistic times, when the Great Pyramid was listed by Antipater of Sidon as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is by far the oldest of the ancient Wonders and the only one still in existence.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Great Sphinx, Al-Haram, Giza Egypt

The Great Sphinx of Giza The Terrifying One; literally: (Father of Dread), commonly referred to as the Sphinx of Giza or just the Sphinx, is a limestone statue of a reclining sphinx, a mythical creature with the body of a lion and the head of a human.[1] Facing directly from West to East, it stands on the Giza Plateau on the west bank of the Nile in Giza, Egypt. The face of the Sphinx is generally believed to represent the Pharaoh Khafre.

Cut from the bedrock, the original shape of the Sphinx has been restored with layers of blocks. It measures 73 meters (240 ft) long from paw to tail, 20.21 m (66.31 ft) high from the base to the top of the head and 19 meters (62 ft) wide at its rear haunches. It is the oldest known monumental sculpture in Egypt and is commonly believed to have been built by ancient Egyptians of the Old Kingdom during the reign of the Pharaoh Khafre (c. 2558–2532 BC)

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, Al Badrashin, Cairo 11511 Egypt

Saqqara is a vast, ancient burial ground in Egypt, serving as the necropolis for the Ancient Egyptian capital, Memphis.[1] Saqqara features numerous pyramids, including the world-famous Step pyramid of Djoser, sometimes referred to as the Step Tomb due to its rectangular base, as well as a number of mastabas (Arabic word meaning 'bench'). Located some 30 km (19 mi) south of modern-day Cairo, Saqqara covers an area of around 7 by 1.5 km (4.35 by 0.93 mi).

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Egyptian Antiquities Museum, Midan El Tahrir Geographical Society Building, Cairo 11511 Egypt

The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, known commonly as the Egyptian Museum or Museum of Cairo, in Cairo, Egypt, is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities. It has 120,000 items, with a representative amount on display, the remainder in storerooms. Built in 1901 by the Italian construction company Garozzo-Zaffarani, the edifice is one of the largest museums in the region.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Islamic Cairo, Midan Silah ad-Din, Cairo 11511 Egypt

Islamic Cairo (Qahirat al-Maez) is a part of central Cairo around the old walled city and around the Citadel of Cairo which is characterized by hundreds of mosques, tombs, madrasas, mansions, caravanserais, and fortifications dating from the Islamic era.[1] In 1979, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) proclaimed Historic Cairo a World Cultural Heritage site, as "one of the world's oldest Islamic cities, with its famous mosques, madrasas, hammers and fountains and the new centre of the Islamic world, reaching its golden age in the 14th century.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Sharia Al Mu'izz Li-Din Allah, Al Moez Ldin Allah Al Fatmi, Cairo 11511 Egypt

Muizz Street (Shariʻa al-Muizz li-Din Illah) also known as Al Moez Ldin Allah Al Fatimi Street in Islamic Cairo, Egypt is one of the oldest streets in Cairo, approximately one kilometer long. A United Nations study found it to have the greatest concentration of medieval architectural treasures in the Islamic world. The street (shariʻa in Arabic) is named for Al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah, the fourth caliph of the Fatimid dynasty. It stretches from Bab Al-Futuh in the north to Bab Zuweila in the south. Starting in 1997, the national government carried out extensive renovations to the historical buildings, modern buildings, paving, and sewerage to turn the street into an "open-air museum". On April 24, 2008, Al-Muizz Street was rededicated as a pedestrian only zone between 8:00 am and 11:00 pm; cargo traffic will be allowed outside of these hours.

The northern part of the street extends from the Al-Hakim Mosque in the north to the Spice Market at Al-Azhar Street and includes the antiques markets section, Al-Aqmar Mosque (one of the few extant Fatimid mosques), the Qalawun complex, and several well preserved medieval mansions and palaces.

The southern part extends from the Ghuriya complex to the Bab Zuweila and includes the magnificent Tent Market in the Gamaliya district.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Bab al-Futuh, 154 Al Moez Ldin Allah Al Fatmi 154 المعز لدين الله الفاطمي, Cairo 11511 Egypt

Bab al Futuh (Conquest Gate) is one of three remaining gates in the walls of the Old City of Cairo, Egypt. It was finished in the year 1087 and faces north. It stands at the northern end of Muizz Street. The other two remaining gates are Bab al-Nasr (Victory Gate) in the North and Bab Zuwayla (Gate of Zuwayla) in the south.

The gate was part of fortification built by Commander/Vizier Badr al-Jamali of Fatimid Imam/caliph Mustansir. Its rounded towers were a stronger defense than the square towers of Bab al-Nasr (another Old City gate, just to the east). They had shafts for pouring boiling water or burning oil on attackers, and arrow slits. The gate is covered in vegetal and geometric motifs.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Al-Hakim Mosque, Cairo Egypt

The Mosque of al-Hakim (Masjid al-Ḥākim bi Amr Allāh), nicknamed Al-Anwar 'the Illuminated', is a major Islamic religious site in Cairo, Egypt. It is named after Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah (985–1021), the sixth Fatimid caliph and 16th Ismaili Imam.

The mosque was originally built as an enclosure by the Fatimid vizier Gawhar Al-Siqilli (c. 928–992), but was incorporated into the extended fortifications built by Badr al-Jamali. It consists of an irregular rectangle with four arcades surrounding the courtyard. An unusual feature is the monumental entrance with its projecting stone porch. It is located in Islamic Cairo, on the east side of Muizz Street, just south of Bab Al-Futuh (the northern gate).


Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Qalawun Complex, El-Gamaleya, Qism El-Gamaleya, Cairo 11511 Egypt

The Qalawun Complex was built over the ruins of the Fatimid Palace of Cairo, with several halls in the Palace. It was sold to several people until it was finally bought by the Sultan Qalawun in 1283 AD. The structure resides in the heart of Cairo, in the Bayn al-Qasrayn, and has been a center for important religious ceremonies and rituals of the Islamic faith for years, stretching from the Mamluk dynasty through the Ottoman Empire.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Khan Al-Khalili, Cairo Egypt

Khan El-Khalili is a major souk in the historic center of Islamic Cairo. The bazaar district is one of Cairo's main attractions for tourists and Egyptians alike.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Wekalet El Ghouri Arts Center, 3 Mohamed Abdo St Muhammad 'Abduh Street, Cairo 11511 Egypt

The Sultan Al-Ghuri Complex was built between the years 1503 and 1505. This huge complex consists of a khanqah, mausoleum, sebil-kuttab, mosque and madrasa and is located at the Fahhamin Quarter, al Mu'izz li-Din Allah street in Cairo, Egypt. The structure lies on both sides of the al Mu'izz li-Din Allah Street, with the congregational mosque-madrasa built on the western side, and the khanqah-mausoleum-sabil-kuttab on the eastern Si

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Mosque of Al-Azhar, El Hossein Square, Cairo 11511 Egypt

Al-Azhar Mosque (el-Gām3` el-Azhar), "The Most Resplendent Congregational Mosque"), also simply in Egypt Al-Azhar (Egyptian Arabic: الازهر‎), is an Egyptian mosque in Islamic Cairo. Al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah of the Fatimid dynasty commissioned its construction for the newly established capital city in 970. Its name is usually thought to allude to the Islamic prophet Muhammad's daughter Fatimah, a revered figure in Islam who was given the title az-Zahrā′ ("the shining or resplendent one"). It was the first mosque established in Cairo, a city that has since gained the nickname "the City of a Thousand Minarets."

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Bab Zuweila, Darb el Ahmar, Cairo 11511 Egypt

Bab Zuweila is one of three remaining gates in the walls of the Old City of Cairo, the capital of Egypt. It was also known as Bawabbat al-Mitwali during the Ottoman period, and is sometimes spelled Bab Zuwayla. It is considered one of the major landmarks of the city and is the last remaining southern gate from the walls of Fatimid Cairo in the 11th and 12th century. Its name comes from Bab, meaning "Door", and Zuwayla, the name of a tribe of Berber warriors from the Western Desert, members of which were charged with guarding the gate.

Duration: 30 minutes
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Providing a pick up and drop off services from any hotel within Cairo, Egypt

An A/C tourist car new model with a professional driver and a license from the ministry of tourism.

Airport Pick-Up and Drop-Off

Ports
Cairo International Airport (CAI)
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Duration
10h
Inclusions
  • Professional licensed Tour guide specialist in Egyptology
  • Providing a pick up and drop off services from any hotel within Cairo, Egypt
  • An A/C tourist car new model with a professional driver and a license from the ministry of tourism.
  • Airport Pick-Up and Drop-Off
  • Police Security Guard
  • Baggage storage and transfer
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • WiFi on board
  • Bottled water - Sealed mineral bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea - Egyptian drink at El Fishawy local coffee house (tea, coffee, or soft drink)
  • Soda/Pop - Take away on board
  • Entry/Admission - Great Sphinx
  • Entry/Admission - Islamic Cairo
  • Entry/Admission - Sharia Al Mu'izz Li-Din Allah
  • Entry/Admission - Bab al-Futuh
  • Entry/Admission - Al-Hakim Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Qalawun Complex
  • Entry/Admission - Khan Al-Khalili
  • Entry/Admission - Wekalet El Ghouri Arts Center
  • Entry/Admission - Mosque of Al-Azhar
  • Entry/Admission - Bab Zuweila
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch - Enjoy a variety of Egyptian menu food out of your preferences from the best local restaurants (Optional)
  • Entry/Admission - Pyramids of Giza
  • Entry/Admission - Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
  • Entry/Admission - Egyptian Antiquities Museum
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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