Egypt Fascinating Cairo & Captivating Alexandria

Cairo’s an ancient city and today a modern metropolis. It is today one of the biggest cities in the Middle East. The traffic and noise issues to prove it. As long as you’re not looking for solitude, Cairo—the City of the Thousand Minarets—is a splendid place to explore Egyptian history and culture. The tour takes you to Alexandria with your private guide. Toghether you will explore this captivating city.

Cairo

The name Cairo also means “the victorious city” and is the largest city on the Africa continent. Located on both banks of the River Nile near the head of the river’s delta in northern Egypt. It became inhabited 6000 years ago and has served as the capital of numerous Egyptian civilizations. Cairo, also known locally as “Misr”, the Arabic name for Egypt, because of its centrality in Egyptian life.

Greater Cairo is spread across three of Egypt’s administrative governorates. The north eastern part is known as Kaliobia Governorate. The west bank is part of the governorate of Giza. The eastern and south eastern parts are another governorate known as Cairo. Put the three parts together are you have greater Cairo.

The city is marked by the traditions and influences of the East and the West, the ancient and the modern.  The growing poverty of Egypt is also reflected in the City. It struggles to cope with problems caused by massive population growth, urban sprawl and a deteriorating infrastructure.

Alexandria

Alexandria is Egypt’s Mediterranean port. During the Hellenistic period, it was home to a lighthouse and ranked among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Alexandria also became famous for its library. Today the library is reincarnated in the disc-shaped, ultramodern Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

The city has Greco-Roman landmarks, old-world cafes and sandy beaches.
Its 15th-century seafront Qaitbay Citadel is now a museum.
The Royal Library of Alexandria was once the largest library in the world. It is thought to have been founded at the beginning of the 3rd century BC, during the reign of Ptolemy II of Egypt, and likely created after his father had built what would become the first part of the library complex, the temple of the Muses—the Museion, Greek Μουσείον (from which the Modern English word museum is derived).

It was established that the library, or parts of the collection, were destroyed by fire on a numberous occasions. Library fires were common. Replacement of handwritten manuscripts was very difficult, expensive and time-consuming. To this day the details of the destruction (or destructions) remain a lively source of controversy.
The Bibliotheca Alexandrina was inaugurated in 2002, near the site of the old Library.

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TOUR SCHEDULE

Day 1  Welcome to Cairo. Day 4 Full day tour to the Fayoum Oasis incl. lunch
Day 2 Full day tour: Pyramids & Sphinx, Museum and Khan Bazaar Day 5 Cairo: day at leisure
DAY 3  Full day tour to Alexandria incl. seafood lunch.  Day 6 Transfer to Cairo Airport. End of tour 

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Day 1

Cairo
* Arrive at Cairo International Airport, where you will be met by our representative who will assist you through immigration.
* Transfer to the hotel and check-in. (Check in at 12:00 hours or prior if rooms are available)
* The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore Cairo.
* Overnight at your hotel in Cairo
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Day 2

Cairo
* After breakfast, enjoy a full day tour of Cairo visiting the Great Pyramids, Sphinx; Egyptian Museum & Bazaar.
* Overnight at your hotel in Cairo
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Day 3

Cairo
* After breakfast depart on a full day tour to Alexandria including a visit to the Bibliotheca, Cata Comb, Roman Amphitheater, Pompey’s Pillar and a seafood lunch.
* Return to Cairo for overnight at your hotel.
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Day 4

Cairo
* Today you will be taken on tour to the Fayoum Oasis including a visit to the Water Wheels, Ain El Celeen, Quaroon Lake and lunch.
* The Fayoum, sometimes referred to as the Fayoum Oasis, even though it is not a true Oasis it is situated not too far south of Cairo. It takes its name from the Coptic word Phiom or Payomj meaning lake or sea. During very ancient times it was actually a sea and today is well known for the finds of great ancient whales.
* Since the 1950’s and Egypt’s final independence from colonialism, land reclamation the establishment of cooperatives and the rural electrification program among other projects have led the way towards a revival of the prosperity of the Fayoum. Today it is poised to also gain new tourism trade as more and more visitors seek out this ancient breadbasket of Egypt.
* Return to Cairo for overnight at your hotel.
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Day 5

Cairo
* Today is at your leisure to explore or relax.
* Overnight at your hotel in Cairo
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Day 6

Cairo
* Check-out after breakfast.
* Remainder of the day is at your leisure.
* Transfer to Cairo International Airport for your onward/ departure flight.
* Services end at Cairo International Airport.
* Thank you for choosing Azure Travel for your Egypt experience. We thank you for your patronage & look forward to serving you again in the near future.

Tours:
* Cairo: 1 Full day tour to the Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum & Khan El Khalili Bazaar
* Alexandria: Full day Including Sea Food Lunch
* Fayoum: Full day tour visiting the water Wheels, Ain El Celeen, Quaroon Lake and Lunch
* Return transfers from airport to hotel and back to the airport.
* English speaking guides & entrance fees

* The above rate is LAND ONLY, and EXCLUDES ALL INTERNATIONAL/DOMESTIC FLIGHTS
* Departure & fuel taxes
*  Seasonal Supplements MAY apply
* Rates valid at time of quoting, and all subject to any exchange rate fluctuations, airlines and supplier rate changes and fuel levies.

* Rates are LAND ONLY, and Exclude International flights; departure & Fuel taxes
* Seasonal Supplements MAY apply
* Rates valid at time of quoting, and all subject to any exchange rate fluctuations, supplier rate changes and fuel levies.

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Rates valid for travel between 01 August to 30 September 2017.
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Egypt view of Cairo
Egypt view of Alexandria from the Med
Egypt view of the Giza Accropolis
Egpyt aerial view of the Bibliotheca in Alexandria
Egypt Cairo International Airport showing EgyptAir planes on the tarmac
Egypt view of Cairo
Egypt water wheels at Fayoum Oasis
Egypt view of the Roman Amphitheatre in Alexandria
Egypt Egyptian Museum in Cairo
Egypt view of the Sphinx with Pyramids in the background
Egypt view of Cairo from the Citadel
Egypt elevated view of the city of Cairo
Egypt view of the entrance to the Egyptian bazaar
Egypt aerial view of Cairo showing the Nile Rover