Cairo Alexandria Tour Safaga is a two-day sightseeing excursion to Cairo and Alexandria from the resort of Safaga, Egypt! We enthusiastically recommend the trip as it allows tourists to experience the most impressive sights in Egypt. These historical attractions are in three cities of Cairo, Giza and Alexandria. In the cities of Cairo and Giza, you see Ancient Egyptian sights. While in Alexandria, you will see the views of the Roman Empire and the Modern Period. All these visits allow you to learn more about the country’s history and gain many impressions.
Highlights on Cairo & Alexandria Tour from Safaga
Program in Cairo:
- Visit the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
- The Three Pyramids in Giza.
- And the Great Sphinx in the pyramid complex.
- Also, Hotel overnight accommodation.
Schedule in Alexandria:
- Visit Montazah Park and the Lighthouse of Alexandria.
- Visit the Alexandria Library.
- Lunch at a fish restaurant.
- Citadel of Qeitbay and Abu-Abbas Mosque.
- Also, Visit the Roman Amphitheater.
Program of Cairo/Alexandria Trip
- First, the Landious Travel representative will pick you up in an air conditioned vehicle from your Safaga hotel at approximately 01:00 am.
- Secondly, after picking up all comers, the bus leaves for Cairo. On the way there, the bus passes Hurghada, Ras Gareb, Zaafarana, Ain Sokhna and Suez. All these cities exist north of Hurghada, on the coast of the Red Sea. From the centre of Safaga to Cairo, the way takes about 7 hours.
First Day Program in Cairo
- Once you arrive in Cairo, we will show you the fabulous Egyptian Museum. Over 250,000 genuine artefacts are presented, including an exhibit dedicated to Tutankhamun’s collection of treasures, gold, and jewellery, which were enclosed in his tomb for over 3,500 years before its discovery in the 1920s when it was excavated. This museum has about 100 exhibition halls.
- Of course, your tour guide will be able to show you all the exhibits. Also, he will give you free time to take some pictures.
- Following the Egyptian Museum in Cairo visit, you will start a boat picnic on the Nile River. What’s more, you can reserve it through us in advance! It is an additional program.
- When the boat picnic ends, you will head to another city – Giza.
- The trip continues in Giza. The first stop there will be in the restaurant. It offers an open buffet.
- After lunch, you go shopping for a bit of time.
- Then, the group goes to the Giza Pyramid Complex, where the great pyramids and the Sphinx exist. By then, your guide will describe these monuments. Next, he will give you free time to take a picture.
- Before the end of the program in Giza, tourists get time to shop in the perfume room.
- Then, you will go to the hotel to check in and spend your night.
- Early in the morning, you will need to go to Alexandria. Therefore, we will pick you up from your hotel at approximately 03:00 am.
Second-day program in Alexandria
- As soon as you arrive in Alexandria, we will show you Montazah Park. It is a place where there is a palace for the king of Egypt and the Pharos lighthouse.
- Further, you will see the Library of Alexandria and the Abu-Abbas Mosque.
- Also, you visit the Fortress of Qaitbay.
- Later, after exploring this Fortress, you will have lunch at a fish restaurant.
Departure to Safaga
- Finally, you go back to Cairo and return to Safaga after such an exciting sightseeing tour in Cairo/Alexandria.
- This Excursion to Cairo/Alexandria from Safaga ends at approximately 22:00 on the second day.
What Does Cairo Alexandria Tour Safaga Price Include?
- Tickets for visiting temples.
- Food (except drinks).
- Also, Transfer to Cairo-Alexandria, and back to the hotel.
What does not the price of the trip include?
- Additional excursion programs.
- Also, Drinks.
Items to take for the trip
- Breakfast box
- Also, Clothes for the season
Booking Days of Cairo Alexandria Tour Safaga
- Sundays from 02:00 – 20:00.
- Tuesdays from 02:00 – 20:00.
- Also, Thursdays from 02:00 – 20:00.
What is Expected to See during the Cairo Alexandria Excursion Safaga?
The Egyptian Museum is the oldest archaeological museum in Egypt and the Middle East. It exhibits an extensive collection passing from the Predynastic Period to the Greco-Roman Period. In addition, this repository houses the most comprehensive collection of Pharaonic antiquities in the world. This fantastic collection traces 5,000 years of Egyptian history.
The Giza Pyramid Complex is the most popular tourist attraction in Egypt. Also, we call it the Giza Necropolis. This Complex is an Ancient Egyptian site located on the Giza Plateau. Widely known, it includes the Great Pyramid of Giza, its associated networks, and the Sphinx of Giza. The ancient Egyptians built these massive constructions during the Fourth Dynasty of the Old Kingdom of Ancient Egypt. Additionally, the Giza Complex includes several cemeteries and the remains of a workers’ settlement on its territory.
The Pyramid of Khufu stands at a towering height of 138.5 metres. Located in the Giza pyramid complex, this oldest and largest Pyramid has astounded people through the centuries. This marvel constitutes a part of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world.
The Pyramid Of Khafre stands at 448ft with a base length of 706ft. These measurements make the Pyramid the second-tallest and second-largest of the Giza Pyramid complex. This historical monument is also known as the Pyramid of Chephren. It houses the tomb of the Fourth Dynasty Pharaoh Khafre, who ruled between 2558-2532 BC.
Menkaure is the third Pyramid in the Giza Pyramid complex situated in Greater Cairo, Egypt. Smallest of the three; this beautiful structure rises to 66 metres (218 feet). Menkaure Pyramid houses some of the most stunning sculptures from Ancient Egyptian history despite being short.
The Great Sphinx is one of the most significant sculptures in the world. It shows a reclined lion’s body and a human head at nearly 66 feet. A royal headdress adorns the Sphinx’s human head. The length of this magnificent statue is around 240 feet.
The king’s palace stands in Alexandria. And King Farouk continuously filled it with new and unusual buildings. As Strabo said in “Geography”: “Each king, out of his love for pomp, usually added some decoration to all monuments.” A wall surrounding this chic royal district surrounded the fashionable neighbourhood like a fortress; the royal guard also guarded it. The guard chambers laid not far from the Montaza palace itself.
The Library of Alexandria is one of the ancient world’s largest and most important libraries. It was part of the Alexandria Muséion Institute in Alexandria, Egypt. The idea of establishment belongs to Demetrius of Phalerum. Subsequently, Ptolemy I, Soter, laid down the plans for this monumental project. At the same time, the son of Caesar Ptolemy II completed the building.
By then, the library had rapidly accumulated many papyrus scrolls. Indeed, a large amount of finance the Ptolemaic kings gave enhanced this process. Calculating an exact figure for the number of scrolls stored at this place is challenging. However, we can assume the approximate number of scrolls varied from 40,000 to 400,000 during the heyday.
The Egyptians completed the construction of the Qaitbay Fortress in 1477. The founder of this fort was Sultan Abu Al-Nasr Sayf ad-Din Al-Ashraf Qaitbay. Historians believe Qaitbay had built this Fortress on the Alexandria Lighthouse – one of the World’s Seven Wonders. These historians affirm that the Alexandria Lighthouse exited on the same site. They used the remaining parts of the lighthouse itself to build this citadel.
Abu El Abbas Mosque is very popular and famous in Egypt, in Alexandria. The Egyptians dedicated this mosque to the holy Sufi Abul-Abbas al-Mursi from Spain, who lived in the 13th century. In his last years, he moved to live in Alexandria.
The full name of this Sufi is Shahab ad-Din Abu-l-Abbas Ahmad ibn Umar ibn Muhammad Al-Ansari Al-Mursi. Revered Abu El Abbas is one of four religious men who enjoyed high respect and wide fame in Egypt. His writings were rife and were of considerable importance to all the people in Egypt. Mursi has become a household name in the country thanks to his work and popularity.