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Once you arrive at Cairo Airport, your guide will meet you to start your tour with the visit to the pyramids of Egypt. It is a childhood dream for millions of people in this world, especially for those who studied about them when they were little kids. With Your Egypt Tours, you will visit the Giza pyramids and Sphinx, the Step pyramid of Sakkara, and a visit to the ancient capital of Memphis. Discover the magic of Giza city on a day tour and explore the famous Giza pyramids area and Sphinx. You will start visiting the symbol of the Eternity and the only wonder that still survives among the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Great Pyramid of Cheops(Khufu). It is certainly one of the most important monuments of ancient Egypt. A masterpiece of fabricated structure and architecture, you will be overwhelmed by the huge size of its blocks, the height, and the age that exceeded 4600 years. While you stare at this great monument, your guide will explain the history of the area fully, including the other pyramids of Chephren and Mycerinus, answer all your questions and give you free time for photography. You will have the chance to take pictures of the area, including all the pyramids from the panorama area.). You will spend more than two hours in the area so that you can have enough time to do some extras like entering one of the pyramids' chambers and visiting the Sun boat museum. (All upon your request for an extra cost). You may like to have fun and explore the edge of the desert by having a camel ride around the area. (For an additional cost). Moving to the Sphinx area, where you will spend some time exploring this monolith statue, which symbolizes the power and wisdom of the pharaoh as the statue, was carved as a lion's body and the head of the pharaoh.
Explore the treasures of the Egyptian museum (opens in 1902) and look at unique monuments and artifacts in its different halls on a guided tour. Although the museum has tens of thousands of artifacts in this short tour, your Egyptologist guide will focus on the highlights and masterpieces of the museum. Visit the Tut Ankh Amun Wing on the first floor and see his incredible collection of historically significant artwork. The treasures are mainly golden, and they cover quite a large section of the museum. This museum area includes significant statues, furniture, and gold sculptures. After enjoying the guided part of the tour, take some free time to browse the museum with the option of visiting the royal mummy room. Following the visit to the museum, you will go to the citadel of Saladin and the Alabaster mosque. Drive to the old section of Cairo, where you will pass by the highest mountain in Cairo. The fort of Saladin was built on a cliff of this mount to protect the city against the Crusaders. In 1830 Mohamed Ali, the king of Egypt, ordered to make the Alabaster Mosque inside the citadel. You will go inside the mosque to see its main components and learn about the Islamic pillars. Aside from its vast size and exquisite beauty, one of the beautiful elements of this mosque is that it has two identical slim minarets, top-covered with lead as the mosque domes and semi-domes. Enjoy the panoramic view of the city from the mosque, where you can see the Giza pyramids on clear days. Feel the relaxation of your soul when you go to Old Coptic Cairo. It is a very sacred and holy area containing 14 churches and a Jewish synagogue. The tour starts with a visit to the Hanging Church, one of the most beautiful churches that were built in the 5th century. Consecrated to Virgin Mary, The church was built above one of the towers of the fort of Babylon. It has 110 beautiful icons and once was the seat of the Patriarch. Your guide will explain to you all about the church before moving to the Cavern church or the church of St Sergius and Bacchus. Thousands of visitors come annually to this church to visit the cave where Jesus the baby and the Virgin Mary were hiding for three months during the journey of escape in Egypt. The religious tolerance in Egypt is embodied by your visit to the oldest Jewish temple in Cairo. This temple is one among the other 11 synagogues in Egypt and is named after a merchant from Jerusalem called Ben Ezra. You will be given the full history of the synagogue and the position of the Jewish community in Egypt. At the end of the tour, you will fly back to Marsa Alam.
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