Sunday – City Tour in Cairo [B]
Energizing breakfast at your hotel. Later on, you’ll be met by our Egyptologist tour guide, who will accompany you in such awe-inspiring tour to visit the highlights of Giza, including the Great Pyramids of Giza, constructed around 2500 BC as the necropolis of the kings of the forth dynasty.
Our next visit of the day will be to the Egyptian Museum, the largest museum in the world with a huge collection of displays dating back to various periods of the ancient Egyptian history with the highlights being the golden exhibits of Tutankhamen, the mummies’ hall, large impressive reliefs, statues, and many other fascinating items.
We will then have a short break for lunch at a local tourist restaurant in Cairo, so you can try the Egyptian delicious food. After lunch we will move to Old Cairo area, a part in the Egyptian capital that hosts some of the most interesting Coptic monuments in the country. The first site we are going to visit in this tour is the Hanging Church, first established in the fifth century and really it is one of the most important historical churches in Egypt. We will then visit the church of Abu Serga, believed to be constructed where the holy family rested at the end of their journey, it was constructed in the seventh century. Our last visit in Coptic Cairo will be to the Church of Saint Mary, an orthodox church, built during the fifth century, restored and rebuilt many times afterwards.
After the tour, we will transfer you back to your hotel to have some rest. Evening time is yours to explore the city of Cairo by night! We can offer you many optional tours upon request.
Hotel: Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa or similar