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Cairo and Alexandria Short Vacation
Discover the best sights in Cairo and Alexandria by starting to visit Alexandria, Montazah Summer Palace, the Library of Alexandria, the Citadel of Qaitbay, and the Catacomb of Komel-Shokafa. The next step will be visiting the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx Monument, and the Egyptian Museum. Enjoy shopping in Khan El Khalili Bazaars. Finally, at the end of the day tour, we will be transferred back to Cairo Airport.
The hotels and accommodations listed below are the ones we most often visit on this tour. From time to time we may exchange these for similar properties at the same level. In general, specific hotels cannot be guaranteed on our group tours, but you may select your preferred options if you are booking a tailor-made trip.
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Upon arrival in Cairo, our Min Travel representative will assist you through passport control formalities, luggage identification & portage will greet you. You will be transferred by a private A/C car or mini-bus to your hotel to check in and Overnight in Cairo
Your guide for the day will pick you up and transfer you, cutting across 220 Kilometers of the Western desert from Cairo, the city of Alexandria, the bride of the Mediterranean Sea. The trip takes about 3 hours.
Upon arrival, visit the Montazah Summer Palace, walk around and enjoy the Montazah gardens, Originally built in 1892, it was the summer home of the Egyptian Royal family. Lunch is taken en route at a Popular seafood district (at your own expense).
Following lunch, you will visit the fort and Citadel of Qaitbay, Which was built around 1480 by the Mamluk Sultan Qaitbay. Next is a visit to Bombay’s Pillar, which was built in 297 AD for the Roman Emperor Diocletian. The Pillar itself is 9 meters / 29 feet in circumference.
The day ends with a visit to the Catacomb of Komel-Shokafa. These tombs were tunneled into the bedrock in the age of the Antonine emperors (2nd century A.D.) for a single wealthy family still practicing the ancient religion. These tombs represent the last existing major construction for the sake of the old Egyptian religion. Finally, at the end of the day tour, we will transfer you back to your hotel in Cairo.
Early morning, breakfast at the hotel. Then pick you up and transfer you to Giza, legendary as the majestic Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerionos to view these spectacular man-made monuments. Afterward, a tour of the Great Sphinx; guarding the Royal Burial Chambers and temple of Cheops.
From Giza, we go to the Egyptian museum of antiquities, which was established in 1902, near the city center of Cairo.
In the afternoon, we will visit the Khan El Khalili Bazaars, dating back to 1382. Shops in this district are legendary for fine brassware, copper, perfumes, leather, silver, gold, antiques, and more! Everything for sale in these shops is negotiable, be prepared to bargain for goods sold in this exciting maze of shops! At the end of the day tour, return to Cairo international Airport and assist you at the Airport through the final departure.
To book a tour to Egypt, we suggest that you view our Egypt tour packages Page on the website, which includes many tours that are being taken by most of the tourists coming to Egypt. If you intend to make any changes or customize your travel itinerary, you can request a quote by filling out our online query form or sending us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
To book a special offer, we suggest that you view the “Special Offers” page on the website to view the itineraries that we commonly offer. If you intend to make any changes or customize your travel itinerary, you can request a quote by sending us an email at: email@example.com
We recommend that your travel bookings should be made 06- 08 months in advance, especially if you are traveling between October – April (high tourist season) and May – December, the New Year holiday season. We highly recommend booking your tour in advance. However, in the case of late/last-minute booking, we should be able to accommodate depending on hotel availability.
No, we don’t sell both international and domestic ticketing.
You will be picked up by our representative at the arrival hall of the particular International Airport of Egypt. You should not leave Airport without our representative if you are to be picked up. Our representative would be holding a welcome board with your name on it. If you are part of a group, the name of the group will be mentioned on the welcome board.
Yes, Min Travel has special rates with many hotels all over Egypt. We are sure that we will be able to offer you the hotels for your budget in the destination wanted by you. As for hotels are concerned. We have hotels of every standard in Egypt. You will find some of the world-class hotels in Egypt. Do inform us what kind of hotels you are looking for, also can make arrangements for big conferences, Meetings, and incentives. You can also book specialized holiday Packages.
English is widely spoken and understood at almost all tourist centers. All our guides are qualified and government-recognized. They assist you during your sightseeing in Egypt. We arrange guides who can speak German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Italian, or Chinese. Tour guides will help you not only in your sightseeing but also can help you understand Egypt better and give you useful tips for your Journey to Egypt!
Egyptians are hospitable and friendly people. Most of the people you talk to you will find friendly. Always speak to the people you feel like talking to. Avoid people who are too eager to help you or want you to buy you something.
We advise our guests to drink bottled water and bottled drinks. Coffee Tea should be taken hot. If you are traveling without a guide in Egypt you may ask the waiter not to put any chilies in the ordered dish. It is suggested to stick to only cooked foods and to eat fresh fruits after removing their skin.
Tipping is a way of life in Egypt and bus drivers and tour guides expect it at restaurants. Having said this, you still retain the right to the tip and it is highly dependent on your satisfaction with the services received.
Here is a rough guide to tipping:
A bus driver for a group day tour: LE 150,-
Guide for a group day tour: LE 200,-
The bus driver for a private day tour: LE 100,-
Guide for a private day tour: LE 150,-
Baggage handling: LE 05, – per bag per trip
These tips will be given to the driver, and guide after the services.
Nile Cruise: The Tips is about 3 to 5 US$ Per Person per Night.
For Example, if you are 2 Persons and have a 4 Nights Cruise your Tip Amount will be: 4 US$ x 4 Nights x 2 Persons = 32 US$.
So you Leave 32 US$ at the End of your Cruise Trip.
Most foreign currencies, cash, or traveler’s cheque can easily be changed in Egypt. There are many exchange bureaus in the larger cities but they mainly only deal in cash. Visa and MasterCard are good for cash advances and together with American Express and JCB cards and Euro cards can be used in a wide range of shops and hotels. If you are traveling to lesser tourist areas while touring Egypt, the best currencies to have are US dollars, Pounds Sterling, and Egyptian Pounds.
Banking is usually open Sunday to Thursday: 0830 to 1400 hours.
All the major currencies including Euro and US $ are accepted in Egypt. Also, all the major credit cards (Visa, Masters, and American Express) are accepted in Egypt.
We need 50% of the total tour cost at the time of the confirmation of the tour. This is to be sure that you’re booking a genuine one and we can go ahead with the reservations. The rest of the Payment must be upon arrival on a Cash Basis.
Deciding when to come to Egypt depends a lot on where you want to go. Everywhere south of Cairo is uncomfortably hot in the summer months (June-August), especially Luxor and Aswan, so winter (December-February) is the best time to visit these areas. Summer also the time when the Mediterranean coast is at its most crowded, but winter in Cairo can get pretty cool. March to May or September to November is the best time to enjoy the warm days without the crush of bodies on the beaches and the midday heat of high summer.
Our Private Tour Package means you will have your own private local tour guide, private vehicle, and private driver for your group. You don’t have to share the vehicle with others. Your tour guide will take care of only your group. With the help of your private tour guide.
If you are traveling with your family or a group of friends, a private tour for your group is ideal. As you will have more people in the group, the price won’t be much higher than a join-in group tour. It is a good way to save money and enjoy ultimate service.
Passports should be valid for at least six months after you depart from the country. Please do not bring an almost full or almost expired passport. Visa arrangements are the responsibility of the traveler, and requirements are subject to change by the local authorities.
We recommend that you contact your closest Egyptian consulate or embassy for current information about your nationality.
In general official advice is that all nationalities obtain their Egypt visas in advance, as we cannot guarantee that you can get them at the airport. Or you can get An online e-visa. Please do not use any other website as many scam sites are offering Egypt e-visas.
In practice, however, many nationalities (including British and European, Australian, New Zealand, USA, and Canadian) can and do obtain their visas on arrival at Cairo airport. The process is much quicker and simpler, the cost is currently US$25 p/p and must be paid in hard currency (i.e. GBP, USD, or EUR) – you’ll be given a change in local currency if necessary.
There are no forms to fill in and you don’t need to bring passport photos. Visas are issued at one of the bank desks in the immigration hall before you get to passport control. Our representative will have met you by this stage and will assist with the process.
All African & Indian nationals, and some others, will need to obtain their visas in advance.