FROM: USD $280

Cairo City Stay - 4 days

Enjoy a city stay with a difference in Cairo - Africa's largest capital city. A pulsating and lively metropolis, Cairo sits on the mighty River Nile and is also home to the oldest man-made tourist attractions, the pyramids and the huge Sphinx at Giza Plateau. Explore Cairo's best loved sights, relax and unwind with our great 4 day break away.

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Trip Highlights

Cairo - Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza Plateau, Necropolis of Saqqara
Free day to independently explore, opt to see the Step Pyramid of Saqqara, visit Khan el Khalili Markets or simple spend the day relaxing by the hotel pool.
Egyptian Museum - housing the world famous collection of King Tutankhamun, including the Golden Mask

Included

Breakfast daily
Airport arrival and departure transfer on day 1 and day 4
Guided sightseeing on day 2 conducted by an English speaking Egyptian tour guide, qualified in Egyptology
3 nights - standard hotel (based on twin/double basis)
Guided sightseeing of the Pyramids & Sphinx at Giza and the Egyptian Museum
All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles

Not Included

Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
Entrance Fees: USD$30-40, paid in local currency
Laundry, drinks, items of a personal nature

Itinerary

Day 1

Cairo

Welcome to Egypt and the start of your city stay! Arrive Cairo, included transfer to your hotel and overnight.
Overnight: Cairo

Day 2

Pyramids & the Egyptian Museum

Hello Cairo! Today, enjoy a guided visit to the famous pyramids and huge Sphinx at Giza Plateau. Sole survivors from the ancient Greek-listed Seven Wonders of the World, the pyramids are the planet’s oldest tourist attraction! Gaze in awe at Cheops (Khufu) - the largest of the three great pyramids. Constructed from over 2.5 million limestone blocks it is thought to have taken more than 20 years to construct. Whilst here, you can opt to enter inside one of the pyramids, subject to opening. Not built for the purpose of accommodating curious travellers, a visit inside one of the pyramids is hot, humid and not recommended for the claustrophobic! For a real Arabian experience, perhaps opt to hire a camel for a trot across the sands of Giza.

We later enjoy a guided visit at the Egyptian Museum. Prize exhibit has to be the priceless funerary treasures of King Tutankhamen, including his legendary solid gold death mask. Also during the visit you can choose to visit the Royal Mummy Room, where 9 royal mummies from the New Kingdom is displayed.
Overnight: Cairo  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Explore or relax

Free day to enjoy Cairo your way. Perhaps enjoy an optional Cairo city tour or a visit to the first pyramid ever built - Zhoser’s Step Pyramid at Saqqara. There are also plenty of cabs available from you hotel to take you into central Cairo. Perhaps check out the bargains at Khan el-Khalili bazaar.
Overnight: Cairo  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Cairo

Hotel check out and included onward transfer to airport.
Breakfast

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Prices & Dates

Prices shown are ‘per person’, based on a travelling party of 2 adults. The single supplement price needs to be added to the twin/double price if single rooms are required. If travelling solo, an additional ‘1-person’ supplement will apply.

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Cairo City Stay - 4 days
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Reviews

Travellers have rated this tour as 5 out of 5 based on 2 recent reviews

I had a great time!! My tour guides Sherif and Amon were very helpful and knowledgeable. Thank you!

• Submitted 28 Jul 2017
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I highly recommend a personalised tour, and would definitely ask for Waleed Zayan as he is awesome! He is so knowledgeable and such a nice person.

When I arrived at the airport and was greeted by someone from On The Go Tours, who helped me get my luggage and take me through passport control, that made me feel at ease about being in a country that I had never travelled to. When we went outside and he introduced me to the rep, I was a little confused as to what was happening with the changeover of people, but as soon as we were in the car and Amir gave me an envelope which had my itinerary inside and we spoke about what I would be doing and some optional extra tours, I was less confused haha!

The next morning when my guide (Waleed) met me in the reception area, he ran through the schedule for the day and then we hopped in the van and the first stop were the amazing pyramids! On the way he asked if I specifically wanted to do or see anything and I said I wanted to get some papyrus (not the fake stuff they sell to you on the street) so he made sure we went to a proper place throughout the day. I really like that it is so personalised that way, rather than being part of a big tour group like 30 people and missing out on the things that you want to do or things you want to see.

The two days that I was on tour with Waleed were wonderful. He knew all the answers to the questions that I asked, which made me have faith in On The Go Tours as a reputable tour company.

When it was time to go home, the driver and the rep (Amir) met me at my hotel and took me to the airport, then Amir introduced me to someone else from On The Go Tours who took me to the ticket counter and through passport control etc. I felt so much more comfortable having someone with me just in case there were any language barriers.

I was very impressed with the fact that I was really looked after from the moment I arrived until the moment that I was back at the airport to fly to my next destination.

When it comes to feeling safe etc in Egypt, I didn't feel unsafe at any point in time. I think that being with a tour guide, or part of a larger organised tour group would be the safest way to travel around. I didn't walk the streets on my own, I did however go one night with Waleed to a local area, where I was the only tourist and there were hundreds of local people around, yet I wasn't bothered by anyone, nor did I really feel out of place, other than not wearing a hijab and being a different colour of course, but I respected their culture nonetheless.

Overall, I loved my experience and couldn’t fault a thing. I really want to travel to Egypt again and will definitely consider On The Go for my next trip, wherever in the world that might be!

• Submitted 09 Nov 2016
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Hi Mark

James and I returned home on Sunday from our trip to Egypt.

Although I have been to Cairo and the Mena House 3 times before, I was still fairly nervous about taking my 7 year old son there on my own.

I needn't have worried. Big Mina met us at the airport, and took us to the hotel - he even checked us in.

Our guide, Ahmed, was fantastic. He managed to pitch the tour at James level perfectly.

For 1.5 days James was enthralled. So much so, at some point on the holiday I promised him we would go to the Valley of the Kings. He has not let me forget that!

I didn't get a chance to fill in Big Minas customer satisfaction survey at the airport - so can you please pass on my thanks, and let him know the whole trip was excellent.... thank you.

If you could also let me know if you do a trip for 3 or 4 days in Luxor followed by 7 days in the Red Sea.

We would need a guide for the Luxor sites, it would be for 2 adults and 2 children - a 5 and an 8 year old.

Thank you again Mark, we both had a wonderful trip

Clair

Clair Clarke • Submitted 18 Mar 2010

In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Cairo
Ends
Cairo
Departs
Any day of the year
Hotel Rating
Standard
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - for all included sightseeing
Meals
Breakfast: 3
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I had a great time!! My tour guides Sherif and Amon were very helpful and knowledgeable. Thank you!

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