Nile Dream Tours representative will assist you upon your arrival to Cairo Airport, transfer to the hotel and accommodation.
Mysterious Egypt 3 Nights Cairo/1 Night Alexandria /3 Nights Siwa
Egypt, the Land of the Pharaohs, is one of those destinations that by law should be included in the travelers' agenda of every human being. If you are interested to visit the most beautiful sites in Cairo and enjoy the city of Alexandria by the Midetranian sea and experience an adventure to the western desert and enjoy one of the most spectacular Oasis of Siwa and do stop by Alamein which witness the famous second world war battle.
Nile dream offers you this special itinerary.'' Mysterious Egypt ''
Nile Dream Tours representative will assist you upon your arrival to Cairo Airport, transfer to the hotel and accommodation.
In the morning our tour guide will accompany you to visit;
The Giza plateau where the 4th dynasty pyramids were constructed Khufu (Cheops) pyramid, it is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the only one that stands until now, it is the most attractive monument on the plateau 146.59 meters high and its sides at the base reached 230.37 meters in length. The tilt of their faces was 52 degrees. It is the greatest monument in Egypt and has almost 2,300,000 stone blocks. As an Arab proverb says: "man fears time, but time fears pyramids."
Khafra (Khefern) pyramid is 136.4 meters high, each side measures 215.25 meters and the inclination of its faces is just over 53 degrees. Its estimated volume is more than 1.6 million cubic meters. On its vertex remains of the old original shiny limestone covering can still be seen.
The pyramid of Menkaura (Mykerinos) whose base measures 103.4 meters on each side and its original height was 65.5 meters, with a slope on all four sides of 51 degrees. It conserves at the base 16 courses of red granite that corresponded to the lower cladding of the monument. We will continue to visit the Valley temple and the Great Sphinx built by Pharaoh Khafra (Khefern) it is 73 meters long, and almost 20 meters high.
Next, we will continue our visit to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities which was built in 1902, and it exhibits a large number of items and treasures (exceeding 170,000 masterpieces) dating from the Prehistoric Period to the end of the Roman era, arranged in chronological order, exhibited in 42 rooms on the ground floor contains the largest of the exhibits, such as a massive statue pair of Amenhotep III and his wife Tiye, the colossal statues of Ramses II, the super famous pieces like the Narmer Palette, diorite statue of Khafre, bedroom furniture of Queen Hetepheres and the exhibits of the Amarna collection which include a colossal statue of the ‘heretic’ king Akhenaton. The upper floor there are 47 rooms housing about 3000 pieces of the treasure of Tutankhamun the boy-king’s tomb, discovered by Howard Carter in 1922, including the shrines and tomb furniture the famous gold mask and sarcophagi.
Lunch and then transfer to your hotel
After breakfast, Our tour guide will accompany you in an air condition car taking the highway Cairo /Alexandria about 230 km there you visit;
Kom EL Shoqafa Catacomb
It was discovered in 1900 AD, completely. Dug in the rock, it dates back to the 1St century AD and was used until the 4the century AD. At first, it was a private tomb and then turned into a public one. It is the largest known Roman burial site in Egypt and one of the unique and most famous cemeteries in Alexandria, representing a model for the mixture between the Pharaonic and Greco-Roman art. It consists of three tiers of tombs that could accommodate up to 300 corpses. The architecture of the tombs reflects Greco-Roman styles. This can be seen in the wall decoration, which shows the combination of Egyptian, Greek, and Roman artistic traditions. People are buried here in sarcophagi, in shelves, and in urns of ashes after cremation.
which reaches around 27 meters, it was constructed to commemorate the Roman emperor Diocletian in the third century and considered the highest cenotaph of the world, near beside the column there are two small statues similar to sphinx made of pink granite and belong to Ptolemy VI
You also visit the Citadel of Qaitbay located at the entrance of the eastern harbor on the eastern point of Pharos Island. It was erected on the exact site of the famous Lighthouse of Alexandria (destroyed in the 14th century), which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The citadel was built by sultan Ashraf Qaitbay in 1477 A D who wanted to protect Alexandria city from the Ottoman Empire direct threats it is considered one of the most important defensive strongholds, not only in Egypt but also along the Mediterranean Sea coast. It formulated an important part of the fortification system of Alexandria in the 15th century A.D. After lunch in a local restaurant, we visit Alexandria Library
Alexandria New Library
The actual construction began in 1994 and completed in 2002 with $200 million budgets, it comprises around 120 manuscripts and rare scrolls. Today, the library receives about 800, 00 visitors annually with the main target to be an academy of dialogue and rationality the library consisted of four underground stores and six upper stores. The architectural design was chosen by the UNESCO the competition was won by a Norwegian architectural office, from among more than 1000 competitors, and it is supposed to be constructed in the same place of the original building of the famous library completely burnt in the 7th century, that was one of the largest and most significant libraries of the ancient world. Designed in the reign of Ptolemy I Soter, and built during the reign of his son Ptolemy II Philadelphus. the library acquired about400,000 papyrus scrolls and had presented knowledge and science for the whole world during more than 10 centuries until it was completely burnt in the 7th century. Both the ancient bibliotheca and the new library share the same heritage and knowledge.
After this trip, you will be transferred to your hotel in Alexandria
Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Alexandria in the early morning by an air-conditioned vehicle and travel to Alamein about 100 from Alexandria to visit;
The El Alamein Military Museum is a museum that commemorates the decisive battles of El Alamein that erupted during the Second World War on the Egyptian land of El Alamein and includes a group of weapons, armored vehicles and figures that express El Alamein battles and the forces that participated in them, as well as maps of the course of the battles. The El Alamein Military Museum was opened on December 16, 1965, and it reopened after its development on October 21, 1992 (on the fiftieth anniversary of the Battle of El Alamein), with the contribution of England, Germany and Italy with information and exhibits The museum consists of a common hall with a memorial center and other halls for Egypt, Italy, UK, and Germany
Commonwealth War Cemetery is a war memorial commemorates 11,866 Commonwealth forces members who died during World War II. designed by sir john Hubert Worthington the British architect 1954 following similar principles to First World War memorials, but modified on account of the climate and environment in Africa. This included building tall walls to keep out drifting sand, providing shelters from the sun.
After the tour, we continue travelling towards Siwa Oasis, nearly 500 km arrival, dinner and accommodation in the hotel
After breakfast, we will visit the Ancient ruins of Siwa
The Fortress of Shali from the 13th century built in the traditional kershef technique (mud and salt mix) was finally abandoned: Not because of military conquest but because of three days of rain in 1926 which caused more damage than any invader had managed. It is honored as a lonely planet top choice
Temple of the Oracle
Located in the town of Aghurmi, some 4 kilometers south of Siwa, stand the remains of the temple of the famous Oracle of Siwa. The Oracle was once the main reason for coming to Siwa. Its most famous pilgrim was probably Alexander the Great who came here to consult the God Amon in 331 BC after liberating Egypt from Persian rule.
The springs of Siwa are famous throughout the Western Desert. Cleopatra’s Pool, also known as Cleopatra’s Bath or Spring of the Sun, is a large, circular stone pool filled with crystal-clear, bubbly water. Ironically, Cleopatra probably never bathed here.
Visible from all points in the oasis the triple-peaked Gebel al-Dakrur (or Gebel al-Takrur) serves as a landmark and offers a spectacular view from its summit
Afternoon we go to Fatnas Island that is a palm-shaded island in the midst of Lake Siwa. It makes a great spot for spectacularly colorful sunsets. After that, we go back to the hotel, get dinner and sleep
In the afternoon we will leave in a private 4 X 4 vehicle to the other side of Siwa, we will cross the desert to see the great Siwa Mountain, where the first human footprint takes us to the prehistoric era. An archaeological mission of the Supreme Council of Antiquities of Egypt discovered in August 2007 fossilized human footprints that are dated to more than a million years old. Zahi Hawass reported that fossilized plant samples from the same stratum were analyzed to determine the date. We continue the safari between the dunes until we reach the fossil area where you can see the rocky corals of the Cambrian era, then we will arrive at Shiata Lake, it is a good opportunity to observe flamenco birds and enjoy the relaxing environment, and Sand Boarding in the sand dunes of the desert. Then transfer to the Bir Wahid thermal pool, to cool down and calm the body, later, we will relax at the highest point of the desert while we contemplate the sunset on a sandy horizon
After the tour, we go back to the hotel
After breakfast, we leave the hotel and visit the mountain of the deads ( Gabal al Mawta ) It is a mountain that includes a group of ancient tombs dating back to the period between the fourth and third centuries BC, and which were reused during the Greek and Roman eras. The mountain is about 2 km from Siwa, and graves were discovered there as a result of the Siwa people fleeing to the mountain during the raids of the Second World War. We visit the tomb of '
Si- Amon It is one of the most important ancient Western Sahara cemeteries, in which many mummies were found. The importance of the tomb is represented in its illustration of the intermarriage between ancient Egyptian and Greek art. Among the most important artistic images in the tomb is the view of the Osiris courtroom, and a view of the goddess Nut, the goddess of heaven.
The crocodile tomb; It is one of the most important archaeological tombs excavated in Mount Muti. It was discovered in 1940 and became known by this name due to the disappearance of the name of the cemetery owner and the admiration of the Siwa people for the sight of the crocodile in the cemetery. The cemetery is rich with scenes of the Book of the Dead, and other scenes of the cemetery owner worshipping some gods, and on the side of the entrance there are pictures of three gods holding knives for the purpose of protecting the mummy
After the visit, we go back to Cairo .
Our tour guide will pick you up to visit “The Citadel of Saladin Al Ayouby”. It was built in the 12th century to fortify Cairo against the Crusaders. The citadel was used as the seat of the king and his government in Egypt for many centuries and many dynasties including the Ayyubids, the Mamluks, and even some Ottomans ruled over Egypt from the Citadel and the Great Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali Pasha which stands proudly on the highest point inside the courtyard of the Citadel of Saladin. It’s one of the landmarks in Cairo with its huge space, the beautiful decorations on its walls, and its remarkable domes and minarets.
Then will proceed to old Cairo where The Holy Family arrived, and they took refuge in a cave beneath the ground, adjacent to the fortress of Babylon, and they lived in this cave for three months. Eventually, this cave was turned into a small church, and another larger church was built above it. known as Abu Serga Church. This is a famous church that is visited by many people from around the world, as they seek the blessings of the place where the Holy Family lived for some time. It is considered one of the oldest churches that were built in Egypt. Adjacent to this church is a church similar in antiquity, namely, the Moualaqa Church or the ‘Hanging Church’. This church is named the ‘hanging church’ because of the way that it is situated – over the gatehouse of Babylon’s Roman And ending Coptic Cairo tour with a visit to the "Jewish Synagogue of Ben Ezra" which gained its importance from its Genizah (storeroom) was found during the 19th century containing a treasure of abandoned Hebrew secular and sacred manuscripts, after lunch in a local restaurant you go to the famous souq and bazaar of khan el Khalili one of Cairo's main attractions for tourists and Egyptians alike. It is also home to many Egyptian artisans and workshops involved in the production of traditional crafts and souvenirs. The Khan Khalili today is occupied by local merchants and traders and is significantly geared towards tourists where it is considered as one of the most popular souqs in the region. Shops typically sell souvenirs, and jewelry, many craftsmen' workshops manufacturing some products sold here In addition to shops, there are several coffee-houses, restaurants, and street food vendors distributed throughout the market. The coffee shops are generally small and quite traditional, serving Arabic coffee. One of the oldest and most famous coffee houses is El Fishawi's, established in 1773.
After finish, the tour will be transferred to Cairo airport
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Precautions against Covid-19
Regarding avoid the spread of Covid-19. We will apply the following precautions
1- Guests are obliged to wear masks from the start to the end of the tour, including the members of the service (guide, drivers etc...) it will be provided to whom they need it during the tour
2- The temperature of the guests will be measured daily, excluding those maintaining in quarantine and display fever or symptoms, those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99Fahrenheit) will be full refunded.
3- we should respect one-meter safe distance as possible as we can and the tour consists of not more than 6 persons
4- Disinfection gel and Alcohol will be available before, during and after the service moreover the transportation will be cleaned very well by disinfection solutions before and after each service.
• Meet and greet service by our representatives upon your airport arrival.
• Transfers in private vehicle with air conditioning.
• 2 Airport transfers in Cairo.
• English-speaking tour guide during your excursions
• 1 Bottled mineral water every day
• Main Entrance Fees
• Excursions according to the itinerary.
• This itinerary could be changed in order according to the circumstances of service not to be canceled
• 3 meals at a local restaurant , cairo , Alex
• Accommodation in Cairo for 3 nights, including daily breakfast.
• Accommodation in Alexandria for 1 night, including breakfast.
• Accommodation in Siwa 3 nights, on half board
• Egyptian SIM card, per family, for your unlocked mobile device for your stay in Egypt
• Tourism Police Permission
• International airfare to Egypt
• Entry Visa to Egypt
• Personal spending.
• Extra Entry Ticket to inside the Pyramids.
• Extra Entry Ticket to the Solar Boat Museum
• Siwa Border Tax
• Optional Activities.
• Anything not mentioned above.
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