Cairo the capital of Egypt, and the most populated city. Cairo was founded in 969 C.E., and was famous for its Islamic Architecture. Cairo is home to the Egyptian Museum, with the largest collection of Pharoic antiquities in the world. The museum has over 140,000 items on display that include ancient coins, golden masks, crypts, statues, paintings, and much more. The Cairo Citadel contains the Mosque of Mohammed Ali, and it was the center of the Egyptian government until 1874. The ancient Roman fortress of Babylon is located in Old Cairo, the Coptic Museum, the Church of St. George, and the Hanging Church are all located inside the fortress.
Alexandria is the second major city in Egypt and located on the Mediterranean Coast. Alexandria was founded in 331 B.C. by Alexander the Great. The Lighthouse of Alexandria is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. There are still many ancient ruins to explore, but a lot of the ancient buildings were destroyed in wars and earthquakes. Some of it has fallen into the sea. The pyramids of Egypt were built to house the dead kings and queens with all of their worldly possessions, including treasures. The smaller pyramids that surround them were for their close family members, and the high consorts of court. They were made with many rooms and passageways to confuse robbers at to where the actual tomb was situated.
Day 1: Depart to Taba border at 21:00 where you will be met by the Egyptian team and travel into Egypt westward across the Sinai desert via the Suez Canal to Cairo.
Arrive in Cairo and visit the Egyptian Museum, famous for its antiquities dating back about 50 centuries, including the great archeological treasures from Tutankhamen's tomb.
After lunch visit a papyrus institute for a demonstration of how paper was made and an explanation of hieroglyphics.
Travel to your hotel for overnight and a free evening.
Day 2: A full day trip to the charming city, situated on the Mediterranean, founded by Alexander the Great. The city resoled Rome during the reign of queen Cleopatra. Visit the catacombs of Kom El Shokafa, Pompeii's pillar, citadel from out side and the greatest Library.
Alexandria is very famous with wonderful beaches, cafes, souks and relics from a by gone age area highlight of Alexandria.
Day 3: Visit the Cairo Pyramids, the only remaining wonder of the ancient world, and as such, the world’s oldest tourist attraction and the Sphinx.
Tour ancient Cairo, starting with a visit to the Coptic Church and then visit the Synagogue of Ben Ezra, Cairo’s oldest synagogue.
Continue on to the Citadel of Saladin. Bazaar - packed with spices, perfume, copper ware, & trinkets, where those who wish to can purchase souvenirs.
Depart Cairo, driving to the Taba border. Arriving in Eilat at about 24:00.