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Private Day Trips from El Gouna to Cairo and Alexandria Egypt – 2 Days | Best El Gouna Tours
Cairo and Alexandria in Two Days from El Gouna | Booking Luxury Private Day Trips from El Gouna hotels & Best El Gouna Excursions to explore Egyptian Museum, Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Catacomb, Pompey Pillar, Qaitbay Citadel, Alexandria Library.
Booking Cairo and Alexandria in two days from El Gouna allows you to see more of Egypt for less. El Gouna Excursions provide two of our most popular cities with a fantastic two days of history, relaxation, and excitement at an amazing price.
Your Egypt tours will start with a private transfer from El Gouna to Cairo. Your private Cairo day tours from El Gouna start with Cairo Museum. The Egyptian Museum is a must-visit place while you are in Egypt. Whether the old one in Tahir square or the GEM one near Pyramids.
Egyptian Museum will introduce you to Egyptian history, Egyptian Pharaohs kings, and Ancient Egyptian civilization. Marvel at Tutankhamun mask, Tutankhamun treasures, Akhenaton and Nefertiti gallery. Do not miss the treasures of Yuya and Tuya along with the Mummies, sarcophagi, Stele, Statutes, and animal mummies.
Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant then visit the Pyramids of Giza. Giza Pyramids include the Pyramid of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykreinus.
Enjoy shooting unforgettable photos from the panorama or you may enjoy a short camel ride. End your visit face to face with The Great Sphinx and have an idea about the mummification at the valley temple. Check-in at your Cairo hotel for one night and have free time till the next morning.
Day trip to Alexandria from Cairo will take place on the second day. Discover the best things to do in Alexandria and explore the significant Roman Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa and the Amphitheater of Alexandria. Although, Pompey’s Pillar, Qaitbay Citadel as well as the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Library of Alexandria).
Finally, you will enjoy your lunch before we drive back to El Gouna. Egypt Palma Tours offers this Cairo and Alexandria in Two Days from El Gouna features archeologist guides, deluxe accommodations, and private tours.
Early pickup time from your hotel in El Gouna to Cairo. On the way, you will have a coffee break where you can use the WC (5 L.E) per person or enjoy your breakfast.
First, you will visit the national Egyptian Museum in Tahrir square to gaze at the wonders of King Tutankhamen, including his golden mask, most inner sarcophagus, throne, canopic jars, and much more. Also, you will see the beautiful section for Yuya & Tuya with the chance to see their real mummies and funerary objects.
Animals’ mummies room is a must on the second floor before you admire the huge staff on the first floor like statutes, huge sarcophagus, Akhenaton and Nefertiti collections, and the great female pharaoh Hatshepsut.
Freshly cooked lunch in a typical Egyptian restaurant with different kinds of salads, rice, pasta, vegetables, soap plus grilled chicken and kofta.
After lunch, you will visit the great pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx with the valley temple. You will start your tour with the oldest of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops. (Entry ticket is extra charge 400 L.E).
The Pyramid of Khafre
Khafre's pyramid was constructed and completed in 2570 BC; it looks larger than the Khufu Pyramid because it was built on an elevated location. in fact, it is smaller in both height and volume. Khafre's pyramid the only one that still retains a part of casing stones at its apex
From the panorama, you can get a great shot of the entire complex. You can also hop a camel from this point and ride to a backside vantage point of the Queen’s Pyramids and see 9 pyramids as a background.
The Great Sphinx and the valley temple
End your tour at Giza Pyramids with the great Sphinx and the valley temple of the king Khafre or Chephren and listen to their stories from your guide and do not forget to take some amazing photos with the sphinx.
When your tour concluded, your guide will take you to your hotel in Cairo to rest till the next day.
Enjoy your breakfast at your hotel and your full-day tour to Alexandria, the pearl of the Mediterranean Sea. It takes around 3 hours to reach Alexandria and you will start your tour with
The Catacombs | The many ways of death
29th September 1900 while a donkey was hauling a cart, his leg disappeared in a hole in the ground and it was the Catacomb. It is the largest Roman cemetery in Alexandria and was one of the seven wonders of the Middle Ages. The Catacomb of Kom El Shoqafa dates back to the 2nd century AD and it was the burial place for about 200 years. The visit is a nice chance to know about the funerary practices in that era when Egypt was a mix of artistic elements of the Hellenistic and the Roman culture, and Pharaonic one.
Then you will proceed to visit Pompey's Pillar, the red granite column which is 28 meters high, the largest monolith column. from an inscription in Greek written on the column we know it was not for Pompey as the Crusaders believe but was erected like a Memorial column for Diocletian, the Roman emperor.
You will drive to the next stop with your guide Qaitbay Citadel (from outside). The Qaitbay Citadel was built on the same site as the ancient Lighthouse of Alexandria one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. This Citadel of Qaitbay was considered one of the most important defensive strongholds for Egypt and the Mediterranean Sea Coast.
Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant in Alexandria before you will make your last stop and start your way back to Cairo.
The long story started after the death of Alexander the great death. His empire was divided between his generals. The foremost of whom (called Ptolemy) took over Egypt and he chooses Alexandria as a capital. Ptolemy made Alexandria a hub of culture and knowledge.
Ptolemy charged his assistant Demetrius to found the library and the Mouseion. “This was by no means the first library to ever exist, but it was the first to take a fully comprehensive approach to gather knowledge Historians believe that eventually around 700,000 books and scrolls were accrued under the roof of the Library of Alexandria. The Library of Alexandria was completely destroyed nearly 2,000 years ago leaving no physical trace behind – but its formative scholarship and cultural resonance endure.
The New Alexandria Library has the world’s sixth-largest Francophone library in the world also It is a trilingual library containing books in Arabic, English, and French.
Between its walls is the largest depository of French books in North Africa and the Middle East, majestic art galleries, and some of the rarest collections of books in the world.
Finish your day in Alexandria and start your way back to El Gouna and stop for coffee whenever you like.