Memphis Saqqara and Dahshur pyramids
The tour begins with a visit to Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt, where the huge statue of King Ramses II, and the alabaster Sphinx as well as the memorial plaque reside. Learn about the history of the oldest capital of the first country in the history of mankind throughout the ages
Not far from Memphis, a visit to the city of Saqqara funerary and its other world houses for the ancient Egyptians. Saqqara contains the first stone structure in the world, which is the step pyramid of Saqqara built by “King Djoser” and the funerary temple.
Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx
When you visit Egypt, it is a must to visit the pyramids and the Sphinx. The Great Pyramid, the tomb of King Khufu (c.2589–2566 BC), with its original height of 146.5 meters, was the tallest structure in the world for 3,800 years. It remains the last surviving member of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and took an estimated 10 to 20 years to build. To this day, it is not entirely certain how this was done.
St. Simon Monastery, also known as The Cave Church, is the largest church in Egypt and the Middle East. Located in the heart of Mokattam Mountain in southeastern Cairo.
This huge cave was discovered in 1974. It was full of hundreds of tons of stones even up to the cave’s ceiling (17 meters high from the ground).
Garbage City and Saint Simon’s Monastery
And it was later prepared to contain St.Simon the Tanner Hall and St.Mark’s Church.
Before visiting the monastery, we will pass by the Association for Protecting the Environment APE, in Garbage City, whose primary purpose is to support development work in Egypt and recycle Cairo’s garbage into amazing and useful products which they sell there.
Felucca Ride on the Nile in Cairo
Enjoy a relaxing experience of a felucca ride in the River Nile, where you can discover the amazing view of Cairo at night or enjoy the sunrise and the warm sun during the day.
Salah Al-Din Citadel, Military Museum and Mohamed Ali Mosque
The Citadel of Cairo or Citadel of Saladin is a medieval Islamic-era fortification in Cairo, Egypt, built by Salah ad-Din and further developed by subsequent Egyptian rulers. It was the seat of government in Egypt and the residence of its rulers for nearly 700 years from the 13th to the 19th centuries.
We will visit the national military museum and Mohamed Ali mosque which are inside the citadel.
Explore the rich history of divine worship along this bustling street, where a church, a mosque, and a synagogue stand as testaments to centuries of faith and culture. Immerse yourself in the inspiring atmosphere of the renowned Hanging Church, delve into the historical significance of the Mosque of Amr Ibn Al-Aas, and admire the architectural beauty of the Ben Ezra Synagogue.
The treasures continue with Babylon Fortress, St. Sergius Church, and an array of ancient Coptic churches. The Hanging Church, with roots tracing back to the third century, holds the distinction of being one of Egypt’s oldest churches. Meanwhile, the Mosque of Amr Ibn Al-Aas, originally established in 641–642 AD, serves as a foundational symbol of Egypt’s capital, Fustat. However, please note that the Ben Ezra Synagogue is currently closed for reconstruction, so we will be able to admire its exterior during the visit.