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A Taste of Cairo

Duration
6 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,713

FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE: Explore the bustling streets of Cairo and tantalize your taste buds on this 6-day Egyptian vacation. Visit the ancient sites including the pyramids before seeing treasures at the Egyptian Museum. Round out your exploration of the city with a cooking class, wine tasting, and foodie tour to experience all that the city has to offer.


This 6-day Egypt vacation showcases the capital, Cairo, and its bountiful culinary scene. It features first-class accommodations and private tours.

Your Egyptian vacation takes you to Cairo, the Mother of the World and the largest city in the Middle East. The Egyptian capital has been at the centre of world culture for thousands of years. It’s also home to some of the best food in the region. You’ll discover the delectable tastes of Egyptian cuisine with a half-day cooking class, learning to make authentic Egyptian dishes and sampling your creation at class’s end. Another day, travel back in time to the age of the pharaohs with a full-day tour of the pyramids. Explore Cheops Pyramid, also known as the Great Pyramid of Giza, before admiring the mysterious face of the Sphinx. Continue to Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt, where you’ll see Menes’ white-walled palace. Close out the tour at Sakkara, where you’ll see the step pyramid of King Zoser, the oldest pyramid in Egypt.

The next day, admire some of the treasures of ancient Egypt, such as the artifacts from the tomb of King Tutankhamun, at the Egyptian Museum before continuing your journey through Egyptian cuisine in the afternoon. A walking food tour will take you through the historic streets around Tahrir Square to discover treats such as kushari and baklava. On your final full day, enjoy a special visit to Gianaclis Vineyards to learn about the Egyptian winemaking process and to enjoy a private wine tasting session of select Gianaclis wines.

After your last night in Cairo, you’ll head to the airport to return home or continue to your next destination.


 

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Duration
6 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,713

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Day 1

Cairo Airport to City Hotel

Duration1 Hour

Sheraton Cairo

See Egypt in a new way at the Sheraton Cairo Hotel and Casino. Sitting on the west bank of the River Nile in unique adjoining towers, the hotel proudly stands tall as one of Cairo's greatest landmarks.

The hotel places you in the middle of it all. Try your luck at Blackjack or the slots in the dazzling casino or take a short walk to the Cairo Opera House, Egyptian Museum, or Cairo shopping centers. The Pyramids of Giza are just 20 minutes away.

Find magnificent views of the city or the River Nile from our 650 deluxe rooms, including 82 suites. Amazingly spacious, our deluxe rooms offer 100 percent Egyptian cotton linen for your added comfort

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration5 Nights
Accommodation

Sheraton Cairo

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    Sheraton Cairo



    See Egypt in a new way at the Sheraton Cairo Hotel and Casino. Sitting on the west bank of the River Nile in unique adjoining towers, the hotel proudly stands tall as one of Cairo's greatest landmarks. The hotel places you in the middle of …

    See Egypt in a new way at the Sheraton Cairo Hotel and Casino. Sitting on the west bank of the River Nile in unique adjoining towers, the hotel proudly stands tall as one of Cairo's greatest landmarks.

    The hotel places you in the middle of it all. Try your luck at Blackjack or the slots in the dazzling casino or take a short walk to the Cairo Opera House, Egyptian Museum, or Cairo shopping centers. The Pyramids of Giza are just 20 minutes away.

    Find magnificent views of the city or the River Nile from our 650 deluxe rooms, including 82 suites. Amazingly spacious, our deluxe rooms offer 100 percent Egyptian cotton linen for your added comfort

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Boutique(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Massage Treatments
    • Medical Services
    • Parking
    • Parking (Valet)
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms
    • Whirlpool

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Day 2

Half Day Cooking Class

If you're looking for something beyond the typical tourist sites in Cairo, this cooking class is highly recommended. This class offers guests the chance to try their hand at cooking authentic Egyptian food as well as other Middle Eastern dishes. With hands-on instruction, recipes to take home, and of course a chance to sample your dishes, this tour is sure to tantalize your taste buds.

Duration3 Hours
Day 3

Full Day Pyramids Sphinx Memphis and Sakkara with Lunch

Today you will be taken on a full day tour that will first take you to the Pyramids and Sphinx which were reckoned by the Greeks to be one of the seven wonders of the world. A single pyramid is built of 2,300,000 blocks, each weighing an average Of two and one-half tons. In the face of such immensity, one cannot help but feel the wonder and awe that so many writers & artists have sought to convey over the centuries. The Cheops Pyramid is especially interesting since its interior burial chambers are open for inspection by the public. Not far from the Pyramids is the Great Sphinx of Giza, which dates from the time of Chephren(2620BC).

Hewn from natural yellowish limestone; standing 65 feet high and 187 feet long, this unforgettable statue combines the head of a Pharaoh with a lion's body. You will then head off to Memphis which served as the capital of Upper and Lower Egypt some 5,000 years ago during the 1st Dynasty. Menes, the first pharaoh of this dynasty, built a great white-walled palace & the Temple of Ptah here. Then onto Sakkara one of the most exciting historical and archaeological area in all of Egypt is Sakkara , situated about 12 miles South West of Cairo. The site is dominated by the famous step pyramid of King Zoser. It was the first pyramid to be built in ancient Egypt, preceding those at Giza by many centuries and is the work of the famous pharaonic architect, Imhotep. You will have the opportunity to stop for lunch at a local spot during the day.

Duration8 Hours
Day 4

Half Day Egyptian Museum

The Egyptian museum was built during the reign of Khedive Abbass Helmi II in 1897, and opened its doors on November 15th, 1902. Today, the museum contains the most important collection of Egyptian antiquities in the world. Exhibited are over 120,000 objects from the Pharaonic and Graeco Roman periods, including the celebrated mummies of ancient Egyptian kings and the treasures of King Tut Ankh Amun. A special 'Hidden Treasures' exhibit in the museum's redesigned basement features more than 150 artifacts on display for the first time.

Duration3 Hours

Bellies En Route

Today your food discovery tour begins at the historic Tahrir Square and continues through the Haussman-inspired streets of Downtown Cairo. There will be four stops for different foods and drinks, where you will discover more about Egyptian food and history. You'll try a variety of different food including kushari (a popular Egyptian dish with pasta, rice and lentils), fresh juices and local baklava during this two hour tour. Make sure you're hungry when you start as you'll be very full by the end!

Duration2 Hours
Day 5

A Walk Through the History of Egyptian Vineyards

Experience firsthand the art of Egyptian winemaking with a special visit to Gianaclis Vineyards that has stood for almost 135 years. Enjoy a guided tour of the winery where you will learn about how the wines are made - from wine cycles to the wine presses, where the grapes are brought in and squeezed for their juices. After that, you are taken to the fermentation vents, where the wines are kept for six to eight months in stainless steel towers. The tour moves onto the oak barrel room, where premium wines are aged in very antique looking barrels to allow them to age and develop a rich flavor.
After the tour, it's off for a private wine tasting session where you can experience some of their selected Gianaclis wines paired with perfectly complementing cuisine with dishes before returning to your Cairo Hotel.

Duration8 Hours
Day 6

City Hotel to Cairo Airport

Duration1 Hour

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DEPARTURES:

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Meet and assist on arrival
  • Private arrival and departure airport transfers
  • 5 nights in deluxe accommodations in Cairo
  • All transportation in a private, air-conditioned vehicle
  • Half day small group Cairo Cooking class (max 7 guests)
  • Private full day tour of the Pyramids Sphinx, Memphis and Sakkara 
  • Private half day tour of the Egyptian Museum 
  • Private half day Bellies en Route private food tour including tastings
  • Private full day Egyptian Vineyard History Tour including wine tasting
  • 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Meals and beverages not explicitly listed as included
  • Gratuities
  • Optional excursions
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Visa fees if applicable

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire

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24 Sep 2022

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