InterContinental Citystars Cairo
Start your day at the Pyramids of Giza, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Get there as early as you can to beat the crowds. The Sphinx is nearby. Characterised with having the body of a lion and the head of a king, this mysterious marvel is carved from the bedrock of the Giza plateau and symbolises strength and wisdom. Afterwards, ride a camel deep into the desert where you can pause to drink tea at the top of the Giza plateau surrounded by enchanting views.
During the afternoon pay a visit to the Egyptian Museum where artifacts from the age of the Pharaohs and the Greco-Roman period are on display, including mummies of ancient Egypt's kings and queens, and Tutankhamen's treasures. Afterwards, enjoy lunch in one of Cairo's most traditional restaurants, Felfela. Located just a few minutes away from the Museum, you can sample authentic Egyptian food in the midst of Cairo's bustling metropolis.
What could be better than rounding off your perfect day with a boat cruise on the Nile River at sunset? For a truly authentic experience, take a felucca, a traditional wooden sailing boat, and cruise down the Nile as the sunset slowly melts into a starlit sky. Afterwards, have a memorable dinner at Abou El Seed a typical Egyptian restaurant and order a local favourite, Molokheya with chicken.
Known as 'The Pearl of the Mediterranean', the fascinating city of Alexandria is the second-largest city in Egypt and has an atmosphere that is more Mediterranean than Middle Eastern. While it is only 225 km from Cairo, its ambience and cultural heritage set it apart from the rest of the country.
The word 'Giza' is thought to be of Arabic origin and means 'crossing'. It alludes to where the Nile was crossed at the time of the Arab conquests.
Pyramids of Giza
The three Pyramids were regarded by the Greeks as one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. A single Pyramid was built with 2,300,000 blocks, each weighing an average of two and a half tons.