3 & 4 day tours to Cairo & Mt. Sinai
from Eilat and Israel. Tours to Cairo and Egypt
from Eilat, Tel Aviv or Jerusalem
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Tour add-ons of Egypt and Sinai
Our tour add-ons are a great and easy way to visit the more extraordinary attractions.
Take a short glance at these popular add-ons to see how a few extra hours can make a world of difference to your tour.
Special offers for flights to Eilat and back starting from 80$ p.p. per way. Tickets are changeable and refundable.
From the 1st of November 2019 the price will be 20$-30$ more p.p. since the entrance fees prices in Egypt will come up
Mt Sinai, St. Catherine Monastery, Cairo and Pyramids: 4 day tour
DUE TO DEMAND WE STILL PROVIDE TOUR SERVICES TO EGYPT HOWEVER OWING TO THE CURRENT SITUATION THERE WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT THEY WILL RUN AS LISTED, OR AT THE SAME STANDARD. SUDDEN CHANGES TO THE TOUR ITINERARY ARE NOT UNCOMMON AND UNEXPECTED DELAYS MAY OCCUR. THESE PARTICULAR TOURS ARE ONLY FOR PEOPLE WHO READILY ACCEPT THAT THEIR TRIP MAY BE AFFECTED BY FACTORS OUTSIDE OF OUR CONTROL AND RECOGNIZE THAT WE CANNOT TO BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR QUALITY OR ANY UNFORESEEN EVENTS DURING THE COURSE OF THE TRIP.
DUE TO RECENT YEAR'S EVENTS IN EGYPT, TRAVEL TIMES BETWEEN CAIRO AND EILAT HAVE EXTENDED CONSIDERABLY AND NOW STAND AT AROUND 12-14 HOURS EACH WAY.
IN ORDER TO SHORTEN THIS TIME AND WE NOW OFFER OUR CUSTOMERS THE OPTION OF FLYING FROM SHARM EL SHEIK TO CAIRO AND BACK. THIS WILL SHORTEN YOUR TRAVEL TIME BY 50% AT LEAST AND THE FIRST NIGHT WILL BE IN A HOTEL IN CAIRO INSTEAD OF IN OUR VAN ON THE WAY TO CAIRO.THE COST OF THIS ADDITION – 210$ PER PERSON (RETURN FLIGHT + THE HOTEL ADDITION).
Cairo – 2.5 Day Tour from Eilat (requires a full Egyptian visa)
The best option of Tour to Cairo from Eilat and back
Evening – pickup from Eilat hotel at 20:00, assistance with border crossing on both sides, drive to Cairo (takes between 9-11 hours from the border crossing). Reach Cairo in the morning (arrival time depends on departure time) and start your tour.
Day one – After breakfast we commence a tour that explores the greatest highlights of Cairo and delves into its incredible history and rich Egyptian heritage. We begin this tour at the very symbols of Egypt and its past - the Great Pyramids of Giza (one of the wonders of the ancient world) and the Sphinx. We explore this impressive site taking in the many interesting facts and sights along the way. We continue and tour the highlights of old Cairo including in the Mohamed Ali mosque and the fascinating Coptic churches. Having finished our tour of this area we head to our hotel (4* hotel).
- 1 hour Authentic Felucca cruise is incl.
Recommendation for the evening:
- Nile Dinner Cruise – 48$ per person
- The Light and Sound Show at the pyramids - 32$ per person (recommended)
- authentic local Egyptian dinner in one of Cairo's good restaurants – 18$ per person (recommended)
Day Two – Early morning we start with exploring the world renowned Cairo Museum. Here much of Egypt's priceless treasures are found including the riches of Tutankhamun.
Our recommendations for additional sites:
- tour Memphis and Saqqara 25$ per person – highly recommended
- Museum's Mummy chamber $20 – recommended
From here we commence our return journey to Eilat. When we leave Cairo at around noon, we will reach Eilat at night
Price: 2 people $465 per person, 3 people $440 per person, 4 people or more $420 per person (Not incl single supplement)
Including: Guide, all transportation, 1 night HB in 4* hotel in Cairo, entrance fees (Mummy chamber additional $20), meals 2 x breakfast, 2 x lunch, 2 x dinner.
Not including: visa fee ($42 pp), border tax ($68 pp) and tips
5 star upgrade: $40- 60 per person per night on a BB basis
Private tour sup: 2-3 people 55$ p.p. 4 people 40$ p.p.
2.5 day tour option with two nights in hotel in Cairo:
The best option of Tour to Cairo from Eilat and back
Leave Eilat in the afternoon (best around 12 am). Drive to Cairo, reach Cairo at night for 4* hotel there.
Start your Cairo tour the morning after in tour description above.
Price: 2 people $555 per person, 3 people $530 p.p. 4 people or more $510 p.p. (Not incl single supplement)
5* hotel upgrade $40- 60 per person per night on a BB basis
Including: Guide, all transportation, 2 nights HB in 4* hotel in Cairo, entrance fees, all meals.
Not Including: visa fee ($42 pp), border tax ($68 pp) and tips
Private tour sup: 2-3 people 60$ p.p. 4 people 45$ p.p.
Tours from Eilat to Egypt & Cairo
3 days Cairo - including Mount Sinai and Saint Catherine’s monastery (requires a full Egyptian visa)
This tour offers a wealth of Egypt’s most famous sights at great value for money. It includes the famous desert fortress of Saint Catherine’s monastery, Biblical Mount Sinai and the main sightseeing highlights of Cairo listed above.
Day one - Starting early morning we cross into Egypt and drive through the Sinai desert, here we can choose between visiting St. Catherine's monastery (not open on Sundays) or taking a scenic 3 hour camel ride*. Before continuing to Cairo by car.
Guests who wish to walk up Mount Sinai for the sunrise leave Israel the night before (around 23:00) and drive straight to Mt. Sinai to hike up the mountain in the early hours, this is a really popular choice with our more energetic visitors**. After sunrise there is a break for breakfast and then a tour of St. Catherine's monastery. We drive to Cairo in time to experience the famous Sound and Light show at the Pyramids and enjoy a Nile cruise dinner or evening meal at the hotel restaurant. Overnight in a Cairo hotel.
Day two - The sightseeing highlights of Cairo as listed above. Overnight in a Cairo hotel.
Day three - More of Cairo’s highlights. Afternoon we fly to Sharm El Sheikh*** and from there drive back to Israel.
Price: 2 people $650 per person, 3 people $605 p.p. 4 people or more $595 p.p.
Private tour sup: 2-3 people 70$ p.p. 4 people 55$ p.p.
* Fee for a camel up Mt. Sinai: $35 p.p.
Including: Guide, transportation, 2 nights accommodation in Cairo, entrance fees (not incl Mummy chamber $20), meals.
Not including: visa fee and border tax 110$ p.p. and tips
5* supplement: $40- $60 per person, per night in Cairo only, on a BB basis.
Our recommendations for additional sites:
- tour Memphis and Saqqara
- Museum's Mummy chamber
Tours to Egypt from Israel
Two day Cairo- Egypt tour from Eilat to Cairo Not available at this time needs min. of 2.5 days
Can be done as a tour to Cairo and Egypt from Tel Aviv
or tour to Cairo and Egypt from Jerusalem This two day tour from Eilat to Cairo, covers many of Cairo's famous sights including the Pyramids, Sphinx, the renowned Cairo Museum and the colorful Khan el Khalili Bazaar. It takes in the impressive Mohammad Ali Mosque and Cairo's fascinating Coptic churches.
This popular two day Cairo sightseeing tour departs very early morning from Eilat ot the eve of the night before and crosses the Taba border into Sinai. The tour heads straight to Cairo via the Suez Canal.
Upon reaching Cairo we head for the Cairo museum and this is where our tour of Cairo's major sights begins. Your guide will offer you a brief but comprehensive insight into the history of ancient Egypt, explaining the dynasties, the religious beliefs and the legacy of the Pharaohs. The Cairo museum is the perfect beginning of any tour in Egypt. It is renowned for housing many of the worlds most precious treasures including the treasures of the Tutankhamen. It would take days to cover the whole museum so our specialist guide will point out the most famous artifacts and statues whilst unraveling for you the mysteries of ancient Egypt. Having taken in the highlights of the museum we take a break to enjoy lunch before making our way to the Pyramids and the Sphinx. We spend the afternoon taking in the Pyramids and the Sphinx, Egypt's most famous sights and the single surviving of the original ‘Seven Wonders of the World. We make our way from here to our hotel where we settle for the evening. An optional Nile dinner cruise is available upon request.
Following breakfast our tour takes us to Cairo's famous Mohamed Ali Mosque, an ancient crusader castle converted into an elaborate mosque. We head from here to the fascinating Coptic area of Cairo. Most of Egypt's Christians are Coptic Christians and here in the old Coptic area we find the ancient churches and important Coptic sights.
We take a break to enjoy luck before heading into what many consider the very heart of Cairo; Cairo's famous oriental market, The Khan el Khalili bazaar. We spend the rest of the afternoon taking in the unforgettable sights and sounds of this, bustling, colorful and enchanting bazaar. Before commencing our return journey to Eilat we stop at a traditional coffee-shop inside the market for refreshments including traditional deserts and tea/coffee.
Cairo Tour form Eilat, Price per person:
Visa to Egypt for the tours to Cairo from Eilat- can be obtained at the border for most nationalities, cost- 42$.
Border taxes on tours from Eilat to Cairo and Egypt are 68$ in total.
The Great Pyramids of Giza- Cairo
One Day Cairo- Egypt Tour to Cairo from Eilat Not available at this time needs min. of 2.5 days
This one day tour to Cairo from Eilat begins at 24:00 in Eilat and ends very late evening. It is a very long and tiring day and only suitable for clients who are very limited on time but very high on energy. It covers the main sights of Cairo including The Pyramids, Sphinx, Cairo Museum and Khan el Khalili bazaar.
Departing Eilat in the small hours the tour head for Cairo via the Suez Canal. We stop for lunch beside the world-renowned Cairo Museum and here we are given a comprehensive briefing by our specialist Egyptologist on the ancient Egyptian culture and history. Following breakfast we tour the Cairo museum taking in the main sights including the treasure of Tutankhamen and his famous death-mask. Following our tour of the Cairo Museum we head for Egypt's most famous sights. The Pyramids and the Sphinx. The Pyramid at Giza is the only remaining wonder of the Seven Wonders of the World. Our tour takes us around the Pyramids and the impressive Sphinx.
We conclude our tour of Cairo taking in the sights of Khan el Khalili bazaar. We enjoy some traditional deserts and refreshments at a local coffee shop before commencing our return journey to Eilat. We reach the Taba border late evening.
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