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Gems of Cairo

A superb short-break in Cairo takes you to Egypt’s most iconic monuments, the Pyramids of Giza, a tour to ancient Memphis and Saqqara, and visits the hallowed halls of the Egyptian Museum

Home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Pyramid of Cheops; the magnificent, much-photographed monolith of the Sphinx; and the treasures of Tutankhamun’s tomb in the city’s world-renowned Egyptian Museum, Cairo often serves as the portal to the country’s antiquity, an eye-opening introduction for first-time visitors to the country. This initial enthralling experience whets the appetite for many travellers, who return for more in-depth discovery of the city, its surrounds, and sites along the Nile. Jules Verne’s ‘Gems of Cairo’ lives up to its title with intriguing sites. Accompanied by knowledgeable local guides, included tours visit the pyramids; reveal the myths and mysteries of Memphis and Saqqara; give you a morning among the rich mix of the museum’s exhibits; and view the city from the Nile in a refreshing interlude on a white-sailed felucca. Leisure time is built-in for independent exploration, perhaps to haggle at the colourful stalls of the Khan El-Khalili Souk; and an optional excursion introduces you to old-world streets in ‘Coptic Cairo’.


  • Cairo  - 4 nights
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Tour Highlights

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  • Unpack & Explore
  • Jules Verne Sightseeing
  • UNESCO Site: Pyramids, Memphis and its Necropolis
  • Local Expert Guides

A superb short-break in Cairo takes you to Egypt’s most iconic monuments, the Pyramids of Giza, a tour to ancient Memphis and Saqqara, and visits the hallowed halls of the Egyptian Museum


Visit to the pyramid area is on foot with steps and uneven surfaces.


Crowne Plaza West Cairo Arkan Hotel

A first-class hotel in the heart of Sheikh Zayed with 178 rooms and a selection of restaurants, bar, pool, sauna, gym and WiFi (free). 178 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Optional Excursions

Coptic & Modern Cairo

Join us on an optional tour of Coptic and modern Cairo, strolling with our very own Egyptologist, through the characterful lanes of the walled old citadel, to view the Hanging Church and Coptic Museum of Christian Antiquities. Every city has its secrets whether it's the best rooftop view or something as simple as where to get the best meal. The citizens of Cairo have a closely guarded secret, one of the best restaurants with stand-up open kitchen. You can't make reservations and so take your chances with the locals and queue outside for a typical Egyptian breakfast or lunch. But, as an exclusive, we've been given special access by the lady owner, and we've been allowed to jump the queue and try the delicious, freshly cooked traditional food with an open-kitchen demo.

Departures & Prices

per person in a twin/double room
British Airways from Heathrow (4 Apr - EgyptAir from Heathrow)

February 22 (Thursday)
March 7 (Thursday)
March 14 (Thursday)
April 4 (Thursday)
September 19 (Thursday)
October 3 (Thursday)
October 17 (Thursday)
November 21 (Thursday)
Price Includes:

Air travel and taxes, transfers, 4 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 2 lunches, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included:

Travel insurance, visa procurement, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

Supplements per person

Single Supplement
  • Single Supplement
  • £400
Flight Options
  • British Airways Business Class
  • On request
  • EgyptAir Business Class
  • On request
  • EgyptAir from Manchester
  • On request (pre/post tour accommodation may be required)
Optional Excursions
  • Coptic & Modern Cairo
  • £148
Tour Only
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  • £500
  • Arrival or departure transfer
  • £15

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