The history of Egypt begins about 5000 years ago when the legendary pharaoh Menes succeed to unite Upper and Lower Egypt in a single kingdom. And since then, the land of the Nile had many rulers . One of the first was King Aha , who succeeded to put all Egypt under his control and to put a start point for the time of the pharaohs and their pyramids, gods , mummies and temples.
The Pharaohs ruled for nearly 2500 years until the year 332 when Alexander the Great made Egypt a part of his Greek Empire. But after 362 years later , the Romans took power in Egypt .
At about the same time Jesus was born in Bethlehem , and because he was chased by the King Herod , he fled with his parents Mary and Joseph to Egypt. Shortly thereafter, Saint Mark (the author of one of the four Gospels in the Bible) came to Egypt and founded the Coptic Church .
In 642 Egypt was finally conquered by Amr ibn al-As on behalf of the Prophet Mohammed and become part of the Islamic empire . Thus, to the temples and churches were also a variety of large and small mosques added , which is why Cairo also referred to as the “city of a thousand minarets ” ( ” minarets ” are the towers of the mosques ) .
Sounds pretty complete , is not it ? But together with your tour guide you will be kept busy for a whole week learning even more of the exciting history of Egypt and becoming the new expert adventurer of the Nile .
Welcome to Egypt
Upon arrival at Cairo International Airport our representative will meet and assist you with passport control, customs formalities and handling your luggage. Afterwards, transfer to your hotel.
Child safety seats will be available upon request during the whole tour. Please let us know at the time of reservation.
The Great Pyramids and the Cairo Tower
After breakfast, visit the Great Pyramids and learn about the rich Pharaonic Era. Then proceed to the exciting Solar Boat Museum and enjoy a panoramic view of all three pyramids before you continue your tour with the Sphinx and the Valley Temple.
At the same time, your kids will start their own Pharaonic discoveries with our coloring booksand have fun dressing up with our pharaoh-costumes. Afterwards, the guide will address the little pharaohs and queens on their level of understanding and introduce them to the Pharaonic Era. By means of a number of models and of course the original Solar Boat your guide will bring the Pharaonic Times back to life. If you and your kids like, take a short camel ridefrom the panorama back to the pyramids. A great fun for everybody and an excellent photo-opportunity as well.
After lunch, climb the recently restored Cairo Tower. From its observation deck, some 187m/613ft above the ground, you will have a wonderful overview over the giant city.
A Day at Saqqara
In the morning, drive to Saqqara , the richest and first necropolis of Egypt. At first, walk through king Djoser’s pyramid complex and see the first pyramid ever to be built in Egypt. Then enter some of the very well preserved tombs of the necropolis with their colorful paintings of daily life of the Pharaonic Era and learn about ancient burial customs.
While driving south, the guide and your kids will imagine theories why the pharaohs started to built pyramids and get prepared for this rich day at the edge of the desert.Your kids will have a great fun discovering the carvings of daily life activities which cover a wide range of interesting stuff such as sports, dancing and singing, raising birds and cattle, farming, and many others.
Afterwards, enter the Pyramid of Teti and learn about its interior design and the famousPyramidal texts. Finally, finish your visit of Saqqara with the nice Imhotep-Museum. Surely your kids will enjoy the museum – there’s not only a full mummy on display but alsocheese and bread which are more than 4500 years old!
In afternoon, have lunch and relax by the swimming pool in one of the Country Clubs at the edge of the desert – a lot of fun and a good chance to chill out. Afterwards, return to Cairo.
The Egyptian Museum and the Pharaonic Village
In the morning, visit the Egyptian Museum with its rich collection from the Pharaonic Era, including the Tutankhamen findings and the impressive Royal Mummy Room. For the kids, your guide will especially address artifacts of daily life and the idea of mummification. Later on, he will take them to the exciting animal-mummies, including crocodiles, baboons, fishes and even snakes!
After lunch, visit the “Pharaonic Village” and enjoy a boat ride through the village, where costumed staff re-enact scenes from daily Pharaonic life. See life size models of houses, tombs and temples and learn about history in a very interesting way. The Pharaonic Village is especially suitable for children at any age. If they like, they can evendress up as one of the Ancients and have their photographs taken.
The Citadel of Saladin & al-Azhar Park
Start your day at the Citadel of Salah El Din and enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of Cairo. Afterwards, visit the monumental Mosque of Muhammad Ali. By the means of colorful illustrations your guide will explain Egypt’s Islamic history and together with the kids explore the monumental mosque.
Afterwards, drive to al-Azhar Park and enjoy a picnic lunch by the lake or choose one of the restaurants and cafes. Al-Azhar Park is one of the most beautiful spots in Cairo. It provides plenty of green space for kids to run around freely, while at the same being a clean and calm environment. In the evening walk through the lively streets of Khan el-Khalily before returning to your hotel.
A Picnic Day at Fayyum Oasis
The oasis of Fayyum is one of the most beautiful spots in Egypt. An all-day excursion to it is a remarkable experience for the young and the young in heart! The Fayyum Oasis will be one of the tour’s highlights for your kids. It offers so much to explore in an all-green and calm environment. Let them run free, pick a flower here and there, observe the sea gulls or build a sand castle on the beach.
Start your day at the Birket Qarun, one of the largest salt lakes in the world, which is created by the oasis’s drain water. Relax and picnic on its sandy beaches and observe the sea gulls. Afterwards, drive through the shifting sand dunes of Wadi Rayan and see some of the beautiful lime stone formations before arriving at the man made sweet water lakes creating a minimized oasis within the Fayyum Oasis. Finally, make a photo-stop by the famous Water Falls of Wadi Rayan before returning to Cairo.
Coptic Cairo, a Felucca Ride & Cairo’s Puppet Theatre
In the morning, drive to the Coptic district of Cairo and visit St. Sergius & Bacchus Church. Hear about the flight of the Holy Family to Egypt and how the infant Jesus and his parents stayed in a crypt beneath the altar for many days.
Coptic Cairo is an interesting experience. The richly decorated churches offer numerous things to see and discover. Also, your Coptic guide will introduce the young travelers in an appropriate way to the touching traditions of the Coptic faith.
Afterwards, visit the Hanging Church and enjoy its catching interior design and decorations. Finally, proceed to Ben Ezra Synagogue and hear its interesting story. Depending on your interest and your children’s mood your Coptic Cairo tour can be extended with the Coptic Museum or St. Barbara and St. George Church. But do not worry about making a decision now – just let your guide know on the spot.
After lunch by the Nile, board a traditional felucca and enjoy a relaxing felucca ride while quietly floating downstream before taking your seats at the Cairo Puppet Theatre. Your kids will surely enjoy the Cairo Puppet Theatre. For children as young as three years old, it offers magnificent shows where traditional puppets act out old-time Arabic tales.
According to your flight time, private transfer to Cairo Airport for your return flight.
All our tours are private tours including private transportation and private guiding.
- Entrance Visa to Egypt (app. 12 € per person).
- Transportation to and from the airport in Cairo.
- Child safety seat upon request.
- 7 nights stay in Cairo.
- Only child-friendly accommodations.
- All mentioned sightseeing tours, including transportation by private modern & tourism-licensed a/c vehicles or limousines and professional guiding by a qualified & tourism-licensed Egyptologist.
- Guiding especially suitable for children.
- Admission fees to all mentioned places (app. 300 € per family of four).
- Felucca ride on day 7.
- Tickets for the Cairo Puppet Theater.
- Lunch, when mentioned (excl. beverages).
- Recommended gratuities.
- For the time of your tour: Free Egyptian mobile phone, including 100 Egyptian Pounds worth of calling (one per group).
Not included: Intl. flights, personal expenses, everything not mentioned above.
All prices are inclusive of all mentioned services and valid throughout the year except major holidays during the high season. Please inquire for details.
- Private tour, 1 family (2 adults, 2 children 5 to 12 years), family room: 2735 €.
- All other groups upon request.
Customize Your Tour
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