Cairo has been a meeting point of Mediterranean, Arabic and African trade and civilization for nearly a thousand years. Visit Saladin’s still mighty Cairo citadel to begin your tour of the ‘modern’ city.
But of course flights to Cairo take visitors much further back in time: to the Byzantine churches and alleyways of Coptic Cairo, itself constructed on the ruins of the Roman settlement of Babylon, and the Great Pyramid and Sphinx at nearby Giza – as old for the Ancient Greeks as the Acropolis is to us.
Visit the great Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza, the only survivors of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Continue to Sakkara to see the Step Pyramid of King Zoser and to Memphis to visit the open air museum. Lunch at a local restaurant is included.