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Archaeological Tour of Egypt & Algeria – 17 Days

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17

Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Languages

English

Overview

Archaeological Tour of Egypt & Algeria

Join us on this 17-day archaeological tour of Egypt and Algeria, led by a qualified and experienced AIA Tours professor, trip managers, and local guides.

The highlights of this trip include excursions to Sakkara, the Djoser’s Step Pyramid Complex, the Giza Pyramids, the Nile Delta area of Egypt, Algiers, and the Mausoleum of Medracen.

Highlights

  • Sakkara, the necropolis of Memphis
  • Step Pyramid complex of Djoser
  • Citadel( famed as the stronghold of Salah el-Din)
  • Coptic Church of Abu Sarga
  • Ben Ezra Synagogue
  • Egyptian Museum
  • Pyramids of Giza,
  • Sphinx and the museum
  • Village of Qantir (Khatana-Qantir)
  • Notre Dame d’Afrique
  • Martyr’s Monument and the Bardo Museum
  • The Mausoleum of Medracen
  • Tour of Timgad
  • Bou Saada

Itinerary

DAY 1: CAIRO – EGYPT
DAY 1: CAIRO – EGYPT

Arrive in Cairo, meet assist and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight at Ramses Hilton

DAY 2: CAIRO
DAY 2: CAIRO

Begin your Cairo city tour after breakfast. Begin with Memphis, the country's original capital, and the Sakkara Necropolis. Visit the Step Pyramid complex of Djoser, which predates the Giza pyramids and is the world's first famous edifice built completely of stone, as well as the recently erected museum in Sakkara. Visit the mastaba tombs of Nobles Ti and Ptahhotep, as well as the lesser Teti Pyramid, which was erected for a Sixth Dynasty ruler and whose burial chamber is inscribed in pyramid inscriptions to secure his soul's survival.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight at Ramses Hilton

DAY 3: CAIRO
DAY 3: CAIRO

After breakfast, visit the Citadel, originally known as Salah el-fortress. Din's Visit the Abu Sarga Coptic Church and the Ben Ezra Synagogue in Old Cairo. Spend the day in the Egyptian Museum, where you may see the highlights of its vast collection, such as the mummy room and Tutankhamen's tomb.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Overnight at Ramses Hilton

DAY 4: CAIRO
DAY 4: CAIRO

A full-day tour of Giza's Pyramids, Sphinx, and museum, which holds the remnants of Cheops' Solar Boat.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight at Ramses Hilton

DAY 5: CAIRO – QANTIR
DAY 5: CAIRO – QANTIR

Drive to the hamlet of Qantir after breakfast (Khatana-Qantir). The magnificent metropolis of Ramesses II, Pi-Ramesse or Per-Ramesses, is portrayed in Qantir up till Tell el Dab'a, which is the contemporary name of Avaris, the capital city of the Hykos in the Nile delta region of Egypt. Between the conclusion of the 12th and the beginning of the 13th dynasty, the Asiatics governed Avaris, which is well-known for its Minoan artwork.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight at Ramses Hilton

DAY 6: CAIRO – ZAGAZIG
DAY 6: CAIRO – ZAGAZIG

After breakfast, go to Zagazig, the capital of the Sharqiyyah, and pause at the 3 km southeast of town located Bubastis ruins. The ancient capital of the 12th Nome, Bubastis, hosts the celebration in honor of the cat goddess Bastet. Per-Bastet is known as Bubastis in Greek, her Egyptian name being Per-Bastet. Bubastis served as the new home of Egypt's capital throughout the 22nd and 23rd Dynasties. The temples that Osorkon II and Nectanebo II built are still standing. There are catacombs where the sacred cats were buried below the remnants of an Old Kingdom church from Pepi I's reign.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight at Ramses Hilton

DAY 7: CAIRO/ALGIERS – ALGERIA
DAY 7: CAIRO/ALGIERS – ALGERIA

Transfer to the airport for your journey to Algiers; upon there, be met and driven to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight at Hilton Algiers

DAY 8: ALGIERS
DAY 8: ALGIERS

Start your full-day tour of Algiers after breakfast. This "la Blanche" (whitewashed) city has maintained its historic beauty while expanding to become one of Africa's major ports. The Citadel lies atop the Casbah, which is situated around a large crescent-shaped bay and rises over the northern part of the port. Visits to the Martyrs' Monument, Notre Dame d'Afrique, and the Bardo Museum.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight at Hilton Algiers.

DAY 9: TIPAZA/CHERCHELL
DAY 9: TIPAZA/CHERCHELL

Tipaza (amphitheater, basilica from the fourth century, forum, and old port) is the first stop on a full-day Mediterranean cruise. Cherchell (Roman port of Caesarea), which boasts magnificent museums, a historic harbor, and a theater, is the next destination.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight at Hilton Algiers

DAY 10: DJEMILA
DAY 10: DJEMILA

Take a trip to Djemila after breakfast. One of the most beautiful Roman remains in North Africa, including those in Libya, is Djemila, which is located in the Kabylie Hills.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight at Hotel El Hidhab

DAY 11: MEDRACEN
DAY 11: MEDRACEN

oday; tour Medracen; The Mausoleum of Medracen is a mysterious burial chamber, built around 400 BC complete with false door and real hidden entrance. It is 18m high and 60m in diameter and made with massive stone blocks.

Meals: Breakfast; Lunch and Dinner

Overnight at Hotel Chelia

DAY 12: TIMGAD
DAY 12: TIMGAD

After breakfast; drive to Timgad, ancient Thamugadi, ruined city, sometimes called the Pompeii of North Africa because of the extensive remains of the Roman city founded here by Trajan in AD 100. This city was destroyed by Berbers in the 7th century and was unknown until excavations were begun in 1881. Its Roman ruins, which include a triumphal arch, public baths, a theater, a library, and a forum, are the best preserved and most extensive in Africa.

Meals: Breakfast; Lunch and Dinner

Overnight at Hotel Chelia

DAY 13:TIMGAD
DAY 13:TIMGAD

Continue Tour of Timgad

Meals: Breakfast; Lunch and Dinner

Overnight at Hotel Chelia

DAY 14:TIMGAD
DAY 14:TIMGAD

Continue Tour of Timgad

Meals: Breakfast; Lunch and Dinner

Overnight at Hotel Chelia

DAY 15: TIMGAD/ BOU SAADA
DAY 15: TIMGAD/ BOU SAADA

After breakfast; drive to The Oasis city of Bou saada which means “place of happiness” in Arabic. Tour of Bou Saada; visit old Medina with its arched alleyways and ancient fortress walls- situated within the city, and the French town which is located to the south. Explore Bou Saada Park, a vineyard covering roughly 100 acres. The park produces Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Chardonnay and Riesling.

Meals: Breakfast; Lunch and Dinner

Overnight at Hotel Kerdada

DAY 16: BOU SAADA/ALGIERS
DAY 16: BOU SAADA/ALGIERS

Morning tour of Bou Saada; drive to Algiers in the afternoon

Meals: Breakfast; Lunch and Dinner

Overnight at Hilton Algiers

DAY 17: ALGIERS – DEPART

Transfer to airport for your flight back home

Meals: Breakfast

Included/Excluded

  • Meeting and assistance upon arrival
  • Roundtrip airport to hotel transfers
  • Assistance with airport departure formalities
  • Hotel accommodation in the properties listed
  • Tours in private vehicle
  • Experienced tour guides
  • Meals indicated
  • Admission to sites listed
  • Flights
  • Cost of visa
  • Meals not listed
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuity to driver and guide

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