Pyramids Sound And Light Show In a Layover Tour
Tour the city and enjoy the old part of medieval Cairo during your layover. Attend the sound and light show at the Giza great pyramids site when you arrive Cairo in the afternoon. The sound and light show at the pyramids is a good show with history nerration and music, as well as lazer to show paintings from the Cairo national museum, the golden collection of king Tut. All this with sound effects take you back in history to ancient Egypt.
Our guide will pick you up at Cairo airport and start the tour with you to go first to Giza pyramids for the sound and light show, and then proceed to old Cairo to see the Islamic area with the ancient streets of AlQahira and the Fatimids houses and mosques with an amazing walking tour in the heart of old down town and the large tourist bazaar of Khan Elkhalili, finish your tour with a well-worth cup of tea at Elfishawy coffee shop before heading back to the airport.
per adult from
5 to 7 hours
What's included :
- Private transportation
- WiFi on board
- Bottled water - Sealed mineral bottled water
- Entry/Admission - Great Sphinx
- Entry/Admission - Islamic Cairo
- Entry/Admission - Sharia Al Mu'izz Li-Din Allah
- Entry/Admission - Bab al-Futuh
- Entry/Admission - Al-Hakim Mosque
- Entry/Admission - Qalawun Complex
- Entry/Admission - Khan Al-Khalili
What's excluded :
- Dinner - Enjoy a variety of Egyptian menu food out of your preferences from the best local restaurants (Optional)
- Entry/Admission - Sound & Light Egypt
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Sound & Light Egypt, Sphinx Square, Giza 00202 Egypt
Our show provides you with a learning experience about ancient Egypt and its significant beginning. During our shows, Egyptian Pharaohs rise to narrate their stories of reign and achievements.It is an experience not to be missed when visiting Egypt. Book your seat and preferred language show.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: Great Sphinx, Al-Haram, Giza Egypt
The Great Sphinx of Giza The Terrifying One; literally: (Father of Dread), commonly referred to as the Sphinx of Giza or just the Sphinx, is a limestone statue of a reclining sphinx, a mythical creature with the body of a lion and the head of a human. Facing directly from West to East, it stands on the Giza Plateau on the west bank of the Nile in Giza, Egypt. The face of the Sphinx is generally believed to represent the Pharaoh Khafre.
Cut from the bedrock, the original shape of the Sphinx has been restored with layers of blocks. It measures 73 meters (240 ft) long from paw to tail, 20.21 m (66.31 ft) high from the base to the top of the head and 19 meters (62 ft) wide at its rear haunches. It is the oldest known monumental sculpture in Egypt and is commonly believed to have been built by ancient Egyptians of the Old Kingdom during the reign of the Pharaoh Khafre (c. 2558–2532 BC)
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Islamic Cairo, Midan Silah ad-Din, Cairo 11511 Egypt
Islamic Cairo (Qahirat al-Maez) is a part of central Cairo around the old walled city and around the Citadel of Cairo which is characterized by hundreds of mosques, tombs, madrasas, mansions, caravanserais, and fortifications dating from the Islamic era. In 1979, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) proclaimed Historic Cairo a World Cultural Heritage site, as "one of the world's oldest Islamic cities, with its famous mosques, madrasas, hammers and fountains and the new centre of the Islamic world, reaching its golden age in the 14th century.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Sharia Al Mu'izz Li-Din Allah, Al Moez Ldin Allah Al Fatmi, Cairo 11511 Egypt
Muizz Street (Shariʻa al-Muizz li-Din Illah) also known as Al Moez Ldin Allah Al Fatemi Street in Islamic Cairo, Egypt is one of the oldest streets in Cairo, approximately one kilometer long. A United Nations study found it to have the greatest concentration of medieval architectural treasures in the Islamic world. The street (shariʻa in Arabic) is named for Al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah, the fourth caliph of the Fatimid dynasty. It stretches from Bab Al-Futuh in the north to Bab Zuweila in the south. Starting in 1997, the national government carried out extensive renovations to the historical buildings, modern buildings, paving, and sewerage to turn the street into an "open-air museum". On April 24, 2008, Al-Muizz Street was rededicated as a pedestrian-only zone between 8:00 am and 11:00 pm; cargo traffic will be allowed outside of these hours.
The northern part of the street extends from the Al-Hakim Mosque in the north to the Spice Market at Al-Azhar Street and includes the antique markets section, Al-Aqmar Mosque (one of the few extant Fatimid mosques), the Qalawun complex, and several well preserved medieval mansions and palaces.
The southern part extends from the Ghuriya complex to the Bab Zuweila and includes the magnificent Tent Market in the Gamaliya district.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Bab al-Futuh, 154 Al Moez Ldin Allah Al Fatmi 154 المعز لدين الله الفاطمي, Cairo 11511 Egypt
Bab al Futuh (Conquest Gate) is one of three remaining gates in the walls of the Old City of Cairo, Egypt. It was finished in the year 1087 and faces north. It stands at the northern end of Muizz Street. The other two remaining gates are Bab al-Nasr (Victory Gate) in the North and Bab Zuwayla (Gate of Zuwayla) in the south.
The gate was part of a fortification built by Commander/Vizier Badr al-Jamali of Fatimid Imam/caliph Mustansir. Its rounded towers were a stronger defense than the square towers of Bab al-Nasr (another Old City gate, just to the east). They had shafts for pouring boiling water or burning oil on attackers and arrow slits. The gate is covered in vegetal and geometric motifs.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Al-Hakim Mosque, Cairo Egypt
The Mosque of al-Hakim (Masjid al-Ḥākim bi Amr Allāh), nicknamed Al-Anwar 'the Illuminated', is a major Islamic religious site in Cairo, Egypt. It is named after Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah (985–1021), the sixth Fatimid caliph and 16th Ismaili Imam.
The mosque was originally built as an enclosure by the Fatimid vizier Gawhar Al-Siqilli (c. 928–992), but was incorporated into the extended fortifications built by Badr al-Jamali. It consists of an irregular rectangle with four arcades surrounding the courtyard. An unusual feature is a monumental entrance with its projecting stone porch. It is located in Islamic Cairo, on the east side of Muizz Street, just south of Bab Al-Futuh (the northern gate).
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Qalawun Complex, El-Gamaleya, Qism El-Gamaleya, Cairo 11511 Egypt
The Qalawun Complex was built over the ruins of the Fatimid Palace of Cairo, with several halls in the Palace. It was sold to several people until it was finally bought by the Sultan Qalawun in 1283 AD. The structure resides in the heart of Cairo, in the Bayn al-Qasrayn, and has been a center for important religious ceremonies and rituals of the Islamic faith for years, stretching from the Mamluk dynasty through the Ottoman Empire.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Khan Al-Khalili, Cairo Egypt
Khan El-Khalili is a major souk in the historic center of Islamic Cairo. The bazaar district is one of Cairo's main attractions for tourists and Egyptians alike.
Duration: 1 hour
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
Providing a pick up and drop off services from any hotel within Cairo, EgyptAn A/C tourist car new model with a professional driver and a license from the ministry of tourism.Airport Pick-Up and Drop-OffProfessional licensed Tour guide specialist in EgyptologyPorts
- Cairo International Airport (CAI)
Departure Time :3:00 PM
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.