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Tel: 357 22680500 / 22667772, Fax: 357 22669676

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Cairo Close Up,

One Day Trip to Cairo, Egypt from Cyprus

Sphinx in front of Pyramid in Cairo Egypt

Cairo Close Up Holiday Package

We are happy to announce this new one day Egypt package from Cyprus, the shortest we have ever offered departing every Tuesday.  This great single day trip begins with your pick-up from your hotel (Nicosia excluded) and transfer to Pafos (Paphos) Airport where the flight to Cairo will depart at 08.40 am. Arrival at Cairo Airport is at 08:50.  There you will be greeted by our representatives, who will assist you through visa procedures and through to the touring coaches for your day trip.


You will pass first through Heliopolis, an elite residential suburb of Cairo, while our professional guide will point out places of interest ‘en route’ to Islamic Cairo to visit the ‘Citadel of Saladin’ and the ‘Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali’.  You will be able to admire the exquisite interiors of the Mosque and view the fascinating skyline of Old Cairo from the top of the hill.


Then you will be taken towards the busy Tahrir (Liberty) Square, the heart of down town Cairo to visit the treasures of Egypt's National Archaeological Museum.  You will have the opportunity to get a glimpse of Egypt’s ancient history covering 5000 years. The Museum houses an exquisite array of Egyptian Antiquities, including the magnificent Tut Ankh Amun collection. You will have the opportunity to visit the Royal Mummies Exhibition (optional) where you can see eleven unwrapped royal mummies, including the greatest Pharaoh himself Ramses II, in an amazing state of preservation. 


Following the Museum visit comes the highlight of this day tour, a visit to the only remaining Wonder of the Ancient World, the imposing Pyramids of Giza with the Great Sphinx guarding them.  There you will be able to take panoramic pictures of the Pyramids.


 A sumptuous International buffet lunch will be served at the luxurious 5 star Mövenpick hotel.  Water and coffee/tea are included in the cost of the excursion.  Next stop will be at a papyrus factory where the procedure of manufacturing the oldest paper in the world, an art discovered by the Ancient Egyptians, will be demonstrated.  A short stop for souvenir shopping will be allowed on the way to the banks of the River Nile downtown.  There you will board a luxurious Nile Cruising restaurant boat for a cruise on Earth' longest river, gliding along the same way traveled by Pharaohs, Queens and Nobles thousands of years before you.  The view's of Modern Cairo at dusk will astound you.  Once on board dinner will be served while a folkloric presentation and belly dancing are performed.  After the Nile cruise you will be taken to Cairo airport where you will have time for duty free shopping before the return flight to Cyprus which departs at 21:30.  Arrival at Paphos International airport at approximately 23:40.  Return transfer to your hotel.


At this time the Cairo Close Up package is not available.  If you would like to take a quick trip to Egypt from Cyprus have a look at our Cairo Express holiday package!


Contact us for a booking of this two day trip to the Cairo and the Pyramids from Cyprus at or call us at +357-22680500.  Actual program might differ slightly from what is mentioned above.  A three day / two night holiday package between Wednesday and Friday can also be arranged.  More information on our other packages to Egypt can be seen on our main Egypt holidays page.  All passengers with nationalities that require entry visa to Cyprus should have a re-entry visa on their passports (either Multiple or unused Double).


The one day Cairo Close Up tour includes:

Transfers Hotel-Airport-Hotel in Cyprus (transfers not provided from Nicosia)

Economy air ticket Pafos, Cyprus-Cairo, Egypt-Pafos, Cyprus inclusive of all taxes

Travel insurance

Meet, greet and assist upon arrival and departure at Paphos and Cairo Airports

Tours with professional guides

Escort from Cyprus

Luxury air-conditioned motor coaches

Entrance fees to all sites visited as mentioned in the program, unless indicated as optional

International Buffet Lunch at Mövenpick  5* hotel including mineral water, coffee/tea

One hour Nile Cruise dinner

Folkloric presentation and belly dancing during the cruise

Excursion as above.



This one day tour price does not include:

Visa costs.  About US $ 15 for most nationalities, payable at the airport.

Tips to the guide and driver.

Entrance fee for optional visit inside a Pyramid (when available, not guided) approximately €3.50 p.p. and entrance fee for optional visit to Royal Mummies exhibit in the Museum (not guided) approximately €12.50 p.p.

Anything not expressly mentioned above.


Varianos Travel acts as a travel agent for disclosed tour operators, further details of which will be made available at the time of booking. Your trip contract will be bound by the tour operators' terms and conditions and is described accurately above. All passengers with nationalities that require entry visa to Cyprus should have a re-entry visa on their passports (either Multiple or unused Double).


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