Book Last Minute Flights to Explore Ancient Egypt
Enjoy Last Minute Flights to Cairo
Egypt’s bustling capital, Cairo is one of the Middle East’s biggest cities. The city has a long and storied past, and it’s on display in its old city centers. The Coptic area of Cairo is on the city’s southern side, the oldest section of Cairo. Here, you’ll find the Coptic Museum, Hanging Church, Ben Ezra Synagogue and Mosque of Amr Ibn al-Aas. On the east, you can explore Islamic Cairo, dating back to the 12th century. It’s home to Salah al-Din citadel, many mosques and mausoleums. Take your time wandering through both old town sections. You may even catch a whirling Sufi dance performance at al-Ghouri’s mausoleum.
Plan to spend a day at the city's Egyptian Museum, boasting 120,000 ancient Egyptian artifacts. King Tut’s golden mask, mummies and Old Kingdom monuments take you through 5,000 years of history. There are many other incredible attractions and landmarks in Egypt. Be sure to book your business class tickets to allow for adequate touring time.
First Class Attractions in Giza
Giza is home to some of the country’s most fantastic historic sites. It’s here that you can discover the magnificence of the Giza Necropolis. The necropolis is best known for its Great Sphinx and its three pyramids, including the Great Pyramid. It’s also the site of Khafre’s Pyramid Complex, Menkaure’s Pyramid and Sphinx temples. The area isn’t fully excavated, so you never know when newly discovered tombs or temples will be revealed. In 2018, the Grand Egyptian Museum will open in Giza as the world’s largest archeological museum. Giza also boasts many other appealing sites, including the Taha Hussein Museum. The Giza Zoo offers a nice change of pace, and the Agricultural Museum is worth a visit. Gezira Island, in the Nile River, offers more cosmopolitan pursuits. To explore Giza’s treasures, book last minute first class flights to Cairo International Airport.
Last Minute to Alexandria Whisks You Away to a Historic Beach Town
The seaside city of Alexandria is a Mediterranean haven. The city’s beaches are popular, especially the Montaza Palace complex beach. In the outlying areas of town, Abu Qir is the site of a Napoleonic battlefield. Alexandria is deeply historic, home to the Citadel of Qaitbay. The citadel dates back to the 15th century, built to defend against Turkish invasion. Today, it still stands as a fortress and popular visitor attraction. If history is your interest, be sure to visit Pompey’s Pillar, erected in the 4th century to honor Diocletian. The red Aswan granite column is the city’s tallest ancient monument at 82 feet tall. Mostafa Kamel Cemetery is also fascinating, housing several well-preserved tombs from the 250 BC. Other notable Alexandrian sites include Alexandria National Museum, Stanley Bridge and Bibliotheca Alexandria. To experience Alexandria’s many attractions, you’ll find the best deals on last minute flights to Cairo’s airport.
Last Minute to Luxor for Ancient Discoveries
On the banks of the mighty Nile River, Luxor overflows with ancient attractions. It was once the city of Thebes, one of ancient Egypt’s most prosperous cities. Today, the Karnak temple complex is one of the city’s most famous sites. Its heyday spanned 2055 BC to 100 AD. The complex showcases ancient columns, pylons, halls, temples and a sacred lake. Karnak temple complex is within the city, so you won’t have to travel far to explore its realm. The stellar Luxor temple complex is also in the city, a marvel of temples and shrines. Amenhotep III began the construction of the temple complex. Across the river, you can also explore the impressive Colossi of Memnon. The site sports two massive statues of Amenhotep III. Luxor is also a town with many cultural amenities. There are marvelous sites such as the Mummification Museum and Luxor Museum. The city is also the ideal gateway to Valley of the Kings. To explore Luxor’s awesome ancient sites, book last minute deals to Luxor International Airport.