Day 1 Alexandria to Cairo
For your private shore excursions you will depart the pier for the approximate 3-hour drive through the high way leading to Africa’s largest city, Cairo. Upon reaching the outskirts of Cairo, you will proceed to the Giza Plateau to discover the only remaining Wonder of the Ancient World, the Pyramids of Giza. It is here that three pharaohs, Cheops, his son Chephren and grandson Mykerinus, erected grand tombs to protect their bodies and their royal treasure as well. Next, drive to the guardian of the mortuary complex, the mysterious Sphinx. Carved out of a solid natural rock around 2500 B.C., the Sphinx has the head of a man, body of a lion and stretches out to a length of 240 feet. the tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple, which belongs to the Pyramids of Chephren. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. After that move to visit the Step Pyramids of Zoser, the world's oldest major stone structure. It was built in the 3rd Dynasty (around 2630 BC) for King Zoser's r. Overnight in Cairo.
Day 2 Cairo to Alexandria
Breakfast at hotel, excursion to the Egyptian Museum, the most important depository of Egyptian antiquities in the world. The museum is home to over 120,000 items, only a portion of which are in display in its more than 120 rooms. The artifacts date from 2700 B.C. to the 6th-century A.D. It includes thousands of statues, jewels and the treasure of the boy king, Tutankhamen and visiting his gallery is the highlight of this tour around this amazing museum. Following your visit, you will have lunch at a nearby local restaurant. Then proceed to the Citadel of Saladin, where panoramic views of the city of Cairo can be seen. Here you will also visit the spectacular Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali, the founder of modern Egypt Then you will have a chance to do shopping in a papyrus institute and a souvenir shop.
Shore excursion duration: 2 days
Departs from: Alexandria
Return to: either Alexandria or Port Said according to your cruise port
Meet and greet service at Alexandria port
All transfers by an air-conditioned vehicle
Accommodation in Cairo for 1 night at 5 stars deluxe Hotel
Breakfast at your Hotel
Assistance of Alex City Travel tour guide
Mineral water aboard the vehicle
Free services of ordering cartouches
Shopping tour in Cairo
All taxes & service charge
Tipping and gratuities
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