Day 1 Alexandria to Cairo
For your private shore excursions you will depart the pier for the approximate 3-hour drive through the flat desert landscape 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.Continue your 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. After that you will be driven to your hotel. Optional to enjoy a dinner cruise for two hours on the Nile. Optional to enjoy a Sound and Light show at the Giza Pyramids area Overnight Cairo.
Day 2 Cairo to Alexandria
Breakfast in a hotel, travel via air-conditioned modern vehicle to Alexandria where you can see the Catacombs of Kom El Shuquafa, one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages. Discovered by a donkey in 1900, the catacombs represent the largest Roman cemetery in Egypt, and include the remains of more than 300 individual tombs. Constructed in the 2nd century A.D., probably for one family, they were later expanded to three levels cut 90 feet deep into existing rock. Continue to the Citadel of Quait Bay, which sits on the site of the Ancient Lighthouse of Alexandria. Enjoy Alexandria library from outside. Then having lunch through the tour. After that back to the cruise for your final departure.
Shore excursion duration: 2 days
Departs from: Alexandria
Return to: Alexandria
Meet and greet service at Alexandria port
All transfers by an air-conditioned vehicle
Accommodation in Cairo for 1 night at 5 star 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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