Drive to Cairo to visit the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx and the Step Pyramid of Zoser in Saqqara. After a night in Cairo visit the Egyptian Museum, Saladin's Citadel and Mohammed Ali’s Alabaster Mosque and Khan el khalili bazar plus el moez street.
What to Expect
Day 01: Pyramids Tour
Private Tours Egypt Representative will pick you up from Alexandria Port by the cruise exit door, holding a sign of your name. After that you will be transferred by an air-conditioned vehicle to Cairo, approximately 3 hours, with a stop if needed to have a rest. Pay a visit to the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus. Then proceed to visit the Great Sphinx, the head of a pharaoh with a lion's body, which dates back to the time of Chephren; the tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple, which belongs to the Pyramid of Chephren. 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 Djoser. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Overnight in Cairo.
Day 02: Egyptian Museum / Salah Din Citadel
Breakfast at hotel, excursion to Salah el Din Citadel, Albaster mosque of Mohamed Ali which was designed by the architect Yousif Boushnaq, a Turkish man who came especially from Istanbul to build this great mosque for Mohamed Ali, the ruler of Egypt (1805-1849) who ruled Egypt over 45 years.
Lunch at a Local Resturant Then processed to the Egyptian Museum which features artifacts from the Pharaonic period. The museum displays a rare collection of 5000 years of art which are considered the largest most precious collection of Egyptian artifacts in the world. Over 250,000 genuine artifacts are presented, including an exhibit dedicated to Tutankhamen collection of treasures, gold and jewelry which were enclosed in his tomb for over 3,500 years before its discovery in the 1920s when his tomb was excavated. Then processed to Khan El Khalil Bazaar (if there's enough time), one of the most famous and oldest bazaars in the Middle East. After that travel via air-conditioned modern vehicle to Alexandria. Back to your Cruise for the final departure.
- Pick up services from Alexandria Port & return
- All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
- Accommodation for a night at 5* hotel, Mena House Oberoi Hotel
- Private English Egyptologist guide
- Entrance fees to mentioned sites
- Lunch meals at a local restaurant
- Bottled water on board the vehicle during the tour
- All Service charges & taxes
What's Not Included
- Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary
- Tipping Kitty