Go on a day tour with our company and enjoy the most famous sites in Cairo and Alexandria.
DAY ONE :Your tour guide will meet you at the exit door of the cruise at Alexandria port.A drive for 3 hours in an air-conditioned vehicle will take you to the amazing capital of Egypt. You will start your day with the wonders of Egypt: the Giza pyramids. Once you enter the area, you will be able to go very close to the Great Pyramid of Cheops, staring at that massive structure,you will realize that your dream of visiting the only surviving wonder of the ancient world came true.Your guide will provide you with full history of those 4600 years old tombs, giving you enough time to take as many photos as you wish. You may like to enter the burial chamber of one of the pyramids (optional).
Passing through the pyramids of Chephren and Menkaure, you will stop at the area of the panorama where you can take some photos of all the pyramids together.In that part of the Sahara Desert area ,you will have the chance to ride a camel, take nice shots and have a lot of fun(optional).then, a short drive,you will find yourself at the feet of the fascinating statue of the sphinx.The largest monolith sculpture in Ancient Egypt.This mysterious monument was carved to symbolize the pharaoh’s power and wisdom.On the way to the museum, you will stop for lunch and you will have the chance to visit a papyrus institute to see how this genuine artwork was produced in ancient Egypt.
The Egyptian museum (opened in 1901) has the largest collection of artifacts in the world.The visit to this museum is a must.With your guide,you will find yourself diving in a sea of 165,000 artifacts and antiquities. Your guide will explain and show you the highlights and most important of all. First, your guide will show you the most important pieces of the different dynasties.Then, the masterpieces of the place are treasures of the young pharaoh Tut Ankh Amun, His golden mask, coffins and the contents of his intact tomb.You will enjoy looking at the fantastic sculptures,sarcophagi, jewelry and papyrus scrolls that date back to different eras.You will have the chance to see the royal mummies of the great pharaohs (optional). The third sightseeing is Khan El Khalili bazaar.Explore one of the oldest bazaars in the Middle East.It is an interesting,lively and busy place where you can try your bargaining skills.You will be invited by our company to have a local drink on one of the oldest coffee shops in Cairo (EL Fishawy).At the end of the tour,you will drive back to the cruise ship.
DAY TWO: Explore the beauty and history of the bride of the Mediterranean, Alexandria founded 332 B.C by Alexander of Macedonia.Go on a tour in the company of your Egyptologist guide to discover the sites of this city.Upon meeting your guide at the exit door of the cruise,you will set off for the highlights including, the catacombs: a Roman tomb that dates back to the 1st century.This magnificent tomb shows the mixture between Egyptian and Roman art, symbols and burial customs.It was one of the wonders of the middle ages.You will also visit the only preserved Roman Amphitheater in the city.You will enjoy an outside view of the fort of Qaitbay (1477),the original location of the Great Lighthouse of Alexandria on the island of Pharos.You can have your lunch during the tour and enjoy the fresh breeze of the sea.Then,end this visit with the modern library of Alexandria which is a revival of the ancient library,the biggest library in the world back then.After this enjoyable tour,you will drive back to the cruise ship.