DAY ONE : Go on a day tour with our company and enjoy the most famous sites of Cairo and Alexandria. Your tour guide will meet you at the exit door of the cruise at Port Said . A drive for 3 hours in an air-conditioned vehicle will take you to the amazing capitals 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). On finishing the tour, you be taken back to the hotel. (overnight in Cairo)
DAY TWO :Spend a full day in the beautiful city of Alexandria located in the North of Egypt on the coast of the Mediterranean.Explore the long history of the beautiful city in the company of your own tour guide.Your Egyptologist guide will Meet you at the hotel .In an air-conditioned vehicle, drive takes 3 hours to Alexandria, the bride of the Mediterranean.Alexandria is the second largest city in Egypt and the main port for the country.It was built 332 B.C upon the order of Alexander of Macedonia.The city was built on a small village for the fishermen called Racotis. You will give visits to the main attractions of the historical sites there including, the catacombs:This is the most important ancient site in the city.The catacombs is a Roman tomb that dates back to the 1st century.This magnificent subterranean tomb shows the mixture between Egyptian and Roman art,symbols and burial customs.the mixture between mummification and cremation,the mingling between Egyptian and Roman mythology.It was one of the wonders of the middle ages.You will also visit the only preserved Roman Amphitheater in the city.the theater was discovered by mere accident when digging the basis for a governmental building uncovered some of the marble benches of the theater.It was discovered in 1960.You will enjoy an outside view of the fort of Qaitbay (1477 A.D), the original location of the Great Lighthouse of Alexandria on the island of Pharos.The lighthouse was a second wonder of the seven wonders of the ancient world in Egypt in addition to the Great pyramid of Giza.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 in Alexandria port.