For passengers on cruise ships stopping in Alexandria and Port Said. In two days in Cairo you will see the Giza Pyramids, the ancient city of Memphis, the Step Pyramid of Sakkara, the Egyptian Museum, and the Citadel of Salah El Din.
What to Expect
Day 1: Great Sphinx, Valley Temple & Lunch
Your private tour guide will pick you up from the port (in front of cruise exit door, holding a sign of your name) . Drive to Cairo approximately 3 hours by an air-conditioned vehicle, arrive at the Plateau of the Great Pyramids of Giza to visit the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus.
Then proceed to visit the Great Sphinx, a head of a pharaoh with a lion's body, dates from the time of Chephren; the tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple, which belongs to the Pyramids 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. Then proceed to Khan El Khalili Bazaar, one of the most famous and oldest bazaars in the Middle East. Overnight in Cairo.
Day 02: Egyptian Museum / Salah El Din Citadel & Lunch
Breakfast at hotel, then transfer to the famous the Egyptian Museum which features artifacts from the Pharaonic period. The museum displays a rare collection of 5000 years of art which is considered the largest most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. Over 250,000 genuine artifacts are presented, including an exhibit dedicated to Tutankhamen collection of treasure, gold and jewelry which was enclosed in his tomb for over 3,500 years before it was discovered in the 1920s when his tomb was excavated.
Lunch at local restaurant.
Move on to the Citadel of Salah El Din and visit Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque which was designed by the architect Yousif Boushnaq, a Turkish man who came especially from Istanbuland built this great mosque for Mohamed Ali, the ruler of Egypt (1805-1849) who ruled Over 45 years. Efficient time will be given for souvenir shopping then drive back to Port Said to board your ship.
- Pick up services from Alexandria Port & return to Port Said
- All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
- Accommodation in Cairo for a night at 5* Hotel, Mena House Oberoi Hotel
- Private tour guide
- Entrance fees to all the 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