Explore the Great Pyramids of Giza, Great Sphinx and Cairo city center on this full-day cruise excursion from Alexandria Port. Ride a camel around the pyramids, discover the treasures of the child King Tutankhamen and wander the Khan el Khalili bazaar.
What to Expect
With a full day to explore on shore from your Alexandria cruise ship terminal, this 12-hour tour takes in some of Egypt’s must-see sights. After your arrival at Alexandria Port, your Egyptologist guide will meet you on land for the day.
Travel from your ship to the pyramids of the Giza Plateau by private air-conditioned vehicle. Relax on the 3-hour journey as you head across land to Cairo.
Your first stop will be the pyramids, located about 11 miles southwest of Cairo. The Great Pyramids of Giza are one of the wonders of the ancient world, and the only one to remain virtually intact. The mysterious monuments are an essential part of your day, and you will see the Great Pyramid of Cheops, the middle Pyramid of Chephren and the small Pyramid of Mykerinos.
You will also get to visit the great Sphinx and the Valley Temple, and there will be the option to ride a camel while at the site.
You will have lunch on the way, which is included in the tour rate. Drive into Cairo to see the world-renowned Museum of Egyptian Antiques. Built in a neo-classical style by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon, it boasts more than 120,000 masterpieces, ranging from the pre-dynastic era, to the Pharaonic era and the Greco-Roman period.
Among the artifacts you will see are the riches of the child King Tutankhamen, but you can explore the treasures of the other Pharaonic Gods and Goddess and visit the mummies room to learn about mummification art in ancient Egypt.
Continue to Cairo’s old city center, where you will visit the Hanging Church, the Church of Saint Mary Gerges and Ben Ezra Synagogue. Stroll through the Khan el Khalili market and try your bargaining skills as you shop for gifts and souvenirs in the maze of alleys.
Finally you will be escorted back to the cruise terminal in Alexandria Port at an hour dependent on the time of your ship’s departure from Alexandria.
- Meet and greet at Alexandria pier
- Personal tour assistance throughout
- Transport in a private, air-conditioned deluxe vehicle
- Egyptologist guide
- Mineral water and soft drinks on board
- Service charges and taxes
Know Before You Go
• Camel ride around the pyramids costs Euros 15 per person
• The start time of the tour can be adjusted based on your arrival time at the port. Please contact us with the details of your cruise ship to arrange for the exact pick-up time.