Enjoy some time out from your cruise ship with this 2-day shore excursion from Alexandria. Staying overnight in Cairo, you will explore the magnificent Giza Pyramids, admire the artifacts at the Egyptian Museum, and visit the famous sights in Alexandria.
What to Expect
This 2-day tour takes you on a discovery of the Egyptian history and culture at the Giza Pyramids, the Egyptian Museum, and the city of Alexandria. Staying overnight in Cairo, you will explore the magnificent pyramids as well as the Great Sphinx and the Valley Temple before admiring the historical artifacts at the Egyptian Museum. On the second day of the tour you will explore the famous sights in Alexandria including the Catacombs, the Citadel of Qaitbay, and the Library of Alexandria.
Day 1: Pyramids Tour / Egyptian Museum
You will be met by the representative at Alexandria Port before transferring by air-conditioned vehicle to Cairo, approximately a 3-hour drive. You will then visit the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinus as well as the Valley Temple before seeing the Great Sphinx, the head of a pharaoh with a lion’s body which dates back to the time of Chephren. You will continue on your excursion to the Egyptian Museum, featuring artifacts from the Pharaonic period. Admire the rare collection of 5,000 years of art, considered the largest and most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. The museum houses over 250,000 genuine artifacts including an exhibition dedicated to Tutankhamen’s collection of treasures, gold, and jewelry which were all enclosed in his tomb for over 3,500 years before it was discovered in the 1920s. You will then enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before driving to your hotel, where you will stay overnight. Today you can also take an optional tour to enjoy a 2-hour dinner cruise on the River Nile or see the sound and light show at the Giza Pyramids area.
Day 2: Sights of Alexandria
After breakfast at the hotel you will be transferred by air-conditioned vehicle to Alexandria, where you can see the Catacombs which date back to the early Roman period. You will then continue on to the Citadel of Qaitbay, situated at the entrance to Alexandria’s eastern harbor. You will then explore the inside of the Library of Alexandria before having lunch and returning back to the cruise port in Alexandria.
- Pick-up and drop-off at Alexandria Port
- All transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle
- Accommodation for 1 night at a 5-star hotel
- Private English-speaking guide
- Entrance fees to mentioned attractions
- Lunch at local restaurants in Cairo and Alexandria
- Bottled water on board the vehicle during the tour
- All service charges and taxes
What's Not Included
- Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary
Know Before You Go
We will pick you up from your cruise ship at Alexandria Port. Please provide your cruise ship details.