Explore Cairo and the surrounding attractions on this 2-day shore excursion from Alexandria. Discover the history of Ancient Egypt as you visit Pyramids of Giza, the Great Sphinx, Khan el-Khalili, the Egyptian Museum, and many other fascinating sights.
What to Expect
On this 2-day tour from Alexandria you will visit Cairo to explore the Pyramids of Giza, the Great Sphinx, and the Step Pyramid of Djoser in Sakkara. After a night in Cairo you will visit the Egyptian Museum, the Saladin Citadel, and Mohammed Ali’s Alabaster Mosque. You will then enjoy shopping at Khan el-Khalili before returning to Alexandria.
Day 1: Pyramids Tour
You will be picked up by the representative at Alexandria Port before transferring by air-conditioned vehicle to Cairo, approximately a 3-hour drive with a stop if needed. You will then visit the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinus. You will then visit the Great Sphinx, the head of a pharaoh with a lion’s body which dates back to the time of Chephren. The tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple which belongs to the Pyramid of Chephren. After that, you will head to the Step Pyramid of Djoser, the world’s oldest major stone structure built for King Djoser in the 3rd Dynasty (around 2630 BC). You will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and stay overnight in Cairo.
Day 2: Egyptian Museum / Saladin Citadel
After breakfast at the hotel, you will head off on an excursion to the Saladin Citadel and Alabaster Mosque. You will have lunch at a local restaurant before proceeding to the Egyptian Museum, featuring artifacts from the Pharaonic period. The museum displays a rare collection of 5,000 years of art, which is considered the largest and most precious collection of Egyptian artifacts in the world. Over 250,000 genuine artifacts are presented, including an exhibit dedicated to Tutankhamen’s collection of treasures. You will then head to Khan el-Khalili, one of the most famous and oldest bazaars in the Middle East. After that, you will travel back to Alexandria by air-conditioned vehicle.
- Pick-up and drop off at Alexandria Port
- All transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle
- 1 nights’ accommodation at a 5-star hotel (Mena House Oberoi Hotel)
- Private English-speaking Egyptologist guide
- Entrance fees to the mentioned sites
- Lunch at a local restaurant
- 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
You will be picked you from your cruise ship at Alexandria Port. Please provide the name of your cruise ship.