- Duration: 2 Days 1 Night
- Location: Cairo
- Availability: Available Everyday
- Pick up and drop off: Alexandria Port
- Tour Type: Private
The Perfect Alexandria Shore Excursion to the Pyramids & Cairo
From Alexandria Port, we transfer you to Cairo with our guide where you will visit the Giza Pyramids and the Great Sphinx, the Step Pyramid at Saqqara, the Egyptian Museum, and Cairo Citadel with Muhammad Ali’s Alabaster Mosque. Return to your ship in Alexandria in the evening.
Trip type: Group Tour | Trip runs: Selected dates.
Day 01: Pyramids Tour:
Egypt Fun Tour Guide Representative will pick you up from Alexandria Port (by the cruise exit door). Then you will be transferred by our air-conditioned bus to Cairo (3 hours), with a stop if needed to have a rest or a drink. Start your tour with a visit to the Step Pyramids of Zoser, the world’s oldest major stone structure. It was built in the 3rd Dynasty (around 2630 BC) by King Djoser, Kagemni’s tomb, then we transfer you to Memphis which was founded by King Menes, and was the capital of Old Egypt during the Old Kingdom. It was considered to be a center of rule and culture for over 3000 years the first capital of Egypt, and see the colossus of Ramses II. After that move to visit the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinus. Then proceed to visit the Great Sphinx, with 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 king Chephren with a shopping tour at the Famous bazaars and papyrus institutes in Giza. Optional tour to watch the spectacular Sound and Light Show at Giza Pyramids or enjoy having dinner on a Nile cruise. Lunch is included during the tour. Overnight in Cairo.
Day 02: Egyptian Museum/Saladin Citadel:
After Breakfast at your hotel, start an excursion to the Egyptian Museum which features artifacts from the Pharaohs period, the museum displays a rare collection of 5000 years of art which is considered the largest and most precious collection of Egyptian artifacts in the world. Over 220,000 genuine artifacts are presented, including the treasures of King Tutankhamen, gold, and jewelry which were enclosed in his tomb for over 3,500 years before its discovery in 1922 when his tomb was excavated. Have your lunch at a local restaurant. Then processed to Saladin Citadel and the alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali which was designed by the architect Yousif Boushnaq, a Turkish man who came especially from Istanbul to build this great mosque for Mohamed Ali, the ruler of Egypt (1805-1849) who ruled Egypt from 1805 to 1848 A.D. After that travel by our air-conditioned modern coach to Alexandria and back to your cruise ship for the final departure.
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Join A Small Group of Egypt Fun Tours (2-20 people) $ 199 Per Person
Easily the best 2 days of the year!
“We were doing the 14 days Mediterranean cruise and were in Egypt for two days. I was searching over the internet for about 4 days and finally found Egypt Fun Tours as my guide in Egypt. It ended up being the best 2 days of the entire cruise trip.
Since this is a personalized trip so you can pretty much request anything that you want, we went to the Cairo night market and did some hookah smoking!”
Great shore excursion of Cairo & Giza
We are glad that we arranged our private shore excursion with Egypt Fun tours in last week of October 2012. Booking process was very easy with Hamada and she took care of all our questions promptly just via E-mail. Our group was little worried about safety in Egypt especially because of anti-US demonstrations, but Hamada assured our safety. On the day of shore excursion, the van was there on the port on time with Egyptologist Asharaf. We made a big itinerary for a day to visit Giza and Cairo as much as possible, but Asharaf completed it very professionally and in a friendly manner. The authentic lunch was arranged in a very good tourist restaurant in Giza with a view of Pyramids. Round-trip to Cairo attractions from Alexandria port via Giza in a day involves lot of driving but the professional driver did it very safely. This was our private tour, but it turned out much cheaper than the cruise ship’s excursion prices. Thanks to Hamada, Asharaf and the driver.We highly recommend Egypt Fun Tours!!
easily the best 2 days of the year!
We were doing the 14 days mediterranean cruise and were in Egypt for two days. I was searching over the internet for about 4 days and finally found Egypt Fun Tours as my guide in Egypt. It ended up being the best 2 days of the entire cruise trip.
Since this is a personalized trip so you can pretty much request anything that you want, we went to the Cairo night market and did some hookah smoking!