Highlights of Cairo and Alexandria
Highlights of Cairo and Alexandria
Start driving from the port towards Cairo about 3 hours driving through the flat desert landscape to Africa's largest city, Cairo. Upon arrival, you will continue on to the area of Sakkara, located south of Cairo. Sakkara is one part of the great necropolis of Memphis, which was the capital of the Old Kingdom. Sakkara is probably best known as the location of King Djoserï's Pyramid, better known as the Step Pyramid. It is the oldest known of the nearly 100 pyramids that have been discovered in Egypt. It was designed by the architect Imhotep, whose design was both unique and revolutionary , Then, you will proceed to the Giza Plateau to discover the only remaining Wonder of the Ancient World, the Pyramids of Giza. It is here that three pharaohs, Cheops, his son Chephren and grandson Mykerinus, built great tombs to protect their mummified bodies in the afterlife. Free time will be taken for photos and for those wishing, to walk closer to the pyramids. You will then drive to the high western plateau for panoramic views and photo opportunities of the valley and all the pyramids below. Your next stop will at the guardian of the mortuary complex, the mysterious Sphinx. Carved out of a solid natural rock around 2650 B.C., the Sphinx has the head of a man, body of a lion; you will have free time for photos and to explore the area, Drive to your hotel. The evening is at your leisure to rest or explore some of our optional evening activities, Overnight in Cairo.
Start driving back towards Alexandria port, about 3 hours driving through the flat desert landscape upon arrival. You will continue to the Catacombs of Kom El Shuquafa, one of the Seven Wonders of the middle Ages. Constructed in the 2nd century A.D, we will continue driving to the Citadel of Quait Bay for a photo stop. Our next stop will be at one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the lighthouse of Ancient Alexandria once stood on this site. Finished in the 3rd century B.C, The present day fort was built in the 1480's by Sultan Qaitbey using pieces of the lighthouse. These blocks are clearly visible due to their excessive size in comparison to surrounding masonry. A photo stop will be made at the beautiful Abu El Abbass mosque; a photo stop will also be made at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier which dates back to 1915. Next, you will visit the new Bibliotheca Alexandrina, built on or near the site of the ancient Library of Alexandria. Built at the beginning of the 3rd century BC, Next, you will take a drive along the Mediterranean coast to the Montaza Gardens, 115 acres of gardens that surround the Montaza Palace, built in 1932 by King Fouad and inherited by his son King Farouk, last of the Egyptian kings. Start driving back to the port
Includes & Excludes
- Pick up services from your port or hotel & return
- 1 nights hotel in Cairo on bed and breakfast basis
- 1 days Tour in Cairo with a private guide.
- 1 days Tour in Alexandria with a private guide.
- An Egyptology tour guide
- Sightseeing fees
- Lunch during tour
- All taxes and service charges.
- All the transfers are by A/C coaches.
- Private A/C vehicle for during the tour
- Egypt 's entry visa
- Gratuities & personal expenses
- Beverages in hotels and restaurants
- international & domestic flights
Tours Price & payments
Shore Excursions payment policy
To secure your payment you must initially notify the company with your cruise ship schedules for arrival and departure, cabin numbers, guest name & available phone/cell number then the company representative will discuss & finalize with you the final arrangement & send you the details in the final confirmation. You must confirm these details and make the correct, as discussed in your details
Reservations should be made as early as possible to book the desired tour, the payment will be made on arrival
Cancellation should be received in by fax or email 7 days before the tour date
For the overnight tours
- The prices given are per person, the 'twin/double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people traveling, and sharing a room.
- 'Single supplement' applies to a single traveler, who requires his own room.
- Kindly note that the tour prices are varying from season to season. For the hotel bookings
Hotels and Accommodations
We offer a wide range of hotels starting from non ranked accommodations up to 5 star deluxe hotels, all our packages are based on 4 star standard hotels and upgrade is available upon request
All the transportation during the tour based on private air conditioned vehicles
All our scheduled tour departures are guaranteed subject to a minimum of 2 travelers
You will have the opportunity to take a 15-minute short camel safari from the pyramids down to the sphinx. This is a great photo opportunity!
Traditional felucca ride :
There's no better way to appreciate the easy pace of life on the Nile than to join a felucca sail trek. The felucca has been the most popular vessel on the Nile for centuries and is still widely used today. About 11m long and rigged with a tall lateen or triangular sail, it has no motor and relies only on the steady north wind. We use up to three feluccas for our leisurely sail trek
The sound and light show at the pyramids :
You will attend the English version of the sound and light show. the magnificent history and achievements of the ancient Egyptians come to life as the illuminated pyramids and the impressive mysterious sphinx dominate the surrounding darkness, check in into you hotel , ( sound and light schedule could be changed without prior notice )
Nile dinner cruise on the Nile maxim or similar :
These cruises are known to offer one of the most luxurious dinner cruises on the Nile with the best service. The food and the entertainment (belly dancers, twirling dervishes and singers) are known to be excellent. This is a dinner option for the tour . www.maximrestaurants.com dinner cruise booking will be according to the available schedule on the arrival day (5:45 pm to 7:30 pm & 8:15pm to 10:00 pm & 10:30 pm to 12:30 am & dinner cruise schedules could be changed without prior notice)
Dinner in old Cairo :
Enjoy Cairo's most spectacular open air view. Serves fresh salads and delicious oriental and international dishes, you will enjoy the medieval atmosphere and the view to the old mosques and churches in old Cairo
Dinner in local restaurant :
Near to the hotel to taste the local food &. Here you have a choice of red meat, chicken, or fish, calamari & shrimps
Dinner or lunch on board a private yacht:
Enjoy your dinner or lunch on board a private yacht cursing the Nile up and down, only for your group
How to confirm the tour :
For the confirmation we need the names of your group to confirm the tour, arrival and departure dates and please check the payment methods
All our tours are private, the vehicles and the tour guide are working only with you and your group, you are free to add or remove any item and match it with you own arrival and departure dates, And accordingly if there are any changes will accrued in the tour price our guest will be informed with before the tour confirmation
Cruise Ship returns
If you are not returned to the ship in time to board, we will cover the necessary expenses to transport you to the next port of call
Excursions listed for a port may not be available for every cruise