Ancient Panoramas: Oceania Insignia 8th, 9th September 2016 | Egypt Shore Excursion

Ancient Panoramas: Oceania Insignia 8th, 9th September 2016 | Egypt Shore Excursion

Overnight to visit Cairo, Giza Pyramids, the Egyptian Museum, Alexandia, from Oceania Insignia arriving Alexandria port on  8th and depart from Port Said on 9th September 2016.

Starts From $235.00 Per Person

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Day 1: Cairo Tour (September 8th, 2016)
Your Egyptologist guide will pick you up from your cruise at Port Said and take you to visit the Plateau of the Great Pyramids of Giza, the only remaining of the 7 Ancient Wonders of the World. Here you will visit the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus. Thereafter, you will tour the Great Sphinx, a head of a pharaoh with a lion's body, which dates from the time of Chephren. The tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple, which belongs to the Pyramids of king Chephren. You may also visit the Solar Boat Museum (optional, for an additional cost), home to the remarkably well-preserved funerary boat of Khufu. In addition, you may also enter the chambers of the pyramids, and/or ride a camel (optional, for an additional cost). You will then have lunch. After lunch, you will drive to the famous the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities which houses ancient artifacts ranging from the Pharaonic era to the Greco-Roman period. The museum displays a rare collection of 5,000 years of art which is considered the largest and most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. Over 250,000 genuine artifacts are displayed, including an exhibit dedicated to King Tutankhamen’s tomb treasures. Here you may also visit the Royal Mummies Room to learn about the art of mummification (for an additional cost). Today you will also have a chance to visit a Papyrus Institute to see how this famous artwork is made and purchase your own item if you like. After the conclusion of your tour, you will be driven to your hotel for check-in. Overnight in Cairo.

Optional evening tours: 
Option 1: Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids
Option 2: Egyptian Cultural Dinner
5-star Nile cruise and Show

 

Day 2: Alexandria Tour (September 9th, 2016)
After having breakfast at your hotel, you will be driven to Alexandria Port (a 3-hour drive). Take a fascinating private tour to Alexandria in the company of your own Egyptologist guide. The second largest city in Egypt, Alexandria has an atmosphere that is more Mediterranean than Middle Eastern and is famous for its Roman remains. With your own Egyptologist guide to lead the way, you will enjoy personalized attention on your private tour of Alexandria. As this is a private tour, you can determine the amount of time you will spend at each of the sites you visit. Alexandria was founded by Alexander the Great in 312 B.C., and was the capital of Greco-Roman Egypt. Your first stop in this historic city will be the catacombs of Kom al-Shuqqafa, a Roman burial site of a family tomb that reveals the merging of Egyptian and Roman art and architecture. Descend below ground to visit the tomb and Caracals Hall. Back above ground, continue to Pompey's Pillar, an 82-foot (25-meter) granite column built to honor Emperor Diocletian, who freed the besieged city and brought food to its starving people.
Continuing the Roman theme, the next site you will visit is the Roman amphitheater, possibly the best preserved Roman site in Egypt. The site also includes the remains of a Roman street and homes. After lunch (at an additional cost), you will transfer back to your cruise ship in Alexandria Port.


 
Inclusions:

 

Pick-up from Port Said and drop-off at Alexandria services

All transfers on private air-conditioned vehicles

Accommodations in Cairo for 1 night at 5-star hotel

English-speaking Egyptologist guide

Entrance fees to all mentioned sites

1 lunch at local restaurant

Shopping tours in Cairo

All service charge and taxes

 
Exclusions:

 

Gratuities/Tipping (recommended). Please note that in Egypt tipping is not an obligation but a sign of appreciation for good service. That being said, tips are expected from people that serve you (e.g., driver, guide, etc.). The average tip is $10-$20 US dollars per day per person. We tell our clients this so they are aware of our cultural customs.

Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary

Camel ride at the Pyramids area

Entrance to the Solar Boat Museum (60 EGP)

Entrance into the chambers of the pyramids (200 EGP for the Great Pyramid; 40 EGP for the Third Pyramid)

Entrance to the Royal Mummies Room (100 EGP)

 


Prices


Occupancy Price (per person)
9-16 Persons $235
5-8 Persons $275
2-4 Persons $299