overnight shore excursion visiting Cairo, Giza Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus. Then discover Alexandria city, the second Capital of Egypt and the pearl of the Mediterranean Sea.
Day 1: Cairo
You will be picked up from your cruise at Alexandria port by your private English-speaking, Egyptologist guide. You will then drive to Cairo (about a 3-hour drive from Alexandria) to the famous Giza Plateau, home of Egypt’s signature attractions to visit the pyramids, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: the Great Pyramid of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus as well as the mysterious Sphinx. Here you may also enter the chambers of the pyramids and/or visit the Solar Boat Museum, home to the remarkably well-preserved funerary boat of Khufu (for an additional cost). You can also go on a camel ride for 20 minutes around the pyramids area (for an additional cost). You will then have lunch at a local restaurant.
After lunch, you will visit the world-renowned Egyptian Museum of Antiquities. The museum was built in neo-classical style designed by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon and it exhibits a collection exceeding 250,000 masterpieces. It exhibits a collection of over 250,000 masterpieces ranging from the Pharaonic era to the Greco-roman period. The highlight of the Museum is the priceless treasures found in the tomb of King Tutankhamun, the child pharaoh. His six-gold gilded coffins dominate the main hall while his magnificent gold mask is the star attraction! Your Egyptologist guide will introduce you to the most important pieces before allowing you to have free-time to explore the museum at leisure. Here you can also visit the “Royal Mummies Room” where you will learn about the ancient art of mummification in ancient Egypt (optional, for an additional cost). After the conclusion of the tour, you will be taken to your hotel for check-in and overnight in Cairo.
Optional Night Activities:
Option #1: Giza Pyramids Sound and Light Show
Option #2: Egyptian Cultural Nile Dinner cruise and Show
Day 2: Alexandria
After breakfast at your hotel, you will take a fascinating private tour to Alexandria city 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. 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 el Shoqafa, 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, you will visit the Roman Amphitheater. You will then stop to have lunch at a local restaurant (not included, for an additional cost). After lunch, you will tour the Fort Qaibey, which was built over the ruins of the Great Pharos Lighthouse. Your last stop is the famous Alexandria Library. This library is one of the greatest cultural and scientific centers, which attracts scholars from all over the world! After the conclusion of your tour, you will then drive back to cruise ship at Alexandria Port for drop-off.
Two-day Tour to Cairo and Alexandria from Alexandria Port
Pick-up and drop-off services from/to Alexandria Port
All transfers on a private air-conditioned vehicle
English-Speaking Egyptologist guide
1 lunch at a local restaurant in Cairo
Accommodations for 1 night at 5-star hotel
Entrance fees to all the sites mentioned in the itinerary
Bottled water on board the vehicle during the tour
Shopping tours in Cairo
All service charge and taxes
Gratuities/Tipping (recommended). 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.
We tell this to our clients so they are aware of our cultural customs.
Entrance fees to enter the burial chambers of the pyramids