Viking Sun 21 April 2018 – Egypt Shore excursions from Alexandria port, ship tours and day trips to Cairo where you will visit the Egyptian museum in downtown and Giza Pyramids Egypt from vessels, cruise ships arriving Alexandria where you will get excited by a panoramic view of the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus and many other ancient historical sites.
Your Egypt Tours tour guide will pick you up from Alexandria Port by the cruise exit door. Enjoy a shore excursion from Alexandria to Cairo, approximately 2 ½ hours by a luxurious air-conditioned vehicle. Take a leisurely tour of Cairo’s most famous sites with Your Egypt Tours: the Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, and Khan el-Khalili bazaar. With your own private Egyptologist guide to lead the way, you will tour Cairo’s most famous attractions in one day. As this is a private tour, you can determine the amount of time you will spend at each of the sites. Your private tour begins with a fascinating introduction to each of the three Giza pyramids: Cheops, Khafre and Menakaure. You will have free time to enter the chambers of the Great Pyramid and/or the Third Pyramid (optional, for an additional cost). Please note that your guide is not permitted to enter with you. Here you may also ride a camel around the pyramids area (optional, for an additional cost). A short drive to the city side of the plateau finds you standing at the feet of the Sphinx, the enigmatic symbol of Egypt. Also in Giza you may visit the Solar Boat Museum (optional, for an additional cost), home to the remarkably well-preserved funerary boat of King Khufu.
You will then drive to Cairo’s famous Egyptian Museum of Antiquities. The Egyptian museum houses over 250,000 Egyptian artifacts, including the priceless treasures of King Tutankhamen. His six-gilded coffins dominate the main hall, while his magnificent death mask is the star attraction! Your guide will introduce you to the museum’s most important pieces before you have free time to explore at your leisure. Here you may visit the “Royal Mummies Room” (optional, for an additional cost) where you will learn about the art of mummification in ancient Egypt.
You will then go to Khan el Khalili bazaar where you will enjoy free-time to stroll through the maze of streets and shops and have a change to bargain for a souvenir of your trip to Egypt or have a cup of Egyptian tea at the famous coffee shop El Fishawy to enjoy the bazaar atmosphere. You will also have the opportunity to visit a Papyrus Institute to see how this famous artwork is made. After the conclusion of your tour, you will be driven back to your hotel for drop-off.
Before beginning your return trip to Alexandria, you will stop at a Papyrus Institute where you will have the opportunity to shop for souvenirs of Cairo & Egypt.
Viking Sun 21 April 2018 – Egypt Shore Excursions from Alexandria Port
Pick up services from Alexandria Port & return (by the cruise exit door)
All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
Private English Egyptologist guide
Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites
Bottled water on board the vehicle during the tour
Lunch at a local restaurant in Cairo
Shopping tours in Cairo
All taxes & service charge