The city of Alexandria is Egypt’s second largest city, Stretching 20 km along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. It was founded in 332 BC by Alexander the Great. It remained the capital of Ptolemaic Egypt & Roman Byzantine Egypt for almost 1,000 years. Today , It is an important industrial center because of its natural gas & oil pipelines from Suez.It is also a popular tourist destination. It was best known for its famous Lighthouse , one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Its great Library was the largest in the ancient world , now replaced by a modern one.
Our representative will pick you up from Alexandria Port upon your cruise ship arrival by the Exit Door, Holding a Sign with your name. Enjoy a private shore excursion from Alexandria to Cairo, approximately 3 hours by an Air-Conditioned vehicle with one stop in the middle of the way, In case you need a rest. Get excited by a panoramic view Giza Plateau tour. where we explore the remarkable Pyramids of Cheops 2590 BC , Chephren & Mykerinus. Those served as the tombs for their dead kings & are the only one of the seven wonders of the ancient world to survive. for preservation purposes, one of the pyramids is closed for a spell on a rotating basis. Early Morning is the best time to visit, before the heat and crowds. It can get very hot and less air inside the pyramid so clambering inside is not recommended for claustrophobic or the unfit.
The ticket includes seeing the pyramids from outside, the panorama, the Great Sphinx, which stands guard over the pyramids and the Valley Temple of Chephren. Extra tickets to the entry of any one of them and to the Solar Boat Museum on the south side of the great pyramid. Then proceed to visit the great sphinx, which dates back to the time of Chephren & to visit his valley temple.
Continue to the Egyptian Museum, Egypt’s first National Museum of pharaonic antiquities opened in 1902. The collection is considered the largest most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. More than 120,000 items are on display here, with Another 150,000 stored in the basement.
Pride of the collection are the treasures from Tutankhamen’s Tomb and great pieces from every period of ancient Egyptian history from 3100 BC, Through to the Greek-Roman items of the 2nd century AD. Some of these items shall be transferred to the new Grand Museum at Giza that due to open soon in 2020. Additional visit to the Mummies Hall at the museum ( extra ticket on spot).
And if there is enough time continue driving to explore Khan El Khalili , built in 1382 by Garkas Al-Khalili. It is one of the biggest oriental bazaars in the Middle East . Finally you will be escorted by your guide back to your cruise ship in Alexandria Port.
NB., Departure time from Cairo depends on the departure time of your ship at Alexandria Port.
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