The city of Port Said lies in the north east Egypt, extending 30 km (19mi) along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, north of the Suez Canal. This marine harbor is named after the name Said who was the ruler of Egypt , in 1859 he granted Ferdinand de Lesseps the concession to dig the Suez Canal.
Our representative will pick you up from Port Said Port by the cruise exit door, Holding a sign of your name. You will be transferred by an air-conditioned vehicle to Cairo, Approximately 3 hours, joining a police convoy till reaching Cairo.
We start with 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.
Afterwards, We move to the visit 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). Then , you return to Port Said.
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