Shore Excursion: Small-Group Guided Day Tour to Cairo from Alexandria

Day Trips & Excursions in Cairo

Tour description provided by Viator

Tour Cairo in comfort and cover the main highlights of Cairo in one day.
On this private shore excursion you will depart the pier for the approximate 3-hour drive through the flat desert landscape to Africa’s largest city, Cairo. Upon reaching the outskirts of Cairo, you will proceed to the Giza Plateau to discover the only remaining Wonder of the Ancient World, the Pyramids of Giza. It is here that three pharaohs, Cheops, his son Chephren and grandson Mykerinus, erected grand tombs to protect their bodies and their royal treasure as well. Next, drive to the guardian of the mortuary complex, the mysterious Sphinx. Carved out of a solid natural rock around 2500 B.C., the Sphinx has the head of a man, body of a lion and stretches out to a length of 240 feet. The tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple, which belongs to the Pyramids of Chephren. Then you will have a chance to do shopping at a papyrus institute and a souvenir shop .Continue your excursion to the Egyptian Museum, the most important depository of Egyptian antiquities in the world. The museum is home to over 120,000 items, only a portion of which are in display in its more than 120 rooms. The artifacts date from 2700 B.C. to the 6th-century A.D. It includes thousands of statues, jewels and the treasure of the boy king, Tutankhamen and visiting his gallery is the highlight of this tour around this amazing museum. After that you will be driven to Alexandria port.Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return to the Alexandria port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

What’s included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entrance fees
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Local taxes
  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Highlights

  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Led by a qualified Egyptologist
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