Cairo & Alexandria Ancient Sightseeing Two Days From Port Of Alexandria
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Day 1: Transfer to Cairo, Cairo sightseeing
Our tour to Cairo and Alexandria will start with pick up service from your ship terminal in port of Alexandria, where our REP will meet you with aboard reflecting your name, then you will be transferred by private air-conditioned vehicle to Cairo. There you will be accompanied by private Egyptologist guide and have first step of your tour in Cairo to Grand Pyramids of Giza, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the tombs of pharaohs constructed around 5000 years ago and great Sphinx - guard of those tombs, with body of lion and human head. Lunch meal will be served at a good quality local restaurant in Cairo. Next sightseeing of your Cairo tour will be the Egyptian Museum with extensive collection of 120000 items of ancient Egyptian antiquities, famous by artifacts of the child king Tutankhamen's tomb, which was found mostly intact. Afterwars transfer to Le Meridien Pyramids hotel for check in and to have rest. In the evening optional tours in Cairo you will be accompanied to attend the fabulous Sound and Light show at Grand Pyramids of Giza or you will be accompanied to board your luxurious Nile cruise ship for dinner, belly dance and oriental show for 2 hours, then you will be transferred back to your hotel in Cairo for overnight stay.
Day 2: Alexandria ancient sightseeing, return back to port of Alexandria
Have breakfast at your hotel in Cairo, then by private air-conditioned vehicle you will be driven to Alexandria, which was a center of Hellenism in Alexandria ancient times and also home to the largest Jewish community in the world. There you will start your tour in Alexandria by visiting the Catacomb of Kom El-Shoqafa found in 1900, dated from the second century A.D. and unique for their plan and for their decoration which is a mixture of ancient Egyptian and Greco-Roman elements. The catacombs are three floors in depth and have numerous chambers cut out along passage ways. Proceed your Alexandria tour to visit the well-preserved Roman Theatre brought to light after 30 years of excavation work underneath a Muslim cemetery in Alexandria. It encompasses galleries, patches of mosaic flooring and marble seats for up to 800 spectators, only amphitheatre in Egypt that was built by the Romans; and 25-meter-high granite Pompey's Pillar was constructed in honor of the Emperor Diocletian in AD 297 and rising from the ruins of the ancient and famous Serapeion. Continue Alexandria tour to Fort Qait Bey built in the fifteenth century on the site, and used some of the stones from the ruins of the famous ancient Pharos of Alexandria, which was built in 279 BC to a height of 125 meters and topped with a statue of Poseidon and destroyed by an earthquake some hundred years previously. Lunch will be served in local restaurant in Alexandria, with followed visiting the Library of Alexandria - one of the great cultural centers of the late ancient world and contained thousands of scrolls of Greek, Hebrew and Mesopotamian literature and art and artefacts of ancient Egypt. Continue to visit El-Montazah palace in Alexandria finished in a fantastic Turkish-Florentine style by Muhammad Ali in the 19th century and park area covered with palm trees and gazelles. Free time in Alexandria, and then transfer back to your ship terminal in port of Alexandria.
-Pick up services from your ship in Alexandria port
-All transfer by air-conditioned vehicle in Alexandria port and Cairo
-Entrance fees to the sights in Cairo and Alexandria as per itinerary
-Lunch meals during the tour at a high quality restaurant in Cairo and Alexandria
-Egyptologist English speaking tour Guide in Cairo and Alexandria
-Hotel accommodation for 1 night in Cairo at Le Meridien Pyramids
-Drop off services from your ship in port of Alexandria
- Sound and light show at the Grand Pyramids in Giza
- Dinner Nile cruise with Belly dance show in the Nile in Cairo
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