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Ancient Egypt Tours 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.
Then drive to enjoy an excursion to visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world The great Pyramid of Khufu’s (Cheops),3 small pyramids You will continue to explore the rest of Giza plateau including the sight of Khafre’s (kaphren) pyramid - Khufu's son, the second-largest pyramid on Giza site,, the remains of the funeral temple, the pyramid of Mankawra( Mykerinus) and 3 small pyramids. Then proceed to visit the Great Sphinx, the head of a pharaoh with a lion's body, which dates from the time of Chephren; the tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple, which belongs to the pyramids of chefren This temple served definitely two functions: First, it was used for the purification of the mummy of the king before its burial. Second, it was used for making the Mummification process of the king. After visiting the pyramids, you'll then continue across the plateau for a photo opportunity of the three pyramids rising from the sands, with the Cairo skyline in the background.
Proceed to have your lunch at local restaurant
Transferred to visit the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, commonly known as the Egyptian Museum, in Cairo, Egypt, which is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities, dating back about 5,000 years of art which is considered the largest and most valuable collection of Egyptian art in the world. More than 250,000 original artifacts are presented, with a representative amount on display, the rest are in stores, and the Egyptian Museum is filled with thousands of pharaonic artifacts, including the golden treasures of King Tutankhamun. Fascinating objects such as jewels, headdresses, alabaster vases, and toys from ancient Egypt are all on display, and many priceless statues and other artifacts that were kept in his tomb for more than 3,500 years before their discovery in 1922 when a tomb was excavated, can also be seen, Egyptian Museum It is one of the first stops on most people's itineraries when traveling to Egypt.
After that transfer to Memphis, which was founded by King Menes, and was the capital of Old Egypt during the Old Kingdom, it was considered to be a center of rule and culture for over 3000 years the first capital of Egypt, The city reached a peak of prestige under the 6th dynasty as a center for the worship of Ptah, the god of creation and artworks. The alabaster sphinx that guards the Temple of Ptah serves as a memorial of the city’s former power and prestige. The Memphis triad, consisting of the creator god Ptah, his consort Sekhmet, and their son Nefertem, formed the main focus of worship in the city. Memphis declined briefly after the 18th dynasty with the rise of Thebes and the New Kingdom, and was revived under the Persians before falling firmly into second place following the foundation of Alexandria and see the Statue of Ramses II-16 meters high, the alabaster sphinx you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Overnight in Cairo
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Optional Evening Activities:
You can book an evening trip to the fabulous sound and light show at the Pyramids
Go aboard a luxurious Nile cruise ship for dinner, belly dancing and an oriental show for 2 hours
Breakfast in a hotel, Our Ancient Egypt Tours tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo, Travel to Alexandria.
You will start your Alexandria Tour from Cairo by transferring you to Alexandria guided by your knowledgeable tour guide in a modern air-conditioned vehicle for about two hours driving, we will stop on our way at the nearest rest in case you would like to drink anything, use the toilet or stretch your legs.
pillar of Pompey
Start the Alexandria tour from Cairo by visiting the pillar of Pompey is an architectural marvel located amidst the ruins of the Serapeum in the Egyptian coastal city of Alexandria. It is one of the largest places of Antiquity. The Serapeum was an ancient Greek temple that was built during the reign of the Ptolemaic kingdom in Egypt and was dedicated to the new deity worshipped in Alexandria and all over Egypt, Serapis who was believed to be the protector of Alexandria.
Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa
Then Move to, you will visit the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, These tombs represent the last great existing construction for the sake of the ancient Egyptian religion. The catacombs consist of three layers of tombs and chambers cut out of the rock under the ground and the beautifully decorated burial of a rich Romanized Egyptian family.
NEW library of Alexandria
Then you drive to Visit the wonderful reincarnation of the famed ancient library of Alexandria. The original library held the largest collection of manuscripts in the world and was a great center of learning for 600 years until it burned down in the 3rd century. NEW library of Alexandria the biggest library in the world now with 8 million books, Site of lighthouse one of the seven wonders of ancient world, Enjoy a tour at the dramatically beautiful new library. Then you drive to the roman Amphitheatre, the open air museum for sunken monuments, unknown soldier of Alexandria, the statue of Alexander the great, Built east of Alexandria on a high hill and overlooking the most beautiful beach of Alexandria,
then we proceed to see the Qaitbay Citadel which was built on the site of the ancient pharaohs (lighthouse) of Alexandria then to Bibliotheca Alexandri, Named after the Mameluke Sultan Al- AsharfQaitbay, the Qaitbay Citadel in Alexandria is considered one of the most important defensive strongholds in the Mediterranean Sea. Visit the citadel that used to formulate an important part of the fortification system of Alexandria in the 15th century A.D.
Finally you will be escorted by your guide back to your cruise ship in Alexandria Port.
NB: Departure time from Alexandria depends on the departure time of your ship at Alexandria Port.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund. For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time. If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded. Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted. Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time. This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.