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Egypt Shore Excursions
/ Azamara Pursuit at Alexandria, November 7, 8, 2021 Cairo from Alexandria port
Your guide will be waiting for you at the exit door of your cruise ship at the port of Alexandria, once you arrive in Cairo after 3 hour's drive, you will start your tour with a visit to the pyramids of Egypt. It is a childhood dream for millions of people in this world, especially for those who studied about them when they were little kids. With Your Egypt Tours, you will visit the Giza pyramids and Sphinx, the Step pyramid of Sakkara Discover the magic of Giza city on a day tour and explore the famous Giza pyramids area and Sphinx. You will start visiting the symbol of Eternity and the only wonder that still survives among the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Great Pyramid of Cheops (Khufu). It is certainly one of the most important monuments of ancient Egypt. A masterpiece of fabricated structure and architecture, you will be overwhelmed by the huge size of its blocks, the height, and the age that exceeded 4600 years. While you stare at this great monument, your guide will explain fully the history of the area including the other pyramids, of Chephren and Mycerinus, answer all your questions and give you free time for photography. You will have the chance to take pictures of the area including all the pyramids from the panorama area.). You will spend more than two hours in the area so that you can have enough time to do some extras like entering one of the pyramids' chambers. You may like to have fun and explore the edge of the desert by having a camel ride around the area. (For extra cost). Moving to the Sphinx area where you will spend some time exploring this monolith statue, which symbolizes the power and wisdom of the pharaoh as the statue, was carved as a lion's body and the head of the pharaoh. Next to the Sphinx area, you will visit the valley temple where you will learn about mummification in ancient Egypt. The next stop will be at Sakkara, another great archeological site where the famous and multi-titled architect Imhotep built the oldest pyramid in Egypt. The first stone structure is 4800 years and was erected in the form of huge solid steps on top of each. (The name Step Pyramid is quite suitable). Your tour guide will accompany you inside one of the tombs of the nobles (tomb of Kagmini) to see murals reflecting daily life activities in ancient Egypt. Since the itinerary for the private tour is completely flexible, we can accommodate any special requests. You can spend as much time as you like on each side without being rushed. Our tours are personal and you are the boss – expect a top-quality day tour –With our professional staff - you will not be disappointed. End up this impressive tour with your visit to Khan El Khalili market where all products of Egyptian souvenirs are available in different qualities. You are invited to have a local drink while sitting with your guide at El Fishawy coffee shop: the oldest one in Cairo. When having free time to browse the market put the advice of your guide into consideration. Overnight in Cairo.
Explore the treasures of the Egyptian museum (opened in 1902) and look at amazing monuments and artifacts in its different halls on a guided tour. Although the museum has tens of thousands of artifacts in this short tour, your Egyptologist guide will focus on the highlights and masterpieces of the museum Visit the Tut Ankh Amun Wing on the first floor and see his wonderful collection of historically important artwork. The treasures are mainly golden and they cover a quite large section of the museum. This area of the museum includes significant statues, furniture, and gold sculptures. After enjoying the guided part of the tour, take some free time to browse the museum. Following the visit to the museum, you will go to the citadel of Saladin and the Alabaster mosque. Drive to the old section of Cairo where you will pass by the highest mountain in Cairo. The fort of Saladin was built on a cliff of this mount for protecting the city against the Crusaders. In 1830 Mohamed Ali, the king of Egypt ordered to building of the Alabaster Mosque inside the citadel. You will go inside the mosque to see its main components and learn about the Islamic pillars. Aside from its huge size and exquisite beauty, one of the beautiful elements of this mosque is that it has two identical slim minarets, top-covered with lead as the mosque domes and semi-domes. Enjoy the panoramic view of the city from the mosque, where you can see the Giza pyramids on clear days. At the end of the tour, you will drive back to the port of Alexandria.
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