Pyramids & Cairo Tour from Alexandria Port

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2 Days / 1 Night
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From Alexandria Port drive to Cairo with our guide where you will visit the Giza Pyramids and the Great Sphinx, the Step Pyramid at Sakkara, the Egyptian Museum, and the Cairo Citadel with Muhammad Ali’s Alabaster Mosque. Return to your ship in Alexandria in the evening.

Included
  • Pick up services from Alexandria Port & return
  • All transfers by a modern air-conditioned coach
  • Accommodation for a night in Cairo at 5* hotel
  • Breakfast at your hotel
  • English Speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to mentioned sites
  • Lunch meals at a local restaurant
  • Bottled water on board the vehicle during the tour
  • Shopping tours in Cairo
  • All Service charges & taxes
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  • Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Optional activities
  • Tipping Kitty
Itinerary

Day 01: Pyramids Tour

Memphis Tours Representative will pick you up from Alexandria Port by the cruise exit door. After that you will be transferred by an air-conditioned coach to Cairo, approximately 3 hours, with a stop if needed to have a rest. Start your tour with a visit to the Step Pyramids of Zoser, the world's oldest major stone structure. It was built in the 3rd Dynasty (around 2630 BC) for King Djoser, Teti Pyramid. After that we move to visit the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus. Then proceed to visit the Great Sphinx, the head of a pharaoh with a lion's body, which dates back to the time of Chephren; the tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple, which belongs to the Pyramid of Chephren with shopping tour at the Famous bazaars and papyrus institutes in Giza. Optional tour to watch the spectacular Sound and Light Show at Giza Pyramids or enjoy having dinner on a Nile cruise. Lunch is included during the tour. Overnight in Cairo.


Day 02: Egyptian Museum/Salah Din Citadel 

Breakfast at your hotel, excursion to the Egyptian Museum which features artifacts from the Pharaonic period, the museum displays a rare collection of 5000 years of art which are considered the largest most precious collection of Egyptian artifacts in the world. Over 250,000 genuine artifacts are presented, including an exhibit dedicated to Tutankhamen collection of treasures, gold and jewelry which were enclosed in his tomb for over 3,500 years before its discovery in the 1920s when his tomb was excavated. Have your lunch at a local restaurant. Then processed to Salah El Din Citadel and the albaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali which was designed by the architect Yousif Boushnaq, a Turkish man who came especially from Istanbul to build this great mosque for Mohamed Ali, the ruler of Egypt (1805-1849) who ruled Egypt over 45 years. After that travel via air-conditioned modern coach to Alexandria and back to your cruise for the final departure.

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Join A Small Group (2-35) Per Person Join A Small Group (2-35) Per Person $ 199
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“2 wonderful short days in Alexandria and Cairo”
, 12/9/12
We were family of 10 adults on a Mediterranean cruise. Upon our arrival at the port of Alexandria on November 20, we were greeted by our tour guide, Mohammed Al Salem and driver, Azra. We enjoyed the company and hospitality of these two gentlemen for the duration of our two-day land tour. Mohammed was very professional, knowledgeable, experienced, thoughtful and down-to-earth kind of person. He speaks good English and was well understood. Azra, on the other hand was also an excellent professional driver and seems to be well trained and did not put our safety in danger at any time. There is no doubt in my mind that given another opportunity to visit Egypt, I would definitely request for the services of both Mohammed and Azra. They are both truly commendable for the services they do. The 2-day program arranged for us was exactly what we had hoped to visit and accomplish. My husband and I enjoyed the 15-minute camel ride by the Pyramids of Giza, though I may have scared the camel through my incessant screaming at the first 30 seconds, but everything went fine to the end. The camel ride was the highlight of our Egyptian tour. Thanks Mohammed and Azra. Your 'Habibi'!

 
“Exceeded Our Expectations in Every Way”
, 12/9/12
Can't say enough how great our 2-day private tour of Cairo and Giza was. We opted for the private tour rather than the options available through Celebrity Cruises due the cost savings and increased value with Memphis Tours. Our tour consultant, Yosri Abd Allah, was very easy to work with and flexible with our arrangements. Our guide, Ahmed Shihab El Din was excellent and our driver, Osama, was amazing in the Egyptian traffic. Ahmed was very thorough in explanations and vast knowledge of all aspects of ancient and current Egyptian history and culture. Comparing our tour with others aboard ship, I feel we definitely made the right decision in choosing Memphis Tours and Ahmed. If we return, I will definitely contract to have Ahmed escort us to Luxor which we did not have time to visit this time.

Rather than go into detail on the itinerary which is available on Memphis's website, I would just emphasize the advantages of the private tour. Ahmed is a fully licensed and degreed Egyptologist who was able to go into as little or as much detail as we wanted at every location visited. Since Cairo is about 3 hours from the port of Alexandria, we had plenty of fascinating conversations about Egyptian history, politics, religion and family life - nothing was off limits and we had great respect for each others views. While this sounds kind of serious, it was lighthearted. Ahmed and Osama had good senses of humor and we fun, fun, fun while learning.

Separately, I might note our tour was November 20-21, 2021. We felt completely safe, and despite our concerns prior to the visit, I absolutely no reservations about returning. We elected to book our own hotel arrangements at the Cairo Conrad Hilton, being a Diamond HHonors member and was NOT disappointed. It was a beautiful hotel and the included breakfast buffet was fantastic.
 
“Exceptional Tour!”
, 1/15/11
We used Memphis Tours on Jan. 2, 2011 for a 12 hour trip from RCCL cruise in Alexandra to Cairo, Egypt. We booked this private tour ourselves instead of going thru RCCL. It was a lot less complicated process and the cost was quite a bit less. Mohamed was exceptional in working out the details, especially working with my disability and power scooter. They supplied a minivan that was very good. Our tour guide was Sahl and the driver was Khalid. Both were excellent! Sahl was extremely knowledgeable, and had a wonderful personality and way of presenting information. Khalid was also a great guy; I told him he was about the best driver I had ever seen (if you have been to Cairo you know what I mean). Both were more than helpful especially when dealing with the power scooter. When Camille was on the camel ride, since I could not go Sahl rode another camel so she would not be alone! We would highly recommend this tour. The pyramids are like the Grand Canyon, no matter how many pictures you have seen they don’t compare to being there. Don’t miss the 4x4 ride!
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