Tour Highlights: Giza Pyramids, Saqqarah with step pyramid, Memphis, Cairo citadel of Saladin and Egyptian museum
Duration: Overnight (2days – 1 Night)
Type: Private Tour or Sharing Tour Upon Request
Pick up: Suez Port
Drop Off: Suez Port or any other Egyptian port
Day 1 : Cairo citadel and Egyptian museum
Upon arrival you will find your tour guide waiting for you with a sign of your name leads you to the air conditioned car heading Cairo, first stop will be by Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Aly the founder of modern Egypt that’s found inside the Citadel of Saladin ,you will have panoramic view to Cairo from above at the citadel ,
Next Proceeding to The Egyptian Archeological museum passing through Tahrir (liberty) square, that take a great reputation all over the world after the Egyptian revolution 2011 .
The museum contains more than 100000 master pieces, in 107 halls, also it includes the treasures of King Tut ( Tutankhamen the boy king ) are exhibited .
Next you will go to your hotel in Cairo for Check in Formalities.
Optional Tours: At night you can enjoy dinner in 5 stars Nile cruise at the mid of the Nile for an open buffet verities, enjoying the oriental show and the belly dancer Or you can watch the spectacular
Sound and light show at Pyramids ( Both can be done )
Day 2: Giza Pyramids, Memphis and Saqqara
After finishing breakfast and check out formalities, your guide will be waiting for you at the reception to start your second day, by driving southern of Cairo till you arrive to Egypt first capital which is Memphis, where you will see the ruins of Ptah temple , the fallen colossi of king Ramses the second and the alabaster sphinx of king Amenophis the 2nd .
Continue for a short drive from Memphis till you get to Sakkara, which is the oldest ancient cemetery ,it has the world first monumental stone building known as the step pyramids of King Zoser , built by his engineer Imnhotop , that stands from more than 5000 years , after that you continue to one of Mastabas ( tombs ) , built near that area , as Mereruca, Ptah – Hotep ir Ti tomp for visit from inside .
Last stop will be at Giza plateau to admire by the only remaining wonder of the ancient world The Pyramids of Giza.
You will have unique chance for a panoramic photo for the three pyramids together from the western plateau at the pyramids area , after that you will continue nearer to the pyramids to have a free time between the 2 biggest pyramids Cheops and Chephern , even you can touch them with your hand .
Continue down at the pyramids area till you will be in front of the Mighty sphinx and its valley temple, the sphinx lion body and man head considered the guardian of this mortuary complex.
Before taking your way back to your ship , a stop will be done at the Papyrus institute to see how ancient Egyptian used to make the paper from reeds of the Nile , also a free time you will have at the gift shop adjacent for souvenirs .
– Pick up and drop off in front of the cruise exit door.
– All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle.
– Private Egyptologist guide speaking your language.
– Entrance fees for the all the included sites in itinerary.
– Mineral water on board the vehicle during the tour.
– Egypt Visa
– Tipping Kitty
– Any extras not mentioned
You will find many vendors at pyramids Area sell souvenirs, what they offer as Papyrus with cheap prices are nothing,, it is just painted Banana leaves .
Be aware from great bargains at great prices and always be near to your guide and consult and seek the advice of your guide if you are not sure from anything.
At the museum there is 30 to 40 stairs leading from the ground floor to upper floor where Tut Ankh Amun collection shown, elevator inside the museum not always working.
Camera and video not allowed inside the Egyptian Museum, but it can be used in the outer garden of the museum or at Pyramids Area.
The tour order may change but all mentioned sites will be covered