Tour Highlights: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx ,Gayer Anderson Museum , Ibn tolon Mosque & Khan El Khalily Bazaar
Duration: 1 Day Trip
Type: Private or sharing – Upon Request
Pick up: Alexandria Port
Drop Off: Alexandria Port or any Egyptian port
Upon arrival you will find your tour guide waiting for you with a sign of your name to take you to the air-conditioned car heading Cairo the capital of the state to start your tour by visiting the plateau of Giza where the only remain wonder from the ancient world Great Pyramids of Giza is Found .
Enjoy panoramic view from the western plateau for the three pyramids together , which is good chance for photos .
After that your vehicle will stop you in front of Chephern pyramid in which you will be very close to the pyramids even you can touch them in which you will have free time to explore the site on your own , last stop at Pyramids area will be in front of Mighty Sphinx , which is considered the guardian of this mortuary complex .
Continue to your next stop at Ibn Tolon mosque which completed in 878 AD by the founder of the tolonaid dynasty the prince Ahmed Ibn Tolon, this mosque considered one of the largest mosques built in Islamic Cairo. the mosque is considered one of the master pieces of Islamic structure and decoration in old Cairo and also known by its rich collections of Gypsum ornaments and engravings. Also its minaret is characterized by the outside staircase from ground to top , which make it unique structure
Continue to Gayer Anderson Museum or Keratlayia house as others refer to ,which is two houses built in 16th and 17th centuries , reflecting early Ottoman style of Architecture , which is restored and refurnished by Gayer Anderson which is officer in the British Army who made it his home in Egypt , also it includes his mementos .
Your last stop will be at exotic and colorful Khan El Khalili open Area which is a shopper’s paradise and the dream for many photographers. The Bargaining will be an art and it is expected when you will negotiate to purchase silver , gold , bronze or copper .
Enjoy the smell of exotic spices , leather goods , Aroma of brewed coffee sifting through elaborately carved wooden door an coffee shops.
Enjoy music sound and plethora of unbelievable display of merchandise together with multitude of colorfully dressed crowds that will bring to you the scenes of Arabian nights atmosphere
Before your way back to the ship , a short stop will be done at the Papyrus institute , to have a small brief how the ancient Egyptians used to make the Papyrus paper
Also you will have free time to get souvenirs from the adjacent gift shop.
– 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 any thing.
– The tour order may change but all mentioned sites will be covered.