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Seeing pyramids on my Mediterranean cruise
edited June 2010
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Hello, I booked a trip on a Princess Cruise. I will arrive on 09th July to Alexandria Port & will depart on 10 th July. I would like to visit the Pyramids. & I need ur suggestion to make this trip. Jaosn.
hi jason, of course, u can visit the pyramids & other interesting sites at cairo from Alexandria. kindly have a look to the itinerary below & advise me if u have any comments.
Day 01: Friday July 09
Day tour in Cairo (Giza Pyramids, Saqqara & The Papyrus Institute)
-Private transfer by A/C Van from Port Said or Alexandria to Cairo escorted by your tour guide. (03 hours).
-Your first stop will be towards one of the seven wonders of the world, The Three Great Pyramids Of Giza.
-With your personal tour guide, Visit Pyramids of The 4th Dynasty's Kings ,(Cheops, Chephren , Mycerinus ) & Their Guardian Sphinx Considered as One Of The Seven Wonders Of The World That Survive Till Today.
-For More Fun , You Have The Chance For Short Safari In The Desert For Camel Riding.
-Enjoy a panoramic view of the great pyramids from the top of Giza Plateau.
-Free time in the desert to feel the majesty of the Pharaohs & to take some memorial photos in the ancient site of one of the seven famous ancient wonders of the World. Don't forget your camera...
-Visit The Papyrus Institute To Have Idea about How The Ancient Egyptians Produced The Paper Through Manufacturing The Papyrus Plants. It also Contians guarantee bazaars for shopping Papyrus Papers, Carpets, Golden Cartouches & Jewellery.
-Lunch Included. (Vegetarian If Needed).
-Finally Continue to visit Saqqara & visit The Funerary Complex of King Djoser, The Founder Of The Third Dynasty Including His Famous Step Pyramid.
-(Optional) The Famous Sound & Light Laser Show. It Shows The Daily Life Of The Ancient Egyptians In Spectacular Scenes . The Performance Is Held In Many Languages.
"This Evening May Be An Ideal Opportunity To See The Pyramids At Night During The Famous Sound &Light Laser Show"
-(Optional) Nile Dinner Cruise. Enjoy Your Dinner On One Of The Best Flooting 5* Deluxe Restaurant Nile Cruise . It Includes an Open Buffet , Traditional Arabic Music , Belly Dance & Folkloric Show.
"Cairo Is a City That Never Sleep , So Take Your Time To Enjoy The Moment."
-Continue to Oasis hotel 4*hotel, check in & Overnight.
Day 02: Saturday July 10
Day tour in Cairo (The Egyptian Museum, Old Cairo , Saladin Citadel & Khan el Khalili)
-Enjoy an open buffet breakfast.
-At 08.00 AM, Private transfer by A/C Van to Down Town.
-With your Personal Egyptologist ENGLISH Speaking Guide , Start your Visit With The Egyptian Antiquities Museum . Your Visit to The Egyptian Museum Will Let You Identify All The History of Egypt Of Different Periods Through The Influence of The Art .Extra Fee For Visiting The Antiquities Museum Mummies Section.
-Lunch Included (Vegetarian If Needed).
-Continue to Old Cairo Which Contains The Hanging Church Built On The Remains Of The Babylon Fortress , Aby-Serge Church Built in the Basilica style above the cave in which the Holy Family took refuge, Ben Ezra Synagogue , Mosque Of Amr Ibn Aass.
" When You Visit Cairo,You Will See That It Is The Point Place for All Religions & Civilizations."
-Visit Saladin Citadel , Bane Of The Crusaders . This Fortress Built In 1167 AD, Houses Important Monuments Including Alabaster Mosque Of Mohamed Ali Pasha & Al Gawhara Palace.
-The Khan El Khalili Bazaars for an exotic Shopping experience. It is one of the oldest Markets from the Fatimid period.
- Back to Alexandria to rejoin your Cruise.
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