Journey back in time to Egypt's most famous sites: Pyramids , Sphinx , The Egyptian Museum.
"When we find something new at Giza, we announce it to the world. The Sphinx and the Pyramids are world treasures. We are the guardians of these treasures, but they belong to the world."
- Zahi Hawass (Egyptian archaeologist and Egyptologist)
Introducing....one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World!
Set out on this amazing opportunity to see the Great Pyramids of Egypt! It is one of those things that belongs on your "must-see in my lifetime" list!
Although it's about a 2.5-hour drive from Alexandria to Cairo, you will find the destination to be worth every minute of the journey. During the drive, your guide will provide a brief history of Egypt in anticipation of your visit.
Upon arrival in Cairo, the tour begins by visiting the Pyramids and Sphinx, Egypt's most famous monuments. The Great Pyramids are among the largest constructions ever built by man, and it's believed that they were constructed as burial monuments for Egyptian royalty. The largest, the Great Pyramid of Cheops, was completed around 2500 BC and was built of 2,300,000 limestone blocks weighing 2.5 tons each. Also, view the Pyramids of Chephren or Mycerinus. If you wish, you can even explore the interior of one of these pyramids. We highly recommend it.
You'll also visit the Sphinx, the large half-human, half-lion statue that you'll find reclining just east of the Pyramid of Chephren. The Sphinx is one of the largest single-stone statues on earth. Many facts about the Sphinx are still debated, such as exactly when it was built, by whom, and who the real-life model for the face was. There are many differing theories, sometimes referred to as the "Riddle of the Sphinx" (not be confused with the original Greek legend of the same name!).
At the Solar Boat Museum, you will learn about the Ancient Egyptian practice of burying a "solar barge" near the tomb of the pharaoh to provide transportation in the afterlife.
A set-menu lunch at a nice, local restaurant is included in the price of this tour.
The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities houses the world’s greatest collection of Ancient Egyptian artifacts, including 12 rooms filled with golden treasures from the world-famous tomb of the boy king Tutankhamen, an awe-inspiring site. If you would like to visit the Mummy's Room, please purchase this option during the check-out process.
- - Please note: It's approximately a 2.5-hour drive from Alexandria to Cairo.
- If it's cold outside, please wear warm clothing. Please also wear comfortable walking shoes.
- If you want to go inside the Mummy's Room please purchase the supplement during check-out.
- Drinks during the meals are not included.
- Please note: It's possible that the order in which you see the sites listed in the trip description will change.
- Photography is prohibited inside the Pyramids but is allowed in the open area.
- Please note: Although the start time of this tour is slightly flexible, most sites in Egypt close at 4 p.m. If your ship arrives after 7 a.m., you may not be able to get to every site, depending on traffic and how long you spend at the previous sites.
Days offered: 7 days a week