Leave your ship in Port Said and head to Cairo for two days tours. See the Giza Pyramids and the Egyptian Museum. After a night in Cairo, visit Saladin’s Citadel and Mohammed Ali’s Mosque within its walls. Explore Khan El Khalili Cairo`s old bazaar before returning to your ship.
Day 01: Port Said/ Pyramids Tour
will pick you up from Port Said port upon your cruise ship arrival by the exit door, holding a sign of your name. After that you will be transferred by an air-conditioned vehicle to Cairo, approximately 3 hours, joining a police convoy till reaching Cairo. Arrive to Cairo to enjoy a visit to the Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren and Mykerine. 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 theValley temple which belongs to the Pyramid of Chephren. Continue driving to visit the Step pyramids of zoser, the world's oldest major stone structure. It was built in the 3rd dystany (around 2630 BC) for King Djoser. Local will be served at a local restaurant in Cairo. Overnight in Cairo
Day 02: Egyptian Museum / Salah Din Citadel/ Port Said
Breakfast in your hotel, then you will be escorted by your tour guide to have an 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 toTutankamon 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. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Cairo. Then move on to Salah el din Citadel and the Alabaster mosquee 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 for over 45 years. Continue driving to the area of Islamic Cairo (If there is enough time), where you will be able to explore Khan El Khalili, Cairo’s old bazaar. After that travel via air-conditioned modern vehicle to the Port. Back to your cruise ship in Port Said for your final departure.