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Shore Excursions

Majestic Egypt - From Port Said to Alexandria

 

This shore excursion is designed to give you the best possible combination of visiting the most important historical and archaeological sight of ancient Egypt within the limited time frame of your stay on Egypt’s shores.

You will visit the famous Egyptian Museum of Antiquities and the 12th-century Citadel of Salah al-Din. You’ll stand in awe at the foot of the pyramids at Giza, and will experience the oldest bazaar in Cairo.

Highlights

Suez Canal, Eqyptian Museum, Old Cairo, Pyramids, Sphinx, Library in Alexandria

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Day 1 - Port Said - Cairo

You will be picked up at the pier upon disembarkation at Port Said, and along with your private guide and driver, travel across sand, vegetation and oases, passing by small villages and hamlets on the way to Cairo.

Part of the route will be adjacent to the Suez Canal carved through the desert, and if in luck, you will witness the ships and freighters as if they are sailing atop the sands as they cross the canal between the Red Sea and the Mediterranean.

Upon arrival in Cairo, begin your day with a visit to the fascinating collections of antiquities at the Egyptian Museum. Tour Old Cairo, including the Church of St. Sergius on the sight where the Holy Family lived in Cairo and Ben Ezra Synagogue near the spot where pharaoh's soldiers found the infant Moses. After lunch at a local restaurant, drive to Giza to see the world renowned Great Pyramids and the Sphinx.

Upon completion of this long day, you will transferred to Sofitel Le Sphinx Hotel in Giza, near the Pyramids for dinner and overnight.

Optional: Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids.

Day 2 - Cairo - Alexandria

After early breakfast, travel to Alexandria with your private car and guide. Your first stop upon arrival will be at the Catacombs of Kom El Shukafa, dating back to the 1st century AD, the labyrinth of Greco-Roman tombs are cut into the stone and surrounded by decorations that reveal the Alexandrian melding of Egyptian and Roman cultures.

Next, visit Fort Quait Bay, built on the ruins of Alexandria’s ancient lighthouse in the 15th century, it is a colossal structure surrounded by the sea that houses a naval museum and the oldest mosque in Alexandria.

Stop for your lunch at the local restaurant before proceeding to the National Museum.

The Museum is located in a 20th century mansion, displaying impressive historical artifacts in stunning and unique suspended showcases, which span the history of Egypt and Alexandria from Pharaonic to modern times.

Also visit the Alexandria Library, the contemporary form of the ancient library of the early 3rd century BC, built on the original sight of what was once the largest library in the world. The ancient library not only housed the largest collection of books in the ancient world, over 700,000 volumes, but was also an important center for research and scholarship, and the cultural hub of the western world. The ancient library burned down under mysterious circumstances, possibly around 48 BC.

The current structure, built in the 1970’s, commemorates what was lost in antiquity with state of the art design, which includes a vast reading area and shelves for over 8 million books on 11 cascading levels, as well as striking architecture of paneled glass and granite.

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Accommodation

1 night Hotel Accommodation in First Class hotel, Sofitel Le Sphinx Hotel or similar

Sightseeing

All transfers and tours are on a private basis, inclusive of an English speaking Egyptologist, air conditioned modern vehicles and all applicable entrance fees

Transfers

All transfers and tours are on a private basis, inclusive of an English speaking Egyptologist, air conditioned modern vehicles and all applicable entrance fees

Meals

Breakfast daily at hotels

Lunch and dinner in Cairo on day 1

Breakfast and lunch on day 2

Services

All applicable entrance fees as per itinerary

Hotel service charges and taxes

Not Included

Visa cost and processing

Travel Insurance (highly recommended)

Tips and gratuities to drivers, Egyptologist and local guides

Services and meals not mentioned under inclusions

Luggage handling and porterage at the hotels and borders

Items of personal nature

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Cairo - Sofitel Le Sphinx

Sofitel Le Sphinx Cairo combines an exciting location and incomparable service. This impressive hotel offers its guests a unique opportunity to explore the historical surroundings in total comfort and convenience. ....MORE

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1) Consult with our tour designers

Contact our office by phone or e-mail and speak to one of our tour designers who will answer any question you have about our suggested tour. They will listen attentively to your ideas and plans and suggest changes to personalize the tour based on your interests and budget.

Tel: 416 964 7600
Toll: 1-800-848-8163
reservations@roadtoegypt.com

2) We send you a Proposal

Shortly after your initial contact with our tour designers, you will receive a draft proposal based on your earlier discussions, normally within 2 business days. This proposal is a no obligation draft for your review and comments. Any additions or modifications will be implemented and a new proposal will be forwarded to you for approval.

3) You like what you see!

Upon meeting your requirements and expectations, you will be requested to send a deposit in the amount of 25% of total. Final Payment is due 45 days prior to scheduled departure date.

4) Start packing for your trip!

Approximately, 2 weeks prior to departure you will receive a personalized and detailed day by day itinerary booklet and the necessary vouchers for the services to be provided, along with a general information section on the various regions of Egypt.


The booklet and vouchers will include all the important information; addresses, phone and mobile numbers for all your service providers and hotels.

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