Cairo "Giza Plateau, Egyptian Museum, and Islamic CairOur Egypt Select tours tour guide will be waiting for you next to the exit door holding a sign with your name to pick you up from the port. Then, he will escort you by an air conditioned vehicle to Cairo " The journey takes around 3 hours’ drive" to visit Giza Plateau to visit the impressive 3 Pyramids of Kings Cheops, Chephren, and Menkaure which are guarded by the rock-cut statue (The Sphinx). The Great Pyramid of King Cheops is the only wonder of the seven wonders of the ancient world that is still standing today, although it is 2,000 years older than any other wonder on the list. Then stop for lunch by one of the local restaurant with Nile river view After that, you are going to continue your journey through the history starting with the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities which is located in Down Town. It was built in 1902 and it exhibits a large number of items and treasures (exceeding 120,000 masterpieces) dating back to the ancient Egyptian period and Greco-Roman period including the marvelous collection of the child king Tut Ankh Amon. Then moving to "Islamic Cairo" and taking a walking tour in the 1000 years old "el Moez" street which is considered as an open air museum for Terrific Islamic Buildings which are decorated with different patterns and paints, then ending our tour with going to Khan el Khalili Bazaar which is one of Cairo's main attractions. The district of Khan el Khalili was originally a mausoleum called "el Zaafran" for the burial of Fatimid Caliphs, after that it became a district for the Turkish community during the Ottoman period, and now it becomes a bazaar where you will find many souvenirs shops, coffeehouses "Café" serving Arabic coffee and offering Hookah "Shisha", and restaurants throughout the area. Optional: Pyramids Sound & Light Show: At the evening, Our Egypt select tours tour guide will pick you up to attend the Sound & Light Show where you will watch the great light and sound are bringing the Sphinx and the Pharaohs to life again telling us about their history and great civilization . The Show depicts the story of building the pyramids and telling the story of great figures of the ancient Egyptian pharaohs like King Akhenaten and Queen Nefertiti Or: Nile Dinner Cruise: At the evening, Our Egypt select tours representative will transfer you by air conditioned vehicle to enjoy a Nile River dinner cruise aboard one of elegant cruising restaurants sailing the world's longest waterway. "For 2 hours" You can expect first-class service during your evening dinner Nile cruise, sailing past Cairo's illuminated skyline while you enjoy your dinner. Following dinner is live entertainment provided by a spectacular belly-dancing and oriental show. Or: Felucca Ride: Our Egypt select tours tour guide will escort you by air conditioned vehicle to enjoy a relaxing experience on one of the Felucca boats on the surface of the longest River in the World "The Nile”. Enjoy the magnificent view of Cairo from the feluccaboat during the night time, or at sunset time from the felucca. We can also arrange your birthday party while sailing on the Nile. After finishing the tour you will be transferred to hotel to check in and stay in Cairo Overnight.
At the morning, checking out the hotel. Then, you will be escorted in an air conditioned vehicle with our Egypt Select Tours tour guide towards Alexandria (about 3 hrs. driving) where you will discover the beauty and the Greco Roman civilization within a day-tour starting with visiting the catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa which are considered one of the wonders of the Middle Ages. It's the largest known Roman burial site in Egypt, with three tiers of tombs that could accommodate up to 300 corpses. The cemetery originally was dug to be a private cemetery for one family, then it was converted to be a public cemetery the architecture of the tombs mirrors Greco-Roman styles. This can be seen in the wall decoration, which shows a unique combination of Egyptian, Greek, and Roman artistic traditions. People are buried here in sarcophagi, in shelves, and in urns of ashes after cremation. Then, you will go to get a photo stop at (Qaitbey’s Citadel) which is considered one of the most important defensive strongholds, not only in Egypt, but also along the Mediterranean Sea coast. It formulated an important part of the fortification system of Alexandria in the 15th century A.D.; The Citadel is situated at the entrance of the eastern harbor on the eastern point of the Pharos Island. It was erected on the exact site of the famous Lighthouse of Alexandria, which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Then have lunch at fish market restaurant Then going to enjoy the vast space of Montazah Royal Palaces and Gardens which belonging to the royal family of Mohamed Ali Pasha from Khedive Abbas Helmy II till King Farouk I. In our way to the gardens will cross Stanley Bridge, one of the gorgeous modern buildings in Alexandria. You will wander around the 3000 meters wide gardens containing a huge selection of trees and plants and some of them are quite rare. Some of the tropical plants are still in good shape although they have been planted more than 75 years ago. We will end our amazing tour by visiting the Modern Alexandria Library (visit its open court + free museums), the Old library was very famous all over the world for its huge books capacity of different sciences and literature. It was damaged several times during the Greco Roman period until it vanished. The beginning of reconstruct the library started at the late 80s of the last century. The design of the modern library of Alexandria consisted of four underground stores and six upper stores. The special shape of the modern library of Alexandria is considered a special architectural germ. The library the history of the library and the city of Alexandria and the Egyptian history as a whole, The cultures of the Arab world, Africa, and the Mediterranean countries , and The culture, ideas, and civilization of the whole world Location. After this trip you will be driven back to Alexandria port to get back to your cruise.