We will provide you with transportation from and to any port in Egypt, enable you to have a wonderful time exploring the most marvelous Pharaonic monuments in Cairo, including the Pyramids of Giza, The Step Pyramid at Saqqara, and Memphis.
Our guests enjoying their short vacation in Egypt will spend the next day visiting the most popular sites in Cairo, the capital of Egypt. This includes The Egyptian Museum and the Citadel of Salah El Dien.
We only deal with the best multilingual tour guides in Egypt featured with their high level of education, friendliness, the finest communication skills, and a long diverse experience.
Morning time, Your Cruise ship will dock in Portsaid – Egypt, you will be met with GAT Tours’ representative, your best friend for the 2 days in Egypt who will help and assist you with all formalities. We will then leave the port of Port Said and start driving to Cairo by private air-conditioned vehicle. Upon arrival to Cairo, you’ll be met with our professional Egyptologist who will accompany you in such amazing tour including The Pyramids of Giza, the most popular monument in the world. Constructed around 2500 BC as the necropolis of the kings of the fourth dynasty, there is the pyramid of Cheops or the Grand Pyramid, the Pyramid of Khafre, and the smaller pyramid of Menkaure, and the marvelous sphinx constructed with a body of a lion and the head of a human to guard the pyramids from any threats.
Our next stop will be to Saqqara, the royal burial site of the 3rd dynasty of the Old Kingdom in Egypt and one of the richest archeological places in Egypt with treasures being discovered until today. The highlight and the centerpiece of Saqqara is the Step Pyramid of Djoser, the oldest surviving stone monument in the whole world and the first proper pyramid to ever be constructed in Egypt in the 27th century BC. This would be a marvelous chance to understand the evolution of the pyramids building in ancient Egypt. The step pyramid is considered to be one of the most important landmarks of pyramids construction in Egypt.
Later on, you will proceed to have the lunch meal at local restaurant. After lunch we will drive to your hotel in Cairo – Check in for One night – rest and refresh. At night, free at leisure on your own in Cairo or (optional) sound & light show at the Giza pyramids, where the startling sphinx will tell you the whole story and history behind the creation of the pyramids in an entertaining blend of sounds and lights. Finally, we will get back to the hotel for overnight. (Lunch)
Breakfast meal will be served at your hotel. After that, you’ll join your expert tour guide in such awe-inspiring tour in the city center of Cairo. We begin our visits of the day by exploring The Egyptian Museum, the largest museum in the world with a huge collection of displays dating back to various periods of the ancient Egyptian history with the highlights being the golden exhibits of Tutankhamen, the mummies’ hall, large impressive reliefs, statues, and many other fascinating items.
Our next visit will be to the Citadel, constructed in the 10th century by Saladin to protect Egypt and became the residence of the rulers of Egypt for a period that lasted more than seven centuries. The citadel itself is one of the most impressive medieval fortresses and it contains many remarkable monuments like the famous Mosque of Mohamed Ali, the Mosque of El Nasser Mohamed, and many interesting museums. This is besides offering the guests amazing panoramic views of the city of Cairo. Later on, you will enjoy your lunch meal at local restaurant.
After lunch we will proceed to Old Cairo area, a part in the Egyptian capital that hosts some of the most interesting Coptic monuments in the country. We will start our Coptic tour by visiting The Hanging Church, first established in the 5th century and one of the most important historical churches in Egypt. Our next visit in Coptic Cairo will be to the Abu Serga Church, believed to be constructed where the holy family rested at the end of their journey, it was constructed in the 7th century. Our last visit in Coptic Cairo will be to the Church of Saint Mary, an orthodox church, built during the 5th century, restored and rebuilt many times afterwards.
After finishing your day tour, we will be transferred by our private air-conditioned vehicle to Port Said or Alexandria Port to catch up your Mediterranean cruise ship after spending splendid two-day tours in Egypt. (Breakfast & Lunch)