Wonders await on this tour, which includes the Necropolis of Sakkara, the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx.
From Suez, head for Africa’s largest city, the teeming metropolis of Cairo. At a deluxe hotel near the great Pyramids of Giza a delicious buffet breakfast will be served, before you continue to Egypt’s first capital, Memphis, with its ancient cemetery of Sakkara.
At Sakkara, the world’s first monumental stone building, the Step Pyramid of King Zoser, was built almost 5,000 years ago. After visiting the complex continue to one of the mastabas (funerary chambers) built nearby.
Returning to Cairo, a buffet luncheon will be served at a leading five star hotel. The tour then continues to the Giza Plateau where the only remaining Wonder of the Ancient World, the Great Pyramids of Giza still stands. A unique view of the three Pyramids from the Western Plateau affords great opportunities for photographs. Experience the stunning Pyramid of Chephren up close and enjoy time to explore the site on your own. Continue down the valley to visit the guardian of this mortuary complex, the mysterious Sphinx, watching the passage of time.
A final stop at the Papyrus Institute will introduce you to the process of paper making from reeds, an art discovered by the Ancient Egyptians. You will have a short time to purchase local handicrafts and papyrus from a selected bazaar.
Note: Please refer to the important information section relating to this port, which can be found in the brochure. This tour does not include a visit to the Cairo Museum. Flash photography is not permitted inside the mastabas.