Our tour guide will pick you up from Alexandria port, waiting by the cruise exit door holding a double sign Nile Dream / your name. After that, you will be transferred by an air-conditioned vehicle about 200 km to Cairo to visit the following ;
The Giza plateau, where the 4th dynasty pyramids were constructed Khufu (Cheops) pyramid, it is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the only one that stands until now, it is the most attractive monument on the plateau 146.59 meters high and its sides at the base reached 230.37 meters in length. The tilt of their faces was 52 degrees. It is the greatest monument in Egypt and has almost 2,300,000 stone blocks. As an Arab proverb says: "man fears time, but time fears pyramids."
Khafra (Khefern) pyramid is 136.4 meters high, each side measures 215.25 meters and the inclination of its faces is just over 53 degrees. Its estimated volume is more than 1.6 million cubic meters. On its vertex remains of the old original shiny limestone covering can still be seen.
The pyramid of Menkaura (Mykerinos) whose base measures 103.4 meters on each side and its original height was 65.5 meters, with a slope on all four sides of 51 degrees. It conserves at the base 16 courses of red granite that corresponded to the lower cladding of the monument. We will continue to visit the Valley Temple and the Great Sphinx built by Pharaoh Khafra (Khefern) it is 73 meters long, and almost 20 meters high.
Lunch in a local restaurant
The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities which was built in 1902, and it exhibits a large number of items and treasures (exceeding 170,000 masterpieces) dating from the Prehistoric Period to the end of the Roman era, arranged in chronological order, exhibited in 42 rooms on the ground floor contains the largest of the exhibits, such as a massive statue pair of Amenhotep III and his wife Tiye, the colossal statues of Ramses II, the super famous pieces like the Narmer Palette, diorite statue of Khafre, bedroom furniture of Queen Hetepheres and the exhibits of the Amarna collection which include a colossal statue of the ‘heretic’ king Akhenaton. The upper floor there are 47 rooms housing about 3000 pieces of the treasure of Tutankhamun the boy-king’s tomb, discovered by Howard Carter in 1922, including the shrines and tomb furniture the famous gold mask and sarcophagi.
After the tour, you go back to your Cruise ship in Alexandria.
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