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Welcome to Egypt and the start of your citystay! Arrive Cairo, included transfer to your hotel.
Today a visit to the incredible pyramids and huge Sphinx at Giza Plateau. It’s estimated the largest - Khufu (Cheops) was constructed from no less than 2.5 million quarried limestone blocks, weighing around 6 million tonnes. No mean feat, when you consider the pyramids were built without the use of modern equipment! Maybe opt for a camel ride. Travelling on to Memphis and the necropolis of Saqqara, innumerable sand strewn temples and tombs await discovery. It’s at Saqqara where you’ll see Zhoser’s step pyramid. Rising 6 steps, it served as the prototype for ancient Egypt’s most enduring architectural legacy.
This morning, enjoy a guided visit at the Egyptian Museum. Prize exhibit has to be the priceless funerary treasures of King Tutankhamen, including his legendary solid gold death mask. Also during the visit you can choose to visit the Royal Mummy Room (paid locally, where 9 royal mummies from the New Kingdom is displayed. Rest of the day at leisure.
Full day tour Alexandria library, Catacomb, Pompay’s Pillar, Citadel of Qaitaby and Montazah gardens
David will enjoy diving Cleopatra’s Palace including the equipment and 2 dives from 11:00 till 14:30. Kaicee and Ashton enjoy a day of leisure.
Today, we drive back to Cairo.
Departure transfer to the airport.
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