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Welcome to Egypt! Upon arrival we will pick you up from your cruise boat in Port Said and transfer you to Cairo for a full day tour. Our first stop we tour the tomb-strewn necropolis of Saqqara, featuring King Zhoser’s step pyramid. Constructed by Imhotep, the pharaoh’s chief architect in 2700 BC, this was the template for all future pyramid construction. we embark upon a guided tour of the famous Egyptian National Museum of Antiquities. In addition to witnessing the priceless funerary treasures of King Tutankhamen, including his legendary solid gold death mask, the museum boasts an amazing and certainly extensive collection of some 120 000 ancient Egyptian artifacts.
Early this morning enjoy a guided visit to the famous pyramids and huge Sphinx at Giza Plateau. We then continue onto Alexandria were we visit Pompeii’s Pillar and drive past the impressive Library of Alexandria, to the gates of the great Montazzah Palace, home to King Farouk. This evening you will be transferred to your cruise ship at Alexandria port.
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