Cruising the Nile & Cairo's Treasures
Featuring the Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza, this nearly 14-hour excursion is well worth the time, especially with the added experiences of taking a brief camel ride and savoring lunch during a cruise along the Nile.Price TBD
DurationApproximately 13½ hours
Board your air-conditioned motor coach for the three-hour journey across the desert to Cairo. Ready to resume your explorations on land, proceed to the Egyptian Museum, where you marvel at some of the museum’s over 100,000 relics and antiquities. Perhaps the best known display is that of King Tutankhamen’s priceless treasures. Another highlight is the Royal Mummies Room. Reopened in 1995 after being closed for 14 years, the room houses 15 of the museum’s 25 royal mummies.
After your visit to the Egyptian Museum, step aboard a motor boat for a one-hour cruise on the Nile. Lunch will be served on board.
Continue reaching suburban Giza, visit the world-famous monuments of antiquity, the Pyramids and Sphinx. Depicting the body of a lion and the face of a man, the Sphinx is carved from a single block of stone and measures 72 feet high and 164 feet long.
On your entry into the Pyramid of Cheops, also known as the Great Pyramid, you will appreciate its own unique construction. Built from 2.3 million stone blocks, each weighing 2.5 tons, the pyramid is an amazing feat of ancient engineering. Situated next to the pyramid is the Solar Boat Museum, which houses a boat thought to have transported Khufu’s body to his pyramid. Then have a chance to climb atop a camel for a 20-minute ride.
At the conclusion of your 90-minute museum survey, rejoin your motor coach for the three-hour return journey to your Crystal ship.
Important Notes: As this excursion involves extensive walking and stair climbing, it is not recommended for guests with physical and/or walking difficulties. This program is not wheelchair accessible. The Egyptian Museum is not air-conditioned, nor does it have elevators. Therefore, two flights of stairs must be navigated. It is recommended that guests wear flat, comfortable shoes. As there is very little shade at the sights visited, it is recommended that guests bring a hat and sunscreen. We recommend that guests dress in layers and bring a sweater or windbreaker for the evening. Due to the popularity of sights visited, crowds and lines can be anticipated. A minimum number of bookings is required for this excursion to operate. The order of sights visited may vary. Traffic conditions may affect the duration of this excursion.