Our Nile Dream 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
Then will go to visit the Saqqara complex, which belonged to the Pharaoh Zoser and the Step Pyramid, which is considered the first pyramid in Egypt and the first building that was built out of stone in history. Imhotep was the first architect in history, The step pyramid complex of king Zoser 2700 B.C. This is one of the places where the challenging experiment of copying natural materials in stone is most evident. It is the first stone pyramid, built for a king of Dynasty III The pyramid structure rises above the plateau in a series of six stepped ‘mastabas" and was built in several stages, beginning with an initial square mastaba and that its plan was changed several times during construction and finally was surrounded by a complex of dummy buildings enclosed within a niche limestone wall over 10 m high. The burial chamber has been closed for restoration for decades but recently was opened
The Mastaba of kagmni 2340 B.C. who was Chief Justice and Vizier, Overseer of the Pyramid town of Teti, Overseer of the Priests of Teti’ and was married to a daughter of King Teti, discovered by Karl Lipsius in 1843, The tomb is famous for its beautiful depictions of birds and animals. The funerary complex of king Teti 2340 B.C. It is the second known pyramid containing pyramid texts, it was opened by Gaston Maspero in 1882 the burial chambers and corridors are very well-preserved.
After the tour, you go back to your cruise ship in Alexandria
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