The Pyramids of Giza, perhaps the most famous structures ever built, have been impressing visitors with their immense size and stature for more than 4,500 years. Do not pass up an opportunity to see these monuments to human ingenuity and longevity.
7 hours in the bus was expected so no criticism there. BUT 80 minutes for lunch and 30 minutes at a tacky souvenir shop (half those on the bus didn't even get off) but only 60 minutes in one of the most famous, interesting and important museums in the world, 20 minutes at the Sphinx and 40 minutes at the pyramids were completely the wrong priorities! The tour was expensive and when you have come half way round the world to look at some of the world's greatest treasures, to spend almost half your sight seeing time devoted to standing in line to get food you didn't need or want and then in a bus while shopping trajics look for souvenirs is a joke and certainly not value for money. Get a private tour where you might see what you pay to see!
Provider: Holland America Line
The Pyramids get the score of 5 alone.
Provider: Oceania Cruises
Vendors wrecked the trip. When we late late to get into the Shinx entrance, tour personnel said that it happens all the time.
Provider: Princess Cruises
No sign of the troubles.Armed guards on coaches and at Pyramids. Giza and the Pyramids were spoilt by the sandstorm and the rubbish. The beggars and sellers were pushy but very easily delt with, no problem.
A must visit once!
Provider: Cunard Line
Sharm El Shiek was also a day port stop, before the Cairo port stop. Lovely place for shopping, and snorkeling. The only clean place in the country. I guess when the former president moved their it got cleaned up. A lot like Newport Beach, CA. The pyramids were awesome. The city of Cairo was a cesspit. Too bad you can't get their without going through the city. Same problem with vendors at the site. They were really aggressive, and we were warned before hand about their tricks. Lunch was at a beautiful hotel in downtown, a block from the pyramids. An oasis, in a desert of filth.
Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
At sea days
Must see, but again the hawkers were very aggressive!
Provider: Seabourn Cruise Line