Cairo (Port Said) Pyramids Excursion Reviews
Our overnight shore excursion to Cairo with Samir Abbass of Real Egypt Tours included the Pyramids at Giza and the Great Sphinx. These iconic structures are truly impressive and are a must-see. If you plan to go inside the Great Pyramid of Cheops (a steep extra charge) be aware that it is usually very crowded, hot, and stuffy. If you are the least bit claustrophobic, don't do it. When we went you could only access the Great Gallery and the King's Chamber. It was actually a bit of a letdown. If you have the time, you may want to go inside the Red Pyramid at Dashur instead. The Red Pyramid was built by the father of Cheops and is almost as big and is very similar to the Great Pyramid. It also has a Great Gallery that goes downward instead of upward and is absolutely free of charge with no crowds or hustlers anywhere in sight.
Our overnight shore excursion to Cairo with Samir Abbass of Real Egypt Tours included a wonderful side trip to Dashur to see the Bent Pyramid and the Red Pyramid. You must see these remarkable structures. They are nearly as big as the more famous Pyramids at Giza but they are far more interesting and no one is there! No crowds, no hustlers, and no cost. Go!
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!