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Cairo (Port Said) Pyramids Excursion Reviews

Cairo (Port Said) Pyramids cruise excursion
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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.
Member Image LilRoo
1 review
Not Rated
Oct 2014

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.

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Provider: Holland America Line
Member Image LilRoo
1 review
Not Rated
Oct 2014

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!

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Provider: Holland America Line
Member Image Ronniegiants
4 reviews
May 2013

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!

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Provider: Holland America Line
Member Image B55
3 reviews
Jul 2012
The Pyramids get the score of 5 alone.
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Provider: Oceania Cruises
Member Image penholdcruiser
1 review
May 2012
Vendors wrecked the trip. When we late late to get into the Shinx entrance, tour personnel said that it happens all the time.
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Provider: Princess Cruises
Member Image MikeB
1 review
Apr 2012
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!
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Provider: Cunard Line
Member Image havegunwilltravel
3 reviews
Mar 2012
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.
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Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Member Image At sea days
10 reviews
Mar 2012
Must see, but again the hawkers were very aggressive!
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Provider: Seabourn Cruise Line

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