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Cairo: Ancient Pyramids and The Sphinx

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Cairo: Ancient Pyramids and The Sphinx

The beauty of cruising often means that you can ‘kill two birds with one stone’, metaphorically of course. By gliding into Port Said you will have the opportunity to embark on a full day tour to the bustling city of Cairo. Be captivated by the cascading offices, towering businesses and residential flats in the sun soaked cityscape, before heading on to the breath-taking pyramids of Giza.

One of the most famous of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the only one that remains largely in tact, Cairo is infused with culture and history that can only be fully appreciated by the naked eye.
Be sure to cover up your knees and shoulders before embarking on your adventure to the Ancient World and relax as you are transported back by four thousand years.

Ever wondered what it would be like to feel the sand between your toes, the sun beating down, whilst ribbons of sand-laden wind whips at your ankles? And what’s more, you are close enough to bask in the ambiance of history and allure of the legendary Sphinx as it teeters on the horizon.

The largest pyramid is the burial place of Pharaoh Khufu, who began work on The Great Pyramid when he came into power. Legends say that people were enslaved to build the pyramid, which took over twenty years to complete and a total of 2,300,000 blocks were laid to pioneer the spectacle that we marvel over today. 

These ancient wonders really are a must see and what better way to experience them than on a Fred. Olsen Grand Voyage. To check out Balmoral’s Far East adventure, departing January 2015, click here.

By Evie Williams.




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