The five of us headed off to hear the lecture on which tours are available once we get to Eygypt: desert tours, aerial view tours, sight–seeing tours, overnight tours, water and beach tours, and pyramid tours. This is where the five of us discover our different interests and abilities. Greg is going to a tour that visits the military museum at El Alamein: displays of weapons, military garb, tanks and descriptions of the actions of Montgomery and Rommel. Who would have guessed? Dave and I teamed up for the Spirit of the Middle East Package – save $75 and someone else has created a shore excursion package for you. Moiya and Wyona are going to select a few tours to do on their own – but not the full-meal deal.
Should you want to imaginatively follow Dave and me ... here goes:
Alexandria, Day I: Cairo, Pyramids & Tombs – includes Necropolis of Sakkara, the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx
Alexandria, Day 2: Landmarks of Alexandria – see the famous library at Bibliotheca Alexandrina.
Safaga, Day 1; Luxor Valley of the Kings – some of the greatest monuments raised by the hand of man and the underground tombs of pharaohs, who ruled 3,000 years ago.
Safaga, Day 2: The Bedouin Experience
Aqaba: Petra, The Rose Red Desert City, famously described as ‘the Rose-Red City half as old as time’ –UNESCO World Heritage Site
The best thing about being with Dave – both in the balcony suite on the boat and on tour with him is this – he will be making sure all of my “on” and “off” buttons in our shared suite work. How sweet is that.