Explore the oldest of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World at Giza, tour the Old Town of Cairo, go to the Egyptian Museum on Tahrir Square, and marvel at the high Pyramid of Khufu, the oldest on the Giza Plateau.
Discover the “City of a Thousand Minarets” on a full-day tour of Cairo, with round-trip transfers in a bus from Hurghada. Relax in air-conditioned comfort on the long journey, admiring views of the Gulf of Suez.
Upon arrival, your private Egyptologist guide will take you to the Giza Plateau to see the oldest of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. Get breathtaking views of the Pyramids of Giza, as you explore the mortuary temples of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinus. Learn the story of how the temples were constructed, and hear the stories behind the legends.
Continue to the Great Sphinx, the giant statue of a reclining mythical beast with a lion’s body and the face of Pharaoh Khafre. Go to the Valley Temple opposite, attributed to Pharaoh Khafre, and marvel at the feats of ancient engineering.
After lunch, drive into central Cairo to explore the artifacts of the Egyptian Museum on Tahrir Square. Designed by French architect Marcel Dourgnon, the museum’s collections exceed 120,000 masterpieces from the pre-dynastic to the Pharaonic and Greco-Roman periods. Learn about the ancient Egyptian art of mummification before your return transfer to Hurghada.