The Pyramids | Giza | Egypt
FROM: USD $445 pp

PRIVATE TOUR: Stopping over in Cairo? Why not extend your stay and explore the city of a thousand minarets for a stopover with a difference. Spend two nights in Egypt’s capital exploring the famous Pyramids of Giza and the iconic Sphinx, encountering royal mummies and touring the Grand Egyptian Museum.

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Trip Highlights

Marvel at the legendary Pyramids of Giza and the iconic Sphinx on the Giza Plateau
See the mummies of ancient Egyptian kings and queens at the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization
Explore the Grand Egyptian Museum, home to the treasures of the great Pharaohs including the famed 9kg solid Golden Mask of King Tutankhamun

Included

Breakfast daily
Guided tour of the Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza
Guided sightseeing on day 2 conducted by an English speaking Egyptian tour guide, qualified in Egyptology
All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles
2 nights SUPERIOR hotel. STANDARD and DELUXE hotel options are also available upon request. Accommodation rating – See Trip Notes for details
Guided tour of the Grand Egyptian Museum and the Royal Mummies' Hall at the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization
An airport arrival transfer on day 1 and a departure transfer on day 3

Not Included

International flights and visa
Entrance Fees: USD$60-70pp, paid in local currency
Tipping - An entirely personal gesture

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to ancient Egypt!

Welcome to Egypt and the start of your city stay! Arrive Cairo and included transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure. If your flight arrives early and you would like to pre-book touring arrangements, please enquire with your consultant.
Overnight: Cairo

Day 2

Pyramids & Egyptian Museums

After breakfast head out with your guide to the famous Pyramids of Giza and the iconic Sphinx. These ancient wonders are the sole survivors from the ancient Greek-listed Seven Wonders of the World and it is said that the pyramids are the planet’s oldest tourist attraction! Marvel at Cheops (Khufu) - the Great Pyramid which was constructed from over 2.5 million limestone blocks and is thought to have taken more than 20 years to construct. Whilst exploring Giza, you can opt to go inside one of the pyramids, subject to being open. Not built for the purpose of accommodating curious travellers, a visit inside one of the pyramids is hot, humid and not recommended for those that are claustrophobic – but you do feel a bit like Indiana Jones! For a real Arabian experience, why not hire a camel for a trot across the sands of Giza past one of the most famous backdrops in the world – great photo opportunities.

After time for lunch and a little respite, embark upon a guided tour of the Grand Egyptian Museum. In addition to witnessing the priceless funerary treasures of King Tutankhamen, including his legendary solid gold death mask, the museum boasts an astounding array of ancient Egyptian artefacts gathered from across Egypt and the world. Final stop of the day is the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization where you can see the remarkably well preserved mummies of ancient Egyptian kings and queens on display in the Royal Mummies' Hall. Once you’ve had your fill of ancient Egypt return to your hotel for an evening at leisure. Consider heading out to dinner at one of the restaurants that offer fantastic views of Cairo and the Nile. Ask your guide for some recommendations!

Please Note: the Grand Egyptian Museum is set to open late 2021. An official date has yet to be released. If travelling prior to the opening of the new facility we'll visit the Egyptian Museum instead.
Overnight: Cairo  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Cairo

Today marks the conclusion of our arrangement. Enjoy breakfast at leisure before hotel check out and included onward departure transfer to the airport. If your flight doesn’t depart until later today and you would like us to pre arrange further sightseeing, please enquire with your consultant.

For information about visas, top travel tips and much more, take a look through our travel guide.
Breakfast

Prefer some luxury...

You can on our 5 star Pyramid City break.
Enjoy a luxury city stay in a city that never ceases to amaze. Sleeping by the foot of the Giza Pyramids in the deluxe 5 star Le Meridien Pyramids. Enjoy a fabulous long weekend with the main sights included and free time to explore this ancient city your own way.

Prices & Dates

Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room. The 'Solo Room' price is applicable when single rooms are required. If travelling solo, an additional ‘1-person’ supplement will apply.

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Twin / Share
Solo Room
USD $445
USD $525
USD $525
USD $615
USD $525
USD $615

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In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Cairo
Ends
Cairo
Departs
Any day of the year
Hotel Rating
Our rating: Superior
Tour Guide
Yes - for all included sightseeing
Meals
Breakfast: 2
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Countries
Click to play videoThe city of Cairo at the end of a dusty path in front of the setting sun

My husband, son and his wife and myself were very pleased with the service we had with your tour company. Amir our tour guide was very helpful and very pleasant to be with. I would highly recommend him. We could not have wished for better service both by him and the driver. Thank you for such a great tour of your country Egypt.

Edward and Pam Muise
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