Cairo: Ancient Egypt - 1 day
Explore some of Cairo’s most famous sites, from the iconic Pyramids of Giza and monolithic Sphinx to the wonderful Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and the treasures of Tutankhamen, on this Egypt Day Tour.
Departing after breakfast head towards the Giza Plateau, a UNESCO-World Heritage Site and home to some Cairo’s most famous treasures. The first stop is at the three iconic pyramids known as Cheops, Chephren and Myrcerinus. Set on the West Bank of the River Nile these age-old pyramids are the sole survivors from the Great Wonders of the Ancient World, and are one of the planet’s oldest tourist attractions. Originally built as royal tombs during Egypt’s Old and Middle Kingdom Periods, they are riddled with a maze of passage ways designed to protect the Mummies of the Pharaohs and the treasures which they would take with them to the afterlife. There will also be an opportunity to snap a few photos with the world-famous Sphinx, an impressive 50 metre tall statue with the body of a feline and head of a human carved out of a single piece of rock.
Later move on to the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, which boasts an impressive collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts. Here you will discover an entire gallery dedicated to Tutankhamen and the treasures unearthed in his tomb in 1922, including the world-renowned blue and gold mask in which he was laid to rest. For an extra fee you can also check out the eerie Royal Mummy Room, where nine mummified bodies from the New Kingdom can be seen on display.
Prices & Dates
On this range you won’t be joining other travellers, but will be on your own private itinerary. Accommodation, pace of travel and the style of trip is tailored to your individual needs. From pre-priced packages available off the shelf to fully curated tailor-made holidays, this range also includes our selection of one-night stopovers, day-tours and short breaks.
The OTG Independent range gives you all the great service aspects of our Signature range with the flexibility to create a truly unique and bespoke holiday or adventure to a variety of destinations around the world.
The 'per person' price is based on 2 persons or more undertaking the day tour together. If you are travelling solo and booking this tour on your own the 'Single supplement' needs to be added to the 'per person' price.
All our day tours are guaranteed to depart when bookings are made more than 96 hours prior to departure.
Please note that due to exchange rate fluctuations, as well as potential changes to park entrance fees, the local payment amount may be subject to change. We will however inform you of any such changes as soon as we are aware of them.