PREMIUM PRIVATE TOUR: Enjoy an exciting city stay in a city that never ceases to amaze. Sleeping by the foot of the Giza Pyramids in a lovely hotel makes for a fabulous long weekend with a little sightseeing and a lot of relaxing.
Welcome to Egypt and the start of your city stay! Arrival Cairo and included transfer to your 5 star hotel. The remainder of today is at your leisure to relax or explore Cairo your way. Consider sailing on a traditional felucca on the Nile at sunset, or the sound and light show this evening.
Today, we enjoy a guided visit to the famous pyramids and iconic Sphinx at Giza Plateau. Sole survivors from the ancient Greek-listed Seven Wonders of the World, the pyramids are the planet’s oldest tourist attraction! Gaze in awe at Cheops (Khufu) - the largest of the three great pyramids. Constructed from over 2.5 million limestone blocks it is thought to have taken more than 20 years to construct. Whilst here, you can opt to enter the inside one of the pyramids, subject to opening. 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, perhaps opt to hire a camel for a trot across the sands of Giza.
We then head to the famous Egyptian Museum. The prize exhibit has to be the priceless funerary treasures of King Tutankhamun, including his legendary solid gold death mask. During your visit you can choose to visit the Royal Mummy Room, where 9 royal mummies from the New Kingdom are displayed. The remainder of today is at your leisure, visit the famous Khan el Khalili bazaar, grab a local coffee at one of the oldest coffee shops and people watch, or barter for some souvenirs. Alternatively, admire the imposing Citadel of Saladin and tonight, head out to dinner to one of the restaurants that offer fantastic views of the city and the Nile. Speak with your guide for their tops places (local inside information) and you can choose the menu that best suits your personal taste.
Overnight: Cairo | Breakfast
A free day to enjoy Cairo your own way. Consider relaxing by the hotel swimming pool, snapping up a few bargains at the Khan el Khalili bazaar or further sightseeing Cairo with our optional Cairo City tour or a visit to the tomb-strewn Saqqara, home to Zhoser’s Step Pyramid. Zhoser’s Step Pyramid was constructed by Imhotep, the pharaoh’s chief architect in 2700 BC, and was the template for all future pyramid construction, including the Great Pyramids of Giza.
Overnight: Cairo | Breakfast
Today marks the conclusion of our arrangement. Enjoy breakfast at leisure before hotel check out and included onward departure transfer to the airport. Should you wish to extend your stay, we can arrange additional accommodation and any sightseeing you would like to pre book, please enquire.
For information about visas, top travel tips and much more, take a look through our travel guide.
Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel
Le Meridien Pyramids boasts unparalleled views of the ancient Pyramids of Giza. A mere glance out a guestroom window reveals one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The modern property is surrounded by landscaped gardens, providing a haven of greenery amidst golden sands. Contemporary styled guestrooms offer serene decor coupled with fresh amenities and a range of guest conveniences. With a peerless choice of restaurants, cuisines and bars, Royal Club floor, expansive swimming pool and spa amenities, floodlit tennis courts, shopping arcade and more, Le Meridien offers a pleasurable respite after a day of sightseeing Cairo's antiquity’s.
Please note, if Le Meridien Pyramids hotel is not available, it will be substituted with another hotel of the same standard.
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.Read More
The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.
Le Meridien Pyramids, Cairo
Set within beautifully manicured gardens, Le Meridien Pyramids is a stunning modern hotel affording amazing views of the Pyramids. The guest rooms have been designed with optimum taste and comfort in mind and include state of the art facilities. The outdoor swimming pool includes waterfalls and hydro jets. head to the Citrus Pool Bar in the afternoon for a refreshing beverage under the gaze of the pyramids!