PREMIUM PRIVATE TOUR: Take an exciting city break in captivating Cairo. Visit the legendary Pyramids of Giza, discover the treasures of King Tutankhamun and see mummies of mighty pharaohs. By night enjoy the comforts of a deluxe downtown hotel making for a fabulous long weekend with time to sightsee and relax.
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.
Enjoy a guided tour of the famous pyramids and iconic Sphinx at Giza Plateau this morning. 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.
After a break for lunch enjoy a guided tour of the Grand Egyptian Museum which houses a giant exhibition containing the treasures of King Tutankhamun. Many pieces on show are being displayed for the first time and artefacts have been brought together from across Egypt and the world to this one location. The museum also makes use of new technology including virtual reality. Then head over to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization to see the mummies of mighty pharaohs on display in the Royal Mummies' Hall.
Returning to your hotel, spend the evening at leisure. We recommend going for dinner at one of the restaurants that offer fantastic views of the city and the Nile. Speak with your guide for their personal recommendations.
Please Note: the Grand Egyptian Museum is scheduled to open in late 2023, though an official opening 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
A free day to enjoy Cairo your own way. Consider relaxing by the hotel swimming pool, snapping up a few bargains at the famous Khan el Khalili bazaar or exploring more of Cairo on our optional Cairo City tour. You could also visit 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. If you already have something in mind that you would like to pre book, let your consultant know so we can arrange this in advance for you.
Overnight: Cairo | Breakfast
Today marks the conclusion of your city stay. 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.
For information about visas, top travel tips and much more, take a look through our travel guide.
Prices & Dates
Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room. The 'Single Room' price is applicable when a single room is required, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults.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.
Sheraton Cairo Hotel, Cairo
The recently renovated Sheraton Cairo Hotel, Towers and Casino is a stylish, contemporary hotel with fantastic views over the Nile. The rooms are particularly spacious with large bright windows, complimentary WiFi and all of the modern amenities required to ensure a comfortable stay. If you're feeling lucky head to the casino, or relax in the spa tub and soak up the sun by the large outdoor pool. The hotel has a choice of three restaurants and bars, where you can enjoy a tasty meal and refreshing drinks after taking in the ancient wonders of Egypt's capital city.
InterContinental Semiramis, Cairo
Situated on the banks of the River Nile in the heart of the capital, the luxury InterContinental Semiramis is conveniently located next to the Egyptian Museum and the bustling bazaars of Old Cairo. The tastefully appointed guest rooms have been designed with comfort in mind, with all modern amenities and balconies offering Nile or city views. The hotel's large rooftop pool is perfect for a refreshing dip and with 12 restaurants offering cuisine from across the world there's certainly no shortage of dining options. At the end of the day, head to the Nile Terrace to watch a spectacular sunset over the Nile, with a cool drink in hand.