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! Arrive Cairo, included transfer and overnight.
Hello Cairo! Today, enjoy a guided visit to the famous pyramids and huge 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 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 the claustrophobic! For a real Arabian experience, perhaps opt to hire a camel for a trot across the sands of Giza.
After time for lunch and a little respite we embark upon a guided tour of the famous Egyptian National Museum of Antiquities. In addition to witnessing the priceless funerary treasures of King Tutankhamen, including his legendary solid gold death mask, the museum boasts an amazing and certainly extensive collection of some 120 000 ancient Egyptian artifacts. Also during the visit you can choose to visit the Royal Mummy Room, where 9 royal mummies from the New Kingdom is displayed.
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. The 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.
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 a 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.
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’, based on a travelling party of 2 adults. The single supplement price needs to be added to the twin/double price if 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 when necessary.
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!