9 HoursStart time
Your hotel in Cairo (Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
Tour returns to the original departure point
Explore the history of ancient Egypt as you take a tour around Egyptian Museum. The Museum has 107 halls with statues of kings, gods and goddesses in the ground floor, while the upper floor houses small statues, jewels and Tutankhamen treasures.
Later in the day visit the world-famous Pyramids of Giza. Your expert guide will lead your around these iconic landmarks and reveal some of their fascinating secrets.
In the morning, you will be picked up in an air-conditioned vehicle from your hotel in Cairo. Accompanied by a guide, you will be taken to the Egyptian Museum, situated in the Tahirr Square in Cairo. The museum was first built in Boulak, but in 1891, it was moved to Giza Palace of ‘Ismail Pasha’ which housed the antiques that were later moved to the present building.
There are 107 halls in the museum. At the ground floor there are huge statues. The upper floor houses small statues, jewels and Tutankhamen treasures. It is the largest Egyptian antiques museum in the world and houses about 250,000 antique pieces covering the whole history of ancient Egypt, which extends over the past five thousand years. The Egyptian Museum comprises many sections arranged in chronological order.
Further on, proceed to the pyramids of Giza that lies on the west bank of the Nile facing Cairo. On top of Giza plateau rise the three pyramids erected by Cheops, Chepren and Mycerinus, guarded by the mysterious Sphinx which is a mythical statue with the body of a lion and a human head.
Five thousand years ago, Giza became the royal burial place for Memphis, the Pharaoh’s capital city. Giza’a three pyramids and the Sphinx were constructed in the 4th dynasty of Egypt’s Old Kingdom. About 2,500 BC, King Khufu, the second pharaoh of the fourth dynasty, commissioned the building of his tomb at Giza. On an average, over 2 million blocks of stone was used to build Khufu’s pyramid, and the heaviest blocks were used as the ceiling of Khufu’s burial chamber. Khufu’s son was the next in the royal line who commissioned the building of his own pyramid complex which includes the Sphinx. Each pyramid has a mortuary temple and a valley temple linked by long causeways that were rooted and walled.
After marvelling at the pyramids of Giza, you will be dropped back to your hotel in Cairo.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all details.
In most temples and museums in Egypt, an additional fee for photo and video cameras is requested.
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
A range of meats, salads and pastas will be offered for lunch, vegetarian options are available
Had an unbelievable experience! Picked from our hotel on time in the morning, driven to the museum, our guide Michael was very knowledgable and escorted us around the museum...Miss Sarah-Ann C Szabo, United Kingdom, 09/Mar/2013
We could not fault the service. We booked the trip a couple of weeks before we left and had a full itinerary and times emailed straight away...Yes we really enjoyed the whole...D O Brien, United Kingdom, 22/Oct/2008
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