Following a delightful open-buffet breakfast at your Cairo hotel, your accredited guide will escort you to the remarkable Giza Pyramids area. Here, your dreams come to life as you explore the Great Pyramid of Cheops, the largest and most iconic pyramid from the ancient Egyptian Old Kingdom. These awe-inspiring structures served as burial tombs for the pharaohs of Egypt's rich history. Marvel at the pyramids of Chephren and Mycerinus, each with its unique charm, and gaze upon the majestic Sphinx of Giza, believed to have been crafted during the fourth dynasty. You'll even have the opportunity for an adventurous camel ride around the Giza Pyramids, an optional activity that adds an extra layer of excitement to your visit. The tour continues with a visit to the Valley Temple, also known as the mummification temple of King Chephren, offering a fascinating glimpse into ancient rituals.
Your dedicated driver and Egyptologist guide will then accompany you to the Egyptian Museum, located in the heart of Cairo. This exceptional museum houses an extraordinary collection of antiquities and masterpieces spanning over 6,000 years of Egyptian history. You'll encounter 160,000 priceless artifacts, including gold and silver treasures, massive stone royal sarcophagi, and statues of ancient kings and rulers. The museum also features the royal mummies room and the funerary collection of Yuya and Tuya, the great-grandparents of King Tutankhamen.
After a fulfilling morning of exploration, you'll pause for a delectable lunch at a local restaurant. Following your meal, your Cairo Day Tour continues to Islamic Cairo, where you'll immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the city's historic walls and gates. Gain a deeper understanding of the everyday life of local Cairene residents.
To conclude your day, savor a soothing mint tea or indulge in a special mango juice while seated at El Fishawy cafe, the oldest continually operating cafe in Egypt, located within the bustling Khan El Khalili Grand Bazaar. This market is a Cairo Day Tours renowned site during Islamic Cairo trips, offering a vibrant shopping and cultural experience.
After your captivating tour, you'll be transported back to your hotel for an overnight stay. If you desire, you can opt for an optional Nile Dinner Cruise with an entertaining show in Cairo. Coordinate with your guide regarding the pickup location from your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch