Unforgettable Cairo 1 Day Itinerary, beginning with a meeting with your personal tour guide in the hotel lobby in Cairo or Giza. You'll be transported in a deluxe vehicle to explore Egypt's most extraordinary sights, starting with the iconic Giza Pyramids, which continue to captivate scholars and Egyptologists worldwide.
These colossal structures were constructed by ancient Egyptian kings and pharaohs during the Old Kingdom period, which historians have divided into 30 dynasties that ruled Egypt for over 5000 years until the Roman occupation in 332 B.C. led by Alexander the Great, who established Alexandria City to compete with the Roman and Greek cities of the time.
Your first stop will offer a full view of the Great Pyramid of King Cheops, towering at a height of 140 meters. It was intended to serve as a burial place for the divine king. Next, you'll witness the grandeur of the second (middle) pyramid of King Chephren, which still retains part of its original white limestone outer casing on top. This pyramid faces the Great Sphinx, believed to be a representation of King Chephren himself.
Take a memorable camel ride around the Giza Pyramids area while your private tour guide helps you capture amazing photos, allowing you to virtually hold the pyramids between your hands and even give the Sphinx a kiss. Your itinerary also includes a visit to the Valley Temple of King Chephren, where the king's sacred remains were mummified as part of the burial rituals.
Continuing your Cairo Day Tour, you'll explore the Egyptian Museum, housing an unparalleled collection of ancient artifacts and treasures spanning over 6000 years of Egyptian history. With 250,000 masterpieces on display, it would take over six months to spend just a minute in front of each item. Highlights include the treasures of Tutankhamen, a vast collection of gold, and jewelry that lay buried in the sand for over 35 centuries until its discovery in 1922.
After an enriching morning, indulge in a delicious local lunch at a high-quality restaurant. Then, your journey continues with a visit to Coptic Cairo, where you'll explore the historic churches of the Coptic district. Marvel at the Hanging Church and the Church of St. Sergius, concluding your visit at the Ben Ezra Synagogue, one of Cairo's oldest synagogues.
As your Egypt Day Tour comes to an end, you'll be transferred to your departure terminal, cherishing the incredible memories of a day filled with ancient wonders and cultural richness.