Make an early start for your trip to Cairo with 1am pickup at Hurghada hotels, and take a nap in a private vehicle during the 6-hour drive from Hurghada to Cairo.
Meet an Egyptologist guide upon arrival in Cairo, where you’ll start by visiting the Pyramids at Giza. Explore the Great Pyramid, the oldest remaining wonder of the ancient world, and the only one that’s largely preserved. Continue to the smaller pyramids of Khafre and Menkaure, then get sweeping views of the pyramids from the plateau. If desired, book a camel ride around the pyramids (own expense), before continuing to the Solar Boat museum (own expense) and the Sphinx. Tour the Valley Temple, then visit a nearby restaurant for lunch.
After your meal, continue to the Egyptian Museum, where you’ll find the largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities in the world. Take in the highlights of the 136,000-piece collection, which includes the treasures buried with King Tutankhamun, religious statues, animal mummies, and artwork. If desired, visit the Royal Mummy Room (own expense), where carefully preserved bodies have survived thousands of years.
Enter the walls of Old Cairo, where you’ll tour the Mosque of Ibn Tulun, the oldest surviving Cairo mosque still in its original form. Climb the minaret for views of the city, and walk the shady arcades that surround the mosque’s central courtyard.
At the end of your time in Cairo, make the return trip to Hurghada, and finish the day with drop-off at your hotel.