Begin with pickup at your Cairo hotel, Giza, or at the airport, then travel to the Giza Plateau in an air-conditioned minivan. Start with the plateau’s three main features: visit the pyramids built by Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure as your guide shares stories from ancient Egyptian history and culture.
Continue to the Great Sphinx, which frames perfect views of the pyramids, and learn the mysteries behind the oldest known monumental statue in the world. Find out more about Egyptian funerary practices at the Valley Temple, a structure with alabaster floors, causeways, and rooms where mummies were embalmed by ancient priests.
Pause for lunch at a local restaurant, then cross the Nile to visit the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, which houses the world’s largest collection of pharaonic antiquities. See some of the museum’s mummies and art, along with treasures excavated from King Tutankhamun’s tomb, and see the coins and papyrus that ancient Egyptians used in everyday life.
After visiting the Egyptian Museum, make the return trip to your hotel or the airport, where this tour concludes.