Meet your personal driver at your Hurghada hotel at 1am to make an early start on the 6-hour drive to Cairo. Relax in a comfortable, modern minivan—this is the perfect time to catch up on sleep—then meet an Egyptologist guide upon arrival in Cairo.
Step back into the world of Egyptian pharaohs, priests and workers at the Giza Plateau, where you can explore a trio of remarkable pyramids with your guide. Hear stories about Cheops, whose tomb was considered one of the Wonders of the Ancient World, the only one still in existence. Get panoramic views of the pyramids from the foot of the Great Sphinx, and take advantage of a private tour to customize your experience: you can add a visit to the Solar Boat Museum or ride a camel through the sand (own expense).
Pause for lunch at a local restaurant, then get a personal introduction to the vast collection at the Egyptian museum. See Tutankhamun’s golden funeral mask and coffin, see rooms filled with royal and animal mummies, and take in artwork that brings the ancient world to vivid life.
Explore the UNESCO-listed historic center of Cairo, where you’ll visit the 2nd-century remains of a Roman fortress, walls and tower, then learn about the city’s Coptic Christian heritage at the Hanging Church of Virgin Mary before making the return trip to Hurghada.