Welcome to Egypt! Upon arrival our staff will meet you at the airport, assist you with obtaining your visa and luggage, and then transfer you to your hotel close to the Pyramids for the start of your trip. They will help you settle in, introduce you to the local area, and explain tomorrow's arrangements. The rest of the day is free.
We start our tour of Cairo with a visit to the Egyptian Museum, in central Cairo, the world-renowned Museum of Egyptian Antiquities. Accompanied by your certified Egyptologist, you'll stroll through the halls highlighting each historical period of this ancient land. The museum houses approximately 160,000 objects covering 5,000 years of Egypt's past, exhibits here include the treasures of Tutankhamun.
This afternoon we visit to the Giza Plateau, home of Egypt's world famous Pyramids of Khufu (Cheops - Greek), Khafre (Chephren - Greek) and Menkaure (Mycerinus - Greek) and their guardian Sphinx, Memphis-first capital of the ancient kingdom to see the statue of Ramses II, then to Sakkara to see the Step pyramid.
You are free to explore Cairo at your own pace.
Or you can take an option day to travel to cosmopolitan city of Alexandria, which in its founding days was at the centre of the Ancient World, and at times rivalled the great cities of Athens and Rome. Although today Alexandria is a thriving metropolis you can still find evidence of its prestigious past, as hip cafes and restaurants sit side-by-side with ancient monuments, vibrant souks, and Roman catacombs.
Your time is free in Cairo today for some final sightseeing or shopping until we pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the airport to catch your departure flight.
A range of day trip options are available (subject to your flight time) and extra nights in Cairo may also be added if you would like to take advantage of these.