Cross the Egyptian desert on a 20-hour bus tour and see the main monuments of Cairo’s Old Town and the Giza Plateau. Learn about the mummification of the pharaohs at the Egyptian Museum, and marvel at the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx.
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Discover the "City of a Thousand Minarets" on a full-day tour of Cairo, with bus transfers from Hurghada by the round trip. Relax on the long journey in air-conditioned luxury, admiring views over the Suez Gulf.
Upon arrival, your private Egyptologist's guide will take you to Giza Plateau to see the oldest of the Ancient World's 7 Wonders. Get spectacular views of The Giza Pyramids as you visit Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinus' mortuary temples. Learn the tale of how the temples were built, and hear the stories behind the legends.
Go on to the Great Sphinx, the colossal statue of a legendary reclining beast with a lion's body and Pharaoh Khafre's ears. Go to the opposite Valley Temple, credited to Khafre the Pharaoh, and marvel at the feat of ancient engineering.
After lunch drives into central Cairo to visit the Egyptian Museum's objects in Tahrir Square. The collections of the museum, designed by French architect Marcel Dourgnon, surpass 120,000 masterpieces from the predynastic to the pharaonic and Greco-roman ages. Learn about Ancient Egypt's mummification art prior to your move back to Hurghada.
- Transfers to and from Cairo and Giza via air-conditioned van
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- Lunch at a local speciality restaurant
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Egyptian museum fast-track entry
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