Take a private tour of Cairo's most famous sites, departing Sharm El Sheik. Visit the Great Pyramids of Giza, Great Sphinx, Egyptian Museum, Khan el Khalili bazaar and more on a comprehensive 2-day excursion with an Egyptologist.
Day 1: Sharm El Sheikh - Cairo You will be picked up from your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh for an early morning transfer by air-conditioned van to the airport for your flight to Cairo. In Cairo you will meet your Egyptologist tour guide who will take you to the Great Pyramids, the oldest of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one still intact. You will also visit The Great Sphinx, the mythological creature formed of a lion’s body and a human head, to hear its intriguing legends before exploring the Valley Temple. You will stop for lunch before returning to Cairo city center, where you will travel to Tahrir Square, home of the world-renowned Museum of Egyptian Antiquities. Built in a neo-classical style by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon, its collections exceed 120,000 masterpieces, ranging from the pre-dynastic era to the Pharaonic and Greco-Roman periods. Discover the treasures of the child King Tutankhamen and Pharaonic Gods and Goddesses among the many exhibits, before your transfer to your overnight hotel in the shadows of the pyramids. Day 2: Cairo - Sharm El Sheikh Today you will visit the medieval Islamic fortification of the Citadel of Saladin. Located on Mokattam Hill overlooking the old city of Cairo, feel the fresher breeze at the elevated location. After lunch you will take an unforgettable walk through the sights, sounds and smells of Khan El Khalili bazaar. Transfer to Cairo Airport for your return flight to Sharm El Sheikh where you will be met and dropped off at your hotel or resort.