Short on time? Enjoy the highlights of ancient and modern Cairo in this 8-hour tour, which takes you from the 4,500-year-old Pyramids of Giza all the way through to Tahrir Square, where the Arab Spring began. You'll also visit the Sphinx and Valley Temple, eat a local lunch, tour the Egyptian Museum, and explore the Khan el-Khalili bazaar.The tour could be sharing with others if there other guests booked it on same date
Your qualified Egyptologist guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo or Giza at 8am and drive you in air-conditioned comfort to the Pyramids of Giza. Witness the three largest pyramids, built by the pharaohs Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure, admire the half-lion, half-human Sphinx, and visit the Valley Temple, where Khafre's body was likely prepared for mummification. (Please note that if you want to enter one of the pyramids an additional fee is payable: your guide can help you arrange this.) After an early lunch at a local restaurant (around 10:30am), you'll drive downtown, to visit the famous Egyptian Museum, home to around 250,000 Egyptian antiquities including the iconic death mask of the boy king Tutankhamen and a bust of Nefertiti. (Please note that entry to the Royal Mummy Room is not included in the ticket.) On the way, you'll pass by Tahrir Square. After about three hours exploring the museum, drive to your final stop, Islamic Cairo. Discover the Khan el-Khalili bazaar, Egypt's oldest and perhaps most colorful souk, replete with leather, brassware, gold, perfumes, spices, and much, much more. Your driver will drop you at your hotel around 4pm.