Giza Pyramids, Egyptian Museum, Khan el-Khalili bazaar Full-day Tour from Hurghada
Depart from your Hurghada hotel very early by private air-conditioned vehicle and make the journey to the capital, Cairo. On arrival, meet your private Egyptologist guide and start your tour of this world-famous city’s highlights. Firstly, head to the Giza Plateau to see the Giza Pyramids. Marvel at the three mighty burial tombs, built around 2,500 BC, and one of the last remaining Ancient Wonders of the World. Feast your eyes on the largest of the tombs: the Great Pyramid. Constructed from 2.3 million stone blocks, this incredible edifice is a masterpiece of engineering and is believed to have taken up to 20 years to build. See the enigmatic Sphinx, the mysterious statue of a human-headed lion that guards the pyramids. Afterward, stop for lunch and continue to Cairo's Egyptian Museum, home to an astounding collection of 120,000 ancient artifacts. Explore some of the museum’s highlights, including the must-see Tutankhamun collection. Be wowed by the boy king’s golden death mask, coffins and funerary riches, and learn about this short reign and the mysteries of his death. Next, visit Khan el-Khalili bazaar, Cairo’s main souk. Delve into the bustling lanes and perhaps haggle for souvenirs at the shops selling trinkets, gold, spices and other goodies. Pay a visit to a papyrus institute to see how these time-honored artworks are created and if you wish, purchase some papyrus paintings as mementos. Finally, return to Hurghada, where your day ends with a hotel drop-off.
Highlights: Giza Pyramids, the Sphinx, Cairo's Egyptian Museum, Khan el-Khalili bazaar.
Includes: a guide, Hurghada hotel pick-up and drop-off, air-conditioned vehicle transportation, lunch. Optional: entrance fees to the Pyramids and papyrus institute. Minimum 2 people.