Private Tour: 2-Day Trip to Cairo from Alexandria Including Giza Pyramids, Sakkara, and Egyptian Museum
Take in the ancient highlights of Cairo on a private 2-day trip from Alexandria, including overnight accommodation in a 5-star Cairo hotel. Admire the ancient pyramids and Great Sphinx at Giza, view the age-old Step Pyramid at Sakkara, and visit the Egyptian Museum to see the highlights of its vast collections, including Tutankhamun’s treasures. An Egyptologist guide, admission fees, and private round-trip transport from Alexandria hotels, port, and airport are included.
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Hotel, port or airport pickup and drop-off
- Qualified Egyptologist guide
- Private round-trip transport by air-conditioned car, minivan or coach
- Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
- Guided tours at each site
- Camel ride at Giza
- Overnight accommodation at 5-star Cairo hotel
- Felucca ride
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Fuel surcharge
- Local taxes
What's excluded :
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Day 1: Alexandria - Cairo
Begin with morning pickup from your Alexandria hotel, cruise port, or airport, and travel south to Cairo by private, air-conditioned car, minivan, or bus (depending on size of your group).
After a roughly 3-hour drive, arrive in Cairo and visit the Giza Plateau, home to the UNESCO-listed pyramids. With your Egyptologist guide, view the pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinus as you hear fascinating facts and secrets about the 4,500-year-old pharaonic tombs, the last remaining of the Ancient Wonders of the World.
Enjoy an optional short camel ride, and then view the Great Sphinx, the massive human-headed statue traditionally held to guard the pyramid of Chephren, and the Valley Temple, thought to be Chephren’s mummification complex.
After lunch at a local restaurant (own expense), travel to the ancient necropolis of Sakkara. Here, admire the Step Pyramid of Djozer, the world’s oldest stone structure, learning how it was constructed in around 2,630 BC for King Djozer.
Your day then ends with a hotel drop-off in Cairo, with time free to relax and have dinner (own expense) at the restaurant of your choice.
Overnight: 5-star hotel in Cairo
Day 2: Cairo - Alexandria (B)
After breakfast, meet your guide and visit Cairo’s stunning Egyptian Museum, the world’s largest repository of Egyptian antiquities. View the museum’s highlights as your guide provides intriguing background, and admire the treasures of Tutankhamun, including his gold funerary mask.
Then, after lunch (own expense) at a local restaurant, enjoy a 1-hour cruise on the River Nile on a felucca (traditional sail boat), admiring Cairo's skyline from the water.
Finally, learn about the ancient craft of papyrus-making and pick up souvenirs (own expense) at a papyrus workshop and gift shop before returning to Alexandria, where your trip concludes at the start point.
Departure Point :Your Alexandria hotel, Alexandria cruise port or Alexandria airport
Departure Time :Morning departure
Please reconfirm exact pickup time with the local operator
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.