Get an early start on the day with 7am pickup at your hotel in Alexandria, then board an air-conditioned van for the trip to Cairo.
Make the first stop of the day at the Giza Plateau, where you’ll find the only remaining Wonder of the Ancient World at the edge of the Sahara Desert. See the three major pyramids built by the Pharaohs Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure, then continue to the monumental Great Sphinx, which was carved from a single piece of Giza Plateau bedrock.
Visit a local restaurant for lunch, and cross the Nile River to the Egyptian Museum, home of the world’s largest collection of Egyptian antiquities. The museum’s 107 halls can be overwhelming for first-time visitors, but exploring with a private guide ensures that you’ll find the collection’s highlights, and see the things that interest you most. Take in ancient statues, mummies, and the treasures of King Tutankhamun, and tour the precious artifacts excavated from Giza, the Valley of the Kings, and Memphis.
The final stop of the day is Khan el Khalili bazaar, a sprawling maze of colorful stalls that overflow with handicrafts, aromatic spices, leather, jewelry, and antiques. Brush up your bargaining skills with help from the guide, and get tips on finding the best souvenirs from around the country. After your time at the market, begin the return trip to Alexandria, where this tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.