Drive to Cairo from Sharm el Sheik and explore the major sights, including the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Great Sphinx, and the renowned Egyptian Museum. Enjoy a dinner on the Nile River and overnight accommodation in Cairo.
What to Expect
This 2-day excursion to Cairo from Sharm el Sheikh includes an overnight stay to make the most of your Cairo visit. You will go to the Egyptian Museum, Giza Pyramids, and Great Sphinx, as well as get the chance to shop at the Khan el Khalili Bazaar, and enjoy a dinner on the River Nile.
Following the 8-hour drive by deluxe coach from Sharm el Sheikh, an Egyptologist guide will take you to the Great Pyramids of Giza. Constructed over a 20-year period, concluding around 2,560 BC, at the time they were the tallest man-made structure in the world, remaining so for more than 3,800 years.
Your guide will answer any questions you might have, and will provide a fascinating narrative as you explore the pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinos. For an additional fee, you can opt to visit inside one of the pyramids.
Next, go to the mysterious Great Sphinx. Gaze at the mythological creature, formed of a lion’s body and a human head stretching more than 240 feet (73 meters) long and 65 feet (20 meters) high.
Your next stop will be at the Egyptian Antiquities Museum on Tahrir Square. The neo-classical building was designed by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon and contains more than 120,000 masterpieces, ranging from the pre-dynastic to the Pharaonic and Greco-Roman periods. Among its most famous collections are the treasures of King Tutankhamen.
Follow this with lunch in a restaurant set on the maze of streets of the Khan El Khalili bazaar, before a transfer to your hotel for check in. You will have approximately 3 hours of rest and to prepare yourself for dinner on board the Nile Maxim cruise ship, where a delicious buffet will be served, complete with a belly dancing show. Transfer back to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Depart for Sharm el Sheikh after breakfast the following morning for the journey back through the desert.
- English speaking guide
- Entrance fees
- 1 x bottled water
- Dinner on the Nile
- 1-night accommodation
What's Not Included
- Drinks in Cairo restaurant
- Entrance to the Mummification Gallery at the Egyptian Museum
- Entrance fee inside the Pyramid