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Cairo is a colourful, bustling city steeped in history and home to the world’s most famous ancient monument, the Pyramids. It is also a living, breathing city with many wonderful sites to see, including museums, parks and mazy bazaars. This short break will give you an excellent taster of the many delights Cairo has to offer, and undoubtedly leave you wanting to explore more of Egypt. Read more


  • Day 1:
  • Arrive in Cairo.

On arrival into Cairo airport we meet you inside the immigration hall, assist you with visa formalities, and then transfer you to your 4-star hotel near the pyramids. The rest of the day is free for you to settle in. If you arrive early in the day, then our local rep can assist you with any travel into Cairo or for a first close-up look at the pyramidsl.

  • Day 2:
  • Cairo. Pyramids, Sphinx and Saqqara tour

We start today's tour with a visit to one of the world's most famous sites, the 3 main pyramids at Gisa. One of our Egyptologist guides will accompany you and give you a full introduction to the history of pyramid building and these amazing constructions. You'll then visit the nearby Sphinx and learn more about its discovery from under the desert sands. Our next stop is the area called Saqqara, on the outskirts of Cairo. There are numerous pyramids in this region, and we visit Zoser's Step Pyramid which was one of the first pyramids built and you can see here how the design of pyramids evolved.

  • Day 3:
  • Cairo. City tour, dinner cruise

This morning we head into the centre of Cairo for a guided tour around the Egyptian Museum. This is an amazing museum with a huge collection of Pharaonic relics. You'll see papyrus scrolls, statues and mummies, and of course also be able to view the contents of Tutankhamun's tomb, including the famous golden mask. Other stops in our tour today include the Citadel, a collection of mosques and palaces perched on a hill overlooking the city, the winding narrow streets of Coptic Cairo, and the bustling centre of the Khan-el-Khalili bazaar. In the evening we take to the Nile for a dinner cruise on the river. This features a sumptuous Egyptian buffet meal and traditional entertainment including belly dancers and sufi dancers.

  • Day 4:
  • Cairo. Departure airport transfer

Your time is free today until we transfer you back to the airport for your flight home. As this is a private tour, we can be as flexible with the itinerary as you wish, and extra nights in Cairo can be added as well as further day trips and tours. For example, you could visit the colonial city of Alexandria on the Mediterranean coast, or head into the deserts near Cairo to visit the World Heritage Site of the Valley of the Whales.


• All accommodation as stated in the itinerary in 4-star hotels
• All transport and transfers in private AC vehicles
• 24-hour airport arrival & departure transfer service
• Sightseeing tours as detailed in the itinerary
• Services of a local Egyptologist guide for all sightseeing tours
• Meals as indicated in the itinerary

Not included

• International flights (available on request)
• Visa fees (available on arrival for most nationalities)
• Travel insurance (compulsory, available on request)
• Meals not indicated in the itinerary
• Entrance fees (allow approx. US$40)
• Tipping kitty (allow US$30)
• Drinks, snacks, guide tips and other personal expenses (e.g. laundry)
• Hotel gala dinners (see below)
• Any other items not mentioned above

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Tour facts

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1 - 18 people; minimum age is none
The Pyramids & Sphinx; Nile dinner cruise; The Citadel; Egyptian Museum, Khan al Khalili Bazaar
Air-conditioned bus/minibus/car
Group departures:
Any day
Local payment: (What's this?)
Meals: (What's this?)
Breakfast: 3 | Lunch: 0 | Dinner: 1


We use a range of carefully selected hotels on our group departures. If you have specific requests for hotels, please ask for a private or tailor-made tour.


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"Great service - Perfect! We love Egypt, our trip was made very much more memorable because of our fantastic guide"

Ms. Nicola Derby (Grand Egyptian Adventure)

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