Discover the enduring legacy of the pharaohs when you tour Cairo with A&K’s Egyptologist. Explore the iconic Great Pyramid of Giza and come face-to-face with Tutankhamun’s gold death mask during your cultural odyssey. Your guide with reveal the secrets of ancient Egypt, from how to read hieroglyphics to the mummification process which always fascinates the kids. Learn how the pyramids were built as you gaze in awe at one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Start your day at the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities in the bustling heart of the city. With more than 100 rooms to navigate, your guide will lead you to the many highlights. See the rooms filled with golden treasures extracted from the tomb of Tutankhamun discovered in the Valley of the Kings in 1922 by British archaeologist Howard Carter. The fascinating Mummies Room houses 11 royal kings and queens including the Great Ramesses II, Egypt's longest-ruling pharaoh.
The past and present will fuse together when you arrive at Giza and see the iconic sight of the pyramids and sphinx. Your guide will bring this spectacle to life with stories of how the pyramids were built and what their shape symbolised. Round off your day with a tour of the Solar Boat Museum to view the re-assembled funerary boat of King Cheops. Don’t forget your camera to capture the moment the sun sets over the pyramids, marking the end of a memorable day.
Additional notes about the tour
For an additional cost you can visit the Workers Tomb.
This experience is only available to book as part of an A&K tailor-made holiday.