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The Egyptian Museum and the Pyramids of Giza - Route of the Pharaohs

Duration: Half Day

the egyptian museum and the pyramids of giza - route of the pharaohs

A holiday in Egypt will reward you with a wealth of enriching cultural experiences, but this full day tour of the Egyptian Museum and the Pyramids of Giza has to be one of the most fascinating. Spend a day in and around the magnificent city of Cairo and discover the relics that stand as testament to Ancient Egypt’s grand era of wealth and splendour. Not to be missed, these exotic treasures are truly breathtaking.

Starting from the mystical city of Alexandria, an air-conditioned coach will take you through the desert to the cultural centre of the Arab world – Cairo. Located on the banks of the River Nile, this ancient metropolis is the capital of Egypt and one of the largest cities in the world. This tour will transport you back in time as you are introduced to the largest and most precious collection of Egyptian antiquities in the world.

The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, otherwise known as Cairo Museum, houses over 120,000 genuine artifacts that range from the prehistoric era to the Greco-Roman period. Statues, jewellery, written documents, tombs, furniture and many more relics from this wealthy and powerful period are on display here, giving you a fascinating insight into the history of Ancient Egypt. Museum highlights include the treasures and tombs of pharaohs and queens during the period of the Middle Kingdom (11th–13th Dynasties) – the most famous being Tutankhamen and Rhamses II.

After visiting the museum, you will leave modern Cairo behind as we head to the Pyramids of Giza on the Giza Plateau. Rising from the desert floor, these three ancient Pyramids (Cheops, Chephren and Mycherinos) were built as majestic tombs for Kings and Queens during the Old and Middle Kingdoms. They are the largest and best preserved pyramids in Egypt, and rank amongst the world’s most fascinating monuments.

The Great Pyramid (Pyramid of Cheops), also known as Khufu's Pyramid, was built over 4,000 years ago and is the only remaining member of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Inside the pyramids lie tombs of members of the royal family and officials, which are vigilantly guarded by the legendary Great Sphinx. This awe-inspiring statue has the regal head of a human and the body of a lion and dates back to around 2500 B.C. Don’t forget your camera!

After all that sightseeing you will stop for a delicious lunch at one of the area’s luxury hotels. Before returning to Alexandria, you will also stop at a papyrus workshop and enjoy free time for shopping.

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