Begin with pickup at your hotel or port in Cairo or Giza, then travel to the Egyptian Museum in an air-conditioned van with a private driver/guide. The museum is home to the largest collection of pharaonic antiquities in the world, and exploring it can be overwhelming: visiting with a private guide will help you find the things that interest you most in the museum, from art and artifacts to mummies, statues, and the treasures from King Tutankhamun’s tomb.
After visiting the museum, continue into the walled Old City of Cairo, the heart of city life for over a thousand years. Find views of the city from the walls of the Saladin Citadel, and tour the Alabaster Mosque of Muhammed Ali, whose elegant proportions and long history make it one of Cairo’s most beloved landmarks.
Pause for lunch in a local restaurant, then continue on foot to Khan el-Khalili, a colorful bazaar that’s overflowing with souvenirs, spices, antiques, and handicrafts from around the country. This is the perfect place to browse for mementos, or brush up your Egyptian bargaining skills with help from a local guide. When you’ve finished exploring, make the return trip to your accommodations in Cairo or Giza, where this tour concludes.