Hit the highlights of Cairo and neighboring Alexandria on this tour. Over the course of four days, you'll see the Pyramids and Sphinx along with the extensive archives of the Egyptian Museum, views from Cairo Tower, and remnants of the ancient world in Alexandria.

Highlights

  • Stand in the shadow of the Pyramids
  • Explore the Egyptian Museum
  • Walk the streets of Old Cairo
  • Browse the new Library of Alexandria

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Cairo Cairo
Day 2 Egyptian Museum & Cairo Tower Cairo
Day 3 Old Cairo Day Tour Cairo
Day 4 Visit Alexandria & Depart Cairo Cairo

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Cairo & Visit the Pyramids

Cairo
Cairo

Welcome to Egypt! You'll meet your guide at Cairo airport and be whisked off onto your first Egyptian experience.

Start with a classic as you visit the pyramids of Cheops, Khafre, and Menkaure in the necropolis of Giza. These wonders of the ancient world are one of the first images that come to mind when you think of Egypt, and you'll experience them for yourself, along with the enigmatic Sphinx.

Day 2: Egyptian Museum & Cairo Tower

Cairo Nile & Down Town
Egyptian Museum

Get an early start at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, the richest museum of Egyptian antiquities in the world. See pharaonic treasures more than 5,000 years old, including colossal statues of Ramses II and gold and alabaster trappings and rare jewelry from the tomb of Tutankhamun.

Continue to Cairo Tower, a 614-foot (187 m) tower that's been in the city skyline for nearly 60 years. It was the tallest structure on the African continent until 1971, and still offers impressive views of the city. Top it off with a concert at the Pyramids before you turn in.

Day 3: Old Cairo Day Tour

El Moez Street
El Moez Street

Explore the streets of Cairo, starting at the massive medieval Salah El-din Citadel and its enclosed Mohamed Ali alabaster mosque, once a stronghold against the Crusaders. The brilliant domed ceilings, suspended lights, and views of the city from this ancient fortress are sure to captivate. Keep going to the churches of Old Cairo and the Khan El Khalili old market to browse before you retire for the night.

Day 4: Visit Alexandria & Depart Cairo

Stanley Bridge Alexandria
Stanley Bridge, Alexandria

Drive 2.5 hours out to the city of Alexandria and its archaeological attractions this morning. You'll visit the catacombs of Kom El Shoukafa, an underground wonder of ornate carvings and paintings of mingled Roman and Egyptian designs and the largest Roman funerary complex in Egypt, dating back to the second century CE.

Continue to the citadel of Fort Qaitbay on the harbor's arm, the original site of the ancient Pharos lighthouse in 279 BCE, followed by the Morsi Abu Alabas mosque. End your tour at the site of the reborn Library of Alexandria, established in 2002 to honor its ancient namesake as a complex where arts, history, science, and philosophy can come together.

Return to Cairo and relax until your airport transfer takes you toward home or onward to your next adventure.