Get an early start pickup from Alexandria Port then travel to Cairo in an air-conditioned minivan with a private driver/guide. Make the first stop of the day at the Giza Plateau, where the pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure dominate a stark landscape at the edge of the Sahara Desert. Explore the pyramids as your guide shares stories about ancient Egyptian history, culture, and beliefs, and continue to the Great Sphinx and the Valley Temple, a funerary complex built under the rule of King Khafre. Some rest for lunch at a local restaurant, then drive across the Nile into the city of Cairo to see the world’s largest collection of pharaonic antiquities at the Egyptian Museum. Sample the best of the galleries with your guide, who will help find the things that interest you most, from mummies and artwork to hieroglyphs and the magnificent treasures that were buried with King Tutankhamun. After visiting the Egyptian Museum, make the return trip to Alexandria, where this tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel or cruise ship.