Discover the new modern wonders of the world.
The Great Pyramid of Giza (also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops) is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza Necropolis bordering what is now El Giza, Egypt. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact.
Based on a mark in an interior chamber naming the work gang and a reference to fourth dynasty Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu, Egyptologists believe that the pyramid was built as a tomb over a 10 to 20-year period concluding around 2560 BC. Initially at 146.5 metres (481 feet), the Great Pyramid was the tallest man-made structure in the world for over 3,800 years. Originally, the Great Pyramid was covered by casing stones that formed a smooth outer surface; what is seen today is the underlying core structure. Some of the casing stones that once covered the structure can still be seen around the base. There have been varying scientific and alternative theories about the Great Pyramid's construction techniques. Most accepted construction hypotheses are based on the idea that it was built by moving huge stones from a quarry and dragging and lifting them into place.
Avoid the crowds and travel in style to this new modern wonder of the world.
Devised for people who appreciate the highest standards, our charming English speaking driver and guide will collect you from your hotel in one of our luxury vehicles and take you on a private tour of the Pyramids of Giza.
We specialise in unique experiences and will happily tailor make your trip to be a truly 'once in a lifetime' experience.
New7Wonders of the World (2000–2007) was an initiative started in 2000 as a Millennium project to choose Wonders of the World from a selection of 200 existing monuments. The popularity poll was led by Canadian-Swiss Bernard Weber and organized by the New7Wonders Foundation based in Zurich, Switzerland, with winners announced on 7 July 2007 in Lisbon.
The winners were The Colosseum - Rome, Petra - Jordan, Pyramids of Giza - Egypt, Taj Mahal - India, The Great Wall of China - China, Chichen Itza - Mexico, Machu Picchu - Peru and The Christ the Redeemer Statue - Brazil.
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Four Seasons Hotel, Cairo at the Residence
Located in a soaring 20-storey Giza tower, Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence offers 269 luxury hotel guest rooms, including 43 suites. Among the most spacious hotel rooms in Cairo, our comfortable luxury accommodations take full advantage of their setting, allowing you to look out on a range of lovely vistas, including the pyramids, botanical gardens and captivating views of the city itself.
Inside, you'll be embraced by soothing interiors featuring soft gold, red and green tones and gilded, empire-style furnishings. Advanced in-room technology includes wired or wireless Internet access, dual-line telephones with voicemail and satellite television to keep you entertained during your downtime. Signature Four Seasons marble bathrooms include a deep soaking tub, large granite-topped vanity and separate glass-enclosed shower.
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