Travel to Ancient Egypt with new immersive VR expedition ‘Horizon of Khufu’

In a new era for virtual reality, doors are now open for Horizon of Khufu, where travellers voyage back in time 4,500 years ago to Ancient Egypt.

Following its international success, the virtual reality adventure transports culture seekers to the Great Pyramid of Giza, one of the seven wonders of the world and land of the Pharaohs.

Since its opening this October, visitors to Westfield Stratford City, the world-class retail district, have been able to enjoy an archaeological treasure without ever leaving London.

Travellers crawl through ancient burial chambers, witness mummification ceremonies and navigate the Nile by boat to attend the funeral of King Khufu, creator of the Giza Pyramids.

Developed by leading virtual reality studio Excurio in partnership with Egyptologist, Peter Der Manuelian from the Giza Archives Project at Harvard University, Horizon of Khufu uncovers 1,000 square metres of ancient ruins.

This new format, called Immersive Expeditions, allows large numbers of visitors in the same space to experience a 45-minute expedition simultaneously with 360° views at the top of the only Great Wonder still standing.

Harnessing a sensational combination of archaeological and historical data, the immersive expedition recreates an ancient civilisation built 4,000 years ago in a format unrivalled anywhere else in the UK.

Horizon of Khufu – Solar Boat Horizon of Khufu © Emissive – Excurio

Travellers will never break a sweat climbing the 146-metre-high building and are led by a virtual guide named Mona who unveils the King’s ancient secrets and tombs as the sun sets.

Whether yearning for an adventure or unique historical experience, Horizon of Khufu is suitable for ages eight and up and is the perfect family holiday with no flights required.

Horizon of Khufu will bring members of the public an unparalleled sensory experience going beyond the limits of modern virtual reality.

The Horizon of Khufu is now open Westfield Stratford City. Tickets are on sale at

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