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  • Location:Cairo, Egypt
  • Duration:6 - 8 hours

Private Tour: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum, Khan el-Khalili Bazaar

Witness the Giza pyramids, the Egyptian Museum and Khan el-Khalili bazaar on this full-day tour of Cairo, with a private Egyptologist guide. See the ancient pyramids and Sphinx at el-Giza; and discover the mysteries that surround these age-old monuments. Visit the atmospheric Egyptian Museum to see the treasures of Tutankhamun, including his gold death mask and coffins. Then, finish with time at the colorful Khan el-Khalili bazaar to barter for bargains. Enjoy a flexible itinerary that can be tailored to your interests, and upgrade to enjoy lunch during your tour.

Highlights

  • Private day trip to the Great Pyramids, Sphinx, Cairo Museum and Khan el Khalili bazaar from Cairo
  • Guided introduction to the three pyramids
  • Free time to enter one of the pyramids (additional cost)
  • Visit the enigmatic Sphinx
  • Tutankhamun's coffins and death mask in Cairo's Egyptian Museum
  • Free time to shop in bustling Khan el Khalili bazaar
  • Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your expert Egyptologist guide on this special private tour
  • Pick-up and drop-off from central Cairo hotels

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What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum, Khan el-Khalili Bazaar

Sphinx, Giza

Start with a pickup from your central Cairo or Giza hotel by private, air-conditioned vehicle. Meet your Egyptologist guide, and set off to explore the city’s highlights. If there’s something you want to see more of, let your guide know: your tour is private, so the itinerary can be tailored to your interests.

Visit the Giza Plateau in the el-Giza district, to admire the three Giza pyramids. Marvel at these massive ancient burial tombs, built around 2,500 BC, and learn how and why they were constructed.Get free time to enter one of the pyramids  (additional cost) and explore its empty inner chambers independently — your guide is not permitted to enter with you.

Gaze up at the colossal Sphinx, the enigmatic statue of a human-headed lion that guards the pyramids, and if you wish, visit the Solar Boat Museum (additional cost); home to the funerary boat of Khufu, the pharaoh for whom the Great Pyramid was built. Admire the beautiful wooden boat, once used to transport Khufu’s body to the site, and learn how its remnants were discovered and reassembled.

Then, head inside Cairo’s Egyptian Museum, home to some 120,000 incredible ancient artifacts. Let your guide introduce you to some of the highlights, including the star attraction: the treasures of Tutankhamun. Admire the boy king’s gold death mask, coffins and funerary treasures, and learn about his short and troubled reign. Then, enjoy some free time to explore the museum at leisure.

Finish with a visit to Khan el-Khalili bazaar, Cairo’s main souk. Meander through the bustling lanes and perhaps haggle for goodies such as gold, rugs, spices and other wares.

If you’ve upgraded to include lunch, take a break for your meal as you travel between the sites. In addition, pay a short visit to a papyrus institute to see how time-honored papyrus artworks are created. See some artists in action and if you wish, purchase some papyrus paintings.

When the time comes, your tour ends with a drop-off back at your hotel.

Customer Reviews

Asanga T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

It and #39;s worth it. Highly Recommend it!

Ashleyida6

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This tour is a must do! It was incredible. We went into one of the pyramids which wasn't much more . We got great pictures in front of the pyramids. We also paid extra for the camel ride. Our tour guide Tito was awesome! He's very knowledgeable. We didn't end up doing the Bazaar and chose to spend more time at the pyramids.

rocapamo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

It was really enjoyable. Our guide Rafat was very friendly and helpful. He not only limited to show us the monuments/places but also the culture and life style in Cairo. 100 Recomended.

Paul M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

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Sarah T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

A great way to see most the sights all in one day! Our guide spoke very good english and took us to a great place for lunch outside the cairo museum. Flexible with time we wanted more time at Pyramids than bazaar which he catered for.

kendra.miller376

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

AMAZING! Worth the money. Air conditioned vehicle, courteous and provided extra meal! Would highly recommend this tour

Katie A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Guide was excellent! very friendly and fun, good photographer and knew the best spots. Pyramids were amazing! If you want to go up inside the great pyramid you have to pay an extra 200EGP when you get there. There is also the option to have a camel ride again for an additional fee. The bazaar is a good place to get your souvenirs be ready for every shop owner to approach you and tell you they have what you want! Make sure you haggle.

Graham U

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Our Tour Guide was great, friendly and very knowledgeable would highly recommend him and this tour.

john g

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Excellent guide, recommended

minicooper99999

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

reliable

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