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During Egypt’s Old Kingdom period, Memphis, located near Cairo, was home to the pharaohs who built the pyramids. But domestic architecture didn’t last like the pyramids did, so most all that remains of Memphis today is the Mit Rahina open-air sculpture museum.

The Basics

On the site of ancient Memphis, the Mit Rahina open-air museum is an impressive, if bewildering, jumble of ancient statues. Highlights include an alabaster sphinx and beds used to mummify sacred bulls for the Serapeum temple at Saqqara.

Some tours enable travelers to check off the Giza pyramids, Saqqara, Dahshur, and Memphis in a day, but most visitors prefer to spread out the sightseeing. To move at a more leisurely pace, choose a tour of Memphis, Saqqara, and Dahshur, and save the other sites for another day. Most tours provide round-trip transport from Cairo or Giza.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Memphis is a must-see for fans of ancient Egypt.
  • The attractions at the Mit Rahina open-air museum are sculptures, not architectural remains of the former city.
  • Some pieces from Mit Rahina will move to Giza's Grand Egyptian Museum, slated to open in 2020.
  • Mit Rahina is flat but sandy, possibly challenging for travelers who use wheelchairs or strollers.

How to Get There

The Mit Rahina open-air museum sits around 18 miles (29 kilometers) south of downtown Cairo, 5 miles (8 kilometers) north of Dahshur, and 5 miles (8 kilometers) east of Saqqara. Public transit can be difficult if you don’t speak Arabic. Most travelers visit on a full- or half-day tour from Cairo or Giza.

When to Get There
A compact site, the Mit Rahina museum feels crowded much more quickly than the vast expanses of Saqqara and Dahshur. It’s open every day, morning through afternoon, with reduced hours during the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan. To enjoy the sculptures in relative solitude, visit early in the day.

Key Ancient Egyptian Sites Near Cairo
While you’ll find ancient sites all over modern-day Egypt, they cluster around two areas: Cairo, the capital during the Old Kingdom period, and Luxor, the capital during the Middle Kingdom and New Kingdom periods. In Cairo, the three main royal burial grounds were at Giza, Saqqara, and Dahshur. The pharaohs who built the pyramids lived in Memphis.
Address: Mit Rahina Village, Al Badrashin, Cairo, Egypt
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Full Day Tour (8 hours) : Saqqara, Memphis & Dahshour

Full Day Tour (8 hours) : Saqqara, Memphis & Dahshour

Our Expert tour guide with value of experience and language skills, very friendly with nice expert driver.
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  • 8 hours
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US$60.00
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Private Tour: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, Sakkara

Private Tour: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, Sakkara

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Rewind to ancient Egypt with this full-day private tour to Giza, Sakkara and Memphis. With your own Egyptologist guide, admire the magnificent pyramids at Giza. After learning about these age-old tombs and the Sphinx, leave Cairo to see the Sakkara pyramid, an extraordinary stepped tomb known as Egypt’s oldest pyramid. Lastly, continue to Memphis to discover the UNESCO-listed ruins of ancient Egypt’s capital, including a giant statue of Ramses II. Enjoy a flexible itinerary on this private tour, and upgrade to include lunch and entry to Giza’s Solar Boat Museum.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$117.60
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Full-Day Tour from Cairo: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, and Saqqara

Full-Day Tour from Cairo: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, and Saqqara

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Experience ancient Egypt first-hand on a private tour from Cairo or Giza to the Giza Pyramids and Sphinx, and Saqqara. Walk alongside your guide as you visit a trio of pyramids and the Valley Temple, then visit the ancient and mysterious sphinx. See a pyramid that transformed Egyptian architecture at the Saqqara necropolis, then explore the remains of a great city that once ruled Lower Egypt. 
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$86.00
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Private Guided Day Trip to Dahshur, Memphis and Saqqara from Cairo

Private Guided Day Trip to Dahshur, Memphis and Saqqara from Cairo

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See some of Egypt’s lesser-known pyramids on a private day trip from Cairo. Traveling by air-conditioned vehicle, hear about the ancient pharaohs and their burial grounds from your guide as you journey south to the necropolis of Dahshur. View the Red Pyramid and extraordinary Bent Pyramid here, and then explore the ruins of Memphis, once Egypt’s capital. Inspect the broken relics, columns and giant fallen statue of Ramses II, before continuing to Saqqara. Here, see the famous Step Pyramid of Zoser, Egypt’s oldest stone structure, before returning to Cairo.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$75.00
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9 Hrs Experience Pyramids of Giza Dahshur Sakkara and Memphis incl Camel lunch

9 Hrs Experience Pyramids of Giza Dahshur Sakkara and Memphis incl Camel lunch

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Avoid crowds and enjoy a more personalized experience with this private tour to the Pyramids of Giza, Dashur, and Memphis. In the company of an Egyptologist guide, learn about the history and mysteries of these world-famous sites and enjoy a camel ride around the pyramids.
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  • 9 hours
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US$95.00
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Half-Day Private Guided Tour to Saqqara and Memphis from Cairo

Half-Day Private Guided Tour to Saqqara and Memphis from Cairo

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Extending your sightseeing from Cairo to see the ancient sites outside it is difficult independently, with cabs providing the only realistic option but leaving you guide-less once there. This private half-day tour fills the gap: taking you to Saqqara’s Step Pyramid and relics, and Egypt’s ancient capital of Memphis in one convenient trip. Plus, you get your own qualified Egyptologist guide for detail on the treasures, plus a snack lunch.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$45.00
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Private Tour to Saqqara and Memphis

Private Tour to Saqqara and Memphis

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Our Visitors Egypt tour guide will meet and transfer you from hotel to witness the Complex of Saqqara which belongs to King Zoser and his step pyramid which is considered the first pyramid in Egypt and the first rock-cut building in the history. At the same area there are another several monuments, like the pyramid complex of Unas and Userkaf, also there are many tombs belonging to the high officials of the Pharaonic era, these tombs features a lot of well-preserved colorful scenes. Beside that you will take a look at the beautiful monuments inside the museum of the great architect Imhotep, who built the step pyramid of King Zoser. Moving on towards Memphis" one of the ancient Egyptian Capitals until around 2,200 BC). It was the first capital of ancient Egypt after the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt .which was a cult center for God Ptah god of creation and artworks, you will find among this open air museum, a lot of temples and monuments dedicated for him.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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US$30.36
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Half-Day Tour from Cairo: Dahshur Pyramids Sakkara and Memphis City

Half-Day Tour from Cairo: Dahshur Pyramids Sakkara and Memphis City

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Go beyond the most visited sites and see the Dahshur pyramids, Memphis, and Sakkara. In the company of an Egyptologist guide, explore an ancient city and two of its necropolises. See Djoser’s distinctive step pyramid and the ‘Bent’ and ‘Red’ Pyramids at Dahshur; stand beneath the millennia-old colossus of Ramses II, and follow the footsteps of pharaohs as you explore an open-air museum of statues and ruined palaces.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$60.43
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Half Day Tour To Memphis Sakkara And Dahshur Pyramids

Half Day Tour To Memphis Sakkara And Dahshur Pyramids

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Many visitors to Egypt only see the Pyramids of Giza, but you can explore some of the less-visited pyramids on this tour to Saqqara, Dahshur, and Memphis. Avoid the hassle of haggling for transport and benefit from an Egyptologist’s expertise as you tour the Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara, the Bent Pyramid and Red Pyramid at Dahshur, and Memphis, once the capital of ancient Egypt.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$65.00
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Full day tour:Giza pyramids, sphinx ,Memphis city and Sakkara pyramids

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Full day tour:Giza pyramids, sphinx ,Memphis city and Sakkara pyramids

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Full day tour:Giza pyramids sphinx Memphis city Sakkara pyramids with private pick up by private vehicle and tour guide from your hotel either in cairo or Giza  Cairo full day tour visits Giza Pyramids Sphinx one of Egypt top attractions, Memphis City that was the ancient Capital of Egypt Then Visit Sakkara Pyramid that has been considered the first stone structure in the world.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$65.45
US$77.00
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half day sakkara step pyramids and Memphis city tour

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half day sakkara step pyramids and Memphis city tour

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This half-day tour to Memphis and Saqqara from Cairo is an easy way to knock out some of your essential Cairo sightseeing in one day. Your guide takes you from your Cairo hotel to two popular day trip destinations: Egypt’s old capital city of Memphis and the famous archaeological site and pyramid at Saqqara, sharing historical insight along the way.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$55.25
US$65.00
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 Half Day Tour to Memphis,Saqqara & Dahshour Pyramids

Half Day Tour to Memphis,Saqqara & Dahshour Pyramids

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1. A personal tour guide accompanies you all along the way. 2. Private air-conditioned car as your transportation. 3. Visit Memphis, Saqqara Step Pyramid, Dahshour Pyramids in one day. 4. High-efficiency and professional service ONLY for you without other travelers
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$31.00
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 4-hours Sakkara step pyramid and Memphis old city from Cairo or Giza hotels

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4-hours Sakkara step pyramid and Memphis old city from Cairo or Giza hotels

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With this tour from Giza or Cairo, you'll get to see the ancient town of Sakkara, with its step Pyramid of Djosser (the oldest stone structure on earth, dating back to 2630 BC), visit the ancient capital of Memphis, and stop to visit the Red Pyramid and the Bent Pyramid of Dahshur.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$56.10
US$66.00
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Sakkara Memphis half day tour from cairo and giza hotels

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Sakkara Memphis half day tour from cairo and giza hotels

Cover two of ancient Egypt’s most standout attractions on this double-duty private tour to Sakkara and Memphis, Egypt’s oldest capital. See the famous step pyramid built to honor King Djoser in 2630 BC, along with the colossal statue of Ramses II. Egyptologist-led tours include comfortable, door-to-door transfers from your Cairo or Giza hotel.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$49.50
US$55.00
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8 Hours Day Tour in Giza Pyramids, Memphis and Saqqara with Camel Ride and Lunch

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8 Hours Day Tour in Giza Pyramids, Memphis and Saqqara with Camel Ride and Lunch

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View the ancient pyramids and relics of Giza, Sakkara and Memphis in one day on this privately guided trip from Cairo. With your own Egyptologist guide to bring the age-old monuments to life, start at the Giza Plateau to see the UNESCO-listed pyramids and mysterious Sphinx. Hear tales of their construction from your guide before continuing to Sakkara to admire Djoser’s step pyramid and visit some Old Kingdom tombs. Later, explore the open-air museum at Memphis, home to statues, sphinxes and other remnants of what was Egypt’s oldest capital.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$64.00
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Half Day Guided Tour to Sakkara and Memphis

Half Day Guided Tour to Sakkara and Memphis

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Combine a visit to Sakkara (Saqqara) and Memphis on this half-day tour from Giza. You’ll travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned minivan and benefit from the in-depth knowledge of an Egyptologist as your guide. See the Sakkara Necropolis and discover the old kingdom of a former Egyptian capital.
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  • 5 hours
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US$28.00
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Giza pyramids, Saqqara step pyramid, and Memphis old city Tour from Cairo

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Giza pyramids, Saqqara step pyramid, and Memphis old city Tour from Cairo

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Forget the hassle of planning your own excursion on a private tour to Giza, Saqqara, and Memphis from Cairo. Tick off the Great Pyramids, Step Pyramid, and historic capital in just one day, and benefit from the personalized explanations and insights of your qualified guide. Optimize your sightseeing time with seamless round-trip transfer from your hotel.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$56.10
US$66.00
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Full-Day Tour of Dahshur, Memphis, and Saqqara from Cairo and giza hotels

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Full-Day Tour of Dahshur, Memphis, and Saqqara from Cairo and giza hotels

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See ancient architecture that predates the Giza Pyramids on a full-day, small-group tour of Dahshur, Memphis, and Saqqara. You'll explore remarkable pyramids that show how Egyptian building styles evolved, visit the sphinxes and statues in the Memphis Museum, then tour the sprawling Saqqara complex of tombs and pyramids. With pickup and drop-off at hotels in Cairo and Giza, this tour is limited to 10 travelers to ensure personal service from the guide, and it's a great way to experience ancient Egypt without the Giza crowds and hassle.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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 Guided Tour to Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Sakkara, and Memphis

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Guided Tour to Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Sakkara, and Memphis

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Cover some of Egypt’s most impressive ancient attractions in a single day on this history-packed small-group tour. Travel comfortably in a private vehicle between three standout locations, including Egypt’s first capital in 3,200 BC, thousands-year-old pyramid complexes, and the iconic, lion-bodied Sphinx. Tours include an Egyptologist guide and door-to-door hotel transfers from Giza or Cairo.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$64.60
US$76.00
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Unique Tour to the Pyramids of Giza, Sakkara, Dahshur, and Memphis from Cairo

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Unique Tour to the Pyramids of Giza, Sakkara, Dahshur, and Memphis from Cairo

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Travel back in time on a fascinating full-day tour to the Pyramids of Giza, Sakkara, Dahshur and Memphis from Cairo. Uncover the ancient mysteries of Egypt as you take a camel ride around iconic landmarks like the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Sphinx with an expert historian guide.  Marvel at the ancient necropolis in Sakkara; delve into the rich history of Memphis, Egypt’s former capital; and admire the colossal stature of the Red and Bent Pyramid in Dahshur. Enjoy round-trip transportation from your Cairo hotel, all admission tickets and lunch on this comprehensive tour.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$72.00
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Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Sakkara and City of Memphis Private Full Day Tour

Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Sakkara and City of Memphis Private Full Day Tour

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Explore some of ancient Egypt’s most important archaeological sites during this private tour covering the Giza Pyramids, Sphinx and more. Join your Egyptologist-certified guide as you admire the Great Pyramids, and get up close with the mystical lion-headed Sphinx. Then head south to an earlier era of Egyptian monument-building to check out the Step Pyramid at Sakkara and the ancient ruins of the city of Memphis. Your private guide, plus entrance fees, lunch, private vehicle, and round-trip hotel transport, are also included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$78.58
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Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis and Saqqara Trip

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Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis and Saqqara Trip

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Visit the Giza Pyramids, the Solar Boat Museum, Saqqara, and Memphis on a full-day tour of Cairo’s ancient Egyptian sites; combining the three destinations into a single itinerary saves hours on the road, maximizing your sightseeing time. You’ll visit Egypt’s largest pyramid, stand at the foot of Egypt’s oldest pyramid, then discover the former capital of the ancient civilization, where pharaonic art and sculptures are scattered across the desert landscape.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
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US$34.00
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Private Tour to Saqqara, Memphis & Dahshur

Private Tour to Saqqara, Memphis & Dahshur

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With Three Pyramids Tours, you will get the chance to live the experience of the ancient Egyptian history through the area of the Pyramid with our experienced and professional guides with the lowest prices possible.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$41.84
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Full day tour to GIZA PYRAMIDS MEMPHIS CITY AND SAKKARA PYRAMID

Full day tour to GIZA PYRAMIDS MEMPHIS CITY AND SAKKARA PYRAMID

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This full-day tour takes you to the Giza pyramid complex, which includes the three Great Pyramids, the Sphinx, and other important structures. After lunch at a local restaurant (included), travel to Sakkara, an ancient Egyptian burial ground, then on to Memphis, which once served as the capital of ancient Egypt.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$86.43
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Giza Pyramids, Memphis and Saqqara Tour

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Giza Pyramids, Memphis and Saqqara Tour

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With Visitors Egypt Tours, you will get the chance to live the experience of the ancient Egyptian history with our experienced and professional guides with the lowest prices possible.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Should I book Memphis tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Memphis can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 896 Memphis tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Memphis 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Memphis costs USD 60.00. Guided Memphis tours start around USD 60.00 per person. See all 896 Memphis tickets and tours on Viator.
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