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Private Day Tour Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, and Saqqara

Abdeen, Egypt

From US$60.00

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  • 9 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Witness the wonders of the Western Sahara on this tour of Ancient Egyptian civilization's most renowned sites. Discover plenty of photo opportunities with visits to the pyramids of Giza as well as the Sphinx and necropolis. Observe the valley temple at Khafre before voyaging to Menkaure. See the evolution of pyramid structure at Sakkara before journeying to Memphis City, which dates back to 3100 BC.
  • Enjoy convenient pickup from your hotel in Cairo or Giza
  • See the hidden sights with a professional archaeological guide
  • Beat the crowds, with admission included so you don't have to queue
  • Travel in comfortable, air-conditioned private vehicles between sites

What's Included

  • Entry or admission fee
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • bottled water
  • Lunch (Optional)
  • Personal Items
  • Tipping
  • any Optional Tours

Meeting And Pickup

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Pickup details

Cairo International airport 497X+8HR, Sheraton Al Matar, El Nozha, Cairo Governorate 4475001, Egypt .

What To Expect

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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Near public transportation
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • No Back Problems
  • No Expectant Mothers
  • No Serious Medical Conditions
  • · Not recommended for people with back problems
  • · Not recommended for people with heart conditions
  • · Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • · Not stroller accessible
  • · Not suitable for pets
  • · Not wheelchair accessible
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveler Tips

In this price, private tour car, driver and tour guide are included is amazing.
It's a private tour, so it'll just be you/your party and the tour guides, just FYI.
631 reviews
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Christine was a veyr nice guide
hanans1983, Mar 2023
We enjoyed this trip, the guide Christine was super friendly and pleasant to be with, the dirver was nice to. We enjoyed our trip and tours. thank you
A memorable tour of the pyramids
Christina_J, Mar 2023
Our guide was knowledgable about the sights and also keen to take photos of us to have as memories. He picked us up on time and also took us to a pleasant place for lunch.
Memorable and Astounding
Sam_Z, Mar 2023
Amazing tour! Couldn’t have asked for more. Informative and amazing photos which I rarely get travelling solo. I will never forget these memories. Thank you to my tour guide and driver for an amazing experience
My wife and I had a great...
Michael_W, Mar 2023
My wife and I had a great full day tour with Tonsi. He shared good information, took us to all the sites, and at the pace we wanted.
Loved the experience. My...
Cristina_M, Mar 2023
Loved the experience. My tour guide was so friendly and easy to talk with. We shared a lot of laughs and i felt very comfortable as a solo female traveler.
Really worth doing
Suzy_M, Mar 2023
Wonderful time spent with Mohammed (?) Guide and Sayed (driver). Knowledgeable, adaptable, friendly we couldn't fault the tour. A word of caution, if going inside the Great Pyramid, you need flexibility (bending double in places) and correct footwear essential. If you are at all claustrophobic don't even consider it. It is one narrow (steep) pathway up and down , no traffic light system! Also incredibly hot inside. I was trembling all over once I was back outside. Saqqara was well worth the visit too. No hassle from vendors, really, really enjoyable. Thank you guys.
Great Tour and Guide for Giza
Saurabh_A, Mar 2023
Excellent tour , we really did enjoyed our time exploring great Pyramids and nearby area. Our tour guide Ahmed was great and had really good knowledge about ancient Egyptian culture. Lunch was ok , however the overall time was approx 4 hours not whole day. Overall we really enjoyed our tour , there were no additional unnecessary stops (shopping stops) which was great. Highly recommend the tour and guide for Giza visit.
Great day of the Pyramids
Malkit_H, Mar 2023
Ahd was a very good guide for the full day tour to Memphis , Saqqara and the ginza pyramids. I certainly recommend this tour to anyone booking this tour Was picked up and dropped off back at our hotel in the city centre
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great but exhausting!
Salim_D, Mar 2023
Great tour. Sweet tour guides. Be prepared to sweat and use your legs! Great lunch w/ music outside!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Perfect Pyramid Experience
THOMAS_C, Mar 2023
When one visits Cairo for the first time a tour of the pyramids is a must and this tour did not disappoint. Mohamed Hamed our guide and Mr H our driver met us at our designated time and place and and our adventure began. Mohamed shared with us many interesting details of what we were going to experience. His story telling and historial facts were just right - helping us understand and imagine how, what and why these magnificent wonders came to be. Highlights included a camel ride for a very distinctive vantage point of the pyramids, and A perfect spot for taking in the Great sphinx of Giza. Mohammed always had the perfect spot to capture our memories and always ready to take the perfect pic! Other tour highlights included visiting the first pyramid ever build and being on an active archeological site, and visiting the Statue of Ramesses II in Memphis. We ended the day with a lovely traditional barbecue meal. Our memories of this day will last a lifetime! Yala Yala!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Good way to see the...
Lini_L, Feb 2023
Good way to see the Pyramids, Sakkara and Memphis. Would recommend paying extra to enter the Great Pyramid.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great day in Cairo
Gladys_V, Feb 2023
The guide was one of the best I have encountered! Knowledgeable and friendly. Easygoing and respectful. Great time indeed!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Okay but not great...
Sameer_S, Feb 2023
Okay but not great experience. Tour guide's English and knowledge were not great. He tried to upsell us in some clunky ways.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Good tour that could have been better
Paul_C, Feb 2023
The ancient Egyptian monuments are amazing. Our guide, Lido, was very personable and knowledgeable; however, he put us in a few situations where we felt pressured to spend additional money, which we did not like. For example, he pawned us off to another person to visit the inside of a tomb, and this second person demanded payment. It wasn't a lot of money, but we didn't like the principle of the exchange. Additionally, we did not like that there were not functioning seat belts in the back seat of the vehicle, even though our driver was good.
2 travelers found this review helpful
Wonderful day
Beshoy_R, Feb 2023
I had an excellent guide (Lobna) who was very friendly, and explained things really well. The driver was fantastic. Covered things well, went at my pace, took excellent photos for me too! A wonderful day
2 travelers found this review helpful
Very tour guide with good...
Martin_Q, Feb 2023
Very tour guide with good knowledge we had plenty of time at each place The drive was also good and safe
2 travelers found this review helpful
A wonderful day with...
DarylLee_H, Feb 2023
A wonderful day with Ahmed - the best tour guide in Egypt. He was very knowledgeable, kind and funny. I would highly recommend him to other travellers.
Lining up with the stars!
Christopher_T, Feb 2023
A fantastic day visiting Giza, Saqqara and Memphis - a hell of a lot to take in and we tested our knowledgeable guide to the limit. Make sure you pay the extra fee onsite to climb up Inside the Great Pyramid of Cheops - you won’t regret it
Not really a great experience with Viator and its partner (EMO Tours)
Animesh_S, Feb 2023
Our driver was Mustafa and guide was Syed Mehmood.Our pickup was scheduled for 10:00AM however due to gap from EMO Tours Operation Team, the guide reached our pickup place at Hotel at 10:30AM.The guide mentioned he had asked someone from Operations a day prior to suggest us to start the tour at 8:00 or 9:00 in the morning since all sightseeing sites close around 5:00 in the evening however no one informed us of that. Unfortunately the weather also wasnt the best that day.The winds were strong and there was just so much dust going into the eyes near the Giza Pyramids.We could hardly spend 10-15 mints there.Then we went to Sphinx which was just another statue.In between the guide us to a shop for buying Souvenirs which was a shop run by EMO Tours only.They initially quoted higher price and then the guide seemed to make us realise that he has helped us with a good discount after his discussion with shopkeeper.Post that he also took us to a shop for Papyrus painting and the same story again.The prices of paintings quoted originally were 6000 EGP each and they showcased as they offered us a great deal post the 30-40% discounts.It was only on the last day when we went to Khan El Khalili we realised how we were fooled and cheated (we bought Lotus Oil from that market for 1/3rd the price where the driver and guide took us).They take you to overpriced shops since their commission is also included in those.The prices we paid you could easily get 2-3 paintings at that price from good Egyptian artists (not the cheap ones).Please don't buy anything from the shops the guide takes you to.After that we were taken to Memphis which was an open museum and.The last spot was Saqara which had good views,we went inside the pyramid and saw the amazing sunset.The tour ended at 05:15 PM and we reached our Hotel at 05:45-06:00 PM.The overall tour duration from start to end was close to 07 - 07 and half hours instead of originally mentioned as 09hrs while booking. Just to add post my booking of tours (and prior to the start, i had requested EMO Tours to issue me a guarantee letter as both my tours (this one and the other day trip to Alexandria) were through them.This was one of the pre-reqs mentioned on our e-Visa.A guy named Fares initially took all our passport information and mentioned he would issue the letter and send it.For 2 weeks he didnt share it,then i escalated it to Viator (through which i booked the tours),initially they were also fooled by EMO Tours stating that they have sent this letter to me.When i highlighted they are blatantly lying and Viator customer service asked them to share it with them so that they could then forward it to me,some one named Mariem Wahid from EMO Tours asks me to cancel both the booking through Viator (for approx 311USD) and book for 400USD directly thru them post which they would issue it.Unfortunately never heard back anything from Viator too on the ticket i raised and they eventually closed it without any resolution.Booking through GetYourGuide is much better i feel.
2 travelers found this review helpful
The Pyramids are amazing
RanaChoudhury, Jan 2023
We were guided by Attayah who was very good. The pace of our tour was fine. We took lots of fun photos and Attayah was happy to take the photos for us. Lunch was good. We also made a short visit to a Papyrus making place but this could be excluded from the tour.


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