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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.


  • 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

William J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Our guide, Med, is amazing. He was very knowledgeable and friendly.

Jeronymo C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

I couldn't be more glad! The tour guide Abdel is an Egyptologist that used to be a teacher and he provided a lot of good information. The tour was always on time and we were able to stop at the Merit Bazaar to check the papyrus and cartouches stores. I would recommend to add the camel ride. I got great pictures riding from Khufu to Menkaure. As a bonus, I lunched at a restaurant with a nice view of the Giza pyramids and I also received a wake-up call one hour prior to the tour.

Jora Puspa A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Unforgettable experience one day trip in Cairo. Visiting Egypt for something different is really good idea.Thanks to Mr Fouad, Egyptologist, his really knowledgeable and experienced.

Emily H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We had a great experience! If you can, ask for Tarek as a tour guide. He was outstanding!

Amin United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Tour guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. Advised on how to avoid tourist traps.
We were ahead of schedule so we were able to stop in the papyrus store which was a bonus.
Lunch was in a lovely small restaurant, clean washrooms.
Transport was modern and on time.
Overall a long day, 8am to 4pm, but worth it.
Would recommend this package to anybody wanting to gain an overview of the ancient Egyptian era.

Timothy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Our tour guide, Mohamed Basheer, was excellent. He provided a perfect balance of information, education, and free time to explore on our own and set the right pace. We thoroughly enjoyed this adventure.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was a fast but immensely interesting day. Well worth the time. Our guide Mohammad was very knowlegable. The only comment to make is if one likes history and museums, the Egyptian Museum a.k.a. Cairo Museum, really deserves much more time. I hope to go back some time to see more.

Mohammad B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed this tour and found the tour guide to be informative and helpful.

Starting with the Egyptian Museum, there really is so much to see and there wouldn't be enough time in the tour to cover even half of it. I was walked through the story of Tutankhamen and saw a lot of his belongings and other antiquities found in his tomb. I'd highly recommend reading up or watching a documentary on Ancient Egypt to fully appreciate what's to see here.

The Khan el-Khalili Bazaar was somewhat underwhelming. It hasn't much to offer but it is worth a visit. Do be ready to haggle, the vendors speak perfect English and will use all kinds of Sales tactics to oversell their products.

The entry to the Funerary Complex and the Sphinx were beautiful. Though the guide would tell you much of the history of these places, it would really help to know a little prior to visiting.

The Pyramids were simply the best thing about visiting Cairo. They are every bit as grand as people say. Putting my hand on the warm yet soft stone for the first time will be something I never forget. Being with the tour guide in this area really has it's advantages and I would highly advise it.

The tour guide himself was very friendly and informative. He was happy to answer any questions and the way he told some of the stories of Ancient Egypt especially in the Solar Boat Museum was truly captivating. I very shamefully forgot to tip him before I left as there isn't much of a tip culture where I come from so please be sure to give tip the drivers and the guides as you see fit.

Overall, this tour was great for people visiting for a short time and really gives a strong feel of what Cairo has to offer.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Invaluable Top notch service. Flexible schedule to meet our preferences. Private means private. Using this tour provided us the opportunity to see so much in one day. Couldn and #39;t have done it othersiwe. Egyptologist was great. Separate car with driver allowed us to be dropped off at the front door

Karen Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The Pyramids were awesome. The Sphinx was mind blowing. Paid extra to go inside the pyramid. Not much to see inside but glad we went. The tour guide K was the best. Extremely knowledgeable and spoke perfect English. Paid extra for camel rides. Keep in mind to have some small notes as the young boys that walk the camels insist on a tip.

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