Cairo, Egypt

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clock-o6 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 5 more

Overview

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.
  • Private day trip to the Great Pyramids and Sphinx, Sakkara and Memphis from Cairo
  • Guided introduction to each of the three Great Pyramids
  • Visit the enigmatic Sphinx
  • Egypt's oldest pyramid at Sakkar
  • Memphis, ancient capital of Egypt
  • Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your expert Egyptologist guide on this special private tour
Start your private tour with a hotel pickup in Cairo or Giza, and travel by air-conditioned minivan to the Giza Plateau. Head into the site with your Egyptologist guide and marvel at the pyramids. Take snaps and listen as your guide explains how these monumental tombs were built in around 2,500 BC for three pharaohs.

Get free time to explore inside one of the pyramids independently (additional cost) — your guide is not permitted to accompany you. Alternatively, take a camel ride (additional cost) and absorb the sweeping views over central Cairo. 

See the enigmatic Sphinx, and perhaps complete your visit with entry to the Solar Boat Museum (additional cost): home to the funerary boat of Khufu, the pharaoh for whom the largest Giza pyramid was built. Gaze in awe at the wooden boat, and learn how its remnants were discovered and reassembled by archaeologists.

Next, make the short drive to Sakkara, the home of Egypt's oldest pyramid, constructed in around 2,650 BC. Admire this incredible, stepped structure as you learn how it was built for the Pharaoh Djoser, and enjoy time to explore at leisure.
 

Then, continue to Memphis, Egypt’s ancient capital and administrative center until around 2,200 BC. View the UNESCO-listed sculptures and ruins in its outdoor museum, and behold the star turn: a spectacularly large, fallen statue of Ramses II. 

During your day’s explorations, break for lunch (additional cost) and visit a papyrus institute to see the ancient craft of papyrus painting in action. Watch the artisans at work and perhaps buy some of the delicate artworks.

Your day trip finishes with a drop-off back at your Cairo or Giza hotel.

Reviews

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C
, Oct 2018

This was the highlight of our tour and that's also because of our guide - Ahmed. He was an absolute delight, incredibly chatty and knowledgable and so eager to give us information about Egypt and the sights we saw. He talked to us about the history of Egypt as well as Egyptian life in the 21st century. He was happy to chat to us about anything!
We also had additional stops on the tour including a camel ride in Giza to see the 9 pyramids, a visit to an Egyptian Cotton shop, the papryus institute and a visit to a carpet/rug making shop.
The pyramids and Sphinx in Giza is mindblowing, the statue of Ramesis was also very impressive. The 1st pyramid in Sakkara was very interesting.
Our driver was great too - the traffic in Giza/Cairo is chaotic and manic so it was nice to be driven around by an expert haha
We didn't eat in a restaurant as Ahmed wanted to cram as much into the day as possible so we picked up falafal and the most amazing authentic chicken Shawarma to eat while we drove to our next destination.
I cannot recommend this tour highly enough!

K
, Oct 2018

Dont skip this tour. Youll be missing something amazing! Our guide was great and we were able to get some amazing pictures.

R
, Sep 2018

THe guide skipped the Boat museum and had me pay for my own lunch, then led me into a high pressure sales pitch from a perfume seller on the way back to hotel.

Egypt is full on con artist and pushy street peddlers. They extend to the local tour companies as well. BEWARE

A
, Aug 2018

Get to see the pyramids and have a good English speaking host who kept you away from the hordes of people trying to sell to you. we went to everywhere which was great about the pyramids in Cairo. you will get the full essence of all on this tour. the car and driver was comfortable although the tour said we would have a minivan which we didn't get. consider confirming beforehand especially if hot because it could ruin your day. lunch was included at a local Egyptian Chicken place. very tasty.

K
, May 2018

This tour was amazing I would highly recommend it there are so many incredible sights to see included in this! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and helpful, he knew the best spots for photos and took so many great shots for us. We really enjoyed our day.

G
, Apr 2018

Starts early and ends early giving you time to rest or do other things. You get to see everything you want to see in the Cairo area. Perhaps adding on the museum would be a nice touch? Both the driver and guide both named Ahmet were excellent and knowledgable.

R
, Apr 2018

Fantastic tour. Our guide, Emmy Eman was so lovely, knowledgeable and caring. She ensured we got to see everything we wanted to. Also our driver was protective of us, particularly the kids, ensuring they were safe as we were crossing roads. The Sekkara pyramid was a highlight, particularly going inside, while the camel ride to see the view of the 9 pyramids was fantastic although this was an extra cost. Great day, worth every cent and fantastic experience.

W
, Mar 2018

Michael was a great tour guide. The tour was everything we paid for and more. Great explanation and helpful additional bits too. Driver was amazing in Cairo traffic. Highly recommend for families or couples.

M
, Mar 2018

This was an excellent pick for us. Such great higtory!
Our Guide Tariq and driver Ahmed were both very helpful. Tariq had all the information about every place we visited and is very knowledgeable.
Kids loved this one!
Definitely recommended.

Mustafa.

R
, Mar 2018

We had an amazing guide tour knowledgeable and fluent in English and our schedule was flexible. We started with Memphis, Sakkara, Giza Pyramids and then Sphinx. The lunch was a Mediterranean meal I was expecting an authentic Egyptian meal. I would highly recommend this tour without the meal.


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