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Visit the Giza Plateau, a bazaar and a Mamluk palace on a full-day, private history tour from Cairo with an Egyptologist guide. Stand at the base of three iconic pyramids and the Great Sphinx, and shop for Egyptian souvenirs at a local market. Visit Amir Taz Palace to get a glimpse of Cairo’s 14th-century heritage and history, in a restored site at the entrance to medieval Cairo.

Highlights

  • Full-day, private Cairo tour to ancient and medieval sites
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Explore the pyramids with an Egyptologist
  • Learn about local history and heritage
  • Lunch included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

What You Can Expect

The Pyramids of Giza and Amir Taz Palace Private Tour

Amir Taz

Meet your guide at your Cairo hotel, and make the drive to the Giza Plateau in a private, air conditioned vehicle. Stroll through the Saharan sand—there are also camels on site, if you want to see the pyramids in classic style—and capture unforgettable images of the three iconic pyramids. Learn the stories behind the kings, priests and workers who created the structures, and find out what is known about life, religion and society in ancient Egypt. Follow in the footsteps of generations of adventurers as you stand at the foot of the Great Sphinx, a half-human, half-lion that’s the largest and oldest monumental sculpture in the world.

Return to the historic heart of Cairo to browse a sprawling bazaar, and get insider tips on the best ways to find, and bargain for, the perfect souvenirs. Pause for a drink in the bazaar, then relax over lunch in a high-quality local restaurant.

Make a final stop at Amir Taz Palace, where you can step into the world of a Mamluk noble. Walk shady arcades surrounding a central courtyard, see the intricate details of Islamic architecture and hear about the palace’s recent history as a girl’s school, storage depot and tourist site. Finish the day with return transfer to your Cairo hotel.

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