8-Hour Private Tour of the Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum and Bazaar including Camel Ride and Lunch from Cairo

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8-Hour Private Tour of the Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum and Bazaar including Camel Ride and Lunch from Cairo
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On this private tour several activities are involved and different periods of ancient history of Egypt covered as you will visit the pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, the Egyptian museum with its treasures, the oriental bazaar of Khan el Khalili. You will ride a camel for 30 minutes in the Sahara desert around the pyramids and you will have lunch in a local restaurant overlooking the pyramids.
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In Brief

Location:
Giza, Egypt
Country:
Egypt
Duration:
8 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Likely to Sell Out
Step back in time on a history tour
Private guide for a more personalized experience
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
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Itinerary
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Stop At: The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, Midan El Tahrir Geographical Society Building, Cairo 11511 Egypt

Biggest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts in the world

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Khan Al-Khalili, Cairo Egypt

Biggest oriental market in Cairo

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pyramids of Giza, Al Haram Str., Giza 12611 Egypt

Pyramid of Cheops
Pyramid of Chephren
Pyramid of Mycerinus
Camel ride
Sphinx

Duration: 2 hours

Inclusions

  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch at a good quality restaurant
  • 30 minutes camel ride around Giza pyramids
  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan with free WiFi
  • Entry/Admission - The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
  • Entry/Admission - Khan Al-Khalili
  • Entry/Admission - Pyramids of Giza

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Extra entrance fees (interior of Giza pyramids, Solar Boat museum, Royal Mummy room)
  • Drinks

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
If your hotel is not listed
Please send your Pickup location details

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Infant meals not included
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Wael did a great job on the tour. Gave us a ton of information and was able to answer all our questions in great detail. Would go out of our way to use him again from “pyramids Land Private Tours”
• Submitted 02 Dec 2019
This was an excellent day tour of the pyramids and the Egyptian museum. Our tour guide Fatma was very pleasant, friendly, and knowledgeable. The trip also includes visits to a papyrus shop and oils shop that seem like tourist traps. However our guide Fatma was pretty upfront beforehand about these shops so I did not mind. Overall I highly recommend this trip.
• Submitted 02 Dec 2019
Outstanding day trip, well worth the value. Fatima was outstanding in her knowledge of Egypt and photographer abilities. The trip is a must if staying in Cairo or Giza for a short period of time. Would highly recommend private over the group tours here.
• Submitted 26 Nov 2019
This tour was wonderful! We decided to do this one on our first day in Egypt, which was a good plan as it really took us all over the tourist spots in Cairo. Our guide Fatma was sweet, informative and charming. She is a certified Egyptologist and we were so glad we had her in the Egyptian Museum to show us all the little pieces of information that we would have missed on our own. Pros: - good value (it really is a full 8 hours, and was actually private) - excellent tour guide (seriously, don't do the Egyptian museum without a tour guide!) - lots of variety in activities Cons: - camel ride wasn't really 30 mins, it was like 10. This wasn't a huge issue, I'm not sure I would want 30 minutes, but this did make it seem a little silly -trips to shops that were clearly set up to sell you stuff (papyrus and oils). We actually really enjoyed the oil shop and did make purchases but if you're not into this sort of thing it could be annoying All in all this day of touring Cairo was amazing! We had a great time and can't wait for our next trip to Egypt.
• Submitted 19 Nov 2019
This tour allowed me to see most of the highlights of Cairo in one day. I did this tour as my first stop in Egypt. It was a great introduction to see and learn about the Pyramids of Giza and the treasures in the Egyptian Museum and to walk through the famous Khan el-Khalili bazaar. My tour guide, Yassar, was very good. He was knowledgeable and easy to understand. He also took great pictures. He knew all the best angles. The driver was also great. And the car was comfortable in that Cairo traffic. The guide and driver were on time for pick up and drop off. I had to catch a flight following the tour and they helped arrange an Uber for me from the final stop. I took several tours during my trip in Egypt and this was my favorite one. This is a must do for anyone traveling to Cairo for the first time. Finally getting to see the Pyramids in person was amazing. I opted not to pay extra to go into the Pyramids because I was planning to go to other temples and I knew the room inside the Pyramids would be empty. This is a decision that I do not regret. All the artifacts have been looted or placed in the Egyptian Museum, which is why going to that museum is a must. I did opt to add on and pay extra to see the royal mummies at the museum. However, unless you are really into mummies, I don't think this is necessary. You do get to see two mummies as part of the regular tour of the museum and a room of animal mummies. For me, the add on ended up being interesting but not necessary. I could have done without it. This tour also included a stop at a Papyrus shop and perfume shop. While it was interesting to see both of these products and learn about how they are made, I would say do not buy anything at these places if you are planning to go to Aswan. The prices are cheaper there and the perfumes are exactly the same scents. The paintings are not exactly the same at every Papyrus shop but similar. The cheapest place to buy papyrus art and perfumes are the bazaar so you could also wait and buy when you get there as part of this tour. The bazaar itself is large and can be overwhelming but fun to see. Overall, this tour allows you to take in the highlights in one day with a knowledgeable guide who will make the tour fun and interesting. I definitely recommend spending the money to do this.
• Submitted 07 Nov 2019
Excellent guide. He was very knowledgeable about history of place. Good photographer and gave suggestions as to prices of items to buy
• Submitted 04 Nov 2019
My husband and I are visiting from the US. This is a tour of all the must see’s in Cairo! Zenab, our guide, was full of knowledge and made us feel very comfortable. From seeing the great Pyramid, the Sphinx, the Cairo museum, and the bazaar, she shared tremendous knowledge and ensured we understood each site - all the while giving us the time we needed to make the experience our own! She always gave us enough time, but kept to the schedule. Even while helping us find a special piece of jewelry we were looking for.... In the middle of the day, we enjoyed delicious local food and more stories of history of the area with an amazing view of the Sphinx. An A+ experience overall a and highly recommend spending the day with Zenab to explore it!
• Submitted 01 Nov 2019
My daughter and I went to Egypt for my 60th bday. Yasser and Emad were so genours and kind to us. Yasser is very informative and gave us so much history of his country. Everything went so smoothly and hassle free. We really enjoyed our time with Yesser, when we return to Cairo we will definitely choose him again as our tour guide. For anyone seeking this tour, don't hesitate and request Yesser. 5 stars given to him and Emad! Thank you again for a wonderful and magical experience.
• Submitted 29 Oct 2019
Our tour guide on this tour name was Michael Yehia Sobhy. We knew we were in good hands when the hotel told us that Michael was the best. He wasn't kidding. We had visited the Pyramids and Sphinx the day before with Gate 1 travel and we learned so much more with Michael. It was worth the repeat visit. The Egyptian Museum tour was the best of all. He had three versions (short, medium or long tour). We loved it so much, we opted for the long tour. It was fantastic and we now have a real appreciation for Egyptian History. The lunch place Michael took us to was full and he was still able to get us in quickly, cause he knows everyone. The lunch food was the best and I actually got to try Camel. I was looking to buy my wife an 18 carat cartouche while visiting Egypt and Michael took us to a very authentic Bazaar that specialized in this area. We were able to watch them make it on the spot. This tour made the trip to Egypt very worthwhile. Thank You Michael. We highly recommend any tour you can get with him while in Egypt!
• Submitted 25 Oct 2019
Manar was a wonderful guide and a very sweet person. Her knowledge and attentiveness were the perfect combination to make our day unforgettable.
• Submitted 21 Oct 2019
We booked this tour at very short notice after our original tour was a victim of the Thomas Cook collapse. The tour guide, Amal, met us at the hotel early and introduced herself and explained the tour arrangements to us. We had Amal and the taxi driver to ourselves which was marvelous. Amal took us to the Pyrmamids, arranged a camel ride (an adventure in itself)) and then on to the Sphinx and gave us a very detailed and informative talk on both sites - she also takes excellent photographs. We then had a visit to a perfumery and a papyrus factory before a very good lunch. Amal was quite happy to answer our questions about life in Egypt and was interested in our lives too. The tour of the museum was excellent, Amal showed us around all the more relevant displays so we didn't waste time, again her knowledge was excellent. Quite amused that the toilet attendants asked for money while standing under signs saying no tipping allowed! After the museum we were starting to feel a bit foot sore so made a very quick visit to the bazaar and got a few souvenirs - not so much pressure from the stall holders as in Luxor and Aswan. Then it was back to the hotel - Amal was an excellent guide and we were constantly surprised at how quickly the taxi came to take us onto the next destination. All in all a very good value and enjoyeble trip - thank you Amal.
• Submitted 18 Oct 2019
We were in Cairo for a short time, and booked this tour. I must say our guide Mohamed Gouda was not only proficient in English, but his knowledge of the history of Egypt and Cairo was phenomenal. We felt very much relaxed during the entire tour. Gouda took his time with the 6 of us in the group and never rushed us. I truly appreciate the time he spent, and his professionalism and hospitality. Thanks!
• Submitted 15 Oct 2019
Bassem picked us up promptly. We headed off with a driver and Bassem as our guide. Great english amazing knowledge and very easy going and happy tot modify the itinerary to suit our needs. We saw the pyramids, my husband and son rode the camel. I did not and was not pushed. We were given a choice of places to have lunch. this suited my son as he is very fussy about food. We saw the museum and bazaar, we weren't hurried or bored. I travel a lot and have high expectations. We were all very pleased with this tour. Debbie Sydney
• Submitted 08 Oct 2019
At the last minute we had to rearrange the itinerary of the tour so that we could prepare for our flights later that day. Our guide was excellent with great depth of knowledge. management and the guide helped us change the timing of the tour events. Very cooperative.
• Submitted 08 Oct 2019
Amal was an excellent guide. She is incredibly knowledgeable and she taught us so much about the history of Egypt. We were able to see so much during our tour and we recommend this tour for anyone who only has limited time for exploring Cairo!
• Submitted 01 Oct 2019
Our guide was super helpful and helped us out through every part of our tour. He took pictures of us whenever we wanted and suggested good places for them too! He was great at being there when we needed him as well as giving us space at times for my wife and I to enjoy things on our own. Definitely would recommend this tour!
• Submitted 03 Sep 2019
Zenab was a great host, she showed us around the city and was very accommodating to our needs. She found out it was my boyfriends birthday and surprised him with a thoughtful gift. Z knows this city inside and out, and has many connections. We enjoyed our time and would recommend this tour. Thank you again!
• Submitted 02 Sep 2019
I booked this tour after reading a number of reviews. It did not disappoint. I was lucky to have such an amazing guide (thank you Zenab) who knows a lot about egypt's history. My guide contacted me a day before my tour to inform me of the meeting time. The next day, she arrived earlier than scheduled. Zenab also allowed me to do some modifications on the sites we visited. Since I'm not really in the mood to visit the old market and buy stuff, she agreed to swap it with the Citadel instead. Zenab is very patient and kind and i never felt rushed. She gives me time to roam by myself, takes awesome photos and the lunch we had is superb. The camel ride by the pyramids is probably one of the highlights for me. I will definitely recommend this to anyone. I'm travelling alone but felt completely safe the entire time. Our driver, Akhmed, is also very kind and he drives safely. Egypt is quite safe and not as bad as the media portray it to be. Still, you need to be mindful of your surroundings the same way you do regardless of where you travel. This tour is highly recommended!
• Submitted 22 Aug 2019
Zenab did a great job. The tour takes you to the places that you "need" to visit while in Cairo with the right balance between guided tour and independence. At each place, she introduced us to the site, told us some essential information about each, and then gave the option to see more on your own. No pressure to buy at the bazaar and artisan shops. Answered all questions honestly. Highly recommended!
• Submitted 16 Aug 2019
Amazing trip, with wonderful guide, Zenah. We went in the morning, before it got too hot, to see one of the most awesome sites, the pyramids and sphinx. We toured the area, and chose the horse and buggy over the camel ride. Zenah took some memorable pictures for us. Then we went to some special government shops. with items you couldn't find elsewhere. Real papyrus artwork, fine jewelry, and perfumes. Then a great lunch, before heading to the Antiquities Museum. Great collection. Then on to the bazaar area, a tight group of little streets with all sorts on merchandise. Quite a day, well-planned and enjoyable. Thanks, Zenah.
• Submitted 01 Aug 2019
Our private tour was with Michael and a driver. They picked us up at our hotel, and took us to the main attraction sites at Cairo. We had a delicious lunch, and they made sure to take care of our needs as we traveled throughout the day. It was nice because although they were guiding us, they also allowed us to go on our own in certain locations to explore and take our time when wanted. Would highly recommend!
• Submitted 01 Aug 2019
We had a great experience with Mony, she picked us up with a personal driver and private air conditioned van. The tour was very flexible and accommodated to our schedule and preferences. We would totally recommend this tour.
• Submitted 15 Jul 2019
Our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable and led the tour at a relaxed pace. The air-conditioned bus was a welcome bonus in the soaring desert temperatures, as was the lunch at the local restaurant in Giza.
• Submitted 11 Jul 2019
Our guide was informative and helpful. We went back to shop. You just have to know how to bargain 😊
• Submitted 11 Jul 2019

In Brief

Location:
Giza, Egypt
Country:
Egypt
Duration:
8 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Likely to Sell Out
Step back in time on a history tour
Private guide for a more personalized experience
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors