Private Tour: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, Sakkara

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Private Tour: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, Sakkara
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Step back in time to the days of ancient Egypt on a private tour of the Great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx, the necropolis of Sakkara and the former capital, Memphis. With your own private Egyptologist guide to lead the way on this private tour, you can determine the amount of time you'd like to spend at each of the sites you'll visit.
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In Brief

Location:
Cairo, Egypt
Country:
Egypt
Duration:
6 hours
Operates:

Daily

Highlights:
Private guide for a more personalized experience
Led by a qualified Egyptologist
Separate driver ensures your guides full attention throughout the day
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
All entrance fees included
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Itinerary
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Stop At: Great Sphinx, Al-Haram, Giza Egypt

The Giza Plateau is only around 30 minutes from Cairo, where your qualified Egyptologist guide will provide a fascinating introduction to each of the three pyramids: Cheops, Khafre and Menakaure. You will have free time to enter one of the pyramids (additional cost), or take a camel ride (additional cost).

After visiting the pyramids, you'll continue across the plateau for a photo opportunity of the three pyramids rising from the sands, with the Cairo skyline in the background. A short drive to the city side of the plateau finds you standing at the feet of the Sphinx, for thousands of years the enigmatic symbol of Egypt. Also in Giza you may visit the Solar Boat Museum (optional), home to the remarkably well preserved funerary boat of Khufu.


Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Memphis Historical Site, Egypt

Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt. Here you will see artifacts from many of the great rulers of Egypt, including the fallen statue of Ramses II. You will also have the chance to visit a Papyrus Institute to see how the famous artwork is made.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, Al Giza Desert, Giza Egypt

Sakkara, home of Egypt's oldest pyramid, built in 2650 B.C. Your guide will provide a brief history of the famous Step Pyramid and you'll have free time to walk around.


Duration: 2 hours

Inclusions

  • Experience a Private and an expert Qualified Egyptologist guide.
  • Private transportation by air-conditioned minivan ;pick up from hotel and drop off.
  • Lunch (if option selected)
  • Entry/Admission - Great Sphinx
  • Entry/Admission - Memphis Historical Site
  • Entry/Admission - Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Entrance to the inside of the the great Pyramid is 300L.E currently, and liable to change without prior notice.
  • Camel rides at the Giza pyramids.
  • Call

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We also pick up from AirBnb's and Private apartments. Please specify.

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • 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

Our guide was spectacular: educated, knowledgeable and personable. He spoke English fluently and could read Ancient Egyptian. Great tour! It's a must-do!
• Submitted 29 Oct 2019
We learned so much on this tour. Guide was excellent and driver was great too. Learned more about the many pyramids and families that built them.
• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
Our guide, Fouad, was absolutely incredible. He was super knowledgeable about the sites, but also about the country generally. He answered all of our questions and helped us navigate the typical tricky bits of tourism in Egypt. I would recommend the tour and Fouad if he’s available without question. He made our experience incredible.
• Submitted 03 Oct 2019
Excellent and must do tour! We had the most informative and great with a camera guide! He made certain we saw everything as a local. He was extremely knowledgeable and had superb photo taking skills , this was must see and we are so delighted to have taken this tour which included a fabulous buffet !
• Submitted 02 Oct 2019
We had a great tour! Our guide, Khalid, was very well informed, and told a great story of the history and architecture that we saw. It was very engaging, and even included the Papyrus museum, so we were able to cancel that booking we had for the following day. Our guide also knew his way around a camera quite well and was familiar with all of the best vantage points, so we really got wonderful pictures. Lunch was above average, and we left very pleased despite the intense heat!
• Submitted 05 Jul 2019
Our tour guide gave us a great day in Cairo seeing so many impressive and significant sites. We enjoyed his knowledge and passion for Egypt. I would recommend him for future visits.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
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!
• Submitted 23 Oct 2018
Dont skip this tour. Youll be missing something amazing! Our guide was great and we were able to get some amazing pictures.
• Submitted 17 Oct 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.
• Submitted 07 Aug 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.
• Submitted 10 May 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.
• Submitted 05 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.
• Submitted 04 Apr 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.
• Submitted 26 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.
• Submitted 25 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.
• Submitted 09 Mar 2018
Great tour for seeing some of the highlights near and around Cairo. Loved seeing the great pyramids which were beyond magical. Stopped at the papyrus institute and purchased a keepsake. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and knew the best locations for pictures. Didnt get a chance to eat.
• Submitted 19 Feb 2018
Pyramids are amazing and guide is very knowledgable! A must-do in Cairo.
• Submitted 05 Feb 2018
What an incredible day! We feel so lucky to have found this tour and our guide and driver were both incredible. Highly recommend!
• Submitted 08 Jan 2018
“Me-go” was a fantastic guide. Highly recommend! He was very intelligent on the details surrounding the Pyramids and other local sites. Lunch was a buffet in front of the Sphinx.
• Submitted 04 Jan 2018
Great day! Very knowledgeable guide!
• Submitted 02 Dec 2017
Amazing day visiting the pyramids and other sites on this tour!! Very friendly and knowledgeable tour guide!
• Submitted 27 Nov 2017
Mohammed Atef was an outstanding guide and is highly recommended. Ideal for those that want to skip the large groups found on the big tour buses.
• Submitted 26 Nov 2017
My tour guide H’naan was so knowledgeable and spoke English very well! I learned so much about egypt and the history of all the pyramids. I was having bank troubles and she was gracious enough spend a lot of extra time to find me help. She made me feel comfortable and at ease. Thank you very much!
• Submitted 25 Nov 2017
Great tour and great guide. Well recommended
• Submitted 22 Nov 2017

In Brief

Location:
Cairo, Egypt
Country:
Egypt
Duration:
6 hours
Operates:

Daily

Highlights:
Private guide for a more personalized experience
Led by a qualified Egyptologist
Separate driver ensures your guides full attention throughout the day
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
All entrance fees included
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included