Private Tour: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, Sakkara

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  • Location: Cairo, Egypt
  • Duration: 6 - 8 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3124CAI04
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.

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
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), though your guide is not permitted to enter with you, 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.

Your next stop is 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.

Your final stop is 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.

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Centrally located Cairo and Giza hotels

Departure Time:
9:00am (earlier or later departures are available until 10:00am if required, please advise at time of booking)

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

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Returns to original departure point

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Private tour to Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, Sakkara with Egyptologist guide. Includes pickup/drop off from Cairo and Giza hotels

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Private tour to Giza Pyramids, Solar Boat Museum, Sphinx, Memphis, Sakkara with Egyptologist guide. Includes pickup/drop off from Cairo and Giza hotels

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Private tour to Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, Sakkara with Egyptologist guide. Includes lunch; pickup/drop off from Cairo and Giza hotels

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Private tour to Giza Pyramids, Solar Boat Museum, Sphinx, Memphis, Sakkara with Egyptologist guide. Includes lunch; pickup/drop off from Cairo and Giza hotels

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Private Tour: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, Sakkara

Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx, Egypt

Inclusions:
  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • Entrance to the Giza site
  • Entrance to the Sakkara site
  • Lunch (if option selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entrance to the Solar Boat Museum (if option selected)
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entrance to inside of the Pyramids (approximately EGP 40-100)
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Transport is wheelchair accessible however be prepared for uneven surfaces at the sites visited which may be difficult for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Alex T, March 2015

Our 8-hour private tour with Mr Abdul was fantastic. We visited several different sites, and avoided the traffic and crowds for the most part. The colossal statue in Memphis, amazing frescoes at Sakkara, and the camel ride around the pyramids (extra) were our favorites. The optional visits to carpet-weaving school, and papyrus institute were fun as well (we did our best to keep these short). This was the first time ever that 2 of us had a scholar guide and a driver all to ourselves, and the tour was worth every penny! We would probably spend 2-3 times the time and money had we tried to see the sites on our own. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by: Michelle S, March 2015

This tour is a must do and the failure to engage in this exercise will be truly sad. Our guide Fuad is a rock star....not only was he charming, knowledgeable and inspiring but he is well respected among his people and is genuine and gracious. When he dons his Indiana Jones hat you're sure to know you're dealing with a true character. The sites were awesome, the vistas unforgettable and the history will leave an indelible mark on your memory of your trip to Egypt.

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