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Private Tour: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, Dahshur

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  • Location: Cairo, Egypt
  • Duration: 6 - 8 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3124CAI03

See the classic sights of ancient Egypt on this private tour to the Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Dahshur and Memphis with the luxury of your own qualified Egyptologist guide.


Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • All entrance fees included
  • Led by a qualified Egyptologist

Depart from your Cairo hotel and travel to the Giza Plateau, around 30 minutes from the city, home to the Great Pyramids and Sphinx. Your qualified Egyptologist guide will introduce you to each of the 3 pyramids from the outside, Pyramid of Khufu, Pyramid of Khafre and the smaller Pyramid of Menkaure. You will have time to enter inside one of the pyramids (additional cost), however your guide is not permitted to escort you.

Continue across the plateau for a photo opportunity of all 3 pyramids rising from the sands with the Cairo skyline in the background. A short drive to the other side of the plateau finds you standing at the feet of the Sphinx and there is time to explore the surrounds including the ruins of the Mummification Temple.

Your next stop is at Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt. Here you will find artifacts from many of the great rulers of Egypt, including the huge fallen statue of Ramses II. Continue to Dahshur, most noteworthy for being the site that best demonstrates the change from the "step" pyramid to the 'true' pyramid that occurred during the 3rd and 4th dynasties.

This is a private tour allowing you to determine the amount of time spent at each of the sites during the tour. In addition you will have the chance to visit a Papyrus Institute to see how this famous artwork is made and have the chance to purchase genuine items if you wish. If you do not want to include this visit, just inform your guide on the day.


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Tour departs from centrally located Cairo and Giza hotels

Departure Time:
9:00am

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

Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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Tour & Lunch
Code: TLH

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

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$122.00
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Private tour to Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, Dahshur with Egyptologist guide. Includes pickup/drop off from Cairo and Giza hotels

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$106.00
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Private Tour: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, Dahshur

Sphinx, Giza

Inclusions:
  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • Entrance to Giza
  • Entrance to Dahshur
  • Lunch (if option selected)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entrance to inside of the Pyramids (approx. EGP40.00 - 100.00)
  • Entrance to the Solar Boat Museum (approx. EGP30.00)
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: Christopher F, May 2013

A very long, fulfilling day. Fuad did a good job laying out our trip and giving us ample time at each venue. Having a private tour really helped gain the most out of each place. Was very surreal to be standing at the base of the red and bent pyramids with my wife and nobody else was around. What a moment. Giza and the Sphinx of course were much more crowded but we were still able to walk, talk and learn. Fuad certainly didn't oversell the prize of the stop in Memphis - the statue of Ramses. One cannot fathom how big the statue is until you see it. Also a nice touch of the trip - a stop at a family restaurant in Sakkara where a mom and her daughter were baking bread for our lunch right in front of us. Just a very enjoyable, educational day.

Reviewed by: Juan Jose G, USA, May 2010

The tour was great, we wanted to go inside the big pyramid but couldn't get tickets, they get sold out very quickly. Instead, we bought tickets for the smaller pyramid, the tour guide told us it was exactly the same. The tour guide was very nice, she helped us get some really nice pictures. She asked us if we wanted to go to any shops, something we weren't asked before in other tours, I think that was good because we got to spend more time in other places. We really enjoyed the tour, these are places you could go by yourself but if you don't have enough time and don't feel like bargaining this tour is a must.
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Tour code: 3124CAI03