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  • Pyramids of Giza, Sakkara & Memphis: Private Tour with Lunch

    1. Pyramids of Giza, Sakkara & Memphis: Private Tour with Lunch

    Embark on a full-day tour to the Giza Pyramids, the Sphinx, Memphis and Sakkara. Start your tour by visiting the Great Pyramids - Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinos. The highlight of this section is getting close up to the Sphinx - the legendary guardian with a lion’s body and the head of King Chephren. Admire the impressive statue and get your photo taken beside it. You will then visit Sakkara, a 27 km journey away from Cairo. The highlight of this section is the Step Pyramid. Built for King Zoser, it is considered an important part in the process of the pyramid evolution. Finally, you'll head over to Memphis. Not the home of Elvis, of course, but the ancient capital of Egypt!

    Great day with Mohamad. The tour went super smooth, on time, hassle free and our guide was super nice and very knowledgeable of the history and facts. We had an amazing day! Could skip the souvenir shops though but it is part and some were interesting to see.

  • From Hurghada: Full-Day Giza Pyramids Tour with Lunch

    2. From Hurghada: Full-Day Giza Pyramids Tour with Lunch

    Travel back in time and experience the heritage of Ancient Egypt on a full-day tour to Cairo and Giza, with transfers by air-conditioned vehicle from the Red Sea. Meet your guide and driver at your hotel, and set off on your Egyptian adventure. Sit back and relax, enjoying the impressive views along your drive to the capital. Upon arrival in Cairo, visit the famous Egyptian Museum on Tahrir Square, and discover one of the most comprehensive collections of Ancient Egyptian relics in the world. Next, head to Giza to see the pyramid complex, the oldest of the seven wonders of the ancient world and built over 4,500 years ago, including the iconic Great Pyramid of Giza — the oldest and largest of the pyramids in the complex. Visit the Great Sphinx of Giza, a famous limestone statue of a reclining sphinx with a Pharaoh's head, a mythical creature. Then, visit the Papyrus Museum and learn ...

  • Giza Pyramids and Sphinx: Half-Day Private Tour

    3. Giza Pyramids and Sphinx: Half-Day Private Tour

    Meet your tour-guide in your hotel lobby and depart in a private, air-conditioned vehicle to the Giza Plateau. The tour begins by exploring the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. You will visit the Pyramid of Cheops (The Great Pyramid of Giza), the largest pyramid in the world. Continue your tour with visits to the Pyramids of Chephren and Mykerinos. Learn the architectural significance and fascinating history of these magnificent structures. While on the Giza Plateau, you will see The Great Sphinx of Giza and learn about the mystery of one of the oldest and largest sculptures in the world.

    My tour guide was Mohamed Hamed with Mekawy as driver. The trip exceeded expectations. Mohamed is very professional: he speaks perfect English and has in-depth knowledge in Egyptology. But what was even more important for me as a solo traveler, Mohamed was also a great companion. In addition to showing all the highlights and giving background knowledge we also had phylosophical discussions related to Egypt. Since he know that I am open to experience the local people and culture, I was invited to have a tea + snacks with his friends who work at the pyramid complex. Overall, instead of being another tourist who came to take pictures of the pyramids it was more like having a trip with a local friend and spending good time. I am not sure about the other guides at this company but with Mohamed a great trip is guaranteed.

  • From Hurghada: Full-Day Trip to Cairo and Giza with Lunch

    4. From Hurghada: Full-Day Trip to Cairo and Giza with Lunch

    Discover the “City of a Thousand Minarets” on a full-day tour of Cairo, with round-trip transfers by bus from Hurghada. Relax in air-conditioned comfort on the long journey, admiring views of the Gulf of Suez.

    Upon arrival, your private Egyptologist guide will take you to Giza Plateau to see the oldest of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. Get breathtaking views of the Pyramids of Giza as you explore the mortuary temples of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinus.

    Learn the story of how the temples were constructed and hear the stories behind their legends. Continue to the Great Sphinx, the giant statue of a reclining mythical beast with a lion’s body and the face of the Pharaoh Khafre.

    Go to the Valley Temple opposite, attributed to the Pharaoh Khafre, and marvel at the feat of ancient engineering. After ...

    The experince could not have been better. Pick-up and dropoff times were very punctual. Free water all over the trip. Guidance in several languages and our tour guide Raja (English tour) was incredibly nice and knowledgeable even gave us advice about bargaining with street vendors. Totally recommend this tour.

  • Cairo: Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Saqqara, Memphis & Lunch

    5. Cairo: Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Saqqara, Memphis & Lunch

    Be collected from your accommodation in Cairo or Giza by your guide. Drive south and visit the Step Pyramid of Zoser, the oldest existing colossal stone building of Egypt, which were built around 2630 BC for King Djoser. Continue your tour and visit Memphis, the first capital of Egypt after the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt in 3100 BC and witness the amazing Colossal Statue of Ramesses II. Have lunch at a local restaurant then head to the famed pyramids of Cheops, Chefren, and Mykerinus. Next, see the Great Sphinx, a limestone statue of the mythical creature the Sphinx with the head of a Pharaoh and the body of a lion. Explore the Valley Temple, a funerary complex including a mortuary temple and the Pyramids of Chefren. Once you have finished exploring the rich history and the iconic landmarks of Egypt, you will be transferred back to your accommodation in Cairo or Giza. There w...

    The outing was great and our guide was very knowledgeable about the areas we visited, great excursion

  • From Hurghada: Cairo & Giza Ancient Egypt Full-Day Trip

    6. From Hurghada: Cairo & Giza Ancient Egypt Full-Day Trip

    Marvel at the majesty of the Great Pyramid of Giza and the treasures of the Egyptian Museum. With your own private Egyptologist guide you’ll enjoy this full-day exploration of Cairo. Early in the morning, you’ll be picked up at your hotel in Hurghada by air-conditioned van for the transfer to Hurghada airport and your flight to Cairo. When you arrive you’ll meet your Egyptologist guide and begin the tour with a visit the famous Giza Plateau. Marvel at the Great Pyramid, one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, as well as the other 2 pyramids and mysterious Sphinx, the Father of Terror for the ancient pharaohs. The tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple that faces the great Sphinx, before you stop for lunch at a good quality restaurant. After lunch you’ll visit old Cairo with your guide before heading to the world-renowned Museum of Egyptian Antiquities. Built in the neo-cl...

    Everything worked well from Hurghada airport to Cairo and back. Our guide was amazing telling us a lot of more about Egypt than what we expected.

  • Cairo: Pyramids Quad Bike Adventure & Optional Camel Ride

    7. Cairo: Pyramids Quad Bike Adventure & Optional Camel Ride

    After pickup from your accommodations in Cairo or Giza, enjoy an air-conditioned ride to the Pyramid area. On arrival, hop on a quad and set off to explore the great Pyramids up close. Ride your quad around the pyramids and admire the grandeur of the Pyramids of Cheops, Mykerinus, and Chephren from outside the Pyramid Area. Then head to Sahara City, a place tourists seldom go. When you get there, enjoy a refreshing welcome with traditional tea. You'll also get a bottle of mineral water or a soft drink while you take a short rest at the top of the desert. Then, after returning your quad, get ready to enjoy your optional camel ride. Explore the area in the more ancient and traditional way on the back of a camel. You will roam around the area at a much slower pace for a completely different experience. Admire the endurance of the ancient edifices that have stood for thousands of years and...

    Fared was our tour leader. He came to our hotel to get us then accompanied us through our entire trip. He was informative and made sure we felt safe the whole time. Great tour. Highly recommended.

  • From Hurghada: Full-Day Trip to Cairo by Plane

    8. From Hurghada: Full-Day Trip to Cairo by Plane

    Travel from Hurghada to Cairo by plane, where you can enjoy an exciting day tour. You will be picked up at your hotel in Hurghada in an air-conditioned vehicle and transferred to the airport to catch a domestic flight to Cairo. Upon arrival in Cairo you will be greeted by the Egyptologist who will accompany you throughout the tour.  The tour starts in Giza, where you visit the famous and impressive pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinos as well as the Sphinx. After a break for a delicious lunch, the tour continues on to the Egyptian Museum. Here you can admire the treasures of the young pharaoh Tutankhamun as well as other artifacts. In the afternoon you can enjoy shopping at the Khan el-Khalili market. At the end of the tour you’ll be transferred to the airport in Cairo to catch the flight back to Hurghada. Once there you’ll be transferred back to your hotel.

    The guide Gabri was really friendly, approachable and supportive. He made us feel welcome and the group become quickly a friendly family. He know a great deal and answered questions. The drive was brilliant too.

  • From Cairo: Private All-Inclusive Tour of Luxor by Plane

    9. From Cairo: Private All-Inclusive Tour of Luxor by Plane

    Explore the many treasures of the ancient world on this all-inclusive day tour to Luxor from Cairo, traveling by plane and bus. After being collected from your hotel in Cairo at around 05:30, drive by air-conditioned vehicle to the airport, ready to fly to Luxor. Your expert guide will meet you at the airport and your tour will begin. Make an excursion to the Necropolis of Thebes on the Western Bank. Crossing the Nile, visit the Valley of the Kings, and see the grand tombs of some of the most powerful nobles and pharos of Ancient Egypt. On the return journey stop-off at the Colossi of Memnon, 2 gigantic statues representing Amenophis III facing the Nile. You will also have the chance to visit the famous Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Explore the Luxor Temple and marvel at the granite statues of Ramses the Great in the courtyard. Proceed by carriage or bus to Karnak–a series of temples sp...

    This is a long day out but totally worth it. We stayed in Cairo for the week, therefore we flew to Luxor, a 1-hour flight at around 6am, we flew back around 8.30pm. We were met at Luxor Airport by our wonderful guide Youla who is from Luxor. Youla is lovely, so friendly and very knowledgeable and passionate about Egyptology. We had the best day with her! We were very excited to visit The Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple, Luxor Temple and the mesmerising Karnak Temple – major highlights of our trip all in one day. We had a lovely lunch at a restaurant in Karnak, good options for vegetarians too. Our flight back was delayed and Youla got her thinking cap on and suggested we have a trip on the Nile in a felucca boat, it was beautiful trip on the Nile just before sunset so the light was amazing, and it was a lovely end to an incredible day.

  • Cairo: Giza Pyramids Sound and Light Show with Transfers

    10. Cairo: Giza Pyramids Sound and Light Show with Transfers

    If you’ve been impressed by the Pyramids of Giza by daylight, experience the magic of the monuments at night with a ticket to the Sound and Light Show in the Giza Plateau. Transfer from Cairo by air-conditioned van, and take your seats in the spectacular setting of the pyramids and Great Sphinx in the desert. A recorded commentary will tell the story of the Pharoahs of Ancient Egypt as images are projected on to the temple walls. Learn more about Ancient Egypt and each ruin as the story unfolds, climaxing when the Great Sphinx comes to life and speaks the words of a long dead pharaoh. End the tour with a transfer back to your hotel in Cairo.

    They have individual days for language preferences , it would be best to know before you choose to visit . Overall very interesting and enjoyable show !

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It was an all-round carefree package, nice drivers, nice German-speaking company. A second German-speaking tour guide on site in Cairo explained and told us a lot. The tour itself is very nice a dream to see something like that, the trip on the Nile is also very nice, it's impressive to see the pyramids and the Sphinx so close and to be able to touch what people built thousands of years ago we would Doing the tour again immediately was a great experience. A big thank you to the local partners (drivers, etc.) who are doing a great job here in Egypt. Also a big THANK YOU to Get your Gide would immediately book all excursions with you again TOP you since TOP !!!!!!!

It was a fun experience that was well worth the effort and money. The journey took a long time but we were in a new van with nice air conditioning and an experienced driver. Our guide was able to tell us a lot about the rich Egyptian history. In short, top experience!!!

Great day with Mohamad. The tour went super smooth, on time, hassle free and our guide was super nice and very knowledgeable of the history and facts. We had an amazing day! Could skip the souvenir shops though but it is part and some were interesting to see.

The outing was great and our guide was very knowledgeable about the areas we visited, great excursion

Nice guides. The only downside is the long drive, but it's not the organizer's fault