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Cairo: Pyramids, Sakkara & Memphis Private Tour with Lunch

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

Starts with Pickup from your hotel in either Cairo or Giza By Tour guide to Start your Giza Full Day Tour Visiting Giza Pyramids where you Visit the Great Pyramids Of Giza - Cheops, Chephren & Mykerinos then Visit the Valley Temple The Place where the Priests Mummified the dead body of king Chephren owner of the second pyramid at Giza Platue Also it's the same place where you Can have a close-up look at the Sphinx - The legendary guardian that stands by the huge funeral complex with its lion body and the head of king Chephren. Then continue your day tour to Sakkara, located only 27 km southwest away from Cairo. Visit the Step Pyramid (Built for king Zoser), it is considered an important part of the process of the pyramid evolution, which were made from the simple mastaba to its widely known form. Then continue your day tour to Memphis City that was the ancient capital of Egypt, where the colossal statue of Ramses II and the great Alabaster Sphinx are. This City Dates back to 3100 B.C. At the end of the Tour, you will be transferred back to your Hotel

From Cairo: Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Saqqara & Memphis Tour

2. From Cairo: Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Saqqara & Memphis Tour

Embark on a tour of Giza from Cairo or Giza in an air-conditioned vehicle. Enjoy commentary from your guide as you visit ancient wonders, including the Great Sphinx, the Giza Pyramids, and Valley Temple followed by lunch and some shopping. Be picked up from your hotel in Cairo or Giza. Visit the Step Pyramid of Zoser, Egypt's oldest existing colossal stone building (2630 BC) built for King Djoser. Next visit Memphis, the first capital after Upper and Lower Egypt's unification in 3100 BC, and witness the Colossal Statue of Ramesses II. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and visit the pyramids of Cheops, Chefren, and Mykerinus. Next, see the Great Sphinx, a limestone statue of the mythical creature with a Pharoah's head and lion's body. Explore the Valley Temple, a funerary complex with a mortuary temple and the Pyramids of Chefren.  There will be free shopping time to enjoy the experience on your own, discussing the price directly with the vendors. After, return to your accommodation in Cairo or Giza.

Cairo: Full Day Pyramids, Sakkara & Memphis with lunch

3. Cairo: Full Day Pyramids, Sakkara & Memphis with lunch

See one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Pyramid of Giza, on this private guided tour from Cairo to the ancient city of Memphis. Start your day with a pickup from your accommodation in Cairo and enjoy the scenic ride to the pyramids. First, explore the Great Pyramids of Giza, one of the world's most famous ancient landmarks in the world. Wander around and discover these incredible structures up close and personal. Feel in awe as you see the Great Pyramid of Khufu, the Pyramid of Khafre, and the Pyramid of Menkaure. Continue to walk to see the Sphinx, the famous statue with the head of a human and the body of a lion. Next, you will visit the Saqqara, the ancient burial ground home to the famous Step Pyramid of Djoser, the world's oldest pyramid. Walk around and take photos of the cemetery, home to numerous ancient tombs and monuments. Finally, you will visit Memphis, the former capital of Egypt and a city steeped in history, where you will have the opportunity to see the ruins of this once-great city. Admire the stunning statue of Ramses II and the Alabaster Sphinx, made of solid alabaster and a unique example of ancient Egyptian art and architecture. Hear about the rich history from your guide, who will provide fascinating insights into each site's history and significance.

Cairo: Dinner Cruise on the Nile River

4. Cairo: Dinner Cruise on the Nile River

A dinner cruise on a Nile River Steamer is a fabulous way to enjoy a night out while you’re visiting Cairo. You'll cruise in comfort and elegance as you take in the lights of the Cairo skyline at night. During the evening you'll enjoy an open buffet that features international and Egyptian cuisine. In addition, you’ll be entertained by a folkloric and belly-dancing show. Experience a perfect ending–or addition–to your visit to Egypt. This is a full evening out and a great opportunity to enjoy good food, unique entertainment, and a romantic evening gazing at the sights along the banks of the Nile.

From Cairo: 8-Day Tour of Cairo, Luxor and Aswan with Cruise

5. From Cairo: 8-Day Tour of Cairo, Luxor and Aswan with Cruise

Day 1 Our representative will be waiting for you outside the exit hall with the sign of nice tours to welcome you to Egypt. Then head directly to the restaurant to enjoy a traditional Egyptian lunch. After that you will move to the check in at the hotel booked for you (5-star). In the evening, at about 7 p.m., you will go to a gala dinner on a Nile cruise ship while enjoying the folklore party and other traditional shows to live an experience of the Egyptian vibes during the boat moves on the Nile. Then return back to the hotel to relax and overnight. Day 2 After breakfast at the hotel, your private guide will take you to visit the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Feel the majesty of the pyramids that were built to last forever, and they did so to became one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and the only surviving wonder of the ancient world. Continue your day tour with a stop in Memphis, one of the most important cities in more than 3,000 years of ancient Egyptian history. It was a center for the worship of the god Ptah, and its temple was one of the most important places in ancient Egypt. Next is Saqqara a real open-air museum. Take a closer look at the famous Step Pyramid of Djoser and learn about the pyramids of some of the most important kings of the Old Kingdom. Enjoy a lunch break, then return to the hotel, where you will have dinner and overnight. Day 3 Meet your guide after breakfast at the hotel to explore the two different sides of Cairo, Egypt. Islamic and Coptic Cairo. First you will start by visiting Islamic Cairo that includes two of the most beautiful Islamic symbols. Cairo Citadel is the most popular Islamic monument in Cairo. It was built by Saladin Al-Ayubi in 1176 A.D, and it was the center of government during the Ayyubid era. Move to the elaborated decorated Muhammad Ali Grand Mosque. It is sometimes called the Alabaster Mosque, and its walls are covered with alabaster panels. Watch the candlelight that illuminates the Arabic inscriptions in the mosque, and the mihrab is decorated with gold. Moving to Coptic Cairo, you will start by visiting the Church of Saint George also known as Mary George. One of the few round churches built in Egypt, the St. George Church was built on top of an ancient Roman tower connected to the monastery below it. Your next stop will be the famous Hanging Church, which is believed to be the first basilica-style church built in Egypt. The church includes 110 icons, most of which are made of ebony and some are inlaid with ivory. The oldest and holiest of them dates back to the 8th century. Your day in Cairo includes lunch at a local restaurant between the visits, then return to the hotel where you will rest after the long day, have dinner and overnight. Day 4 After breakfast at the hotel, our representative will pick you up and take you to the airport to take the flight to Luxor. Upon arrival there, your guide will be waiting for you outside the exit hall with the sign of nice tours to recognize him. Move to explore the beautiful and historic city of Luxor and all its monuments. You will start your tour on the eastern bank of Luxor, where you will visit the Karnak Temple. Home to three main temples, several smaller enclosed temples, and several outdoor temples – the impressive structure combines the achievements of many generations of ancient builders over 1,500 years. Move on to the smaller but equally impressive Luxor Temple. This beautiful temple contains well-preserved hieroglyphs and statues and was the center of annual Opet celebrations. Finally, go to the boat to check in at lunch time, and at about 4 or 5 pm our representative will return to take you to a one-hour tour of the felucca in the Nile and then return to the boat to relax and overnight. Day 5 In the early morning ( kindly ask the reception to prepare a breakfast box for you) our representative will pick you up to live a life time experience of hot air balloon ride over the city of Luxor and watch the city as an open museum where you will be able to take a look over the west and east bank and the Nile river that split between the two banks in a marvelous view. When the balloon lands, our professional guide will be waiting for you to explore the stunning west bank of Luxor city, starting from the Valley of the Kings. In a world governed by the rules of the afterlife, the ancient Egyptians attached great importance to their burial places. The Valley of the Kings looks like a dull, rocky gorge from the outside, but hides elaborately painted and carved tombs beneath the surface. Continue to the stunning Temple of Hatshepsut. The inscriptions on the walls of the temple tell the story of the birth of Queen Hatshepsut and her trading trips to the country of Punt, now known as the modern state of Somalia or the peninsula. Stop at the giant statue of Memnon, and enjoy taking amazing and fun photos with family and friends. Then return to the boat to enjoy lunch and sailing towards Edfu. Day 6 While you continue sailing along the Nile River, it's time to discover Egypt's most beautiful hidden gems in Edfu and Kom Ombo. In the morning after breakfast on board, your guide will meet you to visit the hidden gem of Edfu, the Temple of Horus. Edfu Temple represents the lost art that displays the true spirit of ancient Egyptian civilization from the perspective of the Ptolemaic Dynasty. Return to the ship for lunch and continue sailing to Kom Ombo where your guide will be waiting for you to explore the temple. Kom Ombo means a pile of gold and the temple is dedicated to two gods: Sobek, the crocodile god, and Haroeris (the falcon god, Horus). Learn more interesting facts about the unique temple with your Egyptologist's guide. After your tour of Kom Ombo, return to the ship for dinner and continue sailing to Aswan at night. Day 7 In the early morning once again ( you will take your breakfast box with you) and go with a group to the most beautiful temple in Egypt. Enjoy the trip to the Great Temple of Abu Simbel. Hear the story of how the temple of Abu Simbel was moved to be saved from destruction due to floods, and to be put on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It was built by Ramesses II, who dedicated it to Egypt's national gods: Ptah, Ra, Amun, and Ramesses II as a deified king, the son of Ra. After visiting the temple, you will return on board to enjoy lunch before your guide picks you up again to visit the beautiful Temple of Philae, the Pearl of Egypt. The walls of the Philae temple are covered in ancient hieroglyphics, and among the large sculptures of the gods of ancient Egypt are inscriptions in the ornate pictorial alphabet, telling the stories of this civilization. After finishing the visit of Philae, enjoy a traditional felucca ride on the Nile River and then return to the ship to relax and have dinner Day 8 After breakfast on the ship , you will be picked up and transferred to the airport for your return flight to Cairo where your tour ends and our agent will be waiting for you to welcome you once again at Cairo and will take you to your hotel safe and sound.

Cairo: Giza Pyramids, Memphis, Saqqara Private Tour & Lunch

6. Cairo: Giza Pyramids, Memphis, Saqqara Private Tour & Lunch

Delve into the fascinating history of Egypt with an expert guide. Go to the Great Pyramid of Giza, then visit the ancient city of Memphis, where many ancient treasures are visible. Check out Saqqara to see the gigantic Pyramid of Djoser, which is thousands of years old. Finish up with lunch. Start with a pickup from your accommodation in Giza or Cairo at 8:00 AM. Then, visit the Great Pyramid of Giza, the largest of the pyramids, which stands at a height of 481 ft (146.6 meters). Head to Memphis, an ancient city that used to go by the name of Inebu-hedj. See the many ancient ruins here. Next, visit Saqqara, a village that contains ancient burial grounds. See the Pyramid of Djoser, a stone structure built in the Third Dynasty, and which is the oldest large stone structure in Egypt, Finally, have lunch, and then get dropped back to your hotel.

Cairo: 1 or 2-Hour Felucca Ride on the Nile with Transfers

7. Cairo: 1 or 2-Hour Felucca Ride on the Nile with Transfers

After pick-up from your hotel in Cairo, take a felucca ride on the Nile. Enjoy refreshing breezes with a ride on a traditional Egyptian sailboat. Along the way, learn interesting facts about the history of Cairo. Enjoy an incredible outing with friends or family away from the stress of the big city and see a spectacular view of Cairo from the water. Sit back, relax, and watch the sun set.

Cairo: Private Day Tour to Pyramids, Saqqara, and Dahshur

8. Cairo: Private Day Tour to Pyramids, Saqqara, and Dahshur

Visit the Great Sphinx, the Pyramids of Giza, and the Necropolis of Dahshur on a guided day trip from Cairo. Get picked up from your Cairo hotel in an air-conditioned car and journey into Egypt's fascinating and distinctive past. Your first stop is the famous Pyramid of Giza, which also includes the Pyramids of Mykerinus, Cheops, and Chephren. Pay close attention as your Egyptologist tour guide reveals its amazing secrets. Take a photos while riding a camel with the enormous Giza pyramids in the background. Continue on to the Great Sphinx, a massive limestone sculpture that was created in 2500 BC and features the head of King Chephren and the body of a lion. Afterward, visit the Valley Temple, used for the mummification of the pharaoh and his family. Next, see Saqqara's Step Pyramid of Zoser, one of the first instances of massive stonework from ancient Egypt. Visit a nearby restaurant for a delicious lunch after your exploration. After lunch, visit the Red Pyramid of Dahshur, composed of red limestone. Admire this imposing structure, which is the third largest Egyptian pyramid. Finally, visit the Necropolis of Dahshur, situated in the desert on the west bank of the Nile. It's famous for its multiple pyramids, including two of the oldest, biggest, and best-preserved in all of Egypt. Get dropped off back at your Cairo hotel at the end of the tour.

Cairo: Sakkara, Memphis & Dahshur Private Day Trip w/ Lunch

9. Cairo: Sakkara, Memphis & Dahshur Private Day Trip w/ Lunch

A representative will pick you up from your hotel at 8:00 AM to Sakkara to start your tour of the Step Pyramid of Zoser, the world's oldest significant stone building. It was constructed for King Zoser in the third dynasty. leave Sakkara Drive to Dahshur to visit the Bent Pyramid and the Red Pyramid, the world's oldest standing pyramid (the most preserved pyramid). Afterward, go to Memphis, which King Menes established and served as Egypt's first capital for more than three thousand years, to see the statue of Ramses II and the city's marble Sphinx. Memphis was created and served as Egypt's capital during the Old Kingdom. Note : For pick up / drop off form Cairo airport, Sphinx airport, New Administrative Capital, New Cairo, Helioplis, Badr City, Shorouk, Rehab, Obour, Sheraton Almatar, Sheikh Zayed city or Madinty City will be for additional cost

From Cairo/Giza: Sakkara, Dahshur Pyramids and Memphis Tour

10. From Cairo/Giza: Sakkara, Dahshur Pyramids and Memphis Tour

Experience the mighty history of ancient Egypt and visit Sakkara Step Pyramid on a guided day trip from Cairo or Giza. Explore the ancient capital of Memphis with its monuments to Ramses II and its patron god, and watch the alabaster Sphinx. Visit the less known but Magnificent Dahshur Pyramids. Start the day with pickup at your accommodation in Cairo or Giza. Then head to the Saqqara necropolis to see the oldest pyramid in Egypt: the Pyramid of Djoser, known as the Step Pyramid. See the oldest stone funerary complex in Egypt and walk through its corridors. Discover the incredible details on the painted walls of ancient Egyptian tombs, describing the details of their daily life. From there it’s on to Memphis, the first Egyptian capital, built in 3150 BC. Explore its wonders, including the colossal statue of Ramses II, the alabaster Sphinx, and the statue of Ptah, the patron god of Memphis. See these exceptional monuments, learn the history, and take lots of photos. Finally arrive to Dahshur to visit the Bent and the Red Pyramids of the 4th dynasty. you have the opportunity to step inside one of them. At the end of the day, you’ll be driven back to your accommodation.

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Our guide Abdul was very kind, very thoughtful and very prepared. He described the sites to us very clearly and was always very available for clarifications. Whoever is lucky enough to know him will be an added value

very good, it is worth doing this tour because they take you to all the most important places

The guide was very kind and we have learnt a lot. The driver was also nice and careful :)

Everything was excellent, Abdul was a knowledgeable, helpful and fun guide

It was all’ perfect, ahmed our guide was brilliant and very kind. Approved