• Duration: 8 hours
  • Easy
  • eTicket

  • Pick up available
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Description

In the morning, you will be picked up in an air-conditioned vehicle from your hotel in Cairo. Sit comfortably at your seat and enjoy the ride!

Accompanied with your guide, you will be taken to the ancient capital city of Memphis located about 24 kilometres south of Cairo. Though little remains of this pharaonic city, the open air museum here is worth a visit. 

See the huge fallen image of Ramesses II at the museum. Founded around 3,100 BC, Memphis is the legendary city of Menes, the king who united Upper and Lower Egypt After exploring the historical city of Memphis, continue to Saqqara, the most ancient burial ground in Egypt. It is situated on a desert plateau crowned by Zoser step pyramid and its funerary complex including temples and tombs. It is the most ancient stone building in the world. Take a trip to the pyramid of Unas and Mastabas, also known as the tombs of Nobles.

Further on, proceed to the pyramids of Giza that lies on the west bank of the Nile facing Cairo. On top of Giza plateau rise the three pyramids erected by Cheops, Chepren and Mycerinus, guarded by the mysterious Sphinx which is a mythical statue with the body of a lion and a human head. 

Five thousand years ago, Giza became the royal burial place for Memphis, the Pharaoh’s capital city. Giza’a three pyramids and the Sphinx were constructed in the 4th dynasty of Egypt’s Old Kingdom. About 2,500 BC, King Khufu, the second pharaoh of the fourth dynasty, commissioned the building of his tomb at Giza. 

On an average, over 2 million blocks of stone was used to build Khufu’s pyramid, and the heaviest blocks were used as the ceiling of Khufu’s burial chamber. Khufu’s son was the next in the royal line who commissioned the building of his own pyramid complex which includes the Sphinx. Each pyramid has a mortuary temple and a valley temple linked by long causeways that were rooted and walled. 

After marvelling at the pyramids of Giza, you will be dropped back to your hotel in Cairo.

What's included

  • Qualified Egyptologist tour guide.
  • Entrance fees to mentioned sights.
  • Bottled water.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Private transportation.
  • WiFi on board.
  • Lunch in local restaurant in Giza.

What's excluded

  • Gratuities.

What do I need to bring

  • Comfortable shoes.
  • Money for personal expenses.
  • Anything else that might be useful.

Important information

  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Not stroller accessible.
  • Not suitable for pets.
  • No public transportation nearby.
  • Infants must not sit on laps.
  • Infant seats unavailable.
  • Please note: This tour includes hotel pick up and drop off service. You can select your hotel from the list or select the "I will write down the address in the next step" and write the name and address of your hotel in the relevant field during the booking process.

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 100% if cancelled 1 day or less before departure
  • Cancellation fee of 0% if cancelled 1000 days or less before departure

Categories

  • CULTURAL AND THEME TOURS
  • DAY TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS
  • BUS OR MINIVAN TOUR
  • WALKING TOUR

Guided Language

  • English
  • Deutsch
  • Italiano
  • Francaise
  • Español

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