in Cairo, Egypt

8-Hour Private Tour of the Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum and Bazaar including Camel Ride and Lunch from Cairo


Cairo, Egypt

43.61 USD

1 - 15

8 hrs


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Overview
  • On this private tour several activities are involved and different periods of ancient history of Egypt covered as you will visit the pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, the Egyptian museum with its treasures, the oriental bazaar of Khan el Khalili. You will ride a camel for 30 minutes in the Sahara desert around the pyramids and you will have lunch in a local restaurant overlooking the pyramids.

Location
  • Around:
    • Cairo, Egypt
  • Pickup: Your hotel in Cairo or Giza

Categories
  • Private Sightseeing Tours

Time of Tour
  • Departure at: 8:00 AM
  • Duration: 8 hrs

Additional
  • Price per person: $43.61
  • Size: 1 - 15 people
  • Discount: 0%
  • Languages: English - Guide

Inclusion
  • Local taxes.
    Bottled water.
    Lunch (on pyramids day in a restaurant overlooking the Sphinx and the pyramids with set menu of grill chicken/kebab and kofta).
    30 minutes camel ride around Giza pyramids.
    Qualified Egyptologist guide.
    Hotel pickup and drop-off.
    Private tour.
    Transport by air-conditioned minivan with free WiFi.
    Entry/Admission - Egyptian Antiquities Museum.
    Entry/Admission - Great Sphinx.
    Entry/Admission - Khan Al-Khalili.
    Entry/Admission - Pyramids of Giza

Exclusion
  • Gratuities.
    Extra entrance fees (interior of Giza pyramids, Solar Boat museum, Royal Mummy room).
    Drinks

Cancellation
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience

8-Hour Private Tour of the Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum and Bazaar including Camel Ride and Lunch from Cairo

After an 8am pick-up from your hotel, start your tour by visiting the plateau of Giza where you visit the Great Pyramid of Cheops and the pyramids of Chephren and Mycerinus. Take a few pictures from the panoramic area, before moving on to the Valley Temple and the Great Sphinx. Lastly, ride a camel for 30 minutes around the pyramids.
Next, you will have your lunch in a good quality restaurant with set menu of grill chicken/kebab and kofta, before proceeding to the Egyptian Museum. Explore the animal mummy room, the mummy portraits, the Royal Mummy Rooms (extra fee), and King Tutankhamun's jewelry.
Afterwards, visit the famous Bazaar of Khan el Khalili to live the oriental atmosphere and the experience of bargaining. Your guide will drop you off at your hotel after the tour is finished.

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Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.
Infant meals not included.
Dress code is smart casual.
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Reviews

5.0 stars, based on 34 reviews
Vikki T
Vikki T

We had a great experience with Mony, she picked us up with a personal driver and private air conditioned van. The tour was very flexible and accommodated to our schedule and preferences. We would totally recommend this tour.

15/07/2019
me_an69
me_an69

Our guide was informative and helpful. We went back to shop. You just have to know how to bargain 😊

11/07/2019
Dirk N
Dirk N

Our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable and led the tour at a relaxed pace. The air-conditioned bus was a welcome bonus in the soaring desert temperatures, as was the lunch at the local restaurant in Giza.

11/07/2019
Rhonda S
Rhonda S

Fantastic day sightseeing in Cairo with our experienced and knowledgeable guide (Zenab) and driver! We saw and experienced real Egyptian culture and history with Zenab and nothing was too much trouble. She took our safety into every consideration and took some outstanding photos of us both, in all the major attractions. She ensured our every comfort was met and, I would totally recommend this tour to any one considering how to see Cairo in 8 hours.

03/07/2019
John H
John H

This was a fantastic tour and o think the best way to see all the sites. Eslam was a terrific guide who adapted the tour to fit our interests and personalities. I would definitely recommend him and this tour to anyone else visiting Cairo.

03/07/2019
Gretchen H
Gretchen H

I booked this tour for just 1 friend and I. Communication with the tour guide ahead of time was seamless. The guide and driver picked us up at our hotel on time, and were very professional all day. We absolutely loved our guide, Mira. She was very knowledgeable and friendly. She helped us properly tip the camel operator as well as helped us with our specific shopping needs at the bazaar. I highly recommend this tour and our guide if you can request her. Our driver was terrific too. (I just can't remember his name.)

03/07/2019
Latoya M
Latoya M

So I booked this tour with Mira and I’m so happy I did. She is absolutely beautiful and gracious. She was very very helpful and insightful about the history of Egypt. She is also a amazing photographer!! She will take beautiful photos of you using your smart phones. Mira took us to a amazing Egyptian restaurant for lunch and the food was great. Me and my 3 friends enjoyed her tour and if I ever return I will give her a call !!

03/07/2019
stanleyowen
stanleyowen

My wife and I scheduled a one-day tour for a short stopover in Cairo. Our guide, Zenab, and her driver met us at the hotel exactly on time. She offered an itinerary and also stressed that the day was ours to adjust as necessary. My wife is a consummate photographer, so Zenab assured us we would get the best photos give our time constraint. She did not disappoint in the least. She arranged for us the best camel drive for photos at the pyramids, and the best vantage points for photos of them and the Sphinx. She enroute to a classic Cairo lunch, we visited a papyrus shop and another shop (normal practice) where she stressed we did not have to buy anything. However, we found excellent items and each and did make some purchases. Zenab had an obvious love for and deep knowledge of Egypt's history and culture, and was excited to show us the "must see" exhibits at the Egyptian Antiquities Museum. The highlight for my wife was the vibrant Marketplace/Bazaar, from which I had to drag her away when our tour was ending.

03/07/2019
Nancy
Nancy

He was so knowledgeable of everything Egyptian. Our pictures and information of the Pyramids, Sphynx and Camel rides were priceless and so was the service. So considerate of everything we wanted to do while offering suggestions that were spot on.
The museum was totally amazing and we saw so much. We even spent extra time to view even more. We were taken to see Papyrus being made and an Egyptian Oils shop and learned about that and what it had to do with the culture of Egypt. Loved it. We had an authentic Egyptian lunch on the Nile River and stopped at a bazaar on the way back to the hotel where we were able to shop for true Egyptian made souvenirs instead of junk made in China. My granddaughter was even able to have a cartuche made with her name on it. Mina was not only a perfect guide but we felt like we had made a new friend. This is a 10 Star tour and you must ask for Mina if you want the very best experience you could ever imagine.

03/07/2019
Johanni T
Johanni T

We had a 8 hour private tour of the Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum and Bazaar including a camel ride and lunch. It was absolutely amazing. We feel that we saw the best of Egypt with-in one day. Both my friend and I felt that our tour guide absolutely made our trip. His knowledge was absolutely brilliant as well his communication skills. We had Ashraf Zakhary from Tree of Life tours.

02/05/2019
Lee L W
Lee L W

This is excellent tour that i had in Cairo. My tour guide Amal Ammar is nice, she's tell me every information about the locations. She arrived to my hotel just before the tour start time, very reliable! She give good suggestion how to offer the price when wanted to buy something. The restaurant we went was good. We have a very fabulous day. The tour is worthwhile as it last for exactly 8 hours. I would recommended to every one, if Amal Ammar is your tour guide!

25/10/2018
Maxine W
Maxine W

I took this tour on Friday as I only had two days in Cairo/Giza and wanted to see the main sights. Mohamed was my tour guide for the day and he was great, very knowledgeable and tailored the tour to my requests. As a female solo traveller I was a bit apprehensive but Mohamed made me feel very safe and the day went very smoothly. This is a great way to see key points of interest in Cairo on a tight schedule, highly recommend!

14/10/2018
Susan W
Susan W

We had a wonderful day with our tour guide Zenab. I actually booked this tour because it had the highest rating on Viator, and all the reviews are not wrong!

Firstly Zenab contacted me the day before via Whatsapp and confirmed everything. She even accommodated our request to start a little later because we were very tired from the flight. We met her promptly in our hotel lobby and we instantly became friends. Zenab speaks excellent English and is really knowledgeable about Egyptian History. We had a private mini van with us all day, which was great as we would leave stuff in the van and just get in and out.

Our drivers were excellent in negiotiating Cairo traffic. Our first stop were the pyramids, and Zenab took the time to point out important Cairo landmarks on our journey there. We found out a lot about recent Egyptian history. At the pyramids, all our tickets were paid for and we got in smoothly. Zenab made sure we were not hassled by any sellers. She told us all about the scams to look out for. She took us to the best spot for photos and happily took loads for photos for us. We also had a camel ride included in the price. If you've never been on a camel before, be aware that its a thrill ride and much less stable than riding a horse. However we all enjoyed it, and had some funny stories to tell at the end. Our camel guides also took some lovely photos of us on the camels with the pyramids. We tipped them 50 egyptian pounds each which is considered a good tip.

We also had the time to go inside one of the smaller pyramids none of us were too keen on going into the large pyramid which you have to pay an extra 200 pounds for. It was quite the adventure going down into the burial chamber and wonderful to see what was inside the chamber in the Egyptian museum. I highly recommend people wear sensible athletic shoes for this. We also got to climb a little way up the largest pyramid to take photos.

We also visited the sphinx and again took loads of photos. Zenab was excellent and captivating at explaining all the history.

We had some time before lunch so we visited a papyrus gallery. Zenab made sure to emphasize that we should not feel pressured to buy anything. We had a good demonstration of how papyrus was made and also what papyrus looked like because I actually didn't know. We never felt pressured to buy anything and really enjoyed wandering around the papyrus art gallery. The works were high quality here - not like what we saw later on in the bazaar.

Lunch was superb. We went to a nice local Egyptian place and had a set menu with lots of starters, the main course was a choice between beef, chicken or fish. I had the fish and it was very tender.

The afternoon was spent at the Egyptian museum, and Zenab showed us all the highlights. Its much better than going with a guide because Zenab was able to tell us much more than the small information plaques could. We saw all the treasures of Tutankhamun. Again the ticket price was included. Zenab took us to see some mummies but we decided not to pay extra to see the exposed royal mummies as we come from London and had seen plenty before in the British Museum. At the end we had some free time.

The last stop was the Bazaar, the largest in Cairo. It was a wonderful and colour taste of local Egyptian life and it didn't feel too touristy at all. The stores are a virtual Aladdin's cave of treasures and also a lot of colourful tat. We got to see one man cycling whilst balancing a huge tray of bread in one hand above his head. We stopped by the Mosque of Hassan for some pictures and Zenab took us to a famous Egyptian Pancake place. The pancakes were delicious, fresh out of the oven and wonderfully crispy.

We cannot thank Zenab enough for such a good day.

My advice is that you should bring cash for tips, and also to buy souvenirs because both the Egyptian Museum and Bazaar are good places to get them. Wear sensible shoes or sandals, and bring lots of sunblock and water.

I highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see the main highlights of Cairo in one day.

02/09/2018
lynley g
lynley g

My daughter and I had traveled from London- Our flight had been delayed so we arrived at our Cairo hotel at 6am. So we were both a little tired
Our tour leader Zenbu and the driver picked us up at 8am for our tour. Her knowledge on the history was amazing as was her English.
We had a great day and we were overwhelmed by the pyramids, the sphinx and the Museum.
Lunch was also very good and entertaining.
We would certainly recommend this tour

30/08/2018
William O
William O

Yasser was a really great tour guide and a great host while in Egypt. He picked us up promptly from our hotel lobby, in an air conditioned car, and from the beginning told us everything he could about Egypt, it's culture, the ancient sites we were going to visit and everything in between. At one point, there was a small hang up with the tour, however Yasser talked us through the entire thing and made sure we were OK. Additionally, the lunch provided was really good - grilled chicken and vegetables with an assortment of sides to go along with it!!

Overall, we had a great time. We would refer friends to come back.

21/08/2018
sheilaxyz1
sheilaxyz1

Our tour guide was Zenab. She was wonderful. It was a great tour. We squeezed a lot into one day, but never felt rushed.

21/08/2018
Shibo L
Shibo L

This is a private tour just you, your tour guide, and a driver, so you get to decide how long to spend at each location! I also get to ask my tour guide Amina a lot of questions who is friendly, very knowledgeable and speaks fluent English.
Your tour guide will also shield you from all the hustles of street vendors etc. so you can focus on enjoying the culture and scenery. If you have one more day to spare in Cairo I also recommend booking the Cairo city tour with them for Coptic Cairo and Islamic Cairo.
Overall, highly recommended!

20/08/2018
Brenda R
Brenda R

This was a wonderful and very full day of activities. Seeing the Pyramids and the Sphinx was a bucket list item and truly spectacular! I recommend that you bring bug spray for the camel ride - it was so much fun and a bit scary as the camels are very tall. The Egyptian Museum is huge the mummies were amazing and the amount of history is truly incredible. It was a very hot day during our tour so the air conditioned tour van and water provided was a treat. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly and went out of her way to ensure we truly enjoyed ourselves.

13/08/2018
KIU CHING L
KIU CHING L

We had this guided tour with Zenab, and I have to say I was amazed with her professionalism. She knows so well about the city that she planned everything right in time. When in the Egypt Museum, she was even able to provide us with the key highlights with detailed explanation of the status. She was in no rush, so as to allow us to have our own time to do whatever we wanted.
The lunch was a great one too, that we could indeed hardly finish all the dishes

12/08/2018
Karl F
Karl F

I really enjoyed my 1 day here in Cairo! This tour made my layover really worth it. I was able to see a lot of things in just a short period of time. Taha, my tour guide was great! brought and explained to me the places we're going. He even acted not just as my tour guide but as my personal photographer as well. He took great photos of me throughout the tour. I really enjoyed the pyramids and the sphinx the most. And the camel ride was a big bonus. One thing to take note is that you would have to bring extra cash since there can be a lot of extras. For extended camel ride, was another extra I highly recommend going for the longer route even with extra payment since it's totally worth it. The museum was also nice though was quite hot since there was no air-condition Cairo will open the new museum close to the pyramids in the next few years. The Bazaar was a great way to shop a bargain. There were too many people though so you got to be careful with your belongings. Overall, I had a blast. I was able to see great pyramids, which I've been dying to see since I was a kid watching the mummy movies. To be able to see them in person is surreal. This tour certainly did show me a lot of what Cairo has to offer in just 1 days time. Highly recommended! Thanks Taha for being an awesome tour guide and photographer.

08/08/2018
work
work

My review: I was lucky to be able to visit Cairo for a business trip this August and had an opportunity to tour. I booked the first tour through Viator and fate was lucky enough to pair our group with this company and best of all the lovely Zenab. I could talk about all of the amazing sights pyramids, museum, Khan el Khalili, Coptic and Islamic Cairo but the honest truth is the best part of all Cairo was Meeting our amazing guide. She is not only extremely knowledgeable, professional, and excellent at what she does, but shes a kind and wonderful person that became a friend during my time there. In meeting many people and places around the world, you learn thatwhile there are different ways of doing thingsthe character of people is a blessing and the most important thing to learn. I highly recommend this company and their tours if their guides are the quality human beings just like Zenab. It was an adventure of a lifetime, and I hope to be back just to see my friend. Special thanks to the very wonderful drivers Kamel and Basem who were so kind, and also helped me practice my Arabic even though I was not very good at remembering!. It takes a very good driver to navigate the city and they were amazing. So many thanks for this wonderful experience.

07/08/2018
James M
James M

We had an outstanding driver and Tour Guide. It makes a trip so much more enjoyable to have your own private guide to tell you things and answer your questions. They give you a much more detailed picture of how things operate in the country you visit. Her knowledge of all things Egyptian was really a valuable asset to our curious minds. Our guide made the most of the time by getting us in the sites quickly and efficiently. She was well know to the staff wherever we went. We would have liked to spend more time with our crew because it was such a good time.

06/08/2018
Edroce E
Edroce E

Zenab our tour guide aas very attentive and very accommodating. We felt very safe during the entire day tour to the Pyramids,Sphinx,Egyptian Museum and Bazaar including Camel Ride and lunch! Lunch was amazing, Pyramids were magical and the Camel Ride and the Museum were priceless. Zebab was very organized and had our day planned out perfectly! We loved our time in Egypt!

23/07/2018
justified1
justified1

Our guide Zenab was so great with our family of 4! We went to the pryamids and sphinx in the morning when it wasn't so hot. we visited some shops and had lunch before going to the museum and bazaar. It was a great way to spend a whole day seeing all the sites in Cairo.

12/07/2018
Robyn C
Robyn C

My husband and I did this tour as part of our honeymoon. I think there is always a little added pressure for things to go well for a special occasion and this trip couldn't have gone any better!!!

We had the best time getting to know Heba and our driver personally and professionally. She was extremely knowledgable, you'll want to soak up everything she says. She gives you plenty of time to explore, take pictures and more.

I would recommend this trip and Heba to both first timers and experienced travelers.

Additionally, plan to make some purchases at the different locations, all good, quality stuff.

11/07/2018
Konstantinos K
Konstantinos K

You should increase the rating to 100 stars because of Zenab - our tour guide -She deserves all of them! She made our tour a unique experience!
Together with the driver, Hassan, it was like an orchestra - the car on time - no delays - very very kind people!
We started on time - we had a great experience - the tour at the Pyramids was perfect - the camel ride was fun! Amazingly organised by Zenab. We did everything we wanted and we didn't felt bored at all I'm not a big fan of museums and guides myself because of Zenab! I really mean it! Sphinx was great. Lunch was really nice. Friendly environment wherever they took us! The museum was fantastic! Bazaar? Great experience for souvenirs! The package worth every penny! But I think what made the tour so good was the team we had with us - ZENAB you are a star - and Hassan! Highly recommended!

10/07/2018
Kim M
Kim M

Amazing fun filled day!!! Zenya was our guide...she was AMAZING!!! and our driver was super great...always pulling the car around for us with the a/c going...which felt so good!!! This is a busy day...filled with lots of fun activities!!! Love how the day was organized and felt super safe with Zenya by our side. She did a great job of explaining the history of what we were seeing. Highly recommend!!! Great way to see Cairo!!!!

06/07/2018
Mishaina J
Mishaina J

We had a wonderful time with our guide Michael! He was incredibly informative, giving us lots of detail about the history of the monuments and artifacts we were seeing. He was very patient explaining things, going into more detail whenever we had questions, all while keeping us moving to ensure we made it through the itinerary. He made sure we had delicious food, and was always happy to offer more suggestions to fill our time in the city. Michael went above and beyond for us, and we were lucky to have such a wonderful guide to begin our experience in Cairo.

28/06/2018
aljumairi52
aljumairi52

Michael was our tour guide and he was absolutely amazing. He was very attentive, EXTREMELY knowledgable, courteous, and passionate about what he was teaching us. We came in June, extremely hot, and the museum as well was very hot and uncomfortable, the only thing that got us through was listening to our guide speak. He told us how to tip the people, how to bargain with the small shops and how to avoid being taken advantage of. He also helped us choose things to do the following days. Our AC in the first car wasnt very good, and he was nice enough to arrange for another car. I highly recommend this to anyone looking to see the best of Egypt, it is worth every penny and then some!

20/06/2018
marisa j
marisa j

We had the most amazing time in Cairo, the tour was absolutely perfect for must-see attractions in such a condensed time. We were running late to the lobby, and our tour guide Yasser Fouly, was very kind to wait for us. Once we departed, we had an A/C car to ourselves and great insight about Cairo, the culture, and much more. Yasser was very engaging, not only at each site, but all day long, which we very much appreciated. We started off at the Egyptian Museum, which was absolutely a perfect start to the rest of the day. Afterward, we visited a Papyrus factory and eventually the Pyramids/Sphinx. Yasser was very kind to take photos of us, and tell us where the best spots were. The camel ride was just much fun, and lunch was delicious. We wrapped up our day trying out various scented oils, and eventually at the Bazaar.

Truthfully, we had hesitated to visit Cairo for many years because we've heard mixed reviews, but I am blown away by our experience. Everyone we interacted with was very kind, it was a very positive experience for us. I highly recommend this tour.

15/06/2018
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