Cairo

Private Day Tour Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, and Saqqara

Cairo, Egypt
Full Day Tour from Cairo Giza Pyramids Sphinx Memphis and Saqqara
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From $48.00

Price varies by group size

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 9 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Witness the wonders of the Western Sahara on this tour of Ancient Egyptian civilization's most renowned sites. Discover plenty of photo opportunities with visits to the pyramids of Giza as well as the Sphinx and necropolis. Observe the valley temple at Khafre before voyaging to Menkaure. See the evolution of pyramid structure at Sakkara before journeying to Memphis City, which dates back to 3100 BC.
  • Enjoy convenient pickup from your hotel in Cairo or Giza
  • See the hidden sights with a professional archaeological guide
  • Beat the crowds, with admission included so you don't have to queue
  • Travel in comfortable, air-conditioned private vehicles between sites

What's Included

  • Entry or admission fee
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • tour guide
  • Transport by private a/c vehicle
  • bottled water
  • Lunch (Optional)
  • Personal Items
  • Tipping

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Pickup details

You will find our tour guide/representative in the Lobby area holding a sign that shows our Company name

What To Expect

Start this Egyptian highlights private tour out with easy, stress-free pickup from Cairo or Giza. Entry to all attractions is included with this tour, along with bottled water for convenience. Plus, this tour is just for your own private group.

Once you’re all settled in your vehicle, set out with your archaeological guide for your first stop—Giza Pyramids. Get more from your visit with a guide who knows the Egyptian history well, and see sites such as the Pyramid of Khafre and the Great Sphinx of Giza.

Other stops of this private tour include Saqqara (Sakkara) and Memphis. After your stop in Memphis, your guide takes you back for drop-off at your original pickup location.

Cairo

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Pyramids of Giza

3 hours Admission Ticket Free

Great Pyramid of Cheops (Khufu)

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Khafre's Pyramid

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Menkaure Pyramid

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Great Sphinx

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Memphis and Sakkara

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Entry fees includes basic area only
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Ben_S
Ahmed was an incredible guide for our day trip! He was extremely well versed in the history of ancient Egypt and gave us so much more knowledge than we expected. He also was clearly the most well known guide at all of the sites, with everyone shaking his hand and giving him praise. It was a fantastic experience and we will recommend Ahmed to everyone.

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Disappointment
Khor_C, Apr 2024
Personally, I felt the whole trip is very rushing. I don't really get to feel the vibe there, I was brought to the next location after taking some photo without me getting closer to the Pyramids. What makes the whole trip worst is, at the end of the trip, I was giving 150 EGP as a tips and the tour guide said this is only enough for the driver, and he requested me to give him another tips too. End up I was paying 250 EGP for the tips. The amount of tips should be based on my personal experience and not by the tour guide. The whole trip only took 6 hours and not 9 hours as per the description. The tour guide also brought me to 2 places which are not listed under the description which are the perfume and hand-craft shop where the staff are very hard sell their products and insisting me to buy it. This had really disappoint me as I paid 95usd just for this. Personally, I would never repeat this again or suggest to anyone I know.
A Tour Through Ancient Egypt
Helena_D, Apr 2024
Amira was our tour guide and she was wonderful! She took us to all the pyramids in Saqqara and Giza and also saw Memphis. We really enjoyed going inside the temple in Saqqara (I can’t remember how to spell it) she is so knowledgeable about the history of all the locations we toured. She was compassionate and professional to me because I was traveling with a sore foot unfortunately. She gave us time to explore all the places we were interested in. We loved having her as our guide♥️
Amazing sights, average experience.
Claudia_C, Apr 2024
Not bad - but not as long as they say - and quite sales heavy. We booked the ‘9 hour’ full day tour of the pyramids, saqqara and Memphis. This was due to start at 7 but we arranged to meet at eight since we were staying close to the pyramids. We got in quickly and went inside a pyramid (own cost as advertised), which was nice, then had a three minute explanation of the history of the pyramids, before being ushered back to the car. After that we were told that if we wanted to go to a good viewpoint, we would need to pay 1000 for the two of us to get there by horse or camel (not with them), and otherwise you are not ‘enjoying the tour’. That was it for the pyramids, so we headed to Saqqara by around 10, a little disappointed that we had less than two hours at one of the wonders of the world. In Saqqara we were taken in (entrance included as advertised) and given a two minute history explanation again. When we explained that we’d like to explore the site a bit and go inside the open pyramid (free)… only then did the guide tell us its included, but we want to go we should just walk around and he’ll wait by the exit of the complex for us. So we ‘guided’ ourselves around that. Memphis was a short (maybe twenty minute) visit where once again we were told to walk around ourselves and he’ll wait by the exit. Done with the sights by midday, we went for lunch. Here we had a buffet which was nice, but overpriced drinks were extra (no menu with prices is offered, you just find out when the bill comes) and the ice cream dessert was also extra. This restaurant also featured shops, waiters and toilet attendants all desperate for your tips. We got back to the hotel at about 1:30. 5.5 hours out of 9 - we hadn’t planned on having an afternoon to schedule as well! Be prepared that on the tour they will also offer to take you to the papyrus workshop - ‘no pressure’ (spoiler - there’s lots of pressure): as well as an oil/spice workshop and a rug making school. All of these just start to make you feel like the focus of the tour is to get as much money out of you as possible and to get back. It was a shame all together, because the sights are amazing. Our guide - Mohamed - clearly was knowledgeable and was polite. He just has quite a ‘rushy’ nature to him. The car was also very nice and the driver was safe. It just wasn’t great value with so many extras demanded to ‘fully enjoy’.
A good itinerary, but expensive for what you get, and could have been so much better
Craig_W, Apr 2024
The guide and driver were pleasant enough, but the condition of the vehicle left much to be desired (older, dirty in and out, etc). Additionally, a selling feature of this tour was that tickets were to be secured in advance so that we could "beat the crowds. . . no need to queue." Our guide did not have a credit card and, instead, asked that I wait in line with him, where I'd then have to buy the tickets and have him reimburse me in small denomination local currency. In the end it, came down to this being a great itinerary, but possibly a different guide/driver/vehicle could have made the experience so much better
Great day tour of the sites in Cairo
Andrew_D, Apr 2024
Really enjoyed Pyramids and Saqqara. Great guide Mohammed. Good service arrived on time. Great value for money
Fantastic tour of Giza.
spitericharles, Apr 2024
We enjoyed all the tour. Fantastic. The guide was really good but we were disappointed with her cause she took us towards particular seller to encourages us to buy from them in particular. Otherwise we enjoyed the whole tour.
Pushy guide
Rui_A, Apr 2024
Since the tour started we felt our guide was very pushy regarding time, not allowing us to take the time we wanted to take some pictures (which was not much, reasonable time). We felt all the time we had to do what he wanted on the time he wanted. More than one time we didn't appreciate the way he talked to us pushing us all over the places, very quickly. We saw all other guides giving detailed information about the sites, our guide gave only basic information. The place he took us to lunch (included) was terrible.
Great day of Egyption history
Kelly_H, Mar 2024
Great day. Perfect weather Guide was extremely knowledgeable and patient with us. Stopped at a few stores that sold perfumes and spices which was a nice touch. Driver did great navigating the insane Cairo traffic.
Nice day with pyramids and history
Wojciech_S, Mar 2024
Very friendly and competent female guide with a lot of interesting stories and amazing photograph capabilities. Great fun for kids during the camel dessert ride.
Good Tour but Avoid Scam Shops they take you to.
Naveen_T, Mar 2024
The tour is good and covers all the required places in and around Giza, Memphis and Saqqara. In the end it all depends upon the guide you get. The tour guide Salwa was very well learnt and helpful. Driver Ahmed was polite too. I saw another guide from same company and he was useless i could say from a distance. Egypt has alot of scammy places and unfortunately this tour included those. DO NOT BUY ANYTHING YOUR GUIDE TAKES YOU TO AS PART OF TOUR. PERFUME, PAPURUS shops are SCAM.
They tried their best to make the trip perfect
Bella_S, Mar 2024
Andrew is the best tour guide in Cairo, he tried everything to make the trip perfect! I believe he is very knowledgeable and will have a great future. Even though, the pick up time is bit delayed. 100% Recommend them to you, won’t trick you.
History and scenery
Gordan_W, Mar 2024
Excellent guide and driver! The guide not only had in depth knowledge of Egyptian history but also was a talented photographer. Highly recommended!
Very unhelpful guide
Roger_C, Mar 2024
I get no joy at all having to write a bad review, but unfortunately our tour today with Kareem was very disappointing. His level of English was very low, and he often had trouble expressing himself and resorted to drawing pictures in a notepad or using his finger to draw crude diagrams in the sand to describe a point. I can understand a strong accent, but this was more than that, as he had a lot of trouble with numbers and dates which made it very hard to understand what he was trying to say. He told us one of the pyramids was 30 kilometers around at the base, he told us a short tunnel was 2 kilometers long, and he told us dates such as “three thousand eighty and fifty BC” He was unable to answer nearly every question posed to him, and when asked to provide some background on the pharaohs at the pyramids he said “there isn’t really much history here” and informed us that he wasn’t required to learn any of that information for his tour guide license. It became clear that many of his answers were inventions of his own, such as saying the pyramid blocks were carried up ladders and that the pyramids were constructed from the top down. When asked about weathering patterns on a pyramid stone, he said it was from children breaking the stones, and when asked what happened to the limestone cladding on the great pyramids, he simply told us “it broke” I know this company has good reviews, but it’s really disappointing that we ended up with this tour guide today. The frustration began with the very poor and limited English, and by the end of the day it had become infuriating to realize this man knew very very little about the sites along the tour route and was unable to answer almost every question we had about what we were seeing. Came home and had to research all of the basic information that couldn’t be provided to us this afternoon. We did make it clear from the start that we were not interested in any shopping stops, and that was respected so I do give credit for that. And even though he tried to end the tour after 5 hours, he did comply when we said we wanted to spend more time exploring the Giza complex.
Great tour but do not be SCAMMED IN THE PROPOSED SHOPS!!!!
Dimitrios_S, Mar 2024
The whole experience was great . Mina is an excellent tour guide and Ashraf a super nice guy-driver. The only reason i put 4 stars is the fact when we went to Papyrus factory i was scammed by the sales guy there, where he wanted to sell me a Papyrus drawing printed out from the computer for USD 250 and after strong negotiations i bought it for USD 60 believing that it was hand-made .The add your name in hyreoglific to make it more authentic and unique. Next day i went to National Egypt Museum and i found similar pattern papyrous for only USD 6. I paid 10 the market value in this tour. I was mostly disappointed because i asked Mina and Ashfrad if i made a good deal for USD 60 and their answer was not clear.Ofcourse their tourist agent receives commission for each overpriced sale,but i do not like people who underestimate other people and take advantage of their awareness.The same people will go this evening of Ramadan to wash their body of their sins cheating a tourist same morning. They are fasting from food but not from cheating people. Customer relations are based on honesty and trust,such behaviours are shameful. My advice take the tour,Mina and Ashfrad are great people,but do not buy anything from papyrus up to carpet, it's definitely overpriced for idiot tourists like me🤣
Not fun.
Brandon_V, Mar 2024
The trip was more of shopping offer than a ..let's actually see true sites and learn history and felt rushed. Yeah I found some things I wanted, but if I wanted to buy stuff I would have gone on shopping trip myself... I want to see the sights not a extra favor for, what seemed like friends of the guide or driver in the "shops" we visited. Guide didn't even seem like was licensed? Seem like they ducked out and then went around a security gate as a if they paid off a guard to be let in...
Lifetime Experience
LuisG_R, Mar 2024
The whole entire experience was amazing! It was an experience of a lifetime. The tour guide Mohamed was super nice and very well spoken. Very professional and fun. My family had a great time and we will never forget our day in Cairo!
Ahmed was an incredible...
Ben_S, Mar 2024
Ahmed was an incredible guide for our day trip! He was extremely well versed in the history of ancient Egypt and gave us so much more knowledge than we expected. He also was clearly the most well known guide at all of the sites, with everyone shaking his hand and giving him praise. It was a fantastic experience and we will recommend Ahmed to everyone.
Great Experience
Michelle_C, Mar 2024
The tours were great!! Really enjoyed our guide, Osama! They were on time picking us up, was very polite and informative throughout each site.
Amazing Maraw
Nuno_A, Mar 2024
Maraw was an amazing tour guide, very available and straight foward with the historical facts. Totally satisfied
Our guide was the...
Marika_D, Mar 2024
Our guide was the greatest ever!! He was so knowledgeable and gracious. We learned so much and were treated like royalty. Lunch was amazing
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