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8 hours Cairo day Tour to Giza Pyramids, Memphis City, Sakkara and Dahshur

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Half Day Tour to Giza Pyramids Memphis and Dahshur
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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Tick off some of ancient Egypt’s most celebrated attractions during this convenient half-day trip from Cairo. A tasty lunch spread is included, so you can skip the hassle of planning and focus on taking in the sights. Get a close peek at the world-famous Giza Pyramids, walk through the former capital of ancient Egypt, and pose for a photo in front of the iconic Sphinx. Private hotel pickup is included.
  • An action-packed, hassle-free tour of Egypt’s top sights: Sphinx, Pyramids, Memphis City
  • Skip the hassle of planning your own trip: transportation and lunch are included
  • Settle back and relax with private hotel pickup in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle
  • Cover all of the most iconic attractions in a short visit—perfect for first-timers

What's Included

  • Tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private our
  • Entry Fees
  • Bottled water
  • Tipping
  • Personal Items
  • Lunch at Local restaurant (Optional)

Meeting and Pickup

You can head directly to your preferred meeting point, or request pickup.

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End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

As per requested time our tour guide will be waiting at the lobby area and he will be holding a sign showing our company name on it Emo Tours

What To Expect

Pyramids of Giza

3 hours Admission Ticket Free

Great Pyramid of Cheops (Khufu)

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Khafre's Pyramid

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Menkaure Pyramid

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Great Sphinx

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Dahshur

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Memphis and Sakkara

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • 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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Great tour
Adrian_F, Apr 2024
Great tour, would have liked a little more time in the Egyptian museum but apart from that a great day.
Real shame, very exploitative. Thank god for the pyramids!
Antoinette_F, Apr 2024
Left a bad impression. Felt like I was an inconvenient cash machine. Ihab turned up put out and irritable. Felt like he was bitching about me. 3 stars because it’s Ramadan otherwise 1. If you're alone and want in depth info/anecdotes don't bother. They will just rinse you for all you're worth and talk very loudly. Best to just book a driver. And navigate tickets etc solo. The sights were amazing. Driver was cool.
Great Sights - Poor Guide
Devesh_W, Mar 2024
This was our first experience in Egypt and perhaps the worst experience. Our guide Fatima was not interested in being our guide or helping us have a good time. All that she wanted from us was a tip. This was the first sentence she told us when we entered the car. That’s when I knew it would be a bad time. 1. She tried to charge us 1000EGP for a horse ride at the Panorama point for the Giza pyramids when we were literally offered the ride for 300EGP by the horse man. She made sure she pressurised the horse rider in Arabic to make sure we would not get the ride at the previously quoted price. 2. We wanted to spend more time at the Great Pyramid but were rushed and only after we put our foot down we were allowed to spend some time there. 3. We were taken to the Memphis and Saqqara temples where we were charged 50 EGP per bottle of water. The standard price is 10 EGP. 4. We wanted to spend some time at the step pyramid which we were not allowed. 5. We were persuaded to not go into the pyramid in Dahshur saying it was bad and not worth it all because our tour guide wanted us to hurry up and let her go home. 6. Kept hounding us to buy a kartoosh with our name on it for around $30 per kartoosh. We felt that the lady was not really interested in showing us around but just wanted to con us out of money at the tourist traps of the Papyrus factory, horse ride, camel ride, etc. All this after spending around £100 on the one day trip which would perhaps have been much cheaper had I booked it locally.
Average experience
Kateryna_H, Feb 2024
The guide‘s English was rather poor. He could speak some texts but his pronounciation was not good, he was generally passive and ge could not answer many questions (because of his poor language skills).
Pyramids and more
Tom_L, Oct 2023
Essam Aly was our guide for this tour. He was an excellent and very knowledgeable guide From when he picked us up, he was gave us all the necessary background about the places we were about to visit. He was also very accommodating and wanted to make sure we were comfortable and have everything we need. We had a pleasure of having Essam Ally being our tour guide on three different tours around Cairo.
Personalised tour
Rama_M, Jul 2023
I am very happy with the friendly, experience and knowledgeable tour guide Mohammad and cheerful driver Kamal The tour guide went aboveboard in helping and showed patience in explaining and taking round in the very hot day I will not hesitate to recommend to our friends and families Dr Rama Mandali from Australia
Very disappointed
David_K, May 2023
I'm only giving 2 stars because our chauffeur was nice. Really bad experience overall. I was really excited to visit the pyramids with a qualified guide.... well this trip was really bad: - They arrived late, it took them like 20 minutes to find our address, and they then told me that I gave the wrong address... which is kind of ridiculous since I provided the exact GPS data - We were then taken to Giza. Our guide barely spoke to us, she clearly didn't care about us and/or about explaining what we were going to do. It felt awkward. We tried to talk to her, but good luck since she barely spoke English. -When we arrived to the pyramids they told us to pay for the entrance... although it's mentioned that we don't have to. I'm more than happy to pay, but this is really fishy -Our guide told us that she'll wait for us outside. She barely said a few things about the place, it felt rushed and honestly I had more information at hand with my books. She then disappeared and was annoyed when I had to contact her agency to find her - We went to another pyramid to take a picture, but again it was very rushed.... we didn't understand why. Then they took us to the great Sphinx. Our guide said that since it's really crowded we'll only watch it from afar... I'm starting to sense a pattern - Then - WORST PART OF THE DAY- she took us to a Perfume Shop where they supposedly make local fragrances. That place ISN'T mentioned in the tour description (of course, but guided get their commissions from somewhere) and it took us like 10-15 minutes ti listen to the presentation of a charlatan who wanted to force us buy some made in china fragrance we had no interest of buying. Needles to say that it felt really uncomfortable and unwanted. I'm a history freak, I paid to see the pyramids not to buy a 100 USD bottle of perfume. Of course we declined and they were really shocked (lol)... I knew our day was gonna be bad - We headed back to our car, and the guide had the audacity to propose another "local" shop (a papyrus manufactory...) again, I never asked for that. It's truly unprofessional to do that, she also proposed (later on) to exchange our currency for Egyptian Pounds (which is totally illegal by the way) - We then visited the colossus of Ramses II, again we didn't get a proper explanation and the whole thing was rushed. I was enviously listening to other groups as they were provided with some interesting facts - We did the Dahchour and the Sakkara pyramids, but again it was way too fast. The guide told us several times to only take a picture vs going inside (which is the freaking purpose of this trip) - The local restaurant was okay, but of course they overcharged us for drinks (90 pounds whereas they cost like 7-8 pounds in a local supermarket) and they wouldn't even let me pee (a small child was pestering me at the entrance) Overall, I think we were just unlucky with our guide. I saw a lot of positive comments, but our trip was a big disappointment. The only positive thing was having an awesome chauffeur (Youssef), who was genuine and kind during our whole trip (he even went back to get my hat as I forgot it at the restaurant)... other than that... I'll catch an Uber next time and do the visits myself.
Essam is the most recommended guide in Emo tours.
RAMACHANDRAN_N, Apr 2023
Essam is an excellent guide. Highly recommended . Takes properly to all sites and patiently explains everything . Has vast knowledge.
Excellent Itinerary! Exceptional Guide! Great Service!
KAMAL_M, Apr 2023
Exceptional Excursion! Our Egyptologist Guide was beyond our expectations! His knowledge and explainations were accurate - yes he was 'subject matter expert' on Cairo and everything 'Egyptian'. He gave us explainations for all our questions even if they were out of itinerary scope! We were slightly delayed due to a taxi transfer not turning up - and would like to thank EMO Tours for waiting for us. Our lifetime dream of visiting Cairo and the Pyramids
Mighty Pyramids of Giza
Martha_H, Mar 2023
Our guide, Ahmed, met us at hotel lobby at 7 am. and our driver, Mohamed could have easily been a driver on a James Bond movie, ensuring we got to see and do all that was on our tour ensuring our safety always. I had mentioned how early it was and wish we could have eaten breakfast-we could have had we gotten up earlier ourselves. Well, on the way to Saqqara, Ahmed pulled over and got us yummy falafel and cucumbers, so thankful to him when it wasn’t part of the tour. One thousand Shukran to him😊 the location is surrounded by Palms to one side and dessert to the other. The history and knowledge off this young guide was great and to say we learned a lot is an understatement and made sure we got see the best of Saqqara. Among Saqqara you have Dashur, Memphis and the might Pyramids of Giza! The view at Giza is breathtaking and we will return to say goodbye-You get to see through the eyes of time and it’s a powerful and most special feeling…..for me it was everything!! Again, a thousand Shukran to Ahmed and Mohamed! We were so pleased with them we are booking Alexandria with tour company.
The Great Pyramids
Belbelin_M, Sep 2022
Seeing the Pyramids was a dream come true. Our guide, Tonsi, was knowledgeable in Ancient Egyptian history and made each stop relevant, memorable, and fun.
I highly recommend and give a 10 to my guide and driver!
PauloBaptista_O, Mar 2022
The sites are very beautiful, it´s amazing!! It´s an indescribable experience to enter the Great Pyramid. I entered three pyramids, and its a unique expereience. Adding to this, there was the incredible company of my guide Mahmoud El Wakeel, who explained with care all the history involved in these places and gave me all kind of support and information necessary for my experience to be perfect. There was also our driver Mohamed Afiz, extremely kind and attentive, both from the EMO Tour. I make a point to mentioning their names because I highly recommend them. Congratulations to the EMO Tour for its employees.
The tour with Ahmed Tonsi was...
Florie G, Jan 2018
The tour with Ahmed Tonsi was amazing! One of our best day in Egypt. He organized everything to make sure it was a perfect day for us. The tour is interesting and Ahmed Tonsi is very friendly. I couldn't recommend it more ! Thank you again.
Bellissimo tour e guida eccellente
Deborah_P, Apr 2024
Bellissimo tour, Mohamed la nostra guida in italiano, è stato bravissimo e ha realizzato tutti i nostri desideri. Consigliatissimo
Super Guide, sehr freundlich, leider mit Verkaufstour deswegen nur 4/5
Andreas_L, Mar 2024
Top Guide und Fahrer. Leider mit Verkaufstour. Der Guide hatte sehr gutes Fachwissen und war wirklich ehrlich freundlich. Der Fahrer fuhr einen sehr Angenehm von einem Ort zum anderen. Bei dem agyptischen Strassenverkehr, eine Erwähnung wert. Leider wurden wir gegen Ende doch noch zu einem Verkäufer gefahren, obwohl auch dies wirklich freundlichvund nicht zudringlich war, aufgrund diesem Aspekts 1Stern weniger. Die Ware war aber qualitativ hochwertig und ich habe für einen Freund etwas gekauft. Wenn einem das nicht stört, 5/5 Sternen
Geweldige dag gehad
Rutger_V, Feb 2023
Ik raad deze tour via EMO tours te zeerste aan. Ik had een geweldige dag gehad en alles kunnen zien wat ik wilde zien, zelfs nog meer dan dat er op het programma stond. De gids die ik had Sayid was zeer deskundig en kon veel extra's vertellen en nam de tijd om mijn vragen te beantwoorden. Thank you again Sayid for a awesome day and experience.

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