Location: Cairo, Egypt
Short Break: 7 nights / 8 days
Rating: based on 97 reviews
No tour of Cairo is complete without seeing the majesty of the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. With your own private Egyptologist tour guide to lead the way, you’ll enjoy personalized attention on your private tour of these famous symbols of Egypt’s ancient civilization. As this is a private tour, you can determine the amount of time you’d like to spend at each of the sites you’ll visit.
- Private guide for a more personalized tour experience
- All entrance fees included
- Led by a qualified Egyptologist
- Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Entrance to Giza Plateau
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
On the Giza plateau, the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx date back over 3,000 years. While there are actually over 100 pyramids in Egypt, the Pyramids of Giza are by far the most famous and are the last of the original Seven Wonders of the World. Your qualified Egyptologist guide will provide a fascinating introduction to each of the three pyramids: Cheops, Khafre and Menakaure. You will have free time to enter one of the pyramids (additional cost), although your guide is not permitted to enter with you.
After visiting the pyramids, you’ll then continue across the plateau for a photo opportunity of the three pyramids rising from the sands, with the Cairo skyline in the background.
A short drive to the city side of the plateau finds you standing at the feet of the Sphinx, for thousands of years the enigmatic symbol of Egypt. The Sphinx has the body of a lion and the head of a king, and is surrounded in mystery, including the unanswered questions: who built it and why.
In addition you will have the chance to visit a Papyrus Institute to see how this famous artwork is made. If you do not want to include this visit, just inform your guide on the day.
Departure Point: Centrally located Cairo and Giza hotels
Departure Time: 9:00am (earlier or later departures are available until 1:00pm if required, please advice at time of booking)
Please note, all tours commencing during Ramadan (11th August to 9th September 2010) will depart at 08:00am.
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Return Details: Returns to original departure point
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Mamoud our tour guide was fantastic! Highly recommended tour. Felt safe at all times and Mamoud instructed us on how to deal with the Egyptian sellers. Go see/tour Egypt whilst the crowds are not there.
Reviewed by: KURT N