Fall in love with Egypt on this excursion to the Giza pyramids, the Saqqara necropolis and Memphis, once the capital of the country. Our Egyptology expert will take you back almost 5,000 years to the land of the pharaohs...
Pyramids of Giza, Memphis and Saqqara Itinerary
We'll pick you up from your hotel first thing in the morning, hitting the road towards Giza, a city found 20 kilometres from Cairo.
Once there we'll have three hours to enjoy sights that will be permanently etched in your mind's eye - the Sphinx, and the three largest and most famous pyramids in the country, built for the pharaohs Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure.
At lunchtime, we stop to enjoy a typical menu which includes, among other dishes, delicious grilled chicken kebabs with vegetables, hummus, tahini, and Arabic bread. For dessert: sweet pastries and a refreshing fruit salad.
Then, with energy to face the afternoon, we'll make our way to the Saqqara necropolis, one of the most important links we have to the history of ancient Egypt where, amongst other things, you can see the pyramid of Djoser: the first of Egypt's great pyramids.
In Saqqara we'll also visit the tomb of vizier Mehu, which was recently opened to the public for the first time since its discovery in the 1940s. This high ranking official in the sixth dynasty was buried with honours away from the reach of tomb robbers, meaning the hieroglyphs which decorate it are still exceptionally well conserved.
Our final stop will be Memphis, the old capital of Egypt, a real open-air museum where you can see, among other monuments, the impressive 83 ton, 11-metre tall sculpture of Ramses II and the Alabaster Sphynx.
The tour then ends back at your hotel.
See the inside of the pyramids
If you're brave enough, and aren't claustrophobic, you can enter the pyramids of Khafra and Menkaure (100 Egyptian pounds, about 6 USD) or the Great Pyramid (360 Egyptian pounds, about 21 USD - highly recommended!). Tickets are bought there and then in cash, in local currency.
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English Language Tour
Children from 6 to 12US$ 37.80
Children under 6Free
The tour is exclusively in English.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
English speaking guide.
Transport in an air conditioned vehicle.
Entry to the Khafra and Menkaure pyramids (100 Egyptian pounds, about 6 USD).
Entry to the Great Pyramid (360 Egyptian pounds, about 21 USD).
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 2 days before (Cairo local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
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