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Private Tour: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum, Khan el-Khalili Bazaar

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Private Tour: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum, Khan el-Khalili Bazaar

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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 5 more
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Overview

Witness the Giza pyramids, the Egyptian Museum and Khan el-Khalili bazaar on this full-day tour of Cairo, with a private Egyptologist guide. See the ancient pyramids and Sphinx at el-Giza; and discover the mysteries that surround these age-old monuments. Visit the atmospheric Egyptian Museum to see the treasures of Tutankhamun, including his gold death mask and coffins. Then, finish with time at the colorful Khan el-Khalili bazaar to barter for bargains. Enjoy a flexible itinerary that can be tailored to your interests, and upgrade to enjoy lunch during your tour.
  • Private day trip to the Great Pyramids, Sphinx, Cairo Museum and Khan el Khalili bazaar from Cairo
  • Guided introduction to the three pyramids
  • Free time to enter one of the pyramids (additional cost)
  • Visit the enigmatic Sphinx
  • Tutankhamun's coffins and death mask in Cairo's Egyptian Museum
  • Free time to shop in bustling Khan el Khalili bazaar
  • Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your expert Egyptologist guide on this special private tour
  • Pick-up and drop-off from central Cairo hotels
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Experience a Private and an expert Qualified Egyptologist guide.
Private transportation by air-conditioned minivans ;pick up from hotel and drop off.
Lunch (if option selected)
Camel rides at the Giza pyramids.
Gratuities
Entrance to the interior of the the great Pyramid is 300L.E currently, and liable to change without prior notice.
Entrance to the Royal Mummies' room at the Egyptian museum.
Entrance to the Solar boat museum at Giza Pyramids.
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

9:00 AM
Start with a pickup from your central Cairo or Giza hotel by private, air-conditioned vehicle. Meet your Egyptologist guide, and set off to explore the city’s highlights. If there’s something you want to see more of, let your guide know: your tour is private, so the itinerary can be tailored to your interests and will last between 6-8 hours.

Visit the Giza Plateau in the el-Giza district, to admire the three Giza pyramids. Marvel at these massive ancient burial tombs, built around 2,500 BC, and learn how and why they were constructed.Get free time to enter one of the pyramids  (additional cost) and explore its empty inner chambers independently — your guide is not permitted to enter with you.

Gaze up at the colossal Sphinx, the enigmatic statue of a human-headed lion that guards the pyramids, and if you wish, visit the Solar Boat Museum (additional cost); home to the funerary boat of Khufu, the pharaoh for whom the Great Pyramid was built. Admire the beautiful wooden boat, once used to transport Khufu’s body to the site, and learn how its remnants were discovered and reassembled.

Then, head inside Cairo’s Egyptian Museum, home to some 120,000 incredible ancient artifacts. Let your guide introduce you to some of the highlights, including the star attraction: the treasures of Tutankhamun. Admire the boy king’s gold death mask, coffins and funerary treasures, and learn about his short and troubled reign. Then, enjoy some free time to explore the museum at leisure.

Finish with a visit to Khan el-Khalili bazaar, Cairo’s main souk. Meander through the bustling lanes and perhaps haggle for goodies such as gold, rugs, spices and other wares.

If you’ve upgraded to include lunch, take a break for your meal as you travel between the sites. In addition, pay a short visit to a papyrus institute to see how time-honored papyrus artworks are created. See some artists in action and if you wish, purchase some papyrus paintings.

When the time comes, your tour ends with a drop-off back at your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Great Sphinx
Your private 6-8 hour tour begins with a fascinating introduction to each of the three Giza pyramids: Cheops, Khafre and Menakaure. You will have free time to enter one of the pyramids (additional cost), though your guide is not permitted to enter with you. A short drive to the city side of the plateau finds you standing at the feet of the Sphinx, the enigmatic symbol of Egypt. Also in Giza you may visit the Solar Boat Museum (optional), home to the remarkably well preserved funerary boat of Khufu.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Cairo's famous Egyptian Museum houses 165,000 Egyptian artifacts, but the priceless treasures of King Tutankhamun are the highlight. His six gilded coffins dominate the main hall, while his magnificent death mask is the star attraction. Your guide will introduce you to the museum's most important pieces before you have free time to explore at your leisure.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Khan Al-Khalili
Continuing to Khan el Khalili bazaar, you'll enjoy free time to stroll through the maze of streets and bargain for a souvenir of your trip to Egypt. During the day you will also have the chance to visit a Papyrus Institute to see how the famous artwork is made.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY South Sinai Travel
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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Tour: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum, Khan el-Khalili Bazaar?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum, Khan el-Khalili Bazaar.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum, Khan el-Khalili Bazaar?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum, Khan el-Khalili Bazaar.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private Tour: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum, Khan el-Khalili Bazaar?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum, Khan el-Khalili Bazaar.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum, Khan el-Khalili Bazaar?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum, Khan el-Khalili Bazaar.

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I totally recommend this tour is you...
Stephen H
, Apr 2018
I totally recommend this tour is you are looking for the highlights and insights to the pyramids. The history and information provided to us by our guide as mind filling and blowing at the same time! Our guide walked us through the labyrinth of the museum showing us amazing things and discussing in great detail the significance of each piece. Just to understand, you could easily spend three days in the museum just to see most of the artifacts! We had a special request for young lady Gallebaya's, to which another guide mentioned the best Egyptian cotton is found in Cairo and our guide accommodated our ask and took us to a wonderful store and mission accomplished. Next we traveled to the Pyramids. Again, if you think the pyramids are big, and they are getting around them took three different car rides! There is a lot going on but our guide and our driver knew where to go, how to get there and we never seemed to get stuck in traffic! Great time, and cannot recommend this tour enough!
star-1
The tour was booked for the wrong...
William T
, Feb 2018
The tour was booked for the wrong day. The contact info for the travel company was incorrect. I tried calling both numbers they had listed in order to rectify the issue with the dates and both numbers were out of service and nobody responded to my email. They then charged me for a full tour that I did not receive.
star-5
Our guide was very professional and...
Birgitta S
, Feb 2018
Our guide was very professional and gave good service. A day to remember!
star-4
Great tour - well worth going...
Laurie W
, Nov 2017
Great tour - well worth going privately. The guide provided lots of information and basically let us do lots of walking around on our own. Didn't feel like we got to really see the Bazaar as much so we went back again a different day.
star-5
Perfectly handled with the right amount...
AJITH_P
, Nov 2017
Perfectly handled with the right amount of time at the right places.
star-5
Wow - this was an incredible...
Beth_G
, Sep 2017
Wow - this was an incredible experience. Our tour guide, Ahmet Achmed was unbelievable. He was knowledgeable, engaging, full of energy and customized the day so we had a full experience. We only had one day in Cairo so Ahmet made sure it was a memorable experience. It's a beautiful city and we are so grateful that we got to spend the day touring with Ahmet who has a great way of presenting the story of Egypt that kept us entertained all day. Definitely recommend. Also, the tour company was exceptional at customer service. They were very responsive and are highly, highly recommended. Thanks!
star-5
Our first trip to Egypt. It was...
John C
, Aug 2017
Our first trip to Egypt. It was awesome. Our particular guide made this tour a great adventure. John C.
star-5
WOW! This was a fabulous first day...
Rachel K
, Jul 2017
WOW! This was a fabulous first day in Cairo. I would insist that anyone coming to Cairo should do this trip, unless you are dead-set on spending an entire day at the Egyptian Museum. It was great to get our bearings with a guide, and we felt safe the whole time. The driver was great, even though general driving in Giza/Cairo isn't : Our guide Ahmet? was phenomenal. He was very aware of how warm the day would be and paced things accordingly. He was an excellent guide through the pyramids and Egypt Museum and was willing to answer all of our questions. He took great pictures of us, too! Hearing about history from a local made a huge impact on us. We like to think of ourselves as budget travelers, but this tour was worth every penny. We liked how the private tour made our plans more flexible-- we were able to add in a quick camel photo ride and entering the pyramids for an extra cost. He let us pick how much time we wanted to spend at the Bazaar on our own, and we found 45-60 minutes was plenty of time for us. Be prepared to have some money along to pay for the Mummy Room, a camel ride, Bazaar shopping, etc. if any of those interest you... AND enough for tips, because our guide and driver were both fantastic. They stopped at an ATM for us along the way. Bring water along! If you have limited time in Cairo as we did, I would highly recommend doing this tour the first day and a guided tour to Dashur, Memphis, Sakkara Saquara, and the Great Pyramids yes, a second time on the second day.
star-4
Mahmoud was a great guide. Very...
Stephen D
, Jun 2017
Mahmoud was a great guide. Very informative and friendly, happy to answer many questions.
star-5
Visiting the tourist sites in Cairo...
Erick G
, Jun 2017
Visiting the tourist sites in Cairo during your first visit to the city can be a little overwhelming. Not with this tour. It was very well organized. Our guide was extremely informative. The only thing is: if you have been to other bazaars in northern Africa or the Middle East, the Khan el-Khalili Bazzar can be disappointing. But, the beauty of a private tour is that you can minimize your time there or even skip and maximize your time elsewhere. Do not skip the Egyptian Museum. Is really worth the visit.

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