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Private Tour Giza Pyramids and Coptic Cairo provided by Upper Egypt Tours

Private Tour Giza Pyramids and Coptic Cairo

Private Tour Giza Pyramids and Coptic Cairo
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About
tour from Cairo or Giza to the Giza Pyramids and Sphinx, Memphis and Saqqara. Walk alongside your guide as you visit a trio of pyramids and the Valley Temple, then visit the ancient and mysterious sphinx. See a pyramid that transformed Egyptian architecture at the Saqqara necropolis, then explore the remains of a great city that once ruled Lower Egypt. Discover the historical treasures of the Coptic Christian community on this 3-hour private tour of Coptic Cairo. Travel into this captivating neighborhood, also known as Old Cairo, with your private guide, and visit a medley of early, icon-adorned churches, including the Hanging Church and Abu Serga, where the holy family is said to have found refuge. Learn about Egypt’s rich Coptic heritage, and visit the Coptic Museum, a treasure trove of ancient artifacts that tell the story of this Christian community, one of the world’s oldest.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Arabic, German, Chinese, Russian, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Arabic, German, Chinese, Russian, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Day 1 At 8:30 am you will be picked up from your hotel in either Cairo or Giza by your tour guide to start your full-day tour visiting the Giza Pyramids, Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinos. After seeing the famous pyramids and getting lots of photos, visit the Valley Temple. The place where the priests mummified the dead body of King Chephren owner of the second pyramid at Giza Plateau. This is the place where you can have a close-up look at the Sphinx, the legendary guardian that stands by the huge funeral complex with its lion body and the head of King Chephren. continue your day tour to Saqqara, located only 16.7 miles (27 kilometers) southwest from Cairo. Visit the Step Pyramid, built for King Djoser, it is considered an important part in the process of the pyramid evolution, which were made from the simple mastaba to its widely known form. Then continue your day tour to Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt, where the colossal statue of Ramses II and the great Alabaster Sphinx date back to 3100 B.C. Your tour finishes with drop off at your hotel. Day 2 At 8:30 am you will be picked up from your hotel in either Cairo or Giza by your tour guide Leave your Cairo or Giza hotel by minivan and start your 3-hour tour. If you have any particular areas of interest, let your private guide know. Your commentary and itinerary can be tailored to your wishes. Head into Coptic Cairo, an area also known as Old Cairo. This colorful quarter is the original home of the Coptic Christians, one of the world’s oldest Christian denominations. Stop to see the Hanging Church, aka St Virgin Mary’s Church. Built in the 7th century, this old church takes its name from its location: sited above a gateway in the old Roman fortress. Admire the courtyard and interiorwith its screens, marble pulpit and icons, and hear about its long history. Next, after a visit to the Monastery and Church of St George, an early 20th-century church that is the only round church in Egypt, call at Abu Serga, a 5th-century Coptic church. View the 24 interior columns and 12th-century icons on the walls, and learn how the church stands where the holy family is thought to have stayed during their flight into Egypt from Israel’s King Herod. Then, take a look at the Ben Ezra Synagogue, once a Christian church, before finishing your tour at the Coptic Museum, located in one of Coptic Cairo’s oldest areas. See some of the 16,000 ancient artifacts on display, including precious icons and books that illustrate the history of Egypt’s Coptic community. Before your tour ends, take the opportunity to visit a papyrus institute to see artisans paint on this natural material, and perhaps purchase some artworks. Your 3-hour tour then ends with a hotel drop-off.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 66944P224
Call +60 392125427
Important information
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Private tour • Air-conditioned vehicle • Professional Driver • Qualified Egyptologist guide • Private Car
Duration
2 days
Departure details
Location Name: Cairo Or Giza hotel
Cairo, Cairo, Cairo Governorate
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Private tour • Air-conditioned vehicle • Professional Driver • Qualified Egyptologist guide • Private Car
Departure details
Location Name: Cairo Or Giza hotel
Cairo, Cairo, Cairo Governorate
Duration
2 days
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Infant seats available
Most travellers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Wonderful
We enjoyed in this trip we take more photos and, we visited tempels the Nile is wonderful and we excited and hap
JoshB2218
JoshB2218
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The “show” isn’t great, but the views are
Best part: seeing the pyramids and the Sphinx at the golden hour when pictures look magical. For us, that was at ab
jacktJ9966ST
jacktJ9966ST
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Amazing sunset
Me and my friends went to the desert with camels to see the sunset. Really I did the fun and the guide that was wit
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Amazing old Cairo
Indeed, it was a good trip in old Cairo. Tourist guide Dalia was friendly and answered all questions with all exper
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jacktJ9966ST
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Egyptian desert
Me and my friends went to the Egyptian desert with Upper Egypt Tours. It was an enjoyable trip The guide that was w
JeseniaDLS
JeseniaDLS
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AN AMAZING TIME !!!!!
We had Mido and Shaban as our guides and they were AMAZING. Definitely book with them, you won’t regret it. They we
2gustavoo
2gustavoo
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Excellent Transfer From Cairo Airport
Excellent Transfer From Cairo Airport , The driver was one of the many car service drivers waiting to pick up their
2gustavoo
2gustavoo
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Excellent
Best 2 Days in Egypt with Upper Egypt Tours Excellent Tour guide if you Visit Egypt book with Upper Egypt Tours
465aar_na
465aar_na
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These guys really try to do anything to make your trip fun
Booked private day tour with Upper Egypt tours . Our tour guide for two days in Cairo was Dalia . She was fantasti
Beso2019
Beso2019
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Thanks Upper Egypt tours
We had Dalia as our tour guide; she was incredibly knowledgeable and informative of not only our sites but pretty m
522amrs
522amrs
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Really the best tour
Really the best tour because everything was professional The tour guide has very much information and the driver is
465aar_na
465aar_na
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This tour is magical
Every piece of this tour, holds a memory you won't forget. Upper Egypt tours has excellent packages and great tour
mirnahas
mirnahas
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disappointing
bad show not interesting trivial all their interest was to sell us the CD they aim only at stealing money of touri
mirnahas
mirnahas
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average experience
ok as experiencing this for the first time in my life hope it was muchhhh better dirty tent for the break time
yuricastillol
yuricastillol
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Amazing Giza tour
The tour guide was very helpful we got our tour in Spanish for my in-laws and they had a great time. Definitely wou