Sometimes you want the full attention of your tour guide just for you or your group because you want to absorb as much information as you can about the beautiful sights you are going to visit. Or you just want to rest during the long way to Cairo because of the exhausting day that is awaiting you. Well, then we recommend you to do this trip as a private trip. For up to 3 persons the trip will be done by car, from 4 persons or more a van will be available. The car or van will pick you up from your hotel, at the time received together with the confirmation of the booking of your trip. Once installed comfortably, you will travel to Cairo. Once arrived in Cairo, a tour guide will join you and this during the entire trip to the city.
Citadel of Salah El Dein
Your sightseeing in Cairo will start with a panoramic view of the Citadel of Salah El Dein. It was built by Salah El Dein El Ayoubi in 1183 AD in the medieval castle style. It is the largest fortification in the Middle East and rises majestically at the highest point of Cairo leaving visitors with impressive views across the city.
The Pyramids of Giza
The Pyramids of Giza are the only one of the seven ancient wonders still remaining to this day. It is believed that they were built to serve as an eternal resting place of the pharaohs.
The oldest and largest of the three pyramids were built on demand of Khufu or named also Cheops. The middle-sized pyramid was built by Khafre or also called Chefre, the son of Khufu. And the third and smallest one was built by Menkaure alias Mycerinus, the grandson of Khufu and son of Khafre.
Despite the fact that throughout the millennia ancient civilizations built incredible structures across the planet, the Pyramids of Giza outshine nearly all of them.
The Sphinx is situated at the Giza Plateau adjacent to the Pyramids of Giza on the West Bank of the Nile River. It is the largest monolith statue in the world. The Sphinx is an immense stone sculpture of a creature with the body of a lion and the head of a human. It is also the oldest monumental sculpture and it is commonly believed to have been built by Khafre.
Sphinx was built by Egyptians to guard important areas such as tombs and temples.
Egyptian Museum of Antiquities
Next on the agenda is the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities that is housing the most valuable collections of artifacts and antiquities of its kind. The more than 100.000 items in the museum include some 1.700 artifacts from the tomb of Tutankhamun, including the solid golden mask that covered the pharaoh’s head. Other treasures to be found at the museum are reliefs, sarcophagi, papyri, funerary art and the content of various tombs but also jewelry, and ornaments of all kinds. Sculptures and statues are also to be found at the museum.
An entire hall is dedicated to the royal mummies of 11 kings and queens.
The trip starts in the very early morning around 2.00 AM and ends in the evening between 9.00 and 10.00 PM.
Once the visit of the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx is finished, you will have a delicious lunch in buffet form at a local Egyptian restaurant.
Included in the price
Round Private Transfer by Car or van from and to your hotel
English, German, French speaking tour guide
Lunch meal at Egyptian restaurant
Entrance fees for the pyramids area
Entrance fee of the Egyptian Museum
Drinks in the car of van
All taxes and charges
What to bring with you?
• Preferably a breakfast box
• Your camera
• Casual wear
Excluded from the price
• Alcoholic drinks
• River Nile tour by felucca (small motor boat)
• Any extra expenses