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  • Cairo: Dinner Cruise on the Nile River with Entertainment

    1. Cairo: Dinner Cruise on the Nile River with Entertainment

    Begin this wonderful dinner excursion from the lobby of your hotel at 6:30 PM. Join the 5-star deluxe Nile Cruise and set sail for a 2-hour trip from Cairo and discover the beauty of the ancient Egyptian city by night. Take in the wonderful views of Cairo illuminated by the glaring city lights as you savor a special open buffet dinner. Enjoy a belly dance show, Arabic songs and music, along with a Tanoura show while delighting in your endless meal. This amazing Arabian night experience ends with a drop-off at your hotel. Dinner is included in the tour price but beverages are not.

    The cruise was very nice, we really enjoyed the show and the views from the upper level! What we did not like was the food but we realize this does not have to do with the travel agency. Our tour guide Ahmed did whatever he could to satisfy our needs and checked on us frequently on how we were doing and if we needed anything else. Another thing that we did not like was the change at the time of pick up that happened really last minute. Again we acknowledge that this may not have to do with the travel agency directly but with the communication between the page we made the booking from and the agency.

  • From Hurghada: Full-Day Giza Pyramids Tour with Lunch

    2. From Hurghada: Full-Day Giza Pyramids Tour with Lunch

    Travel back in time and experience the heritage of Ancient Egypt on a full-day tour to Cairo and Giza, with transfers by air-conditioned vehicle from the Red Sea. Meet your guide and driver at your hotel, and set off on your Egyptian adventure. Sit back and relax, enjoying the impressive views along your drive to the capital. Upon arrival in Cairo, visit the famous Egyptian Museum on Tahrir Square, and discover one of the most comprehensive collections of Ancient Egyptian relics in the world. Next, head to Giza to see the pyramid complex, the oldest of the seven wonders of the ancient world and built over 4,500 years ago, including the iconic Great Pyramid of Giza — the oldest and largest of the pyramids in the complex. Visit the Great Sphinx of Giza, a famous limestone statue of a reclining sphinx with a Pharaoh's head, a mythical creature. Then, visit the Papyrus Museum and learn ...

  • From Cairo: Full-Day Historical Alexandria Tour

    3. From Cairo: Full-Day Historical Alexandria Tour

    Enjoy a full-day trip to historic city of Alexandria and experience the remnants of a bygone era. After pickup from your hotel in Cairo or Giza you'll drive towards Alexandria, stopping along the way to use the bathroom and get a coffee. Upon arrival, start your tour of this ancient city. Head towards the marble-stone Roman amphitheater of Kom El-Deka that once accommodated over 800 visitors. Enjoy the sights of its pleasure garden and mosaic floored Roman baths and villas. Afterward, move on to the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa where you can feel the aura of ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman architectural excellence. The cemetery was constructed in the second century AD and is still one of the seven wonders of the middle ages. Savor a delicious lunch from a local restaurant and then visit the Library of Alexandria, one of the largest and renowned archives of the ancient world. Stroll a...

    Our tour guide Heba and driver Fares were probably the best hosts to this country one can get. They were full of knowledge and kindness, and made our trip to Alexandria very enjoyable. Thanks a ton!

  • From Hurghada: Full-Day Trip to Cairo and Giza with Lunch

    4. From Hurghada: Full-Day Trip to Cairo and Giza with Lunch

    Discover the “City of a Thousand Minarets” on a full-day tour of Cairo, with round-trip transfers by bus from Hurghada. Relax in air-conditioned comfort on the long journey, admiring views of the Gulf of Suez.

    Upon arrival, your private Egyptologist guide will take you to Giza Plateau to see the oldest of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. Get breathtaking views of the Pyramids of Giza as you explore the mortuary temples of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinus.

    Learn the story of how the temples were constructed and hear the stories behind their legends. Continue to the Great Sphinx, the giant statue of a reclining mythical beast with a lion’s body and the face of the Pharaoh Khafre.

    Go to the Valley Temple opposite, attributed to the Pharaoh Khafre, and marvel at the feat of ancient engineering. After ...

    The experince could not have been better. Pick-up and dropoff times were very punctual. Free water all over the trip. Guidance in several languages and our tour guide Raja (English tour) was incredibly nice and knowledgeable even gave us advice about bargaining with street vendors. Totally recommend this tour.

  • Cairo: Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Saqqara, Memphis & Lunch

    5. Cairo: Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Saqqara, Memphis & Lunch

    Be collected from your accommodation in Cairo or Giza by your guide. Drive south and visit the Step Pyramid of Zoser, the oldest existing colossal stone building of Egypt, which were built around 2630 BC for King Djoser. Continue your tour and visit Memphis, the first capital of Egypt after the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt in 3100 BC and witness the amazing Colossal Statue of Ramesses II. Have lunch at a local restaurant then head to the famed pyramids of Cheops, Chefren, and Mykerinus. Next, see the Great Sphinx, a limestone statue of the mythical creature the Sphinx with the head of a Pharaoh and the body of a lion. Explore the Valley Temple, a funerary complex including a mortuary temple and the Pyramids of Chefren. Once you have finished exploring the rich history and the iconic landmarks of Egypt, you will be transferred back to your accommodation in Cairo or Giza. There w...

    The outing was great and our guide was very knowledgeable about the areas we visited, great excursion

  • Museum of Egyptian Civilization, Citadel & Old Cairo Tour

    6. Museum of Egyptian Civilization, Citadel & Old Cairo Tour

    Start with pickup from your accommodation in Cairo or Giza. Enjoy a comfortable journey in an air-conditioned vehicle as you discover some of the world-famous landmarks of Cairo. First, visit the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization with your expert Egyptologist tour guide. Stroll through the many exhibits which display more than 50,000 artifacts from Ancient Egypt. Learn about the history and evolution of Egyptian civilization, as well as their customs and traditions. Next, visit the famous Citadel of Saladin, also known as the Citadel of Cairo. This UNESCO World Heritage Site has a storied history dating back nearly 850 years. Built by the Sultan of Egypt, Salah Al-Din on the Mokattam Hills, enjoy beautiful views of the city as you learn about the Citadel's fascinating history. Then, explore one of the oldest markets in the Arab world, Khan El-Khalili Bazaar. This beautiful 14th-...

    Our guide Maged was absolutely amazing as he told us all about ancient Egyptian civilization in a very engaging and informative manner. He knew answers to all the questions we had and was even generous enough to buy us drinks and ice cream throughout the tour. Would absolutely recommend him and his driver Mustafa to anyone looking to book this tour!

  • From Hurghada: Cairo & Giza Ancient Egypt Full-Day Trip

    7. From Hurghada: Cairo & Giza Ancient Egypt Full-Day Trip

    Marvel at the majesty of the Great Pyramid of Giza and the treasures of the Egyptian Museum. With your own private Egyptologist guide you’ll enjoy this full-day exploration of Cairo. Early in the morning, you’ll be picked up at your hotel in Hurghada by air-conditioned van for the transfer to Hurghada airport and your flight to Cairo. When you arrive you’ll meet your Egyptologist guide and begin the tour with a visit the famous Giza Plateau. Marvel at the Great Pyramid, one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, as well as the other 2 pyramids and mysterious Sphinx, the Father of Terror for the ancient pharaohs. The tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple that faces the great Sphinx, before you stop for lunch at a good quality restaurant. After lunch you’ll visit old Cairo with your guide before heading to the world-renowned Museum of Egyptian Antiquities. Built in the neo-cl...

    Everything worked well from Hurghada airport to Cairo and back. Our guide was amazing telling us a lot of more about Egypt than what we expected.

  • From Cairo: Private Full-Day Tour of Historical Alexandria

    8. From Cairo: Private Full-Day Tour of Historical Alexandria

    Explore the rich history of Alexandria; tracing time from its ancient Egyptian roots, through the Classical period, to Roman times and beyond on an informative full-day tour from Cairo. Enjoy meet-and-greet service pick-up, and drop off from your Cairo hotel, and the comfort of an air-conditioned bus. Begin the journey with a visit to the Roman theater in Kom El-Deka; a marble theater that once seated 800 spectators with galleries, sections of mosaic flooring, and a pleasure garden, all surrounded by Roman baths and villas. Continuing, explore the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa; the necropolis of 3 sub-levels dating from the 2nd century AD merges aspects of Egyptian, Greek, and Roman culture in its features. See the Roman triclinium – a banquet hall to honor the dead, as well as statues, reliefs, and a pillared lobby featuring depictions of Egyptian gods in Roman armor. See the site of t...

    Our guide Ahmed ElSayed was very knowledgable and answered all of our questions. He was always willing to satisfy our needs and was respecting covid measures by wearing his mask amd frequently using antiseptic and offering to us as well (he was the only, among all the tours we had). We would give 5 stars to the tour guide, but we need to rate the whole experience. The reason we don't give 5 stars is that we believe the agency should have informed us that the library is closed on Fridays so that we could book the tour for another day and the price should be reduced if one of the stops included in the description could not be made. Another thing was the driver who extremely exceeded the speed limit. Even though he seemed very skillful we would feel more safe if he stayed within the limit.

  • Cairo: Egyptian Museum Skip-the-Line Ticket

    9. Cairo: Egyptian Museum Skip-the-Line Ticket

    Avoid long ticket lines with skip-the-line entrance and spend more time inside the Egyptian Museum. Embark on a journey through the ancient Egyptian world in a museum boasting more than 120,000 objects and artifacts, some more than 5,000 years old. Upgrade your ticket to include a guided tour to get the most out of your visit. Upon arrival at the museum, skip the line and meet the local partner's representative at the entrance. Then, after receiving your ticket, either relish a day in the museum on your own or set off with your guide who will take you through every aspect of the museum and explain more about the place, as well as its valuable antiquities and artifacts. Don't miss the chance to admire King Tutankhamun’s famous death mask or the solid-gold mask. Get to see the mummies of Ramesses II and other items such as papyri, reliefs, funerary art, jewelry, and much more. By the end...

    We waited outside the gates of the museum but the rep with the tickets was waiting inside, this could have been made clearer to us on the information provided. We didn't have a guide just used 'Skip the Line' which as it happened there was no queue (due to the lack of tourists because of the Coronavirus) but when there is a queue it would be well worth doing.

  • Cairo: Pyramids Quad Bike Adventure & Optional Camel Ride

    10. Cairo: Pyramids Quad Bike Adventure & Optional Camel Ride

    After pickup from your accommodations in Cairo or Giza, enjoy an air-conditioned ride to the Pyramid area. On arrival, hop on a quad and set off to explore the great Pyramids up close. Ride your quad around the pyramids and admire the grandeur of the Pyramids of Cheops, Mykerinus, and Chephren from outside the Pyramid Area. Then head to Sahara City, a place tourists seldom go. When you get there, enjoy a refreshing welcome with traditional tea. You'll also get a bottle of mineral water or a soft drink while you take a short rest at the top of the desert. Then, after returning your quad, get ready to enjoy your optional camel ride. Explore the area in the more ancient and traditional way on the back of a camel. You will roam around the area at a much slower pace for a completely different experience. Admire the endurance of the ancient edifices that have stood for thousands of years and...

    Fared was our tour leader. He came to our hotel to get us then accompanied us through our entire trip. He was informative and made sure we felt safe the whole time. Great tour. Highly recommended.

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What people are saying about Cairo

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 3,129 reviews

It was an all-round carefree package, nice drivers, nice German-speaking company. A second German-speaking tour guide on site in Cairo explained and told us a lot. The tour itself is very nice a dream to see something like that, the trip on the Nile is also very nice, it's impressive to see the pyramids and the Sphinx so close and to be able to touch what people built thousands of years ago we would Doing the tour again immediately was a great experience. A big thank you to the local partners (drivers, etc.) who are doing a great job here in Egypt. Also a big THANK YOU to Get your Gide would immediately book all excursions with you again TOP you since TOP !!!!!!!

It was a fun experience that was well worth the effort and money. The journey took a long time but we were in a new van with nice air conditioning and an experienced driver. Our guide was able to tell us a lot about the rich Egyptian history. In short, top experience!!!

Our tour guide Heba and driver Fares were probably the best hosts to this country one can get. They were full of knowledge and kindness, and made our trip to Alexandria very enjoyable. Thanks a ton!

The outing was great and our guide was very knowledgeable about the areas we visited, great excursion

Nice guides. The only downside is the long drive, but it's not the organizer's fault