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  • From Hurghada: Guided Tour of Cairo with Pyramids and Lunch

    1. From Hurghada: Guided Tour of Cairo with Pyramids and Lunch

    Experience the wonders of Cairo on this full-day guided trip to the Egyptian capital. See the iconic monuments of ancient Egypt, such as the pyramids, and discover how papyrus was made at the Papyrus Museum accompanied by your Egyptologist guide. Start your day with a visit to Giza and marvel at the pyramids and Sphinx. Continue to the Egypt Papyrus Museum and discover how the ancient Egyptians recorded their civilization. Then, head to the heart of Old Cairo to explore the different centuries of Egypt, starting with the Hanging Church. Here, admire the impressive collection of ancient religious icons. Next, visit the Mosque of Amr, the first mosque built in all of Africa. Continue to Ben Ezra Synagogue and marvel at the well-preserved interior. Then, enjoy lunch in one of the most beautiful restaurants in Cairo. Finish your trip with a visit to the famous Khan el-Khalili bazaar befo...

  • Pyramids, Museum & Bazaar Private Tour with Entrance & Lunch

    2. Pyramids, Museum & Bazaar Private Tour with Entrance & Lunch

    Enjoy a full-day tour exploring the history and culture of Egypt at the Egyptian Museum, Great Pyramids of Giza, and Great Sphinx. Then, shop for unique bargains in the historic Khan El Khalili Bazaar. An expert Egyptologist guide will be on hand at all times to offer helpful explanations of this most ancient of civilizations. Start your tour at the Egyptian Museum. Designed by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon, the museum is located in a handsome neo-classical building on Tahrir Square. Its collections exceed 120,000 masterpieces, ranging from the pre-dynastic era, to the Pharaonic and Greco-Roman periods. Undoubted highlights are the collection of rare treasures of King Tutankhamen, and the Mummies Room, which you can enter for a small extra charge. Continue to the Great Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx, the oldest of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, and the last still standin...

    This was one of the best guided tours I’ve ever been on, in large part because we had an excellent tour guide named Nesma. We enjoyed the tour so much that we booked another one for the next day at Memphis, Saqqara, and Dashur with the same tour guide. We were picked up at our hotel by a car with a dedicated driver, in addition to the tour guide (no other visitors—just my group of 2). We then went straight to the Giza pyramids (including Sphinx) to beat the crowds/heat. Our tour guide took amazing photos and made recommendations about how to best use our time. We were then taken to a papyrus art house for a presentation and opportunity to buy the art. Next we went to lunch at a local restaurant, which was very good—chicken and lamb. The food was included, and although the drinks were not included, they were very cheap. Next, we went to the Egyptian Museum where our tour guide showed us all the most important artifacts and knew a lot of history. Then went to the bazaar.

  • From Hurghada: Cairo and Giza Highlights 2-Day Trip

    3. From Hurghada: Cairo and Giza Highlights 2-Day Trip

    Discover Cairo on this overnight tour which includes accommodation and transfers form Hurghada. Start with a visit to the Egyptian Museum. During the visit your guide will answer all your questions about the exhibits. Afterwards you can enjoy a traditional Egyptian lunch and visit Alabaster Mosque, a landmark of Cairo. At Khan el-Khalili bazaar, the largest bazaar in the Arab world, you will encounter people of all social classes and religions. Spend an hour browsing through the bazaar before heading to your hotel in Cairo.  The next morning you will be driven to the famous pyramids and the sphinx. Here you will have three hours to admire these fantastic ancient structures. Afterwards you will head towards Saqqara, where you can enjoy a delicious lunch before visiting the step pyramid of Saqqara.

  • Cairo Citadel, Old Cairo and Khan El Khalili: Private Tour

    4. Cairo Citadel, Old Cairo and Khan El Khalili: Private Tour

    Enjoy a fantastic orientation tour of Cairo on an 8-hour excursion that takes in the major monuments of Old Cairo and the maze of streets and stalls of the historic Khan El Khalili Bazaar. Following a hotel pick-up from Cairo or Giza, you will drive up to the Saladin Citadel, constructed by Salah al-Din on the Moqattam Hills in 1183 AD as a defence against Crusader armies. Known for its fresh air and sweeping views of Cairo, it is now a preserved historic site of mosques and museums, including the Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha. Designed by the Turkish architect Yousif Boushnaq, who came to Cairo especially from Istanbul to build the great building, the mosque's alabaster structure stands in beautiful contrast to the sandstone city. Continue to the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, one of the oldest bazaars in the Middle East. Discover a maze of alleys that has been at the center of Cairo’s tradin...

    A very good option that covers the main Islamic and Christian sites in Old Cairo and the Khan e Khalili bazaar. We had a very good guide Ahmed, who covered the history of the area and each site without an information overload. The highlight for us was the visit to the Citadel.

  • Cairo: Egyptian Museum & Khan El-Khalili Bazaar Tour

    5. Cairo: Egyptian Museum & Khan El-Khalili Bazaar Tour

    Journey to the heart of the pharaohs' civilization in an air-conditioned car that will pick you up from your hotel. Arrive in style at Tahrir Square in front of the Egyptian Museum, a majestic building constructed in 1902. The ground floor contains colossal statues spanning thousands of years, arranged in chronological order. Take an informative and enlightening tour of the upper floor, marveling at smaller statues, fossils, paintings, sarcophagi and ancient Egypt maps. The famous Tut-Ench-Amun also has an exclusive section in the museum.  Before returning to your hotel stop by the vibrant colored market. The shops and bazaars display and sell a dizzying array of trinkets and artworks, giving you the chance to take home a small piece of Egyptian culture and civilization. Buy souvenirs for your friends or simply meander around the bustling shops. Your guide will then drop you off at you...

    The museum was very very interesting. It would take days to see it all. Khan El-Khalili Basaar was a true experience. We have nothing like it in the USA. A must see.

  • From Hurghada: 2-Day Trip to Cairo by Plane

    6. From Hurghada: 2-Day Trip to Cairo by Plane

    Day 1: Get picked up from your hotel in the early morning and transfer to Hurghada Airport for your flight to Cairo. Reach Cairo by 7 AM, where your tour guide will be waiting for you outside of the terminal. Begin your full-day tour with a visit to the Great Pyramids of Giza, Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinos. Then, explore the Valley Temple, the location where priests mummified the body of King Chephren. Get a close-up look at the famous Sphinx, the legendary guardian with the head of a king and the body of a lion. Next, continue to Sakkara, located only 16 miles southwest from Cairo. Visit the Step Pyramid, built for King Zoser and an important aspect of the pyramids’ evolution. Then, head over to Memphis City, the ancient capital of Egypt and home to the colossal statue of Ramses II and the great Alabaster Sphinx. This city dates back to 3100 BC. After this, stop for ...

  • Cairo: 2-Day Pyramid, Museum, Bazaar Private Tour

    7. Cairo: 2-Day Pyramid, Museum, Bazaar Private Tour

    Begin your adventure by meeting your guide, an Egyptologist, at your hotel’s reception. Visit the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and see the treasures of young King Tutankhamun. Receive an in-depth overview of the different eras of ancient Egyptian history.  Afterward ride down the Nile in a felucca, a traditional wooden sailing boat. Pause and enjoy lunch before exploring the streets of Old Cairo. Explore the Mohammed Ali Pasha Mosque, Khan El Khalili bazaar, and Moez Street. After immersing yourself in the beauty and energy of Cairo, stop for a cup of tea before returning to your hotel. You will have the option to book dinner on the cruise or a sound and light show. Day 2 - start the day as per your convenience with the same guide. Visit the Giza pyramids, the Great Sphinx, the ancient pyramid fields of Sakkara, and the open-air museum of Memphis. You also have the option to go inside the ...

    the wonderful experience I had during 3 days spent with the guide Mohammed. we felt safe all the time and not evenfor a moment I did'nt fel like doing this as a debit but as a passion. I warmly recommended this trip. I visited more goals than presented. Thousands of thanks.

  • From Sharm El-Sheikh: Cairo 2-Day Trip with Nile Cruise

    8. From Sharm El-Sheikh: Cairo 2-Day Trip with Nile Cruise

    Discover the ancient wonders of Cairo during a 2-day whirlwind trip around the historical highlights of the city. Immerse yourself in the magic of the ancient world as you absorb the world-famous Giza Pyramids and Sphinx.

    Take a journey back in time as you learn fascinating stories about ancient Egyptians at the Egyptian Museum. Travel in luxury as you check-in for a cruise along the Nile, and sit back and relax as you are treated to a dinner party with live entertainment.

    Listen as a professional Egyptologist provides you with captivating historical information, and explore Khan El Khalili, as well as Coptic and Islamic Cairo. Enjoy two buffet lunches and breakfast during the 2-day trip, and the comfort of inclusive hotel pickup and drop-off.

  • From Eilat: Cairo Private 1-Day Tour

    9. From Eilat: Cairo Private 1-Day Tour

    Take a 1-day private tour to Cairo, the largest city in the Middle East, from Eilat. Get picked up from your accommodation in Eilat at 9 PM, the drive to the Taba border and go through the border proceedings. At around 8 AM, arrive in Cairo and start the tour with the Pyramids of Giza. Marvel at the largest pyramids ever built, and see the famous Sphinx. From the pyramids, move on to the Egyptian Museum and explore the largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities in the world with an Egyptologist guide. There are over 100,000 objects on display that include paintings, statues, ancient coins, masks, and much more. After the museum, continue to el Khalil Bazaar, one of the most famous markets in Egypt. Here, you’ll find everything that you could imagine for sale, from authentic food dishes and fine jewelry to clothing and shoes. Savor lunch in a local restaurant, then start the drive bac...

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This was one of the best guided tours I’ve ever been on, in large part because we had an excellent tour guide named Nesma. We enjoyed the tour so much that we booked another one for the next day at Memphis, Saqqara, and Dashur with the same tour guide. We were picked up at our hotel by a car with a dedicated driver, in addition to the tour guide (no other visitors—just my group of 2). We then went straight to the Giza pyramids (including Sphinx) to beat the crowds/heat. Our tour guide took amazing photos and made recommendations about how to best use our time. We were then taken to a papyrus art house for a presentation and opportunity to buy the art. Next we went to lunch at a local restaurant, which was very good—chicken and lamb. The food was included, and although the drinks were not included, they were very cheap. Next, we went to the Egyptian Museum where our tour guide showed us all the most important artifacts and knew a lot of history. Then went to the bazaar.

A very good option that covers the main Islamic and Christian sites in Old Cairo and the Khan e Khalili bazaar. We had a very good guide Ahmed, who covered the history of the area and each site without an information overload. The highlight for us was the visit to the Citadel.

Very good organization and keeping in touch with Emo Tours. The guide Sayed Mohamoud was super competent and friendly. The driver was great because the traffic in Cairo is tough. The food was very good. Definitely book.

amazing experience!! our guide Ayman was super helpful. explained the history of the pyramids and had no objections to stopping and taking pics for us. I highly recommend this trip And this guide

The museum was very very interesting. It would take days to see it all. Khan El-Khalili Basaar was a true experience. We have nothing like it in the USA. A must see.