The Pyramids of Giza are one of the most popular attractions in Egypt, welcoming millions of visitors each year. They were built by three rulers of ancient Egypt, the pharaohs Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure between 2600 and 2500 BC. The pyramids served as tomb for the pharaoh, as well as storage for items he would need in the afterlife, and a stunning display of his wealth and power.
In the Giza complex you will also find many other ancient monuments, such as the Great Sphinx, a worker’s village, various temples, and more. Today, the site is also a UNESCO Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
You will get to explore one of the Seven Wonders of the World and learn the history of the area accompanied by an Egyptologist. It includes highlights like the three Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure. You’ll also get the chance to visit the Valley Temple and the Solar Boat Museum to learn all about ancient Egyptian religious rituals.
Enjoy exploring the awe-inspiring sites of the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, followed by a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Then you will discover 5,000 years of Egyptian history with a tour of the Egyptian Museum, including the famous tomb artifacts of Tutankhamun. Finally, visit Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, where you can soak in the atmosphere of one of the oldest markets in the city.
Get the chance to go to historic landmarks, enjoy Egyptian experiences, and wander through ancient bazaars: all with a professional photographer to capture your memories. With an expert guide, visit the majestic Pyramids of Giza, where you can also take a captivating camel ride through the Sahara Desert. Continue on to the Citadel of Cairo, a medieval Islamic fortification with great panoramic views of the city, and finally, end your day at the Khan El-Khalili Bazaar, one of the Middle East's oldest bazaars to pick up the perfect souvenir.
Explore the best of ancient Egypt accompanied by an expert Egyptologist tour guide. Visit the very first pyramid built in Egypt, by King Djoser along with the pyramids and tombs of many important kings and nobles in Saqqara, and then continue on to Memphis, the old capital of ancient Egypt. And finally, end your day by exploring the famed Pyramids of Giza, and the Great Sphinx.
Remember that certain things are not included in the tickets, such as entrance fees and personal expenses.
While on a Pyramids of Giza tour, here’s what to expect.
The duration of your tour will be around 6-8 hours, but you can expect timings to vary a little bit. You’ll be picked up from your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle, which will also drop you back once the tour has been completed. Depending on your tickets, you will also visit the Egyptian Museum, Khan el-Khalili bazaar, the Cairo Citadel, or Saqqara and Memphis.
Throughout your day trip, an expert Egyptologist tour guide, will accompany you along the way and enlighten you with their knowledge about the history of the different sites you’ll visit.
Pyramids of Giza opening hours are 8 AM to 5 PM in the summer (Apr-Sept) and 8 AM - 4 PM in the winter (Oct-March).
The average duration of a tour is between 6-8 hours. But, you can expect a slight variation here and there.
Depending on your booking, your Pyramids of Giza tour will begin around 08:30 PM. Exact details will be clearly mentioned on your confirmed ticket.
Yes. Your day tours include return transfers. You’ll be picked up from and dropped back to your hotel in Cairo.
You’ll travel in an air-conditioned coach during your Caito to Giza tour.
Yes, you will be picked you up directly from your hotel in Cairo, and also be dropped back accordingly.
The tour includes a fair amount of walking, so it is recommended that you wear something comfortable and comfortable shoes. As it gets very hot near the pyramids, take something to cover your head, such as a hat or a scarf.
While you can take photographs in the Giza Complex and outside the pyramids, you cannot take camera inside the pyramids themselves.
It is not recommended that you carry large bags or luggage on your tour owing to limited space on the coach. Moreover, the Pyramids of Giza do not permit large luggage as well. You can carry small backpacks or bags.
The Pyramids of Giza complex is packed with ancient monuments from ancient Egypt, and the day tours will also take you to the top sights in Cairo. While there’s a lot of ground to cover, here are the top highlights of your tour.
The Great Pyramid of Giza was built as a tomb for the Egyptian pharaoh Khufu and dates back to 2600 BC. You can go inside the pyramid and explore the many subterranean chambers.
The Pyramid of Khafre is slightly smaller than the Great Pyramid. It was built for the pharaoh Khafre in 2570 BC. Unfortunately, its treasures were plundered in ancient and medieval times.
The Pyramid of Menkaure is the smallest of the Giza Pyramids. It was completed around 2510 BC. Its north face was damaged when a medieval Sultan attempted to demolish it.
The Great Sphinx is a colossal sandstone statue of a mythical creature with the head of a man, and the body of a lion. It sits in front of the Pyramid of Khafre and is famous for having a broken nose.
Near the Great Pyramid of Khufu Solar Boat Museum. It houses a reconstruction of the pharaoh’s solar barque, the ship buried with the king to use on his journey across the heavens.
The Egyptian Museum in Cairo, also called the Cairo Museum, is home to a vast collection of pieces of ancient Egyptian history. It also hosts special events and exhibitions all year long.
The Khan el-Khalili bazaar is perhaps the most famous bazaar in Cairo. Here you can buy spices, souvenirs, antiques, local food, and jewelry, or just enjoy the bustling atmosphere.
The Cairo Citadel is a grand castle built by Salah Al-Din in the 12th century. It is located in Cairo’s historic Islamic center and is famous for its stunning city views.
Located 40 km southwest of Cairo, the ancient city of Memphis was the capital of Egypt for over 3,000 years. It’s said to have been founded by the legendary first king of Egypt Menes in 3100 BC. Today, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and includes many ancient cemeteries in its area, including the Giza Necropolis, Saqqara, and Dahshur.
Saqqara is one of the most important cemeteries in the ancient city of Memphis. Here you will find the world’s oldest pyramids, the Step Pyramid of Djoser (c.2613 BC), as well as the pyramids and tombs of many important kings and nobles from throughout ancient Egyptian history. Don’t miss the Imhotep Museum, the Tomb of Horemheb, and the Serapeum.
A. Yes. Pyramids of Giza tours are available. You can book your tickets here.
A. You’ll travel on an air-conditioned coach with an expert tour guide and visit the Pyramids of Giza. Depending on your ticket, you’ll also visit the Egyptian Museum, Khan el-Khalili bazaar, the Cairo Citadel, or Saqqara and Memphis.
A. The average duration of a Pyramids of Giza tour is around 6-8 hours.
A. It depends on the tour you book. Some offer a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24 hours before the schedule. Please check before you book your tour.
A. Yes, depending on your ticket, you’ll avail the services of an expert accompanied by an Egyptologist tour guide. Please ensure to check whether the tour is multi-lingual, or available only in a specific language.
A. Yes, return transfers are included in a Pyramids of Giza day tour. You will be picked up from and dropped back at your hotel in Cairo.