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Private Tour: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum, Khan el-Khalili Bazaar

Private Tour: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum, Khan el-Khalili Bazaar
Duration:
6 - 8 hours
From:
USD 69.00
Take a leisurely private tour of Cairo's most famous sites: the Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum and Khan el-Khalili bazaar. With your own private Egyptologist guide to lead the way, you'll see Cairo's most famous attractions in one day. As this is a private tour, you can determine the amount of time you'd like to spend at each site.

Guided Day Tour to Giza Pyramids and Saqqara from Cairo with Felucca Ride and Derwish Show

Guided Day Tour to Giza Pyramids and Saqqara from Cairo with Felucca Ride and Derwish Show
Duration:
1 day
From:
USD 125.00
Bewitching Derwish dances, eternal Pyramids and bustling Cairo with its narrow streets and wide highways, Islamic mosques and Christian churches, eastern bazaars and modern malls. Make a closer acquaintance of this enormous city!

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Things to do in Cairo if you have a Cairo Airport Layover or Extended Cairo Airport Stopover


If you have an extended layover at the Cairo Airport or staying in town, why not consider getting out with some fun activities? We list a few here and there are many more on Cairo.LayoverIdeas.com.


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If you have a layover at the Cairo Airport, consider taking the opportunity to get out and about to see the local sights. There's plenty to to see and experience, so take advantage of any extra time to see what you can.

Get out and see some sights one of these layover tours from Cairo Airport: "Family-Friendly Pyramids and Cairo Layover Tour", "Pyramids, Cairo and Nile Sail Layover Tour", "Wheelchair Accessible Pyramids, Sphinx and Valley Temple Layover Tour", "Pyramids, Sphinx and Camel Ride Layover Tour", "Museum, Pyramids, Sphinx and Camel Ride Layover Tour" or create your own Customized Layover Tour. All tours are led by an Egyptologist.


Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx

No trip to Cairo would be complete without a visit to the Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx. The only remaining monuments of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, it is the country's most famous tourist attraction. The Pyramids of Giza represent the archetypal pyramid structures of ancient Egyptian civilisation and - together with the Sphinx at the base of the Giza plateau - are the iconic image of Egypt.

All the worthwhile attractions within the Giza area are concentrated on the Giza Plateau at the end of Pyramids Road. Some people are shocked to travel down a street in Giza and see the tip of a Pyramid rise up over the golden arches of a McDonalds with a sign in Arabic - your idea of pyramids rising up out of an empty desert might not match the reality.


Tip: Do not give up your ticket to anyone outside of the gate checkpoints. You will need to show it to enter through the metal detectors at the entrance to the Pyramids area, Sphinx area, and to enter the Pyramid if you choose to pay for that ticket. Beware of scammers who try to take your ticket and try to start a rapid tour for you - then demand a tip.

Egyptian Museum

The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, known commonly as the Egyptian Museum, in Cairo, Egypt, is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities, and is a definite must see. The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities contains many important pieces of ancient Egyptian history. It houses the world’s largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities, and many treasures of King Tutankhamen.

Tip: The museum is located in Tahrir Square (Midan Tahrir or Liberation Square) has been the traditional site for numerous major protests and demonstrations over the years, so be careful with your visit if there is unrest in the city at the time of your visit.

Asfour Crystal Factory

The first to develop the art of glass cutting 5,000 years ago, Egyptians carry on the tradition today. The Asfour Crystal Factory is the country's largest, and ships around the world. You'll see everything from chandeliers to 3D laser gifts. Factory prices.

Get off the Tourist Track

See how the locals live in the midst of such ancient surroundings with a visit to the central and much used Khan al-Khalili market; it will give you a chance to  experience the bazaar much as it was 700 years ago. You might also want to visit the area referred to as Old Cairo, an ancient Coptic Christian community from Roman times.


Important tips for visiting Cairo: Women and men should wear modest clothing. It is considered disrespectful to wear clothing which reveal thighs, shoulders, bare backs or cleavage, except at beaches and hotels. Men should also not walk about bare chested or wearing very short shorts outside of hotels or beach resorts.

Public displays of affection are not acceptable. Homosexuality is considered particularly disrespectful; gays and lesbians should be discreet while in Egypt.

You will notice male-to-male kissing on the cheeks when Egyptian men meet their friends, family, or someone they know well. This is not to be confused with the male-to-male kissing of some homosexuals in some western countries. Some Egyptian men like to walk next to their male friend with their arms attached together like a loop inside another loop. Again, this is not homosexual behavior.

 



As always, make sure you leave plenty of time to get back to the Cairo Airport and clear security in time for your connecting flight. Enjoy your transit city rather than whiling away the time leaning up against your luggage in the departures lounge.

Cairo Attractions

1-Hour Felucca Sunset Sail on the Nile in Cairo

1-Hour Felucca Sunset Sail on the Nile in CairoDuration:
60 minutes
From:
USD 7.14
A one-hour Felucca sail on the River Nile during Sunset. Enjoy the gentle breeze and see Cairo bathed in the evening light.

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1-Hour Private Felucca Cruise on the Nile River

1-Hour Private Felucca Cruise on the Nile RiverDuration:
3 hours
From:
USD 7.15
Sit back, relax and enjoy the stunning views of Cairo from your sail on the River Nile.

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Giza Pyramids and Sphinx Half Day Tour From Cairo

Giza Pyramids and Sphinx Half Day Tour From CairoDuration:
4 hours
From:
USD 7.80
The great pyramid of Cheops, the pyramids of his son, Chephren, of his grandson, Mycerinus and the Great Sphinx

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Day Trip from Cairo to El Mokkatm Mountain Cave Church

Day Trip from Cairo to El Mokkatm Mountain Cave ChurchDuration:
3 hours
From:
USD 8.60
Visit the famous church of Saint Simon the Tanner, the cave church. The largest church in Cairo located inside El mokkatam mountain in a small village named by zableen means garbage collectors. Inside the church Virgin Mary appeared in carved statue in ceiling without any human effort.

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Half Day tour to the Pyramids and Sphinx Private or Small group tour

Half Day tour to the Pyramids and Sphinx Private or Small group tourDuration:
4 hours
From:
USD 10.00
A private tour or small group tour to visit Giza Complex, The three pyramids for the father, The son and The grand son, and The Sphinx. Transfer and tour guide only

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Private educational tour to papyrus workshop

Private educational tour to papyrus workshopDuration:
4 hours
From:
USD 11.43
<strong>this private educational tour is a perfect opportunity to learn about the making of the first papaer in history; papyrus</strong>

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Private educational tour to perfume and essence factory

Private educational tour to perfume and essence factoryDuration:
4 hours
From:
USD 11.43
<strong>Learn and enjoy in this private educational tour how perfumes and essences are made, its history in ancient Egypt. Watch and wow at the making of fancy glass bottles, you will even have a small complimentary one.</strong>

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Private Day Tour with Guide to Giza Pyramids Egyptian Museum and Khan El Kahlili Bazaar in Cairo

Private Day Tour with Guide to Giza Pyramids Egyptian Museum and Khan El Kahlili Bazaar in CairoDuration:
8 hours
From:
USD 11.44
Spend a fun-packed day in and around Cairo by visiting the Giza Pyramids, the Egyptian Museum, and Khan El Khalili Market with a professional private tour guide.

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Last Updated: 15 Apr 2017