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Day 1: Private Tour: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, Sakkara

Stop At: Giza Pyramids Tours, Cairo Egypt
Step back in time to the days of ancient Egypt on a private tour of the Great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx, the necropolis of Sakkara and the former capital, Memphis. With your own private Egyptologist guide to lead the way on this private tour, you can determine the amount of time you'd like to spend at each of the sites you'll visit.
Highlights
* Private day trip to the Great Pyramids and Sphinx, Sakkara and Memphis from Cairo
* Guided introduction to each of the three Great Pyramids
* Visit the enigmatic Sphinx
* Egypt's oldest pyramid at Sakkar
* Memphis, ancient capital of Egypt
* Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your expert Egyptologist guide on this special private tour
The Giza Plateau is only around 30 minutes from Cairo, where your qualified Egyptologist guide will provide a fascinating introduction to each of the three pyramids: Cheops, Khafre and Menakaure. You will have free time to enter one of the pyramids (additional cost), though your guide is not permitted to enter with you, or take a camel ride (additional cost).
After visiting the pyramids, you'll continue across the plateau for a photo opportunity of the three pyramids rising from the sands, with the Cairo skyline in the background. A short drive to the city side of the plateau finds you standing at the feet of the Sphinx, for thousands of years the enigmatic symbol of Egypt. Also in Giza you may visit the Solar Boat Museum (optional), home to the remarkably well preserved funerary boat of Khufu.
Your next stop is Sakkara, home of Egypt's oldest pyramid, built in 2650 B.C. Your guide will provide a brief history of the famous Step Pyramid and you'll have free time to walk around.
Your final stop is Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt. Here you will see artifacts from many of the great rulers of Egypt, including the fallen statue of Ramses II. You will also have the chance to visit a Papyrus Institute to see how the famous artwork is made.
Duration: 6 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Private Tour: Egyptian Museum, Alabaster Mosque, Khan el-Khalili

Stop At: Egyptian Antiquities Museum, Midan El Tahrir Geographical Society Building, Cairo 11511 Egypt
Already seen the Great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx? Immerse yourself further into Egypt's history as your own private Egyptologist guide to leads the way on this private tour with an unmissable visit to the famous Egyptian Museum. Follow this with a stroll through Khan el-Khalili bazaar and a visit to Cairo's most popular Islamic attraction - the Alabaster Mosque.
Highlights
· Private tour to three of central Cairo's most famous sites - Egyptian Museum, Alabaster Mosque and Khan el-Khalili
· See the famous treasures of King Tutankhamun at the Egyptian Museum
· Learn about the Islamic faith at the beautiful Alabaster Mosque
· Shop for bargains at Khan el-Khalili bazaar
· Fantastic views of the city skyline at the Citadel of Salah el-Din
· Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your expert Egyptologist guide on this special private tour
Housing 165,000 Egyptian artifacts, the Egyptian Museum in Cairo attracts millions of visitors a year. The highlight for most are the priceless treasures of King Tutankhamun. His 6 gold gilded coffins dominate the main hall, while his magnificent death mask is the must-see item of the day. Your guide will introduce you to the most important pieces before allowing you free time to explore the museum at leisure.
The Alabaster Mosque at the Citadel of Salah el-Din sits atop a limestone hill overlooking Cairo and is the most important mosque in the city. Still used as a place of worship today by the Muslims of Cairo, the architectural masterpiece opens its doors to visitors of all faiths. The lower part of the Mosque is clad inside and out with Alabaster, while the top part is constructed from the limestone cladding removed from the Pyramids of Giza.Inside the mosque your guide will introduce you to the basics of the beliefs of Islam, including a translation of the most common prayers.
Continuing to Khan el Khalili bazaar, your guide will give you an introduction to the famous markets which claim to have inspired Christopher Columbus to discover the USA. Enjoy free time to stroll through the maze of streets and try your luck bargaining with the shop owners for a souvenir of your trip to Egypt. This is a private tour allowing you to determine the amount of time spent at each of the sites during the tour. In addition you will have the chance to visit a Papyrus Institute to see how this famous artwork is made and have the chance to purchase genuine items if you wish.
Schedule Details
Departure Point:
Centrally located Cairo and Giza hotels
Departure Time:
9:00am (earlier or later departures are available until 10:00am if required, please advise at time of booking)
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pick up time.
Duration: 6 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.
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