Things to do in Giza, Giza Governorate: The Best Archaeology Tours

May 16, 2022 Matilde Konrad

Spot a tourist in New York, and chances are you can’t be sure exactly why they’re in town. Broadway? Shopping? A quest to find the world’s best bagel? It’s anyone’s guess. At Giza, though, it’s pretty simple—travelers come here to see the Pyramids of Giza, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. (Editor's note: Our list was compiled before political unrest prompted many countries to issue travel warnings for Egypt. If you're currently planning a trip to Egypt, please consider the risks and monitor your government's travel alerts.)
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1. Half-Day Tour of the Giza Pyramids and Solar Boat Museum with Lunch and Camel Ride

Tree of Life Day Tours
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Marvel at the UNESCO-listed Giza Pyramids on this private 4-hour tour from Cairo. See the pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure, ride a camel through the Sahara Desert, admire the Sphinx and the Valley Temple, and witness the solar boat designed to carry King Khufu on his journey to the sun god Ra. Tour includes a traditional Egyptian lunch.

Inclusions: Wi-Fi during the tour, 25-minute camel ride, Local Egyptian lunch, Qualified Egyptologist guide, Entrance fees

Exclusions: Extra entrance fees (interior of Giza pyramids), Drinks, Gratuities

Reviewed By AntonA3578

This was exceptionally good. Great way to experience all main sights in two packed days, while being flexible with you individual needs. We traveled with 5 year old daughter and felt highly comfortable completing the whole program. The price is ridiculously low. All tickets are included as well as lunches for both days. You will spend the same just on tickets and taxis between the sites with no guide if you try to do it yourself. And the guide. If you buy this tour - ask for Fatima. She made this tour unforgettable, being absolutely passionate about her job and history of this interesting country. She was chatty, always ready to help and adapt, answered any of our questions about history, current life of the country and on recommendations where to have dinner. We visited during Ramadan, so all museums closed at 15.00, but she managed to organise everything so that we made it to all points. On top of that she was able to keep the pace of storytelling even in the middle of the heat and fasting without water (you remember we had this tour during Ramadan?). So all in all Fatima was the one, who made us enjoy Cairo and admire great history of Egypt.

2. Day Tour to Giza Pyramids,Sphinx , Sakkara & Dahshur Pyramids

Deluxe Tours Egypt
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A Special tour of the most famous pyramids in Egypt . Visit the Great pyramids at Giza as you can take a camel ride around the Panoramic area Marvel A great tour of the most famous pyramids in Egypt. Visit the Giza Pyramids  as you take a camel ride around iconic landmarks like the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Sphinx with an expert historian guide move to  Sakkara  where is the step Pyramids and the pyramids at Dahshur This is a great excursion to see the development of Ancient Egyptian building  all in one day.

Inclusions: Air-conditioned vehicle, Private tour, Bottled water during your day tour, Lunch, 15 Minutes Camel Ride around the Giza Pyramids, Qualified Egyptologist guide, All taxes, fees and handling charges

Exclusions: Gratuities, Entry Fees inside the Great Pyramid

Reviewed By Otaishtf

We had a lovely experience with our guide. She is extremely friendly and knowledgeable. She helped me explore the Giza complex and old museum. I would definitely recommend her to friends/family.

3. Full-Day Tour from Cairo: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, and Saqqara

Egypt Pyramids Tours - Private Day Tours
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pyramid of cheops,one of the seven wonders of the ancient world,the middle pyramid of chephren and the little one of mykerinus then proceed to visit the great sphinx,the head of a pharaoh with a lion's body,the tour also includes a visit to the valley temple,which belongs to the pyramid of chephren.Then visit to Sakkara,located only 27 kilometers southwest away from Cairo.Visit the step pyramid of king Zoser,built by the engineer Imhotep,it dates back to 4700 years ago,it is considered an important part in the process of the pyramid evolution,moreover,you will see one of the magnificent Mastabas(burial chamber) which is (Carved &painted tomb) and you will visit the pyramid of king Titi at Sakkara from inside which is the only carved pyramid in Egypt for no extra charge (included).Then proceed to Memphis,the capital of old Egypt during the old kingdom,dates back to 3200 B.C ,where we can see colossal statue of Ramses II and the great Alabaster Sphinx.

Inclusions: Private English Egyptologist guide. , lunch on clean local restaurant (drinks not included), Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites., one bottle of Mineral water per person on board the vehicle during the tour., Shopping tours at Giza pyramids if you are interested.

Exclusions: Optionals as (camel ride,solar boat by the pyramids,enter inside Giza pyramids,…..etc), Gratuities (optional)

Reviewed By RudiUK

My guide Sahl was excellent, the best guide I had in Egypt. We had a really fun day out at the pyramids, he knew all the history, all the best views, plus he's also really good at taking photos. All in all highly recommended.

4. 9 Hrs tour to Pyramids of Giza Dahshur Sakkara and Memphis incl Camel with Lunch

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Go out of crowds and enjoy a more personalized experience with this private tour to the Pyramids of Giza, Dahshour, and Memphis. In the company of an Egyptologist guide, learn about the history and mysteries of these world-famous sites and enjoy a camel ride around the pyramids. Private tour exclusively for your party: Ensures a personalized experience. Discover ancient wonders in the company of an Egyptologist guide. Hassle-free pickup, and Includes lunch: No need to buy your own

Inclusions: Private Tour, Lunch, Qualified Egyptologist guide, WiFi on board, Bottled water, 30 minutes camel ride , All Taxes and service charge

Exclusions: Gratuities , Entrance fees

Reviewed By maurissal2020

My experience was incredible! The tour guide was knowledgeable, personable and extremely informative. I had a phenomenal experience. I would definitely do it again!

5. Full Day Tour in Saqqara, Memphis and Dahshour with Lunch

The Egypt Tour Specialists
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This journey will take you to the depths of ancient Egypt, when legendary kings had marked the beginning of the architectural revolution in the history of mankind! First, we will explore the glorious Saqqara; it is where the first freestanding structure in the history of architecture ever took place! Then, we’re going to have a breath-taking insight of the oldest capital of Egypt, Memphis. Afterwards, explore Dahshur ,where the first attempt of a true pyramid’s construction has seen failure and success. This tour is provided by the only Egyptian winning best guide in the world and the other guides are as much skillful. Locally based company, no third parties. No adds on & all payments stays within the local community with customer support 24/7. We are Pioneers in offering new experiences for small groups. Experts in connecting you with people and places you visit .

Inclusions: Air-conditioned vehicle, Entrance fees to all mentioned above visiting sites., Lunch served in a local restaurant. , Bottled water throughout your trip., Private expert Egyptologist.

Exclusions: Gratuities, Extra expenses,entering inside the step pyramid 150 L.E,bent pyramid,the red pyramid ,noble tombs, Drinks, Camel Ride

Reviewed By Roderic B

I’ve been to Egypt three times, I met one of the owners (Sem Sem) of The Egypt Tour Specialists when I traveled several years ago with him on a group tour for a big international company for which he served as both a manager and a guide. When I reached out to him for help planning my last trip, I discovered that Sem Sem had started his own company. I knew I wanted to hire him and no one else, but he insisted I get quotes from other companies before booking with The Egypt Tour Specialists. This was a first for any travel company! We worked out an itinerary, and Sem Sem handled everything from there. I included the temple of Abydos which Sem Sem assured me he would do his best to arrange, but could not guarantee as Egypt has a rather complicated permit system for anyone going off the beaten path. We did not know if we would be able to do Abydos until literally the evening before as the government has the right to yank the permit for any reason at any time. As this was during Covid and I was a solo traveler, my permit received extra scrutiny. We made it! It was only after that Sem Sem told me about the offices he had to visit, the fees paid, and the numerous phone calls made over weeks to make this happen. Any other company would have just said it is too complicated, expensive, and logistically difficult. The Egypt Tour Specialists knew it was important to me and made it happen even though it would have been more profitable and easier to just have insisted on doing something else. This was the best of all three trips I have taken. Just some of my unforgettable memories are entering the step period at Saqqara (It had been closed for a number of years and had just reopened shortly before I arrived), experiencing the vibrant Copt community (Egyptian Christian minority) in the Christian quarter of Cairo, having a beer and just discussing life with Sem Sem in a swanky bar/restaurant with amazing views of Cairo, the Valley of the Kings, Luxor Temple at night, my adventure going to Abydos, and meeting Sem Sem’s family when I wrapped up the trip on the Red Sea. It’s not just the memories that stick with me though. It is the Egyptian people. Recent history has not been kind to them, but everywhere I went I received a smile and a warm welcome. Despite the news we sometimes read in the USA, Egypt feels just as safe to me as Europe or America, it is only marginally farther for Americans than Europe with a much longer history, amazingly preserved monuments, and it is very reasonably priced. If you smile, trust a little, and extend an open hand in friendship, you will be treated extremely well regardless of your nationality or international politics. I would have never had this experience if I had booked a fancy Nile cruise or a place on a large tour bus. The Egypt Tour Specialists is a reputable local company that operates with integrity where your money will go back to the local economy rather than to a huge international tour company. They are able to tailor a tour to any age, group size, length, and price point. Why just observe Egypt when you can be a part of it? By using The Egypt Tour Specialists, I not only saw the monuments and got the history, but I left with friends and the place in my heart for Egypt grew even bigger than it already was.

6. Full-Day Tour to Cairo and Giza's Top Cultural Attractions

Egypt Life Tours
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Embark on a private, 8-10hour journey into Egypt’s awe-inspiring past in the company of our knowledgeable guide. After travelling in air-conditioned comfort to the Giza Plateau, stand in awe before the Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza. The oldest, the Great Pyramid of Khufu, is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing today. Return to Cairo to tour the treasures of the Egyptian Museum, then discover the oldest mosque in the capital with a visit to Al Azhar. An unexpected highlight of this tour is the chance to cruise down the Nile on a traditional felucca – a wooden sailboat of the kind that has been used by the Egyptian people for thousands of years. • A full day tour of Cairo’s top cultural attractions • Benefit from the insight of an experienced local guide • Learn about Egyptian history from the Old Kingdom to the Fatimid era • Cruise down the Nile in a traditional felucca • Includes transportation and refreshments

Inclusions: Entrance fees, Qualified Egyptologist tour guide, Lunch, Camel ride in Giza, Felucca ride

Exclusions: Extra entrance fees (interior of Giza Pyramids), Gratuities, Drinks

Reviewed By chrislX2089VS

Zena was a excellent tour guide ,very knowledgeable and accommodating to our needs ,highly recommended

7. Private Giza Pyramids,Egyptian Museum,Sphinx,Bazar,all inclusive

Let's Explore Egypt
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visiting the Giza Pyramids, the Egyptian Museum, Khan El Khalili Market professional private tour guide. Private personalized experience Find unique oriental souvenirs at bazaar Camel Ride is included Quality for the Tour to be Make the tour memorial Best Highlights of Cairo and Giza in one Day tour

Inclusions: 30-minute camel ride, Private tour, Hotel pickup and drop-off by air-conditioned car, Qualified Egyptologist guide, Bottled water, Entrance fees , Lunch at a good quality restaurant

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Reviewed By AfzalMahomed

Mohammed and his driver.Haytem were amazing. we did the tour with 3 little kids on a blazing summers day. they were patient , made every effort to make us comfortable. tour guide Mohammed was a wealth of information and even answered the crazy questions from my 4 year old. I would ask for them both as team by name when next using the tour operator

8. Guided Tour to Giza Pyramids with 30 minutes Camel Ride and Lunch

Travel Door Tours
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See one of the seven wonders of the ancient world on this guided, private, half-day tour. Marvel at the Great Sphinx, a large half-human, half-lion statue, and the Great Pyramid of Giza, the largest of the three pyramids in the Giza pyramid complex. Also, take a ride on a camel for a view of more pyramids along the Giza plateau at the edge of the Sahara Desert. All entrance fees plus lunch and a hotel pickup and drop-off are included.

Inclusions: Egyptian traditional restaurant in Giza, Bottled water, Camel ride for 30 minutes, Qualified Egyptologist guide, Hotel pickup and drop-off, All taxes and service charge, Entrance fees, WiFi on board

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Reviewed By raminder a

The best part of my tour was my guide, Yasser. He is clearly very experienced and knowledgeable and made the whole tour a really memorable experience for me. He took a lot of photos at the pyramids and the Great Sphinx, explained the history behind each monument in great detail, and answered all of my questions fully and satisfactorily. I thoroughly enjoyed his company, his knowledge of Egyptian history, and his kind and compassionate demeanor. Overall, I made lifetime memories on this tour and all the credit goes to Yasser. I highly recommend this tour and Yasser as your guide!

9. Giza Pyramids, Memphis and Sakkara Tour

Cairo Tours & Packages / Memphis Tours Egypt
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Discover Giza Pyramids Tour Visiting the Pyramids and the Sphinx, then the older Step Pyramid at Sakkara and Memphis, the first ancient capital of Egypt to Witness the greatest of Ancient Egypt near Cairo all in one day.

Inclusions: Lunch meal will be served in a local restaurant / Bottled water during your trip., All Fees and Taxes, Air-conditioned vehicle, Private transportation, Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites / Shopping tours in Cairo.

Exclusions: Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary / Tipping.

Reviewed By 678elbam

Was a beautiful experience, excellent. Mohamed is the best tourist guide. I recommend to all my friends.

10. Private All Inclusive: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, Saqqara, Lunch & Camels

Let's Explore Egypt
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Enjoy full Day to Giza Pyramids Sakkara plus Memphis Camel-riding alongside the Giza pyramids Best Lunch Qualifed tourguide will lead the trip Using the best Cars to handle the tours Quality tour

Inclusions: Qualified Egyptologist guide, Hotel pickup and drop-off, Private tour, Bottled water, Transport by air-conditioned vehicle, Riding camel for 25 minutes, Egypt Traditional Lunch in Restaurant , Entrance fees Giza Pyramids - Memphis - Sakkara - Sphinx

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Reviewed By crzycuban

My first time in Egypt with my son we did the 3 days private tour of the highlights and never have I felt so welcomed and so safe in there hands ! Amazing ! I want to thank Ahmed my guide which is the best guide in Egypt for making this trip for my son and I so unforgettable !!! Thank youuuu !

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