Private Day Tour: Giza Pyramids, Old Cairo, and El Mokattam Mountain Cave Church

Tours & Sightseeing in Egypt

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Unveil Cairo's ancient Egyptian heritage and multicultural religious history in this private 8-hour tour. Visit the Giza Pyramids, ride a camel across the desert, witness the Sphinx, and explore the Valley Temple. Then discover Old Cairo's Babylon Fortress, Hanging Church, Ben Ezra Synagogue, and Church of St George. Conclude with a trip to the less-visited El Mokattam Mountain Cave Church.
The day begins at 8am when your private guide meets you in your hotel lobby and escorts you to your private air-conditioned minivan, complete with Wi-Fi, for the journey to the Giza Plateau. Visit the Great Pyramid of Khufu, the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and marvel at its majestic dimensions. Stroll up the plateau to admire all three pyramids together: they were built by Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure. Enjoy a short camel ride through the desert, before exploring the Valley Temple of Khafre and admiring the mighty Sphinx. After lunch on the Nile Cruise , you'll drive back to the UNESCO-listed area of Old Cairo to discover its heritage and history. Visit the remains of the Roman Babylon Fortress, and the Coptic Christian Hanging Church, dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Discover the Jewish Ben Ezra Synagogue, which was once a church, and explore the Greek Orthodox Church of St George.Finally, drive out to the Mokattam suburb to visit the extraordinary El Mokattam Mountain Cave Church, carved out of solid rock by Christian garbage collectors who pick trash near here. You'll return to your hotel around 4pm.

What’s included

  • WiFi during the tour
  • 30 Camel ride around Giza pyramids 
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch on the cruise 
  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entrance fees as specified

What’s not included

  • Additional entrance fees apply to climb inside the Giza Pyramids and visit the Solar Boat Museum
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (recommended)

Highlights

  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Lunch included
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