10-Hour Private Layover Tour: Giza Pyramids and Egyptian Museum from Cairo Airport

Private & Custom Tours in Cairo

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Make the most of your long layover in Cairo airport with this 10-hour private tour of the Giza Pyramids and Egyptian Antiquities Museum. You'll visit the Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx, ride a camel in the Sahara Desert, explore the world-class artifacts at the Egyptian Museum, and enjoy lunch at a good quality restaurant
Your qualified Egyptologist tour guide will meet you outside the terminal building with a signboard having your name on it and get on a private, modern a/c vehicle for the 45-minute drive to the Giza Plateau. Your first stop is the Great Pyramid, built by Khufu around 2500 BC, the last remaining wonder of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Next, admire the pyramids of Khafre and Menkaure, and the smaller pyramids of the queens, before strolling up to a viewpoint to capture panoramic pictures. Here you'll enjoy a 25-minute ride on a camel led by an experienced cameleer. Next, explore the Valley Temple of King Khafre, which may well have been where the pharaoh's body was mummified, and marvel at the Sphinx, before breaking for lunch in a local restaurant with views over the UNESCO-listed site. After lunch, drive into Cairo for a guided tour of the Egyptian Antiquities Museum, home to probably the world's greatest collection of Egyptian artefacts. Marvel at the golden treasures of the boy king Tutankhamen, the portraits of his heretic father, Akhenaten, animal mummies, statuary, and much, much more. Finally, you'll return to Cairo airport in good time for your next flight.

What’s included

  • Entrance fees
  • Wi-Fi during the tour
  • 25-minute camel ride
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • Airport pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private air-conditioned minivan

What’s not included

  • Entry visa to Egypt
  • Extra entrance fees (interior of the pyramids, Solar Boat Museum, Royal Mummy Room)
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (recommended)

Highlights

  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Led by a qualified Egyptologist
  • Lunch included
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