Cairo, Egypt

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clock-o7 to 8 hrs (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Discover the main attractions of Cairo on this private all-day tour. First, head to the pyramids of Giza and learn about their history. You’ll also see the great Sphinx and learn about mummification at the Valley Temple. Then, stop at the Egyptian Museum and take in the treasures of King Tut and other antiquities from the pharaohs. The tour concludes with a visit to the Alabaster Mosque.
  • This tour offers an overview of Cairo and is ideal for first-time visitors
  • A ticket (for an extra fee) is required to enter the pyramids
  • You can also take a short camel ride at the pyramids for an additional cost
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off is included

Reviews

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, Jan 2018

I booked this tour for my daughter 11 years old and I. It was a good tour.
The guy was very knowledgeable about what she was showing us and even helped us get to the best places to take photos, as well as take photos of us when we asked.
Good points:
They were on time for pick up and brought snacks along for the day in case we got hungry or thirsty.
The guide was informative and the driver was very safe.
We went to all the places on the list as well as the papyrus institute where they showed us how they make paper out of papyrus. She also offered a few more options of places we could stop.
Points to note:
You need to pay for all the entry fees, they are not included. They do tell you this on the ad for the tour, but it's quite costly when you add up that you're paying for entrance to the Pyramids, Citadel, and the museum. So they should maybe inform tourists about what the prices are so people are aware of how much they should take along with them to enter the sites.
I felt a bit rushed at some of the sites.
The guide was a bit persistent about me giving her a review, and a good one - so much so that before we even got to the first stop she had insisted I use her Hot spot for Wi-Fi to download the TripAdvisor app so that I could rate them. I told her I would do it when I got back to our hostel as we had wifi, but in the museum, our last stop, she made sure not to leave before I had actually gone online and given them a review.
I had inquired about a felucca ride on the Nile River, and then she spent most of the day trying to sell me on a dinner cruise, which was out of my budget. Persistent again.
Though we went to papyrus institute on her suggestion, I know that there is commission in it for the guides when they bring tourists and they actually BUY something at these extra sites visited. Again, the sales people were quite persistent. I chose to only visit the papyrus institute and not the linen and perfume places that she also suggested as I know they would try and convince me to buy things. This was a bit off-putting.
She insisted that we not buy any touristy items at the places we visited - like not buying key rings at the pyramids for example. This made me feel a bit scared to attempt to even look at or purchase anything there. Her reason was that they were made in China and I could get them at a better price at the market. They should maybe not have that approach.

Overall it was a good experience, minus the few bad points I tried to look past.


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