Full Day Tour To Giza Pyramids Memphis And Sakkara Including Lunch

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Pick-up from your hotel in Cairo or Giza
  • Return Details :
    Return to the departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

This tour includes; The ruins of Memphis, The Funeral Complex of King Djoser & the Step Pyramid of Sakkara, entrance to the site of the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx.

Highlights

  • Excellent value for money
  • Family friendly
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Lunch included

Know More about this tour

In the morning your guide will pick you from your hotel to start your tour by proceeding to Memphis. This was once was a Capital of the Great Kingdom, however today the city itself no longer exists, apart from the mud-brick ruins in the countryside. The reason being, Royal Palaces were built out of Mud-brick, a material which is not solid enough to stand for the annual flood of the river, especially when the Capital was changed to Luxor, then Alexandria, and there was no maintenance for the ancient City. Saying that, it does not mean there is nothing left to see, there are still some remarkable monuments used to decorate the Cult temple of Memphis which was dedicated to God Ptah and his holy family. Remains include the beautiful Statue of Ramsis II, the New Kingdom Sphinx, which is the second largest sphinx of Egypt. You will then will proceed to Sakkara.

Sakkara, not far from Memphis is on the borderline between the fertile valley and the western Desert. Sakkara is the official necropolis of the old kingdom, a vast area, contains hundreds of tombs, mastaba-tomb and pyramids. The area dates back to thousands of years ago and was designed to preserve bodies, keep their possessions, in a hope of a resurrection day. The most famous landmark in Sakkara is the Funeral Complex of King Djoser, designed & built by his intelligent architect "Imhotep", who tried to remind the king of everything he did in his life, his coronation day, his realm and provinces, and above all, the first Pyramid ever build in Egypt, the Step Pyramid of Sakkara. You will proceed to the Pyramids in Giza. En route you will enjoy lunch that will consist of local Egyptian food at local restaurant.

After lunch you will arrive at the Pyramids of Giza. About 15 km to the north of Sakkara lies a high plateau that is used to overlook the river, nowadays it is called the Giza Plateau, which was used by the Necropolis of the Kings of the 4th dynasty, (c. 2580 c. 2520 BCE). On this plateau, three main pyramids were built, the pyramid of Khufu (Cheops), the Pyramid of Khafre (Chephren) and the Pyramid of Menkaure (Mycerinus). A father, son and grandson built the 3 pyramids to keep their mummies and their personal possessions, pits that contained wooden boats to sail in the underworld, minor pyramids for their wives & daughters, hundreds of Mastaba-tombs for their high officials, family members, and the famous Sphinx which was sculptured near the river valley to protect the area, with a body of a lion, and a head of a philosopher king.

At the end of the tour you will be transferred back to you hotel.

Inclusions

Lunch

Qualified Egyptologist guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Entry/Admission - Pyramids of Giza

Entry/Admission - Memphis and Sakkara

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infants must sit on laps

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

Traveler Reviews

  • 19-Sep-2018

    The best trip of visit beside Karnak. The oil place was great, the shop, the pyramids the food....Highly say to do this trip. And SAFE!!!

  • 19-Sep-2017

    The support extended by Viator was excellent. The vehicle was in good shape provided and the driver efficient. The guide was knowledgeable and forthcoming.

  • 24-Aug-2016

    A big thank you to Mohamed Elleithy, our tour guide, for the help and assistance he provided me and my family during our stay in Egypt. Mohamed went well beyond his responsibility, and because of that we had one of the best travel experiences ever. Mohamed Elleithy was prompt, kind, knowledgeable, and present with me and my children at all times. The tour to the pyramids and museum was well organized, enjoyable, and very informative. I have traveled to all but two sovereign countries in the world, and as a result, have experienced the service of hundreds of tour guides. I am not exaggerating by stating that Mohamed Elleithy is one of my top 10 guides. Thank you so much Mohamed, and please stay in touch.

  • 12-Jun-2016

    Guide meant well but was his discussion topics were inappropriate and troubling on occasion. I did not appreciate the requests that I video an endorsement of him while in the middle of the tour. Driver and car were excellent.