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Overall rating

3.4 / 5

based on 8 reviews

This is a fantastic tour. You get to visit pyramids at Giza, Dahshur and Saqqara and understand their connections. It’s a bit of a long day but worth it. The tour guide on the other hand not so great. The information on the tour is very specific: you go to 3 sights to visit pyramids but she kept trying to push other places and making it sound as if they were also tours but they were just shops (makes me wonder if she has a deal with them). If the guide offers to take you to a papyrus institute, aromatic oil shop or a hieroglyph necklace shop, say NO cause they will take time from your visit to one of the sights (it happened to me, I was rushed at one of the pyramids). Other than that, great day - I was the only one that booked the shared tour on that day so in the end I had a private tour.

My wife & I booked a private tour through the "Get Your Guide" app. We were lucky enough to be assigned Ahmed Elsayed. He was friendly, extremely knowledgeable, well spoken and passionate about his job. If you book a tour, I recommend that you specifically request Ahmed Elsayed. Highlights of the Cairo tour included riding camels at the second viewing point at the pyramids where all three are in view. In addition, the museum was filled with extremely impressive artifacts. We actually ended up booking a second tour with Ahmed Elsayed two days later to Alexandria. On that tour we visited the Kim al-Shoqafa, Pompey's Pillar, Qaitbay Citadel, the Alexandria Library and had a lovely meal on the waterfront.

We went on a wonderful day with Heba. Her level of English was fantastic and she had clearly studied and memorised very well all the relevant facts / anecdotes about the sites! We felt very at ease walking around and were able to answer questions freely. Heba had a lovely spirit to her and the day flew by. We managed to pack a lot in, and despite the Library being unavailable due to the Covid-19 situation, Heba improvised really well and took us to some other equally amazing locations.

I love the time I spent in the Citadel . It’s really refreshing ... Although we started in rain , see places like the catacombs and the theatre , which is not worth the time ! I would suggest pls skip the time there and keep more time to enjoy the beautiful view and every parts in Citadel.

The day is nicely planned, you see many of the important things in Alexandria, the guide Amina let us some time by ourselves to explore and take pictures. The lunch was very good, seafood as it is specific from Alexandria.