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Cairo: Female-Guided Pyramids, Bazaar, and Museum Tour

1. Cairo: Female-Guided Pyramids, Bazaar, and Museum Tour

Explore the best wonders of Ancient Egypt on this fully-guided tour with a female guide. Start the tour with pickup from your hotel or selected location in Cairo. Meet your local Egyptologist guide who will share her knowledge, provide assistance, and make you feel comfortable throughout the day.  Start your tour at one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Pyramids. Gaze in awe at the magnificent Pyramids of Cheops, Mycerinus, and Chephren. Then, stop for a photo at the Great Sphinx.  Pay an optional visit to the Great Pyramid at your own expense before visiting the Valley Temple. Afterward, stop for a traditional Egyptian lunch. Next, visit the Egyptian Museum where you can explore the vast collection of 250,000 ancient artifacts that date back about 5000 years. If you wish (and at your own cost), feel free to explore King Tutankhamun's Room, which holds a number of precious jewels and gold excavated from the tomb in 1920.  Continue to the Khan El-Khalili Bazaar and soak up the atmosphere of the old city. Take a walk through this well-known market and marvel at the unique variety of souvenirs, antiques, and jewelry for sale. Finally, end the tour with a transfer back to your preferred location in Cairo.

Hurghada: Full-Day Trip to Cairo by Plane

2. Hurghada: Full-Day Trip to Cairo by Plane

Embark on a full-day guided tour of Cairo from Hurghada. Travel by plane and visit the pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Enjoy a restaurant lunch and explore the treasures of the Egyptian Museum. Upon arrival in Cairo you will be greeted by an Egyptologist who will accompany you throughout the tour. The tour starts in Giza, where you can marvel at the famous and impressive pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinos, as well as the world-renowned Sphinx.  The tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple. After a break for a delicious lunch, the tour continues on to the Egyptian Museum. Here you can admire the treasures of the young pharaoh Tutankhamun with more than 120,000 masterpieces of Egyptian art and artifacts. In the afternoon you can enjoy shopping at the Khan el-Khalili market. At the end of the tour you’ll be transferred to the airport in Cairo to catch the flight back to Hurghada, followed by a direct transfer to your hotel.

From Sharm El Sheikh: Cairo Full Day Tour by Plane

3. From Sharm El Sheikh: Cairo Full Day Tour by Plane

Tick off some of Cairo’s most celebrated attractions on this guided trip from Sharm El Sheikh. With round-trip hotel transfers and flights, skip the hassle of planning and focus on enjoying the sights.  View the Pyramid of Giza and Valley Temple. Devote the afternoon to the Egyptian Museum and Khan el-Khalili bazaar. Meet the tour representative at your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh for a transfer to Sharm El Sheikh Airport. Catch a flight to Cairo and be greeted by another representative at the Cairo Airport. Follow your Egyptologist guide to the great pyramid of Giza, the only existing wonder of the 7 wonders of the ancient world. At the Giza plateau, see the great pyramid of Khufu, known as Cheops, and also the pyramid of Chefren, the pyramid of Mykerinus, the valley temple of Khefren, and the iconic Great Sphinx. This amazing complex of structures dates back to almost 5,000 years ago. From there, be taken to the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, which houses around 150,000 artifacts that date thousands of years to ancient Egyptian civilization. This is considered the largest and most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. Take your chance to admire the incredible treasures of the boy-king Tutankhamun. After the museum, have the chance to wander in the oldest bazaar in the middle east, the Khan El Khalili Bazaar, where you can feel the atmosphere of living in Islamic Cairo hundreds of years ago. The bazaar dates back to 1382, A.D., and is just one of the fascinating places we will see, giving you a real taste of the ancient city of Cairo. At the end of the day, be transferred to Cairo Airport for a flight back to Sharm El Sheikh.

Museum of Egyptian Civilization, Citadel & Old Cairo Tour

4. Museum of Egyptian Civilization, Citadel & Old Cairo Tour

Start with pickup from your accommodation in Cairo or Giza. Enjoy a comfortable journey in an air-conditioned vehicle as you discover some of the world-famous landmarks of Cairo. First, visit the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization with your expert Egyptologist tour guide. Stroll through the many exhibits which display more than 50,000 artifacts from Ancient Egypt. Learn about the history and evolution of Egyptian civilization, as well as their customs and traditions. Next, visit the famous Citadel of Saladin, also known as the Citadel of Cairo. This UNESCO World Heritage Site has a storied history dating back nearly 850 years.  Built by the Sultan of Egypt, Salah Al-Din on the Mokattam Hills, enjoy views of the city as you hear about the citadel's fascinating history. Explore one of the oldest markets in the Arab world, Khan El-Khalili Bazaar, a beautiful 14th-century market that still retains traces of its former glory.  Walk through the old lanes of the bazaar where you can browse for antiques or handicrafts from the shops. Then, visit a local restaurant to enjoy a traditional Cairo lunch. Lastly, visit the prominent landmarks of Old Cairo such as the Hanging Church, the Church of St. Barbara, and the Church of Abu Serga. Afterward, be returned back to your hotel or selected location in Cairo or Giza by your tour guide.

Cairo: Egyptian Museum & Khan El-Khalili Bazaar Tour

5. Cairo: Egyptian Museum & Khan El-Khalili Bazaar Tour

Journey to the heart of the pharaohs' civilization in an air-conditioned car that will pick you up from your hotel. Arrive in style at Tahrir Square in front of the Egyptian Museum, a majestic building constructed in 1902. The ground floor contains colossal statues spanning thousands of years, arranged in chronological order. Take an informative and enlightening tour of the upper floor, marveling at smaller statues, fossils, paintings, sarcophagi and ancient Egypt maps. The famous Tut-Ench-Amun also has an exclusive section in the museum.  Before returning to your hotel stop by the vibrant colored market. The shops and bazaars display and sell a dizzying array of trinkets and artworks, giving you the chance to take home a small piece of Egyptian culture and civilization. Buy souvenirs for your friends or simply meander around the bustling shops. Your guide will then drop you off at your hotel in Cairo.

Cairo: Egyptian Museum, Pyramids & Bazaar Tour

6. Cairo: Egyptian Museum, Pyramids & Bazaar Tour

Explore the wonders of ancient Egypt on this guided day tour. Your guide will pick you up from your hotel lobby and you'll head off to visit the Pyramids, Sphynxes, and Egyptian Museum. Head first towards the Pyramids, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Admire the scenic views of the Pyramid of Cheops, Chephren and Mycinerus. Then, stop for a photo-op at the magnificent Great Sphynx. If you choose, you can visit the Great Pyramid at your own cost. Next, it’s time to taste some Egyptian food at a local restaurant. Once you’re finished, you’ll visit to the Egyptian Museum. This vast collection contains more than 250,000 artifacts in its exhibits which span over 5,000 years. If you choose, you can also then explore the room of King Tutankhamun at your own expense, stocked full of vivid jewelry and gold. These dazzling treasures were stored in the King’s tomb for 3,500 years before their discovery during the excavation in 1920.   Finally, you’ll be taken to visit the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar to enjoy the atmosphere of a local market in the old city. Stroll along this historic souk (market) and witness the variety of antiques, jewelry and souvenirs for sale, all made in the region. Finish your tour with a transfer back to your hotel once you’re finished marvelling at the sights of Egypt.

Cairo: Pyramids, Museum & Bazaar Private Tour, Entry & Lunch

7. Cairo: Pyramids, Museum & Bazaar Private Tour, Entry & Lunch

Explore the history and culture of Egypt at the Egyptian Museum, Great Pyramids of Giza, and Great Sphinx. Hunt for unique bargains in the historic Khan El Khalili Bazaar. Your Egyptologist guide will be with you at all times and provide you with helpful explanations.  Start your tour at the Egyptian Museum wich collections exceed 120,000 masterpieces, ranging from the pre-dynastic era to the Pharaonic and Greco-Roman periods. See the treasures of King Tutankhamen and the Mummies room, which you can enter for a small extra charge.  Continue to the Great Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx. Explore the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinus. Your guide will describe the story of their monumental construction, and tell you about their mysteries before you explore inside one of the pyramids.  Proceed to the Great Sphinx and admire the colossal structure before moving to the Valley Temple of the Pyramid of Chephren. Drive back to central Cairo and end your day at the lively Khan El Khalili Bazaar. 

Cairo: 2-Day Pyramid, Museum, Bazaar Private Tour

8. Cairo: 2-Day Pyramid, Museum, Bazaar Private Tour

Begin your adventure by meeting your guide, an Egyptologist, at your hotel’s reception. Visit the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and see the treasures of young King Tutankhamun. Receive an in-depth overview of the different eras of ancient Egyptian history.  Afterward ride down the Nile in a felucca, a traditional wooden sailing boat. Pause and enjoy lunch before exploring the streets of Old Cairo. Explore the Mohammed Ali Pasha Mosque, Khan El Khalili bazaar, and Moez Street.  After immersing yourself in the beauty and energy of Cairo, stop for a cup of tea before returning to your hotel. You will have the option to book dinner on the cruise or a sound and light show. Day 2 - start the day at your convenience with the same guide. Visit the Giza pyramids, the Great Sphinx, the ancient pyramid fields of Sakkara, and the open-air museum of Memphis.  You also have the option to go inside the pyramid or enjoy a camel ride for an additional fee. Afterward, your guide will bring you back to your hotel in Cairo or Giza.

Old Cairo and Khan El Khalili Bazaar: Private Half-Day Tour

9. Old Cairo and Khan El Khalili Bazaar: Private Half-Day Tour

Spend a half day seeing important cultural and historical sites in Cairo when you travel to Old Cairo and the Khan El Khalili Bazaar. The bazaar is one of the most famous and oldest bazaars in all of the Middle East, dating back to 1382. After spending time walking around the bazaar or shopping, continue to Old Cairo. Visit the Hanging Church, which dates back to the 3rd century AD. Then see the Ben Ezra Synagogue, which is, according to a local tradition, located on the site where Moses was found when he was a baby. Continue on to see the Church of St. Barbara and the Church of Abu Serga, two of the oldest churches in Cairo.

From Cairo or Giza: National Museum, Citadel and Bazaar Tour

10. From Cairo or Giza: National Museum, Citadel and Bazaar Tour

You’ll be picked up from your hotel in Cairo or Giza in an air-conditioned vehicle to take you to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization. Located in Old Cairo, the museum showcases 50,000 artifacts and will tell you the story of Egyptian heritage and culture. Next, head to the Saladin Citadel, built in 1183. This huge structure protected Cairo from several enemy attacks. Admire the beautiful city views of Cairo and the desert from the citadel. Listen to interesting stories about its construction and history from your guide.  Next stop is the Khan El-Khalili Bazaar, one of the oldest markets in the Middle East. Explore the countless lanes and old fashioned shops selling antiques, souvenirs, perfumes, spices, and jewelry. Then, it’s time to enjoy an authentic lunch at a local restaurant. After a memorable day discovering the city, you will be dropped off at your selected location or hotel in Cairo or Giza.

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What people are saying about Khan el-Khalili

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4.5 / 5

based on 1,604 reviews

Collected in the morning and taken to the pyramids, given a great opportunity to explore on my own and also well lead by my guide for the day. He knew all the best spots to stop for photo opportunities and gave enough information to keep me interested but not overwhelmed. Next went to see the Syphix which against was awsome and we got into some good photo opportunistic spots. Then we headed to the musum for a tour, this again was interesting as my guides knowledge was excellent and allowed me to see things that were not in the museum literature. Very enjoyable experience. We headed to lunch which was sadly a very European affair and not local Egyptian food but was filling and a welcome break. Then went to the bizar and enjoyed a coffee and stroll around. Was given an additional tour of the Mosque which was a nice experience. Finally dropped at my hotel late afternoon and was please to end the day. Overall a very pleasant day out and I learnt so much.

We had a great time with Emy (guide) and Mahmoud (driver) as we explored all over Cairo. They took us to all the places we wanted to visit and let us take as much time as we wanted. Emy was very knowledgeable about history and modern attractions and was very friendly. Mahmoud turned out to be one of the funniest people we met in Egypt and was great at navigating the crazy streets. We would definitely hire both of them again in the future!

Great day trip with female guide. Lots of background and historical information. As we were just two travellers we got a lot of options to chose from. The only thing that bothered me was at the end of the tour when it came to tipping and the guide tried to make me feel bad and negotiate the tip (I don’t think a 30% tip for guide and driver should be a reason to do so). Maram from back office was very helpful with service around the tour.

As a solo female traveler to Egypt for the first time, this experience with our guide was a blessing. Our guide made me and my co-traveler see the best spots, get the best pictures and buy the best things. Their pick and drop service is also very helpful when you don't know your way around. Highly recommended!

Esraa was my tour guide. She was amazing!! Very knowledgeable and explained everything well. :-)