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Memphis, Egypt

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Cairo: Pyramids, Sakkara & Memphis Private Tour with Lunch

1. Cairo: Pyramids, Sakkara & Memphis Private Tour with Lunch

Embark on a full-day tour to the Giza Pyramids, the Sphinx, Memphis, and Sakkara from Cairo. Learn about the treasures of the ancient world with your guide and enjoy a delicious lunch. Start your tour by visiting the Great Pyramids - Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinos. The highlight of this section is getting close up to the Sphinx - the legendary guardian with a lion’s body and the head of King Chephren. Admire the impressive statue and get your photo taken beside it. You will then visit Sakkara, a 27 km journey away from Cairo. The highlight of this section is the Step Pyramid. Built for King Zoser, it is considered an important part of the process of the pyramid evolution. Finally, you'll head over to Memphis. Not the home of Elvis, of course, but the ancient capital of Egypt!

From Cairo: Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Saqqara & Memphis Tour

2. From Cairo: Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Saqqara & Memphis Tour

Embark on a tour of Giza from Cairo or Giza in an air-conditioned vehicle. Enjoy commentary from your guide as you visit ancient wonders, including the Great Sphinx, the Giza Pyramids, and Valley Temple followed by lunch and some shopping. Be picked up from your hotel in Cairo or Giza. Visit the Step Pyramid of Zoser, Egypt's oldest existing colossal stone building (2630 BC) built for King Djoser. Next visit Memphis, the first capital after Upper and Lower Egypt's unification in 3100 BC, and witness the Colossal Statue of Ramesses II. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and visit the pyramids of Cheops, Chefren, and Mykerinus. Next, see the Great Sphinx, a limestone statue of the mythical creature with a Pharoah's head and lion's body. Explore the Valley Temple, a funerary complex with a mortuary temple and the Pyramids of Chefren.  There will be free shopping time to enjoy the experience on your own, discussing the price directly with the vendors. After, return to your accommodation in Cairo or Giza.

From Cairo or Giza: Sakkara, Memphis, and Pyramids Day Trip

3. From Cairo or Giza: Sakkara, Memphis, and Pyramids Day Trip

Explore the monuments from the 3rd-6th dynasties with this transfer from Cairo or Giza to the Sakkara area, Egypt's oldest capital of Memphis, and the Giza Pyramid complex. Ride in a private vehicle with bottled water. Enjoy the convenience of pickup from your accommodations in Cairo or Giza. Relax in an air-conditioned car as you make your way to the Sakkara area. Stop in Sakkara where you can purchase entrance to the Necropolis and see the Mastaba-styled tombs. Visit the step Pyramid of Djoser and see pyramids from the 3rd, the 5th, and the 6th dynasties. Take a walk in the desert before heading to Memphis. Purchase tickets to see the remaining monuments, including an alabaster Sphinx, a colossal statue of Ramses II, and the statue of the local God Ptah. Travel to the Giza Pyramid complex and see the 4th dynasty pyramids of Cheops, Khaphren, and Mychreanos. Admire the great Sphinx statue and take the opportunity to enjoy an optional camel ride before heading back to your accommodations in Cairo or Giza.

Cairo: Giza Pyramids, Memphis, and Sakkara Day Trip

4. Cairo: Giza Pyramids, Memphis, and Sakkara Day Trip

Your tour will begin as you are collected from your Cairo accommodation. From the moment your tour starts, your guide will provide you with full attention. Once in the car, your guide will talk to you about all the things on the way, as well as other aspects of your tour that will interest you. You will begin your tour traveling to the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus, before later proceeding to visit the Great Sphinx, which dates back to the time of Chephren. You will then visit the Valley Temple of the Pyramids, whilst also enjoying many outstanding photo stops. You will move on to visit the Step Pyramid of Zoser in Sakkara, home of Egypt’s oldest pyramid which was built in the third dynasty for King Djoser. Finally you will proceed to Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt where you can observe the great Statue of Ramses II and the alabaster Sphinx of Memphis. At the conclusion of your tour, you will travel in comfort back to your hotel.

From Alexandria: Overnight Tour to Cairo & Pyramids of Giza

5. From Alexandria: Overnight Tour to Cairo & Pyramids of Giza

Start your tour from Alexandria by first visiting Sakkara, which is a part of the Necropolis of Memphis, the Ancient Egyptian capital. See the imposing stepped Pyramid of Djoser, which serves as the central point of interest at the site. Travel next to the Giza Pyramid Complex, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Enjoy a panoramic view of the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinus. Visit The Great Sphinx, the Valley Temple, and enjoy many outstanding photo opportunities as you learn more about the history of this fascinating site. Travel to the city of Cairo for an overnight stay. After breakfast at your accommodation on the second day, head to the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Cairo. See a vast array of Ancient Egyptian artifacts and treasures, including some associated with King Tutankhamen. Make a panoramic photo stop in Cairo and take in the views of the River Nile. Continue with a visit to the Citadel of Saladin and the Mohammed Ali Alabaster Mosque to learn more about the development of the city after the Ancient Egyptian period. Finally, return to Alexandria in the late evening.

From Hurghada: 2-Day Trip to Cairo by Plane

6. From Hurghada: 2-Day Trip to Cairo by Plane

Day 1: Get picked up from your hotel in the early morning and transfer to Hurghada Airport for your flight to Cairo. Reach Cairo by 7 AM, where your tour guide will be waiting for you outside of the terminal. Begin your full-day tour with a visit to the Great Pyramids of Giza, Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinos. Then, explore the Valley Temple, the location where priests mummified the body of King Chephren. Get a close-up look at the famous Sphinx, the legendary guardian with the head of a king and the body of a lion. Next, continue to Sakkara, located only 16 miles southwest from Cairo. Visit the Step Pyramid, built for King Zoser and an important aspect of the pyramids’ evolution. Then, head over to Memphis City, the ancient capital of Egypt and home to the colossal statue of Ramses II and the great Alabaster Sphinx. This city dates back to 3100 BC. After this, stop for lunch in a local restaurant based on full meal for each person but beverages is not included. End the first day with a transfer to your hotel for check-in and an overnight stay in Cairo. Day 2: Check out of the hotel at 8 AM and collect your luggage, to be stored in the car. Begin the day with a visit to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, displaying the world’s largest collection of precious Egyptian art. Marvel at the rare collection of over 250,000 genuine artifacts that date back as far as 5,000 years. Continue to the Citadel, where you will visit the Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali Pasha before proceeding to Khan El Khalili Bazaar. The numerous shops in this district are known for trading fine brass war, copper, perfumes, leather, silver, gold, and much more. After this, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant (beverages are not included). At the end of day 2, transfer back to Cairo Airport for your return flight to Hurghada.

Cairo: 2-Day Giza Pyramids, Saqqara and Memphis Museum Tour

7. Cairo: 2-Day Giza Pyramids, Saqqara and Memphis Museum Tour

Day 1Your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo in an air-conditioned car. After a short drive to the Pyramids of Giza, the guide will get your entrance tickets to the Pyramids area. Your qualified tour guide will provide a fascinating introduction to each of the three pyramids. You'll have free time to enter one of the pyramids at an additional cost, as your guide is not permitted to enter with you. Continue across the plateau for a photo opportunity of the three pyramids and the Sphinx. After a short drive through Cairo's active streets, arrive at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, the oldest archaeological museum in the Middle East. The Egyptian Museum houses over 150,000 artifacts, and has the largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities in the world. If you want, you can also visit the Mummification Museum by purchasing extra tickets. After that, it's time to return to your hotel. Day 2 Meet your guide again in your Cairo hotel and start heading over to Saqqara, in the desert area located 14 kilometers south of Cairo. Close to the ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis, Saqqara served as the main burial site for much of Egypt's history. After your visit, it's time to go to the Memphis Museum, located a few miles south of modern Cairo, in the Old Kingdom capital city of Memphis.

From Sharm: 2-Day Guided Tour of Cairo with Flights

8. From Sharm: 2-Day Guided Tour of Cairo with Flights

Day 1: You'll be picked up from your hotel in Sharm and transferred to Sharm El-Sheikh Airport in time for your flight to Cairo. Upon arrival in Cairo, you'll be met and will start your sightseeing tour to visit Memphis City, the oldest capital in ancient Egypt. Next, visit the Saqqara Step Pyramid, followed by lunch at a local restaurant. Then, proceed to visit the three famous pyramids of Gaza: King Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus. After taking photos of the pyramid from a viewpoint, continue your tour by visiting the Sphinx and the Valley Temple, before arriving at your hotel in Cairo.  Day 2: After breakfast at your hotel, start your day by visiting the Egyptian Museum, which includes the treasures of  Tutankamoun treasures. If you like, you can choose to add on a visit to the Mummy room. Afterwards, proceed to visit the Citadel of Salah El Din, then the Alabaster Mosque before stopping for lunch in a local restaurant.  Finally, explore the Khan El-Khalili Market, before being transferred to Cairo's domestic airport for your flight back to Sharm. Upon arrival back at Sharm airport, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Memphis, Egypt

Overall rating

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based on 958 reviews

Our tour was very nice. Kholud is a very well prepared tour guide and her Spanish is almost perfect. He knows very well the topics he talks about and takes his time to answer your questions. On the other hand I guess we didn't have much contact with our driver Ramy due to the language, but he was very polite and efficient. With the program everything worked perfectly, we saw everything we needed to see. The included restaurant food was delicious, we loved the Buffet they offered. The car was clean and always with the air conditioning on, ready to greet us after each stop. The only "but" we had was the insistence of taking us to see other places like the Papyrus Museum, which is outside the program (we didn't know if it had an additional cost). It was kind of awkward having to decline the offer more than 2 times. Outside of that, the tour operator and their guides are recommended. Thanks for your attention!!

Fantastic and interesting day! Mohsen our guide was very friendly and easy to ask questions about Egyptian life in the present and in the past. He helped capture some amazing photos of us both which was above and beyond what I would ever expect from a guide! Very knowledgeable in his guide and for any questions we asked. Lots of stops but never felt rushed. Mohamed was a brilliant driver, we felt very safe and he tried to keep us as cool as possible in the 40-48°C heat by keeping the car parked in the shade whilst we were in doing our tours. Lunch was lovely and we could choose our time.

I was alone on a business trip and took the opportunity to see the pyramids over the weekend. The tour was very comprehensive and informative. Mustafa was a very good guide. We were out all day and it was a lot of fun.

A great and often surprising experience, especially the visit to the interior of the Great Pyramid.

The three of us were very happy with the trip. We can only recommend it. Really great