Great Pyramids Of Giza & The National Museum Of Egyptian Civilization 7 hours

  • Covid-19 Safe
  • Private tour
  • Solo friendly
  • Family friendly

Catch the best Cairo full-day tour and visit the Great Pyramids of Giza & the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization. Step back in time in Giza, Egypt, Along with its iconic pyramids, the Great Sphinx, and other historic monuments, the city offers travelers a thriving modern dining and entertainment scene then visit the new brand museum the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, the first museum of civilization (NMEC) in the Arab world, will present a comprehensive view of Egyptian civilization from prehistory to the present day. A museum of a new kind, unknown so far in Egypt and the entire Middle East region, the NMEC's main goal is to “share knowledge”, to connect with the surrounding Egyptian society, and to offer international visitors richer and deeper insight into the meaning of Egyptian culture through the ages. After that visit, the Old Cairo or Coptic Cairo visit the Hanging Church and the shelter of the Holy family in Egypt and end your day with Egyptian cuisine lunch.

At about 8:00 Am your private guide will pick you up with a private vehicle to start your tour to visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world the great Pyramid of Khufu's (Cheops).

Three small pyramids

You will continue to explore the rest of Giza plateau including the sight of Khafre's (Kafren) pyramid - Khufu's son, the second-largest pyramid on Giza site, the remains of the funeral temple, the pyramid of Mankawra (Mykerinus) and 3 small pyramids. Then proceed to visit the Great Sphinx, the head of a pharaoh with a lion's body which dates from the time of Chephren the tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple, which belongs to the pyramids of Chefren.

This temple served two functions: First, it was used for the purification of the mummy of the king before its burial. Second, it was used for making the Mummification process of the king. After visiting the pyramids, you will then continue across the plateau for a photo opportunity of the three pyramids rising from the sands.

Then move to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) is in Fustat, the first Egyptian capital after the Arab Islamic conquest, so it was a logical choice for the museum site, as the area is located at the crossroads of Egyptian history, and it includes many Coptic churches and monasteries, the Coptic Museum, the Ibn Ezra Temple, and the first mosque in Egypt, the Amr Ibn Al-Aas Mosque.

The Citadel of Saladin can also be seen from the museum's outdoor spaces, designed to emphasize the unique location overlooking Lake Ain El-Sira, the last natural lake in Cairo.

The museum partially opened in 2017, and will display a collection of 50.000 artifacts, presenting Egyptian Civilization from prehistoric times to the present day. The permanent collection is divided into two separate regions, one chronological the other thematic. the chronological area will be the following archaic: Archaic, pharaonic, Greco-Roman, Coptic, medieval, Islamic, modern, and contemporary. The thematic areas will be the following: Down of civilization, the Nile, writing, state and society, material culture, Beliefs and thinking and the gallery of royal mummies.

After your visit to the museum of civilization have your lunch at a local restaurant then end your tour by visiting the Old Cairo visit fascinated built the wonders such as the Hanging Church that was built in the 3rd and beginning of the 4th century. also, in the Basilica style.

After this day back to your hotel in Cairo.

What's included

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Inclusions

  • Private Egyptologist guide
  • Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites
  • Lunch at Local Restaurant
  • All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Pick up services from your hotel & return
  • Bottled water during your trip

Exclusions

  • Tipping for guide & driver
  • Any Extra not mentioned

Details

Available in

English, French, German, Spanish, Italian


Available for

Infants, Children, Students, Adults, Seniors



Departure & Return

Start city: Cairo , Egypt

Pick up times available: 8:00

Pick up location: Hotel in Cairo

Ends at: Hotel in Cairo

Nearest airport: Cairo International Airport (CAI)



Eco Features:

  • Education & exploration
    Education & exploration
    The product is educational rather than entertainment focused - it respects and gives insight into local traditions and/or environment
  • Licensed tour guide

Cancellation policy

0% cancellation fee - 7 days or more before the travel date
50% cancellation fee - between 3-6 days before the travel date
100% cancellation fee - between 0-2 days before the travel date

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from $125 per person