Giza Full Day Tour

This memorable 8-hour tour offers an unforgettable journey through ancient history at some of Egypt’s most notable destinations. Guests will visit the iconic Giza pyramids and Sphinx, marveling at the architectural wonders. The tour also explores the Step Pyramid complex at Saqqara, giving insight into pyramid construction. Additional highlights include the pyramids of Khafre and Menkaure before traveling to Memphis to discover ruins of this once great capital. An invaluable experience for those seeking to uncover Egypt’s rich past.

Availability

Daily

Pickup

Cairo Airport / Any Hotel in Cairo

Giza Full Day Tour Itinerary

Spend time marveling at the architectural marvel that is the Great Pyramid, standing at an impressive height of 480 feet. Built over 4,500 years ago, this massive monument has withstood the test of time. Admire its precise alignment and the unprecedented engineering knowledge of the ancient Egyptians who constructed it using only basic tools. Its scale is truly awe-inspiring, a testament to the skill of its builders.

Explore the vast Giza plateau and encounter the enigmatic Sphinx, with the body of a powerful lion and the head of a wise man. This symbol of strength and celestial observation has endured centuries of weathering yet still captivates all who gaze upon its features. Speculate on its true purpose and ponder the tales it could tell of eras long past. Its limestone carving is a masterpiece of Ancient Egyptian art.

Stand in the shadow of the second largest pyramid at Giza, built by Pharaoh Khafre. Take in its remaining limestone casing that would have once shone brilliantly in sunlight. Venture inside its chambers to gain insight into the funeral rituals and beliefs that were so important to the Ancient Egyptians. Its strategic placement next to the Great Pyramid gives it unique significance in history.

Though modest in size compared to its neighbors, the Pyramid of Menkaure fascinates with its distinct design that includes unusual granite cladding and complex internal structures. Built for Pharaoh Menkaure, it provides a window into the technical innovations of its time. Its historical importance adds deeper layers of mystique as you explore this architectural gem.

Travel to the ancient burial ground of Saqqara to discover humanity's earliest stone pyramid, an impressive feat of engineering for its time. Immerse yourself in the intricate design of the Step Pyramid, constructed under the reign of Pharaoh Djoser and demonstrating clear advances over previous pyramid structures. Wander the corridors and chambers with a sense of discovering an evolution in both funerary monuments and the ideas of those who crafted them.

Visit the sprawling ruins that remain of once-great Memphis, a political and cultural hub during Egypt's Old Kingdom. Marvel at its lost wonders like a colossal statue of famous Pharaoh Ramses II depicting his might. Absorb a sense of what daily life was like in this thriving city capital, the beating heart of Ancient Egyptian civilization for nearly 1,500 years.

By the end of this fascinating tour through millennia of history, guests will have experienced the majestic scale of the iconic Giza pyramids and been in awe of the ancient engineering feats required to construct such wonders. They will have glimpsed into the cultural heritage of Memphis, the mighty city-state that ruled Ancient Egypt, and marveled at the incredible sights along the evolution of tomb and temple design represented by Saqqara's treasures. From forceful guardians like the Great Sphinx to each pyramid's individual mysteries, this tour offers profound insights. Travelers will leave with a deeper appreciation for the legacy of monuments that have defined Egypt across dynasties and fascinated the world.

WHAT’S INCLUDED​

  • Sedan air-conditioned new model car.
  • English-speaking Egyptologist (other languages available for an extra charge).
  • 1 bottle of water per adult.
  • All taxes and fees

NOT INCLUDED​

  • Visa to Egypt.
  • Entrance fees to the main sites.
  • Food.
  • Tipping.
  • Any of the optional tours if required.
  • Anything that’s not mentioned in the itinerary.

Highlights

PRICE LIST

  • Single $90
  • 2 Persons $50 Each
  • 3 Persons $40 Each
  • 4 Persons $35 Each
  • 5 Persons $30 Each
  • 6 Persons $30 Each
  • MORE THAN 6 PERSONS $30 Each
  • Prices may differ on holidays.

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Jaqueline C
Jaqueline C
2024-04-28
Verified
La mejor agencia de viajes de Egipto ¡Servicio de 10! Una agencia que te hace pasar un agradable momento en toda tu estancia. Muy responsables, puntuales y ordenados. Excelentes anfitriones. Saben a donde llevarte, qué lugares vale la pena invertir más tiempo y cuales otros no tanto. Te llevan a lugares de comida excelente 🫶🏻 en general una muy buena experiencia
jadergiraldo
jadergiraldo
2024-04-21
Verified
Excellent experience Excellent experience, the agency was very organized and had very good guides, highly recommended to feel safer and learn much of the history of this country.
Carolina B
Carolina B
2024-03-29
Verified
Amazing trip with family Tour wss well coordinated, Omar was very helpful, always responding our messaged on time, always available.. quality wss very godd, our guided and driver were amazing
Catalina M
Catalina M
2024-03-17
Verified
EXCELLENT ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!!! It's a shame that it can only be given 5 stars, because I would like to give it 20 stars for the excellent service they offered me. I wholeheartedly recommend Travel Joy Egypt, from the first message their kindness and willingness to help me has been their personal trademark. I am a woman and I traveled alone to Cairo for 5 days, and I have never felt so well cared for and safe, this thanks to this tourism company that cared from the first moment to make me feel comfortable, they always knew how to adapt to my needs. Omar is an excellent advisor, very kind, patient, quick to respond and has been a key player in coordinating all the details of my trip. Hesham, my assigned Spanish guide, 10/10, he is an EXCELLENT guide, his level of Spanish is too good, he is very patient too, and he is also very intelligent with everything related to Egyptian culture, he always had an answer to all my questions . The driver of the vehicle was very friendly and spoke English. The car is always clean, with air conditioning and with window protectors for the sun. They always arrived on time and invited me to eat Egyptian snacks, I really appreciated this! I am not a person who repeats the same destination but I am sure that Egypt will be an exception, I want to return with my family and without a doubt we will take the same service with Travel Joy Egypt. Thanks for everything !!! Andrea
Francisco C
Francisco C
2024-02-26
Verified
A dream come true It was a dream stay, we visited Cairo, Aswan, Luxor and Hurghada. We had a great time, the guides 10 out of 10. The guys are very attentive, responsible, cordial and very punctual. I recommend this trip with them. Chilean friends, they have very good Guides in Spanish…
Culture609367
Culture609367
2024-02-24
Verified
Perfect trip Our entire stay in Egypt was amazing thanks to Travel Joy. They made sure my mom and I had the best 12 days touring Cairo, Aswan, Luxor and Hurghada. Kero and Emily were always making sure that everything went well and that the trip coordination was excellent! They also helped us with all the reservations and with every favor we asked for during our stay. We couldn't be happier to have had Mito and Mohamed as our guides. They speak excellent Spanish and answered all of our questions about the temples. We will definitely return to Egypt and choose Travel Joy as our host again. We leave very happy and feeling as if we had been with friends these days.
Marizul
Marizul
2024-02-22
Verified
Cairo in 2 days Amazing service since the first message. Omar is a great guy who will be available to answer any questions any time. Our guide Mito with a perfect Spanish was the perfect guide for our trip. He care about us, specifically my son. We still have one more day but I can absolutely recommend this service.
Boris B
Boris B
2024-02-22
Verified
Memorable multi-city tour of Egypt Our group of 13 had a memorable multi-city tour of Egypt thanks to Travel Joy and guide Mostafa. Over 6 months of planning ensured smooth sailing from start to finish. Comfortable transit aboard a spacious Toyota Coaster added enjoyment between destinations. We were delighted by most aspects of the 3-night deluxe Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor, taking in iconic sights along the river. A road trip to Abu Simbel and Alexandria broadened cultural horizons outside Cairo as well. Our dedicated guide Mostafa and his cheerful team, including Omar and Kiro, anticipated every need with excellent hospitality. Relying on their local expertise enhanced appreciation for Egypt's rich history. While optional excursions hold value exploring off-itinerary, do thorough research beforehand. Knowing typical pricing prevents potential mismatches in expectations. When time permits, leisurely browsing artisan workshops and perfumeries can also prove rewarding after confirmed interest and minor negotiation. Overall, Travel Joy Egypt delivered wonderful memories through meticulous coordination. I'm grateful for their passion in sharing this magnificent land and cultures with visitors from around the world.
Raúl M
Raúl M
2024-01-11
Verified
The best experience Excellent service, excellent staff, very trained, 100% recommended. Everything was carried out as planned, on time and without setbacks.
Gandi Raúl M
Gandi Raúl M
2024-01-11
Verified
The best experience The entire service was excellent, we felt very well taken care of, very punctual and above all very attentive, the guides and transportation were top quality. We are very happy and they certainly come highly recommended.

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Jaqueline C
Jaqueline C
2024-04-28
Verified
La mejor agencia de viajes de Egipto ¡Servicio de 10! Una agencia que te hace pasar un agradable momento en toda tu estancia. Muy responsables, puntuales y ordenados. Excelentes anfitriones. Saben a donde llevarte, qué lugares vale la pena invertir más tiempo y cuales otros no tanto. Te llevan a lugares de comida excelente 🫶🏻 en general una muy buena experiencia
jadergiraldo
jadergiraldo
2024-04-21
Verified
Excellent experience Excellent experience, the agency was very organized and had very good guides, highly recommended to feel safer and learn much of the history of this country.
Carolina B
Carolina B
2024-03-29
Verified
Amazing trip with family Tour wss well coordinated, Omar was very helpful, always responding our messaged on time, always available.. quality wss very godd, our guided and driver were amazing
Catalina M
Catalina M
2024-03-17
Verified
EXCELLENT ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!!! It's a shame that it can only be given 5 stars, because I would like to give it 20 stars for the excellent service they offered me. I wholeheartedly recommend Travel Joy Egypt, from the first message their kindness and willingness to help me has been their personal trademark. I am a woman and I traveled alone to Cairo for 5 days, and I have never felt so well cared for and safe, this thanks to this tourism company that cared from the first moment to make me feel comfortable, they always knew how to adapt to my needs. Omar is an excellent advisor, very kind, patient, quick to respond and has been a key player in coordinating all the details of my trip. Hesham, my assigned Spanish guide, 10/10, he is an EXCELLENT guide, his level of Spanish is too good, he is very patient too, and he is also very intelligent with everything related to Egyptian culture, he always had an answer to all my questions . The driver of the vehicle was very friendly and spoke English. The car is always clean, with air conditioning and with window protectors for the sun. They always arrived on time and invited me to eat Egyptian snacks, I really appreciated this! I am not a person who repeats the same destination but I am sure that Egypt will be an exception, I want to return with my family and without a doubt we will take the same service with Travel Joy Egypt. Thanks for everything !!! Andrea
Francisco C
Francisco C
2024-02-26
Verified
A dream come true It was a dream stay, we visited Cairo, Aswan, Luxor and Hurghada. We had a great time, the guides 10 out of 10. The guys are very attentive, responsible, cordial and very punctual. I recommend this trip with them. Chilean friends, they have very good Guides in Spanish…
Culture609367
Culture609367
2024-02-24
Verified
Perfect trip Our entire stay in Egypt was amazing thanks to Travel Joy. They made sure my mom and I had the best 12 days touring Cairo, Aswan, Luxor and Hurghada. Kero and Emily were always making sure that everything went well and that the trip coordination was excellent! They also helped us with all the reservations and with every favor we asked for during our stay. We couldn't be happier to have had Mito and Mohamed as our guides. They speak excellent Spanish and answered all of our questions about the temples. We will definitely return to Egypt and choose Travel Joy as our host again. We leave very happy and feeling as if we had been with friends these days.
Marizul
Marizul
2024-02-22
Verified
Cairo in 2 days Amazing service since the first message. Omar is a great guy who will be available to answer any questions any time. Our guide Mito with a perfect Spanish was the perfect guide for our trip. He care about us, specifically my son. We still have one more day but I can absolutely recommend this service.
Boris B
Boris B
2024-02-22
Verified
Memorable multi-city tour of Egypt Our group of 13 had a memorable multi-city tour of Egypt thanks to Travel Joy and guide Mostafa. Over 6 months of planning ensured smooth sailing from start to finish. Comfortable transit aboard a spacious Toyota Coaster added enjoyment between destinations. We were delighted by most aspects of the 3-night deluxe Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor, taking in iconic sights along the river. A road trip to Abu Simbel and Alexandria broadened cultural horizons outside Cairo as well. Our dedicated guide Mostafa and his cheerful team, including Omar and Kiro, anticipated every need with excellent hospitality. Relying on their local expertise enhanced appreciation for Egypt's rich history. While optional excursions hold value exploring off-itinerary, do thorough research beforehand. Knowing typical pricing prevents potential mismatches in expectations. When time permits, leisurely browsing artisan workshops and perfumeries can also prove rewarding after confirmed interest and minor negotiation. Overall, Travel Joy Egypt delivered wonderful memories through meticulous coordination. I'm grateful for their passion in sharing this magnificent land and cultures with visitors from around the world.
Raúl M
Raúl M
2024-01-11
Verified
The best experience Excellent service, excellent staff, very trained, 100% recommended. Everything was carried out as planned, on time and without setbacks.
Gandi Raúl M
Gandi Raúl M
2024-01-11
Verified
The best experience The entire service was excellent, we felt very well taken care of, very punctual and above all very attentive, the guides and transportation were top quality. We are very happy and they certainly come highly recommended.

More About

Giza Full Day Tour

Exploring Giza’s Enduring Wonders
Visitors to Giza will be in utter awe at the scale of what they encounter. The Great Pyramid, standing nearly 500 feet tall, was the tallest structure in the world for over 3,800 years. Its massive limestone blocks were precisely cut and aligned with the cardinal directions, a testament to ancient engineering skill. As you walk among its base, wonder at how our predecessors built such architectural feats using only basic tools. The pyramids were intended as eternal resting places for pharaohs like Khufu, yet their legacies have been immortalized.

The Sphinx: A Symbol with Mysteries to Unravel
Measuring over 60 meters long and 20 meters tall, the Great Sphinx is an eternal presence guarding the plateau. This hybrid of a lion’s body and pharaoh’s head is surely one of Egypt’s iconic landmarks. Cast from a single block of limestone, its features have endured elements for millennia yet secrets remain obscured by time. Ponder the theory that this celestial guardian may also have been designed to track the sun’s path with its gaze. Speculate on the deeper mysteries this enigmatic creature was designed to protect or represent. Standing in its awesome shadow sparks imagination on the beliefs that inspired such symbolism.

Pyramids that Offer Architectural Insights
Learn about the Pyramid of Khafre’s unique positioning and original polished limestone casing that gave it refined sparkle. Its chambers allow a glimpse into funeral processes performed within. Nearby, the Pyramid of Menkaure features a novel granite exterior and inner complex that tell of advancing innovations. These structures reveal how each pharaoh’s legacy was immortalized through pyramids that pushed boundaries, whether in scale, materials or design subtleties. Examining their structural details offers understanding into the evolution of pyramid construction and skills refined across each new reign.

Saqqara: Cradle of pyramid architecture
Travel to Saqqara and you will be walking on hallowed ground – it holds the title as home to the world’s oldest standing stone structure. Imhotep’s Step Pyramid for Djoser heralded new developments, its stepped form pioneering strategies adopted in later “true” pyramids. Wander its crumbling corridors lined with ornate carvings and sense the intrigue of discoveries still being made here that augment our knowledge. It was a veritable city of the dead and the living where dynasties were born, revealing foundations of religious doctrine. Saqqara sheds light on mankind’s initial experimentations and leaps in funerary architecture.

Memphis’ Former Glory Retold
A visit to the ruins of ancient Memphis is a walk through a buried past. Though the sprawling city-state is now vanished, traces of its over 1,500 year reign echo in surviving attractions like a colossal Ramses II statue. Imagine the grand temples, palaces and bustling streets that once filled this thriving center of politics and trade. Absorb the history of those who lived, worked and were laid to rest among such splendors. Memphis’ rise demonstrated Egypt’s powers, and its ruins are a poignant reminder of the ephemerality of even mighty empires against the tides of time.

Departing with Fresh Perspectives
By day’s end, journeying through these storied destinations will foster a profound appreciation for ancient ingenuity and cultural heritage. Observing craftsmanship that has endured millennia fosters admiration and curiosity. Glimpsing the evolution of royal afterlife beliefs etched in each site’s design offers thought-provoking insights. Perhaps most powerful of all are contemplations sparked by symbols whose purposes are still not fully understood, like the timeless Sphinx. All combined, interactions with this living museum of history nurture a newfound respect for those who shaped the foundations of our world. Memories will linger of mysteries uncovered in Egypt’s sands.

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