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Giza Pyramids Tour

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Key facts

Where: Cairo , Egypt Duration: 4 hours

Highlights

  • Chance to take a closer look at the world famous pyramids of Giza
  • Appreciate the majesty of one of the tallest buildings in the world
  • The Giza Pyramids are one of the world's most iconic sites and a must-do in Cairo
  • Hotel pick up and drop off and round trip transport are included

Overview

Take a trip to the magnificent Giza pyramids situated on the west bank of the Nile, facing Cairo. On top of the Giza plateau are three pyramids erected by Cheops, Chepren and Mycerinus, guarded by the mysterious Egyptian Sphinx, which has the body of a lion and a human head. A trip to the pyramids of Giza will reveal some interesting facts about the history and culture of ancient Egypt.

It took almost 10 years to just build the ramp connecting the Nile Valley floor with the ancient Egyptian pyramids and around 20 years to construct these mammoth structures. Marvel at King Khufu’s pyramid that has over two million blocks of stone.

Itinerary

You will be picked up from your hotel in Cairo in an air-conditioned coach. Accompanied by a guide, you will be taken on a trip to the pyramids of Giza that lies on the west bank of the Nile facing Cairo. On top of Giza plateau rise the three pyramids erected by Cheops, Chepren and Mycerinus, guarded by the mysterious Sphinx which is a mythical statue with the body of a lion and a human head.

Five thousand years ago, Giza became the royal burial place for Memphis, the Pharaoh’s capital city. Giza’a three pyramids and the Sphinx were constructed in the 4th dynasty of Egypt’s Old Kingdom. About 2,500 BC, King Khufu, the second pharaoh of the fourth dynasty, commissioned the building of his tomb at Giza. On an average, over 2 million blocks of stone was used to build Khufu’s pyramid, and the heaviest blocks were used as the ceiling of Khufu’s burial chamber. Khufu’s son was the next in the royal line who commissioned the building of his own pyramid complex which includes the Sphinx. Each pyramid has a mortuary temple and a valley temple linked by long causeways that were rooted and walled.

After marvelling at the pyramids of Giza, you will be dropped back to your hotel in Cairo.

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Reviews

This is what you go to Cairo for & yes it was brilliant, however, the only thing which we did not like was that after the pyramids visit we were taken to some random perfume... Mr Michael Trebble

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

4 hours

Start time

Start time: 1300h (1:00pm)
Duration: 4 hours

Meeting point

Your hotel in Cairo (Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

Ending point

Tour returns to the original departure point

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Inclusions

  • Hotel pick up and drop off in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
  • English, French, Italian & German speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to the archaeological site

Exclusions

  • Refreshments

Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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