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Memphis and Saqqara Sightseeing - Tour from Cairo

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Key Highlights

  • See the oldest pyramid of the world at Saqqara
  • The open air museum of Memphis is a must-visit for history lovers
  • Visit the ancient city of Memphis and the Saqqara Burial Ground
  • All entrance fees are included
  • Hotel pick up and drop off and round trip transportation are included
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    4 hours

    Start time

    8:00am

    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

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Explore ancient Egypt with a tour of the historical city of Memphis, which was the capital city of ancient Egypt. Under excavation for over 200 years, Memphis is a visitor’s delight – see the huge fallen statue of Egyptian King Ramesses II, and the open air museum around it.

    Take a trip to Saqqara, originally a huge cemetery for the inhabitants of Memphis and home to the popular Step pyramid of Saqqara (the oldest pyramid in the world, and the oldest stone building) built by King Zoser. This tour, in the middle of the desert, will show you some of the wonderfully preserved buildings and artefacts from ancient Egypt.

    Itinerary

    In the morning, you will be picked up in an air-conditioned vehicle from your hotel in Cairo. Accompanied by a guide, you will be taken to the ancient capital city of Memphis located about 24 kilometres south of Cairo. Though little remains of this pharaonic city, the open air museum here is worth a visit. See the huge fallen image of Ramesses II at the museum. Founded around 3,100 BC, Memphis is the legendary city of Menes, the king who united Upper and Lower Egypt.

    After exploring the historical city of Memphis, continue to Saqqara, the most ancient burial ground in Egypt. It is situated on a desert plateau crowned by Zoser step pyramid and its funerary complex including temples and tombs. It is the most ancient stone building in the world. Take a trip to the pyramid of Unas, the Serapeum and Mastabas, also known as the tombs of Nobles. The most famous of which is the tomb of Ptah Hotep, the tomb of Kagemni and the tomb of Mereruka.

    After visiting Saqqara, you will be dropped back to your hotel in Cairo.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    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 sites

    Exclusions

    • Lunch
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

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

    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.
  • Reviews
    • Interesting.

      A good trip which combined the museum and stepped pyramid....

      Mr Michael Trebble