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Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, Cairo, Egypt

Cairo and Giza Discovery Travel Package

A Pyramids Weekend Custom Travel Package.

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4 Days
From $1,199 pp

Pyramids and
Old Cairo

Osiris Tours Advantages

  • Enjoy a luxury tour package with a private Egyptologist guide, driver, and traditional Egyptian cuisine. Your private tour is custom just for you. We will work with your needs and schedule to see the best places in Egypt.
  • Avoid the crowds with your own private guide & private vehicle during your tour around the Great Pyramids, Memphis, Saqqara, and the Solar Boat.
  • Spend a private evening dining at a traditional Egyptian restaurant and a private tour around old Cairo.
  • Plan a weekend tour with all the “must-see” sights in Cairo while staying in a comfortable and luxurious hotel, Le Meridien Pyramids in Giza.

Tour Overview

Even if you only have a few days to spend in Egypt, this 4-day customized travel package to Cairo, and pyramids will take you to the best places to visit in Egypt.

Pyramid lovers will enjoy exploring the Egyptian highlights on a private guided tour, discovering Giza’s Great Pyramids. Your trained and experienced Egyptologist will take you through the Step Pyramid of Djoser, Saqqara monuments, ancient Memphis, the Solar Boat, Chephren Pyramid, and the famous Sphinx. The Pyramids weekend is one of the best ways to experience the mysteries of Egypt. We customize each tour; therefore, don’t hesitate to ask for your personal requests.

After getting up close and personal with the Pyramids, travel with your private guide to the desert on horse or camel to witness the amazing panoramic views of the Great Pyramids at sunset.

The Pyramids of Egypt tour package also introduces you to one of the world’s great megacities, Cairo. Cairo is a welcoming and vibrant city; it is home to some of the most amazing Pharaonic, Coptic, and Islamic sites in Egypt. The weather in Cairo is moderate and low in humidity almost year-round.

While in Cairo, get a private guided tour of the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, where you’ll learn about Egypt’s famous King Tut, mummies, and the mummification process. Additionally, you’ll tour the Egyptian Museum in Tahir Square, which covers nearly 5000 years of Egypt’s history.

In Old Cairo, enjoy a private guided tour of El Moez Street to explore the intricate architecture of the fortress of Babylon, El-Fustat, Al Azhar Mosque, and Khan Al Khalili.

This customized Egypt tour includes accommodations at one of the most luxurious hotels by the Giza Pyramids, Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel, a private guide, a private vehicle, a private driver, entrance fees, taxes, and much more!

You can choose this 4-day itinerary or customize your own and create it from scratch based on your own schedule at no additional cost.

With Osiris Tours, your safety is our number one priority, and travel to Egypt is safe. Relax during your trip with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance.

This 4-day experience is perfect to combine with one of our tours to Morocco or Jordan, or if you only have a few days to explore. We pack a lot into this Egypt Travel package for you to get the most out of your short stay. Check the itinerary to learn about the Pyramids weekend tour.

To find out more about this tour or the rest of our other Egypt tour packages, please feel free to contact us at any time.

The Great Sphinx of GizaThe Great Sphinx of Giza
Ancient Egyptian Treasures in Giza and Old CairoAncient Egyptian Treasures in Giza and Old Cairo
Cairo, EgyptCairo, Egypt – Photo by Omar Elsharawy
Cairo, EgyptCairo, Egypt – Photo by Omar Elsharawy
Al Ahram, Giza, EgyptAl Ahram, Giza, Egypt – Photo by Simon Berger

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Cairo

Meet an Osiris tours representative upon your arrival at the Cairo airport. Our representative will help facilitate the Egypt entry visa process for you; the Egypt entry visa is already included. After getting an entry visa, our representative will escort you through customs and immigration. A private vehicle and a private driver will be waiting for you to transfer you up to the Le Meridien hotel.

Accommodation: Le Meridien Pyramids (5*)

View of the Giza Pyramids from Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & SpaView of the Giza Pyramids from Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa

Day 2: Giza

Enjoy this customized guided tour, which explores the Great Pyramids, ancient Memphis, Saqqara, the Solar Boat, Chephren Pyramid, and the famous Sphinx.

You will start with the Great Pyramids, as it is a few minutes away from your hotel. Most Egyptologists believe that the Giza Pyramids were built to be tombs for the ancient Egyptian pharaohs. However, historians still have not found any remains of mummies or any people inside any of the pyramids’ halls or chambers.

In the 9th century AD, they did find a granite sarcophagus inside the Great Pyramid, but it was entirely empty. The private tour includes entry to the Great Pyramid and a private tour to the solar boat.

The customized tour also includes a private tour of the Saqqara monuments.

There, you will visit the highlight of Saqqara, The Step Pyramid of Djoser, which is considered to be the first pyramid built in Egypt. Djoser Step Pyramids were built a full one hundred years before the Great Pyramids’ work even began.

For a structure over 4,600 years old and 200 feet tall, the Step Pyramid of Djoser was the perfect introduction to Egyptian pyramids. They only got better after that, giving us the most amazing architecture in ancient history. This tour includes a private vehicle with a driver, a trained Egyptologist guide with a private vehicle and driver.

After touring the Saqqara and Memphis, a buffet lunch at one of the best local restaurants is provided.

In the afternoon, you will be picked up before sunset from your hotel to travel to the desert around the Great Pyramids for a new adventure. Your private Egyptologist guide will lead you out into the desert on your choice of camel or horse, where you can enjoy watching the sunset with a panoramic view of the Great Pyramids. This is a unique luxury experience to enjoy the best of the Great Pyramids.

After the camel or horse ride, you will enjoy a special evening with Egyptian dinner at a great Bedouin restaurant by the Great Sphinx.

Accommodation: Le Meridien Pyramids (5*)

The Great Pyramids and SphinxThe Great Pyramids and Sphinx
Camel ride at the PyramidsCamel ride at the Pyramids – Photo by José Ignacio Pompé
Hieroglyph, Saqqara, EgypHieroglyph, Saqqara, Egypt – Image by Loretta Rossiter
Djoser's step pyramid at SaqqaraDjoser’s step pyramid at Saqqara – Image by Charles James Sharp

Day 3: Cairo

Discover the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities and its Mummy Room with your private trained Egyptologist guide. The museum holds the collections of the tomb of King Tut, Egypt’s most famous boy King.

No tour to Egypt is complete without a private trip to the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square.

The original collection of the Egyptian museum was established in the late 19th century when the objects were moved in 1891 to Ismail Pasha’s palace in Giza. In 1902 the collections moved to the current building at Tahrir Square, which is the first purpose-built museum edifice in the world.

With your private Egyptologist guide, wander around the Egyptian Museum, which boasts about 107 halls filled with artifacts dating from the prehistoric through the Roman periods. The majority of the collection focused on the pharaonic era. The museum houses approximately 160,000 objects covering 5,000 years of Egypt’s history.

The private tour to the Egyptian museum includes entry to the royal mummies room, which displays eleven royal mummies from the Empire Age that began in the late 17th Dynasty and continued through the 19th Dynasty Kings of this period led the liberation war against the Hyksos.

At the afternoon tour, enjoy a private tour around El Moez Street. El Moez Street is one of the most amazing streets in Old Cairo; it dates back to the Fatimid period. During your private tour, you can take pictures of the intricate architectural treasures such as the Al Azhar Mosque, Bab Zuwila, Al Hussein Mosque, and much more.

A delicious Egyptian dinner at Naguib Mahfouz restaurant and cafe is included after the Old Cairo tour. Nagib Mahfouz is located in the heart of the Khan Khalili bazaar area. A qualified private guide, a private vehicle, and a private driver are provided for the entire tour.

Accommodation: Le Meridien Pyramids (5*)

The Egyptian MuseumThe Egyptian Museum in Cairo
King Tut, Egyptian MuseumGolden mask of King Tut, Egyptian Museum
Al Azhar Mosque, Cairo, EgyptAl Azhar Mosque, Cairo

Day 4: Cairo

Transfer in a private vehicle with an English Speaking driver between your hotel and the Cairo airport is provided.

An Osiris Tours representative will be providing airport assistance as well.

Hotels

Le Meridien Pyramids (5*): Cairo

Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel is beautifully set in its own landscaped gardens with an unrivaled and time-honored location. It is located southwest of Cairo and less than one mile from the Sphinx and the Giza Pyramids. It is a twenty minutes drive from the city center and 45 minutes from Cairo International Airport.

With optimum taste and comfort in mind, the state of the art rooms and suites are generously sized, offering the latest in-room facilities and services. Non-smoking rooms and rooms modified for disabled guests are also available. Recreation and entertainment facilities include a health and fitness center, a heated outdoor pool (seasonal), tanning beds, and live entertainment.

Le Meridien Pyramids HotelLe Meridien Pyramids Hotel

Things you should know before you visit Egypt

Documents

If you are an American or a Canadian, you will need a valid passport for at least 6 months after the day you plan to return from Egypt. You must also provide proof that you intend to return or continue your travels elsewhere. You are responsible for ensuring your passport is current and that your name on your passport matches all other travel documents we will issue. If you find that your name differs between any documents, please let us know right away.

Visas

You will need a visa to travel to and inside Egypt. You can get one when you arrive at Cairo airport. We can include visa fees and proceeds in your itinerary upon request. When you leave Egypt, you must show proof of entry via a stamp on your valid passport. If you don’t provide this stamp, officials may prevent you from leaving Egypt.

Insurance

It is a good idea to have insurance if you need to cancel your trip or any medical need while abroad. Most insurance policies also cover baggage loss/damage or problems completing the trip due to circumstances beyond your control. Get a policy that provides medical coverage to avoid large health care expenses in an emergency. We can help you find the right insurance policy for your trip with us.

Clothing for women

In general, for women traveling to Egypt, anything that is below the knee should be fine. Short sleeves should be fine as well, but nothing too short or too tiny. You do not need to cover your head in Egypt but do dress modestly. Wear pants or long skirts. It is hot in the summertime so that loose-fitting pants will be more comfortable than a pair of skinny jeans. It is also dusty and dirty, so that white clothing will appear soiled far more quickly than other colors’ clothing.

Electricity, Internet and Phone

Egypt’s power grid is set up for 220V AC. Some rural areas only have 110V AC. Sockets are either the “Type C” Europlug or the “Type E” and “Type F” Schuko plug. You’ll need to purchase an adapter for devices from North America. Outlets marked as 110V or “For Shavers Only” won’t work for devices not rated for 110V and may even damage them.
Mobile phone roaming charges are different between carriers, so be sure to check on costs with your phone provider in each area you’ll travel to.
The large cities such as Dahab, Luxor, Cairo, and Alexandria have many Internet cafes where you can pay to use the WiFi or wired network ports. Some small towns like Siwa have at least one Internet cafe. Hotel in-room or lobby WiFi can be expensive, so check the rates before connecting to their services. Osiris Tours will not have control over which hotels have Internet access, but we do have information on which establishments are likely to provide it. We can help you find contact information to get in touch with the properties directly and ask what they make available.
– Time Zone: UTC+2
– Electricity: 220V AC + 110V in certain rural areas
– Telephone: Country code for calling you from outside Egypt is 20
– Calling North America: Dial 00 + 1 and your 10 digit number
– Emergency numbers in Egypt: Police: 122; Tourist Police: 126; Ambulance: 123; Fire: 125

Weather

Egypt is very dry in some places and very wet in others. Be prepared for a hot and dry climate. It can get cold in the northern regions if you happen to visit in the Winter. Most tourists visit during the cooler months from December to February.
February to April and October to November is the best time of the year climate-wise to see the pyramids and Valley of the Kings. It can be very hot and dusty in April because of winds blowing in from the Sahara, so visiting sites can be a bit of a problem during that month.
Updated weather forecasts can be obtained from Weather.com.

Money

We recommend that you bring about $100 US per person for each day’s expenses. Small bills are best to tip waiters, porters, and housekeeping. Tipping is at your discretion based on your satisfaction with the service you receive.
The Egyptian currency is called the “Egyptian Pound” (guinay in Arabic). Notes come in denominations of 5pt, 10pt, 25pt, 50pt, E£1, E£5, E£10, E£20, E£50 and E£100. Coins come in denominations of 10pt, 20pt, 25pt, 50pt, and E£1. Some tour operators and hotels only accept US dollars or Euros.
Get your Egyptian Pound currency from your own bank before leaving or from an Egyptian bank machine. Those methods are cheaper than in the airport currency exchange or in tourist areas. Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted, but your bank card may or may not be valid in-country.

Vaccinations

There are currently no vaccinations required to travel to Egypt.
There have been some occurrences of “Bird Flu” (avian influenza) in Egypt. We recommend that you:
– Avoid going to live animal farms or poultry markets.
– Avoid eating eggs or poultry that have not been fully cooked.
– Wash your hands regularly.
– See a doctor if you feel any flu symptoms coming on while traveling or after you return home.

Medicines

Make a list of all the medicines and medical items you need to bring with you on your trip, plus dosages of prescription drugs, details of prescription glasses and contacts, and any other medical necessities. Put spare eyewear and medications in checked and carry-on bags in case some of your luggage gets lost in transit.
There are non-prescription, over-the-counter medicines available in Egypt, but it is often difficult to get prescription medication or eyewear. Bring water purification devices or iodine tablets in case bottled water is not available. We can advise which locations will have potable vs. non-potable water. We strongly recommend bringing some type of over-the-counter diarrhea medication.
Medical Needs Checklist
– Basic first aid and medicine kit (band-aids, antiseptics, pain meds).
– Pepto-Bismol, Imodium, electrolyte powders for adding to drinking water to solve dehydration problems, and anti-diarrheal medications.
– Anti-itch cream for insect bites and allergies.
– Tablets for motion sickness.
– SPF 30 or higher sunscreen, aloe-vera lotion for sunburn treatment, large-brim hat, lip balm, insect repellent, and sunglasses.
– Hand sanitizer and baby wipes.