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Memphis, Egypt: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Cairo: Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Saqqara & Memphis Tour

1. From Cairo: Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Saqqara & Memphis Tour

Embark on a tour of Giza from Cairo or Giza in an air-conditioned vehicle. Enjoy commentary from your guide as you visit ancient wonders, including the Great Sphinx, the Giza Pyramids, and Valley Temple followed by lunch and some shopping. Be picked up from your hotel in Cairo or Giza. Visit the Step Pyramid of Zoser, Egypt's oldest existing colossal stone building (2630 BC) built for King Djoser. Next visit Memphis, the first capital after Upper and Lower Egypt's unification in 3100 BC, and witness the Colossal Statue of Ramesses II. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and visit the pyramids of Cheops, Chefren, and Mykerinus. Next, see the Great Sphinx, a limestone statue of the mythical creature with a Pharoah's head and lion's body. Explore the Valley Temple, a funerary complex with a mortuary temple and the Pyramids of Chefren.  There will be free shopping time to enjoy the experience on your own, discussing the price directly with the vendors. After, return to your accommodation in Cairo or Giza.

Cairo: Pyramids, Sakkara & Memphis Private Tour with Lunch

2. Cairo: Pyramids, Sakkara & Memphis Private Tour with Lunch

Embark on a full-day tour to the Giza Pyramids, the Sphinx, Memphis, and Sakkara from Cairo. Learn about the treasures of the ancient world with your guide and enjoy a delicious lunch. Start your tour by visiting the Great Pyramids - Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinos. The highlight of this section is getting close up to the Sphinx - the legendary guardian with a lion’s body and the head of King Chephren. Admire the impressive statue and get your photo taken beside it. You will then visit Sakkara, a 27 km journey away from Cairo. The highlight of this section is the Step Pyramid. Built for King Zoser, it is considered an important part of the process of the pyramid evolution. Finally, you'll head over to Memphis. Not the home of Elvis, of course, but the ancient capital of Egypt!

From Cairo or Giza: Sakkara, Memphis & Pyramids Private Tour

3. From Cairo or Giza: Sakkara, Memphis & Pyramids Private Tour

Explore the monuments from the 3rd-6th dynasties with this transfer from Cairo or Giza to the Sakkara area, Egypt's oldest capital of Memphis, and the Giza Pyramid complex. Ride in a private vehicle with bottled water. Enjoy the convenience of pickup from your accommodations in Cairo or Giza. Relax in an air-conditioned car as you make your way to the Sakkara area. Stop in Sakkara where you can purchase entrance to the Necropolis and see the Mastaba-styled tombs. Visit the step Pyramid of Djoser and see pyramids from the 3rd, the 5th, and the 6th dynasties. Take a walk in the desert before heading to Memphis. Purchase tickets to see the remaining monuments, including an alabaster Sphinx, a colossal statue of Ramses II, and the statue of the local God Ptah. Travel to the Giza Pyramid complex and see the 4th dynasty pyramids of Cheops, Khaphren, and Mychreanos. Admire the great Sphinx statue and take the opportunity to enjoy an optional camel ride before heading back to your accommodations in Cairo or Giza.

Cairo: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Saqqara & Memphis Private Tour

4. Cairo: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Saqqara & Memphis Private Tour

Explore the most spectacular of Ancient Egypt near Cairo in one day with an expert official guide and private driver. On our private tour to the Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Saqqara and Memphis you will visit one of the seven wonders of the world and other iconic sites of one of the greatest civilizations that existed on our planet. Your private driver and official guide will pick you up from your hotel or desired location in Cairo. Then you will go to Giza and visit the 3 pyramids and the Sphinx. Then you will visit Saqqara and Memphis. Built more than 4500 years ago, how the 3 pyramids of Giza were built is one of the greatest mysteries of mankind. Together with your private official guide you will learn the history of this wonder of the world. Your expert guide will enlighten you with the history and legends of this wonderful site. If you wish we can arrange entrance tickets inside the pyramids. Afterwards you will have free time for lunch and enjoy the local cuisine. Then you will go to Saqqara and Memphis. Once there you will explore the legendary pyramids of Saqqara, including the famous step pyramid of Zoser. Saqqara is named after the Memphite god of death, Sokar, and is the largest archaeological site in the country. You will then visit Memphis, also known as Inebu-Hedj, the ancient capital of Lower Egypt and the Old Kingdom of Egypt. Memphis and its Necropolis were added to the unesco World Heritage List. At the end of your private tour to the Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Saqqara and Memphis, your driver and guide will take you back to your hotel in Cairo.

Cairo: Giza Pyramids, Memphis, and Sakkara Day Trip

5. Cairo: Giza Pyramids, Memphis, and Sakkara Day Trip

Your tour will begin as you are collected from your Cairo accommodation. From the moment your tour starts, your guide will provide you with full attention. Once in the car, your guide will talk to you about all the things on the way, as well as other aspects of your tour that will interest you. You will begin your tour traveling to the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus, before later proceeding to visit the Great Sphinx, which dates back to the time of Chephren. You will then visit the Valley Temple of the Pyramids, whilst also enjoying many outstanding photo stops. You will move on to visit the Step Pyramid of Zoser in Sakkara, home of Egypt’s oldest pyramid which was built in the third dynasty for King Djoser. Finally you will proceed to Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt where you can observe the great Statue of Ramses II and the alabaster Sphinx of Memphis. At the conclusion of your tour, you will travel in comfort back to your hotel.

Cairo: Pyramids, Memphis, and Sakkara Private Day Tour

6. Cairo: Pyramids, Memphis, and Sakkara Private Day Tour

Start your day trip to the Great Pyramids, Memphis, and Sakkara, with an 08:00 pick-up at your hotel. Your guide will take you to the Giza Plateau where you will see the famous Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus. Next, see the Great Sphinx statue and visit the Valley Temple, which is a part of the same ancient complex. Marvel at the ancient structure as you learn about the burial rites of the Pharaoh kings. The next stop on your day tour is the Step Pyramid of King Djoser, at the fascinating Sakkara archeological site. Built in the 3rd Dynasty (around 2630 B.C.E.), this special pyramid is the world's oldest major stone structure. From the Step Pyramids transfer to Memphis, the former capital city of ancient Egypt during the Old Kingdom. Having once reigned as a cultural center for over 3,000 years, Memphis offers stunning ancient sites and intrigue.

From Alexandria: Overnight Tour to Cairo & Pyramids of Giza

7. From Alexandria: Overnight Tour to Cairo & Pyramids of Giza

Start your tour from Alexandria by first visiting Sakkara, which is a part of the Necropolis of Memphis, the Ancient Egyptian capital. See the imposing stepped Pyramid of Djoser, which serves as the central point of interest at the site. Travel next to the Giza Pyramid Complex, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Enjoy a panoramic view of the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinus. Visit The Great Sphinx, the Valley Temple, and enjoy many outstanding photo opportunities as you learn more about the history of this fascinating site. Travel to the city of Cairo for an overnight stay. After breakfast at your accommodation on the second day, head to the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Cairo. See a vast array of Ancient Egyptian artifacts and treasures, including some associated with King Tutankhamen. Make a panoramic photo stop in Cairo and take in the views of the River Nile. Continue with a visit to the Citadel of Saladin and the Mohammed Ali Alabaster Mosque to learn more about the development of the city after the Ancient Egyptian period. Finally, return to Alexandria in the late evening.

From Hurghada: 2-Day Trip to Cairo by Plane

8. From Hurghada: 2-Day Trip to Cairo by Plane

Day 1: Get picked up from your hotel in the early morning and transfer to Hurghada Airport for your flight to Cairo. Reach Cairo by 7 AM, where your tour guide will be waiting for you outside of the terminal. Begin your full-day tour with a visit to the Great Pyramids of Giza, Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinos. Then, explore the Valley Temple, the location where priests mummified the body of King Chephren. Get a close-up look at the famous Sphinx, the legendary guardian with the head of a king and the body of a lion. Next, continue to Sakkara, located only 16 miles southwest from Cairo. Visit the Step Pyramid, built for King Zoser and an important aspect of the pyramids’ evolution. Then, head over to Memphis City, the ancient capital of Egypt and home to the colossal statue of Ramses II and the great Alabaster Sphinx. This city dates back to 3100 BC. After this, stop for lunch in a local restaurant based on full meal for each person but beverages is not included. End the first day with a transfer to your hotel for check-in and an overnight stay in Cairo. Day 2: Check out of the hotel at 8 AM and collect your luggage, to be stored in the car. Begin the day with a visit to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, displaying the world’s largest collection of precious Egyptian art. Marvel at the rare collection of over 250,000 genuine artifacts that date back as far as 5,000 years. Continue to the Citadel, where you will visit the Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali Pasha before proceeding to Khan El Khalili Bazaar. The numerous shops in this district are known for trading fine brass war, copper, perfumes, leather, silver, gold, and much more. After this, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant (beverages are not included). At the end of day 2, transfer back to Cairo Airport for your return flight to Hurghada.

Cairo: 4-Day Egypt Highlights Private Tour with Lodging

9. Cairo: 4-Day Egypt Highlights Private Tour with Lodging

DAY 1 – Cairo Board your international flight to Cairo to begin your journey through the mysterious ancient land of the pharaohs. Upon landing in Egypt, purchase your Visa by filling out an application form provided there and submit it with approximately $30 USD per person. Our representative will meet you and escort you to your air-conditioned car and transfer you to your Hotel. Overnight in Cairo. DAY 2 - Cairo Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo and then met by your personal guide who will accompany you to Giza Plateau to visit the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren and Mykerinus - Famous Sphinx and Valley temple facing the great statue. Additional visit to the Solar Boat in front of Cheops Pyramid (extra ticket on spot). Lunch will be served in a local restaurant, then proceed to Sakkara area to visit Sakkara Complex and first pyramid ever built (Djoser Pyramid). Move on to Memphis; the Old kingdom's capital and famous Necropolis. Back to your hotel and overnight in Cairo. Meals: Breakfast, lunch. DAY 3 - Cairo: Breakfast at the hotel in Cairo, and then you will be escorted by your private tour guide to visit: Egyptian Museum, Treasures room for the child king Tutankhamen, alongside many other fascinating artifacts. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Cairo, then moving to visit Saladin Citadel including Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque inside. Continue to Coptic Cairo to visit the Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue. Continue driving to Islamic Cairo, where you will be able to explore Khan El Khalil, Cairo’s old bazaar. Back to hotel and overnight in Cairo. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch DAY 4 - Home Breakfast at your hotel, and today you have the choice of having a free day in Cairo or join our most valuable optional tour to the second capital of Egypt, Alexandria visiting one of the most important defensive strongholds, not only in Egypt, but also along the Mediterranean Sea coast, Qaitbay Citadel, built in the 15th century by Sultan Qaitbay on the spot where Alexandria's ancient lighthouse once stood, then move on to the new and much acclaimed Alexandria Library. Also visit the Roman cemetery cut out of the rock, the Catacombs. Return to Cairo International Airport for departure. Meals: Breakfast.

From Sharm: 2-Day Guided Tour of Cairo with Flights

10. From Sharm: 2-Day Guided Tour of Cairo with Flights

Day 1: You'll be picked up from your hotel in Sharm and transferred to Sharm El-Sheikh Airport in time for your flight to Cairo. Upon arrival in Cairo, you'll be met and will start your sightseeing tour to visit Memphis City, the oldest capital in ancient Egypt. Next, visit the Saqqara Step Pyramid, followed by lunch at a local restaurant. Then, proceed to visit the three famous pyramids of Gaza: King Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus. After taking photos of the pyramid from a viewpoint, continue your tour by visiting the Sphinx and the Valley Temple, before arriving at your hotel in Cairo.  Day 2: After breakfast at your hotel, start your day by visiting the Egyptian Museum, which includes the treasures of  Tutankamoun treasures. If you like, you can choose to add on a visit to the Mummy room. Afterwards, proceed to visit the Citadel of Salah El Din, then the Alabaster Mosque before stopping for lunch in a local restaurant.  Finally, explore the Khan El-Khalili Market, before being transferred to Cairo's domestic airport for your flight back to Sharm. Upon arrival back at Sharm airport, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Memphis, Egypt

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We had a great experience with the friendly and knowledgeable guide Amr. He planned our activity really well based on the weather conditions on that day. Also he gave us sufficient time to go see everything and spend quality time at each place. He even made us pose for the photos and took lot of quality photos of our group. He was really kind and gave us tips every time we were about to enter an unknown place. He explained the history about the pyramids really well and he could answer all the questions that we asked. Really recommend this activity to everyone and special thanks to the well deserved guide "AMR" who made our day very memorable.

It was amazing, the pyramides are spectacular, majestic, monumental; our guides Kholoud and Mohamed complemented our experience, they both did their best to make us feel comfortable and enjoy our days in Egypt they adapted the tour to our interests and take care of us all the time. They were always so kind-hearted with us so we strongly recommended them for any Spanish speaker guest you might have in future.

Our guide Sayed was really good and he was so patient with our 5 years old child. We enjoyed the tour, it was whole day with very beautiful memories and places. It was a great day. Our driver was also very kind person. The only issue was camel ride. I bought 1 hour camel ride but it was only 20-30 minutes in total. If you are planning to buy camel ride, 30 min would be enough.

It was an excellent experience. We thought it was going to be a group tour, but it ended up being a private one which was even better. Our guide was Sayed - he was very friendly, kind and knowledgeable. The driver (I didn't catch her name) was also excellent, even in the chaos of the Cairo and Giza streets. Highly recommended!

Ahmed Zaki was a great tour guide and very knowledgeable. Mohamed Talat was a very good driver.