Cairo Tours and Excursions

Cairo Tours will help you to make most of your time as there are countless things to do and see in Cairo. our wide variety of Cairo day trips will take you to explore the great pyramids of CheopsChefrenMykerinus and The Egyptian Museum or exploring old Cairo visiting Cairo Citadel or Islamic Cairo Visiting ancient mosques or even head to Luxor visiting Luxor temple, Karnak Temple, the valley of the kings and Hatshepsut temple for a whirlwind tour of Ancient Upper Egypt. All of these Cairo tours are sure to add something unforgettable to your Tours in Cairo.

26 Tours
from $890
4 Days
Group Tour
Every Friday

Fly from Cairo to Aswan for a 4-day cruise tour on the Nile. Visit Karnak, Luxor Temple, the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple, Kom Ombo, Edfu, Philae Temple, and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Nile Valley 

from $35
About 4 Hours
Private Tour
Everyday

Discover Pyramid Tour In Egypt visiting Giza Pyramids! Your guide will take you to the 5000-year old Great Pyramids. Stand at the Pyramids, of Cheops, ChefrenMykerinus and guarded by the Great Sphinx

from $69
About 8 Hours
Private Tour
Everyday

Explore Ancient Egypt all in one day. Take in the Giza Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykreinus and the Sphinx before visiting the Egyptian Museum with the largest collection of Egyptian antiquities in the world.  

from $77
About 8 Hours
Private Tour
Everyday

Discover Giza Pyramids Tour Visiting the Pyramids and the Sphinx, then the older Step Pyramid at Sakkara and Memphis, the first ancient capital of Egypt to Witness the greatest of Ancient Egypt near Cairo all in one day.

from $65
About 7 Hours
Private Tour
Everyday

Photos keep your happy moments alive. Great memories without photos make these memories fade away, Memphis Tours gives you the chance to catch all happy moments while enjoying old cairo.

from $72
About 8 Hours
Private Tour
Everyday

Enjoy Cairo City Tour Visiting: Ancient Egypt in the Egyptian Museum. Then visit Salah El Din Citadel and Mohamed Ali Mosque, Tour Old Cairo, the city that pre-dated Cairo with many historic churches and Roman sites.

from $83
About 8 Hours
Private Tour
Everyday

 Make the most of your Cairo Layover Tour, start by visiting Pyramids of Giza and the Egyptian Museum, then go shopping in one of the oldest markets in the Middle East, Khan El Khalili, while waiting for your flight

from $35
About 3 hours
Private Tour
Every Friday & Sunday

Drive from Cairo to Birqash to visit the camel market in Cairo. You will enjoy a unique experience while seeing merchants buying and selling camels in inside the market watching the traders negotiating and making deals.

from $423
About 12 Hours
Private Tour
Everyday

Enjoy Cairo To Luxor Day Trip Visiting: Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple on the East bank and see the Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut Temple on the West bank, Memphis Tours representative will guide you the whole day.

from $150
About 7 Hours
Private Tour
Everyday

Ever wondered how celebrity photos captured ? Memphis Tours gives you the chance to keep your happy memories long live with you, bringing out your best smile along with some of Cairo’s most beautiful sightseeing.

from $481
2 Days
Private Tour
Everyday

Enjoy Luxor Tour From Cairo for two days exploring Luxor. Visit Karnak and Luxor Temples, the Colossi of Memnon, the Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut Temple. Enjoy a Nile Felucca ride before flying back to Cairo.

from $78
About 8 Hours
Private Tour
Everyday

Enjoy Great Pyramid Tour of EgyptStep Pyramid at Sakkara and the pyramids of Dahshur, This is a journey to see the progress of ancient Egyptian building techniques across different ancient ages.

from $30
About 3 Hours
Private Tour
Every Saturday, Monday and Wednesday
Enjoy amazing wekalet el Ghouri Tanoura in Cairo which considered the most amazing Egyptian traditional musical nights, Wekalet El Ghoury, is an architecturally stunning arts center in El Azhar in Cairo.
from $85
About 12 Hours
Private Tour
Everyday

Enjoy Cairo To Alexandria Day Trip, Visiting rock-cut Roman catacombs, the ruins of a Roman temple complex, and Qaitbey Citadel. Visit the old Bibleotheca Alexandrina and enjoy fresh seafood by the Mediterranean

from $55
About 2 Hours
Group Tour
Everyday

Watch the Pyramids Sound and Light Show, illuminated at night with a stunning audio-visual display. Learn about the history of pharaohs, the story of the Sphinx, guardian of the Giza Necropolis for over 5000 years.

from $70
About 3 Hours
Group Tour
Everyday

Sooth your night with Cairo Nile Dinner Cruise and oriental dance show on board of Nile Maxim Cruising Restaurant, Admire the lights of Cairo while enjoying a dinner with a belly dancing and Egyptian folklore show.

from $49
About 4 Hours
Private Tour
Everyday

Enjoy a camel ride at Giza Pyramids for 2 hours during the sun rise or sun set. Mount a camel and ride it through the desert to the base of the Great Pyramid. There are horses if a camel seems a bit intimidating.

from $285
2 Days
Private Tour
Everyday

Enjoy Bahariya Oasis Tour in the Western Desert, then head to the surrounding desert to watch the unique regions known as the Black and White Deserts in a breathtaking experience that will mark your stay in Egypt.

from $70
About 4 Hours
Private Tour
Everyday

Enjoy a Quad Biking At Giza Pyramids in the desert around the Pyramids, where you can enjoy the view of the Pyramids while quad biking in a unique experience that has something to add on your tour.

from $35
About 3 Hours
Private Tour
Everyday

Discover Felucca Rides On The Nile In Cairo. These Egyptian sailboats have been used for millennia to move up & down the Nile, but they are also an ideal way for a relaxing night, making the most of stay.

from $299
2 Days
Private Tour
Everyday Exc. Sat & Thurs

Drive from Cairo to St. Catherine, arriving in the afternoon. Wake up early to hike the mountain in darkness to see the sunrise from the mountaintop. Visit St.Catherine Monastery then, Return to Cairo after breakfast.

from $95
About 16 Hours
Private Tour
Everyday

Explore Cairo through escaping from the crowds and see an ancient site that is off the Tourists track. Drive to El Minya, south of Cairo along the Nile river, to see Tell Al Amarna, the capital city founded by Akhenaton.

 

from $185
1 Day
Private Tour
Everyday

Enjoy Fayoum Trips from Cairo visiting El Fayoum major sights, Wadi El Rayan, Wadi Hitan, Mudawara Mountain,Medinet Madi with Memphis Tours, Your gate to the country that has little bit of everything everything.

from $67
About 7 Hours
Private Tour
Everyday

The Great Pyramids of CheopsChephren and Mykerinus along with the Great Sphinx are all yours to behold. after that having lunch at the calming serenity of the Nile waters making the perfect finish for your tour. 

from $275
2 Days
Private Tour
Everyday

This adventure will take you off of the traditional tourist track to El Minya, 4 hours south of Cairo in Upper Egypt. Enjoy two day tour in the area Visiting: ancient pharaonic tombs, Tuna El Gabal, Beni Hassan and Tel Amarna.

from $55
About 8 Hours
Private Tour
Everyday

Discover Cairo Tours Visiting: Wadi El-Natrun, the birthplace for Christian monasticism. Visit the 4 surviving monasteries that existed here, Deir al-Baramus Monastery and learn more about the Fathers of Christian monasticism. 

 

FAQs
Is Egypt considered a safe destination?
Egypt generally has a very low crime rate. You will feel safe in Egypt as the government is taking sensible precautions besides, in a recent report by Forbes Egypt was listed safer than USA and UK.
Why book with Memphis Tours Egypt?
We have been in the business in Egypt since 1955 and pride ourselves on using this experience to create consistently high quality, personalized tour experiences.
Is there a special rate for private groups booking with Memphis Tours?
Yes, Memphis Tours Egypt does provide a discount for private trips booked with large groups.
How much will I have to pay as a deposit?
The deposit required will be 25% of the total price of the tour, except during peak travel times around Christmas and New Years, when the deposit will be 50% of the total price.
Is there any surcharge on transactions completed using a debit or credit card?
Memphis Tours Egypt does not charge any additional fees or surcharges on any debit or credit card transactions. We accept Visa and MasterCard.
How can I obtain my visa to visit Egypt?
Visitors to Egypt must have a passport valid for at least six month after their arrival. Travelers of the following nationalities can purchase a 1 month entry visa without application upon arrival in Egypt: Australia, Canada, Croatia, European Union, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Macedonia, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Serbia, Ukraine, United Kingdom and United States. This only takes a few minutes to do at a bank window before you go through customs
What kind of transportation can be used to move in Egypt cities ?
There are several transportation options available from the Cairo Airport. The fastest and most common way is to take a taxi. It is advisable to avoid riding in the old black taxis as they don’t use meters and the drivers may ask for an exaggerated fare. The new white taxis, which use a meter, are a good choice if you are going anywhere around Cairo. The metro is one of the best ways to go from one place to another within Cairo. With the streets being crowded with cars and people most of the day, the metro has become the fastest means of transportation in the Egyptian capital. Although the metro can get rather crowded during the rush hours, it is still a good way to get around Central Cairo.
Do Egyptians speak languages other than Arabic?
Most Egyptians, who live in the cities, speak or understand at least some English words or phrases. Fewer Egyptians can speak French, Italian, Spanish, and German. professionals, who work in the tourism sector, are accustomed to visitors who cannot speak Arabic and they will speak enough English and other languages to fulfill the needs of most travelers.
Is it a common practice to give tips in Egypt?
Service charges that have been included on your bill go to the restaurant, not the waiter. Be sure to tip the servers 10% in addition by handing it to them directly.
Do I have to learn Arabic in order to enjoy my visit to Egypt?
It is always good to learn a few Arabic words to expressing greetings or thanks. If you are planning to visit some places other than popular tourist destinations, it is advisable to learn some Arabic phrases.
What different types of hotels are there in hotels in Egypt? What about check-in time?
Accommodations for travelers in Egypt fall across a broad range—everything from world class luxury to simple hostel accommodations are available. The nicest hotels compare well with luxury hotels anywhere, Egyptian hotels have their own rating system that loosely classifies them on a 5-star scale. The check-in time in most hotels in Egypt is around midday, 12 or 1 PM.
Can I take pictures while visiting the monuments in Egypt?
Photography is allowed in most of the historical sites and museums in Egypt, but some of them have extra charges for taking in a camera. in some museums, like the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, and some historical sites, like the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, photography is prohibited and visitors are asked to leave their cameras at the reception before entering.
Is there any special dress code to be followed during visiting a mosque in Egypt?
modest dress would be highly recommended and in some mosques, women will be asked to cover their hair and perhaps their arms and legs. Both women and men will be asked to remove their shoes before entering a mosque.
Are there any health issues that I should worry about in Egypt?
Some travelers might suffer sunburn or heat stroke from the heat and sun during the summer if they are not careful; however, taking the proper precautions and drinking bottled water can eliminate any health risks.
Can I bring a supply of cigarettes & alcohol while visiting Egypt?
It is always recommended for travelers who wish to have their own supply of cigarettes and alcohol with them in Egypt to purchase them upon arrival. There are duty free shops in the airports in Cairo, Luxor, Hurghada, El Gouna and Sharm El Sheikh. Tourists are allowed to purchase up to 3 liters of alcohol and up to 200 cigarettes on arrival.
What are the opening hours for shops and different stores in Egypt?
Most of the shops in Egypt open from around 10 AM and stay open until 10PM; however, many shops, cafes, and restaurants especially in major cities stay open much later and some facilities and shops are open 24 hours.
What are the opening hours for monuments in Egypt?
Most of the monuments, historical sites, and museums in Egypt open from 9 AM until 5 PM. Open-air historical sites, like the Pyramids of Giza, are open from 8 AM until sunset. Some museums have morning opening hours, from 9 AM to 4 PM evening opening hours, from 5 PM to 9 or 10 PM.During Ramadan, the holy month of the Islamic calendar, be aware that these hours will change significantly.
Is there any special advice for women travelers while visiting Egypt?
In less touristic places, relatively modest dress is recommended. Women should avoid very tight clothing, keep their shoulders and knees covered, and avoid very revealing necklines. Men should also avoid particularly revealing clothing. wearing shorts is not very common among Egyptians. Dressing with relative modesty is a way of respecting the local culture. The metro in Cairo has separate cars for women that might be more comfortable, especially during rush hours when the cars can be very full.
How much should I tip?
In a restaurant, it is good to give between 5 and 10% tip directly to the waiter. For a small favor, like carrying luggage or parking a car, a few Egyptian pounds would be appropriate. Not more than five. Often times in Egypt you will find someone tending to the bathroom to keep it clean. Giving them one Egyptian pound is an appropriate amount. Tipping your tour guide and vehicle driver is completely optional but should be considered if you're provided with great service. If you decide to tip feel free to give what you think your experience was worth.

Tips
  • The currency of Egypt is the Egyptian pound, The value of the Pound is effectively fixed at the rate of 0.056 LE to 1 USD, Credit cards are widely used in Egypt.
  • Service charges that have been included on your bill go to the restaurant, not the waiter. Be sure to tip the servers 10% in addition by handing it to them directly.
  • The metro is one of the best ways to go from one place to another within Cairo.
  • Arabic is the official language, English is widely used as second language.
  • Try “Fool”, Egyptian beans, and “Koshary”, a traditional Egyptian pasta dish.
  • Try Kebab and Kofta, the Egyptian traditional meat dish.
Highlights
  • Visit the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx and valley temple which belongs to king Chephren.
  • See Luxor temple, Hatshepsut temple, Valley of the Kings and Karnak temple in Luxor.
  • Admire the wonders of ancient history at the Egyptian Museum.
  • Discover the magic of Egyptian oases like Siwa or Bahariya
  • Dive or snorkel in Sinai or cities situated on the Red Sea.
  • Going on a Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan or vise versa.
  • Shop at Khan El Khalili touristic market in Cairo.
  • Visit Philae and Abu Simbel temples in Aswan.
  • Visit the Saint Catherine Monastery in Sinai.
  • Exploring Islamic Cairo on foot.
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