I did not know about Memhis-when my wife and i decided o trave to Egypt, it was one of the may tour agencies,i sent a mail and Mr Abdo shawky responde at nce-from hat moment owards it was a completely a professinal relationship. The trip was organised wnderully well with all the minute detils detailstaken careoff. Fom the moment we landed at the Cairo airport till weleft Cairo after our visit, there ws not even single flap. Everthing was organised with clock work precision. we were in Cairo and went to Alexandria. All in all it was a great trip and i will recommend Memphis all my friens who wat to visit Egypt.A special wor ofappreciation or ou Egyptologist Mr. Mahdi and also our tour guide Mr. Hamdad. Well doneMr. Shawky and Memphis. My wfe and i will always remembethis trip-S.M.Kumar and Rani from India
5-Day Cairo Short Break
Enjoy this Cairo City Break for 5 days in Cairo Egypt, a fantastic weekend holiday to Cairo ancient and modern sites like the great Pyramids, Coptic and Islamic Cairo, Egyptian Museum with great shopping tours through Cairo famous Khan El Khalili bazaars.
- Meet and greet service by our representatives at airports
- Assistance of our guest relations during your stay
- All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
- Accommodation in Cairo for 4 nights including bed and breakfast
- All sightseeing tours are strictly private tours
- Private English speaking guide
- Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary
- Meals as indicated in the above itinerary
- Bottled water during the trips
- Portage when needed
- All service charges and taxes
- Entry visa to Egypt
- Personal spendings
- Optional activities
Day 1: Arrival Cairo
Welcome to Cairo, Egypt (Around The Clock)
Let's start your Cairo city break. Your tour manager will meet and assist you at Cairo International Airport (Arrival procedures) and then he will escort you to the hotel by exclusive air-conditioned deluxe vehicle. At hotel the tour manager will assist with a smooth check-in and review your holiday itinerary with you to establish and confirm pick-up times for each tour. Overnight in Cairo.
Day 2: Pyramids Tour
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. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant, then proceed to Sakkara area to visit Sakkara Complex and first pyramid ever built (Djoser Pyramid). Back to your hotel and overnight in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3: Cairo Sightseeing
Breakfast at the hotel in Cairo and then you will be escorted by your private tour guide to visit: Egyptian Museum where you will see many fascinating artifacts. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Cairo. Continue to Coptic Cairo to visit the Hanging Church , Continue driving to Islamic Cairo, where you will be able to explore Khan El Khalili, Cairo’s old bazaar. Back to hotel and overnight in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4: Optional Tour to Alexandria
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 your hotel in Cairo.
Day 5: Final Departure
After breakfast in your hotel, your tour manager will pick you up and transfer you to Cairo International Airport for departure.
I have to highly recommend this five-day tour with Memphis Tours.
I want to say thank you all for a great short tour of Cairo. Well worth the time and money.
I had a great time. Our tour guide was very helpful and knowledgeable.
Very well organized, on time, and knowledgeable team! They helped me fulfill my dream to visit Egypt and exceeded my expectation. Special shoutouts to Muhamed Afifi, Karima and the drivers. :)
Wonderful tour guide and driver! We got to hit all the highlights during our very short time in Cairo. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about what he shared, and it made the experience very memorable and enjoyable.
Highly recommend this tour!
Kadria was an amazing guide that was so warm and knowledgeable. Highly recommend this for anyone looking to explore Cairo.
We had a driver pick us up at our hotel then we meet up with Kadria (our guide). She was bubbly and friendly and we set out to enjoy Cairo. We explored the pyramids. She not only had a wealth of knowledge of what we were exploring, she also knew how to get some great photos!
She recommended not going inside the pyramids but we did the camel walk. The camel walk is a bit tough as the guides were aggressive and the treatment of the camels was hard to watch. If I were to do it again, I would skip the camel ride. They recommend the camel ride because of good photos but I don’t think it would be worth it. If you do the camel rides, the guides were a bit pushy and aggressive with tips.
Then we stopped at a papyrus store to look at how papyrus was made with the option of buying at the end.
Finally you check out the museum which is great to have a guide here as well. Help you look at all that is available and provide great context for the history.
Great tour overall!
We had a great time but we wish we had booked in September instead of August. The weather was a bit hot at the pyramids.
On our first morning in Cairo we were greeted in our hotel lobby (Novotel El Borg) by Tarek.
We were briefed on our itinerary for the day and driven to the entrance of the Egyptian Museum where we were to meet up with our guide.
On the way to the museum, which overlooks Tahrir Square, we passed by a few road blocks and tanks but were reminded that they were only there to protect in case of protesting or rioting.
At no point did I feel unsafe or that things might get out of hand.
We arrived at the Egyptian Museum for a walk through and history lesson with our outstanding tour guide, Karam.
His depth of knowledge was impressive and I don't think our visit to the museum would have been as satisfying without his guidance.
After the museum we were picked up by the driver in a Memphis Tours van and taken out to Giza for our walking tour of the Pyramids.
Along the way we stopped at a few shops in Giza for some shopping.
Once we arrived at the base of the pyramids we were given another briefing from Karam followed by a little unguided exploring and photo taking.
Karam took us to all the best vantage points to satiate our photography needs and took group photos at each stop.
After the pyramids we stopped at the great sphinx for another history lesson and walk around before heading back into Giza for dinner.
Dinner was out doors at a big cozy restaurant and everything was delicious.
After dinner we were escorted back to our hotel.
The next day we did a bit of relaxing at our hotel in Cairo as we had been traveling prior to our arrival in Egypt and needed some down time.
That night however, we again met up with Tarek as he took us to our Nile River dinner cruise.
The cruise was just right and everything including the food, was excellent.
The main dining room we were seated in for dinner was also seating a wedding party, which was fun to watch.
After the boat docked Tarek was back to escort us back to our hotel again--always very prompt. Never any waiting around.
I would highly recommend Memphis Tours for anyone who wants to visit Egypt but isn't sure about getting around or dealing with excursions.
Everyone we dealt with was professional and kind and we felt safe and well taken care of.
We only got to experience a couple of their offerings but are considering going back and will definitely book through Memphis.
As we arrived to Egypt we were greeted by a nice young man Ahmed Osman. He went out of his way to make sure our experience was great. He had our itinerary ready and was ready to explain everything to us. Very professional yet very personable.
Ahmed, thank you for everything during this trip we had a great time. We will definetly be using memphis to book our next trip to Jordan. You were a great tour guide and wish we could have you be our tour guide in Jordan. Thanks again
So Memphis tours made it easy (trips were well laid out, nothing was left in the air) and safe (we paid by visa...no probs and never felt physically unsafe) and we feltl like we totally got the Egypt experience...with a -little- help from our guide. Yeah, we saw the pyramids, the citadel, old Cairo and Alexdandria...but it was our guide that made it out to be a unique and fun experience. To use the cliche...unforgettable.
Yeah, he was smart, informative, friendly and hospitable...the usual adjectives. What really struck us was the vitality and enthusiasm that our guide possessed. He was genuinely thrilled to introduce us his home...Egypt; and it made our experience unforgettable.
We booked a 5 day trip to Cairo using Memphis tours. First of all, when we sent them an initial email inquiry, they responded straightaway. We were impressed with the prompt response and attentiveness to our questions.
They sent us a full itinerary quickly with a quote for cost. We were able to make changes and additions to which they re-adjusted the itinerary straightaway.
When we landed in Cairo after collecting our luggage our host, Hussein, was waiting for us just outside the exit doors. He introduced himself and accompanied us to our hotel. He explained how the next few days would go and was very good at answering questions about what we were seeing along the way. His English was excellent and he was very professional. The hotel we chose was the Movenpick hotel in Giza. I would classify this as a 3+ hotel. Very clean, lovely and helpful staff, and nicely maintained property. The rooms are clean, though a bit tired in spots (could use a lick of paint here and there).
There were 3 restaurant choices at the hotel. The Thai restaurant at the hotel is probably the best Thai food I’ve ever had. Very fresh and flavourful.
Our Egyptologist Mahdy, was attentive and informative. He wanted to ensure that we truly understood the history behind what we were seeing. We would ‘go to class’ before we entered a site. He’d sit us down and explain what we were going to see, tell us a story and then we’d go to the site. It really helped to hear everything ahead of time, so that when we were inside the pyramids or at a mosque, we’d be able to recall what we talked about ‘in class’. Was a great learning experience. Thanks Mahdy.
We decided to go on an evening Nile cruise (very touristy, wouldn’t recommend this) and we were met at the hotel by another Memphis Tours host who accompanied us to the boat with the driver, then secured us a nice table. He was waiting for us to escort us back to the hotel with the driver when we finished the cruise. We were very impressed by this level of customer service and found this to be something that Memphis Tours does regularly. A very nice touch.
Riding in a car/taxi/van in Cairo is an experience to say the least. The lines on the highways are truly just guidelines. I felt very safe the entire time I was in the Memphis Tours Van. Our driver , Sayed, was excellent.
Overall I highly recommend Memphis Tours. Their customer service and professional approach is excellent.