Giza Pyramids, Old Cairo, and El Mokattam Mountain Cave Church



Visit the Giza pyramids and four of Cairo’s atmospheric religious sites with a private guide on a revealing day trip. During your private 8-hour tour, see Giza’s pyramids and Sphinx, and then head into Old Cairo to explore the Hanging Church, Ben Ezra Synagogue and Church of St George as you uncover their age-old history. Lastly, visit Cairo’s Moqqatam area to view the stunning Cave Church, a 20th-century Coptic Christian church built into rocky hills. Your tour includes a tasty Egyptian lunch and hotel pick-up and drop-off.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Your hotel in Giza or Cairo.
Transport by air-conditioned coach Qualified Egyptologist guide
Lunch Entrance fees
Snacks Hotel pickup and drop-off
Private tour



What is the trip about

Leave your Cairo hotel by car and begin your 8-hour tour as your private guide tells tales of Cairo’s shared cultural heritage of Christians, Jews and Muslims. Stop first at Giza to see the UNESCO-listed pyramids, including the Great Pyramid of Cheops, the last remaining of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Awe at the Great Pyramid’s scale, and hear how it was built 4,600 years ago from 2.3 million stone blocks. Enjoy panoramas of the three pyramids from a viewpoint, and take a short camel ride. Then, get up-close to the Great Sphinx and wander through the Valley Temple, probably once used for mummification. After lunch at a local restaurant, head into Old Cairo, a historical enclave that grew up around the Roman fortress of Babylon. View the relics of the 1st-century fort, and peep inside the Hanging Church and round Greek Orthodox Church of St George, both built above the fortifications. Then, visit the Ben Ezra Synagogue before traveling to the Moqqatam quarter of Cairo. Hear how this hillside suburb is home to the Christian Zabbaleen community, and step inside their beautiful Cave Church, built into the rocky hillsides. Marvel at the interior before finishing your tour with a hotel drop-off.

Add-on Options



1 Hour camel ride around the pyramids = 20 $

30 minutes Camel ride = 10 $

1 hour quad bike trip at the wide desert of Giza Pyramids = 30 $

1 Hour Felucca boat ride sailing on the Nile = 25 $

Pickup or drop off from Cairo airport or hotel near the airport =  20 $

Pickup & drop off from Cairo airport or hotel near the airport = 20 $

Lunch Traditional or modern Egyptian = 15 $

Dinner in Nile Cruise with Belly Dancing Show = 55.00 $

Sound & Light Show at Pyramids = 55 $

Alexandria Day Trip = 85 $

Hotels we work with

Cairo: Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx Hotel
Cairo: Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa
Aswan: Helnan Aswan Hotel
Luxor: Mercure Luxor
Alexandria: Sheraton Montazah
Cairo: The oasis Hotel
Cairo: Barceló Cairo Pyramids
Cairo: Soluxe Cairo Hotel Cairo
Aswan: Basma Hotel
Luxor: Iberotel Luxor
Cairo: Cairo Gowharet Al Ahram
Cairo: The President Hotel
Aswan: Pyramisa Isis Corniche Hotel
Luxor: Nefertiti Hotel Luxor
Alexandria : Regency Alex

Nile Cruise

MS Princess Sarah Nile Cruise
 MS Semiramis I Nile Cruise

Children Policy : Child (age 5-11).

Note: Nile Cruise is always a 5 Stars even if you preferred to stay at 3 or 4 Stars Hotel in Cairo

Note: You can choose hotels in Cairo after booking, send us the name of the hotel in Cairo as described in Accommodation Plan.


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