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Half-day Tour to National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC)

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Duration

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English, Espanol, Francais, Japanese, Vietnamese

Overview

Duration: 6 hours

Tour location: Giza

Availability: Runs everyday

Tour type: private tour

Pick-up and drop-off: Your hotel

Highlights:

  • Saqqara complex
  • Memphis city
  • Dahshur red and bent pyramids

Overview:

Saqqara was the necropolis of the Ancient Egyptians old kingdom. It includes the Step Pyramid of Zoser, the world’s oldest large-scale stone monument and the first pyramid ever built in Egypt. Learn why it was built, and then witness the relics of Memphis, the capital of the pharonic old kingdom. By visiting the outdoor museum there, you will see some of its treasures, including a colossal statue of Ramses II. While in Dahshur you will witness the bent pyramid; the failed attempt to achieve a true pyramid and not so far, you will find the first true pyramid known as the red pyramid.

Itinerary:

Egitours Egyptologist guide will pick you up from your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle to explore the initial stone mega structure in Egypt; the step pyramid of king Djoser at Saqqara which dates back to 2700 a.c. Our Egyptologist tour guide will let you know how it was developed to be the first pyramid ever built in Egypt. Then proceed to discover the marvelous texts of the pyramids inscribed on the walls of the burial chamber of the pyramid of king Teti without paying any extra as well as the tomb of his vizier, Kagemni; with its fascinating scenes representing the daily life in ancient Egypt, offerings scenes and much more. Many of these scenes still well preserved with its original colours.

Then proceed to Dahshur situated 5 km to the south of Saqqara. There; our Egyptologist tour guide will explain to you the evolution of the construction of the pyramids while seeing the failed attempt to reach a true shape pyramid known as the bent pyramid, and the first true one known as the red pyramid with the chance to enter both without paying any extra.

Furthermore; head over to Memphis to visit its open-air museum. Memphis was founded by the first pharaoh; king Menes around 3100 b.c that was known to be the land of stability in the heart of the two newly unified lands and the first official capital of the new state. Ptah was the main divinity of the city as a patron of artisans. The city has many monuments that reach more than 4500 years old which belong to famous pharaohs such as Ramses II in addition to several temples dedicated to different divinities such as; Aton and Hatór. Remains of these monuments are exhibited in the open-air museum of Memphis, in particular; the huge colossal statue of Ramses II. In the end, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

 The tour includes:

  • Entrance fees of all the sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Entrance of the inside of the pyramids of Teti, the bent pyramid and the red pyramid.
  • Transportation from your hotel and return in a private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Private Egyptologist guide.
  • Bottled water.
  • All service charges and taxes.

The tour excludes:

  • Entrance to the inside of the step pyramid.
  • Horse or camel rides.
  • Any other service not mentioned in the itinerary.

Prices Policy:

Prices Quoted Per Person in U.S.D ($) 

Private Car + Guide + Entry fees + Lunch
$105 Single Person
$65 For 2 Persons
$60 From 3 to 5 People
$45 Above 6 People
$35 Child from (6 to11 Y)
  Child Below 6 Years  Free of charge
Private Car + Guide + Entry fees
$90 Single Person
$57.5 For 2 Persons
$50 From 3 to 5 People
$40 Above 6 People
$30 Child from (6 to11 Y)
  Child Below 6 Years  Free of charge

 

Private Car + Guide
$65 Single Person
$35 For 2 Persons
$25 From 3 to 5 People
$20 Above 6 People
$15 Child from (6 to11 Y)
  Child Below 6 Years  Free of charge
Only Private Car with Driver
$45 Single Person
$25 For 2 Persons
$20 From 3 to 5 People
$15 Above 6 People
$10 Child from (6 to11 Y)
  Child Below 6 Years  Free of charge

 

Payment Method

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Bulk discount (by amount)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 For 2 Persons 2 2 20
2 From 3 to 5 People 3 5 30
3 Above 6 People 6 40

Itinerary

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Our Egyptologist tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in a private air-conditioned
vehicle to visit the NMEC. The main inauguration was accompanied by the pharaohs' golden
parade of the royal mummies that were transferred from Cairo museum to NMEC in great
nocturnal celebrations through Cairo streets. You can watch these celebrations by clicking
this link: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LF41A6vVpow)
The museum consists of the Main Hall which covers an area of 1000 square meters and
showcases the four main crafts that shaped the egyptain culture: pottery, textile wood and
ornaments, and the Royal Mummies' Hall which includes 20 royal mummies, 18 kings and 2
queens, among them Ramse II, queen Hatshepsut, thutmose III and many more. Your private
Egyptologist tour guide will tell you the story behind each piece. Then; you will be transferred
back to your hotel.

Included/Excluded

  • Entrance fees.
  • Transportation from your hotel and return in a private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Private Egyptologist guide.
  • Bottled water.
  • All service charges and taxes.
  • Tipping.
  • Any other service not mentioned in the itinerary.

Durations

4 hours

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