Cairo (Port Said) Pyramids Excursion Reviews

The Pyramids of Giza, perhaps the most famous structures ever built, have been impressing visitors with their immense size and stature for more than 4,500 years. Do not pass up an opportunity to see these monuments to human ingenuity and longevity.
The pyramids were beautiful.
Sail Date: March 2019
The pyramids were beautiful. My wife is shorter than me and she went inside the low and long corridors and said it was a wonderful experience.
The pyramids were beautiful. My wife is shorter than me and she went inside the low and long corridors and said it was a wonderful experience. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
It’s almost unbelievable to see the pyramids.
Sail Date: August 2018
It’s almost unbelievable to see the pyramids. I was overwhelmed, they are so huge and so ancient. The Sphinx is small in comparison. The only problem is the local vendors—I don’t mind negotiating with them, it was fun in other ... Read More
It’s almost unbelievable to see the pyramids. I was overwhelmed, they are so huge and so ancient. The Sphinx is small in comparison. The only problem is the local vendors—I don’t mind negotiating with them, it was fun in other countries, it’s just that these guys were so aggressive. One grabbed my hand so I couldn’t go anywhere; another, laughing, took my husband’s hat and wouldn’t give it back. They acted as if they were joking but they weren’t. The tour guide was good in other situations, but did not help out here. Apparently the other tour guide had been good at chasing people off. Maybe because ours was a woman in a sexist country...? It didn’t spoil the excursion, but it left a bad taste. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Long bus ride (3 h each way) limited time in Cairo.
Sail Date: August 2018
Long bus ride (3 h each way) limited time in Cairo. Pyramids were worth the trip.
Long bus ride (3 h each way) limited time in Cairo. Pyramids were worth the trip. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
The camel ride was the highlight.
Sail Date: March 2018
The camel ride was the highlight.
The camel ride was the highlight. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
We left the hotel at 7:15 AM and drove about 40 minutes (20 miles) to the ancient Old Kingdom ...
Sail Date: December 2017
We left the hotel at 7:15 AM and drove about 40 minutes (20 miles) to the ancient Old Kingdom capital Memphis. This is a huge and ancient (3000 BCE) archeological site, but a very small tourist site. We saw the alabaster sphinx, and the ... Read More
We left the hotel at 7:15 AM and drove about 40 minutes (20 miles) to the ancient Old Kingdom capital Memphis. This is a huge and ancient (3000 BCE) archeological site, but a very small tourist site. We saw the alabaster sphinx, and the fallen statue of Ramses II. Then we headed to the nearby necropolis called Saqqara. There are numerous tombs and mastabas in this area several pyramids including the famous step pyramid of Djoser (~2600 BCE). There was an interesting museum and we learned about Imhotep the architect of Djoser’s pyramid. After this we went to an expensive carpet factory/toilet break and the drove about 10 miles to Giza. We had a photo stop at Khufu (~2500 BCE) pyramid, and could walk up to the entry, but we did not go in. Then we drove to Menkaura’s pyramid (~2500 BCE) where we could go inside. Again they said no pictures (so I left my camera), but the guard inside allowed photos for a tip. After this we all went for a camel ride ($11) and gave a $6 tip. It was very touristy but memorable. This was followed up with the Sphinx up close and lastly a stop at a very expensive “Cotton shop”. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Ramissides picked us up (two adults) at the Port in Alexandria with a driver and guide.
Sail Date: October 2016
Ramissides picked us up (two adults) at the Port in Alexandria with a driver and guide. We visited the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and then the Pyramids in Giza before continuing to Port Said. Entries were included but lunch overlooking the ... Read More
Ramissides picked us up (two adults) at the Port in Alexandria with a driver and guide. We visited the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and then the Pyramids in Giza before continuing to Port Said. Entries were included but lunch overlooking the Sphinx was additional. Read Less
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We rode camels spent hours exploring with our Egyptologist guide (Hatem)
Sail Date: October 2015
We rode camels spent hours exploring with our Egyptologist guide (Hatem)
We rode camels spent hours exploring with our Egyptologist guide (Hatem) Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Great excursion but what an eye opener.
Sail Date: March 2015
Great excursion but what an eye opener. Never expected Cairo to be so dirty, cramped and desperate as it was. Of course the pyramids and Sphinx was amazing, but the hawkers that are in your face ruin the experience.
Great excursion but what an eye opener. Never expected Cairo to be so dirty, cramped and desperate as it was. Of course the pyramids and Sphinx was amazing, but the hawkers that are in your face ruin the experience. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Our overnight shore excursion to Cairo with Samir Abbass of Real Egypt Tours included the Pyramids ...
Sail Date: October 2014
Our overnight shore excursion to Cairo with Samir Abbass of Real Egypt Tours included the Pyramids at Giza and the Great Sphinx. These iconic structures are truly impressive and are a must-see. If you plan to go inside the Great Pyramid of ... Read More
Our overnight shore excursion to Cairo with Samir Abbass of Real Egypt Tours included the Pyramids at Giza and the Great Sphinx. These iconic structures are truly impressive and are a must-see. If you plan to go inside the Great Pyramid of Cheops (a steep extra charge) be aware that it is usually very crowded, hot, and stuffy. If you are the least bit claustrophobic, don't do it. When we went you could only access the Great Gallery and the King's Chamber. It was actually a bit of a letdown. If you have the time, you may want to go inside the Red Pyramid at Dashur instead. The Red Pyramid was built by the father of Cheops and is almost as big and is very similar to the Great Pyramid. It also has a Great Gallery that goes downward instead of upward and is absolutely free of charge with no crowds or hustlers anywhere in sight. Read Less
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Our overnight shore excursion to Cairo with Samir Abbass of Real Egypt Tours included a wonderful ...
Sail Date: October 2014
Our overnight shore excursion to Cairo with Samir Abbass of Real Egypt Tours included a wonderful side trip to Dashur to see the Bent Pyramid and the Red Pyramid. You must see these remarkable structures. They are nearly as big as the more ... Read More
Our overnight shore excursion to Cairo with Samir Abbass of Real Egypt Tours included a wonderful side trip to Dashur to see the Bent Pyramid and the Red Pyramid. You must see these remarkable structures. They are nearly as big as the more famous Pyramids at Giza but they are far more interesting and no one is there! No crowds, no hustlers, and no cost. Go! Read Less
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7 hours in the bus was expected so no criticism there.
Sail Date: May 2013
7 hours in the bus was expected so no criticism there. BUT 80 minutes for lunch and 30 minutes at a tacky souvenir shop (half those on the bus didn't even get off) but only 60 minutes in one of the most famous, interesting and ... Read More
7 hours in the bus was expected so no criticism there. BUT 80 minutes for lunch and 30 minutes at a tacky souvenir shop (half those on the bus didn't even get off) but only 60 minutes in one of the most famous, interesting and important museums in the world, 20 minutes at the Sphinx and 40 minutes at the pyramids were completely the wrong priorities! The tour was expensive and when you have come half way round the world to look at some of the world's greatest treasures, to spend almost half your sight seeing time devoted to standing in line to get food you didn't need or want and then in a bus while shopping trajics look for souvenirs is a joke and certainly not value for money. Get a private tour where you might see what you pay to see! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
The Pyramids get the score of 5 alone.
Sail Date: July 2012
The Pyramids get the score of 5 alone.
The Pyramids get the score of 5 alone. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Vendors wrecked the trip.
Sail Date: May 2012
Vendors wrecked the trip. When we late late to get into the Shinx entrance, tour personnel said that it happens all the time.
Vendors wrecked the trip. When we late late to get into the Shinx entrance, tour personnel said that it happens all the time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
No sign of the troubles.Armed guards on coaches and at Pyramids.
Sail Date: April 2012
No sign of the troubles.Armed guards on coaches and at Pyramids. Giza and the Pyramids were spoilt by the sandstorm and the rubbish. The beggars and sellers were pushy but very easily delt with, no problem. A must visit once!
No sign of the troubles.Armed guards on coaches and at Pyramids. Giza and the Pyramids were spoilt by the sandstorm and the rubbish. The beggars and sellers were pushy but very easily delt with, no problem. A must visit once! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Cunard Line
Sharm El Shiek was also a day port stop, before the Cairo port stop.
Sail Date: March 2012
Sharm El Shiek was also a day port stop, before the Cairo port stop. Lovely place for shopping, and snorkeling. The only clean place in the country. I guess when the former president moved their it got cleaned up. A lot like Newport ... Read More
Sharm El Shiek was also a day port stop, before the Cairo port stop. Lovely place for shopping, and snorkeling. The only clean place in the country. I guess when the former president moved their it got cleaned up. A lot like Newport Beach, CA. The pyramids were awesome. The city of Cairo was a cesspit. Too bad you can't get their without going through the city. Same problem with vendors at the site. They were really aggressive, and we were warned before hand about their tricks. Lunch was at a beautiful hotel in downtown, a block from the pyramids. An oasis, in a desert of filth. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Must see, but again the hawkers were very aggressive!
Sail Date: March 2012
Must see, but again the hawkers were very aggressive!
Must see, but again the hawkers were very aggressive! Read Less
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