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Hurghada: Full-Day Trip to Cairo by Plane

1. Hurghada: Full-Day Trip to Cairo by Plane

Upon arrival in Cairo you will be greeted by an Egyptologist who will accompany you throughout the tour. The tour starts in Giza, where you can marvel at the famous and impressive pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinos, as well as the world-renowned Sphinx.  The tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple. After a break for a delicious lunch, the tour continues on to the Egyptian Museum. Here you can admire the treasures of the young pharaoh Tutankhamun with more than 120,000 masterpieces of Egyptian art and artifacts. In the afternoon you can enjoy shopping at the Khan el-Khalili market. At the end of the tour you’ll be transferred to the airport in Cairo to catch the flight back to Hurghada, followed by a direct transfer to your hotel.

From Cairo: Alexandria Day Tour

2. From Cairo: Alexandria Day Tour

Alexandria has so much to see, feel, eat and buy – fit in as much of it as possible on this day tour from Cairo. Start your day trip to Alexandria with pick-up from your accommodation in a comfortable vehicle. The first stop on this full-day tour will be a visit to the Library of Alexandria (depending on the day), the biggest library in the world. Now housing 8 million books, you can visit its open court to see the statues of Alexander the Great and Ptolemy the First keeping watch over the library.    The car will then whisk you off to the Church of St. Mark, the oldest church in Africa. Then, continue on to the old downtown of Alexandria where you can walk through traditional markets where everything and anything is sold. Admire the downtown’s Baroque designs and Italian- and French-style properties. If you choose, have lunch in a famous restaurant called “Mohamed Ahmed’s” – the Queen of Spain has eaten here! Take a break in a coffee shop or shisha café before continuing on with your tour.   Continue your Alexandria adventure in the afternoon with a packed itinerary of sights. See the city’s oldest market area which contains both the women’s markets and the most spectacular gold market where everyone buys their wedding jewelry. See the prettiest and largest mosque in the city, the Abbo Elabbas Mosque, and the ancient fun-fair located just outside of it where children still play. Opposite is the corniche and old harbor where you can see fishing boats and traditional fishers making nets. From here, walk 5 minutes to see the Quaitbay castle. See Memorial of the Unknown Soldier, and the beautiful coastline on the way to the Montaza Palace and Gardens (also known as the Love Garden for its popularity with couples). All of these will make for excellent photo opportunities, so don't forget your camera. Finally, cross over the modern Bridge of Stanley before traveling in comfort back to your hotel. Please note, that the Alexandria Library is closed on Fridays, Saturdays, and public holidays.

Cairo: Egyptian Museum & Khan El-Khalili Bazaar Tour

3. Cairo: Egyptian Museum & Khan El-Khalili Bazaar Tour

Journey to the heart of the pharaohs' civilization in an air-conditioned car that will pick you up from your hotel. Arrive in style at Tahrir Square in front of the Egyptian Museum, a majestic building constructed in 1902. The ground floor contains colossal statues spanning thousands of years, arranged in chronological order. Take an informative and enlightening tour of the upper floor, marveling at smaller statues, fossils, paintings, sarcophagi and ancient Egypt maps. The famous Tut-Ench-Amun also has an exclusive section in the museum.  Before returning to your hotel stop by the vibrant colored market. The shops and bazaars display and sell a dizzying array of trinkets and artworks, giving you the chance to take home a small piece of Egyptian culture and civilization. Buy souvenirs for your friends or simply meander around the bustling shops. Your guide will then drop you off at your hotel in Cairo.

From Hurghada: Full-Day Trip to Cairo by Plane

4. From Hurghada: Full-Day Trip to Cairo by Plane

Travel from Hurghada to Cairo by plane, where you can enjoy an exciting day tour. You will be picked up at your hotel in Hurghada in an air-conditioned vehicle and transferred to the airport to catch a domestic flight to Cairo. Upon arrival in Cairo you will be greeted by the Egyptologist who will accompany you throughout the tour.  The tour starts in Giza, where you visit the famous and impressive pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinos as well as the Sphinx. After a break for a delicious lunch, the tour continues on to the Egyptian Museum. Here you can admire the treasures of the young pharaoh Tutankhamun as well as other artifacts. In the afternoon you can enjoy shopping at the Khan el-Khalili market. At the end of the tour you’ll be transferred to the airport in Cairo to catch the flight back to Hurghada. Once there you’ll be transferred back to your hotel.

Cairo: Private Half-Day Local Market and Souq Tour

5. Cairo: Private Half-Day Local Market and Souq Tour

Start your shopping tour at the El Ghorya market and watch a traditional Tannoura dance show. Then, stroll through Gamalia street and pass by El Azhar mosque and Bab Zuwayla, one of three remaining gates of the walls of Cairo. Your next stop is El Mosky, a big market combining all kinds of products such as home utensils and clothes.  Move to Khan el Khalili, the oldest and most prestigious market of Cairo. Built over the tombs of the Fatimid caliphs, the bazaar features oriel windows overlooking the streets, and many public water fountains made from copper. Find exotic items here in the heart of Cairo such as spices, perfumes, jewelry, and all sorts of souvenirs. Stop for lunch at a kushari restaurant and try one of the most common Egyptian meals. It is made of rice, macaroni, and lentils, and topped with a spiced tomato  and garlic sauce, and garnished with chickpeas, and crispy fried onions.

From Hurghada: Private Day Trip to Cairo with Meals

6. From Hurghada: Private Day Trip to Cairo with Meals

The day begins with pickup in an air-conditioned vehicle from your hotel in Hurghada at 2am, then sets out on the 5-hour drive to Cairo. Arrive in Cairo at around 7am and enjoy a traditional Egyptian breakfast including foul and falafel to prepare you for the adventure ahead. After breakfast, head to the city’s most iconic landmark, the Pyramids of Giza, which are one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Spend some time exploring the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinos, then visit the Valley Temple where priests mummified the corpse of King Cephren. From here, take a close-up look at The Great Sphinx of Giza which guards the funeral complex with its lion’s body and the head of King Cephren. Continue the tour to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, which houses the largest and most precious items from the world of Egyptian art. The museum exhibits a rare collection of over 250,000 genuine artifacts that date as far back as 5000 years, including an exclusive exhibit dedicated to Tutankhamen. Spend 2-hours at the museum learning about and admiring the collection of treasures, gold, jewelry and more that were buried in the tomb of Tutankhamen before being discovered in 1920. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, enjoy a delicious lunch at a traditional restaurant. Once you’re feeling re-energized, take a trip to the popular Khan El Khalili Bazaar and soak up the vibrant atmosphere of locals going about their day. Wander through the market and peruse the numerous stalls, offering perfumes, fabrics, jewelry, spices, and more. After an unforgettable day in Cairo, sit back and relax on the return journey to Hurghada.

From Sharm: Cairo and Luxor 2-Day, 1-Night Tour by Plane

7. From Sharm: Cairo and Luxor 2-Day, 1-Night Tour by Plane

Begin your tour with a flight from Sharm to Cairo. Visit the Giza Pyramids and the Valley Temple, where priests mummified the dead body of King Chephren. Get a close-up look at the famous Sphinx, the legendary guardian that stands by the huge funeral complex with its lion's body and the head of king Chephren.  After lunch, continue your day tour to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, which hosts over 250,000 artifacts up to 5,000 years old. Visit the Khan El Khalili Bazaar with its numerous shops before overnighting in Cairo.  On your second day, fly from Cairo to Luxor, where your expert tour guide will greet you. Discover the Necropolis of Thebes, the Valley of Kings, the tombs of various dynasties, the Temple of Deir El Bahari, the Colossi of Memnon and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. After lunch, visit Karnak and Luxor Temple to see its courtyard and the granite statues of Ramses the Great before heading to Karnak, with its serious of temples built in different reigns.

From Sharm: 2-Day Guided Tour of Cairo with Flights

8. From Sharm: 2-Day Guided Tour of Cairo with Flights

Day 1: You'll be picked up from your hotel in Sharm and transferred to Sharm El-Sheikh Airport in time for your flight to Cairo. Upon arrival in Cairo, you'll be met and will start your sightseeing tour to visit Memphis City, the oldest capital in ancient Egypt. Next, visit the Saqqara Step Pyramid, followed by lunch at a local restaurant. Then, proceed to visit the three famous pyramids of Gaza: King Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus. After taking photos of the pyramid from a viewpoint, continue your tour by visiting the Sphinx and the Valley Temple, before arriving at your hotel in Cairo.  Day 2: After breakfast at your hotel, start your day by visiting the Egyptian Museum, which includes the treasures of  Tutankamoun treasures. If you like, you can choose to add on a visit to the Mummy room. Afterwards, proceed to visit the Citadel of Salah El Din, then the Alabaster Mosque before stopping for lunch in a local restaurant.  Finally, explore the Khan El-Khalili Market, before being transferred to Cairo's domestic airport for your flight back to Sharm. Upon arrival back at Sharm airport, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

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Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 432 reviews

A tale of two halves. The trip was amazing but the sharing of information was very poor. Let me explain... The actual trip once started was amazing beginning to end. We arrived at Cairo to be met by our guide. There were three families, one French, One German and ourselves, English. We each had a guide to speak our own language. Our guide was amazing, very knowledgeable and the pace was great. We didn't feel rushed at all and were taken to the most interesting points during the trip. We had completed the tour at about 4 but our flight home was not until 10.30 so our guides kindly arranged further activities, a visit to some local shops, a cruise on the Nile and a visit to Cairo market. The negative part was that we had very little communication. We were not informed of collection times until 8.30pm the night before the trip. This spoilt the day before the trip as were thought we had been scammed. It would have been good to know at least the morning before of collection times.

Being a solo girl traveler I was always afraid that something might happen to me. I loved the trip, Will was very nice and respectful. Showed marvelous places. When coming back to the hotel, the driver said he was going to drop off other passengers first (I taught it was weird since I’m the morning I was the last one being picked up). When me and the driver were alone he told me I was beautiful and asked if I wanna do something with him which made me super uncomfortable and afraid

Best day we have had our and we have done a lot of tours. Our tour guide Tharwat was amazing. So knowledgeable and so lovely. So much was packed in but at the same time didn’t ever feel rushed.

Fantastic trip to Cairo, the arrangements for the flight and pickups went very smoothly. No problems at all. The guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. Really enjoyed our trip

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