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From Hurghada: Full-Day Trip to Cairo & Giza with BBQ Lunch

1. From Hurghada: Full-Day Trip to Cairo & Giza with BBQ Lunch

Discover the “City of a Thousand Minarets” on a full-day tour of Cairo, with round-trip transfers by bus from Hurghada. Relax in air-conditioned comfort on the long journey from Hurghada, admiring views of the Gulf of Suez. You will be accompanied by a transfer guide who will accompany you on the journey until you meet your Egyptologist guide. Upon arrival, your private Egyptologist guide will meet you and take you to Giza Plateau to see the oldest of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. Get breathtaking views of the Pyramids of Giza as you explore the mortuary temples of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinus. Learn the story of how the temples were constructed and hear the stories behind their legends. Continue to the Great Sphinx, the giant statue of a reclining mythical beast with a lion’s body and the face of the Pharaoh Khafre. Go to the Valley Temple opposite, attributed to the Pharaoh Khafre, and marvel at the feat of ancient engineering. Next, take a 30-minute break for lunch at a local restaurant. Then, drive into central Cairo to discover the artifacts at the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square with fast-track entry. You can also choose to add a Nile River cruise and a camel ride to your tour when booking. Designed by French architect Marcel Dourgnon, the museum’s collections exceed 120,000 masterpieces from the pre-dynastic to the Pharaonic and Greco-Roman periods. Learn about the mummification art of Ancient Egypt before your return transfer to Hurghada. After visiting all the attractions, enjoy a shopping stop before beginning the journey back to Hurghada.

Cairo: Private Car Rental with Driver

2. Cairo: Private Car Rental with Driver

Enjoy the luxury and flexibility of your very own private car hire, accompanied by an experienced driver, for 3, 6, 9, or 12 hours. Your driver will pick you up from your preferred location. Travel around the city and nearby regions in a comfortable and air-conditioned car. Visit the sights and attractions that interest you most. There’s plenty to see and do in Cairo city, including the Giza Pyramids and Sphinx, Memphis City, and the Egyptian Museum. You can also take the car to nearby cities. Whether you’re renting the car for sightseeing, a day trip, shopping, or business, your driver will accommodate your needs to ensure you have a happy and hassle-free experience.

From Cairo: 2-Day Abu Simbel & Luxor Tour

3. From Cairo: 2-Day Abu Simbel & Luxor Tour

Day 1: Meet your representative at 3 AM at your hotel in Cairo then set off to catch your domestic flight to Aswan. Arrive at Aswan Airport at 6 AM where you will be met by another representative and transferred to Abu Simble by private bus.  First, visit Abu Simbel Temple – a stunning Ancient Egyptian monument built by Ramses II out of a sandstone rock cliff. Marvel at the representation of the deities carved on the temple's huge façade. Nearby, also visit the small Temple of the King's wife Nefertari, dedicated to the goddess Hathor. At the end of your tour, transfer to your hotel in Aswan ready for an overnight stay at the Pyramisa Isis Hotel. Day 2: After breakfast at the hotel, get picked up by the representative and transfer to Luxor. Start the day with a visit to the West Bank to visit the Valley of the Kings which holds the tombs of various dynasties and the Temple of Deir El Bahari. On the return journey, stop at the Colossi of Memnon - 2 gigantic sitting statues representing Amenophis III facing the Nile. Then, visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. After this, head over to the East Bank to see the Luxor Temple. Stroll through the courtyard and admire the granite statues of Ramses the Great. Then, transfer by carriage or bus to Karnak Temple - a series of temples built within different reigns. Start by the Avenue of Sphinxes, then visit the Unfinished Propylon and the Hypostyle Hall with it's 134 gigantic columns. See the Obelisks of Queen Hatshepsut and Tuthmosis III. Marvel at the Temple of Amon adorned which is adorned with lotus and papyrus designs, the Granite Scarbeus of Amenophis III, and the Sacred Lake. Finally, transfer to Luxor Airport and catch your domestic flight to Cairo. When you arrive in Cairo you will be met by a representative who will transfer you back to your hotel in Cairo.

From Cairo: Fayoum Oasis and Wadi Al Rayan Guided Tour

4. From Cairo: Fayoum Oasis and Wadi Al Rayan Guided Tour

Begin your adventure with a morning pick-up at your Cairo hotel. Travel to the Fayoum Oasis in a comfortable, air-conditioned van with your personal guide. Explore the desert lakes of Fayoum Oasis and gaze at ruined, ancient temples. Marvel at the waterfalls of Wadi Al Rayan. Board a private van at your hotel in Cairo. Go on a relaxing drive to Fayoum, 105km southwest of Cairo. Arrive at Fayoum Oasis in the desert and admire the birds at Quaroun lake. Delve into the ancient city of Karanis and see the collection of statues and Roman portraits at Fayoum Museum. Stop for lunch during your tour. Travel to Wadi Al Rayan nature reserve, known for its lakes, springs, and wildlife. Snap some photos of the largest waterfall in Egypt. Ride on a traditional wooden sailboat, known as a felucca. Finish your tour as your driver takes you back to your hotel in Cairo.

From Cairo: Alexandria Day Tour

5. From Cairo: Alexandria Day Tour

Step back in time as you explore the history of Alexandria on a day trip from Cairo. Hop aboard an airconditioned car or van and visit top sights like the Church of St. Mark, the Abbo Elabbas Mosque, a gold market and Quaitbay castle. 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 Quaitbay Castle. Admire the Memorial of the Unknown Soldier and marvel at the beautiful coastline on the way to Mamoura Beach Resort, located east of Montaza's royal gardens. Walk along the corniche of Maamourah. 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.

Cairo - Sharm El Sheikh: One-Way or Return Private Transfer

6. Cairo - Sharm El Sheikh: One-Way or Return Private Transfer

Get from Cairo to Sharm el-Sheikh or vice versa in comfort and style with this convenient private transfer. Book a one way ticket or a round trip depending on your needs. At your requested time and location in the city, you will find your driver waiting with a sign, so they're easy to find. You'll be transported in a comfortable sedan or van of the latest model. The distance is around around 500 kilometers one way, so there will be chances to stop on the way for a rest and refreshments. Just inform the driver, and he'll do his utmost to ensure your comfort. You'll be dropped off at your preferred location in Sharm el-Sheikh or Cairo.

Cairo: Cairo Tower Tour with Hotel Pickup and Drop-Off

7. Cairo: Cairo Tower Tour with Hotel Pickup and Drop-Off

Explore the tallest structure in North Africa on a guided tour of the Cairo Tower with an Egyptologist guide. Benefit from hotel pickup and drop-off in Cairo or Giza and relax with tickets included in the tour cost. After getting picked up from your hotel, travel straight to the Cairo Tower. Help yourself to the soft drinks and water provided during the journey. Climb through the 16 floors of the tower and learn more about the history of the structure from your Egyptologist guide, from its origins to its modern-day usage. At the top, enjoy panoramic views of Cairo and Giza. Marvel at the thousand minarets from a different perspective and snap breathtaking shots with the cityscape in the background. You will be dropped off back at your hotel at the end of the visit.

Cairo and Hurghada One-Way or Return Private Transfer

8. Cairo and Hurghada One-Way or Return Private Transfer

Take a comfortable journey between Cairo and Hurghada with this convenient private transfer. At your requested time and location, you will find your driver waiting with a sign so they will be easy to find. You'll be transported in a comfortable sedan or van of the latest model. The distance is around 550 kilometers one way so there will be chances to stop during the journey for rest and refreshments. Your driver will do their utmost to ensure your comfort. You will be dropped off at your preferred location in Hurghada or Cairo.

Cairo: National Museum of Egyptian Civilization Guided Tour

9. Cairo: National Museum of Egyptian Civilization Guided Tour

Take a guided tour of Cairo's National Museum of Egyptian Civilization and dive into the rich past of this ancient land. Walk among past rulers in the Royal Mummies Hall, featuring 22 royal mummies. Enjoy a morning pickup from your hotel and head over to the museum, where over 50,000 artifacts await you. Find out interesting facts about Egyptian civilization from prehistoric times to the present day. Visit the Royal Mummies Hall; the crown jewel of the museum. See 22 mummies, including famous rulers like King Ramses II and Queen Hatshepsut, as well as their coffins. Discover some of Egypt's most precious historical treasures in the themed main exhibition halls covering topics such as the dawn of Egyptian civilization, writing systems, and the importance of the Nile.

From Hurghada: Giza Pyramids & Egyptian Museum tour by Bus

10. From Hurghada: Giza Pyramids & Egyptian Museum tour by Bus

Explore the best of Cairo’s monuments on a full-day coach tour from Hurghada. See the Giza Plateau and Egyptian Museum, home to more than 120,000 relics of Egyptian history. A tour representative will pick you up in the early morning from your hotel in Hurghada for a coach transfer to Cairo. Upon arrival in Cairo, head into the city center to wander the galleries of the remarkable Egyptian Museum, home to an astonishing collection of relics from the pre-dynastic era to the Pharaonic era and the Greco-Roman period. One highlight of the museum is the artifacts of the child King Tutankhamen, but make sure to take some time with the displays of other Pharaonic gods and goddess and visit the mummies room to learn about mummification in ancient Egypt. Then hop on board a Felucca, a type of sailing boat typical in Egypt, and cross over the Nile (optional, not included in tour price).  After lunch, your Egyptologist guide will take you to the stunning Pyramids of Giza in the Giza Plateau. The oldest of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, the pyramids of Cheops, Khafre, and Mykerinos form the major highlight of the Giza Necropolis. Finally, drive back to Hurghada for a hotel drop-off. Alternatively, upgrade your trip to a private customizable tour. Make the most of your trip from Hurghada to Cairo with your very own minivan and personal driver and guide. Explore the city at your own pace, in comfort and style, with an experienced driver on hand to take you anywhere you want to go.

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We did many tours while in Egypt, but this overall experience was by far the best. Not only was Salib a knowledgeable guide - who genuinely cares and recommended various options to optimize our experience (none of which cost extra money) - but you can tell he/the company care about your experience from start to finish. His ability to answer many questions and the dates, stats, etc in his head were impressive. However, he made sure to ask what style of tour we wanted (numbers, stories, etc). I was contacted immediately after booking (weeks before my tour) to organize our pick up and ensure we knew exactly what was included, what to expect and how to maximize our enjoyment. All I can say is this tour company and guide was by far the most professional, start to finish, that we experienced while in Egypt. Nothing went wrong on our day, but more importantly, I feel confident in saying if something did go wrong, it would be dealt with professionally and quickly.

We cannot put into words how much we enjoyed the day today. We have not worked through all the points in the description, but have seen and experienced other things that we think are great. Our highlight was the Bedouin-style tea on the dune above the magic lake. In our opinion, the Felounkenfahrt is worth every penny, it's magical. The food was also very authentic and delicious!

It was a very nice ride, but I don't recommend riding a camel in the pyramids, I walked and I had a bad conscience because they don't seem to be treated well, be careful with the welfare of the animals, my love! Enjoy! Aaaahhh a strong point is the fabrics of essential oils at the end of the tour, I was addicted to the wonderful smells

Thank you for making our last day in Cairo hassle free. Our driver was great and he made sure that all our needs were met to the best of his ability. The vehicle was comfortable and the company ensured that we got an English speaking driver which made communication so much easier.

Knowledgeable guide, great transportation. Family really enjoyed this learning experience.