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From Hurghada: Cairo Day Trip by Shared Bus with Lunch

4.7 / 5

90 reviews

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

From Hurghada: Cairo Day Trip by Shared Bus with Lunch

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

From US$ 120 per person

Explore Egypt's capital on a full-day bus tour and learn more about the rich history and culture of the land with an Egyptologist guide.

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Duration 18 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Arabic
Pickup included
Complimentary pickup service is available from your accommodation in Hurghada. The long-range pickup service from Safaga, Makadi, Soma Bay, Al Gona, and Sahl Hashish is available to book during the checkout process as an 'add-on'. Please share your nationality, hotel name, address, and room number to facilitate pickup. Wait at the main gate of your Hurghada hotel along the highway, not the reception area.


  • Admire the beauty of the Great Pyramid of Giza
  • Appreciate the charm of the Great Sphinx
  • Explore the Valley Temple and Egyptian history with an Egyptologist guide
  • Visit the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and marvel at the artifacts
  • Relax on the long drive to Cairo on a well-facilitated Shared Bus
Full description

Discover the wonders of Cairo on this full-day tour from Hurghada. Marvel at the imposing Great Pyramid and the charming Great Sphinx. Browse through the fascinating artifacts at the Egyptian Museum and learn about them from your professional guide.

Get picked up from your hotel in Hurghada at around 2 AM and transfer in an air-conditioned van to the bus station.

Board your well-facilitated, air-conditioned Shared Bus and begin your journey to Cairo. Relax and take a nap on the way in your recliner seat. Refreshments like tea, coffee, juice, sandwiches, and mineral water will also be provided during the journey.

Upon arrival in Cairo, meet your Egyptologist tour guide and go first to the world-famous Giza Plateau. Admire the beauty of the Great Pyramid of Giza, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, along with the other two pyramids. 

Explore the mysterious Great Sphinx, the old pharaoh’s father of terror, and the Valley Temple before lunch at one of the best restaurants.

After a delicious lunch, visit the renowned Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, commonly referred to as the Egyptian Museum. Constructed in a neo-classical style, this beautiful museum houses about 120,000 artifacts and works of Egyptian art.

At the end of the tour, visit the Khan El-Khalili Bazaar and soak up the atmosphere of the old city. Take a walk through this market and marvel at the variety of souvenirs, antiques, and jewelry for sale.

Finally, enjoy a journey back to Hurghada by Bus, followed by a direct transfer to your accommodation.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Hurghada
  • Transfers in a shared bus
  • Mineral water, juice, tea, coffee, and sandwiches during the bus journey
  • General Admission to the Pyramids, Sphinx area, and Egyptian Museum (if add-on selected)
  • Entry inside the Great Pyramid (if add-on selected)
  • Egyptologist tour guide
  • Restaurant lunch
  • Visit to the Khan El Khalili Bazaar
  • Drinks
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • A minimum of 2 persons is required to operate the shared tour. The activity may be canceled or rescheduled if the minimum group size is not met
  • A breakfast box can be arranged from your hotel and be collected before the pickup service at your hotel
  • The long-range pickup service from Safaga, Makadi, Soma Bay, Al Gona, and Sahl Hashish is available to book during the checkout process as an 'add-on'
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 90 reviews

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The approximately six-hour journey to Cairo in the public bus took some getting used to, but not uncomfortable as it was a fairly new coach. There we were welcomed directly by our guide and driver. From there it was a full day private tour. The guide Achmed always provided us with a lot of information about history, country and people. The driver guided us safely through Cairo's traffic and the guide through the never-ending queues at the hotspots. Photos were also included. Without Achmed's targeted guidance through the historical museum, we would only have seen a fraction of it and would have been rushed and tired. The restaurant is of course a tourist canteen, but the food was very tasty, but the drinks were priced at western levels. As expected, the visit to the perfumery was a sales event, but the goods on offer were good and you didn't have to buy anything. Entry into the Great Pyramid is not for the weak of stamina. Best excursion!

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January 6, 2023

This was a very long day!! Shout out to our driver for driving 6 hours there and 8 hours back with no rest in between as we moved from location to location. Cairo was lovely to see and Esraa our tour guide was 10/10. She taught us so much history and took lovely pictures of us too all day. Make sure you keep 24 hours aside for this trip!

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December 9, 2022

Good service from hotel to bus station in Hurghada. Relaxed seats in the shared bus. We also had a private car with driver and guide who met us at the bus station in Cairo. Ahmed Mohsen was waiting for us there. Could tell a lot about the history and gave us tips. Talked to him about what we were going to do. In short, a great day. Thank you Ahmed Mohsen!

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December 6, 2022

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