Day trip

Sharm El-Sheikh: Full-Day Tour of Cairo and Pyramids by Bus

3.7 / 5

88 reviews

Activity provider: Egyptra Travel Services
Day trip

Sharm El-Sheikh: Full-Day Tour of Cairo and Pyramids by Bus

Activity provider: Egyptra Travel Services

From US$ 105 per person

Embark on a full-day trip to Cairo from Sharm to visit the Egyptian Museum and the Pyramids of Giza with an Egyptologist guide. Travel via comfortable bus and experience the must-see sights of Egypt.

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Duration 1 day
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English, Russian, Italian, Arabic, French, German
Pickup included
Hotel pickup is available from Sharm El Sheikh.
Private or small groups available


  • Explore the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World at Giza
  • See the reclining statue of the Great Sphinx
  • Visit the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square
  • Marvel at the High Pyramid of Khufu, the oldest in the Giza Plateau
  • Learn how the pyramids were built from your Egyptologist guide
Full description
Take a guided full-day trip to Cairo to see the most important attractions on any trip to Egypt: the Egyptian Museum, the Pyramids of Giza, and the Great Sphinx. Start with a very early morning pickup from your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh at 12:30 AM. Your Egyptologist tour guide will greet you at the lobby of your hotel and assist you to the bus station, where you’ll take the approximately 6-hour journey to Cairo on a comfortable air-conditioned bus.   When you arrive in Cairo, your tour guide will meet up with you again at the bus station and take you to the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities (Egyptian Museum). Spend the morning exploring this massive museum, which houses approximately 120,000 items. See the glittering treasures of Tutankhamun, grave goods, mummies, jewellery, household items, and toys of Egyptians whose names are lost to history.   After lunch in a local restaurant, you’ll head to the Pyramids of Giza — see the Great Pyramid, the Pyramid of Khafre, the Pyramid of Menkaure, and the Sphinx, situated beside each other in an awe-inspiring sight. This complex is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and the only remaining Wonder of the Ancient World.   After exploring these magnificent structures, your tour guide will bring you back to the bus station for your ride back to Sharm El Sheikh.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan in Cairo
  • Private transfers in Sharm El Sheikh
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Giza Plateau
  • Great Sphinx
  • Egyptian Museum
  • Shopping in Cairo
  • All Entrance fees (if option selected)
  • Taxes and handling charges
  • Professional Egyptology Guide in your language selected
  • Nile river visit
  • Walking tour at the pyramids plateau
  • Camel or horse riding (available as an add-on)
  • Great pyramid entrance (available as an add-on)
  • Boat trip on the Nile River (available as an add-on)
  • Visa fee collected by the Egyptian Government (must be paid on-site in cash)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses

Know before you go

  • Most nationalities require a visa to enter Egypt
  • You must weigh under 210 lbs to enter the Great Pyramid of Khufu
  • The trip from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo takes between 5 and 7 hours, depending on the option selected. Bring entertainment and breakfast with you for the long bus ride
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3.7 /5

based on 88 reviews

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It was an amazing trip, I cannot find the right world to describe it! They took care about everything even the visa. They took care of us from the start to the end of this trip and made us explore one of the most beautiful place in the world. The only thing that I have to say is that the water in bottle wasn’t included as shown in the description so I had to buy it. But for the rest it was perfect.

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February 25, 2023

An amazing trip, but a very long one. You have to be prepared and take provisions for the bus journey because in the end it's not five hours and not seven or eight, since they stop many times for the controls. As soon as we arrived, we went to the Egyptian museum with a great guide called Imán, who made it super interesting and explained everything he could in the short time we had since to see the entire museum you need at least a week. Later we went for a walk on the Nile River and had a barbecue on another big boat. After that we went straight to the pyramids where I recommend buying the camel ride as it takes you to a panoramic view where you can see all three pyramids together. Later we went to see the sphinx and then we stopped at the perfume museum. I highly recommend it but go mentally prepared because it is a very long trip.

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February 23, 2023

The bus trip was about 9 hours long from our hotel and Sharm el Sheikh to Kairo, that's including one bigger stop of 40 minutes. We drove all night. The bus was good, with its own toilet. Though I recommend to bring own toilet paper and antibac. There are a numerous police check point during the trip, mostly just small stops. We went to the museum, got minmal with time there but enough to se the important parts with a skilled egyptologist and guide. In the trip we went on a boattrip on Nile, bbq lunch in a large restaurant. We went to papyrusshop. The pyramids was a good experience but be aware for a lot of people wanting to sell something. We also went with carriage to the viewpoint of the pyramids, very good. Lastly we went to the purfumeshop. Then 9 hours busttrip home. We didn't get the waterbotle that was said to be included. We were very happy and exhausted after the trip.

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February 6, 2023

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