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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.

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Cairo: 2-Day Bahariya Oasis Camp and Desert Tour

2. Cairo: 2-Day Bahariya Oasis Camp and Desert Tour

Day 1: Cairo to Bahariya Oasis, White Desert Tour Your exhilarating trip to the White Desert and Bahariya Oasis will commence with a prompt pickup from your hotel or selected location in Cairo or Giza. Your guide will then take you to the Bahariya Oasis, which is 4 hours away from Cairo. Upon reaching the destination, you will be served with lunch at a local restaurant. You will then be taken to the Black Desert, which is noted for its black volcanic hills and dolerite rocks. You will then drive towards the Crystal Mountain in the Valley of Agabat, to behold the quartz crystal deposits. Head to the White Desert National Park, where you can witness the elegant wind-carved rock formations. Afterwards, you will be transferred back to the campsite at Al Haiz, where you will be served with a delicious dinner. Day 2: Bahariya Oasis Tour, Drive back to Cairo You will kick start your day with breakfast at the campsite. Afterwards, set off to the Bahariya Oasis to visit the Valley of the Golden Mummies, a large burial site in the Western Desert of Egypt and the Tomb of Bannantiu. Later you can visit the English House, the sand dunes, and the Salt Lake at Bawiti. You can also enjoy your lunch at the Bahariya Oasis, before making your way back to Cairo or Giza.

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From Hurghada: Full-Day Giza Pyramids Tour with Lunch

3. From Hurghada: Full-Day Giza Pyramids Tour with Lunch

Travel back in time and experience the heritage of Ancient Egypt on a full-day tour to Cairo and Giza, with transfers by air-conditioned vehicle from the Red Sea. Meet your guide and driver at your hotel, and set off on your Egyptian adventure. Sit back and relax, enjoying the impressive views along your drive to the capital. Upon arrival in Cairo, visit the famous Egyptian Museum on Tahrir Square, and discover one of the most comprehensive collections of Ancient Egyptian relics in the world. Next, head to Giza to see the pyramid complex, the oldest of the seven wonders of the ancient world and built over 4,500 years ago, including the iconic Great Pyramid of Giza — the oldest and largest of the pyramids in the complex. Visit the Great Sphinx of Giza, a famous limestone statue of a reclining sphinx with a Pharaoh's head, a mythical creature. Then, visit the Papyrus Museum and learn how Ancient Egyptians used papyrus to record the stories of their civilization, before returning to Hurghada in the evening.

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From Cairo: Private Full-Day Tour of Historical Alexandria

4. From Cairo: Private Full-Day Tour of Historical Alexandria

Explore the rich history of Alexandria; tracing time from its ancient Egyptian roots, through the Classical period, to Roman times and beyond on an informative full-day tour from Cairo. Enjoy meet-and-greet service pick-up, and drop off from your Cairo hotel, and the comfort of an air-conditioned bus. Begin the journey with a visit to the Roman theater in Kom El-Deka; a marble theater that once seated 800 spectators with galleries, sections of mosaic flooring, and a pleasure garden, all surrounded by Roman baths and villas. Continuing, explore the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa; the necropolis of 3 sub-levels dating from the 2nd century AD merges aspects of Egyptian, Greek, and Roman culture in its features. See the Roman triclinium – a banquet hall to honor the dead, as well as statues, reliefs, and a pillared lobby featuring depictions of Egyptian gods in Roman armor. See the site of the Alexandria Library. Concluding the tour, walk the ramparts of the 15th century Qaitbay Citadel, built upon the ruins of the ancient Alexandria Lighthouse. End this day of discovery with a relaxed evening drive back to Cairo, and your hotel.

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From Sharm El Sheikh: Egyptian Museum and Pyramids Day Trip

5. From Sharm El Sheikh: Egyptian Museum and Pyramids Day Trip

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.

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Cairo: 2-Hour River Nile Cafelluca Cruise with Meals

6. Cairo: 2-Hour River Nile Cafelluca Cruise with Meals

Your River Nile experience begins with pickup from your hotel within Cairo City, then heads to Maadi where your traditional felucca boat awaits you. Find your seats aboard the boat and sit back and relax as you leave the marina and start your trip along the world-famous River Nile. Spend a delightful 2-hours cruising along the river, admiring incredible views of the surrounding landscapes and locals going about their day. As you watch the scenes unfold along the river, learn about how Old Cairo has adapted to modern times, and how traditions and culture have developed here. While you sail, enjoy a delicious and authentic Egyptian meal, bursting with colorful flavors that represent the local way of life. There are 3 options available for the trip, the breakfast option which runs from 10am to 12pm, the lunch option which runs from 12pm to 4pm, and the dinner option which runs from 6pm to 8pm. During the breakfast cruise, dine on traditional ful stew, falafel, feteer, honey, cheese, tomato, salad, and soft drinks. On the lunch and dinner cruises, guests are served a selection of meat samosas, meat and vegetable tagine, tahini, salads, grilled chicken, kofta, and more, as well as a sweet dessert and soft drinks.

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Cairo: 3-Day River Nile Cruise with Hot Air Balloon

7. Cairo: 3-Day River Nile Cruise with Hot Air Balloon

Day 1 At 5.00 PM you will be picked up from your accommodation and driven to Cairo train station, where you will board an overnight train to Luxor.  Day 2 Upon arrival in Luxor in the early morning, a representative will greet you and take you to a cafe to try some local tea. You’ll then enjoy a hot air balloon ride to watch the sun come up over the archaeological sites of Luxor. Next, head to the west bank of Luxor to visit the Valley of the Kings. Here you will explore the 3 most important tombs and see the walls full of hieroglyphs.  Your guide will then take you to the most important temple of the complex, the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut. The temple consists of three floors with open balconies built of limestone, with statues of the god Osiris and Queen Hatshepsut. You’ll then head to the east bank to visit the biggest temple in Luxor, the Karnak Temple, dedicated to the god Amun, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu. Learn about the history of the temple before heading to your river boat for lunch.  You’ll check into your room and then the boat will depart for Edfu. In the evening, you’ll enjoy dinner and free time in the comfortable surroundings of the boat.  Day 3 After breakfast on board, take a horse-drawn carriage to Edfu. You’ll then enjoy a guided visit of the Temple of Horus. Marvel at the best-preserved religious place in Egypt with imposing sandstone structures of Horus.  You’ll enjoy lunch back on board the boat as you sail to your next destination. In the afternoon, visit the unusual Temple of Kom Ombo. Learn about the structures of the temple and how it was built in honor of two great gods. Return to the boat for dinner and free time.  Day 4 In the early morning you’ll head to one of the most stunning temple complexes in Egypt, the Abu Simbel Temples. The twin temples of Ramesses II and Nefertari were built into the mountainside in the 13th century BC, under the dynasty of Pharaoh Ramesses II. Your guide will take you back to the cruise to check out and take your luggage. You’ll then be transferred to Aswan station to travel back to Cairo by train.

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Cairo: Desert and Bahariya Oasis Day Trip with Meals

8. Cairo: Desert and Bahariya Oasis Day Trip with Meals

The tour begins with pickup from your hotel in Cairo at 7AM and heads out of the city across the surrounding desert landscapes. The first stop of the day is the stunning Bahariya Oasis, which was once the agricultural center during Pharaonic times but is now famous for its abundance of dates and olives. Explore the oasis with your guide and admire the sprawling landscape of shady palms and natural springs. After lunch visit the Black Desert, a fascinating landscape with rugged mountain-like domes that contrast against the sandy surroundings. Next, visit the nearby Agabat, a beautiful valley with imposing white cliff faces and yellow limestone rocks. Follow on to the Crystal Mountain, an incredibly unique formation made entirely of calcite crystal that sparkles and shimmers under the Egyptian sun. Head over to the White Desert next, named for its sprawling white sandy landscape that stretches across the horizon. Climb a number of sand dunes and marvel at the jaw-dropping views that seem to go on forever. As evening draws near, enjoy a delicious dinner against the backdrop of the desert and soak up more jaw-dropping views as you dine. Finally, relax on the journey back to Cairo and arrive at your hotel at approximately 11PM.

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From Hurghada: Private Day Trip to Cairo with Meals

9. 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.

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From Hurghada: Guided Tour of Cairo with Pyramids and Lunch

10. From Hurghada: Guided Tour of Cairo with Pyramids and Lunch

Experience the wonders of Cairo on this full-day guided trip to the Egyptian capital. See the iconic monuments of ancient Egypt, such as the pyramids, and discover how papyrus was made at the Papyrus Museum accompanied by your Egyptologist guide. Start your day with a visit to Giza and marvel at the pyramids and Sphinx. Continue to the Egypt Papyrus Museum and discover how the ancient Egyptians recorded their civilization. Then, head to the heart of Old Cairo to explore the different centuries of Egypt, starting with the Hanging Church. Here, admire the impressive collection of ancient religious icons. Next, visit the Mosque of Amr, the first mosque built in all of Africa. Continue to Ben Ezra Synagogue and marvel at the well-preserved interior. Then, enjoy lunch in one of the most beautiful restaurants in Cairo. Finish your trip with a visit to the famous Khan el-Khalili bazaar before traveling back to Hurghada.

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What people are saying about Cairo Region

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 450 reviews

Absolutely worth the money! Pick up from hotel on time, smooth transfer to the airport and quick flight ✈️ Everyone was sleeping during flight. My guide Mohamed waited outside the airport and led me to the mini bus. He was very nice and positive person. Firstly, nice walk through the old market awaiting The Pyramids to open. You don’t have to carry your backpack as our bus was always near. You wait about 5 minutes for guides to collect tickets, no queues. Few hours for pyramids so you have plenty of time to take photos. Our guide was with me and my kids all the time and was sooo kind taking photos, helping to take the best shots! Telling us how to pose to have the best images. After that, we went to perfume shop, had tea ☕️ and a little talk about their natural oils. Then, we went for lunch to a buffet style restaurant which had plenty of space and their food was really good. Next, Egyptian Museum, it is a MUST! Mohamed is really an excellent guide and has a broad knowledge *****

It was really a great day. Very good organization and process. Ramadan was a great guide! You have to see the pyramids once in a lifetime! Thanks again to everyone involved for an unforgettable day!

What a fabulous (if not too long) day. Saw the pyramids, had boat trip on Nile, camel ride, Egyptian museum, perfume and papyrus factory

It was super! The landscapes are excellent, the guides are wonderful, they even suggested playing their own music in the car)

A very long day but totally worth it and unbelievable for the price. We had a private tour guide for the day.