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

1. From Hurghada: Full-Day Trip to Cairo and Giza with 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, admiring views of the Gulf of Suez. Upon arrival, your private Egyptologist guide will 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 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. 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.

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Hurghada: Full-Day Trip to Cairo by Plane

2. 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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From Hurghada: Cairo and Giza Full-Day Highlights Tour

3. From Hurghada: Cairo and Giza Full-Day Highlights Tour

Travel back in time to experience the heritage of Pharaonic Egypt on a full-day tour to Cairo and Giza, with transfers by air-conditioned vehicles from the Red Sea. Following a pick-up from your hotel, get some great views of the landscape en route to the Egyptian capital. Stops can be made whenever you require. Upon arrival in Cairo, visit the Egyptian Museum on Tahrir Square, and discover one of the most comprehensive collections of Ancient Egyptian relics in the world. Explore treasures that tell the story of a highly-developed culture. For a supplement, you can enter the Mummy Room to learn all about the mummification process, and come face-to-face with some of the Egyptian royals of the Pharonic days in mummified form. Transfer to Giza in the afternoon to see the Great Pyramids and Great Sphinx in the Giza Plateau. Marvel at this last surviving monument of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, built more than 4.500 years ago as everlasting graves for the pharaohs Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinos. Marvel at the mysterious Sphinx statue of a Pharaoh’s head with a lion’s body. Optional activities in Giza upon payment of a supplement include a look inside the Great Pyramid or Small Pyramid, a ride on a camel, or a visit to the Solar Boat Museum, where you will see the legendary boat that Pharaoh Cheops had built in order to sail through the underworld Transfer back to your hotel in the evening for the end of tour services.

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From Hurghada: Full-Day Giza Pyramids Tour with Lunch

4. 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 Hurghada: Cairo & Giza Ancient Egypt Full-Day Trip

5. From Hurghada: Cairo & Giza Ancient Egypt Full-Day Trip

Marvel at the majesty of the Great Pyramid of Giza and the treasures of the Egyptian Museum on a full-day trip. Learn more about Ancient Egyptian history and culture with a private Egyptologist guide. Early in the morning, start with pickup from your hotel in Hurghada by air-conditioned van for the transfer to Hurghada airport and your flight to Cairo. When you arrive, meet your Egyptologist guide and begin the tour with a visit to the famous Giza Plateau. Marvel at the Great Pyramid, one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, as well as the other 2 pyramids and mysterious Sphinx, the Father of Terror for the ancient pharaohs. The tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple that faces the great Sphinx, before you stop for lunch at a good quality restaurant. After lunch, visit old Cairo with your guide before heading to the world-renowned Museum of Egyptian Antiquities. Built in the neo-classical style and designed by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon, the Museum is home to more than 120,000 masterpieces of Egyptian art and artifacts. After some free time in Cairo, you’ll be transferred to the airport for your return flight to Hurghada, followed by a direct transfer to your hotel.

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Cairo: Egyptian Museum Skip-the-Line Ticket & Optional Tour

6. Cairo: Egyptian Museum Skip-the-Line Ticket & Optional Tour

Avoid long ticket lines with skip-the-line entrance and spend more time inside the Egyptian Museum. Embark on a journey through the ancient Egyptian world in a museum boasting more than 120,000 objects and artifacts, some more than 5,000 years old. Upgrade your ticket to include a guided tour to get the most out of your visit. Upon arrival at the museum, skip the line and meet the local partner's representative at the entrance. Then, after receiving your ticket, either relish a day in the museum on your own or set off with your guide who will take you through every aspect of the museum and explain more about the place, as well as its valuable antiquities and artifacts. Don't miss the chance to admire King Tutankhamun’s famous death mask or the solid-gold mask. Get to see the mummies of Ramesses II and other items such as papyri, reliefs, funerary art, jewelry, and much more. By the end of your museum visit, you'll have made a close acquaintance with and grasped the essence of Egyptian history.

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From Hurghada: Full-Day Trip to Cairo by Plane

7. 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.

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

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

Experience the treasures of the ancient world on this guided tour of Cairo. Immerse yourself in ancient Egypt with visits to the national museum and the magnificent Pyramids of Giza. First stop: Tahrir Square. Step into the Egyptian Museum and witness one of the most comprehensive collections of Ancient Egyptian artifacts in the world. Then, admire panoramic views of the Salah el-din Citadel while you enjoy lunch at an authentic Egyptian restaurant. After, visit the Mosque of Amr ibn al-As, constructed in 641–642 AD, as the center of the newly founded Egyptian capital, Fustat. Discover the fascinating history behind the first mosque ever built in Africa from your expert guide. Next stop: the Papyrus Museum. Here, learn how the Ancient Egyptians used papyrus paper to record their civilization. Continue to Giza and marvel at the Great Pyramid, built more than 4.500 years ago for the pharaohs Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinos. Then, walk to the spectacular Sphinx and see first-hand the famous Pharaoh with the body of a lion.

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From Sharm El Sheikh: Cairo Full Day Tour by Plane

9. From Sharm El Sheikh: Cairo Full Day Tour by Plane

Our representative will pick you up from your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh. You will then be transferred to Sharm El Sheikh Airport to catch your flight to Cairo. At Cairo Airport you will be met and assisted by another of our representatives. Our Egyptologist guide will accompany you to visit the great pyramid of Giza, which is the only existing wonder of the seven wonders of the ancient world. At the Giza plateau, you will not only see the great pyramid of Khufu, known as Cheops, but also the pyramid of Chefren, the pyramid of Mykerinus, the valley temple of Khefren and the iconic Great Sphinx. This amazing complex of structures dates back to almost 5,000 years ago. From there, you will be taken to the Egyptian museum, which houses around 150,000 artifacts that date thousands of years to ancient Egyptian civilization. This is considered the largest and most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. Take your chance to admire the incredible treasures of the boy-king Tutankhamun. After the museum, you will also have the chance to wander in the oldest bazaar in the middle east, the Khan El Khalili Bazaar, where you will feel the atmosphere of living in Islamic Cairo hundreds of years ago. The bazaar dates back to 1382, A.D., and is just one of the fascinating places we will see, giving you a real taste of the ancient city of Cairo. At the end of the day you will be transferred to Cairo Airport for a flight back to Sharm El Sheikh.

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Pyramids, Museum & Bazaar Private Tour with Entrance & Lunch

10. Pyramids, Museum & Bazaar Private Tour with Entrance & Lunch

Enjoy a full-day tour exploring the history and culture of Egypt at the Egyptian Museum, Great Pyramids of Giza, and Great Sphinx. Then, shop for unique bargains in the historic Khan El Khalili Bazaar. An expert Egyptologist guide will be on hand at all times to offer helpful explanations of this most ancient of civilizations. Start your tour at the Egyptian Museum. Designed by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon, the museum is located in a handsome neo-classical building on Tahrir Square. Its collections exceed 120,000 masterpieces, ranging from the pre-dynastic era, to the Pharaonic and Greco-Roman periods. Undoubted highlights are the collection of rare treasures of King Tutankhamen, and the Mummies Room, which you can enter for a small extra charge. Continue to the Great Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx, the oldest of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, and the last still standing. Explore the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinus. Your guide will describe the story of their monumental construction, and tell you about their mysteries, before you explore inside one of the pyramids. Proceed to the Great Sphinx, imposingly standing in the desert sand after thousands of years. Admire the colossal structure, before moving to the Valley Temple of the Pyramid of Cephren. Drive back to central Cairo and end your day at the lively Khan El Khalili Bazaar. Master the art of bargaining for great prices on fine brassware, copper, perfumes, leather, silver, gold, and antiques. Lunch is included in this tour at local restaurant, but beverages are not included. The private tour includes the entry fees for the Giza Pyramids and Egyptian Museum. There is a possibility to ride a camel, visit inside the pyramids and see the Mummies room at the museum, but please note that this would be subject to an extra charge.

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What people are saying about Egyptian Museum of Antiquities

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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 *****

This trip was awesome! Ahmad our guide impressed us , he is just made to do his job, he is the best guide I’ve ever seen. The road is long but the drivers were so good, we slept very well on the road to Cairo and back to the hotel we have a lot of fun. We eaten on a boat, the lunch was very tasty, and we were really enjoyed the little ride with the felucca If you visit Egypt this is a must to do!!! Thank you all very much

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!

It was a nice trip, but the perfume shop was not necessary. Thank you Ahmed for the tour

Goosebumps! I just love history . I am a Filipino and love Egyptian history