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From Hurghada: Full-Day Cairo Tour by Shared Bus

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49 reviews

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

From Hurghada: Full-Day Cairo Tour by Shared Bus

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels
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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.

About this activity

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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.

Experience

Highlights
  • 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. Although the bus journey is shared, choose between a private or shared small-group tour of the sights once in Egypt's capital city. 

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.

Includes
  • 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
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

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

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • 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'
  • A minimum of 2 persons is required to operate the shared tour, the product can be canceled or rescheduled if the minimum group size is not met
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 49 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.1/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5

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The drive to Cairo took 25 hours. We were picked up by the bus at the hotel and it was with us the whole day in Cairo. The bus drivers were very experienced and nice. During the trip we were provided with sufficient drinks, there were also snacks. Sherif was our guide. Her was very competent, helpful, funny, communicative and also warned us about supposed salespeople. We had enough time at the pyramids, I would do the camel trip again. Personally, I didn't like the perfumery visit, and the rest of the group quickly left the store. We didn't have much time in the museum, but that would take a whole day. We also strolled over the bazaar. The communication with Sam in advance was great, because he gave me a feeling of security and answered my questions super fast. The trip is strenuous, but recommended.

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August 10, 2022

The trip was very nice. The outward journey by bus was very pleasant, but unfortunately there was a little legroom on the return journey. We were contacted by Amr Mohammad two days before the tour and informed about the procedure and everything else. All questions were answered very quickly. (Thanks for that :) ) in Cairo we were welcomed directly by our guide Amin. He spoke very good German and took a lot of time to show us the city. He shared a lot of interesting information about Cairo with us and he was also able to tell us a lot about the pyramids, the Sphinx and the museum. The food in the restaurant was delicious. And finally, Amin took us to the local bazaar, which was very exciting and interesting. All in all, the tour was very nice and definitely worth the money. I would recommend her. Thank you for this beautiful day!

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August 8, 2022

Amr contacted us as soon as the reservation was confirmed, he was available to answer all our questions. The driver picked us up at 2:15 am at our hotel in El Gouna and then we left for Cairo. For security reasons, we drive in a convoy of about twenty buses and minibuses, surrounded by the police. So we had to wait a good hour in a parking lot for the convoy to form. We stayed in the same minibus from start to finish, and it was the same on the way back. There are a lot of breaks, so the trip takes about 8 hours, both ways. Once there, we got into a car (we were 2) with our guide and a driver. It's very well organized, Malak, the guide speaks good French and is friendly, we had time to take all the photos we wanted. We respected the announced program but did not have time to go to the souk unfortunately. An unforgettable but exhausting day.

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August 4, 2022

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