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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.

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.

From Hurghada: Cairo and Giza Full-Day Highlights Tour

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

Experience Egyptian history on a full-day guided tour of Cairo and Giza from Hurghada and see the Great Pyramids and the Great Sphinx. Admire relics of the past at the Egyptian Museum and enjoy lunch. Following pickup 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 Pharaonic days in mummified form. Travel to Giza to see the Great Pyramids and Great Sphinx in the Giza Plateau. Admire the final remaining 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, built more than 4,500 years ago as everlasting graves for the pharaohs. Marvel at the mysterious Sphinx, a 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 entry to the Solar Boat Museum to see the legendary boat of the Pharaoh Cheops. Sit back and relax on the journey back to your hotel in the evening.

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.

Pyramids, Museum & Bazaar Private Tour with Entrance & Lunch

5. 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.

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

6. 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. 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.

Cairo: Female-Guided Pyramids, Bazaar, and Museum Tour

7. Cairo: Female-Guided Pyramids, Bazaar, and Museum Tour

Explore the best wonders of Ancient Egypt on this fully-guided tour with a female guide. Start the tour with pick up from your hotel or selected location in Cairo. Meet your local guide, an Egyptologist who will be there to share her knowledge, provide assistance, and make you feel comfortable throughout the day.  Start your tour at one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Pyramids. Gaze in awe at the magnificent Pyramids of Cheops, Mycerinus, and Chephren. Then, stop for a photo at the Great Sphinx. Pay an optional visit to the Great Pyramid at your own expense before visiting the Valley Temple. Afterward, stop for a traditional Egyptian lunch. Next, visit the Egyptian Museum where you can explore the vast collection of 250,000 ancient artifacts that date back about 5000 years. If you wish (and at your own cost), feel free to explore King Tutankhamun's Room, which holds a number of precious jewels and gold excavated from the tomb in 1920.  Continue to the Khan El-Khalili Bazaar and soak up the atmosphere of the old city. Take a walk through this well-known market and marvel at the unique variety of souvenirs, antiques, and jewelry for sale. Finally, end the tour with a transfer back to your preferred location or place of stay in Cairo.

Cairo: Egyptian Museum & Khan El-Khalili Bazaar Tour

8. Cairo: Egyptian Museum & Khan El-Khalili Bazaar Tour

Journey to the heart of the pharaohs' civilization in an air-conditioned car that will pick you up from your hotel. Arrive in style at Tahrir Square in front of the Egyptian Museum, a majestic building constructed in 1902. The ground floor contains colossal statues spanning thousands of years, arranged in chronological order. Take an informative and enlightening tour of the upper floor, marveling at smaller statues, fossils, paintings, sarcophagi and ancient Egypt maps. The famous Tut-Ench-Amun also has an exclusive section in the museum.  Before returning to your hotel stop by the vibrant colored market. The shops and bazaars display and sell a dizzying array of trinkets and artworks, giving you the chance to take home a small piece of Egyptian culture and civilization. Buy souvenirs for your friends or simply meander around the bustling shops. Your guide will then drop you off at your hotel in Cairo.

Hurghada: 2-Day Cairo and Alexandria Tour with Nile Cruise

9. Hurghada: 2-Day Cairo and Alexandria Tour with Nile Cruise

Explore Ancient Egypt. See the Pyramids, the Sphinx, and spend the night on the iconic Nile River. Day 1:Begin your journey to the past with an early morning pickup from your hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. Arrive in Cairo, where you can explore the Egyptian Museum. Enjoy a delicious meal at a traditional Egyptian restaurant. After your fantastic lunch, continue to see the famous Giza Pyramids and the iconic Great Sphinx.  Board a beautiful Nile cruise ship. Enjoy a hearty meal during a spectacular show on board. Head to the deck and take in the view during the evening trip down the Nile. Spend the night aboard the cruise ship, lulled to sleep by the gentle rocking of the boat. Day 2:Head off early in the morning to Alexandria. Arrive at the Montazah Palace and marvel at the priceless works of art and stunning architecture. Wander around the massive gardens, taking in the warm Egyptian sun. Explore the Graeco-Roman Museum and see stunning ancient sculptures from the Greek and Roman cultures. See the modern interpretation of the historic Alexandria Library, where you can experience the innovative Culturama Panorama. After a morning of sightseeing, relax with a fresh seafood lunch.  Explore the important religious sites of Alexandria. Marvel at the stunning architecture of the historic Mosque of Abu el Abbas and its 240-foot tall minaret. See Egypt's largest church, Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, and catch a glimpse of some of St. Mark's relics.  Meander to Alexandria's coast and see the ancient Citadel of Qaitbay. Built on the sight of the famous Alexandria Lighthouse, this fortress served as the most important defensive structure on the Mediterranean coast for centuries. Return to your accommodation after two full days of experiencing Ancient Egypt.

Cairo: Egyptian Museum, Pyramids & Bazaar Tour

10. Cairo: Egyptian Museum, Pyramids & Bazaar Tour

Explore the wonders of ancient Egypt on this guided day tour. Your guide will pick you up from your hotel lobby and you'll head off to visit the Pyramids, Sphynxes, and Egyptian Museum. Head first towards the Pyramids, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Admire the scenic views of the Pyramid of Cheops, Chephren and Mycinerus. Then, stop for a photo-op at the magnificent Great Sphynx. If you choose, you can visit the Great Pyramid at your own cost. Next, it’s time to taste some Egyptian food at a local restaurant. Once you’re finished, you’ll visit to the Egyptian Museum. This vast collection contains more than 250,000 artifacts in its exhibits which span over 5,000 years. If you choose, you can also then explore the room of King Tutankhamun at your own expense, stocked full of vivid jewelry and gold. These dazzling treasures were stored in the King’s tomb for 3,500 years before their discovery during the excavation in 1920.   Finally, you’ll be taken to visit the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar to enjoy the atmosphere of a local market in the old city. Stroll along this historic souk (market) and witness the variety of antiques, jewelry and souvenirs for sale, all made in the region. Finish your tour with a transfer back to your hotel once you’re finished marvelling at the sights of Egypt.

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What people are saying about Egyptian Museum of Antiquities

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 3,784 reviews

What an amazing trip. The journey is gruelling I won't lie but so worth it. Our guide Ahmed was fantastic he absolutely made the trip because he was so passionate and knowledgeable. We visited the museum followed by a boat trip on the Nile and lunch on a Boat Restaurant paid 200LE fir this & visit to Tomb at Giza - money well spent. The buffet lunch was fine and included, you just paid for any drinks. Then back on minivan to Giza - Just Wow, Amazing! Great photos taken by Ahmed too. Then picked up some cheap souvenirs and off to Papyrus Museum to see how made. So glad we did this trip. We all loved it. We were shattered after 20 hour round trip but highlight of our holiday.

Very well organized, with all the highlights included. The two Ahmeds (tour guides) explained everything, gave us enough time at the sights and were ready to cut it short at the two factories (Papyrus and Essential Oils). Both worked very well together with a lot of humor and obvious experience. My 4 kids (19, 17, 13 & 11) and I enjoyed the trip very much and can highly recommend it. A big thanks to the 2 Ahmeds!

So yes 6 hours by bus is a lot but at night it passes quickly, but once in front of the pyramids or on the Nile for that matter I recommend the ride you forget all fatigue. Thanks to our guide in the museum thanks also to Mustapha all were helpful. Maybe plan a small snack before leaving to go home because after lunch we were hungry. Top excursion

Hemos pasado un día espectacular con un equipo muy profesional,todo fue muy fácil y fluido..recomendable al 100%

I recommend the private day tour. We were 6 and it was just perfect.