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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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From Hurghada: Full-Day Giza Pyramids Tour with Lunch

2. 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 and Giza Highlights 2-Day Trip

3. From Hurghada: Cairo and Giza Highlights 2-Day Trip

Discover Cairo on this overnight tour which includes accommodation and transfers form Hurghada. Start with a visit to the Egyptian Museum. During the visit your guide will answer all your questions about the exhibits. Afterwards you can enjoy a traditional Egyptian lunch and visit Alabaster Mosque, a landmark of Cairo. At Khan el-Khalili bazaar, the largest bazaar in the Arab world, you will encounter people of all social classes and religions. Spend an hour browsing through the bazaar before heading to your hotel in Cairo.  The next morning you will be driven to the famous pyramids and the sphinx. Here you will have three hours to admire these fantastic ancient structures. Afterwards you will head towards Saqqara, where you can enjoy a delicious lunch before visiting the step pyramid of Saqqara.

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From Hurghada: Valley of Kings, Hatshepsut, Karnak & Lunch

4. From Hurghada: Valley of Kings, Hatshepsut, Karnak & Lunch

Be collected from your accommodation and meet your Egyptologist tour guide, who will take you on a full-day tour to the East and West Banks of Luxor. The West Bank is the primary destination. Here, explore the archaeological elements at the pharaonic temples, which are the gateway to the Valley Of The Kings housing the tombs of famous Pharaohs of ancient Egypt.  Continue your tour and visit the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, also known as the Foremost of Noble Ladies, and marvel at its ancient monuments. Next, go to the Colossi of Memnon and visit the two astonishing stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III.  Take a break to refresh yourself with a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Next, visit the East Banks of the Nile, aboard a ferry boat crossing for 5 minutes from West to East Bank of Luxor. The pristine temple complex of Temple of Karnak is your first destination in the East Valley. At the end of your tour, you will be transferred back to your accommodation in Hurghada.

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From Hurghada: Two-Day Private Tour of Luxor and Abu Simbel

5. From Hurghada: Two-Day Private Tour of Luxor and Abu Simbel

Experience the wonder of ancient Egypt on this two-day private tour of Luxor and Abu Simbel. See the most spectacular monuments of the past and learn the history with your Egyptologist guide. Start in the morning with pickup from your hotel in Hurghada and enjoy transfer in a private air-conditioned vehicle. Arrive at Luxor to meet your Egyptologist guide and start your adventure. Explore the final resting place of the Egyptian rulers from the 18th to the 20th dynasty and marvel at the tombs of the great Pharaoh King Ramses II and the Pharaoh King Tutankhamun. Continue to the magnificent Hatshepsut temple and see one of the most beautiful and best-preserved ancient Egyptian temples. Next, visit the Colossi of Memnon and see the two colossal stone statues of King Amenhotep III. After, enjoy a delicious lunch in a restaurant with breathtaking views of the Nile. Make one more stop at the Great Karnak temple, the largest temple complex ever built. After a long day, relax on a scenic drive to Aswan. Here, check in and unwind in a luxurious 5-star hotel. On day two, rejoin your guide and enjoy a tour of the two temples of Abu Simbel. Immerse yourself in Ancient Egyptian Civilization as your Egyptologist guide explains the fascinating history behind each archeological site. When the day is over, ride back in comfort to your hotel in Hurghada.

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From Makadi Bay: Private Guided Tour to Luxor

6. From Makadi Bay: Private Guided Tour to Luxor

Explore the sights of Luxor and immerse yourself in the history of the Valley of the Kings. After pickup from your hotel, drive to the final resting place of the pharaohs and learn all about the last journey of the ancient Egyptian kings. Visit the gigantic twin statues of the Colossi of Memnon, built to protect the necropolis, and the impressive Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Find out more about the three-tiered mortuary temple located under a 295-foot cliff. After a hearty lunch at a local restaurant, head to the impressive Karnak Temple and admire the soaring pillars, chapels, and statues before setting off on the return journey to your hotel.

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From Hurghada: Private Day Trip to Cairo with Meals

7. 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

8. 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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From Hurghada: St Catherine Monastery & Moses Mountain Hike

9. From Hurghada: St Catherine Monastery & Moses Mountain Hike

Begin the tour in the early morning with a pickup from your hotel in Hurghada. Receive assistance from the delegate who will take you to catch the bus to Sharm el Sheik. When you arrive in Sharm el Sheik, head to your chalet to check-in, take some rest, and prepare for the evening tour. In the evening, head towards Saint Catherine’s Monastery located in South Sinai below Mount Catherine, the highest mountain in Egypt. It is said to be the oldest monastery in the world, a major attraction visited by tourist groups from all over the world. Start by visiting the Moses Mountain. Upon arrival, climb up Mount Sinai – the sacred place where the Prophet Moses received the 10 commandments. Reach 2,285 m by climbing up 750 steps, strolling all night. The hike takes approximately 2-3 hours depending on the customers. Arrive at the summit and marvel at the rising sun slowly scattering across the mountains in all its splendor. While gazing at the sunrise, click awesome photos or pray if you wish to, then begin the descent back down. Remember, it will take around 2 hours to reach the bottom. Next, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of St. Catherine's Monastery. Browse through the old manuscripts displayed in the library and icons excavated from the Vatican. It is the oldest functioning Christian monasteries in the world situated on the Sinai Peninsula. Finally, the guide will take you to catch the ferry which returns to Hurghada.

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What people are saying about Hurghada

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 771 reviews

After a very long drive from Hurghada to Cairo, we finally arrived after almost 7 hours. We drive very tired but when we met our nice travel companion Rasa everything was forgotten. She really sweetened our day and was so nice and full of energy that the tiredness was forgotten. In the museum, Rasa told us something about everything and then we took the boat to the restaurant. The cruise was totally cool and I would recommend it to everyone. The food was delicious too. Then we went to Giza to the pyramids and when we got there it was simply indescribable. It was a wonderful day and we would definitely book it again under one condition: that Rasa is our tour guide again. She was so nice and then showed us the right places where we could buy our souvenirs for a fair price. All in all, a wonderful day and anyone who intends to book it: ask for Rasa, she is the best.

The day tour was one hundred percent worth it. Our guide Rasha was a sweetheart and made our day sweeter with her pleasant and open-minded manner. The drive from Hurghada is of course tough and should not be underestimated. The many security checks, road conditions and also the traffic contribute to this. However, it is worthwhile and you get a lot on offer. Optionally, we could book a boat tour for 10 euros on the Nile through Cairo. (Recommendation on our part) Price-performance ratio is great! Kind regards Dustin & Samantha

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

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

great day and our excellent French speaking Guide (Hala). everything was very very well organized