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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: Private 2-Day Tour to Luxor with 5-Star Hotel

2. From Hurghada: Private 2-Day Tour to Luxor with 5-Star Hotel

Discover all the famous ruins in Luxor on this private 2-day tour from Hurghada and nearby areas. Stay overnight in a 5-star hotel, and upgrade your experience to include a hot air balloon ride and/or a sound and light show, if you wish. After pickup from your hotel, board an air-conditioned vehicle to Luxor. Once there, make your first stop at the Temple of Karnak, a massive complex of ruined temples that's the largest cult site ever built. Explore the ruins, a pilgrimage site for almost 2,000 years, with your guide. Then, visit Luxor Temple before savoring lunch at a selected restaurant in Luxor. Once you've eaten, decide whether to either board a felucca (a typical Egyptian sailboat) and cruise the Nile to the City of the Dead, or simply hop back in your vehicle to get there. Afterward, get some free time to relax at your hotel. In the late evening, you can choose to attend the spectacular sound and light show at the Karnak Temple, wander around Luxor and its market, or choose to continue relaxing at the hotel. Early on the second morning, you have the option to embark on a very special trip into the air with the top-rated hot air balloon company in Luxor. Spend 45 minutes floating above Luxor and admire its beauty under the gentle light of sunrise. After breakfast in the hotel (whether you choose the hot air balloon ride or not), you'll visit the Valley of the Kings, where the golden treasures of King Tutankhamen still reside along with the original grave goods. Next, head to the Colossi of Memnon, and marvel at an impressive example of devotion to the gods and, at the same time, the advanced architecture of ancient Egypt. Enjoy all the time you want to explore this site with your personal guide. You'll also have the opportunity to visit the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Although only beautiful ruins remain of this temple today, its splendor once honored the sole female ruler of Egypt. Finally, return to your hotel in Hurghada.

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Hurghada: City Tour and Parasailing Adventure with Lunch

3. Hurghada: City Tour and Parasailing Adventure with Lunch

Visit the main attractions of Hurghada before experiencing the adrenaline rush of parasailing on the red sea in this tour.  Meet your gracious guide at your accommodation and learn about the rich history of Hurghada. Listen as you are introduced to the culture and traditions of the city. Enter the largest and most beautiful mosque of Hurghada, the El Mina Mosque.  Peruse the most famous and largest shopping centers in the city and get advice on where to get the best deals on souvenirs, oils, textiles, and other shopping. Stroll along the Marina promenade and see the yachts, ships, and the best cafes and restaurants in the city.  Hop aboard a speed boat to try parasailing alone or with a partner. Soar above the water with stunning views of the Red Sea and Hurghada City. Relax knowing the captain and the crew are CPR and Advanced First Aid Certified, and all parasailing equipment is regularly checked and certified.

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Hurghada: 3-Hour Private Shopping Tour with Guide

4. Hurghada: 3-Hour Private Shopping Tour with Guide

Feel confident you will find the best shops with the help of a local guide for your own private shopping trip. Check out different types of shops, just let your guide know what you are interested in and receive help to get fixed prices. Find something nice and unique for yourself as a keepsake from your trip or souvenirs for the family. Get picked up from your hotel and transfer to the city. Choose the locations you would like to visit or ask your guide for the best options suited to your interests. Spend 3 hours together which gives you plenty of time to see different places. There are also a variety of shops; from perfume shops, cloth shops to silver shops and gold shops where you can check and purchase souvenirs for your family and friends back home. Your guide will meet you in the shopping area and will deal with shops to get fixed prices. Once done, get dropped off back at your resort.

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Hurghada: City Tour and Sunset Quad Bike Desert Safari

5. Hurghada: City Tour and Sunset Quad Bike Desert Safari

Get familiar with the churches, memorials, and mosques of Hurghada on this exciting guided city tour with hotel pickup. Ramp up the adrenaline factor with a sunset quad bike adventure, and even take a camel ride through the desert. On the day of your tour, your driver will pick you up at your hotel to show you the city sights in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. First stop: the highest point of Hurghada, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the resort. Learn from your guide about the lifestyle and traditions of the city. Then head towards the famous El Mina Mosque and St. Mary's Church. The mosque is considered the largest and most beautiful in the city. Get advice from your guide on where to buy inexpensive purchases at the many markets. Then plunge into a world of souvenirs, oils, spices, and fruit. As the excursion continues, get ready for the majestic Sahara Desert . Conquer the sand dunes with your ATV, then head to a Bedouin camp, where you will be welcomed with traditional Egyptian tea in a chill atmosphere. Enjoy an exciting camel ride before the drive back to the hotel marks the conclusion of your tour.

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From Hurghada: El Gouna City Tour by Bicycle

6. From Hurghada: El Gouna City Tour by Bicycle

Explore the modern resort town of El Gouna on Egypt's Red Sea, just a short trip from Hurghada. Take a cycling tour around a town built along the shore and on small islands. Discover El Gouna's famed lagoons and sandy beaches, such as long, wide Mangroovy Beach, a kitesurfer favorite. After being picked up in Hurghada or nearby areas, head to the starting point for your bike tour in El Gouna. Receive your bike and a briefing from your local guide, then set off on your city tour. First, enjoy fantastic views of the modern yachts in the Abu Tig Marina before passing El Gouna Aquarium. From there, move on to Tamr Henna Square, lined with palm trees, shops, and cafes with outside seating. Ride on between El Gouna's amazing lagoons before concluding your cycling tour back at the starting point. After that, you'll be transferred back to your hotel in Hurghada.

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Hurghada: Private City Tour

7. Hurghada: Private City Tour

Enjoy a 3-hour city tour with a personal guide through the sights of Hurghada. Admire the Great Mosque with its two tall minarets, the church of Santa Maria, and the harbor. Enjoy the typical Middle Eastern flair and the colorful crowds in a characteristic bazaar. After pick-up from your hotel, take a discovery tour through the inner city of Hurghada before enjoying the chance to meet a local fisherman at the harbor.  Take an breathtaking look at the Red Sea and wander through different parts of the city before returning to your hotel in Hurghada.

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El Gouna: Segway City Tour with Hotel Pickup and Drop-off

8. El Gouna: Segway City Tour with Hotel Pickup and Drop-off

Buzz about the streets of resort town El Gouna, with a history that dates back to 1989. Feel the wind on your neck in this part of the Red Sea Riviera, home to the El Gouna film festival. Receive a briefing and safety equipment before starting the Segway tour of the sunny streets of this popular resort. After enjoying all the sights in El Gouna, break for 30 minutes at a coffee shop before continuing the tour. Hit all the high points of this greenest of Egyptian cities. Whizz by hotels, art museums, and residential areas. Spot the sandy beaches, turquoise waters, and local atmosphere before dropping off the scooter and heading back to your hotel.

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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.

Starting with the very bumpy 7h drive from Hurghada to Cairo. For German standards the roads were bad and in Cairo everyone drove as they wanted, but our drivers got us through the day well and you always felt safe! At the Egyptian Museum we met our guide Rasha, she is an incredibly lovely person who helped you in every situation, whether it was "bypassing" the stalls, at the various sights, or negotiating, also for She was always open to questions on all topics! The absolute highlight were of course the pyramids, which are simply breathtaking, you just MUST see them when you've been to Egypt! All in all it was a very nice and eventful day that we can only recommend, thanks to the whole team;)

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

A wonderful day in Cairo! The trip is really a bit long but it is definitely worth it. Our tour guide was very kind and thoughtful and took care of all requests.

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