Visit Cairo's most impressive sights on our Cairo tour from Hurghada! We'll fly to Cairo from Hurghada airport and discover the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, the Hanging Church and Famous Bazaars of Cairo!
We'll pick you up early (4.30am) from your Hurghada hotel and begin our Tour by driving to Hurghada airport for your flight to Cairo.
Cairo Tour to the Great Pyramid of Giza
Also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops, the Great Pyramid is the oldest and largest of the Pyramids of Giza. Composed of over 2.3 million blocks of granite weighing 25-80 tonnes each, the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the only one that still remains largely intact, the Great Pyramid never fails to astound and amaze. Built over a 20 year period, the Great Pyramid initially stood at 146 meters, making it the tallest man-made structure in the world for over 3,800 years.
Our highly-trained Egyptologist tour guide will be able to give you any information you need on the Pyramids including supposed construction methods (nobody really knows for sure), materials used, labour used and why the pyramids were built.
There are three known chambers inside the Great Pyramid, the lowest was cut into the bedrock beneath the pyramid, with the Kings chamber and Queens chamber higher up in the structure. The Great Pyramid of Giza is the only pyramid in Egypt known to contacin both ascending and descending passages.
The main part of the Giza complex is a set of buildign that include two mortuary temples, three smaller pyramids for Khufu's wives, an even smaller pyramid, a raised causeway connecting the two temples and smaller tombs for nobles.
Visit the Sphinx on our Cairo Sightseeing Tour
Translated as "Ther Terrifying One" but more commonly referred to as the Sphinx, this limestone statue of a mythical creature with a lions body and human head stands on the west bank of the Nile in Giza.
Believed to have been built by the ancient Egyptians of the Old Kingdon during the reign of Pharoh Khafra around 2558 BC (the Pharoh who built the second pyramid), this amazing statue stands 20m high and 73 meters long and is the oldest known monumental sculpture in the world.
Throughout Egyptian history the Sphinz has been reveared with ancient Egyptians looking up at it with "divinity", and even to today it remains shrouded in mystery, with basic information like when it was built and by whom still debated. There are even theories of Kings being buried in it!
The Sphix is an awesome sight and rich in history, over its lifetime being buried in sand for hundreds of years and then dug back out. There are also stories of Napoleon's soldiers shooting cannonballs at the great Sphinx and breaking off it's nose.
At the base of Khafre's pyramid, the second tallest of the Pyramids of Giza, lies Khafres temple complex. These have remained in much better condition that other temples in the area and is the best example for us to explore. Built from megalithic blocks, weighing up to 400 tonnes each, this beautiful temple houses five storage chambers, an entrance hall, a columned court and an inner sanctuary to explore.
The interior of the temple has been remarkably well preserved and the temple of Giza are an amazing sight that have to be seen.
Lunch on the Nile
After exploring Cairo Museum we'll have a delicious buffet lunch at a restaurant alongside the famous River Nile, the lifeblood of Cairo.
Egyptian Museum Tour
Inside this massive and world-famous museum you'll find the most important pieces of Egyptian history including Pharaonic antiques and the treasure of Egypt's best known King, Tutankhamen. This massive museum in Tahir Square was established in 1902 and includes seven floors filled with fascinating artifacts such as two statues of King Tutankhamen made of cedar wood and covered in fine gold, a statue of King Akhenaton, Ushabtis statues that belonged to the Nubian kings, a mummy of a child and a small plychrome glass vase.
During the Egyptian revolution of 2011the museum was broken into and two mummies were destroyed as well as around 50 objects being lost and several damaged. Since then 25 of those objects have been successfully recovered.
The Egyptian Museum spans across 2 floors, the ground floor housing numerous objects including papyrus with written Greek, Latin, Arabic and ancient Egyptian, and coins, again not only Egyptian ones but also Greek, Roman and Islamic, highlighting Egypt's rich history. The ground floor also houses large statues, tables and coffins.
On the first floor you'll find artefacts from the final two dynasties of Egypt including items from the tombs of Pharohs Tutmosis III, Thutmosis IV, Amenophis II, Hatshepsut, and the courtier Maiherpri, as well as many artefacts from the Valley of the Kings, in particular the material from the intact tombs of Tutankhamen and Psusennes I. Two special rooms contain a number of mummies of kings and other royal family members of the New Kingdom.
The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities is a fascinating place that allows you to see all the antiques that would have been buried in the ancient kings of Egypt's tombs and pyramids as well as some of the mummified kings themselves.
Optional Sound and Light Show
To end our fabulous tour of Cairo there's an hour at the end where you can decide to either watch the sound and light show at the pyramids or do your own thing for an hour.
Fly back to Hurghada
Our guided tour of Cairo takes you to one of the most amazing sights in the World - the Great Pyramid of Giza, we'll see inside an ancient unearthed tomb, see the mythical Sphinx, and the bazaars. You'll finally get to see the sights and places we all learnt about at school or watched a program on TV about in a day that you'll always remember, and you'll come back much more interested in Egypt's fascinating history that when you left.
After a fantastic day we'll drive to Cairo airport where you'll fly back to Hurghada and driven to your hotel.
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Cairo Tour from Hurghada By Plane
Booked a day trip and not sure what to expect but it was a great day. Met by Mahmoud at the airport and then taken for breakfast at a little road side stall. Not sure what we expected but the food was fantastic ( not sure what we ate) and had a great time with the locals. The went to back street cafe which was again great as we wanted to see the real egypt. Then off to the National Museum where we were taken to see all the great treasures. As we had plenty of time we opted for additional trip to Saqquara which although a longish drive was well worth it as the pyramids there were in great condition and the hieroglyphics were amazing. Then off to the Great pyramid which was just mind blowing. Went to a recently opened pyramid where we saw the 4500 year old skull of the son of Ceops. Rounded the day off with visit to the sound and light show at the Pyramids-great end to a fantastic day. f you get the chance to do thas tour try to get Mahmoud as your guide
from England - 24th Jan 2018
Cairo Tour from Hurghada By Plane
We arrived back in the Uk and wanted to express our gratitude on the wonderful experience we had in Egypt and all the Excusions we booked (Cairo by plane,quads,snorkelling and glass bottom boat) all the team were extremely helpful. We were blessed to have basim as our guide In Cairo he was fantastic, very knowledgeable and always had our best interest. Most memorable experience of our lives. Thank you so much.
Shika + Simon
from UK - 23rd Dec 2017
Cairo Tour from Hurghada By Plane
An absolutely must do trip!!! The whole day was 100% perfectly and professionally organised from start to finish.
Our guide Mahmoud was the perfect host with not only a wealth of knowledge about ancient Egypt but also modern Egypt. He made sure that the day was packed with activities and opportunities to experience every aspect of Cairo and to top it off he displayed his photography talents and we came home with some memorable and funny pictures of the day.
It was amazing day and we packed in done much - mosques, market, castle, nile cruise, lunch in a gorgeous restaurant, papyrus factory, pyramids, Sphinx, perfume/aromatherapy shop - a tiring day but one full of memories so more than worth it! Would definitely recommend booking through Egypt Excursions.
Samantha You g
from UK - 4th Nov 2017
Cairo Tour from Hurghada By Plane
I'm happy to recommend this company after our 2 trips last mohth. They beat everyone on price yet provided a fantastic 5 star service throughout.
We holiday in Hurghada twice a year but have always been apprehensive about venturing out of our beachside hotel so we checked out many tour operators before finally choosing EgyptExcursions to show us Egypt's famous attractions
Our main aim was to see the Pyramids - we didn't fancy spending all day driving from our hotel in Hurghada to Cairo so looked for a Day Trip including flight. There were a number of companies offering similar tours - but we chose EgyptExcursions for 3 reasons: 1) They advertised lowest price and offered discount for multiple trips 2) As there were six in our group they offeredfree upgrade to private trips at no extra cost 3) Communication with Mohamed to answermy queries and agree our requirements was fantastic, clear, quick, professional and friendly.
To book I only paid 10% deposit via PayPal and, after keeping in touch with Mohamed online in the weeks before travelling, we ended up putting all our eggs into one basket by cancelling our existing airport transfers and switching them to EgyptExcursions too (again - at a saving!).
As well as the Cairo trip I booked the six of us onto a day trip from Hurghada to Luxor - this time driving, but again we were upgraded (free of charge) to a private tour.
From the moment we landed at Hurghada, our transport was always there exactly when it was meant to be. We were picked up and escorted around in our very own 12 seater minivan everywhere we went by friendly guides & drivers and Mohamed, who had arranged our trips, was always quick to answer any questions via Whatsapp.
Our first day trip was to Cairo. I'd been in touch with Mohamed the day before via Whatsapp to reconfirm our hotel pickup and sure enough our minibus was outside the hotel at 4:15am as planned for the half hour transfer to Hurghada airport, where we were provided with a flight voucher and escorted to checkin. After a 1 hour flight on a 50 seater Petroleum AIr Services plane (drink & snack provided) we were met at Cairo airport at 7:30am by our guide for the day, Mahmoud who introduced us to our very friendly driver and quickly loaded us into our private minibus for the day.
The traffic in Cairo is a nightmare - I've never seen anywhere so busy, chaotic and noisy but our driver nonchalantly manoeuvred us across town to our first stop at the Saladin Citadel and its amazing views down into Old Cairo and beyond. On the way, Mahmoud pointed out many landmarks and provided an informative insight into the different geographical areas.
From there we went on to visit Egyptian museum, take in a private boatride on the Nile before driving out to Giza for a lovely 3 course lunch ( included in price) followed by an afternoon of wonder at the Pyramids and Sphinx.
Our guide Mahmoud made every part of this trip something to remember. He wowed us with his historical knowledge and always kept it interesting,made us feel safe and welcome at all times, got us through all entrances with no fuss and kept any street sellers at bay. His excellent English and humour meant he was more like a member of our group than a guide and he's probably on most of our photos, which reminds me that we have him to thank for some wonderful pictures that he choreographed and took for us. He also convinced us to take a camel ride to the Pyramids observation point - so glad he did!
Bottled water was provided, on request, on 2 occasions but one thing I would suggest is keeping a good supply of drinks, ideally in a cooler box, in the minibus as it's a very long, hot, busy day and there aren't any obvious opportunities to take on water.
We were able to tailor the day to prioritise the things we wanted to see and do and Mohamed even met up with us for lunch and to say hello. At the end of a very long day we were checked in for our flight back to Hurghada where our transfer awaited to take us back to our hotel. A wonderful day discovering Pyramids and Cairo thanks to EgyptExcursions but special thanks to our guide Mahmoud who helped make our experience memorable.
4 days later, after a few chats with Mohamed on Whatsapp, the same minibus was back to drive us to Luxor. Another early start for a 4 hour drive to meet our guide in Luxor but we were able to stop when we wanted and there was plenty of room to stretch out on the way. Much of the drive there is through mountain/desert but driving through the city of Qena on the way gives a great view of Egyptian life.
We met Marwa, our Egyptian guide for the day who spoke very good English, outside Karnak temple and, after a brief introduction we were quickly through the entrance and into our first, and largest, location of the day. This place is massive and has loads of temples, statues, plinths. Marwa certainly knows her Egyptology - she told us so much about everything we saw and answered any questions we had. If anything she probably gave too much information and we did struggle to take it all in! She was also happy to take our group photos on request although Mahmoud needs to provide her with some training on how / where to take the best pictures!
We were given the option of lunch in a restaurant or on our very own Nile cruise - we chose the latter so we took to the water once again, with a Chicken And Rice takeaway, followed by traditional tea served by the boat captain. It was nice to have some time on the rural Nile after our earlier time seeing mainly hotels and apartment buildings in Cairo. There then followed a rather unnecessary stopoff at an island growing bananas where Marwa also took the opportunity to sell my wife a necklace before we transferred back to our waiting minibus four our afternoon excursions, first to Hatshepsut's temple then to Valley Of The Kings.
Marwa's knowledge was again in evidence as she told us so much about what we were seeing at the temple, before leaving us to look around on our own. From there, the short drive to Valley Of The Kings included a stopoff at an Alabaster factory. The owner provides a demonstration of how it's made which had us all in stitches with his workers' Minions impressions. Even if you don't buy anything from his store the demo alone is worth a visit and donation.
Our Valley Of The Kings ticket includes entrance to any 3 of the 70+ tombs (except TutanKamun's which is extra). Due to the heat we basically picked the first three we hit but all were fascinating.Guides aren't allowed in apparently so Marwa gave us some history before we went into each.
We dropped our guide off shortly after and our driver took us back to Hurghada - happy to stop if/when we wanted to. Long drive back to our hotel but well worth it - another great trip!
In summary: Memorable trips provided by a fantastic, reliable company at an unbelievable price. And Mohamed - Mahmoud deserves a payrise!
Cairo Trip was Amazing! Very well organized, one of the reps from met us at our Hotel the night before with vouchers for ours trips and the flight details for this specific excursion to Cairo. It was an early start the next day, a rep picked us up around 4.45am took us to the airport and we on our way to Cairo by 6am. In Cairo our guide Will was waiting for us a the airport with a private car to take all around Cairo. Will was lovely and friendly and very knowledgeable about everything, couldn't have asked for a better guide. We stopped at the Museum first then headed off to lunch, then went to the pyramids and the Sphinx and we were taken somewhere for some tea. You also have the option of going on a boat trip down the Nile and attend the light show for an extra cost. (which we didn't do) After tea we were taken back to the airport with plenty of time to catch our flight back to Hurghada. Again once we were back in Hurghada a rep was waiting for us there to take us back to the hotel. It is a busy day but it is 100% worth it and at a very very good price. Definitely recommend to anyone.
from Sept 2017 - 10th Oct 2017
Cairo Tour from Hurghada By Plane
This was a very early start but soooo worth it!! We were picked up on time as always and driven to airport where we checked in effortlessly . After an hour flight or less we arrived to be met at the airport door by our guide Mahmoud holding a sign. He was the best type of guide you can imagine. Supremely well informed with excellent English he had us fascinated by his facts on Egyptology. First we went to The Rgyptian museum which Helped us understand so much that we saw later. Any question we asked he answered! This trip included The Museuem, The Pyramids, an optional trip down The Nile , a lovely lunch in a restaurant , The Sphinx and all sorts pointed out and explained en route . You also get taken down to a papyrus factory and perfume shop where the hope is of course that you will want to buy. However you are not obliged to and if you are not interested then say so. Simple as that. We bought some perfumes because we knew we Intended to before travelling there but we didn't have to. A guide like Mahmoud Takes your photos for you ( tons!) and keeps hasslers at bay or knocks prices down if there's a need . We felt safe and the whole day was seamlessly organised right until we were chauffeured back to our hotel. It was an absolutely wonderful trip.
from London - 10th Sep 2017
Cairo Tour from Hurghada By Plane
Its worth every minute of your time, best experience ever, friend tour guide and organisers. well done to everyone of you, see you soon again
from London - 7th Apr 2017
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I am arriving in Hurghada on 26 June 2017 and was hoping to do the Cairo by Plane day trip at some point shortly after arriving. Is this something I can book in resort in short notice? What tour operator is this booked through or do you self organise the trip? If I pre-book and then cannot travel at a later date will I just lose my deposit?
We recommend to book on-line to save your time and money .
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Hi. I was thinking about booking the day trip to Cairo for December. The deposit is £27.00 to get the vouchers but I was wondering when you would need the full payment by?
Regarding booking excursions with our company and payment kindly you will book online and pay only 10% as deposit , once you pay the deposit we will send you the confirmation letter by the internet and we will arrange the time to meet you in your hotel to give you the vouchers and collect the rest amount of money in cash .
Asked by Smanatha Morris on 8th May 2016
Hi, we are thinking of booking this trip with you. Do we require any kind of visas for this, if so how much do they cost. Is the price of £232 you are quoting the final price or are there any extras on the day? Thanks
This is the final price because we make a special deal on this trip till 15th May 2016 and also on Luxor trip from Hurghada .
you must get the Egyptian visa before you leave your country or upon your arrival at Hurghada airport .
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