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Hurghada: Full-Day Trip to Cairo by Plane

1. Hurghada: Full-Day Trip to Cairo by Plane

Embark on a full-day guided tour of Cairo from Hurghada. Travel by plane and visit the pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Enjoy a restaurant lunch and explore the treasures of the Egyptian Museum. 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 Cairo: Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Saqqara & Memphis Tour

2. From Cairo: Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Saqqara & Memphis Tour

Embark on a tour of Giza from Cairo or Giza in an air-conditioned vehicle. Enjoy commentary from your guide as you visit ancient wonders, including the Great Sphinx, the Giza Pyramids, and Valley Temple followed by lunch and some shopping. Be picked up from your hotel in Cairo or Giza. Visit the Step Pyramid of Zoser, Egypt's oldest existing colossal stone building (2630 BC) built for King Djoser. Next visit Memphis, the first capital after Upper and Lower Egypt's unification in 3100 BC, and witness the Colossal Statue of Ramesses II. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and visit the pyramids of Cheops, Chefren, and Mykerinus. Next, see the Great Sphinx, a limestone statue of the mythical creature with a Pharoah's head and lion's body. Explore the Valley Temple, a funerary complex with a mortuary temple and the Pyramids of Chefren.  There will be free shopping time to enjoy the experience on your own, discussing the price directly with the vendors. After, return to your accommodation in Cairo or Giza.

Giza Pyramids and Sphinx: Half-Day Private Tour

3. Giza Pyramids and Sphinx: Half-Day Private Tour

Meet your tour-guide in your hotel lobby and depart in a private, air-conditioned vehicle to the Giza Plateau. The tour begins by exploring the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. You will visit the Pyramid of Cheops (The Great Pyramid of Giza), the largest pyramid in the world. Continue your tour with visits to the Pyramids of Chephren and Mykerinos. Learn the architectural significance and fascinating history of these magnificent structures. While on the Giza Plateau, you will see The Great Sphinx of Giza and learn about the mystery of one of the oldest and largest sculptures in the world.

From Hurghada: Full-Day Cairo Giza Pyramids, Museum, & Lunch

4. From Hurghada: Full-Day Cairo Giza Pyramids, Museum, & 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.

Cairo: Pyramids, Museum & Bazaar Private Tour, Entry & Lunch

5. Cairo: Pyramids, Museum & Bazaar Private Tour, Entry & Lunch

Explore the history and culture of Egypt at the Egyptian Museum, Great Pyramids of Giza, and Great Sphinx. Hunt for unique bargains in the historic Khan El Khalili Bazaar. Your Egyptologist guide will be with you at all times and provide you with helpful explanations.  Start your tour at the Egyptian Museum wich collections exceed 120,000 masterpieces, ranging from the pre-dynastic era to the Pharaonic and Greco-Roman periods. See the 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. 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 and admire the colossal structure before moving to the Valley Temple of the Pyramid of Chephren. Drive back to central Cairo and end your day at the lively Khan El Khalili Bazaar. 

From Cairo: Luxor & Hot Air Balloon Private Trip by Plane

6. From Cairo: Luxor & Hot Air Balloon Private Trip by Plane

Our delegate will Pick-up you from your hotel in Cairo or Giza at about 4:00 P.M by air-conditioned car to head to Cairo International Airport to take the one-hour flight to Luxor. (Flight Tickets included) Upon your arrival, our delegate will be waiting for you outside the airport to start your trip heading to a hotel to relax until the delegate of the hot air balloon comes at about 4:00 to 4:30 A.M. The hotel staff will prepare a breakfast box to take with you in the hot air balloon After the pick-up for the hot air balloon, Enjoy an unforgettable 45-80 minute hot air balloon flight. Enjoy your time with a fly over 1500 feet in the sky with the best pilots and the highest levels of safety. You will watch the historical sites from the sky (Once in the lifetime experience) After landing, head to the West Bank of Luxor to visit The Valley of the Kings, also known as the Valley of the Gates of the Kings where, for a period of nearly 500 years from the 16th to 11th century BC, rock-cut tombs were excavated for the pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom Then move on to the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, The Temple of Hatshepsut is a mortuary temple built during the reign of Pharaoh Hatshepsut of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt. Located opposite the city of Luxor, it is considered to be a masterpiece of ancient architecture. Its three massive terraces rise above the desert floor and into the cliffs of Deir el-Bahari. Next, move to Medinet Habu, where the burial temple of Ramses III can be found, one of the city's most important religious monuments. Its entrance is 63 meters wide and 22 meters tall and bears a representation of the Pharoah himself punishing some prisoners. Then move to the colossi of Memnon where you will See the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III at the Colossi of Memnon, then stop for lunch at a local restaurant. Next, Sail on the Nile River in a traditional felucca sailing boat to discover the beauty of Luxor. Relax with a drink as you soak up the scenery. You’ll then head to the east bank to visit the biggest temple in Luxor, It's the Karnak Temple. dedicated to the god Amun, his wife Mut, and their son Khonsu. Next, move on to Luxor temple. Built by Amenhotep III in the 18th Dynasty in the modern kingdom, the beautiful temple was completed by Ramses II. After finishing, you will be transferred to Luxor International Airport to take the one-hour flight to Cairo (Flight Tickets included) Upon your arrival, our delegate will be waiting for you outside Cairo Airport After meeting, you will be transferred to your hotel again in Cairo or Giza

From Hurghada: Full-Day Cairo Tour by Shared Bus

7. From Hurghada: Full-Day Cairo Tour by Shared Bus

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.

Cairo: Private Car Rental with Driver

8. Cairo: Private Car Rental with Driver

Enjoy the luxury and flexibility of your very own private car hire, accompanied by an experienced driver, for 3, 6, 9, or 12 hours. Your driver will pick you up from your preferred location. Travel around the city and nearby regions in a comfortable and air-conditioned car. Visit the sights and attractions that interest you most. There’s plenty to see and do in Cairo city, including the Giza Pyramids and Sphinx, Memphis City, and the Egyptian Museum. You can also take the car to nearby cities. Whether you’re renting the car for sightseeing, a day trip, shopping, or business, your driver will accommodate your needs to ensure you have a happy and hassle-free experience.

Cairo: 2-Hour River Nile Cafelluca Cruise with Meals

9. Cairo: 2-Hour River Nile Cafelluca Cruise with Meals

Your River Nile experience begins with pickup from your hotel within Cairo City, then heads to Maadi where your traditional felucca boat awaits you. Find your seats aboard the boat and sit back and relax as you leave the marina and start your trip along the world-famous River Nile. Spend a delightful 2-hours cruising along the river, admiring incredible views of the surrounding landscapes and locals going about their day. As you watch the scenes unfold along the river, learn about how Old Cairo has adapted to modern times, and how traditions and culture have developed here. While you sail, enjoy a delicious and authentic Egyptian meal, bursting with colorful flavors that represent the local way of life. There are 3 options available for the trip, the breakfast option which runs from 10am to 12pm, the lunch option which runs from 12pm to 4pm, and the dinner option which runs from 6pm to 8pm. During the breakfast cruise, dine on traditional ful stew, falafel, feteer, honey, cheese, tomato, salad, and soft drinks. On the lunch and dinner cruises, guests are served a selection of meat samosas, meat and vegetable tagine, tahini, salads, grilled chicken, kofta, and more, as well as a sweet dessert and soft drinks.

From Cairo: Full-Day Historical Alexandria Tour

10. From Cairo: Full-Day Historical Alexandria Tour

Enjoy a full-day trip to the historic city of Alexandria and experience the remnants of a bygone era. After pickup from your hotel in Cairo or Giza, you'll drive towards Alexandria, stopping along the way to use the bathroom and get a coffee. Upon arrival, start your tour of this ancient city. Head towards the marble-stone Roman amphitheater of Kom El-Deka that once accommodated over 800 visitors. Enjoy the sights of its pleasure garden and mosaic floored Roman baths and villas. Afterward, move on to the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa where you can feel the aura of ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman architectural excellence. The cemetery was constructed in the second century AD and is still one of the seven wonders of the middle ages. Next, visit Pompey's Pillar, the significant Roman triumphal column in Alexandria. Savor a delicious lunch from a local restaurant and then enjoy an outside photo stop at the Library of Alexandria, one of the largest and most renowned archives of the ancient world. Later, visit tge Citadel of Qaitbay, built above the ruined Alexandria lighthouse. At the end of the tour, you'll be driven back to Cairo or Giza to be dropped off at your accommodation.

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Cairo by plane was an absolutely brilliant day out! We were in a small group of 6 which made it personal and built around us. Our guide Sarwat, was brilliant and full of information about literally everything! We were able to have free time to roam at each venue after the guide had shown us the important parts which was nice. We had a great meal in a lovely restaurant and our guide arranged for us to have a night boat trip on the Nile while we waited for our flight back to Hurghada. To get the most out of the history side of Egypt you should visit Cairo and the pyramids first and then visit Luxor and the valley of the kings after. All in all it has been wonderful!

An amazing trip, the ballon ride is the best and really suggest strongly to book but the hotel is the biggest disappointment to the trip. Suggest increasing the fee or having an option to include a better hotel. The tour guide was ok, Luxor has a lot of history but the highlight of the trip is the ballon ride

This experience is absolutely one of the highlights of my stay in Egypt. It's a unique and surreal couple of days, extremely well organized and guided. A lot of movements and connections and it flows flawlessly. I would do it 10 more times, thanks for this!

The experience was truly awesome, the guide Mamdouh-kamal had taken me everywhere and was very knowledgeable and he was very friendly. The driver Ragab was also very good and always near by. Highly recommend and will come back next time I’m in cairo

Knowledgeable and kind guide, Ehab. Thank you. Patient, understanding and gives information in an easy way.