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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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Pyramids, Museum & Bazaar Private Tour with Entrance & Lunch

2. 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.

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What people are saying about Tahrir Square

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,605 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