Private Tour: Cairo Day Trip from Hurghada

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Private Tour: Cairo Day Trip from Hurghada
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Travel to Cairo from Hurghada on a private tour to make the most of your time in this world-famous city. You'll visit Cairo's most famous sites including the Great Pyramids and Sphinx, Egyptian Museum and Khan el-Khalili bazaar. As this is a private tour, you can determine the amount of time you'd like to spend at each site.
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In Brief

Location:
Giza, Egypt
Country:
Egypt
Duration:
17 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Private guide for a more personalized experience
Led by a qualified Egyptologist
All entrance fees included
Lunch included
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Following your arrival in Cairo, your Egyptologist private guide will introduce you to the history of the pyramids. You will have time to enter one of the pyramids (additional cost), but your guide is not permitted to escort you. A short drive across the plateau finds you standing at the feet of the enigmatic Sphinx. Also in Giza you may visit the Solar Boat Museum (optional), home to the remarkably well preserved funerary boat of Khufu.
Cairo's famous Egyptian Museum houses 165,000 Egyptian artifacts, but the priceless treasures of King Tutankhamun are the highlight. His six gilded coffins dominate the main hall, while his magnificent death mask is the star attraction.
Continuing to Khan el Khalili bazaar, you'll enjoy free time to stroll through the maze of streets and bargain for a souvenir of your trip. You will also have the chance to visit a Papyrus Institute to see how the famous artwork is made before driving back to Hurghada.

Inclusions

  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private transportation by air-conditioned minivans
  • Bottled mineral water during the tour
  • Lunch
  • Camel rides at the Giza pyramids
  • Soft drinks
  • Entry/Admission - The Grand Egyptian Museum

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Entrance to the interior of the the great Pyramid is 300L.E currently, and liable to change without prior notice
  • Entrance to the Royal Mummies' room at the Egyptian museum

Departure Time

3:00 AM

Departure Point

Hurghada hotels

Returns To

Returns to original departure point at approximately 8:00pm (please note return trip is not by convoy)

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.67 out of 5 based on the last 9 recent reviews

Excellent service and trip. We had brilliant tour guides they were friendly , knowledgeable and spoke very good English. I would love to use viator tour in future and high recommend them to other tourists. Thanks for great service once again.
• Submitted 09 Jan 2017
Excellent trip. Learnt many things from the tour guide. Worth every penny.
• Submitted 27 May 2010
The trip was amazing, although a little disappointed with the guide as he spoke very broken English and normally took French groups.
• Submitted 27 May 2010
An absolutely amazing trip, the stops on the tour alone are worth the price! We travelled as a group of 5 and were personally cared for by our tour guide, driver and assistant, all of whom were faultless throughout, very helpful and friendly. The sites are incredible, unmissable if you plan on going to Egypt, and I would always book my excursions with Viator in future, simply fantastic!
• Submitted 01 Dec 2009
Excellent trip guides and drivers were great.
• Submitted 19 Jan 2009
Well worth going to see, words cannot say what a brilliant experience it was.
• Submitted 19 Jan 2009
We started our day at 2.30am and there was a long journey ahead of us- over 6 hours in a minibus waking up at rush hour in Cairo where traffic and pedestrians are mental- bikes, taxis, lorries coaches and cars swerving through roads built for 2 lanes where 4 sometimes 6 try and squeeze with people navigating the danger. We arrived at the Cairo museum exhausted and met our guide - Henry. He was excellent, friendly, welcoming, extremely knowledgeable and the best part of our trip. He showed us the highlights of the sights in the museum stopping for coffee to wake us up and then we headed to lunch overlooking the pyramids. We then headed to a papyrus factory and silver/gold cartouche design place with very good quality products- much better than tourist rubbish. Then the highlight of the tour- the Great Pyramid which is staggering in size and well worth the entrance price. We went inside the Pyramid but it would be very difficult for people with mobility problems as we encountered a group of elderly Asian ladies struggling at one particularly point. The panoramic view of the three great pyramids with the Sahara as the backdrop was majestic. We then visited the Sphynx and Henry took us to a private viewing point superb for photos of the Sphynx and the pyramids. After this we visited a cotton factory lovely bedsheets for a decent price. The journey back was crazy as the junior driver of the two overtook lorries on blind bends and went so fast that I hit my head a few times on the seats and the roof! All in all it was a very good trip with the journey there and back being the one drawback- we should have booked the internal flight to Cairo from Hurghada which would have massively improved this trip.
• Submitted 30 Oct 2015
Extremely long drive but our driver, Iman, was helpful with information along with our guide. Wish we had done the outside tours in the morning and done the museum in the afternoon. It was very hot in the mid-afternoon. Our guide was knowledgeable and kept asking us if we had any questions he could answer.
• Submitted 27 May 2010
The trip is worth doing.
• Submitted 26 May 2009

In Brief

Location:
Giza, Egypt
Country:
Egypt
Duration:
17 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Private guide for a more personalized experience
Led by a qualified Egyptologist
All entrance fees included
Lunch included
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included