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From Hurghada: Full-Day Cairo Tour by Shared Bus

4.7 / 5

67 reviews

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

From Hurghada: Full-Day Cairo Tour by Shared Bus

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

From US$ 120 per person

Explore Egypt's capital on a full-day bus tour and learn more about the rich history and culture of the land with an Egyptologist guide.

About this activity

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Duration 18 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Arabic
Pickup included
Complimentary pickup service is available from your accommodation in Hurghada. The long-range pickup service from Safaga, Makadi, Soma Bay, Al Gona, and Sahl Hashish is available to book during the checkout process as an 'add-on'. Please share your nationality, hotel name, address, and room number to facilitate pickup. Wait at the main gate of your Hurghada hotel along the highway, not the reception area.


  • Admire the beauty of the Great Pyramid of Giza
  • Appreciate the charm of the Great Sphinx
  • Explore the Valley Temple and Egyptian history with an Egyptologist guide
  • Visit the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and marvel at the artifacts
  • Relax on the long drive to Cairo on a well-facilitated Shared Bus
Full description

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.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Hurghada
  • Transfers in a Shared Bus
  • Mineral water, juice, tea, coffee, and sandwiches during the bus journey
  • General Admission to the Pyramids, Sphinx area, and Egyptian Museum (if add-on selected)
  • Entry inside the Great Pyramid (if add-on selected)
  • Egyptologist tour guide
  • Restaurant lunch
  • Visit to the Khan El Khalili Bazaar
  • Drinks
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • A breakfast box can be arranged from your hotel and be collected before the pickup service at your hotel
  • The long-range pickup service from Safaga, Makadi, Soma Bay, Al Gona, and Sahl Hashish is available to book during the checkout process as an 'add-on'
  • A minimum of 2 persons is required to operate the shared tour, the product can be canceled or rescheduled if the minimum group size is not met
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 67 reviews

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Overall the day was fantastic and definitely worth the travelling! Don't get me wrong it took us 8 hours to get to Cairo from Hurghada and we left at 2am in the morning so you have to be prepared for a long day. The transfer from the hotel to the public bus station was on time and the coach journey was comfortable with films to watch and food given but it is a shock arriving at the station although the transfer guy sorted out everything and the organisers were in contact via what's app all the time. Once we arrived our guide met us and we went to the civilisation museum to see the mummies (new museum opening so most of the artifacts from the Egyptian Museum have been moved) our guide suggested this one instead which was fabulous! Very accommodating to our needs and happy to spend time where we wanted. The pyramids are amazing and our guide Mervat was happy to take photos for us and was incredibly knowledgeable. Lunch was good at local restaurant and overall the day was one to remember.

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September 21, 2022

A highly recommended trip with great people. Of course we knew that the long drive will be exhausting, but it will make you very comfortable. The Wifi is better than in some hotels and the bus is super clean. The organization with Amr via WhatsApp in advance was smooth and he also had a lot of understanding for my previously ill husband. But the highlight is the self-proclaimed “best guide and photographer” in Egypt, Armin. With a lot of humor and knowledge (and good photography skills) he brought his beautiful country closer to us. We didn't have to queue at all, because with his 35 years of experience he knew a lot of people there. But our two drivers also gave us a safe feeling - even in very chaotic Cairo. I can only recommend the trip to everyone. The only tip: take some food with you for the way back and a pillow for the journey. Thank you GetYourGuide - gladly again in the next country.

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September 6, 2022

Report in detail and in good time from the trip. Deadlines are correct and will be met. It's cool that you have a private tour with a guide and driver, so to speak, so the minute doesn't matter and you can act flexibly in terms of time/express wishes, the pyramids are usually there in the morning before the great heat and the tour groups start to run. The papyrus "factory" falls under "Butterfahrt" but that's the only thing and the owner is nice and there is no obligation to buy! Getting there: Sleeping on the bus is hmm, but the seats are ok (get off at the 3rd stop in Cairo) is a bit of an ordeal and the day is gone. But you will be rewarded with great impressions, wow!!!!! I doubt whether you really need to visit the inside of the pyramids, so we let you. The camel ride for this was nice and fun. Museum is mega, but unfortunately at some point you can no longer take in everything. The visit to the bazaar at the end was intense, the noise the smells of

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August 31, 2022

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