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Sharm El-Sheikh: Full-Day Tour of Cairo and Pyramids by Bus

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Activity provider: Egyptra Travel Services

Sharm El-Sheikh: Full-Day Tour of Cairo and Pyramids by Bus

Activity provider: Egyptra Travel Services
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Embark on a full-day trip to Cairo from Sharm to visit the Egyptian Museum and the Pyramids of Giza with an Egyptologist guide. Travel via comfortable bus and experience the must-see sights of Egypt.

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Duration 11 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Italian, Arabic, Russian, French, German
Pickup included
Pickup and dropoff is from any Sharm El Sheikh hotel or accommodation and is free.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World at Giza
  • See the reclining statue of the Great Sphinx
  • Visit the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square
  • Marvel at the High Pyramid of Khufu, the oldest in the Giza Plateau
  • Learn how the pyramids were built from your Egyptologist guide
Full description
Take a guided full-day trip to Cairo to see the most important attractions on any trip to Egypt: the Egyptian Museum, the Pyramids of Giza, and the Great Sphinx. Start with a very early morning pickup from your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh at 12:30 AM. Your Egyptologist tour guide will greet you at the lobby of your hotel and assist you to the bus station, where you’ll take the approximately 6-hour journey to Cairo on a comfortable air-conditioned bus.   When you arrive in Cairo, your tour guide will meet up with you again at the bus station and take you to the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities (Egyptian Museum). Spend the morning exploring this massive museum, which houses approximately 120,000 items. See the glittering treasures of Tutankhamun, grave goods, mummies, jewellery, household items, and toys of Egyptians whose names are lost to history.   After lunch in a local restaurant, you’ll head to the Pyramids of Giza — see the Great Pyramid, the Pyramid of Khafre, the Pyramid of Menkaure, and the Sphinx, situated beside each other in an awe-inspiring sight. This complex is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and the only remaining Wonder of the Ancient World.   After exploring these magnificent structures, your tour guide will bring you back to the bus station for your ride back to Sharm El Sheikh.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan in Cairo
  • Private transfers in Sharm El Sheikh
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Giza Plateau
  • Great Sphinx
  • Egyptian Museum
  • Shopping in Cairo
  • All Entrance fees (if option selected)
  • Taxes and handling charges
  • Professional Egyptology Guide in your language selected
  • Nile river visit
  • Walking tour at the pyramids plateau
  • Camel or horse riding (available as an add-on)
  • Great pyramid entrance (available as an add-on)
  • Boat trip on the Nile River (available as an add-on)
  • Visa fee collected by the Egyptian Government (must be paid on-site in cash)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses

Know before you go

  • Most nationalities require a visa to enter Egypt
  • You must weigh under 210 lbs to enter the Great Pyramid of Khufu
  • The trip from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo takes between 5 and 7 hours, depending on the option selected. Bring entertainment and breakfast with you for the long bus ride
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.7 /5

based on 61 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.1/5
  • Transportation
    3.5/5
  • Value for money
    3.9/5
  • Service
    3.5/5

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Trip is on the long side You have to realize You have to pay for water while it says free Cairo itself was replaced by going to lunch by boat Costs 10 extra Tea on the boat 1 dollar Just doesn't do what is said Other than that it is certain worth the money and well organized too.

January 15, 2023

overall good. The journey from Sharm is very long. The appointment was at midnight but the actual departure was at one thirty. We arrived in Cairo at 9.30am (there are many checkpoints along the way...and we had a stop at 06.30am to have breakfast at a gas station). Once we arrived in Cairo, we were entrusted to a very knowledgeable guide to tour the museum until lunchtime. After that, I'll take a boat trip on the Nile to the refreshment point (tastes are very subjective). In the afternoon we finally arrived at the pyramids at Giza where, barring the millions of local pushy vendors, we still enjoyed the enormous spectacle. In the end it's worth it.

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January 14, 2023

Very nice but also very long excursion. The bus takes 7-9 hours for each way and in this excursion we have been to Egyptian Museum, Papyrus museum, Nile river (if you want you can pay an extra charge for a cruise in the river), the Pyramids and Sphinx (where you can have a camel ride to a very panoramic place for an extra charge); Perfumes and essence market. We also had lunch in a nice buffet place. Please note that the water is not included

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December 26, 2022

Product ID: 299800