Day Trip to Cairo by Bus

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Day Trip to Cairo by Bus
  • 16 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


While in Hurghada, seize the opportunity to visit Cairo on a full-day trip with a professional guide. After an early start, journey to Cairo by air-conditioned coach and explore the main must-sees. Visit the world-famous Egyptian Museum to view its ancient artifacts, including Tutankhamun’s treasures and gold death mask; and if you wish, take an optional look at the incredible Mummy Room. After an included lunch, continue to Giza and ogle the Great Pyramids and Sphinx, the last remaining Ancient Wonder of the World, as your guide explains their history.
  • Full-day trip to Cairo from Hurghada with round-trip, air-conditioned coach transport
  • Visit the Egyptian Museum, home to 120,000 ancient artifacts, including Tutankhamun’s burial riches and gold death mask
  • Enjoy time at leisure to stroll around and opt to visit the extraordinary Mummy Room
  • Travel to the Giza Plateau to see the incredible, UNESCO-listed Great Pyramids and mysterious Great Sphinx
  • Learn the history of the pyramid tombs and how they were built from a professional guide
  • Stop for lunch at a traditional restaurant and experience the buzz of central Cairo
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • There is an extra payment for transfers from Makadi, Safaga, soma Bay, El gouna or Shal Haseesh
  • Entering the pyramid from inside and must have your own visa card for tickets
  • Saling boat on the nile etra 10 euro ( optianl)

Meeting and Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

01:30 AM

Pickup details

Please contact local operator for final pickup time from your hotel and note there is will be extra for payment for transfer outside of Hurghada city

What To Expect

Ramashka Tours

1 hour Admission Ticket Free


20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Walkway Food Court

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Pyramids of Giza

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Great Sphinx

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Al Amir Perfumes Palace

35 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Hurghada (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Copy of the passport and arrival stamp is required to be send by email or whatsapp
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Featured review
A long day but Definitely worth it! The company was very well organised and the transport was great, brand new van and pillows, much better than another company we went with later in the week. Snacks were provided and we had an excellent guide ‘Mama’. Only negative was an expensive transfer of £25 from Makadi Bay , but overall an excellent trip and would definitely recommend this company .


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Hot, Memorable, Beautiful
Jordan_K, Apr 2024
Enjoyed the day, a very memorable experience that will stick with me for my life time. Thank you very much
Best experience in Cairo!
Aurelia_S, Apr 2024
This is the best way to see the major highlights in just 1 day in Cairo! We were picked up promptly at our hotel by our driver who is very friendly, good driving skill, safe and could escape traffic jams easily 😉. First, we went on the Nile cruise (optional), had a personalized tour of the highlights at the Cairo Museum, Papyrus Gallery where we learned how papyrus was made, had a delicious lunch at a local restaurant (buffet), and then finally at the Pyramids, rode a Camel🐪 (optional) and saw the Sphinx, and at the end we stopped at a traditional oil/fragrance factory. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable, personable, and very thoughtful, it almost felt like we were hanging out with a friend all day (who just happened to be an expert in Egyptian history, culture, religion, etc!). It also felt like we never had to queue for anything! This tour is an absolute must for anyone visiting Cairo ☺️. Many thanks!
Amazing from start to...
Kate_R, Apr 2024
Amazing from start to finish ! Early pick up , but so worth this fantastic experience with Ahmed & Mamdoha
Highly recommend, 100% worth it!
Bruce_C, Mar 2024
Such an amazing day trip. Our driver Ahmed let us know the exact pickup time the day before and advised to ask our hotel for a breakfast box to take. He arrived on time in the minibus with WiFi, TV, snacks and drinks for the journey. The seats are comfortable to sleep on the way there as it's an early start. Once we arrived we were met with our tour guide Mamdouh who was extremely informative and helpful. We arrived early so we had time to do the Nile boot ride before anything else which meant we had our own boat for just the 6 in our group. Mamdouh was helpful throughout ensuring we weren't harassed by any street vendors and taking us to lesser known areas for some amazing views and pictures. Once finished Ahmed got us back to the hotel by 7pm, 3 hours earlier than the expected 10pm! We were really grateful for this as after a long day we could catch the hotel dinner and go to bed. I would 100% recommend this to anyone, we saw so much in 1 day without ever feeling rushed or like we'd missed anything. Huge thanks to our driver Ahmed and tour guide Mamdouh for making it such a memorable trip.
So glad we booked
niamh_r, Mar 2024
Fantastic day! Wifi, snacks and drinks plus TV made the trip alot easier. Driver and guide were both Fantastic and would 100% reccommend visiting with them, makes the whole day plus helps with the locals and tips!!
First class trip!
Gillian_R, Feb 2024
Fantastic day! First class service! Knowledgeable drivers and guide ❤️ Made it an unforgettable experience! Highly recommend
Pyramids and the rich history of Egypt
Elsa_B, Feb 2024
As sometimes happens in life the beautiful little minibus we were on broke down just outside Cairo. To the credit of the tour we were picked up within about 10 minutes by a large tour bus and the guide met us at the museum seamlessly. Things can't always be perfect but it says a lot by how you handle a challenge. That minibus had already taken us to Luxor, it was just bad luck this day, but was dealt with quickly and our guide picked us up so we never felt lost. The visit to the museum was packed with information, our guide Mamdu picked some choice things to provide a lot of information on before we saw Tutankhamen's gold mask. We got a nice replacement minibus and driver around Cairo, which is a fascinating city of contrasts, new and old, wealth and poverty. The tour on the Nile was beautiful. The silver lining on the bus situation was we got longer at the pyramids and were able to see more. If you have a pet allergy take your antihistamines, there were enough camels at the pyramids to set me off! XD Despite the breakdown we were picked up at the end of the day in a repaired minibus and travelled back in comfort. The minibus is well maintained with snacks, cushions and rugs, even wifi. But I admit after a long day I slept most of the way back. Worth getting up early for and even dealing with the very tourist heavy areas at the pyramids. Loads of fascinating history and a kind and knowledgeable guide in Mamdu who found the path less trodden making the whole day more pleasant. Have some cash for the Nile boat trip, but Euros or Dollars are best. The Egyptian pound is only necessary for some bathroom visits. Inflation making more stable currencies preferred by all who can change them/deal with tourists.
Family trip
Wilser_F, Dec 2023
The experience is amazing, the Journey is long but the guide made it enjoyable. The transport was modern and confy. The guide sometimes talk too much but was friendly and funny, they provide us with water and snacks all day long . The stops in shops to try to sell you S**** is completly unnecessary and annoying. This is in general in Egypt but I think is because they dont understand that pestering people is NOT the way to make a sell. In general the tour was amazing and if I had to I will do it again with this company.
Wonderful tour of Cairo
Micha_D, Nov 2023
Mamdua was a fantastic tour guide, incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about sharing the history of Egypt. The trip was well organized and there was enough time to enjoy each part of it. Both the tour guide and driver were super friendly and we loved our experience. Highly recommend!
Jacob_D, Nov 2023
Ahmed and Mama were two of the best people to of had on this trip! very knowledgable and excellent at what they do!! highly recommend this trip to anyone with these guys!!
Best day ever
ian_H, Sep 2023
This was one of the best tours I've ever been on. The driver was phenomenal got us to Cairo very safely. The mini bus was like a home from home with snacks, drinks even had pot plants. Once in Cairo the guide was a fountain of knowledge and fully answered all our questions. Thanks for making our day wonderful and giving us memories we will treasure for ever.
Fantastic day
Trevor_G, Sep 2023
Had an amazing time on our trip too the pyramids. Tour guide seemed to know his stuff! Bus driver was very friendly and accommodating. Would highly recommend.
Wonderful life experience
agatacuzytek, Sep 2023
We went at the beginning of August, and this was easily one of the best experiences of my life! Absolutely wonderful, amazing tour operators, guides, and you get so so much for the amount it's unbelievable. Don't even think twice! Wishing all the best to the tour operators, thank you for an amazing trip!
Fantastic sites, great driver and guide but long journey
Graeme_N, Aug 2023
The good- fantastic actually seeing the sphynx, pyramids, museum and boat trip on the Nile, Ahmed the driver, Sharuq our English speaking guide Ahmed was an excellent driver and the traffic and conditions inside Cairo are unreal.Animal, vegetable and mineral were all present in various forms of transport, ready to miss your vehicle by inches!!!...and blast the hirn every 2 secounds Ahmed was very friendly and attentive He provided cold drinks at many stages throught the journey from the coolbox on the minibus. The bus had onboard wifi and a DVD player.Also the bus had Air con which was on constantly. Shuruq was very friendly and knowledgeable as our guide. She was very kind and considerate that I wasn't very well. I felt a little bad as it seemed at times I was disinterested in the museum. I was really just struggling physically and trying to power on through. The Bad- This is a very long journey, around 6 to 7 hours each way. Don't do as we did and not go to sleep the night before( 1am to 2am start depending on hotel location.). I know this hard to go to bed early the night before, but I would say it's an absolute must or you will regret it the rest of the next 24hours!! I was awake for 36 hours in total, had and upset stomach and the heat didn't help. The eyptian police require all the Hurghada tour operators to travel in convoy and stop at various points and wait for the rest before you all depart. This turns a 5.5 hour journey into 7 hour one. If your stocky and/or tall I would consider booking 2 seats each for comfort. That would make a huge difference, especially to legroom. The travelling now a distant memory, it was completely worth it. But consider seriously the points mentioned above to.
Excellent Trip to Cairo
Jacqueline_J, Aug 2023
Was a great trip would highly recommend. We were well cared for by the driver and tour guide. Museum and pyramids were well worth the visit.
An amazing day from start to finish.
Pamela_D, Jul 2023
From the very start of the day Ahmed could not have done enough for us, he was helpful, friendly and very knowledgeable. The journey was done in a comfortable air conditioned private mini bus with wifi, there was plenty of drinks and snacks also on offer throughout the day thanks to Ahmed. Our tour guide, Shorouk, was a lovely girl, full of knowledge and passion about everything Egyptian. She was a very caring and attentive guide. On a whole I would absolutely recommend this trip to anyone looking to experience some wonders of the world. It was a very long and tiring day but we’ll worth it. Plenty of photo opportunities as well. This trip will not disappoint you!
A long day but definitely...
Samantha_T, Jun 2023
A long day but definitely worth it. The drivers were lovely and the van was stocked with plenty of cold drinks and snacks. We were able to stop along the way for toilet breaks and to stretch our legs to break up the journey. When we arrived in Cairo we met up with our tour guide 'Mama' who was absolutely fantastic!!! He was very knowledgeable and passionate. Couldn't of asked for a better tour guide. Overall a fantastic day taking a boat ride on the Nile, visiting the museum, seeing the pyramids/sphynx and learning about the history of Egypt. I would definitely recommend for anybody thinking of booking. Thank you so much!
Sites was great /drivers/guide/security were professional
Hugo_m, Jun 2023
Guides/drivers/private security were excellent made our trip worth while plenty of water and snacks .
Fun and Informative
Fabio_G, May 2023
Fun and informative experience. Mamdouh (apologies if this is incorrect spelling) was a great tour guide and was very passionate about the history which brought a very positive experience. It was all well done and don’t feel like anything major was missed, but would definitely try and a do a tour spread out across a few days to experience all the smaller details. Wasn’t tried to be sold anything we didn’t want during the tour and even the perfume shop no hassle was had (albeit May have felt a little awkward after if you didn’t want anything). Vehicle had A/C and drivers were very efficient for Egypt traffic.
Excellent choice for Hurghada to Cairo trip
Madhu_D, Apr 2023
Very well organised and on time. The tour guide is very professional. Very packed itinerary due to the long travel involved. If you are looking for a small group trip, go for it.
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