Sharm el Sheikh

Day trip from Sharm el Sheikh to Cairo by plane

Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt
Day trip from Sharm el Sheikh to Cairo by plane
  • 16 to 18 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Offered in: English


    What's Included

    • Lunch
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • All admissions to the mentioned attractions
    • flight
    • Entrance to the burial chamber of the Great Pyramid of Cheops or Chephren.
    • Drinks in the restaurant.
    • Any additional costs not mentioned in the program.

    Meeting And Pickup

    Pickup points

    Select a pickup point

    Start time

    04:00 AM

    Pickup details

    We will pick you up from all hotels in Sharm el Sheikh For hotels outside Sharm el Sheikh (Dahab, Nuweiba, Taba), a transfer surcharge will be charged. The exact surcharge can be requested before booking. The pick-up time is around 4:00 a.m.

    What To Expect

    Sharm El Sheikh

    8 hours Admission Ticket Free

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 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.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Featured review
    Overall this was a fantastic day out in Cairo and Giza. The tour company we used were very organised, sending messages to ensure we had all the relevant info/documentation for travel. We were collected on time and transported directly to airport. Once arriving in Cairo with our lovely family group of 12 we were met by our friendly tour guide Ahmed. Along with Ahmed was Mohammed or affectionately known by our group as Little Mo. Also the driver assigned to us (sorry can’t remember his name) was very sweet and helped me constantly with getting in and out of the minibus. Also, kept us safe on the busy Cairo roads. Our first stop was in old Cairo (downtown) this area is obviously quite run down and in need of repairs. Next we moved onto the Egyptian museum and spent a couple of hours there. Our guide Ahmed was very informative. We then headed for a short boat ride (extra cost) along the Nile which was a must for me. Nothing special but a good memory to have. Next we went for a buffet lunch which was of a good quality (drinks not included and a bit pricey) After lunch we headed off to the Pyramids at Giza. To be honest I think we were all a bit tired at this point as we all had an early start leaving Sharm in the morning and it was also getting hotter. The pyramids were amazing but wished we had of done those first before we got too tired and too hot. After visiting the pyramids we were taken to a perfumery and papyrus factory for short demos and purchase opportunities. After we were taken back to the airport after a quick stop of at McDonalds for a energy boost. Overall I would thoroughly recommend this tour and this particular company “Book Egypt Tours” as I felt very safe and had a very enjoyable experience! For me I think I would’ve preferred to have visited the pyramids earlier in the itinerary as by the time we got there I was getting tired from the very early start. Thank you very much to Book Egypt Tours for a memorable experience!!


    332 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
    Reviews by Viator travelers.
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    Cairo city....
    Kaivo_K, Mar 2024
    Cairo city. Old Cairo streets. Pyramids panorama. Our tour guide looked like Indiana Jones. Museum visit was also great.
    A trip of a lifetime.
    Marc_O, Feb 2024
    Famhe was our guide, and we couldn’t have asked for a more friendly and knowledgable. He was the highlight of the entire trip. We saw old Cairo town, with Famhe telling us the history of all the beautiful old buildings. Then to the British Museam to see the old artifacts which was incredible. Lunch was very tasty, and the pyramids / sphinx was an experience of a lifetime. All the while Famhe told us the history and stories of Cairo & Egypt which was all fascinating. The assistance with acquiring a visa could be better as there were a lot of hurdles, and there were a couple of detours to places that tried to sell us things in quite a high pressured way which was unwelcome. But I get they need to make this trip financially viable. Overall, a trip of a lifetime. Taxi from the hotel was 2.45am and we got back around 10pm - so expect a long day!!
    Day trip to Cairo
    Hassan_S, Feb 2024
    Amazing experience. All activities as per the plan included. The Tour guide had good knowledge and was very helpful given kids travelling with us. We had time to do Nile cruise @ £10pp before going to museums which was also very good.
    Mixed feelings about the tour
    Alexandre_D, Feb 2024
    Giving it 3 starts because we had a problem with our visa where the company didn’t specify we needed to pay in cash and in English pounds. Already in Egypt was impossible to find a place to withdraw pounds. Our driver and staff members were quite rude to us upon on our return (screaming at us to give them money). End up needing to pay 3000 Egyptian pounds which was way more than the visa was worth. Also, the restaurant where you have your lunch is terrible. The food is tasteless, restaurants and toilets are very dirty and staff aren’t welcoming. However, we did have a great time in Cairo and we loved seeing the pyramids. We were the only ones that booked that tour on the day and had a tour guide just for us. Izad was so welcoming and nice, very knowledgeable. Gave us loads of time to experience every part of the tour.
    Fabulous to to Cairo
    Neil_O, Feb 2024
    Had a lovely time with Famhe. It was a long day but well worth it. Thoroughly enjoyed walking through old Cairo.
    Amazing day
    haris_p, Feb 2024
    Absolutely amazing day, very long but it was worth it. We saw everything had an amazing team with us and very informative. You will get to see everything cairo has to offer in one day. We had nothing planned the following day so we could rest and we needed it. Thanks to the driver, guide and all the other people involved.
    Mario - Egyptologist Extraordinaire!
    Luke_H, Feb 2024
    So this will be a long one. But it is definitely a 5/5 rating. Guide: We requested Mario blindly. We read other people saying he was amazing. He was. I won't spoil why, but he's immensely knowledgeable, was very intriguing, and had oodles of knowledge. Area: Yeh I won't deny, it's a bit nuts in Cairo. Those of faint heart, expect what you would hear about. It's a 27million person city, everything is crazy. Events: No fault at all. We had a crazily action packed day, saw everything we wanted and more. Mario was a gent, recommended things, and never pressured us to do anything we didn't want. He helped with buying Caveats: When you're at the Pyramids, the "workers" there, work for free. As such ask Mario to do 1 or 2 photos or the other people in the group. We had an issue where we didn't accept a gift, but a worker said he'd help take photos, then we got into a spot of bother. So just accept 0 help from anyone who isn't Mario or your other guide people. No exceptions! TL;DR - Get Mario, he's amazing
    The trip was lovely from...
    Alisa_M, Feb 2024
    The trip was lovely from the beginning. The tour was very well organized. The driver was very artistic and with the greatest sence of humor. And I liked our guide with an exceptional knowledge and well orientation in the area.
    Fantastic experience, no regrets
    Sergejs_K, Jan 2024
    We had a fantastic guide Omnia. She was very kind and knowledgeable about Egyptian civilization. In addition, we felt protected from local sellers when she was walking with us as everybody probably knows her and we didn't get much sellers on us. This part was great. She also would ask locals to move out of the picture to make sure you will have a great photo. We have some awesome pictures like only my family in front of Sphinx like on a VIP tour. Overall it was a fantastic experience. Just one thing I could recommend to make the tour even better is to take people to lunch before papyrus fabric. Otherwise we were already very hungry and waiting for lunch as the tour start is like 4 A.M. from Sharm El Sheikh hotel.
    Best way to experience the pyramids
    Laura_S, Jan 2024
    Flew with Egyptair. Flights and travel couldn't fault. Tour guide was great and so informative. The pyramid experience was unbelievable. Only thing that stopped us giving 5 stars was the forced stops and diversions from the day to get us to spend more money on things not in itinerary and boat trip that we weren't really given choice in doing as it was decided everyone was going. Make sure you take English pounds as a lot of confusion in conversion if you ask for prices in egyptian pound
    wonderful day at the Pyramids with a great local and independent travel provider
    Mar_A, Jan 2024
    I would totally recommend 'Book Tour Egypt' to anyone coming to Egypt and wanting to explore the Pyramids. from the moment of booking this event through Viator, Book tour Egypr were very responsive and provided great detailed information. communication pre trip was excellent. Shout out to Rana for super helpful advice and very timely responses to all of my questions and clarifications. my boyfriend and I came to Egypt only to see the Pyramids but we were nearly put off after hearing so many terrible stories. This day trip had excellent reviews in Viator and we decided to give it a try. no regrets as it was perfect. don't get me wrong the day is soooo long with time waiting around and traveling, and the customary stop to 'selling' spots that were of not interest to us, however, our guide, Mario, and our driver, Moh Moody (apologies for the sure misspelling!) made it so worthy. Mario was super nice and extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the history of Egypt. and Mohmoody played great music on the journey... Catalana! ;) we were lucky enough to be the only ones that day and Mario really accommodated all to our needs. you cannot fault it. don't let you put off by some of the bads reviews, Book Tour Egypt is a genuine and legit local and independent travel agency worth giving them a try.
    Tour was great, guide was poor
    Kim_C, Jan 2024
    The places we went to see were amazing, as expected. Unfortunately, our experience with our guide Halid left us disappointed. From the moment we met him, he was unfriendly in comparison to the Italian groups who joined. With the rest of the group being Italian, he spoke about 95% of the time in Italian and was quite abrasive when we asked for an English translation. Which made us feel uncomfortable and felt like it was an inconvenience. We returned home with no knowledge about Egypt from him, only with what we read. Thankfully, one of the tour members was kind enough to translate for us, as even he could see we weren't getting any information. It just felt very unfair as we had paid the same amount as everyone on the tour and didn't receive the same service!
    So glad we did the trip!
    Samantha_F, Jan 2024
    It’s a long day so be prepared for an early start, but we returned much earlier than I thought we would so worked well for us! We’re so glad we booked it because we saw so much, some of the old town, the Nile, the museum was interesting and of course the pyramids were very impressive. The lunch was also pretty decent. Shout out to the tour guide who was lovely and very knowledgeable! Only reason for the 4 stars instead of 5, were the pushy salespeople in two of the stops we did.
    Well worth the seeing
    Martin_W, Dec 2023
    Long Day but well worth it but watch out for flight delays which time delay affects the tour Guide was excellent
    Would highly recommend this surreal excursion!
    Nadia_M, Dec 2023
    From start to finish this was a wonderful experience, upon booking the team were in constant communication to ensure all details and booking was correct, they were available to answer any queries. The actual experience was very smooth from pick up at hotel to visiting the listed attractions. Our guide Ahmed was super helpful and informative and made the experience all that better. Would highly recommend this excursion!
    Amazing day!!
    Dariusz_N, Dec 2023
    Our trip was amazing 😃 all day was plan perfect. Our guard Super Mario was brilliant, his knowledge and passion was unbelievable. Except the places mention on the offer we had some extras like a walk on old Cairo and we went to place where they showed us how they made a papyrus . I can recommended to everyone that trip and specially Super Mario as a guard. All the best for all team🙂 Justyna and Dariusz
    Excellent Day trip to Cairo
    Balaji_M, Dec 2023
    Well organised flight trip from Sharm El Shiekh to Cairo. Most memorable aspects of the trip is visiting Pyramids in Giza and nicely explained guided tour of The Egyptian Museum.
    The Best! A must do!
    DIANDRA_D, Dec 2023
    Amazing lifetime experience!!! Trip was professionally organised and expertly ran! Massive thanks to Mario!! He was THE BEST tour guide hands down!!! Very knowledgeable and made the trip a wonderful experience. Highly recommend!
    Great experience 👍
    Rina_D, Nov 2023
    One of our best days in Egypt....the trip from start to end was perfect with pick up from the hotel till the drop off back to the hotel.....Ahmed our guide was amazing and we thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Thank you very much
    A good experience but could be better
    Chirayu_T, Nov 2023
    it was a good experience however it could have been better if the guide (Syed) hadn't stopped everywhere on the way back to airport as we only had just over an hour to check in for a return flight to Sharm-el-Sheikh. Ahmed was very good. It can be a hectic day as we were picked up at 4am from the hotel and a return flight was 10pm which means we reached hotel after mid-night.

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