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Our most recommended Cairo Day Trips

Cairo: Dinner Cruise on the Nile River with Entertainment

1. Cairo: Dinner Cruise on the Nile River with Entertainment

Spend an evening cruising the Nile on an evening boat ride that includes dinner and live entertainment. After a hotel pickup, embark on a romantic night out on the water. See the sunset over Cairo, enjoy a delicious buffet dinner, listen to live music, and watch a traditional dance show. Begin this wonderful dinner excursion from the lobby of your hotel. Set sail on a trip from Cairo and discover the beauty of the ancient Egyptian city by night. Take in the wonderful views of Cairo illuminated by the glaring city lights as you savor a special open buffet dinner. Enjoy a belly dance show, Arabic songs, and music, along with a Tanoura show while enjoying typical cuisine. This amazing Arabian night experience ends with a drop-off at your hotel.

Hurghada: Full-Day Trip to Cairo by Plane

2. Hurghada: Full-Day Trip to Cairo by Plane

Embark on a full-day guided tour of Cairo from Hurghada. Travel by plane and visit the pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Enjoy a restaurant lunch and explore the treasures of the Egyptian Museum. Upon arrival in Cairo you will be greeted by an Egyptologist who will accompany you throughout the tour. The tour starts in Giza, where you can marvel at the famous and impressive pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinos, as well as the world-renowned Sphinx.  The tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple. After a break for a delicious lunch, the tour continues on to the Egyptian Museum. Here you can admire the treasures of the young pharaoh Tutankhamun with more than 120,000 masterpieces of Egyptian art and artifacts. In the afternoon you can enjoy shopping at the Khan el-Khalili market. At the end of the tour you’ll be transferred to the airport in Cairo to catch the flight back to Hurghada, followed by a direct transfer to your hotel.

From Cairo: Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Saqqara & Memphis Tour

3. From Cairo: Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Saqqara & Memphis Tour

Embark on a tour of Giza from Cairo or Giza in an air-conditioned vehicle. Enjoy commentary from your guide as you visit ancient wonders, including the Great Sphinx, the Giza Pyramids, and Valley Temple followed by lunch and some shopping. Be picked up from your hotel in Cairo or Giza. Visit the Step Pyramid of Zoser, Egypt's oldest existing colossal stone building (2630 BC) built for King Djoser. Next visit Memphis, the first capital after Upper and Lower Egypt's unification in 3100 BC, and witness the Colossal Statue of Ramesses II. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and visit the pyramids of Cheops, Chefren, and Mykerinus. Next, see the Great Sphinx, a limestone statue of the mythical creature with a Pharoah's head and lion's body. Explore the Valley Temple, a funerary complex with a mortuary temple and the Pyramids of Chefren.  There will be free shopping time to enjoy the experience on your own, discussing the price directly with the vendors. After, return to your accommodation in Cairo or Giza.

From Hurghada: Full-Day Cairo Giza Pyramids, Museum, & Lunch

4. From Hurghada: Full-Day Cairo Giza Pyramids, Museum, & Lunch

Travel back in time and experience the heritage of Ancient Egypt on a full-day tour to Cairo and Giza, with transfers by air-conditioned vehicle from the Red Sea. Meet your guide and driver at your hotel, and set off on your Egyptian adventure. Sit back and relax, enjoying the impressive views along your drive to the capital. Upon arrival in Cairo, visit the famous Egyptian Museum on Tahrir Square, and discover one of the most comprehensive collections of Ancient Egyptian relics in the world. Next, head to Giza to see the pyramid complex, the oldest of the seven wonders of the ancient world and built over 4,500 years ago, including the iconic Great Pyramid of Giza — the oldest and largest of the pyramids in the complex. Visit the Great Sphinx of Giza, a famous limestone statue of a reclining sphinx with a Pharaoh's head, a mythical creature. Then, visit the Papyrus Museum and learn how Ancient Egyptians used papyrus to record the stories of their civilization, before returning to Hurghada in the evening.

From Cairo: Half-Day Tour to Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx

5. From Cairo: Half-Day Tour to Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx

Kick start this exhilarating tour with a convenient pickup by your Egyptologist tour guide from your hotel in Cairo in an air-conditioned vehicle. Get to know more about the history of Egypt in this 4-hour tour that takes you to the Giza Pyramids. Head over to the Great Pyramids, a renowned destination and one among the Seven Wonders of the World. Visit the Great Pyramids from the inside (if this option is selected). Continue the tour with a panoramic view of the Pyramids of Giza: the Pyramids Cheops, Chephren, and Menkaure. You'll also get to see the impressive Sphinx of Giza, truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Don’t forget to take as many photos as you can of these amazing structures.   As the tour comes to an end, you’ll be dropped back at your hotel.

From Hurghada: Full-Day Cairo Tour by Shared Bus

6. From Hurghada: Full-Day Cairo Tour by Shared Bus

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.

Cairo: 2-Hour River Nile Cafelluca Cruise with Meals

7. Cairo: 2-Hour River Nile Cafelluca Cruise with Meals

Your River Nile experience begins with pickup from your hotel within Cairo City, then heads to Maadi where your traditional felucca boat awaits you. Find your seats aboard the boat and sit back and relax as you leave the marina and start your trip along the world-famous River Nile. Spend a delightful 2-hours cruising along the river, admiring incredible views of the surrounding landscapes and locals going about their day. As you watch the scenes unfold along the river, learn about how Old Cairo has adapted to modern times, and how traditions and culture have developed here. While you sail, enjoy a delicious and authentic Egyptian meal, bursting with colorful flavors that represent the local way of life. There are 3 options available for the trip, the breakfast option which runs from 10am to 12pm, the lunch option which runs from 12pm to 4pm, and the dinner option which runs from 6pm to 8pm. During the breakfast cruise, dine on traditional ful stew, falafel, feteer, honey, cheese, tomato, salad, and soft drinks. On the lunch and dinner cruises, guests are served a selection of meat samosas, meat and vegetable tagine, tahini, salads, grilled chicken, kofta, and more, as well as a sweet dessert and soft drinks.

From Cairo: Full-Day Historical Alexandria Tour

8. From Cairo: Full-Day Historical Alexandria Tour

Enjoy a full-day trip to the historic city of Alexandria and experience the remnants of a bygone era. After pickup from your hotel in Cairo or Giza, you'll drive towards Alexandria, stopping along the way to use the bathroom and get a coffee. Upon arrival, start your tour of this ancient city. Head towards the marble-stone Roman amphitheater of Kom El-Deka that once accommodated over 800 visitors. Enjoy the sights of its pleasure garden and mosaic floored Roman baths and villas. Afterward, move on to the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa where you can feel the aura of ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman architectural excellence. The cemetery was constructed in the second century AD and is still one of the seven wonders of the middle ages. Next, visit Pompey's Pillar, the significant Roman triumphal column in Alexandria. Savor a delicious lunch from a local restaurant and then enjoy an outside photo stop at the Library of Alexandria, one of the largest and most renowned archives of the ancient world. Later, visit tge Citadel of Qaitbay, built above the ruined Alexandria lighthouse. At the end of the tour, you'll be driven back to Cairo or Giza to be dropped off at your accommodation.

From Cairo: 4x4 Desert Safari, Sandsurf, and Camel Ride

9. From Cairo: 4x4 Desert Safari, Sandsurf, and Camel Ride

Start with pickup from your hotel or another selected location in Cairo or Giza between 7:30 AM and 8:30 AM. Board a comfortable air-conditioned car and enjoy a comfortable 100-minute ride to the Wadi El Rayan Desert. Upon arrival, enjoy fantastic views of the Wadi El Rayan waterfalls in the heart of the desert. Admire the powerful cascades of water which provide a stark contrast to the surrounding arid landscape. If you are lucky, catch glimpses of desert wildlife in the area such as the slender-horned gazelle. Next, make a stop for photos of the beautiful Mudawara Mountains. Then, get ready to enjoy the desert adventure. Board the 4X4 car for some dune bashing and experience the excitement as the car glides through yellow, soft sand. After riding over the dunes, stop to enjoy some sandboarding. Strap yourself to the sandboard and glide down the sparkling, yellow sand at a fast pace. Next, mount a camel and feel like a Bedouin explorer as you ride through the beautiful desert terrain. After the camel ride, stop at a Bedouin desert camp and enjoy an elaborate and delicious BBQ lunch. Once you are done with your lunch, you will be dropped back to your hotel or selected location in Cairo or Giza.

Cairo: Female-Guided Pyramids, Bazaar, and Museum Tour

10. Cairo: Female-Guided Pyramids, Bazaar, and Museum Tour

Explore the best wonders of Ancient Egypt on this fully-guided tour with a female guide. Start the tour with pick up from your hotel or selected location in Cairo. Meet your local guide, an Egyptologist who will be there to share her knowledge, provide assistance, and make you feel comfortable throughout the day.  Start your tour at one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Pyramids. Gaze in awe at the magnificent Pyramids of Cheops, Mycerinus, and Chephren. Then, stop for a photo at the Great Sphinx. Pay an optional visit to the Great Pyramid at your own expense before visiting the Valley Temple. Afterward, stop for a traditional Egyptian lunch. Next, visit the Egyptian Museum where you can explore the vast collection of 250,000 ancient artifacts that date back about 5000 years. If you wish (and at your own cost), feel free to explore King Tutankhamun's Room, which holds a number of precious jewels and gold excavated from the tomb in 1920.  Continue to the Khan El-Khalili Bazaar and soak up the atmosphere of the old city. Take a walk through this well-known market and marvel at the unique variety of souvenirs, antiques, and jewelry for sale. Finally, end the tour with a transfer back to your preferred location or place of stay in Cairo.

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What people are saying about Cairo

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 3,129 reviews

Cairo by plane was an absolutely brilliant day out! We were in a small group of 6 which made it personal and built around us. Our guide Sarwat, was brilliant and full of information about literally everything! We were able to have free time to roam at each venue after the guide had shown us the important parts which was nice. We had a great meal in a lovely restaurant and our guide arranged for us to have a night boat trip on the Nile while we waited for our flight back to Hurghada. To get the most out of the history side of Egypt you should visit Cairo and the pyramids first and then visit Luxor and the valley of the kings after. All in all it has been wonderful!

Sam was a fantastic guide, very good at explaining and gave us plenty of time to explore. Luxor is beautiful and a must see. Kept us in the shade to explain as it was close to 40° (July). Mohamed was a great driver, very safe and kept the car cool for us! Brilliant tour!

The guide Ahmed Amin was very good. Very caring and tried very hard to show and explain everything to us. He also saved us from the street traders at the pyramids. So a very, very good travel guide can only be recommended.

I had a great time the guide Amra and the driver are really nice and Amra is very knowledgeable speaks Italian well, also the excursion is worth the money it costs, I highly recommend it

Our day Mohamed explains very well, very dynamic and excellent treatment.