Our most popular tour, and what were famous for! This excursion to Cairo is a must for anyone visiting Egypt. Our Cairo tour by bus offers the perfect balance of squeezing in all the best bits Cairo has to offer whilst not having to pay for flights from Sharm!
We’ll pick you up from your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
30 Minutes Before Event Time
We’ll pick you up from your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh in a comfortable, air-conditioned coach in the early morning and drive to Cairo.
When you arrive in the amazing city of Cairo, your first stop will be the Great Pyramids of Giza.
The oldest of the seven wonders of the ancient world and sadly the only one that still remains largely intact, the Pyramids of Giza are the very reason a lot of people come to Egypt, and seeing them close-up never disappoints.
Composed of over 2.3 million blocks of granite weighing 25 – 80 tonnes each and constructed over a 20 year period concluding around 2560BC, the pyramids of Cairo was the tallest man-made structure for over 3,800 years, to this day we still do not know for sure exactly these amazing structures were built, although there are many theories.
During the Cairo tour we will give you much more information on the amazing Pyramids of Giza, and any questions you may have will be gladly answered by your professional, friendly Egyptologist tour guide.
After you have seen the pyramids of Cairo, your next stop will be the Sphinx. The Great Sphinx of Giza is a mythological creature, formed of a lions body and a human head.
tanding over 73metres long and 20metres high, the The Great Sphinx of Giza is the oldest known monumental sculpture, and is commonly believed to have been built by ancient Egyptians of the Old Kingdom in the reign of the pharaoh Khafra.
During your tour of Cairo, you will find out how the nose of the Sphinx was broken off by Napoleon’s soldiers, which can still be seen today. There are also theories of kings actually being buried inside the Sphinx!
Next up is a break for a delicious lunch on the Nile, a large buffet with foods to cater for all tastes and ages. This is a great opportunity to relax and take in the sights and smells of busstling Cairo before going to visit the world-renowned Museum of Egyptian Antiquities.
Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Inside this huge, world-famous museum you’ll find some of the most important treasures from Ancient Egypt civilisation anywhere in the world, from Pharaonic antiques to the treasure found in the tomb of Egypt’s best known King, Tutankhamen.
Spanning two floors, each section of the museum is dedicated to specific Kings, or time periods, even if you’re not usually particularity into Egyptian history we find everybody finds it fascinating and a powerful experience to be so close to such historically important artefacts.
Built in neo-classical style, designed by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon the museum exceed 120,000 masterpieces ranges from pre-dynastic era, Pharaonic era to the Greco-roman period in Egypt and includes the treasures of the child King Tutankhamen, Pharaonic Gods and Goddess.
You can also visit the mummies room at the Egyptian Museum for a background about the Egyptian civilisation and the mummification art in ancient Egypt.
After you have seen the pyramids, sphinx and other amazing sights that Cairo has to offer, you will have some free time for shopping in the world famous bazaars of Cairo – another big pull to tourists from all over the world.
Return to your Sharm Hotel
After a busy day exploring one of the word’s most fasinating Cities, we’ll travel back to your Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh.
Pickup from your Sharm hotel (exact time depends on hotel)
Explore the Amazing Egyptian Museum in Cairo
Optional Felucca Boat Trip down the Rive Nile
Delicious Buffet Lunch along the Nile
Visit the Papyrus Institute
The Pyramids of Giza, The Sphinx and Temple of Khephren
Perfume shop from then leave to Sharm El Sheikh
Arrive in Sharm