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Day Trip to Cairo by Bus

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Overview

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
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There is an extra payment for transfers from Makadi, Safaga, soma Bay, El gouna or Shal Haseesh

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1:30 AM
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
  • 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
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Copy of the passport and arrival stamp is required to be send by email or whatsapp
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Ramashka Tours
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.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Day Trip to Cairo by Bus?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Day Trip to Cairo by Bus?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Day Trip to Cairo by Bus?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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  • "After the museum we headed to the River Nile this is optional on the tour and you didnt have to do the cruise on the Nile if you didnt want to." See review
  • "What can I say, a very long day but worth it." See review
  • "The drive to Cairo takes about 6 hours but since it's during the night you can easily catch some shut-eye." See review

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star-5
Great tour
P_L
, May 2022
We had a wonderful time, Ahmed is always helpful and very friendly, its the second time we have Tour with him and it problaby wont be our last time. the Lunch was tradicional from Egypt and it was very good, and the guide was also good.
star-4
Overall a good trip experience
Alexandra_c
, Apr 2022
Excellent tour guide who was very knowledgeable about the sites we visited. The food provided for lunch wasn’t great but there was plenty of it
star-2
Do not recommend!
HEATHER_W
, Mar 2022
It is not by bus but minibus, where you packed inbetween other travellers like a sardine with very poor air con for 6 hours one way with a bare minimal leg room. There is 2 toilet stops during the transfer to Cairo and back in very poorly sanitised places and often with one toilet between all of the travelers from your microscopic bus and other coaches. Forget about the luxury of toilet paper. When we arrived to Cairo we got 2 guides, English and German. I was lucky enough that I speak both languages so I got a bit better experience as the German guide was more informative than our English chap. First stop was museum where we spent maybe 40 minutes running behind our English guide (including toilet break with humongous cue). If you are a bit physically out of condition or has a disability like me or heart condition with defib don't even consider booking. Most of the group struggled to run behind the guide and when we got there he already finished talking/ explaining the story behind the artifacts. That persisted throughout all day so apart from getting from place to place he was pretty much useless. Then we got 30 minutes to go around the museum which is not even near enough to see even half of one floor with the amount of crowds- pretty big disappointment. Then you are taken on river cruise (optional) and charged 200 egp per person extra. That would be nice if not the blasting loud music. Then you are taken to the restaurant for lunch-fish boat- with no fish available. The buffet style lunch had really poor choice with lukewarm, oversalted food that was truly the worst we had over our 2 week stay in Egypt. Than you are taken to Giza to see pyramids and sphinx. It was nice to see it and enjoy the views however once again running in full sun to chase the guide was not my best holiday experience. On the way back you are taken to very mediocre quality shop with perfumes and papyrus where you get nagged to buy. Before you accept drink there, opposite toilets they have a kitchen covered with curtain, just have a little peek and then evaluate how desperate you are for one of their teas or coffies. The journey back was as bad as going to Cairo. Don't get fooled that they will provide snacks or drinks as you cannot get hydrated with 50mls of orange juice or coke/ haven't seen snacks. At the end of it they had a cheeck to nag for 5 stars review and they stood next to you and look what you wrote than soon as everyone wrote the review the Internet on the minibus was switched off. At the end of it they were stretching hands for tips. What a joke as totally undeserved. Overall do not recommend it at all. Nice to see pyramids but the overall experience wasn't pleasant at all. My partner also has been left way behind and trying to explain by himself that he cannot go through security gate due to heart device implanted and the guides would not help or wait for us at all. Hence is a big NO From us.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing historical trip
Anja_D
, Mar 2022
Wow this trip was spectacular! I would recommend you this agency for sure! The guide Mamdue (mama) was perfect, he is living in Cairo for his whole life and knows everything that google doesn’t heh. I really recommend booking with Ramashka, we got the snacks and water, fresh orange juice .. loved it!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Bus was comfortable with...
Sahed_A
, Mar 2022
Bus was comfortable with cushions, WiFi, TV, phone charger, plenty of drinks and snacks- it helped as it was a long drive. Amazing to see the pyramids, camels, Sahara desert and river Nile. The tour guide Mamdou, host Ahmed and the driver were all friendly and knowledgeable. Great experience!
star-5
Best tour ever
andreia_v
, Feb 2022
This experience made my whole trip so much better. Everything was on point, the timing, the guide was incredible full of knowledge, the organiser was a great host, offered us drinks and snacks through the trip always made sure we were enjoying our time. I didn't feel like I was in rush like in most of the tours. We stopped in Nice places were we could pay a fair price for items (not like in most places where they charge a lot to tourists). I left Cairo full of knowledge and passion about the country. I had a lot of tours during my travels and this was the best one so far. Definitely recommend it 😊
star-5
Excellent!
Laura_B
, Feb 2022
Absolutely wonderful day and trip.We had a really knowledgeable and friendly tour guide.Our transport was so comfortable. We would definitely recommend this company to everyone.
star-5
Excellent
Aylin_N
, Jan 2021
Everything was great! Our guide "Mamma" was extremely knowledgeable and passionate and helped us as much as he could. He was very friendly and genuine and we had a great trip. Thanks so much!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Hi lights of Cairo
Linda_S
, Sep 2020
Absolutely wonderful trip, Cairo was different to how I remember it but great to see it again our guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic about all the sites we visited. Mr Ahmed and his team - Atif, Ma Ma, Captain Sayed made the whole trip brilliant
icon Response from Host , Dec 2020
Thank you very much for your feedback. We are very glad that you enjoyed the wonders our trip : We look forward to having you again as our guest, soon
star-5
Cairo Trip
Darsh
, Mar 2020
Trip to Cairo was amazing from Hurghada and was well worth the trip. Tour guide was excellent and was very knowledgeable and even helped us be more aware of the locals and made us fell safe. What could be improved is more snacks (savoury and sweet) for the tour. As the tour is nearly 20 hours from pick up to drop off it would be ideal to make sure tourists are satisfied and not hungry. The restaurant part of the tour had very limited vegetarian options.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Fab trip to see the pyramids!
Rachel
, Mar 2020
Long but great day. Really knowledgeable and friendly tour guide. Could have done without the trip to the perfume shop at the end.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing experience and tour guide
richardmoore1991rm
, Feb 2020
We went on the 12th feb 2020, the pick was spot on timing followed by the 6 hour long drive to Cairo by mini bus, which supplied cushions, water and onboard entertainment. Arrived in Cairo which was hectic but well worth the events to follow. Our tour Guide Mama was everything you would look for in a tour guide. We had no problems with the locals which were trying to haggle is at the pyramids and in the centre of Cairo. The lunch was a buffet next to the river Nile which was amazing. Roughly the whole day was about 21 hours long but well worth it and the views are spectacular. Definitely worth the visit!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Excellent trip
Sarah_W
, Feb 2020
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 .
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Best Cairo Experience!
bethneth25
, Feb 2020
We highly recommend this tour! We were picked up outside of our hotel at 02:45 in a small van with four other passengers. They provided us with some small snacks and water, and we were on our way to Cairo. The trip is obviously a bit long, so we slept for the beginning, but once it was light out it was very pretty and an enjoyable trip. We started at the Egyptian Museum, which I didn't have any expectations for, but ended up being a great supplement to the trip, as I learned a lot of history I didn't know about and it ended up making the pyramids even greater. Mama was our tour guide in Cairo, and as every other review says, he was amazing! He really treated us like his own family and wanted to make sure we had the best experience possible. After the museum, we paid 200 lira extra ($15?) to take a Nile cruise. They make it seem optional but it's really not, so bring extra money for that. The cruise was nice though (very cold), and it took us to lunch. Lunch was really great, and Mama was great about getting us there before other tourist groups arrived. After that we headed to the pyramids, and of course the best part of the trip. The pyramids were awesome. Mama made sure to get our pictures throughout it, and took us to a great panoramic spot that no other tourist were at. We learned a lot of history and they definitely lived up to the hype. The only downside of the trip was right after the pyramids, you're taken to a shop to have tea and coffee, but really it is someone trying to get you to buy fragrances. If you say you don't want tea or coffee, he makes you get some anyway. And then they make you try fragrances and really pressure you to buy something. One person in our group did but it's uncomfortable when everyone is just sitting there not buying anything. Other than that though, the trip was amazing! It was a great price and I would do it again and again!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Brilliant experience to learn some of Egypt's history
paulalees1
, Feb 2020
Brilliant day from start to finish . Mini bus great and the added cushions a delightful extra as was the goodie bag. Our guide mama was so knowledgeable and passionate it made us hungry for more history of Egypt so have booked a tour for luxor. It is a long day but absolutely worth it . A big thank you to the two drivers also who are a marvel at getting through the streets of Cairo safely .
star-5
Fantastic
Ashu_S
, Jan 2020
Fantastic way to see Cairo in a day, we were picked at 1.30am and returned in our resort at 11pm. We had our 6 year old daughter too. The trip is so worth it if you want to see pyramids and get back to Hurghada. Also, our tour guide was fantastic, his name was Mama. We also felt safe all the time, highly recommend this trip.
star-5
Cairo by bus
Daniela_B
, Nov 2019
It was in fact a comfortable minivan, I was worried about back pain but didn’t have any. Long trip but totally worth it! Very beautiful: a MUST do!
star-5
Amazing experience
mrcartel0013
, Nov 2019
A long drive to Cairo but worth the trip. I would advise not to sleep as there are plenty to see along the way. The tour guide was amazing his knowledge was extensive and looked after us every step of the way
star-5
Trip to Cario and the Great Pyramids
Nkrumah_S
, Sep 2019
Excellent service picked us up on time. Explained the day and provided us with snacks. Lunch was lovely on the river Nile. The Museum was great and the new Museum will be even better as its 33 times the size and state of art plus next to pyramids. Open late 2020. Guide was good informative.
star-5
Amazing (but tiring!)
VenkataK_C
, Jul 2019
This tour provides a whistle stop tour of the city of Cairo, the River Nile, and the Giza plateau, and is idea for travellers who are pressed for time. Our tour guide, Mama, was simply outstanding and his passion for Egyptian culture and heritage came across in abundance. He's been a tour guide for over 30 years, and it was clear he was doing this job out of a genuine love for his country and it's history. This tour deserves five stars if only for his service and friendliness - he guided us through the Egyptian museum and showed us key exhibits, informed us of notable landmarks as went on our Nile river cruise, and took photos of us at panoramic hotspots in the Giza plateau. At no point did we feel obligated to give gratuities or pressured into paying for optional extras (e.g. the visit to the essences shop at the end). Our tour facilitator, Ahmad, arranged a private minibus for us at short notice, since the larger coach had only European tourists on that day. Word of warning - this tour is incredibly long (pick up was at 2am and we returned around 11pm), so I would book this tour advisedly if you're travelling with young children. In hindsight, it was a blessing in disguise we had a private minibus just for our family. The extra cost of booking a private tour is definitely offset by the comfort and convenience it offers! Overall, a memorable, once-in-a-lifetime experience - a must-see for tourists pressed for time!

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