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Cairo by coach overnight excursion
2 Days Cairo by Bus tour

Tour Itinerary

Time Activity
03:30 am
09:00 am
11:00 am
11:15 am
12:00 am
13:30 pm
14:00 pm
16:00 pm
17:00 pm
20:00 pm
Pick up in the early morning from your Sharm el Sheikh hotel.
Drive to Cairo around 6 hours.
In Cairo visit to the National Egyptian Museum.
Optional Nile boat ride.
Lunch in a local restaurant.
Giza plateau exploration. Famous pyramids, workers tombs and the Sphinx.
Optionally enter any of the 3 pyramids which will be open to public.
Papyrus fabric, perfume palace or cotton shop.
Transfer to the hotel.
Free evening or optional Sound and Light show at the Pyramids.
08:00 am
09:00 am
11:00 am
13:00 pm
14:00 pm
15:00 pm
21:00 pm
Transfer to the Citadel.
Visit to Salah el Din Citadel with Alabaster mosque.
Visit to the Old Cairo quarters.
Lunch in the city.
Transfer to the bus station to catch your bus to Sharm el Sheikh.
Transfer back to Sharm el Sheikh.
Our representative will meet you and drive back to the hotel.

Cairo overnight


Cairo & its monuments

Two days excursion from Sharm el Sheikh to Cairo will let us explore Giza Plateau and its famous Pyramids, discover workers tomb and wander in the Valley Temple of the Great Sphinx, next day we can either visit Saqqara and its Step Pyramid built by king Josser or go to Islamic quarters of Cairo and discover the Citadel of Sladdin and a beautiful Alabaster mosque of Mohammed Ali.

On the way to Cairo

We do pick up from any hotel in Sharm el Sheikh. Pick up from your hotel in the early morning and transfer by a/c bus to Cairo. The journey to Cairo will take up to 6 hours. There will be 2 stops on the way to go to toilet and to get breakfast in a cafeteria. We will arrive in Cairo by 9 am.

National Egyptian museum visit

Our day we will start with Egyptian Museum of Antiquities visit, simply called The National Egyptian Museum. It is situated on Tahrir square and became already a historical monument itself. Built more than 100 years ago by a French architect, it houses the world's largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities, and many treasures of King Tutankhamen.. 120 000 pieces are exhibited there and we will visit all those collections, including Old kingdom, Middle kingdom,
New kingdom
and king Tut Anch Amun collection. We will spend around 2,5 hours in the museum.

Nile felucca & lunch time

After the museum you can optionally take 45 minutes Nile boat ride (10£ per person). We will enjoy with the sailing along the Nile, warm breeze and panoramic views of the city.

Lunch will be offered in a local restaurant on open buffet basis. Drinks are not included.

The Pyramids & the Sphinx

After lunch we will cross the Nile and continue our tour in Giza. One of the Seven Wonders of the World The great pyramid of Cheops! is waiting for us! We will visit other pyramids of the area as well: the pyramid of Chephren and the pyramid of Mycerinus. At the end of the tour Sphinx and its valley temple will be visited.

Shopping time & optional activities

There will be an opportunity for shopping in the area around the Pyramids. Visit of papyrus institute, perfume palace or cotton fabric will be available.

At the end of the day we will drive you to The Oasis hotel, 4* on BB basis, where you will spend a night. Optionally in the evening you can do the following: Nile Cruise & Dinner with Tanura show and belly dance on a floating hotel or Watch Sound & Light show at the Pyramids.

Memphis city & Step Pyramid

Next day after the breakfast in your hotel move to Saqqara complex to visit Step Pyramid of King Joser and other monuments of the area. Alternatively you can go to Cairo Citadel and the area around.

Lunch in a local restaurant in the city will be offered on open buffer basis.

Old Cairo & its churches

We will end our day with a tour in Old Cairo where many old churches such as "Hanging” church, St. Sergio church and St. Barbara church are located. Jewish temple - synagogue of Ben Ezra, Amr Eben Al Aas mosque - the 1st mosque ever built in Egypt and roman fort Babylon are also on the site. All these monuments you will find in one place.

Back to Sharm el Sheikh

At the end of the day we will transfer you to Cairo bus station to catch your public bus to Sharm el Sheikh. Upon arrival in Sharm el Sheikh bus station our rep will meet you and drive back to your hotel.


Date: 2018-12-14
Updated: 2019-04-03

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2 days Cairo by bus Tour reviews

Just got back from Egypt and had to leave feedback for this trip. We booked an over night by bus to Cairo and glass bottom boat in Naama Bay. The guides were very knowledgeable in Cairo. The accomodation over night was just fantastic! And the visit to the museum, nile cruise, pyramids and sphinx were absolutely fabulous! In fact it was so good that we already looking at booking them for our next visit. I would give them a full 10/10 for the service they provided us. May I also takethe time to thank our guide in Cairo, Abu Bakr. Without whom the day wouldn't have been quite as special! Well done guys! Hope to see you again soon!


shabana and shakeelReviewed 15 December 2015

Where to start... After a somewhat disappointing start to our holiday in Sharm, I hunted around furiously to find a wifi hotspot to book our trip through this agency... After finding one, I arranged the tour and confirmed room number with the guy on the phone, whom later phoned up our room and confirmed the trip and start time. We dicided to take a two day trip of Cairo by bus. Our tour guide was Ahmed, a very nice guide with an unusually strange obsession with the movie Titanic (watched it 24 times in a week), however, don't let that put you off, his English was second to none with a profound knowledge in Egyptology. We shared a somewhat long journey by bus to the museum, where I was directed to a cash machine to pay for the trip (again, as mentioned before, this was on the day... unheard of back here) Shown around the pieces in the museum, we had a 50LE option of going down the Nile by motorboat to a floating sea food restaurant (don't worry, it's not all fish) where we had an inclusive meal, although the drinks had to be bought. Then to a perfume shop to see how perfume's made, followed by the three pyramids which are surprising close to civilisation! then off to a papyrus museum for the opportunity to see how paper was made 3500 years ago. we were the only people on the coach to be doing the second day, and to our astonishment, Ahmed left the coach (in the safe hands of another tour guide) and took us all by taxi through the city to our 4 star hotel for the night. Let's get one thing straight, we stayed for two weeks in a 3 star hotel in Sharm el Sheikh, the hotel we stayed overnight in was a 10 star in comparison, absolutely fantastic and unable to flaw it in any way. The breakfast... after the tripe we had been served back in Sharm; was heaven. Nothing was too much trouble for them, I even had the embarrassment of having a waiter put the tomato ketchup on my chips after he saw me struggling to get any out. (I know what you're thinking... I've gone to Egypt to have chips... We had nothing but the same food for breakfast, dinner and tea in Sharm, with a selection of either beef or chicken, every single day, for two weeks!) Bang on time, Ahmed picked us up at eight with a driver for the mini-bus. We were the only two doing the second day, we had a air-conditioned mini-bus, with a tour guide, for a whole day, for just me and the woman, unbelivable! whilst waiting for the taxi driver on the first night, Sharif introduced himself, we had the option of what to do for the second day, the citidels, or memphis city tour, his advice immediately was memphis city, which is what we chose! the second day was the most memoriable, another drive through old Cario to an open-air museum, with a fantastic and huge statue of Ramis II, that was preserved beautifully, something that you'd expect to see in the museum on the first day, we then drove to Memphis where we saw the step pyramids (the first ever pyramids built!) and had a through tour of the tombs. throughout the day, Ahmed tipped the people he knew, and was very familiar with everyone in the area. With a little swift talking and a paper handshake, myself and the girlfriend got taken into two tombs that weren't open to the public. Under the watchful eye of the staff, we were allowed into the tombs that just didn't compare the the ones on general display. We felt very privileged. Lunch followed in old Cario, in a little craft village. Similar food on offer around egypt, but a nice atmosphere where a man was getting his camel to kiss him. again, meal was inclusive, but drinks cost extra, although these were competitively priced (and a whole lot cheaper than the sea food restaurant) We got to see how carpets were made at a carpet making school, which is a humbling visit, and ended the day with a tour of the mosques and churches in old Cairo. We were both exhausted in the heat, so we had a sit down and let the tour guide have a chat with a friend of his that he'd not seen for several years. Concerned about getting back to the hotel in Sharm, Ahmed said he'd drive us there if he had too (he would've done too), and arranged a bus back to the hotel, making sure we caught it safe. We cannot thank Ahmed enough for all his hard work in turning our holiday around and making it something to remember. Please, book your excursion through this company, just from reading everyone's comments on this site, you are sure of a trip out that you wont forget. Please remember how fortunate we are too at having the opportunity to do such trips, and that the people of Egypt work every hour under the hot sun for a pittance. Not once did we have to tip anyone throughout the day, and although we couldn't give much to the people we met, any discrete tip, no matter what denomination, helps the living expensence of those less fortunate than us in that charming country


Robin PryerReviewed 15 December 2015

We have just returned from 2 weeks holiday in Sharm el Sheikh Egypt. Where we went on the 2 day Cairo trip. The first day there were 10 people (they only booked the 1 day trip) but the second day there was only the two of us. The first day we went to Giza. George our tour guide was fantastic, he was so knowledgeable, pleasant and made you feel extremely comfortable. The second day George took us to see the Red Pyramid, Sakara Pyramid and the Bent Pyramid. We also went to St Simon's Church. The only way to get to the church was through 'Garbage Village'. The villagers collect garbage from city apartments and recycle it, all the money goes to the church. The church is the largest Christian church in the Middle East and is carved from caves, it can hold around 20 thousand people.If you have the opportunity to visit you must it's unbelievable. We will never forget our visit to Cairo and this is thanks to George and of course all at Sharm Club. We would recommend Sharm Club and could not fault anything. Everything they promised happened - an amazing experience. Doreen & the General


DOREEN BReviewed 15 December 2015