Cairo by bus excursion is a budget trip to discover in one day the Pyramids & Sphinx, Egyptian Museum of Antiquities and the Nile river..
One day coach tour from Sharm el Sheikh to the capital city of Egypt is a budget trip for those who love to see and discover the world known Pharaonic sites on a quick tour. The Great Pyramid of Cheops, smaller pyramid of Khefren and the smallest pyramid of Minkaura are waiting for you. Great Sphinx and its valley temple, Egyptian Museum of Antiquities and the Nile boat ride will be covered in the tour.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 start our way back to Sharm el Sheikh. Our rep will meet you in Sharm el Sheikh upon arrival and drive back to your hotel.
We were somewhat anxious about the 6 hour busride to Cairo. The bus trip was indeed somewhat long and strenious,both ways. Information was translated to English and Russian. As a foreign language the Russian translation seemed to last 3 times longer than English. That said, now to the positive! The trip on the whole was great!! The tour in the National Museum was informative and the two hours went super quick. The inexpensive extra trip on the Nile is definitely a must! The trip to the Sondos Papyrus boutique was both informative and interesting. And of course the Pyramides and the Sphinx was breathtaking! Simply fabulous! The trip to Crystal Essence boutique was less interesting, but heck these stores basically sponsor a bit of the remarkably cheap tour price! So bearing that in mind, we tolerated the stop! I missed although the opportunity to shop in the Cairo markets of advertised on the one day tour webpage! But at the end of the day we were pretty weary anyway, so the loss was nor too great. Sharif our guide in Cairo was excellent and the service on the bus was good. Tips: Bring a m3p player,(disposable)earplugs, a pillow or something thick and soft to lean up against to make the bus ride as "comfortable" as possible. Toilet paper if you don't want to take the chance at the loo stops Plenty of food for both directions. Reminder that the lunch by the Nile will be your last food stop. We also brought with us water although water was provide on the bus. A napsack for your valuables and water if don't want to leave these things unattended on the bus. Thank you Sharm club for a great and inexpensive tour. We definity reccommend the tour (if you can spare some hours sleep!) We went diving early the next day, so its not that difficult! Do the trip and get some rest later!
Finn, LivReviewed 15 Dec 2015
The guides made our trip to cairo by bus a fantastic day1 the fact that we were trusted to pay on the day was a bit unusual to be trusted like that in this day and age. but they turned up early and delivered more than expected. we have recommended them to friends going next month and if we return we will def see them out there again
Emma and JoshReviewed 15 Dec 2015
We booked in July for overnight trip from Sharm to Cairo. This lived up to our expectations. Our guide Ahmed was very friendly and knowledgeable. We had an extra excursion added which was a bonus, and the tour was packed and organized well. Although the coach journey was very long the coach facilities were good and we were made as comfortable as possible. I would highly recommend booking with Sharm Club, and would definitely do so myself in the future. Thank you.
Liz PiercyReviewed 15 Dec 2015
We were on a one week holiday in Egypt in June, having never been before we were looking forward to the experience. I had seen good reviews of Sharm Club online and noted the number. On the third day we decided to book some trips, there are a lot of hagglers inside and outside the hotel so we decided to contact Sharm Club rather than brave the hagglers. We were going to get a taxi to the office, but when I called the representative offered to come out to the hotel. He was there in 10 minutes. We booked three trips without being in any way forced :) In fact, we felt completely in control of the purchase, the rep was only there to provide information. We went to Cairo by bus - exhausting, but a must-do for the traveller with little money. We were with other tour groups, but Sharm Club were separated into a small group of 6 with our personal tour guide, Ali. He was amazing, perfect English and so pleasant and helpful in every manner. He is a credit to the company and as a representative of his country. Ali knew EVERYTHING about Egypt and it's history, we thoroughly enjoyed our Cairo trip because of him. We also booked the quad bikes in the desert, it was half price compared to other tour operators for the exact same experience. We also booked a trip to Abu Galam but unfortunately, on our part, we made a mistake by booking it staright after the Cairo trip. We were too exhausted to go. This wasn't a problem for Sharm Club and there was no issue in cancelling the tour. Overall, our Egyptian experience was A+ and we can't wait to go back. :)
Ross OrlaghReviewed 15 Dec 2015
What a fantastic day trip by coach to Cairo with Sharm Club four of us had on 29th June the best experience ever. Everything is handled so brillantly,guide Ahmed was very friendly and extremely knowldgeable about Eygptian history also took some lovely photos for us. Cannot fault this company and its guides at all also far cheaper than the tour operators offer. They did everything they promised and it was all so easy to organise. Nothing paid for until you are collected from your hotel for the trip which is unusual in this day and age. I would sincerely recommend their exxcursions wholeheartedly. As one other comment states the food on the river boat on the Nile was far better than any food in our supposedly 4* hotel all inclusive hotel in Sharm. Thank you Sharm Club and especially our guide Ahmed.
AnnReviewed 15 Dec 2015