Cairo Overnight Trip From Hurghada By Road

Cairo Overnight Trip From Hurghada By Road


Cairo Overnight Trip From Hurghada By Road

2 Days Starting and ending in Hurghada, Red Sea Governorate, Egypt

Visiting: Giza Necropolis, Pyramid of Djoser, The Egyptian Museum, Salah Al-Din Al-Ayoubi Castle, Salah Salem Street, Cairo, Khan el-Khalili

Tour operator:

Egypt Best Vacations

Tour code:


Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

1 - 16

Physical rating:

Medium, Low

Age range:


Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans, Meat, Halal

Tour operated in:

English , French , German , Spanish

Private Available:

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Tour Overview

Take an overnight trip to Cairo from Hurghada by road to explore its highlights in 2 days. Explore the Great Pyramids, the Sphinx at Giza Plateau, and the first pyramid in the history of King Djoser at Saqqara. Discover the stunning contents of the impressive Egyptian Museum, the magnificent Citadel of Saladin, and the largest bazaar in the Middle East of Khan El-Khalili with your professional tour guide. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant.


  • The Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx.

  • The fabulous contents of the Egyptian Museum.

  • The first pyramid in history, the Step Pyramid of Saqqara.

  • The impressive Citadel of Saladin and the white Mosque of Mohamed Ali.

  • The largest bazaar in the Middle East, Khan El-Khalili Bazaar.

Places You'll See

Step Pyramid, Saqqara

Great Pyramids Of Giza

Mosque Of Mohamed Ali

Egyptian Museum

Khan El-Khalili Bazaar

The Sphinx


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Day 1 : Great Pyramids, Sphinx And Saqqara

Location: Giza Necropolis, Pyramid of Djoser

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Lunch

Drive from your hotel in Hurghada to Cairo to visit Giza Plateau. Today’s tour includes the Great Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure with the great Sphinx. The only ancient wonder which still remains (Khufu’s pyramid) awaits you. Are you ready to discover it from inside?
Today you will learn about the pyramids, history, how they were constructed, and why they were constructed? Then on to the Step Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara, the first pyramid in history.
Take your lunch at a local restaurant then transfer to your hotel to check-in. Free evening in Cairo.

Day 2 : Egyptian Museum, Saladin Citadel And Khan El-Khalili

Location: The Egyptian Museum, Salah Al-Din Al-Ayoubi Castle, Salah Salem Street, Cairo, Khan el-Khalili

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Today, you will visit the fantastic contents of the historical Egyptian Museum at Tahrir Square in Cairo. Hundreds of objects from all periods of the Egyptian past are displayed on two floors of the museum. The eye-catching objects such as the golden treasure of Tutankhamen, the silver treasure of Psusennes I, the diorite statue of Khafre, and several other pieces are on view.
From the museum to the Citadel of the Sunni Muslim leader Saladin which built-in 1172 to protect Cairo against the Crusaders. The white Mosque of Mohammed Ali Pasha is a prominent feature of the Citadel.
You finish your tour today at the historical bazaar of Khan el Khalili, the largest bazaar in the Middle East.
Take your lunch at a local restaurant then drive back to Hurghada.

What's Included

  • Meals – Breakfast Only

  • Meals – Half Board

    Lunch is included.

  • Fully Guided

  • Accommodation

    5-star hotel.

  • Entrance Fees

What's Not Included

  • Country Entry Visas

  • Drinks with Meals

  • Tipping and Gratuities

Check out our Q&As

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Tour guide and sometimes a tour manager.

  • Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?


  • Are vaccinations required for this tour?

    No, just a negative PCR test.

  • How can I obtain my visa to Egypt?

    All travelers entering Egypt must have the appropriate travel documents: a passport with at least 6 months to run and valid visa. Many nationalities for example American, British, etc. can obtain their visas at the Egyptian airports upon arrival. You can also apply for your visa online via this Egyptian government link.

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    No, but a transfer from Hurghada to Cairo and return the next day.

  • Do you require a visa for this holiday?


  • Are flights included in this tour?

    No, flights included in the itinerary.

  • Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

  • Company Instant Book


  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?


  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    Low and moderate.

  • What is the maximum group size?

    16 people.

  • Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    Yes as in the price.

  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    Yes, all entrance fees are included.

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Must be accompanied by one adult at least.

  • Is free Wi-Fi available in the accommodation used?

    Not sure. Some hotels offer Wi-Fi for free, and some others charge for Wi-Fi.

  • Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?


  • Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Yes. All vehicles are tourist air-conditioned.

  • What currencies are required for this tour?


  • Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    No. The entry visa is not included.

  • What happens if a group doesn’t make its minimum required number of passengers?

    The minimum is one person.

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes, they are English Speaking tour guides.

  • What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

    5-star hotels.

  • What is the tipping policy?

    5$ per person per day for the driver. 10$ per person per day for the tour guide.

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?


  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    All travelers to Egypt have to produce on the arrival, a Negative PCR certificate NOT older than 72 hours.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes, all the operating hotels and Nile cruises in Egypt meet the local health and safety regulations. All obtained certificates of Safe to operate and work again. These certificates are given by the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism.

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    No problem changing your holiday dates.

Reviews of this operator

Roxane Hugues (Google Reviewer)  

I have wanted to go...


I have wanted to go to Egypt for as long as I can remember. I took my first Egyptology lessons when I was just a kid, named most of my goldfish Champollion, and never missed an exhibition on Egypt and its treasures. I had to wait a long time to make that dream come true, but was finally able to travel to Egypt last week for the first time. My biggest fear was, somehow, to be disappointed after having spent so many years longing for the trip. I knew exactly what I wanted to see and found the website for Egypt Best Vacations online. The trip ticked all the boxes, so we booked. And I’m really glad we did! I could not be happier with my first-ever trip to the land of the Pharaohs. Egypt Best Vacations delivered on what they promised but actually exceeded our expectations. We were lucky enough to have a private tour, and that was just perfect for me, as I really wanted someone knowledgeable about Egyptology to take the time to answer my questions and focus on those sacred words that cover most of Egypt’s countless temples. What I particularly loved about our trip with Egypt Best Vacations: - Our guides Essam and Mahmoud, their boundless knowledge, kindness, and the time they took to answer all our questions. - Staying in local hotels and restaurants, which allowed us to see the “real Egypt” (and practised my Arabic 😅) - The scenic route from Aswan to Luxor. We have really enjoyed seeing the fields and all those gorgeous landscapes and small villages - The sleeper train to Aswan. Noisy, but what an adventure! Best way to take in some breathtaking Nile views - How personalised the trip was. Egypt Best Vacations was super flexible, and we felt the trip was tailored to our wishes and needs. We’ve been back for 48 hours now and are already looking forward to coming back 🤩 (and not just because it’s 24 degrees there and -1 here 😂)

Giulia Zanca (Google Reviewer)  

We had a great experience...


We had a great experience traveling from Aswan to Luxor on the beautiful dahabiya Ika Dolly. Everything was just perfect from the moment we first got in touch with Egypt Best Vacations and had a very nice and helpful conversation with Abdul-Rahman Mahmoud to the cruise itself. We had a friendly and kind staff on board and, most of all, we had the best tour guide, Essam, an egyptologist with a deep knowledge of the ancient egyptian culture, language and art and always willing to tell us about modern Egypt, too. We enjoyed beautiful moments on the dahabiya, we had great food, so carefully cooked by a great chef, and had the chance to spend a night on the shore, dancing with the boat crew. We also appreciated the interest and attention shown by Egypt Best Vacations to the people living on the Nile: the place where the dinner was held is owned by an old man, who gets paid for hosting us, and we also had the chance to meet Asmaa, a young woman who showed us her house and let us have a tea with her family. We were told we would have a luxurious experience, but our cruise was way more than that. Definitely suggested.

Luke Ralston (Google Reviewer)  

‘Egypt Best Vacations’ is amazing....


‘Egypt Best Vacations’ is amazing. 100% recommended. We spent 15 days travelling with our guide and driver. From picking us up at Hurghada airport and returning us to the airport at the end of the trip we could not have asked for more accommodating, informative, friendly and experienced staff to ensure we had a fantastic holiday. Our journey from Hurghada to Luxor where we were based for most of our stay was so straight forward. Travelling Egypt by road is an incredible way to explore the sites and country especially when in the company of such a knowledgeable guide, who has become a good and trusted friend. Having explored the sites in Luxor including Deir el-Medina and some of the Noble tombs on the West Bank we travelled to Edfu, Kom Ombo and Aswan for an overnight stay before driving to the highlight of the trip Abu Simbel which is breath-taking. The car ride back to Luxor was long but well worth it, with plenty of stops for refreshments and to enjoy the mirages in the desert. A trip to Dendera included overnight in the ‘Flower of Life’ guesthouse in Abydos which provides you with a real Egyptian welcome. We then asked to rearrange our schedule which was not an issue at all, with changes to accommodation and day trips sorted in just a few hours, which included Quad biking and Camel rides on the West Bank of Luxor. We will certainly use ‘Egypt Best Vacations’ again in the future and suggest them to everyone.

Daniele Oldani (Google Reviewer)  

Brilliant team of travel professionals! Essam...


Brilliant team of travel professionals! Essam and his Egypt Best Vacations team are absolutely brilliant. Essam from the head quarters had arranged internal flights and all accommodation and ground transportation. Everything was from an handpicked itinerary and Essam managed to intelligently incorporate everything I wanted to do in the limited time available. Essam listened carefully and advised on hotel options and even accommodated a last minute flight change request. I received an unexpected birthday cake and singing on the Nile cruise and an upgrade to a pyramid view room in Cairo. Last but not least, Essam paid a surprise visit in Luxor over a cup of delicious Egyptian coffee in a traditional cafe. Our private chaperone Khalaf was a wealth of knowledge in both ancient and contemporary Egyptian history. Khalaf, is not your everyday tour guide. He speaks a couple of European languages and has a degree in Egyptology. Khalaf took care of all the day to day needs, from getting tickets for attractions to seamlessly helping through intimidating security police/military checkpoints. There was not an instant of uncertainty or hesitation in Khalaf; he seemed to know all the places we visited like the palms of his own hands. I have learned so much about Egyptian culture, history and lifestyle. There was always a clear explanation and fascinating anecdotes regardless of whether we were visiting historical sites, bustling cities, museums, artisan shops, etc. Khalaf tailored everything in our itinerary to the needs of the moment and delighted us with bespoke options and additional experiences Finally, a special mention to Sayed: which I can confidently say is one of the best drivers I have ever had in all of my worldwide travels. Sayed managed to smoothly navigate our minivan through Cairo despite the madness of it all. Sayed’s exemplary composure and calm made us feel extremely safe at all times. Sayed’s attentiveness in equipping the van with cool water, hand sanitizer tissues and wet wipes created a safe oasis of calm in the vehicle. Thank you for everything Essam, Khalaf, Sayed and all the other welcoming travel professionals we met in our time in Egypt!

Thomas Doyle (Google Reviewer)  

Choose Egypt Best Vacations, you...


Choose Egypt Best Vacations, you wont be disappointed A great 11-day vacation organised by EBV taking in Cairo, a Nile cruise and Hurghada. Our vacation started in Cairo with visits to the pyramids of Giza and the Step pyramid at Saqqara. Really enjoyed our wander around the Egyptian museum with our guide Hassan. Flying from Cairo to our cruise boat, Blue Shadows in Aswan was seamless, with the EBV representative ensuring everything went smoothly. Our guide Ahmed joined us in Aswan for the cruise and we thoroughly enjoyed his sense of humour and explanations of the history of the temples we visited. Our rooms on the boat were clean and spacious and the food was good with friendly staff. In Luxor the highlight of our vacation was the visit to Karnak Temple where Ahmed ensured we had plenty of time to explore. On our final day in Luxor, we visited the Valley of the Kings before transferring to Hurghada for some relaxing time on the beach.

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