This trip has the same plan as the group Cairo trip, however a lot more personal as you're the only guests. You will have our knowledgeable Cairo tour guide, as well as the mini bus to yourself, leaving you free to do exactly what you want to do for the day.
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In our opinion seeing Cairo is a must for anyone visiting Egypt. On our private tour of Cairo you'll see all the most amazing sights Cairo has to offer and receive a more personalised service on the day as you'll have the guide to yourselves.
Why Go Private?
We recommend that if you can pay the extra 15% for a private tour of Cairo, to do so over our group tour - especially nice for families with young children or couples looking for a more intimate day, it means you get our friendly and knowledgable tour guide to yourselves, and also means you can dictate how much time you spend at each site.
We'll pick you up from your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh in an air-conditioned coach in the early morning and take you to Sharm airport for your flight to Cairo, where you will be accompanied by your Egyptologist tour guide.
When you arrive in the amazing city of Cairo, your first stop will be the Great Pyramids of Giza.
Cairo Tour to the Great Pyramid 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 alot 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.
Standing 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 Napololeon's soldiers, which can still be seen today. There are also theories of kings actually being buried inside the Sphinx!
Lunch on the Nile
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 siome 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 particualry 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.
Shopping in the Bazaars of Cairo
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
Then you will be transferred to Cairo domestic airport to fly back to Sharm El Sheikh with a transfer back to your hotel in Sharm.
The day has been carefully thought out in-order to give you the most enjoyable time possible in the time available, you will see the famous sights of Cairo and hopefully have one of the most memorable days of you life!
Contact us today to find out how you can see Cairo with Sharm El Sheikh's most trusted and reputable tour operator, and experience a day you will never forget!
Cairo Tour Itinerary
You're paying extra for a private tour, meaning the below is just a guide. If you want to stay later / leave earlier somewhere then just tell your guide, it'll be hes / her job to make your day perfect and do what you want to do.
Pickup from your Sharm hotel (exact time depends on hotel)
Fly from Sharm el Sheikh to Cairo
Arrival at Cairo Airport
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 Cairo airport
Arrival at Cairo Airport for your flight back to Sharm, where you'll be taken back to your hotel.
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Private Cairo Tour - 1 Day
we booked a private tour to Cairo on the 2nd March 2015, after reading previous reviews on here and on tripadviser, and oh boy they were so accurate, it was fabulous,and i have to say it was one of the best excursions we have ever been on. not just to see the sights but the staff they employ are amazing, from the admin staff, drivers and tours guides all wanted to ensure we had a great time. we were met in Cairo at the airport by Mahmoud, what a great guy, he was friendly and attentive and very knowledgeable not just on Egyptian history ( which was immense). during the journeys between airport, attractions, lunch etc we had great conversations about the world in general and both our cultures, i really enjoyed these conversations. we felt completely safe and well looked after by everyone we met ( we booked 3 different trips). i have no hesitation in recommending Sharm Excursions as you will be well looked after. we plan going back to Sharm next year around the same time, and i will be booking the Luxor trip through Sharm excursions. we left Cairo at the end of the day feeling we had made a new friend in Mahmoud, we would hope that sometime in the future we would get to meet him again. we could not praise him enough.
mabye i would do the Cairo trip again in 2017, as we both loved our first ever trip to Sharm and intend to make it an annual event.
one point though, the trips to the Papyrus museum and Oil factory distract from what you are really there for, we would have preferred more time both at the Cairo museum and the Pyramids rather than lose time at both these places, yes they were interesting but pale into comparison with the main attractions.
If we do go back to Cairo we will ask to give these a miss.
ratings out of 5 Driver for the day 5 stars Tour Guide Mahmoud 5 stars ( more if i could) boat trip and lunch on the Nile 5 stars ( you do have to pay extra for this, but worth it) Papyrus Museum 2 stars Oil factory 2 stars Egyptian museum and Pyramids ( do I really have to rate them, there are not enough stars in the sky to do them justice, just amazing we were awestruck)
Private Cairo Tour - 1 Day
I booked this excursion on line and was very impressed with the service I received from the booking stage to the ease of the pick up and tour itself. Our private tour guide Mohamed was excellent and full of helpful information on both the history and tourist information regarding the local community. Our day was was well planned and I would recommend paying the little bit extra for the private tour with Mohamed.
Private Cairo Tour - 1 Day
Fantastic!!! Easy and no issues with our private guide Will! He was informative, funny and sweet! Really enjoyed the Museum tour, papyrus store and of course the pyramids on camel back! Stopped at the perfume store too! Wonderful time and highly recommend!
Thank you Will!
from New York
Private Cairo Tour - 1 Day
AMAZING!!! We went on this tour on 07/05/2014. Me and my parents total 3 people. I booked the private trip as I was with my parents who, come from Bulgaria and don't speak English, so we needed a bit more flexibility for translation purposes. What can I say. EVERYTHING went really smooth. The payment and the organisation part was really fast and easy. Very easy transfers from Sharm to Cairo, no hustle at all. Everyone that was suppose to meet us at the different places, our hotel in Sharm, Cairo airport, back at Sharm airport was there, punctual. Our Guide in Cairo, Will was fantastic. Knew everything about Egypt, the Pyramids, the city Cairo, he was just BRILLIANT. We started the day with a visit to the Egyptian museum. We learned so much. Saw the entire treasure of Tutankhamun. Then we opted for the boar ride on the nile to get to the restaurant (fantastic experience). The after lunch off to see how papyrus is made. Then to the Pyramids. This was the most fantastic place I have seen. We both the Camel ride and went further into the desert to have a brilliant view of the Pyramids. Then we went to see how Arabic perfumes are made and then back to Sharm. We loved it. Brilliant experience. Thanks to our guide Will who made it unforgettable.
from United Kingdom
Private Cairo Tour - 1 Day
What a fantastic and exciting day! Me and my boyfriend want to visit Cairo and we choose this lovely company who send us their best tour guide, Lily and their best driver, this is very important, because the traffic is hectic. Lily was very funny, enthusiastic and full of knowledge about Egypt, Cairo, Pyramids. This amazing day started with a little tour of Cairo, then visiting the Egyptian Museum, arriving at the Papyrus Institute, buying some real papyrus, and finally the Pyramids and the Great Sphinx. What an awesome feeling seeing the Pyramids and finding out their mystery. For a panoramic view of Pyramids we had to ride the camels, what an exciting journey! Our trip day finishes with a Bedouin tea and smelling a lots of beautiful fragrances. Was a perfect day with lovely Lily who took a lots a pictures of us make us feeling specials. Such a understanding people, because during the day I have changed my mind a lots of times. Great memories and great people! Thank you for this incredible moments! :)
Sorina and Marian
Private Cairo Tour - 1 Day
Wow! Fantastic, superb, amazing experience that I won't forget. We wanted to visit the pyramids but the idea of a group tour didn't appeal to us. Luckily we found SharmExcursions who offers private day tours to Cairo and Giza. I was really impressed how smoothly things run, everything was perfectly organized. We had a taxi picking us up very early morning! Then we took a small plane to Cairo which took about an hour. There we met our superb guide Mohammad El Beltaguie. We had an air conditioned mini bus taking us to places. The driver was nice, friendly and quite funny too. We first visited the museum. Mohammad was amazing and so knowledgeable. He talked to us about the history of Egypt, the Pharaohs, the Pyramids... Next was the Nile boat cruise with lunch which once again was perfect. I loved the music on the boat! Then we visited the pyramids. Well, they're more awesome than I've ever imagined and I loved the camels! We had a fantastic ride out in the desert. The driver of the camels Mr Hussein was really nice and he took loads of pictures of us. Also he let us lead the camels without any help. That was so cool! Mohammad took us round and inside of the pyramids then gave us some time to look around ourselves. Of course then we found out about the locals... well, they were trying to hard sell all sorts of things to us. Almost literally forcing themselves on us. Oh well, it was part of this experience and Mohammad did warn us about this. Finally we visited the paper and perfume making places. I got some lovely perfume and some great papyrus pictures. We got back to our hotel around 9.30 in the evening. I totally recommend SharmExcursions especially the private excursion. You get to see everything in your own time and you got your own personal guide and driver to make your day as enjoyable as possible. If you're thinking of going on this trip ask for Mohammad. Not one person said he’s one of the best guides in Egypt.
Private Cairo Tour - 1 Day
I cant praise them enough, they were fantastic especially as i was ill and had to postpone the trip for a couple of days. Sorry for all the texts lol i missed the pre arranged meeting ( i got the wrong day) but I was contacted and met the next day with no problems. The guide Will was brilliant. I loved being driven through Cairo for me that was the best bit , seeing how other people live etc. We took our 11 year old son and this trip was perfect for him, I think he learnt more in that day then he would have at school. I found it strange that you could climb on the Pyramids and how quiet it was , i was expecting loads of people so it was lovely. Not sure id take the horse and cart ride again....not for those with a bad back...A fantastic day, if id been better we would have arranged more trips with these as we felt well looked after, Thankyou
from November 2012
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hi, what is the situation regarding this tour now with all the unrest in Egypt? We have booked this tour whilst we are in Sharm at end of August ...
Kindly we would like to inform you that :
Cairo trip by plane is running normally now , this trip is very safe , just you can watch this video :
for some people they were on the Cairo by plane trip on Tuesday 23rd July 2013 .
Asked by Niamh Kenny on 28th October 2010
Hi, We are thinking about going to Cairo for the day from Sharm in October. I am deciding on just a flight or a flight and guided tour. We are most interested in the Pyramids and the museum, and have already seen perfume factory and Papparus making. Is it possible to do stay longer here and there and still eat with the tour etc...? Many thanks, Nancy
In the private trip you can change the program as you want and also you can stay more time or less at the places when you visit.
The whole point of the private Cairo tour is the tour guide is yours and you can do as you feel.
This trip includes : all transfers private by A/C Van, all entrance fees , own guide, fly tickets & lunch .
Hi there we are taking a 14 month old toddler to sharm and want to do the 1 day to Cairo by plane trip. we are wondering if it is suitable to take him with a pushchair? are there place to stop and keep him cool, we don't want him out in the sun all day. can you give me more details of the trip? thank you
Hi Annie, although this trip will be suitable, it would be better to spend a little extra money on the private tour to Cairo so you can do exactly what you want with your little one.
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Private transfers by A/C van in Sharm el Sheikh and Cairo
All entrance fees
English speaking tour guide
Return Fly Tickets
Lunch in Cairo
Price Does Not Include:
Drinks in the Restaurant
Optional Felluca Boat Ride Down Nile
Timings of the trip
As with all our excursions, you will be picked-up from your hotel, and returned back to your hotel after the trip.
Runs On:Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Thursday Hotel Pickup:6:00amHotel Return:9:00pm
We reccomend you bring
A breakfast box
Sun glasses & Hat
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The 2 Day trip to Cairo is has the same day plan as the 1 day trip for the first day, but allows you to see the city of Cairo in more detail on the second day.
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