City Tour by Hurghada is a very exciting roundtrip by Hurghada to discover the sights of this city, Egypt! We recommend the trip because it allows tourists to discover the different attractions in Hurghada. Also, this trip provides you with complete information about this place’s other areas and attractions. Besides, the Hurghada City Tour program is amusing and informative! Indeed, it is one of the best sightseeing tours in Hurghada!
Main points of the city tour in Hurghada
- See the embankments in Hurghada (Marina Boulevard).
- Also, get to the port, and have an idea of how sailors make yachts and boats.
- Then, the inspection of the biggest mosque in Hurghada.
- After that, visit the fruit and fish markets.
- The trip includes a visit to the Orthodox Church.
- Finally, shopping in the oil factory and the souvenir hall.
Program of Sightseeing Tour
- Firstly, the Landious Travel tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Hurghada at approximately 15:00.
- Secondly, the bus will head to the city after picking up all comers. It takes approximately 10 minutes to get there.
Panoramic View of Hurghada
- At the beginning of the city tour of Hurghada, you will get a panoramic overview. Consequently, in this place, your Hurghada city guide will give information about the different areas of the city. It will allow you to enjoy an excellent panoramic overview of the Red Sea with its nearby islands.
- Following this panoramic view of Hurghada, you will drive along Sheraton street and see the Old Fisher City – Sakkala.
- Then, in Sakkala, you will visit the embankments – Marina Boulevard. The Hurghada Marina is a fun and lively downtown area with bars, clubs, restaurants, bars, and shops. It is beautiful to see many boats, yachts and coffee shops.
- Afterwards, you will walk to the nearby fish market. It is a local market where fishers sell fish. In this market, you will have the opportunity to meet local anglers. Besides, you will look at the fish they sell to the audience. Historically, it is a part of the oldest seaport in Hurghada.
- After that, you will visit a famous mosque in Hurghada, El Mina Mosque. The Hurghada Mosque stands prominently with its two towering minarets. It is the largest mosque in Hurghada.
- Lastly, you will see the old port. It is a shipyard where workers build boats and yachts.
- As soon as your visit to Hurghada Sakkala ends, you will head to the modern area of Dahar.
- Dahar is Hurghada Old Town. In Dahar, you will visit the Coptic Orthodox Church named the Church of Saint Mary by then. The Church of Saint Mary is 100 years old. It is the biggest church in Hurghada, where Christians go for prayers.
- Before this fantastic round tour in Hurghada ends, you will visit the oil factory and souvenir hall.
- Finally, we will escort you back to your hotel.
- This City tour by Hurghada ends at approximately 18:00.
What does the City Tour by Hurghada price include?
- Transfer to the city and back to the hotel.
What does not the Program of City tour by Hurghada include?
- Additional programs if not included in the above program.
What to take for the city tour?
Booking Days of Hurghada City Tour
- Daily from 15:00 – 18:00.
What can You Expect to See during the City Tour by Hurghada?
Hurghada Marina Boulevard
The Hurghada Marina project is considered one of the most significant and splendid projects in Hurghada, Egypt. Hurghada Marina Boulevard lies on the west coast of the red sea with a surface of over 150 000 sq. Meters. It was designed by the Sorgreah Consultants in France, while the ASA consultants in Egypt carried out the project’s overall consultancy services.
Hurghada Fish Market
The local fish market (in Arabic, Hallaqat El-Samak) is a must, a fantastic place to see a great local culture. This Fish Market is an excellent shopping venue for a great local shopping experience in the popular Hurghada Marina area. Moreover, the market offers an extensive assortment of fresh local fish and other products from the sea.
El Mina Mosque Hurghada
The El Mina Mosque (in Arabic, Masjid El Mina) is one of Hurghada’s most famous mosques and top attractions. It is undoubtedly the biggest and most impressive mosque and building in Hurghada. This mosque opened in 2012 at 8,000 meters for 20 million pounds.
Saint Shenouda Church Hurghada
The Saint Shenouda Coptic Orthodox Church is located in the El Dahar area of Hurghada and belongs to the Coptic Orthodox community. The church was built on 1500 m2. It appears to be relatively modest from the outside. However, inside, the architecture is intricate and astounding, featured primarily on the stained-glass windows and the painted ceilings, as well as interesting religious murals and paintings above the altar. Travellers can find a second church under the main cathedral to accommodate the overflow of worshipers attending on special holy days.
Information about Hurghada City Tour
Foundation of Hurghada
Hurghada is one of the Al Bahr Al Ahmar governorate towns on the Red Sea coast. The Egyptians built the present city of Hurghada in the early 20th century. Until recently, it was a small fishing village with a small population. Since the 19th century, Egyptian and foreign investors have continually enlarged the city. Therefore, it became the leading coastal resort on the Red Sea. Indeed, the discovery of Oil in this area in 1913 enhanced its rapid development. However, its production and export began in 1921 under British oil magnates.
Hurghada Population and Divisions
Hurghada has a population of 248,000 and is divided into:
- El Dahar (Downtown) – the old town
- Sakala – the city center
- Village area
The Village Area has a famous residential district:
- El Kawsar – the modern part
- El Mamsha (Village Road) – a pedestrianized street with a length of over 4 km
Many of Hurghada’s newer hotels, restaurants, and shops are along El Mamsha. Most of the latest and largest hotel resorts are between Mamsha and Sahl Hasheesh on El Mamsha. Dahar is the town’s oldest part, where the traditional bazaar, the post office and the long-distance bus stations (Go Bus and Upper Egypt Bus) are situated. The busiest area is Sakala, the city centre on Sheraton Road, with hotels, shops and restaurants.
The Hurghada International Airport serves the city with scheduled passenger traffic connecting to Cairo and several European cities. A new terminal was opened in 2015 to accommodate increasing traffic.
Ayshna Mukherjee –
This sight-seeing trip includes visits to the main and interesting points in the city of Hurghada. They are inclusive of a visit to the local fruit and fish market. A visit to the embankment, the biggest mosque, the largest church all makes it a having a bit of the religious flavor. On this trip, you will get a chance to go shopping as well for return gifts to take back home. So keep your list ready. Your guide will also inform you about the story of each place that you visit. So a bit of an informative tour!!! Don’t worry, not for once you will be bored as the guide is very professional arranged by Landious. This trip is in one chance amusing and informative. Also, one of the largest trips to be undertaken is the full tour. You get picked from your hotel at 3 PM and you start from the panoramic view of the city and the Red Sea. Then to travel to Sakkala where you visit the Maria Boulevard and get to sit and enjoy its activities for some time. Then you visit the local fish and the fruit markets. Once done, you view the EL-Mina Mosques which stands out in the city skyline with its two distinct towering minarets. From there you visit Dahar and view the 100-year old Church of Saint Mary. At the end of this tour, you visit the oil factories and can go shopping at the souvenir shop before you are escorted back to your hotel.
I booked the city tour with my friends because I think that’s the best way of knowing a new place. And we weren’t disappointed! There was so many places to visit, at the end of excursion I couldn’t feel my legs but it was so worth it. We visited a lot of markets, beautiful embankment, a mosque and lots of other places. We even got a chance for shopping! I didn’t know it was possible to do so many things in one excursion but it was definitely possible. Do I recommend? Absolutely!