City Tour by Hurghada is a very exciting roundtrip to discover the sights of Hurghada, Egypt! Finding the cultural and historical landmarks of Hurghada is an experience that will leave you amazed. You can explore the city’s hidden gems with a small-group sightseeing tour and learn from your knowledgeable tour guide.
You’ll visit the old market, Grand Mosque, Coptic Church, and the marina, all in just a few hours. This tour is perfect for those who want to immerse themselves in the history and culture of Hurghada. Get ready to take a small-group sightseeing tour and see the best of what Hurghada has to offer.
We recommend the trip because it allows tourists to discover the different attractions in Hurghada. Discover the various districts of Hurghada on this city tour. Explore both the traditional old town and the new, modern city.
Furthermore, this trip provides 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!
The main points of the city tour in Hurghada
- See the embankments in Hurghada (Marina Boulevard).
- Also, visit a shipyard, get to the port, and learn 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, shop in the oil factory and the souvenir hall.
Itinerary of Hurghada City Sightseeing Tour
- To begin the Hurghada city tour, your Landious Travel guide will pick you up in an air-conditioned vehicle from your hotel in Hurghada around 3:00 PM. Once everyone is collected, the bus will make its way to the city, which should take roughly 10 minutes.
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. This day trip 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 on Marina Boulevard. The Hurghada Marina is a fun and lively downtown area with bars, clubs, restaurants, and shops. It will be interesting to see the 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. Visit the mosque of El Mina – 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 the Program of City Tour by Hurghada not include?
- Additional programs if not included in the above program.
Items 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?
The Sorgreah Consultants in France designed it, while the ASA consultants in Egypt carried out the project’s overall consultancy services. 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.
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.
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.
Visitors can find a second church under the main cathedral to accommodate the overflow of worshipers attending on special holy days.
Hurghada guided city highlights tour with shopping stops
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.
Undoubtedly, the discovery of Oil in this area in 1913 enhanced its rapid development. Regardless, 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 centre
- 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.
Hurghada International Airport
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.