Cairo is a colourful, bustling city steeped in history and home to the world’s most famous ancient monument, the Pyramids. It is also a living, breathing city with many wonderful sites to see, including museums, parks and mazy bazaars. This short break will give you an excellent taster of the many delights Cairo has to offer, and undoubtedly leave you wanting to explore more of Egypt.
This is a private Cairo tour which includes both your arrival and departure airport transfers and can be run on any day. If you would like to join a group for the sightseeing tours, we have departures on some of our longer tours on Saturdays that this tour can run alongside.
The tour starts with a tour to the Great Pyramids of Gisa, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, and the nearby ancient and enigmatic Sphinx. We also visit the sprawling site at Saqqara, which is home to Zoser’s world famous step-pyramid. You'll learn a lot here about the history of pyramid building and how the beliefs of the ancient Egyptians inspired their creation.
Our next tour is in the city itself, where we explore the most interesting sites, including some beautiful mosques, Coptic Cairo, the huge and famous Egyptian Museum with its Tutankhamun display. We also have time to wander around the sprawling Khan-el-Khalili bazaar before finishing the tour with an evening dinner cruise on the Nile accompanied by traditional song and dance.
From UK£599 per person
Cairo's bustling capital city and home to the Pyramids, Sphinx and Egyptian Museum.
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For every Egypt tour we sell we make a donation to the Dar al Rahman orphange in Cairo, Egypt.
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