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From Sharm El Sheikh: Cairo Full Day Tour by Plane

1. From Sharm El Sheikh: Cairo Full Day Tour by Plane

Our representative will pick you up from your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh. You will then be transferred to Sharm El Sheikh Airport to catch your flight to Cairo. At Cairo Airport you will be met and assisted by another of our representatives. Our Egyptologist guide will accompany you to visit the great pyramid of Giza, which is the only existing wonder of the seven wonders of the ancient world. At the Giza plateau, you will not only see the great pyramid of Khufu, known as Cheops, but also the pyramid of Chefren, the pyramid of Mykerinus, the valley temple of Khefren and the iconic Great Sphinx. This amazing complex of structures dates back to almost 5,000 years ago. From there, you will be taken to the Egyptian museum, which houses around 150,000 artifacts that date thousands of years to ancient Egyptian civilization. This is considered the largest and most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. Take your chance to admire the incredible treasures of the boy-king Tutankhamun. After the museum, you will also have the chance to wander in the oldest bazaar in the middle east, the Khan El Khalili Bazaar, where you will feel the atmosphere of living in Islamic Cairo hundreds of years ago. The bazaar dates back to 1382, A.D., and is just one of the fascinating places we will see, giving you a real taste of the ancient city of Cairo. At the end of the day you will be transferred to Cairo Airport for a flight back to Sharm El Sheikh.

Cairo: Best Kept Secrets Night Tour

2. Cairo: Best Kept Secrets Night Tour

Your tour will start at 7:00PM, at which point your tour guide will pick you up from you hotel by air conditioned van to explore the Old Cairo streets. Your guide will then indulge you into the beauty of the city and into a whirlwind of anecdotes, history, legends and intrigue. During your 4.5-hour tour, all of your senses will be engaged. You will hear and learn a motley of amazing stories about Cairo as you ride and walk through secret doors and enjoy a wonderful walking tour of Islamic Cairo and Al Moez Street. El Moez Street in Old Cairo stretches for almost 1 kilometer, and branches into long quiet streets and alleys. Your historic tour of Old Town will take you along all of the lesser-known must-see local spots, such as the Old Market, Old Cairo hidden galleries, and a local food market only for locals that no tourist know about. At the conclusion of your tour, your guide will return you to your hotel in Cairo.

From Sharm El-Sheikh: Cairo 2-Day Trip with Nile Cruise

3. From Sharm El-Sheikh: Cairo 2-Day Trip with Nile Cruise

Discover the ancient wonders of Cairo during a 2-day whirlwind trip around the historical highlights of the city. Immerse yourself in the magic of the ancient world as you absorb the world-famous Giza Pyramids and Sphinx. Take a journey back in time as you learn fascinating stories about ancient Egyptians at the Egyptian Museum. Travel in luxury as you check-in for a cruise along the Nile, and sit back and relax as you are treated to a dinner party with live entertainment. Listen as a professional Egyptologist provides you with captivating historical information, and explore Khan El Khalili, as well as Coptic and Islamic Cairo. Enjoy two buffet lunches and breakfast during the 2-day trip, and the comfort of inclusive hotel pickup and drop-off.

Cairo: Egyptian Heritage Tanoura Dancing Troupe Show

4. Cairo: Egyptian Heritage Tanoura Dancing Troupe Show

Discover traditional dancing and music at the Wekalet El Ghouri Arts Center with this tour that offers pickup from Cairo or Giza. Immerse yourself in local culture and enjoy the spectacular spinning skirts during the whirling dervish. Be picked up for your accommodation in the evening and travel in an air-conditioned vehicle to the Wekalet El Ghouri Arts Center which is an architecturally significant building that was built during the reign of Mamelukes.  Head to your seat and listen as talented local musicians play traditional music. Watch as the trained El Tanoura troupe dancers appear and begin to gracefully move to the Egyptian folk music. Finish the show with a spiritual whirling dervish (Darawish) performance. Return to your accommodation in Cairo or Giza.


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What people are saying about Islamic Cairo

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 117 reviews

Most incredible trip!!! found my self alone with Gabry the guide and the driver .... Gabry is an a great guide and an amazing person... If you don't want to walk around the pyramids I recommend you don't go for te Camel but for the horses... is really not much to walk tough...i just had a feeling the Camel didn't liked the situation... but is just the most incredible place I ever been!!!! after Gabry took me to the papiro I loooooooved the people there Rafa and the Gril i'm sorry i forgot her name are incredible people and is just beauty beauty beauty.... loved the museu as well!!

Very stressful day but worth it One word PYRAMIDS to see The only wonder of the old world that still exists deserves all the stress of this world The camel ride in the desert at a cost of € 10 is the best spent money (film scene) then the sphinx beautiful The rest of the tour nothing of particular the ride in the market very very stressful all the traders who call you continuously to make you sit at their bar or who want you to buy something but for the pyramids you bear everything. To conclude go it is worth it

Our guide, Tharwat, made our trip a memorable one. He managed our day trip very well especially in ensuring that we see whats most important at the museum. He also made sure that we stayed together and not getting close to local traders.

Because of Covid, the tour was moved a little forward after consultation. That was perfect. A great tour, I felt a bit like I was in the Middle Ages. Ayoub was a great guide and catered to all of my requests.

our guide Angie was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful, she made the trip a memory for life.