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Cairo City, Egypt

Cairo

Cairo is a bustling metropolis, a cosmopolitan city, and not only home to the Great Pyramid of Giza it is the largest city in Africa.

For many, Cairo is epitomised by the pyramids, however, there are many attractions of great interest for the visitor and many of the main highlights can be covered on your holiday in a short stay of two or three days.

The only present-day survivors of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the pyramids are among the world’s greatest tourist attractions and never lose their ability to inspire and overwhelm visitors. Do make the effort to include a visit to the nearby mysterious Sphinx, an ancient figure shrouded in legend and mystery.

Al Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt
Cairo, Egypt

A little more about Cairo

The heart of Cairo houses the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, designed by a French architect in neo-classical style, and surrounded by gardens. It houses the world’s greatest collection of Egyptian antiquities from 2700 BC to the 6th century AD and is well worth a visit.

In the Islamic region of Cairo, there is the beautiful Mohamed Ali Mosque and the ancient Citadel, a spectacular medieval fortress perched on a hill above the city. Also of interest is the fascinating Khan El-Khalili Bazaar which is reputed to be the largest bazaar in the Middle East. Whilst wandering through the labyrinth of narrow streets you will find workshops and stalls selling all manner of things from woodwork, glassware and leather goods to perfumes, fabrics and Pharaonic curiosities.

Babylon Fortress, Cairo, Egypt
Babylon Fortress, Cairo, Egypt

Babylon Fortress

In Coptic Cairo there are the remains of the old Fortress of Babylon, the walls of the fortress enclose the Church of St. Sergius, which is built on a crypt considered to be one of the resting places of the Holy Family during their flight to Egypt.

Experiences

Discover Cairo

Stroll through the labyrinthine lanes and boulevards of Islamic Cairo, the city’s medieval and symbolic heart.

Pyramids of Giza

Explore the breathtaking pyramids, the only remaining structure of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World.

Visit the Restoration Labs

Visit the restoration labs adjacent to the Grand Museum near Giza, in a private access tour to view how ancient artefacts are restored and prepared for exhibition.

Egyptian Museum

Lose yourself in the overwhelming collection of treasures in the Egyptian Museum.

Old Cairo District

Wander through the small quarter of Babylon in Cairo’s Old Cairo District and visit the cities oldest Coptic Churches.

Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Katie Benden

The excitement of travelling the world has always hugely appealed. Largely cemented from my first solo trip to Egypt and the Middle East. The crazy hustle and bustle of Cairo was a huge assault on the senses, scrambling through the claustrophobic tunnels of the Great pyramid took me out of my comfort zone and I was left humbled by the warm hospitality of the Nubian people in Aswan as we shared dinner together.
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Tom Frost

Having travelled to different parts of the world over the years it never ceases to amaze me how you constantly learn and evolve from the adventures you experience. I adore working in an environment where I can share my passion for the world and discuss fascinating stories both from my experiences and that of our clients. In the past year I’ve delved into the wintery beauty of St Petersburg, trekked through the colourful desert in Jordan and sailed down the iconic Nile in Egypt.
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I really felt like Tom Frost listened and did his very best to meet my demands.  Very soon I was trusting him implicitly and placing a high value on his advice.  I am so glad I did!

Egypt

The choice of accommodation was absolutely excellent throughout! Mohamed Saad, our guide from Luxor onwards, was outstanding and should be recommended strongly. We also hired an ornithological expert ( Shaban ) for a morning - excellent.

Egypt

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