Cairo, one of the biggest cities in the Middle East, is a timeless metropolis settled on the iconic River Nile. Spending holidays in Cairo is the best way to experience Egypt’s rich and diverse history, which pulses at every step of its busy streets. Home to some of the world’s most recognizable historical ...
“All of the major attractions were included, Kudos, Great.
Could include a side excursion to the Suez Canal as you do to Alexandria.
More mention of the unsanitary conditions in Cairo. The toilets in the museum there were not at all sanitary.
The Sound & Light shows were not worth the money. They were sort of OK but at a lesser cost. An extensive review (critique) could be available.
More should be said about the temperature ranges across the country in your brochures. I do not recommend going to Egypt in June, July or August.”
“The sights were amazing but guides Ahmed who met us at airport and our last guide not go good. Ahmed spent a lot of time on his phone and when I told out last guide I felt sick from the heat he laughed! What a jerk, no tip for either.”
“Egypt was amazing! Although Ehab our tour director lied to us when we were forgot about yet again at the airport at 1am but this time had to pay for transportation to the hotel ourselves. After that I could not trust a single word he said, and it made the days we had to be with him miserable. But, I really really loved Egypt I liked our guide Mohammed although at some of the shops I felt like he and the shop people raised prices on us and then he would pocket some of the profit so I felt like I couldn't buy at the shops because we were getting played and I wish I didn't have this happen to us. Also trafalgar states there is no tipping on the cruise and everything was included. That was not the case. But the sites we visited, and what I witnessed thankfully makes all the bad good. I just won't ever be booking with this company. I feel like for the price it is not worth it. But please if you are reading this, GO to Egypt it's a must see! But book a different travel company!!”
Cairo, one of the biggest cities in the Middle East, is a timeless metropolis settled on the iconic River Nile. Spending holidays in Cairo is the best way to experience Egypt’s rich and diverse history, which pulses at every step of its busy streets. Home to some of the world’s most recognizable historical sites, enchanting bazaars and hundreds of laid-back shisha bars, a visit to Cairo is an absolute must for all the adventurers, hedonists and ancient history buffs.
Egyptian Museum, located in downtown Cairo, is home to over 100,000 artefacts dating from ancient Egypt.
Giza Pyramid Complex, one of the world’s most magnificent architectural feats, lies 13 kilometers southwest of the Egyptian capital.
Khan el-Khalili, one of the largest bazaars in the Middle East, is nestled at the heart of Islamic Cairo. It is perfect for picking up souvenirs for the folks back home and getting lost in its crowded corridors.
Coptic Museum hosts the world’s largest collection of Egyptian Christian antiquities in a gorgeous, mosaic-paved building from 1908.
You might want to plan your trip to Cairo outside of Ramadan, as the holiday might affect opening hours of tourist sites. Some coffee shops, bars and restaurants are closed or refrain from serving alcohol during this time.
The best season to visit Cairo is between November and March, when the temperatures are mild and the pollution isn’t as overbearing as it is in the summer.
Make sure to unwind like a local in of one Cairo’s many cafés, where you can treat yourself to strong Turkish-style coffee or mint tea.
The preferred methods of getting around in Cairo are the metro (which has three lines that meet in the center of the city) and taxis, which will happily take you to any area the metro doesn’t cover.
If you want to try your hand at haggling, it’s best to do so in one of the old souks (markets). You should keep in mind that haggling in more upmarket and Western-style shops and department stores is not a usual site.