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Cairo in depth Overview
Discover history and hieroglyphics on this Cairo city break.
Get a taste of Cairo city's best-known sights and visit some quirky, hidden gems. From riding a camel to the Pyramids of Giza to rambling through markets, mosques and busy squares, this city is packed with cultural and historical jewels. Be dazzled by the glittering, golden treasures housed in the Egyptian Museum, wonder at the enigmatic Sphinx and admire the ancient charms of Coptic Cairo - there is something for everyone on this compact introduction to Cairo.
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Wake early for an unforgettable day of sightseeing in exotic Cairo city, steeped in ancient culture. Hop on a camel and ride across vast, hot dunes to savour breathtaking views of the iconic Sphinx and Pyramids of Giza. Enjoy lunch and then in the afternoon, visit Cairo's comprehensive Egyptian Museum and marvel at Tutankhamun's dazzling burial treasures and thousands of other intriguing Egyptian artefacts.
Be met by a local guide and set off to discover some of Cairo's lesser-known sights and hidden secrets. Visit the Citadel for views over the city and then explore the mosques, squares, markets and medieval forts of Islamic Cairo, including the hectic Khan al-Khalili bazaar - a sprawling maze of markets and shops. For a change of pace, head to Coptic Cairo and marvel at its peaceful churches, serene gardens and cemeteries. A tour of the Hanging Church will be area definite highlight.
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