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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.

  • Marvel at Tutankhamun's dazzling burial treasure
  • Explore the mosques and markets of Islamic Cairo
  • Be captivated by Coptic Cairo
  • Get to know Cairo with an expert local guide
  • Ride a camel to the pyramids of Giza
  • Browse the legendary Egyptian Museum

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Cairo, Egypt
  • Finish:

    Cairo, Egypt
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    1 breakfast, 0 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (1 nt)
  • Transport:

    Van
  • Included activities:

    Egyptian Museum, Pyramids and Sphinx, The Citadel

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    59kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. This trip is available in Original and Comfort style accommodation levels 2. This is a join-in trip so you will likely share included activities with other travellers

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Day 1 Cairo Pyramids & Museum

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.

Day 2 Coptic & Islamic Cairo

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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