Cairo

Cairo

Things to do - general

Is the capital of Egypt and the largest city in the Middle-East and second-largest in Africa after Lagos. Its metropolitan area is the 16th largest in the world. Located near the Nile Delta

it was founded in AD 969. Nicknamed “the city of a thousand minarets” for its preponderance of Islamic architecture, Cairo has long been a center of the region’s political and cultural life. Cairo was founded by Jawhar al-Siqilli “The Sicilian”,among the Fatimid dynasty in the 10th century CE, but the land composing the present-day city was the site of national capitals whose remnants remain visible in parts of Old Cairo. Cairo is also associated with Ancient Egypt as it is close to the ancient cities of Memphis, Giza and Fustat which are near the Great Sphinx and the pyramids of Giza.

Country Egypt

Sports & nature

Football – handball – volleyball – basketball Most popular teams Zamalek & Ahly Sports and nature image

Nightlife info

Cairo was ranked as the "world's most 24-hour city" in a 2011 study conducted by the social networking site Badoo, placing it well ahead of other famous big cities such as New York, London or Paris. The study's rankings were determined by measuring the amount of online activity at night versus during the day and by comparing peak-times for such activity in cities across the world. Cairo's highly nocturnal lifestyle is attributed not only to young people in nightclubs but also to the importance of cafés, which remain very active at night as social gathering places to smoke shisha, and even to the late-night public activeness of families with children.Nightlife image

Culture and history info

Cultural tourism in Egypt Main article: Cultural tourism in Egypt Cairo Opera House Main article: Cairo Opera House President Mubarak inaugurated the new Cairo Opera House of the Egyptian National Cultural Centres on 10 October 1988, 17 years after the Royal Opera House had been destroyed by fire. The National Cultural Centre was built with the help of JICA, the Japan International Co-operation Agency and stands as a prominent feature for the Japanese-Egyptian co-operation and the friendship between these two nations. Khedivial Opera House 1869 Khedivial Opera House Main article: Khedivial Opera House The Khedivial Opera House or Royal Opera House was the original opera house in Cairo, Egypt. It was dedicated on 1 November 1869 and burned down on 28 October 1971. After the original opera house was destroyed, Cairo was without an opera house for nearly two decades until the opening of the new Cairo Opera House in 1988. Cairo International Film Festival Main article: Cairo International Film Festival Egypt's love of the arts in general can be traced back to the rich heritage bequeathed by the Pharaohs. In modern times, Egypt has enjoyed a strong cinematic tradition since the art of filmmaking was first developed, early in the 20th century. A natural progression from the active theatre scene of the time, cinema rapidly evolved into a vast motion picture industry. This together with the much older music tradition, raised Egypt to become Hollywood Middle East and the cultural capital of the Arab world. Culture and history image
Amarante Pyramids Hotel (Formerly Sheraton Royal Gardens)

Amarante Pyramids Hotel (Formerly Sheraton Royal Gardens)

29 Abou Hazem Street, off Pyramids Road, Giza, Cairo, Egypt , Cairo
Built in the early 1940’s, the original building at Hotel Amarante Pyramids was the residence More info
Barcelo Cairo Pyramids Hotel

Barcelo Cairo Pyramids Hotel

229 Pyramids Road, Giza, 99999 Cairo, Egypt –, Cairo
Just a 5-minute drive from the Great Pyramid of Giza and a short distance from Cairo’s city ce More info
Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino

Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino

16 Saraya El Gezira, Zamalek, 11211 Cairo, Egypt , Cairo
Located in Cairo’s Zamalek district, the Marriott Omar Khayyam offers luxurious rooms with a balcony More info
Conrad Cairo Hotel & Casino

Conrad Cairo Hotel & Casino

1191 Corniche El Nil, Cairo, Egypt, Cairo
Located in Cairo’s city centre, Conrad Cairo is a 5-star luxury hotel that offers luxurious ro More info
Hilton Zamalek Residences

Hilton Zamalek Residences

21 Mohamed Mazhar Street, Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt, Cairo
The Hilton Zamalek Residences hotel is set on the picturesque island of Zamalek among the waters of More info
Intercontinental Cairo Citystars

Intercontinental Cairo Citystars

Omar Ibn El Khattab, Heliopolis, Nasr City, 11757 Cairo, Egypt , Cairo
Next to Citystars shopping mall, this luxury hotel has large indoor and outdoor swimming pools and 6 More info
InterContinental Cairo Semiramis

InterContinental Cairo Semiramis

Corniche El Nil, Garden City, 11511 Cairo, Egypt, Cairo
Overlooking the Nile River and just 5 minutes’ walk from the Egyptian Museum, the 5-star Semiramis f More info
Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel

Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel

El Remaya Square - Pyramids, PO Box 25 Pyramids · Cairo, 12561 · Egypt, Cairo
Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa is beautifully set in its own landscaped gardens with an unriva More info
Novotel Cairo El Borg

Novotel Cairo El Borg

3 Saray El Gezirah, Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt, Cairo
Just a short walk from Cairo Tower, Novotel Cairo El Borg offers a privileged location in central Ca More info
Ramses Hilton Hotel

Ramses Hilton Hotel

1115 Corniche El Nile, Cairo, Egypt , Cairo
Overlooking the Nile River and just a 5-minute walk from the Cairo Museum, the Ramses Hilton boasts More info
Safir Hotel Cairo

Safir Hotel Cairo

Midan El Missaha Square, Dokki, Cairo, Egypt , Cairo
A 10-minute walk from the Nile River embankment, Safir hotel in the center of Cairo offers luxurious More info

Unfortunately there are no self-catering offers at this location at the moment.

2 weeks in Egypt & Nile Cruise

2 weeks in Egypt & Nile Cruise

Cairo
Price per person from 1,507 $
Enjoy the historical sights of Cairo, Luxor and Aswan and relax on a Nile Cruise. Day 01: Arrive Cai More info
5 Days Cairo and The White Desert- Oasis Bahariya

5 Days Cairo and The White Desert- Oasis Bahariya

Cairo
Price per person from 856 $
This trip is a quick pass through Bahariya Oasis. It covers all the amazing sites in Bahariya includ More info
A taste of Egypt, includes Cairo Nile Cruise Luxor

A taste of Egypt, includes Cairo Nile Cruise Luxor

Cairo
Price per person from 986 $
Enjoy 10 days in Egypt: 5 nights in Cairo, 3 nights cruising down the Nile, 1 night in Luxor. Day 1 More info
All of Egypt - 14 days

All of Egypt - 14 days

Cairo
Price per person from 1,268 $
Experience the very best Egypt has to offer – 4 nights in Cairo, 3 nights cruising down the Ni More info
Amazing Egypt - Special Offer

Amazing Egypt - Special Offer

Cairo
Price per person from 737 $
Enjoy 5 days in Egypt: 4 nights in Cairo where you have the opportunity to visit the Egyptian Museum More info
Christmas & New Year in Egypt

Christmas & New Year in Egypt

Cairo
Price per person from 1,648 $
This program covers the major tourist attractions in Cairo, Aswan and Luxor and can be customized to More info
Classic Egypt Experience with Turkey Extension

Classic Egypt Experience with Turkey Extension

Cairo
Price per person from 1,615 $
On this trip, you experience the unsurpassed delights of Ancient Egypt and Turkey. day 01: Arrive Ca More info
Discover Africa: Egypt and Kenya combination

Discover Africa: Egypt and Kenya combination

Cairo
Price per person from 2,504 $
This tour gives you two very different experiences of Africa: the Ancient civilization of Egypt and More info
Egypt - Cairo Highlights - Hot Special Offer

Egypt - Cairo Highlights - Hot Special Offer

Cairo
Price per person from 531 $
Cairo Tour, visiting the Egyptian Museum, Pyramids and Sphinx. Special offer. Day 01: Arrive Cairo More info
Egypt - Cairo tour and Sharm El Sheikh

Egypt - Cairo tour and Sharm El Sheikh

Cairo
Price per person from 791 $
2 nights in Cairo and 4 nights in Sharm El Skeikh. Visit the Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum, take More info
Egypt and Pharaonic Monuments

Egypt and Pharaonic Monuments

Cairo
Price per person from 1,062 $
2 nights Cairo / 1 night Luxor/3 nights Red Sea This tour offers the best sights, Pyramids, Sphinx, More info
Egypt By Night - Special Offer

Egypt By Night - Special Offer

Cairo
Price per person from 369 $
Enjoy the historical sights of Cairo by day and night visiting Egyptian Museum, the Pyramids and Sph More info
Egypt excursions & Sightseeing Tours Map

Egypt excursions & Sightseeing Tours Map

Cairo
Day Tour to Islamic & Coptic Cairo Trip duration : approx 5 hours : Have a spiritual day tour to More info
Egypt Grand Tour

Egypt Grand Tour

Cairo
Price per person from 1,225 $
Spend 12 days exploring Egypt. We show you the best sights of Cairo, take you cruising on the Nile f More info
Egypt Tour Cairo Luxor Sharm

Egypt Tour Cairo Luxor Sharm

Cairo
Price per person from 1,323 $
4 nights Cairo-2 nights Luxor-2 nights Sharm Sightseeing of the Pyramids in Cairo & Valley of Ki More info
Egypt Tours During Christmas Holiday

Egypt Tours During Christmas Holiday

Cairo
Price per person from 1,388 $
Enjoy your Christmas holidays and vacations in Egypt. visit the major sites in Egypt. Luxor, Aswan, More info
Explore the Wonders of White Desert in Egypt

Explore the Wonders of White Desert in Egypt

Cairo
Price per person from 1,073 $
Exploration Historical sights and experience an educational Safari, including Cairo, Bahariya Oasis, More info
Honeymoon in Egypt

Honeymoon in Egypt

Cairo
Price per person from 856 $
3 Days are spent visiting the highlights of Cairo and 4 days on a Nile Cruise staying in 5 Star hote More info
Short Cairo Tour - Egypt: Special Offer

Short Cairo Tour - Egypt: Special Offer

Cairo
Price per person from 270 $
If you have limited time then this 3 days tour of Cairo is perfect for you. Visiting the Best Monume More info
Short visit to Egypt

Short visit to Egypt

Cairo
Price per person from 423 $
3 nights / 4 days to visit the Pharaonic Monuments in Cairo and dinner cruise on the Nile. Day 01: A More info
Sights of Cairo and 5 Star Nile Cruise

Sights of Cairo and 5 Star Nile Cruise

Cairo
Price per person from 889 $
Spend 4 days in Cairo, enjoying the historical sights then relax on a Nile Cruise taking in the anci More info
The Western Desert and Oasis of Egypt

The Western Desert and Oasis of Egypt

Cairo
Price per person from 1,615 $
This tour offers some of most interesting less visited sites of Egypt. Cairo, Fayoum, Baharia & More info
Lady Diana Dinner Cruise

Lady Diana Dinner Cruise

Price per person from 60 $
In Maadi, Lady Daiana Nile Cruise Hotel sails across the Nile and offers rooms overlooking the river More info
Marquise Luxury Dinner Cruise

Marquise Luxury Dinner Cruise

Price per cabin from 90 $
Corniche El Nil, El Rawda IslandGrand Nile Towers HotelGarden City, Cairo For a classical oriental d More info
Nile Crystal Dinner Cruise

Nile Crystal Dinner Cruise

Price per person from 70 $
Enjoy a Nile River Dinner Cruise aboard the M/S Nile Crystal, one of the most elegant cruising resta More info
Nile Maxim Dinner Cruise

Nile Maxim Dinner Cruise

Price per person from 90 $
Sooth yourself with an evening on the Nile with dinner and a show aboard the Nile Maxim dinner cruis More info
Nile Pharoh Dinner Cruise

Nile Pharoh Dinner Cruise

Price per person from 80 $
Sail along the River Nile from Cairo on a 2-hour dinner cruise. The short trip also features a tradi More info
Scarabee Dinner Cruise

Scarabee Dinner Cruise

Price per person from 60 $
M/S Scarabee Boat is one of the most famous &old Nile floating restaurant over all the Nile rive More info
Bus

Bus

Car typeBus
Max people45
Door count2
TransmissionManual
Air-conditioned?Yes
Unlimited mileage?No
Hyundai H1

Hyundai H1

Car typeHyundai H1
Max people5
Door count2
TransmissionManual
Air-conditioned?Yes
Unlimited mileage?No
Toyota coaster

Toyota coaster

Car typeToyota Coaster
Max people20
Door count1
TransmissionManual
Air-conditioned?Yes
Unlimited mileage?No
Toyota Hi ace

Toyota Hi ace

Car typeToyota Hi ACE
Max people9
Door count1
TransmissionManual
Air-conditioned?Yes
Unlimited mileage?No