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Cairo: Dinner Cruise on the Nile River

1. Cairo: Dinner Cruise on the Nile River

A dinner cruise on a Nile River Steamer is a fabulous way to enjoy a night out while you’re visiting Cairo. You'll cruise in comfort and elegance as you take in the lights of the Cairo skyline at night. During the evening you'll enjoy an open buffet that features international and Egyptian cuisine. In addition, you’ll be entertained by a folkloric and belly-dancing show. Experience a perfect ending–or addition–to your visit to Egypt. This is a full evening out and a great opportunity to enjoy good food, unique entertainment, and a romantic evening gazing at the sights along the banks of the Nile.

Cairo Food Tour

2. Cairo Food Tour

To enjoy the real taste of Egypt you have to try the best Egyptian food - one of life’s great pleasures, Discover off-the-beaten-path spots and the real Egypt that is not covered in any guidebook. This food tour offers an unforgettable and amazing experiences in one of the oldest cultures and cuisines in the Mediterranean. Find the best places to eat in Egypt and enjoy many delicious food tastings. Become an Egyptian food expert and learn how to spot the fake stuff from the real thing!

Cairo: Private Half-Day Local Market and Souq Tour

3. Cairo: Private Half-Day Local Market and Souq Tour

Start your shopping tour at the El Ghorya market and watch a traditional Tannoura dance show. Then, stroll through Gamalia street and pass by El Azhar mosque and Bab Zuwayla, one of three remaining gates of the walls of Cairo. Your next stop is El Mosky, a big market combining all kinds of products such as home utensils and clothes.  Move to Khan el Khalili, the oldest and most prestigious market of Cairo. Built over the tombs of the Fatimid caliphs, the bazaar features oriel windows overlooking the streets, and many public water fountains made from copper. Find exotic items here in the heart of Cairo such as spices, perfumes, jewelry, and all sorts of souvenirs. Stop for lunch at a kushari restaurant and try one of the most common Egyptian meals. It is made of rice, macaroni, and lentils, and topped with a spiced tomato  and garlic sauce, and garnished with chickpeas, and crispy fried onions.

Old Cairo Half Day Tour And Nile Dinner Cruise

4. Old Cairo Half Day Tour And Nile Dinner Cruise

Your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo or Giza to visit both Coptic and Islamic parts of old Cairo. First, you will go to the Sultan Hassan Mosque, which is one of the largest and most important medieval mosques in the world. Next, you will explore Coptic Cairo, visiting the Babylon fortress and the St. Sergios Church dating back to the 4th century, where the holy family took refuge. Saving the best for last, your tour will end with a 3-hour Nile cruise with dinner. An evening cruise on one of the Nile boats is a wonderful opportunity to spend and look at Cairo's skyline at night. During the evening, you will find both local and international cuisine options at an open buffet. In addition, you will watch a belly dance show, listen to Arabic songs and music, along with a Tanoura show while indulging in your delicious meal. Spend an evening in the open air, enjoy the good food, the unique entertainment and the magnificent views of the banks of the Nile.

Cairo: Private Great Pyramids of Giza Half-Day Adventure

5. Cairo: Private Great Pyramids of Giza Half-Day Adventure

Get ready, get set, for an experience of a lifetime – a half-day trip to the Great Pyramids of Giza!                The Giza Plateau is a formation of three pyramids, where a father, son, and grandson constructed their afterlife tombs and mapped their journeys to the afterlife. It’s still a bit of a mystery as to how the pyramids were constructed and how long they took to complete, but there’s no question that the pyramids still represent the pinnacle of ancient Egyptian architectural accomplishments. The whole area, really, continues to hold many secrets yet to be uncovered, making the pyramids one of the most alluring and inviting places in the world.  Why not tick off that bucket list item, and then some, with a half-day tour to the pyramids that’s going to prove to you why everyone reveres this site so much. What sets this Pyramids tour apart from the others is that you'll beat the tourists and arrive at the Giza Plateau well before the crowds and that ruthless midday sun. You'll also be treated to a local lunch! Pyramids, Sphinx, and lunch? Oh my!  The day starts by seeing the guardian of the necropolis, the Sphinx (you know, the one with the missing nose!), which stands in front of the second Pyramid of Khepren. Enter the Giza Plateau from the Sphinx Gate to beat the crowds to the site, and after seeing the Sphinx, walk to the mysterious great pyramid of King Cheops, where you can marvel at the sheer size of the construction, and try and formulate your own theories as to how it was built.  The Pyramids tour continues to the second Pyramid of Giza, which is the second largest and the only pyramid that still caries part of its original casing. From there, continue to the third and the smallest of the Giza Plateau pyramids. And no visit to the Pyramids of Giza would be complete without stopping at the panoramic view point where you get to see the all the pyramids of Giza in the one spot (and take a photo like the ones you see in travel books – free of tourists! Well, almost…)  Leaving the amazing pyramids behinds, head back out to the streets of Cairo and stop by a local restaurant for lunch. You'll be treated to Koshary, a dish of rice, pasta, lentils, fried onions, and chili sauce, and a favorite amongst young local Egyptians. After lunch, you'll be dropped back off at one of the starting points, where you can carry on your day (although the Pyramids are sure to have already been the highlight!).

Cairo: Overnight Trip to Luxor by Plane

6. Cairo: Overnight Trip to Luxor by Plane

• Day one: Begin the experience with an early morning pickup from your hotel in Cairo and a transfer to the airport for your 6:00 AM flight to Luxor. After landing, simply look out for a sign with your name and meet your expert tour guide. Start the tour right away with a visit to the Valley of the Kings on the West Bank, where you will discover the tombs of various dynasties including the The Temple of Deir El Bahari. Admire the Colossi of Memnon, two gigantic sitting statues facing the Nile and representing Amenophis III. Explore also the famous Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and then have lunch at a local restaurant (beverages not included). After lunch, continue to the East Bank and see the courtyard and granite statues of Ramses the Great at the Luxor Temple. Marvel at the series of temples built over different reigns that make up Karnak. Beginning with the Avenue of Sphinxes, explore the Unfinished Propylon and the Hypo-style hall with its 134 giant columns. Admire the Obelisks of Queen Hatshepsut and Tuthmosis III, the Temple of Amon adorned with lotus and papyrus designs, the Granite Scarbeus of Amenophis III, and the Sacred Lake. Finally, transfer to your hotel in Luxor for an overnight stay at Ibrotel Luxor Hotel. • Day two: Get picked up from your hotel by a licensed tour guide in a private, air-conditioned vehicle and head to the West Bank of the Nile. Visit Medinat Habu, an archaeological site situated near the foot of the Theban Hills opposite the modern city of Luxor, Egypt. Although other structures are located within the area, the location is today associated almost exclusively with the Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III. The temple, some 492 feet, is of orthodox design and resembles closely the mortuary temple of Ramesses II (the Ramesseum). You will also have the chance to visit some other temples inside Habu Temple such as the Temple of Amun, which dates to the 18th Dynasty and was built by Queen Hatshepsut and Thutmose III. Continue your day tour to Deir el Medina, known as The Valley of the Worker. Later transfer to Luxor airport for your return flight to Cairo and hotel drop-off following landing.

Cairo: Private Home Cooked Dinner in a Local's Home

7. Cairo: Private Home Cooked Dinner in a Local's Home

Share a real Egyptian meal with a local family on this tasty Cairo tour. Visit a family home, chat with the women of the house, check out the ingredients in a typical local kitchen, and learn the recipes for favorite traditional Egyptian dishes. Think kushari, stuffed vegetables, fattah, molokhia, lentil soup, mossaqa, and that famous Egyptian rice with vermicelli. Who’s hungry?! After feasting on delicious food and dessert, you’ll have time to relax, enjoy an Egyptian drink, and chat with family members to learn about Egypt’s culture and what life is like for women in the Middle East. This is your opportunity to ask everything you want to know about Egyptian life, so don’t be shy!   Your Cairo food adventure will introduce you to true Egyptian hospitality, traditions, and even the local sense of humor as you sit back and sip a cup of Egypt’s famous mint tea or Egyptian coffee. If you’re feeling competitive, have a go at a game of Backgammon – but be warned, it’s hard to beat an Egyptian at their favorite game!   Once you’ve finished your evening and experienced the genuine warmth of this Egyptian family, you’ll bid ma’ salama (goodbye) to new friends and be taken back to your hotel. 

Cairo: 2-Days Trip to Hurghada by Airplane

8. Cairo: 2-Days Trip to Hurghada by Airplane

Get picked up from your accommodation on the first day and head to Cairo airport. Embark a plane that will bring you to Hurghada on a 1-hour flight. Upon arrival, a driver waits outside the lobby airport with the company's sign and will take you to your hotel in Hurghada. After lunch, a representative will arrive at 1:15 PM to take you to the safari trip to the quad runner station for a test drive. Drive 25 km by motorbike to a Bedouin village to visit a Bedouin tribe to learn about their life and traditions.  Try a Bedouin tea and smoke water-pipe before driving back to the motorbike station. Arrive back at your hotel after a 2-hour drive. Upon arrival, you can enjoy a hotel show, have dinner and unwind.  On your second day enjoy breakfast in the morning and check out from your hotel. Take your bags to the reception and leave them until the end of the trip.  Head at about 7:30 AM to Giftun for a fantastic snorkeling trip. Relax on the desert island on the beautiful Red Sea, where you will snorkel in different spots. Admire the corals and magnificent colorful fish, enjoy water sport activities, and if you are lucky you might have the chance to swim with dolphins.  Savor an open buffet lunch aboard the cruise before returning back to Hurghada.  After coming back from the trip around 4 PM, you will take your bags from the hotel and then head towards Hurghada airport to take your plane to go to Cairo.  A car will be waiting for you at Cairo airport. Meet your driver and get assistance with your luggage before driving back to your hotel in Cairo.

From Sharm: 2-Day Guided Tour of Cairo with Flights

9. From Sharm: 2-Day Guided Tour of Cairo with Flights

Day 1: You'll be picked up from your hotel in Sharm and transferred to Sharm El-Sheikh Airport in time for your flight to Cairo. Upon arrival in Cairo, you'll be met and will start your sightseeing tour to visit Memphis City, the oldest capital in ancient Egypt. Next, visit the Saqqara Step Pyramid, followed by lunch at a local restaurant. Then, proceed to visit the three famous pyramids of Gaza: King Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus. After taking photos of the pyramid from a viewpoint, continue your tour by visiting the Sphinx and the Valley Temple, before arriving at your hotel in Cairo.  Day 2: After breakfast at your hotel, start your day by visiting the Egyptian Museum, which includes the treasures of  Tutankamoun treasures. If you like, you can choose to add on a visit to the Mummy room. Afterwards, proceed to visit the Citadel of Salah El Din, then the Alabaster Mosque before stopping for lunch in a local restaurant.  Finally, explore the Khan El-Khalili Market, before being transferred to Cairo's domestic airport for your flight back to Sharm. Upon arrival back at Sharm airport, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Cairo

Overall rating

3.4 / 5

based on 55 reviews

The show is very good, they are typical dances and the food is also typical and traditional. The weather in general is very nice…they invite you to dance and take photos. The food is perhaps an aspect to improve. Very over-seasoned and little variety. I expected more tasting dishes, as the description says. The transfer although my hotel was outside the radius of withdrawal, they looked for me the same at no extra cost, by the way, the driver was very nice.

The pickup was very punctual. Our driver got us safely through the Cairo traffic and to our destination. Our tour guide Ali was a very polite and very personable companion who took us to Egyptian restaurants and informed us in detail about Egyptian cuisine. Very delicious food and the inimitable atmosphere made this trip unforgettable. Definitely worth it.

Definitely worth a try to experience the city centre and try the local, authentic Egyptian cuisine. The portions are large, so go hungry.

All excellent experience, good food and very nice show. The views of the Nile River very good

Thanks for the nice evening on the Nile. Food good Music good Ship good 10 out of 10 stars