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Private Day Tour of the Giza Pyramids Alabaster Mosque and Hanging Church

Private Day Tour of the Giza Pyramids Alabaster Mosque and Hanging Church
Duration:
8 hours
From:
USD 34.94
This private tour gives an excellent opportunity to explore 3 main eras of Egyptian history as you will explore the Giza Pyramids, the Hanging Church in Coptic Old Cairo and the Alabaster Mosque in the Citadel.

Private Tour to Giza Pyramids including Lunch and Camel Ride from Cairo

Private Tour to Giza Pyramids including Lunch and Camel Ride from Cairo
Duration:
1 day
From:
USD 95.00
Enjoy a guided day tour at the pyramids of Giza and the sphinx, explore how the Egyptian food tastes and ride a camel at the pyramids.

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Things to do in Cairo if you have a Cairo Airport Layover or Extended Cairo Airport Stopover


If you have an extended layover at the Cairo Airport or staying in town, why not consider getting out with some fun activities? We list a few here and there are many more on Cairo.LayoverIdeas.com.


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If you have a layover at the Cairo Airport, consider taking the opportunity to get out and about to see the local sights. There's plenty to to see and experience, so take advantage of any extra time to see what you can.

Get out and see some sights one of these layover tours from Cairo Airport: "Family-Friendly Pyramids and Cairo Layover Tour", "Pyramids, Cairo and Nile Sail Layover Tour", "Wheelchair Accessible Pyramids, Sphinx and Valley Temple Layover Tour", "Pyramids, Sphinx and Camel Ride Layover Tour", "Museum, Pyramids, Sphinx and Camel Ride Layover Tour" or create your own Customized Layover Tour. All tours are led by an Egyptologist.


Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx

No trip to Cairo would be complete without a visit to the Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx. The only remaining monuments of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, it is the country's most famous tourist attraction. The Pyramids of Giza represent the archetypal pyramid structures of ancient Egyptian civilisation and - together with the Sphinx at the base of the Giza plateau - are the iconic image of Egypt.

All the worthwhile attractions within the Giza area are concentrated on the Giza Plateau at the end of Pyramids Road. Some people are shocked to travel down a street in Giza and see the tip of a Pyramid rise up over the golden arches of a McDonalds with a sign in Arabic - your idea of pyramids rising up out of an empty desert might not match the reality.


Tip: Do not give up your ticket to anyone outside of the gate checkpoints. You will need to show it to enter through the metal detectors at the entrance to the Pyramids area, Sphinx area, and to enter the Pyramid if you choose to pay for that ticket. Beware of scammers who try to take your ticket and try to start a rapid tour for you - then demand a tip.

Egyptian Museum

The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, known commonly as the Egyptian Museum, in Cairo, Egypt, is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities, and is a definite must see. The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities contains many important pieces of ancient Egyptian history. It houses the world’s largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities, and many treasures of King Tutankhamen.

Tip: The museum is located in Tahrir Square (Midan Tahrir or Liberation Square) has been the traditional site for numerous major protests and demonstrations over the years, so be careful with your visit if there is unrest in the city at the time of your visit.

Asfour Crystal Factory

The first to develop the art of glass cutting 5,000 years ago, Egyptians carry on the tradition today. The Asfour Crystal Factory is the country's largest, and ships around the world. You'll see everything from chandeliers to 3D laser gifts. Factory prices.

Get off the Tourist Track

See how the locals live in the midst of such ancient surroundings with a visit to the central and much used Khan al-Khalili market; it will give you a chance to  experience the bazaar much as it was 700 years ago. You might also want to visit the area referred to as Old Cairo, an ancient Coptic Christian community from Roman times.


Important tips for visiting Cairo: Women and men should wear modest clothing. It is considered disrespectful to wear clothing which reveal thighs, shoulders, bare backs or cleavage, except at beaches and hotels. Men should also not walk about bare chested or wearing very short shorts outside of hotels or beach resorts.

Public displays of affection are not acceptable. Homosexuality is considered particularly disrespectful; gays and lesbians should be discreet while in Egypt.

You will notice male-to-male kissing on the cheeks when Egyptian men meet their friends, family, or someone they know well. This is not to be confused with the male-to-male kissing of some homosexuals in some western countries. Some Egyptian men like to walk next to their male friend with their arms attached together like a loop inside another loop. Again, this is not homosexual behavior.

 



As always, make sure you leave plenty of time to get back to the Cairo Airport and clear security in time for your connecting flight. Enjoy your transit city rather than whiling away the time leaning up against your luggage in the departures lounge.

Cairo Attractions

Private Day Trip with Guide to Giza Pyramids and Saqqara from Cairo

Private Day Trip with Guide to Giza Pyramids and Saqqara from CairoDuration:
8 hours
From:
USD 7.50
Visit the Pyramids of Giza and Saqqara in a day with your private guide.

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Giza Pyramids and Sphinx Half Day Tour From Cairo

Giza Pyramids and Sphinx Half Day Tour From CairoDuration:
4 hours
From:
USD 7.80
The great pyramid of Cheops, the pyramids of his son, Chephren, of his grandson, Mycerinus and the Great Sphinx

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Private Day Tour with Guide to Giza Pyramids Egyptian Museum and Khan El Kahlili Bazaar in Cairo

Private Day Tour with Guide to Giza Pyramids Egyptian Museum and Khan El Kahlili Bazaar in CairoDuration:
8 hours
From:
USD 10.00
Spend a fun-packed day in and around Cairo by visiting the Giza Pyramids, the Egyptian Museum, and Khan El Khalili Market with a professional private tour guide.

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1-Hour Private Felucca Cruise on the Nile River

1-Hour Private Felucca Cruise on the Nile RiverDuration:
3 hours
From:
USD 11.43
Sit back, relax and enjoy the stunning views of Cairo from your sail on the River Nile.

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Half-Day Private Guided Tour to Saqqara and Memphis from Cairo

Half-Day Private Guided Tour to Saqqara and Memphis from CairoDuration:
4 hours
From:
USD 12.86
This is a private tour to visit Memphis, the first capital of ancient Egypt (3200 B.C.) and its museum, then visit Saqqara for the Step Pyramid complex, the causeway of Unas, the pyramid of Teti (pyramid texts) and the tomb of Kagemni.

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Day Trip from Cairo to El Mokkatm Mountain Cave Church

Day Trip from Cairo to El Mokkatm Mountain Cave ChurchDuration:
3 hours
From:
USD 13.00
Visit the famous church of Saint Simon the Tanner, the cave church. The largest church in Cairo located inside El mokkatam mountain in a small village named by zableen means garbage collectors. Inside the church Virgin Mary appeared in carved statue in ceiling without any human effort.

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Half-Day Private Guided Tour of Coptic Cairo with Lunch

Half-Day Private Guided Tour of Coptic Cairo with LunchDuration:
4 hours
From:
USD 13.00
<strong>Explore Coptic Cairo, also called Old Cairo, where you can see some world-famous churches. Scholars believe that the holy family stayed for a long time inside this area and Prophet Moses was found in this place.</strong>

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Private Day Trip with Guide to Giza Pyramids Saqqara and Memphis from Cairo

Private Day Trip with Guide to Giza Pyramids Saqqara and Memphis from CairoDuration:
8 hours
From:
USD 13.00
Visit the three famous places around Cairo: Memphis, the oldest capital of Egypt; Saqqara, the biggest cemetery of tombs; and the Giza Pyramids.

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Last Updated: 15 Nov 2016