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Private Guided Cairo Day Tour: Egyptian Museum, Citadel and Coptic Cairo

Private Guided Cairo Day Tour: Egyptian Museum, Citadel and Coptic Cairo
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Flexible
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USD 40.00
Discover the beauty of Egypt's capital in this private guided tour. Explore the Egyptian Museum to see the treasures of the Pharaohs, old civilization and King Tutankhamen. See the citadel and visit one of the oldest and most beautiful mosques in Egypt (Mohamed Ali Pasha Mosque). Wander around the streets of Coptic Cairo and see the country's oldest churches dating back to the 5th century.

Full-Day Pyramid Complex Egyptian Museum and Cairo City Tour from Hurghada by Coach

Full-Day Pyramid Complex Egyptian Museum and Cairo City Tour from Hurghada by Coach
Duration:
8 hours
From:
USD 125.00
Visit Cairo, the largest city in Africa and Egypt's capital, on a full-day guided trip from Hurghada by air conditioned coach. No visit to Egypt is complete without seeing the majesty of the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Egyptian Museum, and on this full-day trip from Hurghada to Cairo, you can marvel at these wonderful sites. Wander the city's bustling streets and learn about the country's fascinating history.

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Official Cairo Airport Taxi Rates & Fares

Cairo Airport taxi rates given here are in the local currency (EGP or Egyptian Pound). Use our currency converter or the cheat sheet to the left if you would like to convert to your currency. Note that Cairo Airport taxi rates given here are for official taxis and unofficial or pirate taxis (discussed below) may be different. Drivers may accept US dollars or EUR, but inquire first.


  • Travel time is about 30-60 minutes to Tahrir Square in central Cairo, and up to 90 minutes to the pyramids. Traffic in Cairo can be very heavy, and travel can take much longer than expected, particularly during heavy traffic (usually 14:00-18:00). Expect to pay EGP 70-80 from the Cairo Airport to Tahrir Square (central Cairo). For the trip back to the Cairo Airport expect a lower fare of EGP 40-60. To Heliopolis, drivers usually demand EGP 50. Prices are generally higher after dark. Expect much argument to obtain a realistic fare and always agree a price before setting off!



 
Cairo Taxi Payment: Cash only
Drivers may accept US dollars or EUR, but inquire first.
Cairo Taxi Tipping Recommendation: Tipping optional, Round up to next bill/large coin



Official Cairo Airport Taxi Details

Cairo Airport Taxi

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Taxis wait in a rank in the car park outside Arrivals Hall 1 at the Cairo Airport, although you will be approached by taxi drivers as you leave arrivals. At Terminal 2, taxis generally wait outside Arrivals, although you will be approached by many taxi drivers as you leave the arrivals area and all will offer a good price! There is a taxi office in Terminal 2 Arrivals.


Official Cairo taxis are black and white, or just black, and are usually not air-conditioned. Increasingly, yellow air conditioned taxis are becoming available. The meter starts at EGP 3.50, and then EGP 1 for every additional kilometre -- if you can get them to use the meter.





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 Unofficial Cairo Airport Taxi Service or Hire Points

 

The yellow taxi cabs often, referred to as City Cabs or Cairo Cabs, and can be a bit more expensive (and less of an adventure) than the black-and-white cabs for short hops. However, for longer distances, they are the way to go for price and comfort.


 
IHateTaxis.com recommends the unofficial Cairo Airport taxi service.

Comfortable and more relaxed form of transport, especially when riding long distance.



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Last Updated: 15 Nov 2016