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private full day Islamic Cairo with old mosques

private full day Islamic Cairo with old mosques
Duration:
8 hours
From:
USD 45.00
Old Coptic Cairo, Sultan Hassan Mosque and Madrasa, Rifa'e Mosque:<br>citadel of Salah El din and Khan El Khalali:<br>This tour would allow you to Explore Coptic Cairo; it is a part of Old Cairo which encompasses the Babylon Fortress, the Coptic Museum, the Hanging Church, the Greek Church of St. Serguis and many other Coptic churches and historical sites then we will proceed to Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan, it is a massive Mamluk era mosque and madrassa located near the Citadel opposite to it Al Rifa'e Mosque which dates from around 1361. The mosque is the resting place of Khushyar Hanim and her son Isma'il Pasha, as well as numerous other members of Egypt's royal family.<br>Then proceed to visit Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque inside the Citadel of Salah El Din. We will stop to have Lunch. Continue driving to the area of Islamic Cairo, where you will be able to explore Khan El Khalili market, Cairo's old bazaar. Later you will be transferred back to your hotel.<br>

Night Tour to Giza Pyramids Sound & Light Show

Night Tour to Giza Pyramids Sound & Light Show
Duration:
4 hours
From:
USD 5.00
Enjoy a magnificent night tour to the most historical sites of ancient Egypt during the old Kingdom. The sound and light show at Giza pyramids. the one-hour show begins with the illumination of the Sphinx, who narrates the history of the pyramids and their builders.

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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

Shopping tour to Lotus flower Oil House and other Authentic Egyptian Fragrance Oils

Shopping tour to Lotus flower Oil House and other Authentic Egyptian Fragrance OilsDuration:
2 to 3 hours
From:
USD 2.86
Experience Authentic Egyptian Fragrance Oils specially The famous Lotus flower Oil, that are free from alcohol and chemicals, all sourced from Egypt. They also offer an array of Egyptian Products that are displayed at your trade events shows.<br>Egyptian House of Lotus flower oil have been successfully supplying Egyptian Oils and products for over 85 years and are proud to offer a beautiful assortment of Egypt's finest fragrance Oils. All our Oils are designed to be worn as an alternative to perfume and aftershave sprays, giving you a more natural and long lasting aroma throughout the day.<br>All our Egyptian Oils are presented to you in a traditional decorative glass bottle with a glass top and housed in an Egyptian box. We do hope you will take a look and select an Egyptian Fragrance made just for you.

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Safe shopping for high quality souvenirs

Safe shopping for high quality souvenirsDuration:
3 to 4 hours
From:
USD 2.86
Safe shopping for high quality souvenirs tour starts at (8:00 or 9:00 or 10:00 or 11:00 or 12:00 or 13:00 or 14:00 or 15:00 or 16:00) as per requested time you will find your tour guide and driver waiting for you for a shopping tour that lasts for about 4 Hours where you see and learn about the best of high quality souvenirs where you find local Egyptian souvenirs with labeled prices , No push to buy, hassle free, Excellent packaging, certificate guarantee and bill. There are so many things to see and learn about such as Egyptian papyrus paper paintings, Egyptian Oils and perfumes, Real Egyptian cotton products, Real gold and silver jewelries and original hand made carpets.

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Day Trip to Pyramids from Cairo

Day Trip to Pyramids from CairoDuration:
4 hours
From:
USD 2.88
Spend a private day trip to Pyramids from Cairo accompanied by a private Egyptologist tour guide / Driver to witness the most famous archaeological site in the world Giza Pyramids complex, discover Memphis city of Kings Menes, the Great Sphinx of King Chephren, then drive you back to your hotel.

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Giza Pyramids & Sphinx and Egyptian museum Full day Guided Tour

Giza Pyramids & Sphinx and Egyptian museum Full day Guided TourDuration:
7 hours
From:
USD 4.99
Journey through the fascinating history of Egypt on a full-day guided tour of the Pyramids of Giza, Great Sphinx and Egyptian Museum in Cairo city center.<br>Highlights <br>See the monumental Great Sphinx in the Giza Plateau<br>Explore the burial sites of Egyptian pharaohs at the Pyramids of Giza<br>Wander through the Valley Temple<br>Learn more about Ancient Egypt at the Egyptian Museum

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Giza Pyramids & Sphinx and Egyptian museum Full day Private Tour

Giza Pyramids & Sphinx and Egyptian museum Full day Private TourDuration:
7 hours
From:
USD 4.99
Journey through the fascinating history of Egypt on a full-day guided tour of the Pyramids of Giza, Great Sphinx and Egyptian Museum in Cairo city center. <br><br>- Free hotel&nbsp; Pickup and drop-off included&nbsp;&nbsp;<br>- Led by a qualified Egyptologist with your own chosen language&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br>- Comprehensive tour by private Limousine

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Giza pyramids sphinx valley temple from Cairo Giza hotel with expert guide

Giza pyramids sphinx valley temple from Cairo Giza hotel with expert guideDuration:
5 hours
From:
USD 5.00
Giza pyramids sphinx valley temple from Cairo Giza hotel with expert guide <br>start 8 am , you can request us 9 am , 10 am , 11 am, 12 pm . 1 pm . 2 pm<br>our guide will pick up from your hotel in cairo or giza to enjoy your half day tour with our expert tour guide with private vehicle  , it is private tour . we wish have a great day tour with us .

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Giza pyramids sphinx valley temple from Cairo Giza hotel with expert guide

Giza pyramids sphinx valley temple from Cairo Giza hotel with expert guideDuration:
5 hours
From:
USD 5.00
Giza pyramids sphinx valley temple from Cairo Giza hotel with expert guide  <br>start 8 am , you can request us 9 am , 10 am , 11 am, 12 pm . 1 pm . 2 pm <br>our guide will pick up from your hotel in cairo or giza to enjoy your half day tour with our expert tour guide with private vehicle  , it is private tour . we wish have a great day tour with us .

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Cairo : Private Day Tour to Giza Pyramids & Sphinx ,Sakkara and Memphis

Cairo : Private Day Tour to Giza Pyramids & Sphinx ,Sakkara and Memphis Duration:
8 hours
From:
USD 5.00
Marvel at the famous Great Pyramids of Giza with your expert guide ,, See the ancient Step Pyramid of Djoser at the Sakkara archeological site ,, Visit Egypt's former capital of Memphis, once the cultural center of the ancient world ,, Learn how the pyramids had been built

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Last Updated: 15 Jan 2021