Cairo tour packages are incredibly popular, largely because of the pyramids and the many other sites for which the city is famous. Unfortunately, with so many attractions, many independent travelers miss out on seeing the very best sights. All our Cairo tours packages are based on six decades of experience, and every tour offered can be customized to meet your exact needs.
Learn more about Cairo tour packages here...
A Brief Guide To Cairo Tour Packages
Cairo tours allow travelers to see some of the country’s most famous attractions, such as the majestic Giza Pyramids. However, they also introduce visitors to the modern side of Egypt where you’ll find Bustling markets; legendary nightlife, and world class shopping malls around every corner.
Cairo is one of the biggest highlights of the modern day Egypt, and it attracts more visitors to the country than any other city. Cairo is also the capital city of Egypt, as well as the most densely populated city; a city that never seems to sleep.
Highlights Of Private Guided Cairo Travel Packages
What are some of the highlights you can and should expect to see in any quality Cairo tours packages? First, you need to realize that Cairo is a very large city, and is usually divided into four sections.
- Tahrir Square: This is the city, and it is where you’ll find the fantastic Egyptian Museum, along with many plush hotels. The museum houses the world’s largest collection of Egyptian artifacts, and more than 120,00 of these are on display at any given time. It is also where you will need to go if you wish to see some real mummies.
- Downtown Cairo: This is the commercial “heart of the city” and if shopping is your forte, then this is one part of the city you don’t want to miss.
- Midan Ramses: This is the city’s main railway station but also the home to many retail businesses.
- Garden City: Anyone would be forgiven if, when landing in Cairo, they thought Egyptians generally don’t have much money. However, a quick visit to this up-market suburb would soon teach them otherwise.
Over and above these major “physical” divisions, there are also areas separated by the country’s historical past, such as Islamic Cairo, also known Medieval Cairo, home to the bustling Khan El-Khalili Bazaar that’s been open for hundreds of years already.
What To See On Cairo Tours?
First and foremost, you have to not only see the legendary Pyramids and the Sphinx, located in Giza, but also spend some time exploring them. The Giza Pyramids are the world’s last remaining one of the “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.” The best Cairo tour packages all include a trip to the royal Giza necropolis where these pyramids are located. The second must-see attraction is the Egyptian Museum, which is often followed by a visit to another royal necropolis for even more pyramid exploration.
Next, is the Cairo Citadel located in Islamic Cairo, which is a giant castle originally built by Salah Al-Din. Religious and spiritual touring companies are always careful to include the Citadel for sightseeing day tours, as well as the Al-Azhar Mosque (the oldest university in the world) and the Mosque of Ibn Tulun, possibly the oldest and grandest mosque in the world. Be sure to visit the beautiful Hanging Church as well. This ancient Coptic Christian church is located in Old Coptic Cairo which is very close to Islamic Cairo.
Another place to included in private Cairo tours would have to include the Nilometer South End of Roda Island on the Nile. The Nilometer is an ancient measuring tool dating back to 861.
Last but not least, have a little fun on your Cairo tour by riding a felucca along the Nile River. The Nile River is not just an historical site but also a great place to relax and enjoy a night of stargazing. You can actually order a felucca ride as part of your Cairo tour package.
There’s no question that if you want to take guided Egypt tours, Cairo should be first on your list. It is Egypt’s most important city and has so much to offer every type of tourist arriving in the country.
Cairo, Egypt Tours – In Comfort And Style
Our Cairo tour packages have been carefully structured to offer you the very best that this beautiful country has to offer, but if you don’t find exactly what you’re looking for, you can take advantage of our custom Egypt tours by submitting a request or by contacting us using the “Live Chat” feature.