For many holiday makers, the only reason to visit Cairo is to see the Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza as well as the Cairo Museum of Antiquities. These two options are very popular and are on the itinerary of day trips from other holiday destinations in Egypt including Sharm el Sheikh, Hurghada and Luxor.
However, Cairo has a lot more to offer visitors if they want to spend time exploring Egypt’s vibrant captial which is home to some 20 million people. Stretching for 25 miles along the banks of the River Nile, Cairo is the largest city in Africa where ancient civilization and the modern world collide. Modern shopping arcades and some of the world’s finest hotels are mixed in with a wealth of historical sites such as the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, Saladin’s Citadel, and the Cairo Museum. Please see our range of Cairo excursions.
Cairo is a city that can never be described as dull. It is a place that is rich in history so it is must for anyone who is interested in the countries ancient past. Cairo is a 24 hour city so your time here will be hectic but very rewarding. After a day visiting the sights of Cairo, why not spend the evening relaxing in a traditional coffee house enjoying a shisha (water pipe), tea or Turkish coffee.
“He who hath not seen Cairo, hath not seen the world”
- From 1,001 Arabian Nights
Getting to Cairo
Cairo International Airport has flight connections to both domestic destinations and the rest of the world. The airport is located about 12 miles to the north east of the city. Once you are in Cairo, there is an extensive transport system that allows you to get around by bus, minibus, tram, river bus and metro. Cairo is the centre of almost the entire Egyptian transport network.
Finding Your Holiday
You can search for your perfect Cairo holiday straight from yellow search box in the top right of this page. You can easily compare prices across most of the UK tour operators and travel agents to ensure you find the very best deal possible.