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Cairo Tours and Travels

About Cairo

As one of the Islamic world's greatest cities, Cairo is a heady mix of urban buzz, grand mosques, colourful bazaars, medieval cemeteries, brilliant churches and 19th-century palaces. Extending along the banks of the River Nile to the south of its delta, Greater Cairo is effectively divided in two - on its east side stands evidence of 2,000 years of Islamic, Coptic Christian and Jewish culture, which still flourishes to this day. On its west side lies the ancient Egyptian city of Memphis (Giza), the renowned capital of the Old Kingdom and the site of the legendary Pyramids. Today, Greater Cairo encompasses various historic towns and modern districts creating in turn one of the most populated cities in the world.

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Cairo Tours

Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to Cairo

The Sphinx | Giza | EgyptTailored To Suit You

Cairo: Ancient Egypt

1 day FROM $139
Fort of Babylon | Cairo | EgyptTailored To Suit You

Christian & Islamic Cairo

1 day FROM $139
The Pyramids | Giza | EgyptTailored To Suit You

Cairo Stopover

3 Days FROM $229
The Mohammad Ali Mosque | Cairo | EgyptTailored To Suit You

Cairo City Stay

4 days FROM $329
Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel | EgyptTailored To Suit You

Pyramid City

4 Days FROM $579
Camel trekking | The Pyramids | Giza | EgyptExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Pharaohs Adventure

6 days FROM $1,239
Avenue of Sphinxes | Luxor | EgyptExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Festive Pharaohs Adventure

6 days FROM $1,529
Camel trekking | The Pyramids | Giza | EgyptExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Pharaohs Adventure For Teens

6 days FROM $1,239
The Pyramids of Giza and a real highlight of our Egypt toursExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Egyptian Explorer

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The Sphinx | Giza | EgyptExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

King Tutankhamun

9 days FROM $1,259
The Sphinx | Giza | EgyptExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Festive King Tut

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The Pyramids | Giza | EgyptTailored To Suit You

Classical Egypt

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5-star Nile Cruise Boat | EgyptExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Jewel of the Nile

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Colourful marina of Hurghada | EgyptExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Egypt Unplugged

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Pyramids | Giza | EgyptExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Egypt Unplugged For Teens

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Abu Simbel | EgyptExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Classic Family Adventure

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Abu Simbel | EgyptExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Abu Simbel Sun Festival Feb 2017

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Luxor Temple | Luxor | EgyptExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Ramses Sunrise

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5-star Nile Cruise Boat | EgyptExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Jewel of the Nile Sun Festival

11 days FROM $2,229
Philae Temple | Aswan | EgyptTailored To Suit You

Cruise Lake Nasser

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El Alamein | Battlefield Tours | EgyptExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

El Alamein & Ancient Egypt

12 days FROM $1,799
Visit the Monastery in Petra on our Jordan toursExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Temples, Tombs, Treasury

12 days FROM $2,339
Colossi of Memnon | Luxor | EgyptExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

King Ramses

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The Pyramids of Giza | Anzac Day | Turkey & EgyptExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Giza & Gallipoli

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Beach in Hurghada | EgyptExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Festive King Ramses

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The Pyramids | Giza | Egypt	Exciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Pharaohs and Beaches

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Abu Simbel lit up at nightExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

King Ramses Sun Festival

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Abu Simbel | EgyptTailored To Suit You

Cairo Cruise & Coast

13 days FROM $3,029
Abu Simbel | EgyptExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Sunchaser

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Treasury | Petra | JordanExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Road to Jordan

15 days FROM $2,529
The Monastery | Petra | JordanExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Festive Road to Jordan

15 days FROM $2,969
Camel Caravan | EgyptTailored To Suit You

Pyramids to Petra

15 days FROM $5,479
Camel trekking | The Pyramids | Giza | EgyptExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Turkey & Tutankhamun

16 days FROM $2,335
The Sphinx and Pyramids | Giza | EgyptExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Anzac & Ancient Egypt

17 days FROM $3,055
View over the Old City | Jerusalem | IsraelExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Pyramids, Petra, Promised Land

18 days FROM $4,229
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Cairo Hotels

If you are planning a Cairo holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

Baron Hotel Helipolis Cairo

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The Baron Hotel Heliopolis is located at the most splendid area in Heliopolis, overlooking the famous historical Baron Empain Palace. The rooms are spacious and well-appointed with large windows and a separate living area. Guests can select from seven different restaurants and bars, and the property also features its own pastry shop serving delicious French pastries and hand-made chocolate. There's plenty of opportunity for al fresco dining and the hotel also offers a fully-equipped wellness centre.

InterContinental Citystars Cairo

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

The InterContinental Cairo Citystars is a grand, tasteful hotel with elegant rooms. The hotel is part of Egypt's largest retail and entertainment complex, giving you direct access to over 640 stores and two indoor theme parks. The spacious rooms are furnished with luxurious fabrics and design features with the amenities you would expect of a 5 star hotel including free WiFi. Relax in the Lifestyles Health Club and Spa, join a class at the onsite gym, enjoy a spot of tennis or simply relax in one of the indoor or outdoor pools. Feast on Lebanese, Japanese and Italian specialty restaurants or barbecue dishes on the terrace.

Le Meridien Heliopolis Cairo

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Just a short drive from Cairo’s Old Town and international airport, 5-star Le Meridien Heliopolis combines comfort with convenience. The guest rooms are spacious and equipped with air-conditioning, satellite television and a minibar, plus there’s complimentary WiFi throughout the property. Dining options include a choice of four on-site restaurants, serving Egyptian and international cuisine. Guests can also enjoy live entertainment and cocktails at The 51 Bar. During the warmer months hotel guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool or relax on a sun lounger on the terrace. There’s also a fitness centre and tennis courts for those who like to stay active whilst on holiday.

Le Riad Hotel de Charme Cairo

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Le Riad Hotel de Charme is an artistically designed boutique hotel inspired by Egypt's cultural heritage. the 17 unique and spacious guestrooms are individually decorated with a private balcony, luxury bed linen, complimentary WiFi access and a personalised butler service. The roof garden and restaurant has a beautiful view of the 1,000 minarets of Cairo whilst offering guests freshly prepared Arabic dishes, and the property also features a comfortable lounge, perfect after a busy day of sightseeing. This is a non smoking property.

Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx Cairo

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

In a great location for the Pyramids, the Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx is a contemporary hotel with excellent amenities. Guest rooms are well furnished with modern interiors and en suite facilities. Wi-fi is available in the lobby and there is a beautiful outdoor pool, which is perfect for relaxing by. Why not head to the restaurant on the roof for a delicious meal and impressive views of the Pyramids. The hotel is perfectly located across from the Pyramids and also close to Cairo University and the Hanging Church.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

Other Places to Visit in Egypt

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Egypt: Greater Cairo

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Egypt: Western Oasis

Upper Egypt

Tailored To Suit You OTG Independent
Tailored To Suit You

On this range you won’t be joining other travellers, but will be on your own private itinerary. Accommodation, pace of travel and the style of trip is tailored to your individual needs. From pre-priced packages available off the shelf to fully curated tailor-made holidays, this range also includes our selection of one-night stopovers, day-tours and short breaks.

The OTG Independent range gives you all the great service aspects of our Signature range with the flexibility to create a truly unique and bespoke holiday or adventure to a variety of destinations around the world.

Exciting Days, Comfortable Nights OTG Signature
Exciting Days, Comfortable Nights

On The Go's Signature group tours place local interaction and authenticity at the heart of your cultural travel experience. Upping the comfort stakes, this range is a clear cut above our OTG Adventure range.

Appealing to a wide age demographic from the 20s to 60+, we maximize your days with excitement and awe and then bring you home to a comfortable 4* hotel with western amenities, air-conditioning, WiFi and, where appropriate, a swimming pool. Hotels can sometimes be of 3 or 5 star standard too, ensuring you get the best value for your holiday.

Visiting all the main attractions you’ll be accompanied throughout by our highly qualified English-speaking local guides too. Group size is typically 18 with a maximum for 28, apart from festival tours, where group sizes can be larger due to the one-off nature of these events.

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