Private Guided Night Tour of Cairo

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Private Guided Night Tour of Cairo
from £59.99
Enjoy this unique private night tour which will introduce you to nighttime Cairo, totally different to Cairo by day.
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In Brief

Cairo, Egypt
6 hours
See the sights illuminated at night
Family friendly
All entrance fees included
Private guide for a more personalized experience
Likely to Sell Out
Important InfoInfo
You will be picked-up by your tour guide who will guide you around highlights of Cairo. Start your tour with Cairo tower (187m high) situated on Gezeira island on the Nile River, where you can see night-time Cairo in all its splendor. Then you will sail the Nile River on a traditional felucca boat. Afterwards you will visit the highest point of El Mokkatam mountain to drink some Egyptian tea and breathe some fresh air. Then you will have a typical Egyptian dish for dinner (choose between Koshary, foull or falafel) Then you will be transferred to Khan El Khalili market, where you can shop for some local products, before being transferred back to your accommodation.


  • Dinner (local Egyptian food)
  • Private tour
  • Bottled water
  • Free welcome drink
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan with free WiFi
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tour escort/host
  • Entry/Admission - Khan Al-Khalili
  • Entry/Admission - Cairo Tower
  • Entry/Admission - Zamalek (Gezira Island)
  • Entry/Admission - Nile River


  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Time

5:00 PM

Departure Point

Your hotel in Cairo or Giza

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant meals not included
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

This was a great tour. Our guide Ahmed was perfect. He took us to places we never would have found if we didn't have his guidance. We ate in a very unique and out-of-the-way restaurant popular with the locals. The large bazar and it's narrow streets were exciting. Cairo at night is a special place. The nile cruise provided great views.
• Submitted 13 Jan 2020
Our guide Ahmed, was very pleasant and informative. We got picked up at the stated time from our hotel.. We spent a wonderful half hour on a felucca on the Nile. We then went to the Cairo tower, with panoramic views of the city at night. We then went for a typical Egyptian meal, koshary, which was really delicious. We all then walked through the market, looking in shops and stalls. All the shopkeepers etc, were very friendly and it was a wonderful experience. Our guide pointed out buildings of interest. At the end, just before we got the taxi back to our hotel, we stopped and had a drink called sobia, which is coconut and it was absolutely gorgeous. We would both had a wonderful experience and would thoroughly recommend, because of the unevenness of the streets, where flat shoes, I'm glad I did. Ahmed was wonderful as my husband walks with a stick so we just meandered through at the pace that suited my husband, we didn't feel rushed at all
• Submitted 31 Oct 2019
We were picked up at 7hpm and drove to the downtown area where we boarded a faloucha. The ride was peaceful and the view it offered was gorgeous. We took pictures onboard before going back to shore. We then traveled to the Cairo Tower where we had another great view of the city. It is nice to see the contrast day and night of activities around the city. We had chosen to eat Shawarma, so our guide went to pick up our food and directed us in the bazaar to a small cafe bursting of activities where we ate and took egyptian tea. After our meal, we went on to visit the Khan Al-Khalili bazaar. It was a fabulous experience, the small alleys and so much to see. We could easily spend a day there and still we wouldn't have had the time to see everything. I loved it. Ahmed, our tour guide, was really awesome. Knowledgeable, kind, funny, attentive to our needs... he rocked!
• Submitted 30 Oct 2019
We were picked up by Ahmed Maged from Pyramids Land Tour. Our tour started with a Felucca ride on the Nile river, we then visited the Cairo tower (Ahmed recommended that we pay for the restaurant tickets) better option as it allows you to fast track pass the line which was long and would have taken 45 mins, thank you Ahmed :) then you can grab a drink in the restaurant after being up in the tower. Then we visited the El khalili Bazaar. During the entire tour Ahmed was fun to be around he recommended where to take pictures and gave us a lot of information about Cairo. I would definitely recommend this tour.
• Submitted 02 Sep 2019
We had a great time on this night tour. Yasser picked us up at our hotel at 5pm and we headed to a sailboat ride along the Nile. We were able to see the beautiful sites and enjoy the ride. The ride was total around 30 minutes. We then went to the Cairo Tower for beautiful city views. The line was very long because of the Eid festivities. Yasser recommended we buy a skip the line ticket, which was very helpful and gave us a voucher for the cafe on the top. He knew alot of people and helped get us up to the top in time for sunset. Next we were dropped to Khan El Khalili market to shop at our leisure. We then met for dinner at a local coffee shop where Yasser brought us the falafel and fries we ordered to have with mint tea. We had tea and picked to have falafel and fries. We didn't end up go to El Mokkatam mountain to drink some Egyptian tea since it was recommended to skip due to how busy the sites were due to Eid. Lastly, Yasser made it his prerogative to get us Om Ali that I really wanted to try. He took us to 2 different shops so that I could get it. He was very attentive and a great guide. Overall this was a great tour.
• Submitted 27 Aug 2019
The tour was an excellent experience to see Cairo at night. My guide and driver were great and provided a wonderful experience. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Cairo.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
We arrived at our hotel 4pm and were off and running by 5p with Yasser Fouly of Egypt Lovely Holidays Day Tours. Yasser was extremely knowledgeable and first took us to the Tower then Sailing on the Nile. We had already researched Egyptian textiles and knew where we wanted to go in the Bazaar. Yasser took us to the Egyptian street with vendors specializing in hand woven Egyptian table linens. We were able to buy 3 lovely table runners from 3 different shops. One must bargain and it is alot of fun. We stopped for dinner on the street and ate it in a famous Bazaar coffee house. We even took a Tuktuk thru the bazaar. This is the way to see Cairo and the Bazaar at night. Yasser was wonderful! Thanks again Yasser!
• Submitted 08 Oct 2018
My wife and I had a blast with our guide Mina and driver Basem! We did an evening tour that included a trip to the top of Cairo Tower, a sunset felucca ride, El Mokkatam mountain, a koshary dinner, and Khan el Khalili bazaar. Mina took great care of us and was flexible when we wanted to spend time at El Fishawy. Basem or DJ Basem was very accommodating with the music which made my wife really happy. It did not feel like a tour at all. The evening felt like a group of friends that had known each other hanging out and enjoying the evening. He also heard me mention that we wanted to by perfumes and took us to Kingdom Perfurme in Giza where we were able to purchase a couple that we liked. Mina was also awesome at taking photos. I highly recommend the evening tour but you have to do it with Mina and Basem!
• Submitted 09 Aug 2018
This is an AWESOME tour, and a great way to start your Egyptian experience! I arrived to Cairo Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 8:30am. After a long travel, I rested for the day, and did the tour at night. I was to be in my hotels lobby at 5:00pm. I got to the lobby at 4:55pm, and Ashraf was there and waiting... I love punctuality! We went to the car, and I met my wonderful driver, Bassem. We first went on a felucca ride on the Nile River. It was very enjoyable and relaxing. Ashraf was very knowledgeable of Egypts rich history, and enlightened me on the fascinating history of Egypt as we leisurely cruised. As a solo traveler, I did not have a companion traveling with me to take photos, but Ashraf was very accommodating in taking photos of me. We then went to the Cairo Tower, and Ashraf made aware to me that if I paid 100 additional Egyptian pounds, I could skip the long lines, and have a drink included at the end of the observatory. I am glad he mentioned this added bonus because it saved us a lot of time, and I had the opportunity to try a local beer which was delicious! Next, we went to a local restaurant to have Koushary. It is the nations traditional dish, and it is very YUMMY!!!! I was the ONLY foreigner in the restaurant, but Ashraf made me feel very safe and comfortable. Finally, we went to the bizarre which can be quite overwhelming because of all the hustle and bustle, and the locals like to harrass foreigners to buy their goods. Ashraf was very good at handling the locals, and letting them know when I was not interested in buying. He was very protective of me. We went to a local restaurant in the bizarre to smoke Hookah, and have a beverage. As I was people watching, I noticed a young girl with henna. This reminded me that this was one of my things-to-do in Cairo. I expressed to Ashraf that I was interested in getting a henna tattoo. Before I could finish, he said something in Arabic to the waiter, and within minutes a henna tattoo artist was at my table! She did the most beautiful, intricate design of henna I had ever seen! It was absolutely AMAZING! Ashraf had to agree that it was some of the best work he had seen. At the conclusion of the night, Ashraf walked me to the door of my hotel to ensure my safety. I gave him a really nice tip, and to the great driver as well, but I feel no amount could equal the great experience and memories he and Bassem created for me.
• Submitted 24 Jul 2018
Very jovial guide as he took us to all Cairo's hot spots at night!. We were running behind but he was super patient waiting for us to start this tour. We had an amazing time and would definitely do this again :-
• Submitted 22 Jul 2018
Cairo by night. One of the must do on your 1st day in Cairo. Manar Atwa our tour guide when over our expectations. So much to tell about what we saw and how much we learned in one night... food people and traffic. The Cairo Tower and the view from the coffeeshop inside the Tower a must do...Manar recommended to take a break here and have your 1st cup of Turkish coffee. The Felucca Ride on the Nile and the city view it was just great. She took us to the famous Khan El Khalili Bassar... it was shopping time. She did stop at the shops of your choice and bargained the price for us. Then we stop for some delicious Egyptian food. Spaghetti/lentil and some ref sauce... we just love it. Our last stop was at the top of a mountain from another location just to see the whole City of Cairo. Manar a real...honest and knowledgeable person. Thank you so much for making our experience unforgettable. Note: We hired her for another improvised tour by us and she took good care of us. Highly recommend
• Submitted 06 May 2018
Taha did an excellent job and even found us an excellent dinner- Koshari food!
• Submitted 30 Mar 2018
I had a fantastic time on this tour. My guide was very knowledgeable and helpful.
• Submitted 15 Mar 2018
An excellent trip to spend an evening in Cairo to see the city after dark. Our guide Fatima was very knowledgeable, caring, friendly and resourceful for all our needs. her caring and relaxed personality made us feel very comfortable touring the city on our first night in Cairo.
• Submitted 02 Jan 2018
Absolutely fabulous evening. I was shocked to find myself on a tour with just the tour guide, but it couldn't have been more enjoyable. My guide, Michael, was fun, full of information and created a fantastic trip. I was met at the hotel, driven all around the city and then returned. No parking, walking or safety concerns. The nightlife, the sights, the food and Michael my guide made for an unforgettable visit to Cairo. Do this will make a tremendous impression and great use of valuable sightseeing time.
• Submitted 18 Dec 2017
I highly recommend this tour! The city is amazing at night and was shown many different parts of Cairo. Michael was an excellent guide
• Submitted 25 Oct 2017
The first day we landed in Cairo, we booked a night tour with Mady, and he did not disappoint. We started the evening with the Cairo Tower, then a sunset Nile Cruise, went for dinner to a local Kushari joint, got a view of the city from a mountain and ended the night with shopping in Khan el khalili bazaar. It was perfect and exactly what we were looking for, on our first night in Cairo. Highly Recommend!
• Submitted 24 Oct 2017
Tour was everything promised and tour guide Adam was fantastic. He was knowledgeable, professional and had a wonderful sense of humour coupled with an excellent driver I could not ask for anything more and would highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 22 Oct 2017
Michael our tour guide and his driver were fantastic. Appreciated the reschedule of pick up time so as to avoid the queues. Lots of information and at no time were we rushed. Particularly enjoyed the felucca boat ride and Michael's tips as to what sections of the market to make purchases. Also Michael is a very good photographer and had no hesitation in forwarding us photos. Do yourself a favour and book this tour with Michael.
• Submitted 11 Oct 2017
Had a great time. Cairo is beautiful at night.
• Submitted 08 Oct 2017
BESTours is an amazing company! Very well organized. Our guide Manar was very kind, knowledgeable and made us feel very comfortable. I recommend this night tour for the first night of your trip to have a first impression of the city! Well done!
• Submitted 22 Aug 2017
The city is amazing at night! I was so fortunate to have Michael as a tour guide. I had a fantastic time and I recommend him and this tour!
• Submitted 29 Jul 2017
Such a great deal.
• Submitted 01 May 2017
This night tour was awesome. We got to do so much and it was amazing. We loved the sailboat ride! Michael was our tour guide and he is top notch!! Best tour guide ever
• Submitted 19 Mar 2017

In Brief

Cairo, Egypt
6 hours
See the sights illuminated at night
Family friendly
All entrance fees included
Private guide for a more personalized experience
Likely to Sell Out