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Top sights in Cairo
Best things to do in Cairo
You can't swing a hookah in Cairo without striking archeological treasure! "The City of a Thousand Minarets" boasts not only stunning Ottoman mosques, but ancient wonders and a clash of modern and traditional cultures. Here's what to see.
2. Egyptian Museum of Antiquities
The museum boasts the world's largest collection of Egyptian antiquities, including Tutankhamen's solid gold death mask. Expect strict security measures, but it's truly a must-see!
Frequently asked questions about Cairo
What top attractions are a must-see in Cairo?
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Which tours in Cairo are taking additional COVID-19 precautions?
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Planning Your Visit
When to go?
The best time to visit Cairo is from October through to May, when the weather isn't insufferably hot. Hotels are cheaper during its scorching summer, but don't settle for a place without air conditioning and a pool!
How many days?
Book 3 or 4 days minimum just for sightseeing, but a full week is recommended for archeological day trips, or simply to uncover the many sides of Cairo's vibrant culture.
Good to know
- Modern Standard Arabic
- Egyptian Pound EGP (£)
- Time Zone
- UTC (+02:00)
- Country Code
- Best time to visit
- From October through May, you'll find cooler temperatures, making sightseeing more pleasant.
Other Sightseeing Options in Cairo
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What people are saying about Cairo
We had a wonderful day alongside Malek, a passionate Egyptologist, clear in his explanations and above all authentic. A magnificent encounter within the last wonder of the ancient world that will be remembered forever. Thank you to you Malek, I also recommend morning expeditions, the taxi came to pick us up at 7:30 am, it's perfect for the package because few people and pleasant weather.
Mahmoud and our driver Ramy did an amazing job also adjusting the Tour to us , showing us amazing sights . Mahmouds gave us an unique insight of the Egyptian values and unbelievable history. And Ramy brought us safely through Cairo’s crazy traffic ! Thank you to both Mahmoud and Ramy . We highly recommend this tour !
Clear recommendation! From start to finish we had a great time and felt very comfortable. Many thanks to our friendly guide Sherif! Through him we learned a lot about ancient Egypt as well as about little things from modern life. An all-round great excursion!
We had a great time with our excellent guide Bishoy and our safe and friendly driver Wael. We learned and saw a lot. Highlight for us was the step pyramid and surrounding area.
We had a great agent very knowledgeable Thanks a lot Suzy And Ramy.