Egypt, a country famous for its royal mummies, ancient pyramids and the Nile, has one of the oldest civilizations known to man. It’s also home to bustling Cairo – a vibrant capital of over 16 million people – and the Arab world’s largest The city.
Cairo is an ideal base and easy starting point for any Egypt trip. Cairo has a wide range of tours that start and end in the city centre, including day trips to Luxor, easy Nile cruises and multi-day In-Depth Excursions. We sifted through the lot and found three of the best Egypt tours from Cairo.
Egypt Experience Tours
From $1,975 per person
On this 12-day itinerary, you’ll spend two days in Cairo before heading to Alexandria, Aswan and Luxor. You’ll visit the Land of the Pharaohs and the Valley of the Kings, get up close to the Pyramids of Giza, and sail along the Nile. Accommodations include 7 nights in a hotel, 3 nights on a cruise ship and 1 night on a sleeper train. As for food, this tour features 11 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 5 dinners – but remember, the traveler will be in charge of them! of other meals and snacks. Also included is a knowledgeable guide who will provide a cultural overview, as well as dining suggestions and recommendations for off-tour attractions and activities.
Private tours: GIZA PYRAMIDS, SPHINX, Egyptian Museum, KAN EL- KHALILI BAZAAR.
From $78.75 per person
If you plan to stay in Cairo for a day or so and want to visit the main sights, consider this 6 to 8 hour tour of the Pyramids of Giza, the A private day trip to the Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum and the famous Khan el Khalili marketplace. Observe King Tut’s coffin and death mask and over 100,000 artifacts in the museum; and in Cairo’s world-famous outdoor market. Browse and barter for souvenirs and spend your free time exploring the secret chambers of one of the ancient pyramids (at an additional cost). This day tour also includes your own driver and Egyptologist guide, who can adjust the itinerary to suit your needs and interests, maximizing Grounds to increase or decrease time at each attraction (just ask). Lunch during the tour can be upgraded at most major city hotels as well as transfers from Cairo International Airport.
From US$ 1,799 per person
For a luxury Egypt tour, Osiris Tours offers a range of options from Cairo. One of the best options is the Egypt Highlights tour, which invites you to appreciate the history of ancient Egypt and the beautiful monuments that this country is famous for. A driver will escort you via air-conditioned limousine, and a professional guide will show you some of the most iconic sites, including Edfu and Kom Ombo! The Mystic Temple. In addition, this itinerary includes a three-night Nile River cruise that will transport you from Aswan in the south to the ancient wonders of Luxor. Stay at the luxurious Fairmont Nile City Hotel, the historic Mena House Hotel (just 700 metres from the Pyramids) and the all-suite Cruise aboard the Sonesta Star Goddess. This tour is just one of the many offerings from Osiris Tours. The company tailors each package to the traveler’s needs and is happy to offer advice, as well as tailoring each itinerary to ensure the most Unforgettable Experiences.