Half-Day Tour to Explore Cairo by Subway

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Cairo Half Day Tour by Subway | Cairo City Tour by Metro

We recommend taking a subway through your Egypt day tours to get your bearings and learn about the city's history and culture. The subway system has been operating since 1892, and it currently has five lines with more than 100 stations. The subway is clean and safe, so you don't have to worry about anything while you're underground! You can find Cairo day tours at any of the stations! This is a great way to experience Cairo attractions in just one day and a great opportunity for travelers who want an immersive experience in Cairo without having to deal with traffic or crowds.

This Cairo Half Day Tour by Subway will introduce you to some of the city's most important monuments and sites by subway, including The Egyptian Museum one of the world’s most important museums of ancient history, and one of its great spectacles, the Citadel of Saladin, and the Mohamed Ali Mosque among others. You'll also get an opportunity to walk around Khan el-Khalili bazaar and see some of Cairo's most famous sites from ground level.

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The City of Cairo has a full network of subways that run through most of the city.

The tour starts by taking a metro ride from the nearest point to your place and visiting the city’s most famous landmarks from the Subway with a different view to see the daily life of the Egyptians and explore some of Cairo's major sites, starting from the Citadel, which is one of the oldest and most important parts of Cairo. The Citadel was built on top of a natural hill that overlooks the city, and it was used as a military base for many centuries. 

After visiting the Citadel, you will go to Khan El Khalili Bazaar, which is one of the oldest and most famous markets in Egypt. The bazaar stretches over an area of 60,000 square meters and it contains more than 4000 shops selling everything from clothes and jewelry to spices, food, and souvenirs. 

After exploring Khan El Khalili Bazaar, we will visit Mohamed Ali Mosque. This is one of three mosques in Cairo that are open for visitors; it was built between 1820 and 1848 by Khedive Ismail Pasha (the ruler of Egypt at that time). It is considered one of the largest mosques in the world with a capacity of 25000 people; its minaret stands 150 feet high. The mosque also includes an Islamic museum with exhibits on different aspects

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, where we'll have a chance to chat about what you've seen so far and what's coming next on our tour.

After that, you ride the metro with a private guide and go down to the nearest area to your hotel, then a car to reach the hotel.


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Photography is allowed in most of the historical sites and museums in Egypt, but some of them have extra charges for taking in a camera. in some museums, like the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, and some historical sites, like the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, photography is prohibited and visitors are asked to leave their cameras at the reception before entering.

Cairo day tours typically use a variety of transportation modes to facilitate sightseeing and exploration within the city. The choice of transportation depends on the specific tour itinerary and the attractions included. Here are some common modes of transportation used on Cairo day tours:

Air-Conditioned Coaches: Large tour groups often travel in comfortable, air-conditioned coaches or buses. These vehicles are suitable for city tours and can accommodate a significant number of passengers.

Private Vehicles: Smaller groups or individuals may opt for private transportation, which can include cars or minivans with drivers. This provides flexibility and personalized service.

Metro: Cairo has a metro system that is used for some city tours. It's an efficient way to navigate through traffic and reach various attractions.

Felucca Boats: When visiting attractions along the Nile, such as Zamalek Island or the Giza Pyramids, felucca boats are a popular mode of transportation. These traditional wooden sailboats offer a scenic and relaxing way to travel on the river.

Camel Rides: Some tours, especially those to the Giza Pyramids, offer camel rides as a means of transportation within the desert area. It's a fun and unique experience.

Horse-Drawn Carriages: In areas like Old Cairo, horse-drawn carriages known as "caleches" are used for transport. They provide a charming and traditional way to explore historical districts.

Walking: Many Cairo day tours include walking tours through ancient bazaars, marketplaces, and historic neighborhoods. This allows for a close-up and immersive experience of the city's culture and history.

Tuk Tuks: In some areas, such as Khan el-Khalili market, you might find tuk tuks, which are small three-wheeled vehicles used for short trips or for navigating narrow streets.

Nile Cruises: For tours along the Nile, especially those including dinner cruises, Nile boats are used. They provide a scenic journey with entertainment and dining options.

Metro: Cairo has a metro system that is used for some city tours. It's an efficient way to navigate through traffic and reach various attractions.


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