Cairo Top Tours' travel guide is all you demand if you are asking for information about the many historical sites and want to get more enhanced information about Egypt and the top-recommended tours in Cairo for your tours in Egypt. This will assist you to plan your Cairo Day ToursEgypt Travel PackagesEgypt Luxury Tours, or even if you're having a layover in Cairo. For transit passengers, Cairo transit tours or Cairo day tours from the airport can provide you with suggestions on what to do on your brief stop and still have memorable tours of Egypt

Read-up on ideas of things to do in Cairo, as well as other nearby cities, famous monuments to see, and all the activities you can do during your Egypt tours. Cairo Travel guide also includes all required details and information during the tour to Giza Pyramids, Coptic Cairo tour, and the Islamic Cairo trips during the Cairo excursions as well as several other Egypt Day Tours and Cairo trips.

You can visit Cairo and enjoy Cairo day trips to visit the pyramids in Giza and the Great Sphinx during the famous tour to Giza Pyramids to see the Pyramids of the most powerful kings of ancient Egypt during the old kingdom, Cheops, Chephren, and Mycerinus who were the descendants of King Snefru founder of the 4th dynasty as mentioned by the historian Manetho who divided and Pharaonic era into 30 dynasties with three kingdoms interrupted by three intermediate periods, all in which started by the time when King Menes unified the two lands of upper and lower Egypt nearly 5100 years ago declaring the beginning of the 1st dynasty. the Giza Pyramids tour should include a visit to the Valley Temple where the mummification process took place as part of the funerary rituals according to the ancient Egyptian religion, a museum at the area is also open for visits with an extra ticket called the Solar Boat Museum and comprises the biggest solar boat found at the funerary complex of Cheops pyramid and lots of sailing accessories.
 

the egyptian Museum | Egypt Travel Guide

The Egyptian Museum in Cairo

Contrary to its great reputation, the Egyptian Museum in Cairo is not very extensive in surface area. It is arranged over two floors, both rectangular in shape, with a series of rooms arranged around a central atrium attached by a corridor. Discover more with Cairo Top Tours!

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The Citadel and Mohammed Ali Mosque | Egypt Travel Guide

Salah El Din Citadel in Cairo

The Citadel is established in 1176 by the Muslim king Saladin, who had the mighty walls and towers built with stone blocks probably were taken from the Pyramids of Giza, the fortress was the seat of power for 700 years. The heads of state of Egypt moved away from the medieval quarters around 1875, choosing the newly-built Abdeen Palace as their home, but the citadel retained its military role until the 1970s. Learn more with Cairo Top Tours

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Islamic Cairo | Egypt Travel Guide

Islamic Cairo

Islamic Cairo is the medieval district of Cairo and one of the oldest Islamic cities in the world. The walled area houses large mosques, old bazaars and narrow streets that will transport you to the past in the blink of an eye.

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khan el khalili | Egypt Travel Guide

Khan El Khalili Bazaar

The classic beginning of the visit to Islamic Cairo starts from the great medieval bazaar of Khan al Khalili, the commercial heart of the neighborhood. Full of markets where you can find everything from souvenirs to local spices. The main streets leading to the ancient city gates are always crowded with merchants and tourists, but the narrow streets of the old market of the original area are the most suggestive of the market. This area also has interesting mosques and ancient buildings.

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The Hanging Church Coptic Cairo Egypt

The Hanging Church

The church dedicated to the Virgin Mary is commonly called "The suspended" or "The Hanged" (AI-Muallaqa in Arabic) because it was built on top of the towers in the ancient Roman fortress of Babylon. Know more about the history of this incredible place here!

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 Ben Ezra Synagogue | Egypt Travel Guide

Ben Ezra Synagogue

Among the few monuments that testify to the life of Jews in Egypt is the Ben Ezra Synagogue. Their history on these lands dates back to the Old Testament era, the stories of Moses and the persecutions by the pharaohs. According to legend, the synagogue dates back to the time of Moses, but the building was originally a church, built in the eighth century. About 300 years later, the church was destroyed and the site with the ruins was donated to Abraham ben Ezra, rabbi of Jerusalem in the twelfth century. In this article, we will talk about this historical and religious site.

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Sultan Hassan Mosque and Madrasa

Sultan Hassan Complex

The Sultan Hassan Mosque was an Islamic madrasah or school in its origins. Later, it became one of the largest, most important and most beautiful mosques in the Islamic world. However, it was not always so well considered, since during its construction a minaret collapsed and killed more than three thousand people, which was considered a bad omen. Discover more about the historical mosque with Cairo Top Tours!

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The Great Sphinx of Giza

The Great Sphinx of Giza

The Great Sphinx of Giza is the largest, oldest and probably the most famous monumental statue in the world. It is a massive seventy-three meters long and twenty meters high. It is thought to be an iconic symbol of the whole of Egypt.

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Sakkara Step Pyramid |Step pyramid of Saqqara

Saqqara Necropolis

The Saqqara Necropolis was for centuries the burial place of the ancient Egyptian royalty, before being replaced by the Giza Necropolis. Here you can find monuments of extraordinary importance, such as the famous Pyramid of Djoser!

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Memphis | Ancient City of Memphis | museum of Memphis

Memphis ''Egypt's Ancient Capital''

Memphis always remained the administrative and military capital of the country even when the capital was moved to Thebes with the New Kingdom. Tradition attributes the foundation of Memphis to the mythical Menes, the first pharaoh, and the city was at the junction point between Upper and Lower Egypt and remained the capital for the entire Old Kingdom. Discover more!

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Coptic Cairo Egypt | Old Cairo

Coptic Cairo | Old Cairo

The original urban settlement of Cairo, dating back to 969 AD, is now located in Misr al-Qadima, known as Old Cairo. Currently, this area also houses the Coptic district. Dating back to Roman domination in Egypt between the 4th and 7th centuries, an ancient Roman fortification.

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Information about Dahshur | Dahshur pyramids

Dahshur Archaeological Site

About an hour from Cairo, Dahshur is a desert area located on the western bank of the Nile. And it is precisely here, that one finds the most unusual pyramids of Egypt. It does not have exactly the charm of the pyramids of Giza, yet Egypt recently decided to focus on it to attract new tourist flows to the country!

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The Step Pyramid | Inside the Step Pyramid | Djoser Pyramid

The Step Pyramid

The famous stepped pyramid of the Saqqara necropolis, in Egypt, is considered the oldest in the world. It was built in 2630 BC as a resting place for King Djoser, founder of the Old Kingdom. And it houses inside architectural innovations made for the first time such as columns, the capital with hanging leaves and large ceremonial pavilions.

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Bab Zuweila | Gates of Cairo | Cairo Gates

Bab zuweila

The gates of Cairo identified as Bab Al-Nasr, Bab Al-Futuh, and Bab Zuweila are the greatest models of military construction obvious in huge cities till now, they are not the only gates that have persisted in the city of Cairo to that moment. Discover more about the historical Bab Zuweila with Cairo Top Tours!

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El Moez Street | Al Muezz Street Cairo

El Moez Street

Al Mo'ez Street takes its name from the first Fatimid caliph in Egypt, was built as the main road of the great Fatimid city, and while much of it was destroyed following the reconquest of the Sunni caliphate, Street of El Mo'ez managed to preserve its importance throughout history.

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Ibn Tulun Mosque | Islamic Cairo

Ibn Tulun Mosque

Ibn Tulun Mosque is one of the biggest and oldest mosques in Egypt. It was constructed between 876 and 879 A.D by an Abbasid ruler, Ibn Tulun who was brought by the Caliphate house in Baghdad. Named the Friday mosque for being huge, its courtyard on an open arch is wide enough to carry the whole prayers gathered for the Friday prayer every week.

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Monastery of Saint Simon The Tanner | Saint Samaan

Monastery of Saint Simon The Tanner

Saint Simon Monastery is located in the eastern part of Cairo, the Egyptian capital. On its top is the sanctuary carved out of the rock on the slopes where 17 thousand garbage collectors live. Legend has it that after three days of prayers and fasting, a certain saint called Simon the tanner had been chosen to perform the miracle. Discover the whole story here!

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The Church of Saint Sergius and Bacchus | The Cavern Church | Coptic Cairo

The Church of Saint Sergius and Bacchus

The Abu Serga church is known for being one of the oldest churches in the city of Cairo, dating back to the 5th century, although some historians instead determine its construction back to the 8th century A.D. For most visitors, the style of the structure is unique, just like the Hanging Church, the church of St. Sergius is also characterized by the two rows of columns that separate the side aisles from the main nave.

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The Red Pyramid in Dahshur | King Snefru Pyramid

The Red Pyramid

The Red Pyramid in Dahshur archaeological site was built for the pharaoh Snefru, father of King Cheops for whom the great pyramid of Giza was built. The Red Pyramid was the first true pyramid. Its base is the second in terms of width among all the pyramids in Egypt. What makes this pyramid particularly interesting, however, is the fact that it is entirely accessible from the inside.

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Pyramid of Teti

Pyramid of Teti at Saqqara

The construction of the Pyramid of King Teti followed the example of the Unas pyramid, the masonry of the center was made with stone blocks embedded in excellent limestone. Some of the blocks of the external frame are still visible on the east side of the pyramid, but the resting place it has been taken away over the centuries by looters, as the masonry in the center was exposed and crumbled, today only a mound of round stones can be seen.

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Nobles Tombs

Tombs of Nobles at Saqqara

Close to the pyramid of Unas, there is a large complex of private mastabas, four of which are very well preserved, the excavations directed by the Egyptian Ahmed Moussa. Their decorations deserve to be admired, offering and hunting scenes in the Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep mastaba, very expressive statues of young men from the tomb of Irukaptah and beautiful cave scenes of papyrus collections in the tomb of Nefer.

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Al Azhar Mosque | Islamic Cairo

Al Azhar Mosque

In the Islamic heart of Cairo is the Al-Azhar complex, which includes a mosque and a university. The latter not only boasts the title of the oldest academic venue but is also the place where the tradition of graduation robes was born. In fact, it seems that the dress worn all over the world by the students on graduation day is inspired by the wide tunics of Islamic scholars who were graduated from Al-Azhar.

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Al Rifai Mosque

Al Rifai Mosque

The Egyptian world has always been fascinated by its history and culture, both enclosed in the mysterious and fascinating monuments that dominate the Egyptian capital: Cairo. The Al-Rifa'i mosque is one of the largest in Cairo. It took 43 years to build this magnificent sanctuary, showing different Islamic architectural styles. Located in Al-Qalaa Square.

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Al Sehemy House | Cairo Attractions

Al Sehemy House

The house consists of two sections: a south section built by Sheikh Abdel Wahab Al-Tablawy in 1648 AD (1058 after Hegira) and a north section built by Hagg Ismail Shalaby in 1796 A.D (1211 A.H ). The entrance is formed by a corridor leading to the front door of the house. This type of passage has the task of protecting the internal area from the external one.

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The Grand Egyptian Museum | New Grand Egyptian Museum

The Grand Egyptian Museum

The largest archaeological museum in the world will open its doors in Egypt in 2020. It is the Grand Egyptian Museum and will open not too far from the Pyramids of Giza. It is a huge complex that will rise a few kilometers away from the pyramids of Giza and Cairo airport.

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Cairo International Airport

Cairo International Airport

Cairo Airport is one of the main milestones of the modern history of Egypt due to the strategic importance it carries out in the air transport movement. It is also considered one of the most important airports in Africa and the Middle East, due to the services it provides and makes available to its users. 56 years have passed since the establishment of Cairo Airport and is still witnessing a great and continuous development to raise Its efficiency and provision of many services to be Egypt's first portal and portal for expatriates.

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The Valley Temple of King Chephren | King Khafra

The Valley Temple of King Chephren

The valley temple is considered the entrance to the hierarchical group, as it is considered one of the complete hierarchical temples for which immortality was written, due to the gracefulness of the architectural and the richness of the materials used in it. The use of these lions for the purpose of guarding the temples remained until the end of the Pharaonic history.

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Giza Necropolis

Giza Pyramids | Necropolis of Giza

You are welcomed into 5000 years of civilization where you can be aware of the intelligence and grandeur of the ancient Egyptians, and see the majestic pyramids.

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Mosque of Muhammed Ali

Mosque of Muhammad Ali | The Alabaster Mosque in Cairo

It was built by Muhammad Ali Pasha within a section of the land of Al-Ablaq Palace inside Salah Al-Din Al-Ayyoubi Castle in Cairo, the mosque is the most beautiful facility of Muhammad Ali Pasha, and it was possible to start its construction in 1246 AH (1830 AD), and work continued there without interruption until he died in 1265 AH (1848 AD) He was buried in it and then ordered the completion of his decoration Abbas Abbas Pasha I.

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The Roman Fortress of Babylon | Coptic Cairo | Egypt Coptic Churches

The Roman Fortress of Babylon in Cairo

Babylon Fortress is an ancient fort located in the city of Cairo in Egypt, specifically in the Old Cairo area next to the Coptic Museum, and now from the Pyramids of Giza. The fortress is considered one of the greatest forts witnessed by the Roman civilization in Egypt, and it is one of the greatest fortresses built by the empire, as is the center on which the city of Fustat was built.

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Bent Pyramid

The Bent Pyramid of Snefru

The pyramid of Snefru is one of the pyramids of Egypt and one of the three pyramids built by the pharaoh Snefru, the construction of the tilted pyramid took 14 years. Meters, and is the first pyramid built on this curve shape after the Step Pyramid of Djoser.

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Mummies room inside the Egyptian Museum

The Mummies Room inside the Egyptian Museum | Royal Mummies Room

The Egyptian Museum is considered the largest museum in the world in monitoring the history of one country over its various eras and it is characterized by the finest and most valuable pharaonic pieces that are inestimable, but we will highlight a very important and special part of the Egyptian Museum, which is the room of royal mummies.

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Wekalet El-Ghouri in Cairo

Wekalet El-Ghouri in Cairo

This famous architectural group is located on Al-Moez Street, known as Al-Ghurya. It was established by the Sultan Al-Ghuri, one of the Sultans of the Circassian Mamluks, between 909-910 AH / 1504-1550 AD.

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Cairo Tower |Cairo Tower Information | Giza Tower

Cairo Tower | Cairo Tower Information

Its height is 187 meters and it is 43 meters higher than the Great Pyramid in Giza. At the top of the Cairo Tower, there is a tourist restaurant on a rotating platform that revolves around the restaurant, to see Cairo's landmarks from all sides.

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Al Fishawy Cafe in Khan El Khalili

Al Fishawy Cafe in Khan El Khalili | Egypt Oldest Cafe

The cafe is closer to a house consisting of three rooms, and the idea is that the visitor feels that he is in his house and not in a cafe like the rest of the cafes, and there was a different idea expressed by each of the cafe rooms because the first room is called the" Bosphor " room, it is lined with wood inlaid with ebony, and it contains tools made In silver, crystal and Chinese, this room was mainly dedicated to King Farouk and his guests during the month of Ramadan.

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Qasr El Nil Bridge

Qasr El Nil Bridge

The lights came back to shine globally on the bridge after the world’s channels broadcast the clashes between the revolutionaries and the Central Security Forces on Friday of anger during the 2011 Egyptian revolution, to keep the bridge until today the most famous in Egypt and perhaps the best, where it has held for more than 68 years.

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Meidum Pyramid

Meidum Pyramid

Although more than 46 centuries have passed since its establishment, it still holds many puzzles in its possession, even historians of history, and even the most famous Egyptologists in history, unable to classify its body, as some assert that it is a complete pyramid, a link between the Step Pyramid of Djoser, which was built Sixty years before its construction, the pyramid of Khufu was among the seven remaining wonders of the world, which came about sixty years after its construction.

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Mastaba Tomb of Kagemni in Saqqara

Mastaba Tomb of Kagemni in Saqqara

Kagamini was a minister and judge during the reign of three successive kings of the Sixth Dynasty. His life appeared as a ruler during the rule of King Onas. Kagamini's titles were: Supreme Court Judge, ruler of the land to its northern and southern borders, and director of all missions.

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Tahrir Square in Cairo

Tahrir Square in Cairo

Although Tahrir Square is the largest square in Cairo and despite its importance, it is not the most important at all, preceding it in terms of importance Ramses Square for the presence of the station in Egypt as well because of the presence of the most extensive position in the capital as well as the branch of means of transportation from it, as well as the threshold field comes in importance before Tahrir Square and that the fact that Ataba Square is the first commercial center in Cairo.

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Abusir Pyramids

Abusir Pyramids | The city of Abusir

The city of Abusir, several kilometers south of Saqqara, is a funerary complex dedicated to God Osiris, one of the most famous gods of ancient Egypt, the area houses 3 pyramids of different pharaohs. In addition, there is a Valley Temple built by Niuserre. These ancient enclosures are brilliant examples of Egyptian architecture and a true model of the display to which the rulers of the Nile were accustomed.

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The Solar Boat Museum

The Solar Boat Museum in Giza

The Solar Boat Museum contains a group of solar boats that have been found, some of which belong to the pyramid of King Cheops. These vessels are in good condition, which was installed again by specialists, and the length of the ship reached forty-two meters and was called "Khufu Ship", Or "solar boats",

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The Coptic Museum

The Coptic Museum in Old Cairo

The Coptic Museum is a landmark in the history of Egyptian art, confirming the eternity and legacy of Egyptian art from generation to generation.

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The Alabaster Sphinx of Memphis

The Alabaster Sphinx of Memphis

Giza Governorate is characterized by the spread of ancient Pharaonic monuments, which made it one of the first governorates attractive to tourists, as it is considered the second in order after the city of Luxor in terms of the Pharaonic monuments, the most important of which are the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx, the Sound and Light Project, the Saqqara Pyramid and the Khufu Funerary Complex.

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Birqash Camel Market in Cairo

Contrary to what many may think, camels are not native to Egypt but were probably introduced to the country by the Persians or Ptolemies in the 6th century BC. Their absence from the works of art of the era of the pharaohs suggests that they were unknown in ancient Egypt. Discover more about the Birqash Camel Market in Cairo with Cairo Top Tours

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The Egyptian Opera House

The Egyptian Opera House

Located on Gezira Island, the Opera House complex was donated to Egypt by the government of Japan. Opened in 1988 and replaced the original opera house burned in 1971. Discover more information about the Egyptian Opera House and other things to do in Cairo with Cairo Top Tours!

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El Hussein Mosque

El Hussein Mosque

One of the most important mosques in all of Egypt, so sacred as to be open only to Muslims. Hundreds of faithful come here every day to pray and on Friday there are almost ten thousand. Discover more about El Hussein Mosque with Cairo Top Tours!

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Museum of Islamic Art Cairo

Museum of Islamic Art

Neglected by the mass of tourists who flock to the Egyptian Museum, the Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo was renovated in 2004 and has some singular beauty pieces dating back to medieval decorative art recovered from the houses, mosques, and palaces of Islamic Cairo on the initiative of the Kedevi Tawfiq. Read more with Cairo Top Tours!

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Mosque of Amr Ibn Al-Aas | Amr Ibn Al-Aas Mosque

Mosque of Amr Ibn Al-Aas | 1st Mosque in Africa

The Mosque of Amr Ibn Al-Aas was originally the first Islamic prayer site in Egypt and therefore the first mosque in African territory. According to current sources, the mosque was a simple brick building, with an uncoated floor and a palm leaf roof, supported by palm trunks.

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The Roda Nilometer in Cairo

The Roda Nilometer in Cairo | Annual Flooding of the Nile

From the Pharaonic age until the beginning of the last century, the life cycle of Egypt depended largely on the annual flooding of the Nile: prosperity was linked to the flooding of the river, which, however, had to reach a very precise level, since waters too much high could have had an opposite effect. Know more about the Roda Nilometer in Cairo!

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The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC)

The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC)

The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization is located near the Babylon Fortress and overlooks Ain Al-Sira in the heart of the historic city of Fustat, in the ancient Cairo area of Old Cairo. Discover more with Cairo Top Tours!

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