Cairo City Day Tour

Immerse yourself in the rich culture and centuries of history of Cairo with this 8 hour group sightseeing tour. Experienced guides will take you to the most iconic sites including the towering Citadel of Salah El Din with its breathtaking views, the Egyptian Museum housing Tutankhamun’s treasures, and the fascinating Coptic quarter to learn about Egypt’s early Christians. Along the way, enjoy a tasty included lunch at a local restaurant. Wander narrow alleyways, discover hidden churches and take in the spectacular architecture that has stood since ancient times. This comprehensive tour is the perfect way to unpack Cairo’s diverse past in a single memorable day.

Availability

Daily

Pickup

Cairo Airport / Any Hotel in Cairo

Cairo City Itinerary

Begin your tour with a visit to this impressive 12th century fortress for panoramic views of Cairo. Wander through the massive stone walls and battlements that edge the elevated promontory, taking in the majestic vistas that stretch as far as the Giza Pyramids. Within its grounds marvel at the sheer scale of construction evident in every limestone block, expertly quarried from Tura and molded into an unconquerable stronghold. Explore the elegant interior of the well-preserved mosque and palace, envisioning Ottoman elite once dwelling within ornate archways and courtyards.

Venture into the treasures of the past at this world-renowned museum. Meander through its giant corridors housing over 110,000 artifacts illuminating the secrets of ancient Egypt. Feel a sense of awe upon encountering glittering death masks and golden sarcophagi in Tutankhamun's galleries. Spend time absorbing intricate papyri scripts, jewel-toned pottery and monumental granite statues that each divulge clues to history's earliest empires and greatest rulers

Relax and refuel with a delicious included meal at this typical Cairo eatery. Take your pick from an array of warming traditional dishes brimming with distinctive flavors both savory and sweet. Chat with your guide over glasses of mint tea as ambient music and lively conversation buzz around you, absorbing the casual atmosphere and chance to interact with locals. Surface re-energized to continue your discoveries.

Follow your guide through serpentine alleys to the spiritual heart of Egypt's indigenous Christian community. Wander among looming sandstone relics including the fortress-like walls of St. Sergius Church and the landmark Hanging Church, its balcony seeming to hover amid Gothic arches. Marvel at illuminated manuscripts and paintings within the Coptic Museum chronicling a continuous legacy. Feel the hush of sanctuaries like Abu Serga where the Holy Family was said to reside, soaking in centuries of worship.

Marvel at the intricate details of this beautiful royal mosque within the Citadel complex.

Take in panoramic views of the surrounding area encompassing treasures like the Hanging Church.

You've now come to the end of this fascinating tour of Cairo. Over the course of the day, you've discovered thousands of years of history sprawling across this great city's treasures. From its beginnings as one of ancient Egypt's capitals to its prominence under the Ottomans, each site has offered unique glimpses into different periods that shaped both the landscape and culture. As your guide bids you farewell, they hope you leave feeling inspired by the tales of empires, religions and everyday citizens that have unfolded between these walls. This tour was aimed at immersing you in Cairo's dynamic past - now go forth with memories to keep its magic alive in your mind for years to come.

WHAT’S INCLUDED​

  • Sedan air-conditioned 4-seater new model car
  • English-speaking Egyptologist (other languages available for an extra charge)
  • 1 bottle of water per adult
  • All taxes and fees

NOT INCLUDED​

  • Visa to Egypt
  • Entrance fees to the main sites
  • Food
  • Tipping
  • Any of the optional tours if required
  • Anything that’s not mentioned in the itinerary above

Highlights

PRICE LIST

  • Single $100
  • 2 Persons $65 Each
  • 3 Persons $55 Each
  • 4 Persons $50 Each
  • 5 Persons $45 Each
  • 6 Persons $40 Each
  • More Than 6 Persons $35 Each

Why Choose Us?

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Francisco C
Francisco C
2024-02-26
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Un sueño hecho realidad Fue una estadía de ensueño, conocimos El Cairo, Aswan, Luxor y Hurghada. La pasamos muy bien, los guías 10 de 10. Los chicos son muy atentos, responsables, cordiales y muy puntuales . Te recomiendo este viaje con ellos. Amigos Chilenos, tienen Guias en Español muy buenos…
Culture609367
Culture609367
2024-02-24
Verified
Perfect trip Toda nuestra estancia en Egipto fue increíble gracias a Travel Joy. Se aseguraron de que mi mamá y yo pasáramos los mejores 12 días recorriendo Cairo, Aswan, Luxor y Hurghada. Kero y Emily estuvieron siempre pendientes de que todo saliera bien y que la coordinación del viaje fuera excelente! Además nos ayudaron con todas las reservas y con cada favor que les pedimos durante nuestra estadía. No podemos estar más felices de haber tenido a Mito y a Mohamed como nuestros guías. Hablan excelente español y contestaron todas nuestras preguntas acerca de los templos. Sin duda regresaremos a Egipto y volveremos a escoger a Travel Joy como nuestro host. Nos vamos muy contentas y sintiéndonos como si hubiéramos estado con amigos estos días.
Marizul
Marizul
2024-02-22
Verified
Cairo in 2 days Amazing service since the first message. Omar is a great guy who will be available to answer any questions any time. Our guide Mito with a perfect Spanish was the perfect guide for our trip. He care about us, specifically my son. We still have one more day but I can absolutely recommend this service.
Boris B
Boris B
2024-02-22
Verified
Memorable multi-city tour of Egypt Our group of 13 had a memorable multi-city tour of Egypt thanks to Travel Joy and guide Mostafa. Over 6 months of planning ensured smooth sailing from start to finish. Comfortable transit aboard a spacious Toyota Coaster added enjoyment between destinations. We were delighted by most aspects of the 3-night deluxe Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor, taking in iconic sights along the river. A road trip to Abu Simbel and Alexandria broadened cultural horizons outside Cairo as well. Our dedicated guide Mostafa and his cheerful team, including Omar and Kiro, anticipated every need with excellent hospitality. Relying on their local expertise enhanced appreciation for Egypt's rich history. While optional excursions hold value exploring off-itinerary, do thorough research beforehand. Knowing typical pricing prevents potential mismatches in expectations. When time permits, leisurely browsing artisan workshops and perfumeries can also prove rewarding after confirmed interest and minor negotiation. Overall, Travel Joy Egypt delivered wonderful memories through meticulous coordination. I'm grateful for their passion in sharing this magnificent land and cultures with visitors from around the world.
Raúl M
Raúl M
2024-01-11
Verified
La mejor experiencia Excelente servicio, excelente personal, muy capacitado, 100% recomendado. Todo se efectuó como estaba planeado, de manera puntual y sin contratiempos.
Gandi Raúl M
Gandi Raúl M
2024-01-11
Verified
La mejor experiencia Todo el servicio fue excelente, nos sentimos muy bien cuidados, muy puntuales y sobretodo muy atentos, los guías y los transportes de primera calidad. Estamos muy contentos y desde luego son altamente recomendables.
munevarma
munevarma
2023-11-16
Verified
Excellent professional with deep historical knowledge of Egypt I have enjoyed the most wonderful 12 days in my life in Egypt since my tours were designed by this professional people of Travel Joy Egypt Tours, excellent customer service . Omar in Logistics, drivers, tour guides, vehicles, hotel, meals. The Nile Cruisse was top of their suggestions ! Etc are the best! If you go to Egypt do it with them!! no doubts . 100%
Nicolas R
Nicolas R
2023-10-18
Verified
100% Recommended Amazing trip.. Omar was the best host in Egypt and he made sure every small complain was fixed immediately.. We highly recommend working with them.
Daniela B
Daniela B
2023-09-22
Verified
Egypt 18 days itinerary !!! We were in Cairo for 20 days and Travel Joy made an 18-day itinerary for us visiting Cairo, Aswan, Luxor, Hurghada and Alexandria. Our entire tour was private, with guides in English and Spanish (they speak the perfect language). The manager, the guides, the drivers were very friendly, professionals and attentive to us at all times. They made our trip an unforgettable experience. We didn't have any problems, they were very punctual and professional. If you are thinking about traveling to Egypt Travel Joy I recommend that you do it with them, the private tours are totally worth it, the guides explain calmly, you can ask questions, take photos patiently, and enjoy each of the temples and places wonderful things that Egypt has! Thanks Travel Joy for making our trip unique! Don’t hesitate to contact them. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Mauricio Ramirez A
Mauricio Ramirez A
2023-07-15
Verified
Excelente Hola. Son muy buenos en organizar tours y coordinar todo el viaje, adaptándose al idioma del cliente, 100% recomendado.

Frequently Asked Questions

The duration of the tour can vary depending on the pace of exploration and the specific interests of the participants. On average, it takes approximately a full day to cover all the mentioned attractions.

Absolutely! We understand that time constraints vary for each traveler. Let us know your preferences, and we will tailor the tour accordingly.

No, the tour price generally excludes entrance fees.

Yes, photography is generally permitted inside the Egyptian Museum. However, there may be certain restrictions in place to protect the artifacts, so it’s advisable to follow any guidelines provided by the museum staff.

Yes, our private vehicle along with our driver will pick you up from your hotel and to your hotel after the sightseeing.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Francisco C
Francisco C
2024-02-26
Verified
Un sueño hecho realidad Fue una estadía de ensueño, conocimos El Cairo, Aswan, Luxor y Hurghada. La pasamos muy bien, los guías 10 de 10. Los chicos son muy atentos, responsables, cordiales y muy puntuales . Te recomiendo este viaje con ellos. Amigos Chilenos, tienen Guias en Español muy buenos…
Culture609367
Culture609367
2024-02-24
Verified
Perfect trip Toda nuestra estancia en Egipto fue increíble gracias a Travel Joy. Se aseguraron de que mi mamá y yo pasáramos los mejores 12 días recorriendo Cairo, Aswan, Luxor y Hurghada. Kero y Emily estuvieron siempre pendientes de que todo saliera bien y que la coordinación del viaje fuera excelente! Además nos ayudaron con todas las reservas y con cada favor que les pedimos durante nuestra estadía. No podemos estar más felices de haber tenido a Mito y a Mohamed como nuestros guías. Hablan excelente español y contestaron todas nuestras preguntas acerca de los templos. Sin duda regresaremos a Egipto y volveremos a escoger a Travel Joy como nuestro host. Nos vamos muy contentas y sintiéndonos como si hubiéramos estado con amigos estos días.
Marizul
Marizul
2024-02-22
Verified
Cairo in 2 days Amazing service since the first message. Omar is a great guy who will be available to answer any questions any time. Our guide Mito with a perfect Spanish was the perfect guide for our trip. He care about us, specifically my son. We still have one more day but I can absolutely recommend this service.
Boris B
Boris B
2024-02-22
Verified
Memorable multi-city tour of Egypt Our group of 13 had a memorable multi-city tour of Egypt thanks to Travel Joy and guide Mostafa. Over 6 months of planning ensured smooth sailing from start to finish. Comfortable transit aboard a spacious Toyota Coaster added enjoyment between destinations. We were delighted by most aspects of the 3-night deluxe Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor, taking in iconic sights along the river. A road trip to Abu Simbel and Alexandria broadened cultural horizons outside Cairo as well. Our dedicated guide Mostafa and his cheerful team, including Omar and Kiro, anticipated every need with excellent hospitality. Relying on their local expertise enhanced appreciation for Egypt's rich history. While optional excursions hold value exploring off-itinerary, do thorough research beforehand. Knowing typical pricing prevents potential mismatches in expectations. When time permits, leisurely browsing artisan workshops and perfumeries can also prove rewarding after confirmed interest and minor negotiation. Overall, Travel Joy Egypt delivered wonderful memories through meticulous coordination. I'm grateful for their passion in sharing this magnificent land and cultures with visitors from around the world.
Raúl M
Raúl M
2024-01-11
Verified
La mejor experiencia Excelente servicio, excelente personal, muy capacitado, 100% recomendado. Todo se efectuó como estaba planeado, de manera puntual y sin contratiempos.
Gandi Raúl M
Gandi Raúl M
2024-01-11
Verified
La mejor experiencia Todo el servicio fue excelente, nos sentimos muy bien cuidados, muy puntuales y sobretodo muy atentos, los guías y los transportes de primera calidad. Estamos muy contentos y desde luego son altamente recomendables.
munevarma
munevarma
2023-11-16
Verified
Excellent professional with deep historical knowledge of Egypt I have enjoyed the most wonderful 12 days in my life in Egypt since my tours were designed by this professional people of Travel Joy Egypt Tours, excellent customer service . Omar in Logistics, drivers, tour guides, vehicles, hotel, meals. The Nile Cruisse was top of their suggestions ! Etc are the best! If you go to Egypt do it with them!! no doubts . 100%
Nicolas R
Nicolas R
2023-10-18
Verified
100% Recommended Amazing trip.. Omar was the best host in Egypt and he made sure every small complain was fixed immediately.. We highly recommend working with them.
Daniela B
Daniela B
2023-09-22
Verified
Egypt 18 days itinerary !!! We were in Cairo for 20 days and Travel Joy made an 18-day itinerary for us visiting Cairo, Aswan, Luxor, Hurghada and Alexandria. Our entire tour was private, with guides in English and Spanish (they speak the perfect language). The manager, the guides, the drivers were very friendly, professionals and attentive to us at all times. They made our trip an unforgettable experience. We didn't have any problems, they were very punctual and professional. If you are thinking about traveling to Egypt Travel Joy I recommend that you do it with them, the private tours are totally worth it, the guides explain calmly, you can ask questions, take photos patiently, and enjoy each of the temples and places wonderful things that Egypt has! Thanks Travel Joy for making our trip unique! Don’t hesitate to contact them. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Mauricio Ramirez A
Mauricio Ramirez A
2023-07-15
Verified
Excelente Hola. Son muy buenos en organizar tours y coordinar todo el viaje, adaptándose al idioma del cliente, 100% recomendado.

More About

Cairo City Tour

Welcome to an unforgettable tour of one of the world’s most mysterious and culturally rich cities – Cairo, Egypt. Over the course of this guided 8-hour tour, you will immerse yourself in ancient wonders, uncover hidden secrets from Cairo’s vibrant past, and experience the diverse traditions that still thrive today. Led by an expert local guide, we invite you to come discover why Cairo has captured imaginations for millennia.

Your tour begins at your pick-up location in Cairo where friendly staff will check you in. Our air-conditioned coach then transfers you to the epic hilltop grounds of the mighty Citadel of Salah El Din. Gaze upon its colossal stone walls towering 130 feet, and picture this citadel dominating the skyline for over 800 years as both a defensive stronghold and royal residence. Within its fortifications lies a 12th century mosque – explore its vaulted interior decorated with intricate Muqarnas ceiling carvings. Nearby stands the well-preserved Palace of Ayyubids featuring ornate archways and an opulent marble hall. From the highest point, the sweeping panorama reveals the entire historic region from Mokattam Hills to the Giza Pyramids.

Following your visit, we continue to the extraordinary Egyptian Museum. Home to one of the finest Pharaonic collections worldwide, its trove of over 150,000 artifacts provides an unparalleled chronological walk through ancient Egyptian history. Spend time absorbing treasures like intricate papyri scripts, sensuous jewelry pieces, and towering granite Colossi of Ramses II. However, the star attraction lies within the glittering treasures from King Tutankhamun’s tomb – admire his perfectly preserved gold funeral mask and ornate sarcophagi. After almost two hours of absorbing ancient wonders, it’s time for an included authentic Egyptian buffet lunch at a downtown restaurant.

Repleted, we now journey to Old Cairo. Our first stop is the fortress-like St. Sergius Church, founded in the 4th century. Within its sandstone walls lies a serene garden courtyard, perfect for prayer and reflection. Then visit the iconic Hanging Church – named for its exterior balcony festooned with intricate carvings. Founded in the 3rd century, its interior houses some of the oldest Coptic icons and its ancient sanctuary is thought to stand above the crypt where the Holy Family sought refuge. Nearby, immerse yourself in Coptic art, manuscripts and religious objects spanning two millennia at the Coptic Museum. Our final visit is to the venerated Cave Church, where the Holy Family took shelter for 3 weeks – its grotto feel enhances the spiritual aura.

After exploring Cairo’s Coptic landmarks, we now head to the bustling Khan El Khalili Bazaar. Lose yourself amid its maze of alleyways twisting beneath archways and domes, coming across gems like 16th century El Fishawy Café. Take time browsing for unique handcrafted wares like papyrus paintings, intricately carved wooden objects and aromatic spices. Perhaps sample flavorful local delicacies including ful medames or fresh juice before continuing our tour.

Our final destinations include the Mohammed Ali Mosque – its graceful pillars and stained glass giving praise to Allah. Then visit the ruins of the old Roman fortress, the Babylon Fortress, envisioning Crusaders and Saracens battling for power long ago. As sunset approaches, we return you to [dropoff point] with memories to last a lifetime and an in-depth glimpse into this ancient land’s glorious past. From pharaohs and the Holy Family, to merchants and scholars through the centuries – everything you experienced helped bring Cairo’s infinite tales to vibrant life. We sincerely hope you have enjoyed this fully immersive journey through the heart of Egypt’s thriving capital city.

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