Touring Cairo, The City of a Thousand Minarets

Touring Cairo, The City of a Thousand Minarets, Cairo, Egypt (B)

Best known for the three Pyramids of Giza, the city of Cairo has much more to offer outside of the Giza plateau. With millennia of history that span through all civilisations, a day visiting Cairo will give you the chance to discover some of the most relevant civilisations in the history of mankind.

My full day visit included the Egyptian Museum, the Citadel of Saladin with the majestic Mosque of Muhammad Ali, Coptic Cairo to enjoy the beautiful Hanging Church, and the labyrinthine Kahn el-Khalili bazaar. I finished the day by enjoying a breathtaking sunset and the sound and light show in the Pyramids of Giza.

My Cairo city tour took place during the last day of my Essential Egypt tour with Travel Talk Tours, which lasted for a total of 9 days and covered the main highlights of Egypt from north to south. You can find the entire itinerary in my post Essential Egypt in 9 days: itinerary, arrival and first impressions of Cairo.

If you’re not visiting with a group and need to get from the airport to the city, as usual in Egypt, a taxi or Uber will your best option. There aren’t set rates and the price will depend on where you go and your bargain skills, but it shouldn’t cost you more than 150 Egyptian pounds (approx. €8). ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Touring Cairo, The City of a Thousand Minarets
Guide Location: Egypt » Cairo
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Alberto C.
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Egyptian Museum
  • Cairo Tower
  • Monastery and Church of St. George
  • Citadel of Saladin
  • Military and Police Museums
  • Islamic Museum
  • Alabaster Mosque
  • Sultan Qalawun Complex
  • Mosque of al-Hakim
  • Al-Hussein Mosque
  • Al-Azhar Mosque
  • Oasis Pyramid Hotel
  • Sphinx

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