For over 700 years Cairo has been the largest city in Africa, and it continues to grow at a rapid pace.
The urban sprawl, dusty streets and chaotic driving do not endear the city to everyone, but those who persevere are rewarded by a diverse and dramatic history, and many unsung attractions.
The one stop that really must be included in any visit to Egypt is the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, a vast treasure trove handed down through the ages that includes the legendary treasures of Tutankhamun.
Scratch beneath the surface and Cairo reveals its wondrous secrets, beautiful mosques, imposing citadels, labyrinthine bazaars, ancient Coptic churches and unexpected garden oases.
Suggested itineraries featuring Cairo
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Cairo, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Cairo
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Accommodation choices for Cairo
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Cairo. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
Ideas for experiencing Cairo
Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Cairo, and which use the best local guides.