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Cairo Private Tours

By Viator, January 2011

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One of the most densely populated cities in the world, Cairo is the capital city of Egypt and has a history that dates back to the 10th century. Nicknamed “The City of a Thousand Minarets”, this crossroads for commerce and culture has a bewildering array of sites and splendors to offer visitors. With its proximity to the ancient cities of Memphis, Giza and Fustat, as well as the Great Sphinx and the pyramids of Giza, Cairo is also an excellent base of operations for wider travels in the region.

Within the city itself, there are countless marvels to explore. Pilgrims and tourists interested in the ancient culture of the Coptic Christians can wend their way through the byzantine streets and alleyways to take in The Hanging Church (the oldest Christian church in Egypt), Abu Serga, and other Coptic sites. Many tours are led by expert Egyptologists, specially equipped to unlock the wonders of the city for the uninitiated.

Other tours will lead you through the Islamic district of Cairo, stopping off at the Al-Azhar Mosque, the Mosque of Al Hakim and the remains of Beshtak Palace. Many tours mark their passage by way of Cairo's three enduring ramparts: Bab Al-Nasr, Bab Al-Futuh, and Bab Al-Zuwayla, ending the northern gates to Islamic Cairo.

Only 47 miles  (75.6 km) south of the city lies the oasis town of Fayoum. Originally named Crocodilopolis, this tranquil town was the main place of worship of the crocodile god, Sobek. These days, visitors are mainly interested in the huge wooden waterwheels, and other incredible engineering feats constructed by ancient Egyptians. Though less known than the mighty pyramids, these constructions, surrounded by mango trees, palms and willows are no less a testament to the engineering prowess of an ancient civilization.

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Private Tour: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, Sakkara

4.5 star rating: Recommended 218 Reviews

Step back in time to the days of ancient Egypt on a private tour of the Great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx, the necropolis of Sakkara and the former capital, ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 6 - 8 hours

From USD $94.00

Nile River Dinner Cruise in Cairo

4.5 star rating: Recommended 122 Reviews

Enjoy a Nile River dinner cruise aboard the Nile Maxim , one of the most elegant cruising restaurants sailing the world's longest waterway. You'll enjoy ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $62.00

Private Tour: Egyptian Museum, Alabaster Mosque, Khan el-Khalili

4.5 star rating: Recommended 74 Reviews

Already seen the Great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx? Immerse yourself further into Egypt's history as your own private Egyptologist guide to leads the way on ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 6 - 8 hours

From USD $72.00

Private Tour: Coptic Cairo, The Hanging Church, Abu Serga, Ben Ezra

4 star rating: Recommended 58 Reviews

Discover the ancient sites and culture of Coptic Christians on a private tour through Old Cairo. Visit Abu Serga where the Holy family sort refuge, and Ben ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $38.00

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