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Tahrir Square Tours

Tahrir Square, a modest and central circular plaza in downtown Cairo, wasn’t on most tourists’ radar at all until January 2011. Though it has long been an epicenter of political change in the city, the 2011 demonstrations and protests brought the square global fame as hundreds of thousands of people covered the area over the course of several weeks, coalescing the Arab Spring movement in Egypt and ultimately leading to the ousting of former President Hosni Mubarak. Some 6,000 people were injured in clashes with police and security forces in the vicinity of the square and 846 were killed.

Though major tourist sites—including the popular Egyptian Museum of Antiquities—are located just off the square, Tahrir Square has since become a must-see Cairo site in its own right. Though there are no noteworthy monuments or structures, several small tourist booths have set up shop on the periphery, and people from around the world come to pay homage to this site of modern change; the square also continues to be a site for political activity and public gatherings. If you wander the streets spinning off the square, it’s also possible to see murals and street art from 2011 to the present day depicting different facets of revolutionary sentiment.

Practical Info

Traffic around Tahrir is thick—but many taxis and busses will pass through the area on the way to other points in the city. Several organized tours of the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities also include stops and commentary on Tahrir Square. To truly appreciate the significance of this otherwise unexciting patch of land, a tour with a knowledgeable guide is highly recommended, although if protests are taking place, it may be best to steer clear for safety reasons.

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Full-Day Giza Pyramids and Cairo Tour, Cairo, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Full-Day Giza Pyramids and Cairo Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 54 Reviews

Short on time? Enjoy the highlights of ancient and modern Cairo in this 8-hour tour, which takes you from the 4,500-year-old Pyramids of Giza all the way ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $25.71
Treasures and Tut Small Group Tour Including Felucca Ride Along the Nile and Traditional Local ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Treasures and Tut Small Group Tour Including Felucca Ride Along the Nile and Traditional Local Lunch

Unleash your inner archaeologist with a visit to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities. Your guide will bring history back to life, from prehistoric artifacts to ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $52.00
Sightseeing Day Tour to Pyramids, Egyptian Museum and Bazaar from Giza or Cairo, Cairo, Day Trips
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Sightseeing Day Tour to Pyramids, Egyptian Museum and Bazaar from Giza or Cairo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Enjoy this full-day tour of Cairo and explore its history by visiting the amazing pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Valley Temple, Tahrir Square, Egyptian Museum and ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $14.86
Full Day Tour to The Egyptian Museum Citadel and Old Cairo from Giza, Giza, Full-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Full Day Tour to The Egyptian Museum Citadel and Old Cairo from Giza

Enjoy this tour, which includes The Egyptian Museum entry ticket, The Citadel of Saladin, The Mosque of Mohamed Ali and the Churches of Old Cairo & the ...  Read more

Location: Giza, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $51.00
Full-Day Tour Visiting Giza Pyramids and Sphinx Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Full-Day Tour Visiting Giza Pyramids and Sphinx Egyptian Museum

On this tour visit the Giza Pyramids (Cheops, Chephren and Myckrenes), Sphinx and the Egyptian Museum.

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $35.00
Downtown Cairo Half-Day Tour with Egyptian Dinner, Cairo, Private Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Downtown Cairo Half-Day Tour with Egyptian Dinner

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Immerse yourself in the bustle and beauty of downtown Cairo on this fascinating 4-hour walking tour. Set off in the late afternoon at Zamalek Island to see the ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $28.00
Private Giza Pyramids and Cairo Layover Day Tour from Cairo Airport, Cairo, Walking Tours
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Private Giza Pyramids and Cairo Layover Day Tour from Cairo Airport

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Visit the Giza Pyramids during your layover at Cairo Airport with a private tour guide. Once you arrive at Cairo Airport, get picked up by your guide and ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $14.29
4-Hour Walking and Horse Carriage City Tour of Cairo, Cairo, City Tours
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4-Hour Walking and Horse Carriage City Tour of Cairo

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Explore the city of Cairo while comfortably sitting in a horse carriage. Pass by one of the most richest areas in Cairo and go along the Nile Corniche. After ...  Read more

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

From USD $28.57
Private Tour: Egyptian Museum and Koshari Cooking Class, Cairo, Night Tours
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Private Tour: Egyptian Museum and Koshari Cooking Class

Get a taste of Cairo both ancient and modern with this private day tour that includes the Egyptian Museum, a trip to a bazaar, and a cooking course in ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: Flexible

From USD $129.00
City Tour and Felucca Ride on the River Nile, Cairo, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

City Tour and Felucca Ride on the River Nile

We will visit Cairo, main capital of Egypt. You will visit the Egyptian museum, located at the center of the city and contains the collection of King Tut. ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $110.00

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