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This incredible 4-hour downtown Cairo half-day walking tour showcases the best of this fine city. Take to the streets with your friendly guide in the late afternoon and make your way to Zamalek Island, where you’ll see where old meets new in this remarkable metropolis. Wander through Liberation Square (Midan Tahrir) and wonder at the newly painted graffiti as you take in street theater amid iconic 19th-century architecture. Your guide will point out all of the highlights and lend context to the sites you’ll see along the way. End your tour with a flavorful and authentic Egyptian dinner at a local restaurant. 


  • 4-hour afternoon walking tour of downtown Cairo with an expert guide
  • Wind your way through ancient and modern streets
  • Visit Liberation Square (Midan Tahrir), the hub of Egypt’s 2011 revolution
  • Pass hidden gems and highlights, from statues to powerful recent graffiti
  • Enjoy a tasty supper at a local restaurant

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What You Can Expect

Downtown Cairo Half-Day Tour with Egyptian Dinner

Taste Koshary in an authentic local restaurant

Your expert local guide will meet you for this downtown Cairo half-day tour with Egyptian dinner in the center of the city and drive you to Zemalek Island, where you’ll spend the late afternoon exploring the best of this scenic city.

Journey into the historical backstreets and bustling boulevards as you follow your guide on this informative walking tour. Wander through the Attabah district and stroll past the Old Operate Square as you listen to your guide share insider info on Cairo.

Cross the Nile River, where scenic views lead to the site of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution in Liberation Square (Midan Tahrir). Stationed among 19 and 20th century buildings, this historical site proved the birthplace of freedom in recent times. Your guide will point out local graffiti and explain its significance. Take in street theater as you wander through this popular spot for locals and foreigners to gather.

At the end of your tour, make your way to a local Egyptian restaurant, where you’ll enjoy traditional dishes like koshari (rice, lentils, chili sauce and onions) or falafel. Your friendly guide will return you with a full belly to your original starting point where you’ll depart with a deeper understanding of the culture, history and city sites that make Cairo a destination for travelers. 

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This was a walking tour around downtown Cairo and around revolution square. I loved this tour so much!! My guide, Dalia Mansour, was very knowledgeable about Cairo and it's fascinating history. She was so much fun to be with. We walked through several streets and viewed powerful street art on the walls depicting important events in Cairo's recent revolutionary history. We walked through the downtown area where the locals shop. We stopped at a wonderful local eatery know for a popular local Egyptian food called Koshary. I loved the dish and the whole surrounding experience of it. Afterwards, we walked to a local bakery and ice cream shop for ice cream. It was the best evening in Cairo! So worth it!!! Must-do!!

Michelle S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Hoda from Urban Adventures is as her name foretells, an excellent guide. An Egyptologist, her history, knowledge and insight were not only entertaining but enlightening. We felt secure and empowered to tackle Cairo on our own since the city is safe, tourist friendly and ready for adventures.

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