Top 10 Must-See Tours In Cairo, Egypt - Updated 2024

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Cairo is the capital city of Egypt, located to the north of the country. With a population of over 9.5 million people, it is certain that this city is up there with some of the most inhabited in the world. There are many factors that would attract visitors to Cairo. Many of which include archaeology points such as the Great Pyramids of Giza as well as historical architecture and coastal areas within the city. Tourists are able to book themselves onto some of the best tours in Egypt to get the full flavor of the city. Whether you wish to be entertained with dance or learn how to cook new dishes, there is certainly a tour for you and your family to enjoy!

Here are our top 10 recommendations for tours on your next trip to Cairo with your loved ones!

From transportation tips to medical essentials and everything in between, the Cairo local guides share all the must-know information to help you plan your trip.

1. Cairo Day Tour Visiting Coptic Cairo (from USD 8.0)


This Coptic Cairo day tour enables you to visit religious sights such as The Citadel of Cairo as well as churches like the Hanging Church for the duration of the trip. The average tour price is around 28 USD (21 GBP) per person for a duration of around 8 hours in total. The price includes a free pickup and drop off trip to your hotel in Cairo city as well as free refreshments during the tour.

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Cairo

Church Mosque
You cannot miss visiting Cairo's famous churches and mosques! They're must-see attractions that tell the story of Egypt's history and culture. From the beautiful Hanging Church to the impressive Mosque of Muhammad Ali, there's so much to explore. It's a simple way to experience the rich heritage of Cairo.
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Cairo: Abu Serga Church, Islamic Citadel, and Mosques Day Tour

Duration: 6 hours

84 reviews

2. Half-Day Tour to Egyptian Museum of Pharaonic Antiquities (from USD 39.0)


This is a wonderful example of a half-day guided tour around the Egyptian Museum, which is seen as being one of the greatest museums in the world hosting over 160,000 rare items! The average tour price is around 38 USD (29 GBP) per person, which is very good value. It is estimated to have a duration of 4 hours. A knowledgeable tour guide (who is a qualified Egyptologist) will be hosting your tour, which is ideal for history enthusiasts. The price includes pick up and drop off trips to your hotel.

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Half-Day tour to Egyptian Museum of Pharaonic Antiquities

Duration: 4 hours

10 reviews

3. El Moez Street and Al Azhar Park Day Tour (from USD 45.0)

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This educational day tour will take you to places such as El Darb El Asfar which is incredibly historical. You will learn about traditional craft making at Al Darb Al Ahmar. Afterwards, you will visit some stunning architecture located at El Moez before finishing at Al Azhar Park. The average tour price is around 43 USD (32 GBP) per person and there is no set duration as you can get dropped off at any point. Free refreshments are also included as well as a drop off trip to your hotel. There will also be a chance to dine at a local restaurant during this tour in order to experience some traditional Egyptian cuisine firsthand!

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Cairo

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Don't forget to shop for local arts and products at El Moez street. The street is filled with vendors displaying an impressive collection of metal and ceramic dishware and embroidered scarves and clothes.

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Islamic Cairo El Moez Street and Al Azhar Park Guided Tour

Duration: 6 hours

7 reviews

4. Walking and Horse Carriage City Tour (from USD 45.0)


In this stunning tour, you will have a chance to explore the stunning scenery of the city of Cairo as well as attractions such as Tahrir Square and the Cairo Tower. This tour’s price is around 28 USD (21 GBP) per person for a duration of 3 hours in total. With the help of a knowledgeable tour guide, you will be seeing some of the city’s most wealthy areas. In addition to this, you will receive free snacks and a transfer both to and from your hotel. In return, you will be experiencing a truly romantic evening with your partner courtesy of this tour.

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Cairo Walking and Horse Carriage Tour with El Tahrir Square

Duration: 3 to 5 hours

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Cairo Tour Guide

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Sama Nagy

I’m Sama your tour guide for your pleasant stay, I am an active licensed professional tour guide, I have been working at it with great enthusiasm,I welcome you to Egypt and I will support you during the tour, and you are going to enjoy your stay here in Egypt . This is a beautiful city where you can relax-and enjoy Egypt’s powerful history civilization,It is extremely important for all guests... Read more

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5. City of Greco-Roman Landmarks - Alexandria from Cairo (from USD 45.0)

This is a great example of a tour which enables you to view some of the most sensational Greco-Roman landmarks in Cairo. This includes the Library of Alexandria and the Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque. The average tour price is around 36 USD (27 GBP) per person. For this, you receive a lot for your money on this 10 hour excursion. The price paid includes a transfer both to and from your hotel and food at a local restaurant.

Fit for groups of up to 9 people, this tour is hosted by a knowledgeable tour guide who will be sure to make this tour one you will remember forever!

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City of Greco-Roman Landmarks - Alexandria From Cairo

Duration: 10 hours

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6. Egyptian Museum and Koshari Cooking Class (from USD 107.0)


Experience this amazing tour which features a trip to the Egyptian Museum, where you can explore over 5,000 unique items. You will also get the chance to cook some traditional Egyptian dishes with the Koshari Cooking Class, taught by culinary professionals. The tour is priced at around 129 USD (98 GBP) per person and you are free to depart the tour at any time. Hosted by a knowledgeable tour guide, you will also have the chance to visit a local store to purchase last minute holiday souvenirs. Hotel transfer both to and from your hotel is included in the price, as well as a free lunch.

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Cairo

Egyptian Museum

The Egyptian Museum in Cairo (EMC) is the oldest museum in the Middle East. It's filled with ancient artifacts, including King Tut's golden mask and mummies.

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Private Tour: Egyptian Museum and Koshari Cooking Class

Duration: 4 hours

7. Private Guided Night Tour (from USD 89.0)


The Private Guided Night Tour is a 6 hour long tour with a strict itinerary, giving guests a view of some of the most spectacular sights in Cairo. The average price for this tour is around 28 USD (21 GBP) which is exceptionally good value for money. The tour begins at Cairo Tower, then you will take a boat to Nile River, before heading to the El Mokkatam Mountain and receive a traditional Egyptian meal of your choice. The tour will end at Khan El Khalili market (where you are able to purchase holiday souvenirs).

The Private Guided Night Tour enables people to see Cairo at its best in the night time hours as well as being great for all the family to attend. This tour is highly reviewed, so be quick when booking your tickets to secure your place on this magical tour!

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Cairo

Khan Khalili market

When the tour ends at Khan el-Khalili market in Cairo, it's worth looking around. This is a lively bazaar with shops selling crafts, spices, and souvenirs. Enjoy the bustling atmosphere and find unique treasures!

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Cairo Sightseeing by Night Private Guided Tour

Duration: 6 hours

89 reviews

8. Sufi Dance Show (from USD 14.0)

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This is a spectacular excursion which allows you to experience a fantastic Sufi dance show located in Wikalat Al Ghouri. Sufi dancing is a type of religious exercise which is seen to be a symbolic recreation of planets in the Solar System. The average price of this tour is around 45 USD (34 GBP) per person for a duration of 2 hours in total. This show is definitely family friendly and therefore great for children of all ages to enjoy. Hotel transfer to and from the show is included in the price.

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4 hour Private tour Giza pyramids ,sphinx and mummification temple tours

Duration: 4 hours

7 reviews

9. Full-Day Alexandria Private Tour with Tour Guide (from USD 55.0)


This is a full-day excursion to the beautiful nearby city of Alexandria. The average price is around 110 USD (84 GBP) per person for a total of 12 hours. Hosted by a knowledgeable tour guide, you will learn about history of the city and get the chance to explore various impressive attractions such as Qaitbay Citadel and Alexandra Library. You will also get to wander around the Kom el Shoqafa Roman catacombs which is absolutely perfect for horror lovers! In addition, a free lunch will be provided to each guest which is included within the price.

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Full-Day Alexandria Private Tour with Tour Guide from Cairo

Duration: 10 to 12 hours

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10. Half Day Tour to Giza Pyramids with Camel Ride (from USD 6.0)


This tour’s price averages around 26 USD (19 GBP) per person. With an estimated duration of around 4 hours, you and your family will get to explore some of the greatest tourist attractions in the nearby city of Giza. You will be visiting amazing places such as the Great Sphinx and the Solar Boat Museum. It also includes a 25 minute ride on a camel for each guest - how brilliant is that?

This tour is considered to be family friendly - therefore great for children of all ages. At the start of the tour, the guide will meet you at the base of your chosen hotel in Cairo and will follow on to have a short bus ride to Giza to begin. This is an amazing educational experience for your family, so this is definitely a tour which we recommend you put down on your to-do list!

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All inclusive Private Tour Giza Pyramids,Sphinx, inside Pyramids

Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes

202 reviews

Cairo is an incredible city waiting to be discovered!

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Source: Photo by user Omar Attallah used under CC BY-SA 4.0

With these 10 tour recommendations, you are more than ready to go and explore the wonderful city of Cairo! Be sure to visit the awe-worthy museums, stunning restaurants and a Sufi dance show - it will definitely give you a lasting impression you will always remember!

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Cairo

Video of a city tour in Cairo featuring attractions such as the Mosque of Muhammad Ali and Khan el-Khalili, shared by Egypt tour guide, Sama.

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