Cheap Egypt Holidays and the Top 20 Things To Do In Cairo

Cheap Egypt Holidays and the Top 20 Things To Do In Cairo

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Egypt is affordable, exciting and a super travel buy twelve months a year. Start your fabulous Egypt holiday in Cairo before boarding your Nile cruise ship in Luxor or Aswan. Your Egypt tour in Cairo will take you to the number one tourist destinations in this great city. However, your free day off will take you anywhere you want to go. If your Egypt tour holiday is around the corner, it’s time to get acquainted with the top 20 things to do in Cairo.

1. Visit the Great Pyramid in Giza

2. Walk to the Sphinx from the three pyramids in Giza.

3. Tour the Egyptian Museum for artefacts dating back to pre-dynastic Egypt.

4. Shop at the CityStars Mall for quality merchandise and dine at internationally branded restaurants.

5. Take the little ones to Dreamland Theme Park for kiddie rides, roller coasters and more desert action.

6. Ride a dune buggy around the base of the Giza Plateau with stunning pyramid and sphinx views.

7. Journey to Saqqara to see the incredible Step Pyramid built for Pharaoh Djoser.

8. Hop on an ATV to dune bash your way from the Giza pyramids to Saqqara.

9. The Coptic Museum
The Coptic Museum contains the artefacts from the early Christian churches in Egypt. Exhibitions include wood works, literature, icons, paintings and more dating back to the 4Th Century.

10. Shop at the 1300 year old souk at the famous Khan el-Khalili Bazaar. Find everything you need from discounted gold jewellery to delicate mother-of-pearl boxes.

11. Take a tour of the Cairo Opera House located in the best part of the city centre. You need not get decked out for a gala performance to experience the inside of this internationally acclaimed venue for ballet, opera, and classical music.

12. Expand your horizons with a trip to Dashur, the home of the rusty Red Pyramid and the beautiful Bent Pyramid. Located about an hour south of Cairo, this is must-do sightseeing for the serious Egypt enthusiast.

13. Eat at the classic Chantilly restaurant located in upscale Heliopolis. A Chantilly dinner makes an excellent farewell to Cairo meal as you move onward on your amazing journey through Egypt.

14. The Moghul Room in Giza is the best Indian food in Cairo, and this city has a lot of top-rated Indian fare. Get ready for first-class service in a ballroom-style restaurant constructed with massive arches and a soaring ceiling. The architecture is fabulous and the live dinner shows are first rate.

15. See the city on a two hour lunch or dinner cruise along the Nile. The scenery is especially spectacular at night when the lights are on and the energy is high.

16. Order your steak to perfection at the JW Steak House in Zamalek. Enjoy the best cuts of beef for a sirloin, New York cut and tender fillet mingon. The JW Steak House is expensive, but worthy of the price to the last bite.

17. Pound the pavement for high-end shopping in Heliopolis on Baghdad Street. Along with top designers such as Gucci, you will find a pleasant array of sidewalk cafes to watch the world go by.

18. The Citadel
Located in Old Cairo, this impressive mosque makes a great addition to a day at the nearby Khan el-Khalili souk. Visitors must be dressed conservatively avoiding shorts, skirts above the knee, tank tops, etc. The Citadel is the burial place for Mohammed Ali and a busy working mosque. Guests are expected to keep their voices down and refrain from taking video when mosque services are in session.

19. The Cairo Tower
The Cairo Tower is the tallest structure in the city, soaring to 600 feet with 360 degree city and Nile views. The Cairo Tower observation deck is your best bet to get a bird’s eye view then pop in for lunch at the revolving restaurant at the top of the tower.

20. Pay a visit to the friendly Carpet Factory in Memphis. Carpets are moderately priced and shipping is available at a reasonable rate.

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Image by Simona Scolari