Explore Cairo

City in the Egypt

The strong beauty on the Nile

Cairo is the capital of Egypt and the largest city in Africa, with a name that means "the victorious city." It is located on both banks of the River Nile near the head of the river's delta in northern Egypt and has been settled for more than 6,000 years, serving as the capital of numerous Egyptian kingdoms. Cairo is known locally as "Misr," which is the Arabic name for Egypt, because of its centrality to Egyptian life

 

The city of Cairo covers an area of more than 453 square kilometers (more than 175 square miles), although it is difficult to geographically measure and separate the city from some of its immediate suburbs. Bracketed by the desert to the east, south, and west and bounded by the fertile Nile delta to the north, Cairo sits astride the river, though it spreads farther on the east bank than the west.

 

The center of downtown Cairo is in Tahrir Square, which is located along the east bank. A hub of tourist activity, the vast and open square contains numerous attractions, including the Egyptian Museum, the Arab League headquarters, and the modern Umar Makram Mosque. Cairo's main thoroughfare, Corniche, extends from north to south along the east bank of the Nile. Located nearby is the narrow strip of land known as Garden City, one of the city's newer residential areas. In the center of the city is the river island of Zamalek (also called Jezerah, meaning "the island"), which contains an upscale residential and commercial neighborhood also known as Zamalek, the Cairo Opera House (founded in 1869), and the Cairo Tower (1961).

 

Egyptian history is displayed and preserved in the city's numerous Museum collections. The Egyptian Museum (Founded in 1902) contains hundreds of thousands of artifacts, including more than 1,700 pieces from the collection of Pharaoh Tutankhamen. The Museum of Islamic Arts (1881) contains a vast collection relating to early Islamic civilization, and the Coptic Museum (1910) traces the history of the Coptic community in Egypt. Other Cairo Museums maintain collections relating to more modern themes, ranging from the El-Gawhara Palace Museum, built in 1811 in the Ottoman style, to the Mahmoud Khalil Museum, founded in 1963, which contains works by Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Peter Paul Rubens, and other renowned European and Egyptian artists.​​​​​

Tours & Excursions

Day Tour to Giza Pyramids and the Egyptian Museum Tour
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Day Tour to Giza Pyramids and the Egyptian Museum Tour

Day Tour to Giza Pyramids and the Egyptian Museum Tour Egypt - Cairo

Make a visit to the three Pyramids, great Sphinx and valley temple, and explore the Egyptian Museum. Your private tour duration is about 7 hours, enjoy asking your private guide to know more about pharaohs secrets.

Cairo Islamic and Coptic Tours & Khan Khalili Bazaar Day Tour
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Cairo Islamic and Coptic Tours & Khan Khalili Bazaar Day Tour

Cairo Islamic and Coptic Tours & Khan Khalili Bazaar Day Tour Egypt - Cairo

Visit Old Cairo and Khan El Khalili Bazar with Wings Tours, travel to the Islamic and Coptic eras with your private guide and discover all the secrets. Enjoy your private tour visiting top sightseeing in Cairo and buy Egyptian souvenirs.

Cairo Felucca Boat on the Nile
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Cairo Felucca Boat on the Nile

Cairo Felucca Boat on the Nile Egypt - Cairo

Relish your Cairo day tour in a felucca boat on the Nile River. Wings Tours Egypt gives you chance to have your private trip on the Nile river as your private tour duration takes about tow hours. See Cairo from the Nile and enjoy a small vollage in Cairo.

Dinner Cruise on the Nile Cairo
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Dinner Cruise on the Nile Cairo

Dinner Cruise on the Nile Cairo Egypt - Cairo

Have your private Dinner on board a floating restaurant sail on the Nile River with Wings Tours Egypt. Have good time on your way by private air-conditioned vehicle seeing fabled Cairo at night and enjoy all shows that will be offered on board the Cruise.

Egyptian Museum, Citadel and Old Cairo Tour
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Egyptian Museum, Citadel and Old Cairo Tour

Egyptian Museum, Citadel and Old Cairo Tour Egypt - Cairo

Enjoy Cairo City Tour Visiting: Ancient Egypt in the Egyptian Museum. Then visit Salah El Din Citadel and Mohamed Ali Mosque, Tour Old Cairo, the city that pre-dated Cairo with many historic churches and Roman sites.

Day Trip to Luxor from Cairo by Air
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Day Trip to Luxor from Cairo by Air

Day Trip to Luxor from Cairo by Air Egypt - Cairo

Enjoy Cairo To Luxor Day Trip Visiting: Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple on the East bank and see the Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut Temple on the West bank, Wings Tours representative will guide you the whole day.

Overnight Tour to Luxor from Cairo by Flight
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Overnight Tour to Luxor from Cairo by Flight

Overnight Tour to Luxor from Cairo by Flight Egypt - Cairo

Enjoy Luxor Tour From Cairo for two days exploring Luxor. Visit Karnak and Luxor Temples, the Colossi of Memnon, the Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut Temple. Enjoy a Nile Felucca ride before flying back to Cairo.

Tour to Pyramids, Sakkara & Dahshur
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Tour to Pyramids, Sakkara & Dahshur

Tour to Pyramids, Sakkara & Dahshur Egypt - Cairo

Enjoy Great Pyramid Tour of Egypt, Step Pyramid at Sakkara and the pyramids of Dahshur, This is a journey to see the progress of ancient Egyptian building techniques across different ancient ages.

Overnight Trip to St. Catherine Monastery
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Overnight Trip to St. Catherine Monastery

Overnight Trip to St. Catherine Monastery Egypt - Cairo

Drive from Cairo to St. Catherine, arriving in the afternoon. Wake up early to hike the mountain in darkness to see the sunrise from the mountaintop. Visit St.Catherine Monastery then, Return to Cairo after breakfast.

Day Tour to El Fayoum from Cairo
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Day Tour to El Fayoum from Cairo

Day Tour to El Fayoum from Cairo Egypt - Cairo

Enjoy Fayoum Trips from Cairo visiting El Fayoum major sights, Wadi El Rayan, Wadi Hitan, Mudawara Mountain,Medinet Madi with Wings Tours, Your gate to the country that has little bit of everything everything.

2-Day Trip to El Minya from Cairo
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2-Day Trip to El Minya from Cairo

2-Day Trip to El Minya from Cairo Egypt - Cairo

This adventure will take you off of the traditional tourist track to El Minya, 4 hours south of Cairo in Upper Egypt. Enjoy two day tour in the area Visiting: ancient pharaonic tombs, Tuna El Gabal, Beni Hassan and Tel Amarna

Tour to Alexandria from Cairo by Car
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Tour to Alexandria from Cairo by Car

Tour to Alexandria from Cairo by Car Egypt - Cairo

Enjoy Cairo To Alexandria Day Trip, Visiting rock-cut Roman catacombs, the ruins of a Roman temple complex, and Qaitbey Citadel. Visit the old Bibleotheca Alexandrina and enjoy fresh seafood by the Mediterranean.

Recommended Hotels

Four Seasons First Residence
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Four Seasons First Residence

Four Seasons First Residence Egypt - Cairo

Flanked by zoological gardens and the western bank of the Nile, our address in Giza’s prestigious First Place complex puts you in the centre of it all. Catch a glimpse of the river or the Great Pyramids from your room as you head out to explore the ancient wonders, or spend the day by the pool, indulging in an aromatic massage once reserved for Egyptian royalty. Or opt for shopping in the high-end boutiques at the First Mall or experience the best of gastronomy aboard our newly opened First Nile Boat, offering panoramic Nile views and brilliant international cuisine.

Ramses Hilton
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Ramses Hilton

Ramses Hilton Egypt - Cairo

Located in a busy area of Cairo, Ramses Hilton Hotel overlooks the River Nile. The venue consists of 36 stories with 771 bright rooms. It offers high-speed internet access, private parking and a swimming pool.

Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino
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Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino

Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino Egypt - Cairo

Located on the banks of the River Nile, Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino offers effortless service and modern accommodations in the heart of Cairo, Egypt.

STEIGENBERGER EL TAHRIR
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STEIGENBERGER EL TAHRIR

STEIGENBERGER EL TAHRIR Egypt - Cairo

The new Steigenberger Hotel El Tahrir is ideally located at the heart of Cairo down town within few minutes walking distance from the Egyptian Museum, Khan El Khalili and the Arab League building.

The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo
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The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo

The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo Egypt - Cairo

Situated in the heart of Cairo lies the iconic Nile Ritz-Carlton Cairo, situated between the Nile river, Tahrir square and adjacent to the Egyptian Museum. The hotel features panoramic views of the Nile corniche and only a stroll across to Qasr El Nil Bridge and Cairo Opera House. Guests can enjoy the free WiFi in the public areas as well as in the room.

Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski Cairo
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Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski Cairo

Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski Cairo Egypt - Cairo

Let us welcome you to Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski, a haven of tranquillity in the heart of New Cairo. The 5 star hotel features the finest facilities coupled with the highest levels of service. The hotel’s optimum location on the city’s ring road and its close proximity to Cairo International Airport make it the perfect starting point from which to explore Cairo’s treasures.

Le Meridien Cairo Airport
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Le Meridien Cairo Airport

Le Meridien Cairo Airport Egypt - Cairo

When you stay at Le Méridien Cairo Airport in Cairo, you'll be near the airport and within the vicinity of City Stars and Virgin Mary's Tree. This 4.5-star hotel is within the vicinity of Egyptian Presidential Palace and Cairo International Stadium.

Kempinski Nile Hotel
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Kempinski Nile Hotel

Kempinski Nile Hotel Egypt - Cairo

Located in the heart of Cairo, five-star Kempinski Nile Hotel offers guests an outstanding boutique experience on the banks of the Nile River.

Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino
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Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino

Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino Egypt - Cairo

The Cairo Marriott Hotel is a large hotel located in the Zamalek district of Gezira Island in Egypt and is just west of Downtown Cairo. It is one of the tallest buildings in Cairo. The Marriott opened in 1983, but its central wing was built as the Gezirah Palace for the Khedive Isma'il Pasha in 1869 and converted to a luxury hotel in 1894.

Marriott Mena House, Cairo
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Marriott Mena House, Cairo

Marriott Mena House, Cairo Egypt - Cairo

Experience the wondrous beauty of the Pyramids from Marriott Mena House, Cairo. A frequent stop for dignitaries and celebrities, this historic, 5-star hotel offers travelers a taste of modern luxury.

Steigenberger Pyramids Cairo
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Steigenberger Pyramids Cairo

Steigenberger Pyramids Cairo Egypt - Cairo

Set in Cairo, 2.3 km from Giza Pyramids, Steigenberger Pyramids Cairo offers accommodation with a restaurant, private parking, a bar and a garden. This 5-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk, room service and free WiFi. Rooms include a balcony.

Sofitel Cairo Nile El Gezirah
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Sofitel Cairo Nile El Gezirah

Sofitel Cairo Nile El Gezirah Egypt - Cairo

Sofitel El Gezirah is a 5-star luxury hotel with a private promenade along the Nile. Located in the city centre, it is within walking distance to the Opera House and Cairo Tower, as well as the Egyptian Museum and Khan El Khalili. It features an infinity outdoor pool. Free WiFi is available in all areas.

Cairo International Airport Transfers
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Cairo International Airport Transfers

Cairo International Airport Transfers Egypt - Cairo

We offer a private Cairo airport transfer service between Cairo International Airport and all locations in Egypt for clients who value comfort, safety, speed and efficiency whether traveling for business or for pleasure. All our vehicles are air conditioning.we can transfer you from all airports across Egypt including Sharm El Sheikh Airport, Hurghada Airport, Cairo Airport, Alexandria Airport, Aswan Airport, Luxor Airport. all our vehicles are new branded ones with professional drivers.

Cairo Airport Transfers to Alexandria or Port Said Hotels
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Cairo Airport Transfers to Alexandria or Port Said Hotels

Cairo Airport Transfers to Alexandria or Port Said Hotels Egypt - Cairo

We offer a private airport transfer service between Cairo International Airport and all locations in Alexandria and Port Said for clients whom are seeking for comfort, safety, speed and efficiency whether traveling for business or for leisure. All our vehicles are well-maintained and drivers are vetted for their responsible, safe driving.

Tour Package

Nile Cruise and Pyramids
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Nile Cruise and Pyramids

Nile Cruise and Pyramids Egypt - Cairo

Explore attractions of Cairo and cruise the Nile in 10 days on one of Egypt tours in 2020. Enjoy a unique round trip and sailing experience on board MS Mayfair Nile Cruise between Luxor and Aswan for 6 nights visiting Karnak Temples

The Great Wonders of Egypt
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The Great Wonders of Egypt

The Great Wonders of Egypt Egypt - Cairo

A ten day tour, unfolding the great wonders of Egypt throughout Cairo, Aswan, Kom Ombo, Edfu & Luxor.