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Discover the best of Cairo with our Cairo excursions and Cairo day tours. Choose one of our Cairo tours and explore incredible places in Egypt. Enjoy the wonders of the land of the pharaohs, feel enchanted by the Giza Pyramids, the Egyptian Museum, the Saladin Citadel, the Nile River, the Coptic and Islamic Quarter, the Khan El Khalili Bazaar and other incredible places like Alexandria and Luxor from Cairo.

We offer a variety of day tours in Cairo to explore all the attractive places in Cairo. Explore the city of Cairo only in a day or two. Check below our best Cairo day tours and discover Cairo differently! 

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Overnight Luxor Tour from Cairo by Air

2 Days
Make the most of your time during your stay in Egypt and discover the amazing Luxor in 2 days. You will visit the most famous tourist attractions on both banks of the Nile in Luxor.
Start From$405
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Tour to Giza Pyramids and Egyptian Museum

8 Hours
Spend a memorable day tour in Cairo by visiting the Pyramids of Giza, one of the best famous sights in Egypt, beside a visit to the Egyptian Museum that contains a lot of best artifacts for ancient Egyptian in the world.
Start From$55

2-Day Trip to St. Catherine Monastery from Cairo

2 Days
Meet this incredible attraction at Sinai. Take this incredible tour to St. Catherine’s Monastery with us.
Start From$235

Full-Day Luxor from Cairo Trip by Air

16 Hours
A fascinating tour leaving Cairo to see the magnificent monuments of the Pharaonic empire at Luxor. Visit the Temple of Karnak, the Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut!
Start From$365

Memphis, Saqqara and Pyramids of Giza Tour

8 Hours
Enjoy a full day to visit the Pyramids of Egypt. Visit the Pyramids of Giza, one of the seven wonders of the world and the Step Pyramid of Zoser. And also the first Egyptian capital, Memphis.
Start From$60
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Cairo City Tour

8 Hours
An interesting cultural tour of the Egyptian Museum and the Old Cairo area. Get to know the Citadel of Saladin, the Suspended Church, a Church of Santa Barbara and Abu Segra and the Synagogue of Ben Ezra.
Start From$57
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Day Trip to Alexandria from Cairo

10 Hours
Alexandria is a combination of Pharaonic, Roman and modern styles. Visit the Qaitbay citadel, such as the Catacombs, the Pillar of Pompeii and the Library of Alexandria as main attractions.
Start From$75

Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids

5 Hours
Attend the Sound and light show in the Pyramids of Giza, to discover the history of Egypt, the pharaohs and their monuments in a memorable and exciting show.
Start From$30

Walk on El Moez Street Tour

6 Hours
Old gates, walls, houses, mosques and institutions in the center of the capital. This is Al Moez Street, an icon of Ancient Cairo, full of history and rich architecture.
Start From$20

Dinner Cruise at the Nile

4 Hours
Enjoy a dinner cruise along the legendary Nile River. A selection of Egyptian dishes, folk dances, and oriental music. An unforgettable evening!
Start From$40
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Tour of the Pyramids of Dahshur and Saqqara

8 Hours
The pyramids of Saqqara and Dahshur in 1 unique and lovely tour. Visit Step Pyramid - the first pyramid built, the Red Pyramid, and a curved one.
Start From$60

Memphis and Sakkara Day Tour

6 Hours
A fascinating day trip to Egypt’s first capital, Memphis and Djoser’s Pyramid of steps in Sakkara, the first built.
Start From$50

Camel Ride in the Pyramids of Giza

4 Hours
Visit like monumental Pyramids of Giza on a camel or horse ride. A fun, unique, and unmissable experience.
Start From$35

Fayoum City Tour from Cairo

12 Hours
Escape from the hustle and bustle of Cairo to a refuge, Vila Tunis, in the city of Fayoum. Natural beauty, handcrafted pottery, delicious food and warm welcome on a day tour.
Start From$105
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Half Day Tour to Pyramids of Giza

4 Hours
Be impressed by one of the greatest human achievements and greatness of the Egyptian pharaohs' empire: The Pyramids of Giza - one of the seven wonders of the world.
Start From$32

Quad Bike Safari in the Pyramids

4 Hours
Be impressed by one of the greatest human achievements and greatness of the Egyptian pharaohs' empire: The Pyramids of Giza - one of the seven wonders of the world.
Start From$40

Bahariya Oasis & White Desert Tour

2 Days
Take part in a wonderful 2-day safari trip Bahariya & White Desert from Cairo if you feel like an unforgettable adventure.
Start From$190

Tanoura Show at Wekalet El Ghouri

3 Hours
Enjoy a wonderful spinning adventure with the Tanura spin dance show in Cairo.
Start From$20

Wadi El-Natrun Monasteries Excursion

8 Hours
If you are interested in visiting Wadi El-Natrun with its Coptic monasteries, we offer you a nice excursion to Wadi El-Natrun monasteries from Cairo.
Start From$35

2-Day Trip to El Minya from Cairo

2 Days
Enjoy 2 days trip to El Minya from Cairo and visit the splendor of the pharaohs. You will visit fascinating sights of Beni Hassan, el Ashmunein, Tuna el Gebel and Tell el-Amarna, which will bring you closer to the magic of the pharaohs.
Start From$205

Stopover Cairo Excursion

8 Hours
During your transit in Cairo, you can immerse yourself in ancient Egypt for a short time by visiting the pyramids of Giza and the Egyptian Museum
Start From$70

Felucca Ride on the Nile

2 Hours
Spend a day on the Nile in Cairo and discover the magic of the sun or enjoy the sunset on board a beautiful felucca on the Nile. An excursion not to be missed.
Start From$25

Day trip to El Minya from Cairo

16 Hours
Discover some of the most important sites in the city of El Minya, such as Tell al-Amarna, the capital founded by Akhenaten, the father of Tutankhamun, and the tombs of Beni Hassan, the great necropolis of the Old and Middle Kingdoms.
Start From$80

Places you can visit during Cairo tours

  • Cairo, The Capital of Egypt

    Cairo in Egypt, is considered the Egyptian capital and in Arabic is called al-Qahira, which means "the Victorious", is the capital of Egypt, the largest city in the whole of Africa and the Near East and the thirteenth-largest metropolis in the world for size and number of inhabitants (20 million...
  • Giza Necropolis

    The necropolis of Giza extends over a vast area of the Giza Plateau, located 25 km south of Cairo, the Egyptian capital. Giza is the name of the suburban city where the plateau is located, in the homonymous plain a few kilometers from the capital, on the left bank of...
  • Necropolis of Saqqara

    Saqqara, about 30 km south of the Egyptian capital, includes a funerary site that houses a large number of tombs and mastabas, in which Djoser's stepped pyramid stands out as the oldest of those found so far. This was built by Imhotep in 2770 BC, an architect deified by the...
  • Dahshur Necropolis

    Dahshur has two of the most preserved pyramids in Egypt, they were built during the reign of King Sneferu (2613-2589 BC), the founder of the fourth dynasty and father of the pharaoh Khufu - Cheops. The curved pyramid and the red pyramid in Dahshur are rich evidence of the architectural...
  • Great Pyramid of Cheops

    The Pyramid of Cheops also called (Khufu) built in the plateau of Giza and is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and still existing today and always visited by travelers, is the first one that appears on sight if, like most visitors, you come from El-Ahram...
  • Pyramid of Khafre

    The second-largest pyramid in size in Giza and all of Egypt and was built in honor of Khafre, the third Pharaoh of the Fourth Dynasty during the period of the Old Kingdom, around 2540 BC. Khafre, also known by the Greek name of Chephren, was the son of Cheops and...
  • Pyramid of Menkaure

    The third and smallest of the great pyramids of Giza is attributed to Pharaoh Menkaure. It is thought that this structure was completed at the end of the twenty-sixth century BC. The pyramid of Menkaure is located in the Necropolis of Giza, on the same plateau where the pyramids of...
  • Great Sphinx of Giza

    The most enigmatic sculpture in the world is the sphinx, it first appeared in Egypt as two-dimensional representations at the beginning of the dynastic period. However, the first representative of the king in the form of a sphinx was made in the 4th dynasty.
  • Pyramid of Djoser

    The Zoser (or Djoser) complex, better known as the Step Pyramid of Saqqara, is a funerary structure erected in Saqqara. Despite the fame enjoyed by the pyramids of Giza, no less noteworthy is the site of Saqqara, one of the many necropolises located around Cairo, to be exact northeast of...
  • Ancient City of Memphis

    The original focus of Cairo dates back to the 10th century when the Fatimids founded a new capital city, whose location is more or less equivalent to today's Islamic Cairo. It would seem that the first settlements in the area were a few centuries before the Islamic conquest of Egypt,...
  • Solar Boat Museum

    For the ancient Egyptians, the perpetual cycle of the arrival and setting of the Sun is comparable to the cycle of life and death. Thus, every morning the Sun rises in the East, and ages in the West, disappearing later in the kingdom of the dead, the Duat. The solar...
  • Egyptian Museum

    Egyptian Museum Cairo is a must-see in any kind of visit to Cairo. Striking for its unmistakable architecture, the characteristic pink color, the neoclassical style building was designed by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon and built by the Italians Giuseppe Garozzo and Francesco Zaffrani.
  • Cairo Tower

    Located on the island of Gezira -also known as Zamalek-, the Cairo Tower is a modern building 187 meters high, from where you can get the most impressive views of Cairo, something that those who know this city consider invaluable.
  • khan El Khalili Bazaar

    No visit to Cairo is complete without the classic tour of Khan Al-Khalili's Bazaar. This colorful, noisy, crowded, and exciting market offers all sorts of items and glittering trinkets. You'll find the typical tourist items, but don't get distracted, focus on more refined shopping than just items you can find elsewhere....
  • Wekalet El Ghouri

    Wekalet El Ghouri is a cultural center, located in a beautiful building in the area of El Azhar, Cairo, whose activity has been managed since 2005 by the Ministry of Culture and the Fund for Cultural Development (CDF); today El Ghouri has become a real reference point for the offer...
  • Old Cairo

    Old Cairo has a history that has been enriched by the oldest civilizations. From the time of the pharaohs to the present day, the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, and Ottomans have established themselves. Each of these groups contributed part of their culture and left a mark of their passage.
  • Coptic Cairo

    Coptic Cairo is the only area of the city to have such a concentration of Christian churches and other sites dating back to the period between the decline of the Pharaonic religion and the advent of the Islamic religion when the country had a Christian majority. Coptic Cairo was built...
  • Hanging Church in Cairo

    Officially called the Church of the Virgin Mary, the Hanging Church resides in the heart of Old Cairo. It is built on top of the southern entrance gate of the Babylon Fortress built in Rome and gets its name from the fact that its nave is suspended above a corridor.
  • Church of St Sergius & Bacchus

    The church of Abu Serga, this is the name of St. Sergius in Arabic, is located in Cairo, the historical part, also called "Old Cairo", a part of Cairo, Egypt, which was built in a period before the Fatimid city of Cairo, founded in 969 AD.
  • Ben Ezra Synagogue

    In the heart of old Cairo stands a splendid little synagogue, known as Ben Ezra, a rabbi from Jerusalem, who renovated the building in the early 12th century. The building belonged to the Copts until the 9th century as a church dedicated to the Archangel Michael.
  • Wadi El Natrun Monasteries

    Wadi El-Natrun is a desert depression (about 23 meters below sea level) about 60 kilometers long located in the governorate of Al Buhayrah (Egypt), about 90 kilometers northwest of Cairo. In Arabic, its name means "Valley of Nitrates", due to the presence of eight different lakes containing nitrates in the...

Cairo Tours at a glance

On your one-day tour of Cairo and the pyramids, you will enjoy the amazing ancient wonders, golden sands as far as the eye can see, and the bustling local markets that make Egypt an iconic travel destination. From the mysteries of the Sphinx to the majestic glory of the pyramids, embrace the land of the Pharaohs in all its exotic charm. Book one of our Cairo Tours now!

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What you can't miss during your day tour in Cairo?

Incredible places to visit in Egypt.

Discover the best places with a history and a very rich heritage that can be seen in Egypt, it’s so amazing and amazing that you can’t forget it. Explore the best places you should visit during your day trip in Egypt: Full article to read Egypt Tourist Attractions

  • Pyramids of GizaPyramids of Giza is the last extant of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. This is indeed one of the most identifiable landmarks of Egypt that shouldn’t be missed during your holiday to Egypt.
  • Egyptian MuseumEgyptian Museum of Cairo is a treasure house of the Pharaonic world. It is one of the greatest museum collections in the world. It is the most important place to see in Egypt.
  • Luxor’s Karnak Temple & Valley of the KingsNoted for the Valley of the Kings, Memorial Temple of Hatshepsut, and the Karnak Temple, Upper Egypt’s, Nile-side town of Luxor has an array of tourist attractions. Know why Luxor still happens to fascinate the archaeologists and historians not only in Egypt but across the world.
  • Islamic CairoThe scenic, narrow lanes of Egypt’s Islamic Cairo is brimming with monuments, mosques, and madrasa. Islamic Cairo has an opulent history waiting for you to explore.
  • AswanThe most tranquil town of Egypt in Aswan. Relish the soothing breeze and the chilled out atmosphere of the place. You can visit Elephantine Island, Nubian villages, and riding a camel on the East Bank.
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Egyptian food to try during your Cairo Day Tours

Top Egyptian Dishes & Cuisines.

You will reveal the country’s incredible cuisine, from classics like kebab and falafel to traditional favorites like Shawerma, Hawawshi, and Kushari. Here the best local Egyptian food you should try. Full article to read Meals in Egypt

  • FuulThe most popular street food snack in Egypt, fuul is a paste of mashed broad (fava) beans flavored with garlic and olive oil. It is ladled out of large copper pots, often into pockets of pitta bread, and typically sold as an inexpensive takeaway sandwich.
  • TaamiyaAnother Egyptian streetfood staple, known elsewhere as falafel, taamiya is made with mashed fava beans and parsley. It is made in the shape of flat discs rather than round balls and is typically eaten as a sandwich with salad.
  • KoshariA mix of rice, brown lentils, and macaroni topped with fried onions and a spicy tomato sauce, koshari is normally eaten in dedicated koshari restaurants that serve the dish exclusively.
  • FiteerFiteer is a light, flaky multilayered bread made from dough stretched paper-thin and folded several times. It is served stuffed with minced meat or cheese or just plain brushed with samneh (ghee) or dusted with icing sugar.
  • ShawarmaShawarma is a large cone of pressed lamb or chicken that is rotated vertically in front of a flame grill. As the meat is cooked it is sliced off and mixed on a griddle with chopped tomato, onion, and parsley before being rolled in a large disc of flatbread and wrapped in foil to take away.

Frequently Asked Questions

How far in advance should I book day tours and excursions from Cairo?

Since some flights from Cairo usually require some procedures and permits, it is recommended to make a reservation at least a few days before your flight. All tours and day trips are private tours so we can arrange them according to your schedule. Remember, we recommend that you book as soon as possible.

What payment methods are available for booking the day tours and excursions from Cairo?

There are two payment methods for day tours and excursions from Cairo:

  • Payment method: Online payment by credit card – All bookings for day tours and excursions from Cairo can be paid for on our website by credit card
  • Payment method: cash – you can reserve some excursions online on our website and pay for the excursion on the day of travel.

What are the most popular attractions to visit during Cairo day tours?

The most popular attractions that you can visit during the day tours and excursions from Cairo are:

  • Pyramids of Giza
  • Saqqara
  • Memphis
  • Egyptian Museum Cairo
  • Cairo Citadel
  • Islamic Cairo
  • Coptic Cairo
  • Alexandria
  • El Fayoum

How do I book the day tours and excursions from Cairo?

Most excursions and activities can be booked online on our website. After you make your reservation, we will process it and send you a confirmation. If you have any problems with the booking, you can send an email to [email protected]

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