Cairo is one of the most ancient and historic cities in the world, and it offers an unmeasured and effortless experience for all types of tourists. Not only does the city benefit from sharp, modern characteristics, but it also heavily relies on traditional values, offering holidaymakers the best of both worlds.
From horse and cart carriages to luxury hotels, Cairo is a combination of present innovation and historical cultivation. Millions of people travel here every year to experience one of the oldest civilizations on the planet, and it will continue to remain a tourist hotspot for many years to come.
No matter where you turn in Cairo, you’ll be reminded by Egypt’s vast and potent past. Museums line the streets while pyramids litter the desert, and let’s not forget the camels! Cairo a stunning city, however much of the population, along with the majority of Egypt, lives under the poverty line, meaning tourism is an essential part of their economy.
As a tourist however, you’re left with no doubt that this city is certainly a joy to behold, and definitely one of the world’s most fascination and exciting destinations. Let’s take a look at some of the best things to see and do in Cairo, in this guide created by the Uk’s favourite cruise agent, cruise.co.uk
Booking A Tour
If you’re thinking of booking a cruise tour to Cairo, then there are a number of options to choose from. The two most popular tours however, are the 12 hour tour, and the evening/overnight tour. Although the overnight tour offers a more stop-offs, it does take a lot longer to see the city, while the 12 hour tour is an efficient and detailed run of the city.
Furthermore, overnight tours are a lot more expensive, but if you’ve got the cash to spend, then they’re certainly much more comprehensive than the 12 hour tour. From the Pyramids at Giza to Nile River cruises, you’ll be able to cram in a number of historical and world-famous sites on your visit, and you won’t have to experience the chaos of the city either!
The Museum of Ancient Egyptian Antiques
This amazing museum is home to over 100,000 Egyptian antiques, and many of them are so old and fragile that they have to be stored out of sight. Many tourists that visit this museum believe it’s one of the very few to rival the Vatican, and you can easily spend an entire day researching ancient archaeological finds and experiencing the exciting exhibits.
One of the stand-out exhibits is the King Tut event, however this can become extremely crowded during peak tourist hours. It’s best to break off into pairs if you’re going to this museum in a large group, as most exhibitions can become quickly packed.
The Pyramids Sound and Light Show
Instead of taking a look at the world-famous pyramids in the intense heart, and sometimes in the midst of a sandstorm, why not settle in to an evening of lights, fireworks and amazing views of the Giza! Held every night, tourists will be able to take unrestricted pictures of the pyramids, up close and personal, without having to duck for shade. Offering the perfect viewing angle, the pyramids sound and light show is a must-see experience!
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