32 Best Things to Do in Cairo & Giza


32 best Things to do in Cairo, try different activities in Cairo and visit new cities from Cairo. pharaonic sites& Islamic Cairo tour & Coptic Cairo tour & things to do in giza


32 best Things to do in Cairo, try different activities in Cairo and visit new cities from Cairo. pharaonic sites&  Islamic Cairo tour &  Coptic Cairo tour & things to do in giza

  1. Egyptian Museum
  2. Giza pyramid complex
  3. Pyramid of Djoser
  4. Pharaonic Village
  5. Sound and Light show
  6. The Pyramids of Dashur
  7. The Pyramid of Meidum
  8. The Step Pyramid at Sakkara
  9. The Open Air Museum of Memphis
  10. Mosque of Ibn Tulun
  11. Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan
  12. Al-Rifa'i Mosque
  13. Aqsunqur Mosque
  14. Al-Azhar Park
  15. Sultan Al-Ashraf Qaytbay Mosque and Mausoleum
  16. Al-Hussein Mosque
  17. Al-Azhar Mosque
  18. Museum of Islamic Art, Cairo
  19. Mosque of Muhammad Ali
  20. Cairo Citadel
  21. Khan el-Khalili
  22. The Hanging Church
  23. Coptic Museum
  24. Ben Ezra Synagogue
  25. Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church
  26. Church Of St Barbara
  27. Tahrir Square
  28. Cairo Opera House
  29. Manial Palace
  30. Abdeen Palace
  31. Cairo Tower
  32. Eat koshary from Abou Tarek

 Activities to do in Cairo & Cairo day tours

1- Cairo Walking Tour :

keep calm and explore Cairo city, walk in the old streets and mix with the Egyptian people. You will feel like you are home.

2- Desert Safari around Pyramids 

Safari by Quad Bike don’t need you to go to Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh, Dahab or Taba. Now you can enjoy your safari tour around the pyramids and Sphinx in Desert Safari Tour around Pyramids.

3- Camel & Horse Riding

Have a great experience of riding a Camel or a Horse in the Pyramids area, enjoy the sunset or the sunrise view while riding the Camel or Horse.

4- Sound & Light Show 

Let Sphinx tell you how was the ancient times, Kings and Queens, their legends, secrets and mysteries. Attend the Sound and Light Show and enjoy one of the best things to do in Cairo.

5- Felucca Boat 

A Felucca Boat Ride is one of the most amazing things to do in Cairo. Enjoy the charming view of the River Nile while taking a tour in a Felucca Boat in Cairo.

6- Cairo Food Tour 

Molokhia, Mahshy, Koshary, Falafel & many other amazing delicious types you should try in Egypt. You can’t say that you visit Egypt without trying this delicious food. Enjoy your Cairo Food Tour with ETB Tours Egypt.

7- Shopping Tour 

Get a fantastic Cairo Shopping Tour, gold vendors, antiques, fabric, carpets and more you will find in the most famous old markets in Egypt such as Khan El Khalili Bazar.

8- Lunch Cruise 

A lunch cruise is one of the best activities you should try in your visit to Egypt.

9- Dinner Cruise 

Enjoy the night life on a cruise while have your Dinner.

2.    Places to Visit in Cairo: 

1- Cairo: Pyramids, Memphis, Saqqara, Dahshour, Egyptian Museum, Cairo Citadel, Cairo Islamic, Cairo Coptic and Khan El Khalili.

2- Day Trip to Al Minya 

Travel to Al Minya visit Tal El Amarna, the city of Akhenaton and take a tour in one of the most famous necropolis in Egypt, Beni Hasan.

3- Luxor by Flight 

Have short days in Egypt and want to visit more cities? Then prepare yourself to visit Luxor by flight in one day from Cairo. Feel the history and explore Luxor, visit the East and West Banks, then get back to Cairo again.

4- Fayoum Oasis and Wadi El Rayan 

Chill out and make a fable Cairo day tour to Fayoum Oasis and Wadi El Rayan to relax and back in a good mode again.

5- Alexandria Day Tour 

Take a day trip to Alexandria and visit one of the most beautiful cities in Egypt where the see meets the history.

6- St. Catherine Monastery 

If you like the adventure you should climb the Sinai Mountain and visit St. Catherine Monastery in Sinai.


Khan El Khalili Bazar

Bazar Market of Khan El-Khalili :  Cairo Citadel, Khan El Khalili Tour

It is one of the old Cairo neighborhoods, and it enjoys a great tourist attraction for visitors to Cairo and Egypt in general, Khan Al-Khalili was an inspiration to many Egyptian writers and writers

most notably the writer Naguib Mahfouz, who wrote one of his novels that revolves around this neighborhood

The old neighborhood of Khan Al Khalili is 600 years old, and it is considered one of the oldest markets in Mahrousa and the Middle East, and its ancient architecture has been preserved since the Mamluk era, Khan el-Khalili was not influenced by the factors of time

and he remained an inspiration for writers and artists, so their Achilles are always incited to creativity, It is reported that the Khan is a large square building surrounded by a courtyard similar to the agency
And if the journey started in the Al-Khan

then you should take a look at the rest of the (Mashrabiyat) overlooking the street or the lane, and beautiful ways occupied by its facades with copper and the water basins that were watering the thirsty and crossing the road in the time that was
The Khan al-Khalili neighborhood is one of thirty-eight markets that were distributed during the Mameluke days on the hubs of Cairo, and this Khan is located in the center of the old city above the graves of the former Fatimid caliphs.


Manial Palace

It is one of the palaces of the royal era in Egypt with a special architectural character. Construction of the palace began in 1901, and it is located on Manial El-Rawda Island in Cairo, The palace is considered a unique architectural masterpiece, as it includes various Islamic art styles, The palace includes three companies: residence palaces, reception palaces, throne beds, in addition to the mosque, the private museum, the hunting museum, and the clock tower. It is surrounded by a wall in the style of medieval fortresses, while its inner walls are surrounded by gardens that contain a rare group of trees. And plants, and the palace is currently used as a museum.

Citadel of Salah El Din in Cairo : Cairo Islamic and Coptic Tours

It is a castle located on the mountain of Mokattam, The Citadel of Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi in Cairo is considered one of the most luxurious military castles constructed in the Middle Ages. Its strategic location is first-class, with the defensive importance this site provides because it controls the cities of Cairo and Fustat, Many majestic castle and many historical events passed through its walls witnessed various historical events during the Ayyubid and Mamluk eras and the time of the French campaign against Egypt in 1798 AD.

Al Azhar Mosque
One of the most gorgeous Mosques in Egypt is Al-Azhar Mosque, which located in Old Islamic Cairo in Al Azhar zone, was known at the first with Cairo Mosque at the era of Fatimi. It has always been the main center of defense and resistance to resist occupation. Till now it’s a symbol of The Islamic Religion in Egypt and Islamic World.

Pyramid of Djoser

It is an archaeological landmark in the necropolis of Saqqara northwest of the ancient city of Memphis in Egypt. It was built during the 27th century BC for the burial of Pharaoh Zoser; it was built for him by his minister, Imhotep. The engineer and doctor, Imhotep, was the chief architect of the vast funerary complex, The first Egyptian pyramid consisted of six terraces built on top of each other, something that represented a tremendous development in the design of the tombs in that era, which was satisfied with one terrace. The Step Pyramid of Djoser is 62 meters (203 feet) high.

Sound and Light show : Pyramids Sound and Light Show with Private Transport

An attractive historical show accompanied by the expressive melodies of music, to explain the effects of the Giza region, the story of the Sphinx and the deep roots of ancient Egyptian civilization, as well as the story of the pyramid builders on a journey through more than 50 centuries, to see how Egypt was brighter and eternal than the rest of the world, The sound and light show was presented in 8 different languages ​​(Arabic, English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian and Japanese) in addition to the newly added language which is Chinese, And his first and main goal is to introduce the civilization of the Pharaohs and their most important achievements in various sciences.

The Pharaonic Village :  Pharaonic Village Tours in Cairo

The Pharaonic Village is a unique life experience by navigating the water canals that surround the village, where you will find yourself in the heart of Egyptian history. Whenever you turn your face, you will find the voices and signs of ancient Egyptian life. In the end, you will succumb to your feeling, which will assure you that you have crossed the bright past, The idea of ​​the Pharaonic village is based on bringing the ancient Egyptian ages closer to the visitor, where the visitor passes at the beginning of his visit to the representatives who wear the Pharaonic dress and simulate the ancient ones in the manufacture of papyrus, hunting, drawing, sculpture, agriculture, mummification and others, The most distinguishing feature of the Pharaonic Village after the trip is the floating boat, the various museums that deal with all the history of ancient and modern Egypt, the Pyramids Museum, the Coptic Museum, the embalming museum, the Modern Egypt Museum, the Napoleon Museum and the Cleopatra Museum, each of which deals with an historical era and is supported by pictures and mini-machines for the most important events, battles, clothes and tools used During that period in the history of Egypt, there is the Ptolemaic Museum, the Heritage Museum, Tutankhamun’s Tomb, the Creeds Museum, the Boat Museum, the Islamic Museum, and the Gamal Abdel Nasser and Sadat museums.

Mosque of Ibn Tulun

Mosque of Ibn Tulun On top of a small rock located in a mountain thanks to the area of ​​Qalb al-Kabsh, the largest historic mosque in Egypt was built in Cairo, which was ordered to be built by Ahmed Ibn Tulun, founder of the Tulunid State, The Ibn Tulun Mosque was built to become the third mosque and mosque built in the Islamic capital of Egypt after the Amr ibn al-As Mosque in Fustat, and the Askar Mosque in the city of Askar

Ben Ezra Synagogue

It is one of the Egyptian Jewish temples, The temple was essentially a church called the “Church of the Shimonites” and the Orthodox Church sold it to the Jewish community, There is a legend that tells that the synagogue of Ibn Ezra was built in the place where the daughter of Pharaoh the Prophet Moses was found in the Nile. And in modern times, it became Bin Ezra, The documents illustrate the lives of the Jews in the Middle Ages and tell the social conditions they faced as well as the organizations they led. Despite increasing discrimination against Egyptian Jews due to the rise of Zionism in the twentieth century, many Jews remained proud of their Egyptian identity, for example: the Egyptian Jewish Youth Association. In 1935, this association declared
-Saints sergius and bacchus church
It is the ancient church built over the place where the Holy Family resided during the flight and has the cave of escape at the Temple, And its current location is what is known as the compound of religions in old Cairo, The Church of Saints Sergius and Wakhos known as “Abu Sarjeh” was established in the late seventh century by Athanasius, Inside the church, we find a mixture of old architectural style, medieval architecture and modern day architecture

The Coptic Museum

The Coptic Museum is located in ancient Egypt within the boundaries of the Babylon Fortress, whose remains are located behind the museum building, The first director of the Coptic Museum was Marcus Pasha thick, and he has been running it for 34 years, The Coptic Museum contains about 20 thousand artifacts, The Coptic Museum has a 108-year history.

Cairo Tower

It is a tower located in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, built between 1956 and 1961 from reinforced concrete on the design of the Egyptian lotus flower, Its height is 187 meters and it is 43 meters higher than the Great Pyramid in Giza. At the top of the Cairo Tower, there is a tourist restaurant on a rotating platform that revolves around the restaurant, to see Cairo’s landmarks from all sides, It is one of the most prominent landmarks of Cairo, which is located in the island area, the Cairo Tower, which consists of 16 floors and stands on the base of Aswan granite stones that were previously used by the ancient Egyptians in building their temples and tombs, and the journey inside the tower elevator takes 45 seconds to see when you stand on top Full panorama of Cairo, Pyramids, TV building, Sphinx, Nile, Salah El-Din Castle, Al-Azhar and on the 14th floor a restaurant.

Tahrir Square

It is the largest square in Cairo, Egypt, Tahrir Square symbolized the freedom and steadfastness of peoples when it witnessed several confrontations between protesters and the security forces, including the events of the 1919 revolution and the 1935 demonstrations against the English, occupation and the bread revolution on January 18 and 19 of 1977, including the revolution of January 25 in 2011, and that revolution ended with the overthrow of the regime The ruler of President Mohamed Hosni Mubarak, who has become a symbol of the demonstrators, their steadfastness, and their freedom, Tahrir Square is one of the few squares in Cairo with a unique well planned.

Eat Koshary From Abu Tariq

The most popular Egyptian folk food consists of pasta, rice, black lentils, fried onions and tomato sauce, An old tale that carries the story of a great struggle, which started in the year 1963, when its hero began practicing his profession inherited from his grandparents, which is selling a dish called “The King of Egyptian Food, From a small vehicle that Abu Tariq roamed in central Cairo to a large four-storey restaurant in Egypt, “Koshary Abu Tariq” won the admiration of many people, which led to his expansion and opening of his branches in different cities, including Dubai, The chef wears his gloves and tightly rules the cooking robe, in preparation for preparing a popular Egyptian meal, bearing among its components the touch of Abu Tariq, which mainly depends on preparing the ingredients every hour and a half, with the aim of serving the dish fresh, Many nationalities hesitate to “Koshary Abu Tariq” restaurant, which was established in Dubai in 2017, including residents of Indian, Filipino and Russian nationalities, in addition to Emiratis and various visitors from other Arab countries, The popularity of this popular dish is due to its cheapness, as it is eaten by people of different classes, whether they are workers, school students or even employees. Not only that, but Koshari is a vegetarian meal that is satiated and useful at the same time.

Cairo Opera House / 

It opened in 1988 and is located in its new building, which was built as a grant from the Japanese government to its Egyptian counterpart on the island’s land in Cairo. The house was built in the Islamic style, The opera holds cultural salons, art galleries and summer music festivals for amateur bands, as well as the work of major artists and international bands.

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