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Departure Mon, 26 Nov Return Tue, 04 Dec
LGW London
CAI Cairo
return from £245
Departure Mon, 26 Nov Return Sun, 02 Dec
DXB Dubai
CAI Cairo
return from £210
Departure Sun, 02 Dec Return Sat, 08 Dec
BEY Beirut
CAI Cairo
return from £156
Departure Sat, 24 Nov Return Wed, 28 Nov
JED Jeddah
CAI Cairo
return from £140
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Travelling to Cairo

Cairo Attractions

Cairo is a chaotic yet exhilarating mass of iconic landmarks, buzzing markets and historic culture situated within a fast paced ever-evolving modern metropolis. At its medieval core lies one of the world's earliest Islamic areas, an intoxicating world of mosques, haggling crowds in the souqs, madrasas and hammams. The city is dominated by the sight of the towering Giza Pyramids in the distance, whose impressive history can be traced back several thousand years. Whether you're keen to delve into what the vibrant bazaars have to offer, gaze at ancient wonders or sip refreshing mint tea while listening to evocative traditional music, you're guaranteed a memorable visit.

Things to do in Cairo

Dotted with some of the world's most fascinating sights, monuments and culture, Cairo is a magnetic city with much to see and do. During your stay you can marvel at the Pyramids and Tutankhamen's burial mask, browse the markets for handcrafted souvenirs and jewellery or take a cruise down the Nile at sunset before savouring an authentic meal in the alleys of Khan el Khalili.

When visiting Cairo be sure to:

  • Visit the Egyptian Museum, home to over 120,000 artefacts including mummies, sarcophagi, pottery, jewellery and King Tutankhamen's solid gold mask
  • Drink a coffee at Fishawi Café, one of Cairo's first established cafes and an important gathering places for locals
  • Witness historical treasures in the Museum of Islamic Art that covers the Fatimid, Mamluk, Abbassid, Ummayad, Ottoman, and Ayyubbid dynasties
  • Walk around the fortifications of the Salah El-Din Citadel
  • Visit one of Ancient Egypt's greatest mysteries, the Great Sphinx of Giza
  • Take a tour of the unmissable Pyramids of Giza, symbols of the city
  • Taste local dishes and order a meze selection to share in the bustling downtown areas
  • See the Al-Azhar Mosque, one of the city's original mosques, which also houses one of the world's oldest universities
  • Take in the sights of Coptic Cairo (old Cairo) featuring Roman relics, museums and evidence of Cairo's early Christian period
  • Bargain for traditional souvenirs in the Khan el-Khalili souq, a labyrinth of tiny stores and workshops
  • Soak up the sights and culture of Gezira Island as well as some of the city's top restaurants
Cairo

Cairo Airports

Cairo International Airport is Cairo's main airport and a hub for international traffic. It is Egypt's busiest airport. The airport has three main terminals that handle commercial services and are linked by a shuttle bus.

  • Cairo International Airport

    Top Carriers

    A number of international airlines operate flights to Cairo including: EGYPTAIR, Emirates and British Airways. Both Emirates and British Airways have been recognized as two of the Top 15 airlines in the world, according to eDreams Best Airlines study 2016.

    Location

    Cairo International Airport is situated about 14 miles northeast of the city centre in Heliopolis.

    Transportation

    There are several ways to travel between the airport and central Cairo. If you are driving, you can access the city via the Oroba Road or via the new road (which connects Terminal 3 with the Ring Road and Suez Road). A shuttle bus runs between the different terminals. There is also a Cairo Airport Shuttle Bus that runs to a number of different destinations including the city centre. Taxis are available in arrivals.

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