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Islamic Cairo History Tour
"Meet your guide at Al-Azhar Park Aslam Al-Silahdar mosque Saint Fatima mosque the Al-Tunbugha al-Maridani mosque and the Al-mihmandar mosque. Continue with Qijmas al-Isaaqi mosque Bab Zweila gate and Al-Salih Talaei mosque.Following with Farag ibn Barquq's Madrasa and Sabil-Kuttab The tent-makers' covered market Al-kurdi mosque
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Overnight Trip to Cairo from Alexandria Port
Enjoy an overnight trip from Alexandria to Cairo and experience the best of Egypt. This is a shore excursion and you can be sure you will be returned to your ship 2 hours before departure."""Overnight trip to Cairo starts and ends from Alexandria Port visiting Giza Pyramids Sphinx Memphis Sakkara Egyptian Museum and Felucca Ride on the Nile for an hour."
From $250.00
 
Day tour Visiting the Highlights of Alexandria: The Catacombs Alexandria library Roman Theater
"At 8:00 am you will be picked up from your hotel in Alexandria by your expert licensed tour guide then start your full day tour visiting the best sites in Alexandria. Start with New library the biggest library in the world now with 8 million books visit the site of the ancient lighthouse; one of the seven wonders of ancient world and end before lunch visiting the Palaces of Farouk.Then stop for lunch in best sea view restaurant in Alexandria. A full meal per person is included beverages are additional cost. After lunch visit Pompys Pillar the remains of ancient library of Alexandria the Roman Amphitheatre
From $82.00

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Recommended Items to take

Its good to take a small handbag or backpack to keep all your things in when your out on excursions. I usually take a small rucksack & keep all my things in such as camera, sunglasses, suncream,...
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Heavens-Mirror
Sep 28, 2005

Toilet paper

Yes, this may sound weird but in Egypt / Cairo (including cairo airport) most toilets have running water instead of toilet paper. This is designed with orthodox Muslim rules but become a bit...
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travelife
Feb 22, 2005

Take Paper Tissue for the Loo!

Overnight sleeper trains can provide a fairly decent ride to cities all over Egypt. However, keep in mind that some trains carrying many passengers rarely re-stock their bathrooms with tissue and...
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Court94403
Jul 06, 2009

Weird things I pack

Sponge - you never know what the bathroom will be like in budget accommodations, so I always bring a good sponge, just in case!I also bring a couple of extra towels, really small ones like dish...
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mariocibelli
Aug 10, 2004

Always carry tissues!

When you are in Egypt, always carry a travel-size pack of tissues/kleenex with you. They can be a life saver, because most public bathrooms do not have toilet paper in them.You can buy small packs...
trovadora
Mar 25, 2005

Sunblock and immodium

Sunblock-- order of the day. DO NOT forget it as they are not that readily available here. Garnier's range is very effective; try SPF 50+. Food poisoning,to lesser or greater extents, is a very...
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leigh767
Jul 30, 2006

Packing List

Cruise Water in Egypt is not drinkable from the tap! Stock up lots of mineral bottled water upon arrival!!! Try not to eat anything that's not cooked - many in my tour group was having a hard time...
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Sharrie
Aug 25, 2002

Bowel problems

Wear runners everywhere, you might look like a dag but, the roads and sights dont do to much for your Italian shoes. Comfort is important if you want to do the Km. make sure you bring something to...
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artvanderlay63
Jul 06, 2007

Sun Block not a problem here but shoes are!

Do not buy shoes in Egypt!!! Most of the shoes you see are poorly made, even if they look good they won't last. Any shoes that are logo type are probably knock offs. Bring your own. For evening bring...
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Cairo46
Sep 20, 2007

toilet paper!!

wear sport shoes rather than sandals! toilet paper!! granted that most toilets would have a person handing out toilet papers to u for a small fee but having to drink loads of water n having to go to...
cynthia81
Nov 21, 2007

Presonal items a must.

Something you can put a small lock on to keep someone from picking through it when your not there.I doubt they would take the whole bag but they might take small items you would not notice right away....
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angelsmom13
Mar 30, 2010

Over the counter medication

Most medication is available without prescription from pharmacies. Malaria prevention is not necessary as there is no danger usually from malaria in Egypt. Tablets for diarrhoea or gastric upsets...
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uglyscot
Jan 24, 2011
 
 
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Things to Do Near Cairo

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Khan el Khalili

This is a lovely place to have tea (chai) or to walk around. Some nights a week there are Dervish dances in the mosque next door to this market. Since I do not smoke, not even shisha, I ordered a tea...
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Agricultural Museum

In the Agricultural museum, it is interesting to see the kind of food the ancient Egyptians eat. There are so many grains and fruits remaining from 4000 years ago and more. We know the pyramid...
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Wekalet El Ghoury - Wekalet el Ghouri Arts Center

Egyptian Tanoura Show is different from the Turkish Whirling Dervishes! The Tanoura Show originated in egypt and is usually performed by Egyptian Sufi Muslims and the Tanoura is similar to the...
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Nilometer

There are still a handful of these ancient structures left but they are well off the beaten path. These are the measuring devices of the ancient Egyptian fortunes - the Nile being too high or too low...
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Islamic Cairo

One of 20 caravanserais left in Cairo, Wikalet Bazar'a dates from the 17th century. Despite being built in the Ottoman period, it follows the plan of Mamluke-period Cairene caravanserais, which...
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Mosque of Muhammad Ali - Alabaster

At the opposite side of the Mohamed Ali mosque there is the smaller El Nasir mosque which I enjoyed more as it was poorer I mean not as much decorated as the other one. This one was built between 1318...
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