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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
From $70.00
 
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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Use the Metro

The Cairo Metro is great, fast, efficient, frequent and CHEAP - only 1EP per rideCant ask for more than thatIt is frequent, and very easy to use.Give it a go and you will enjoy the experianceGo have a...
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stevemt
Aug 14, 2015

The Cheapest and Fastest Ways to the Pyramids

Getting to the Giza Pyramids from Downtown Cairo can be expensive and time consuming. A taxi will cost you at the minimum 50 LE ($10) each way and takes about an hour to and from the Pyramids. The...
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wilocrek
Jun 15, 2012

Giza Pyramids by Metro & Taxi combination

Not that difficult if you're staying in the downtown - which more likely that you will be - or around the Tahrir Square or any other places near the Metro Station, especially the Line 2 - Shubra to...
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June.b
Jun 22, 2011

Cairo Metro

I took the metro several times -- to/from Giza (pyramids), Mar Girgis (Coptic Cairo) and New El MArg (near the airport). There are currently 2 lines (3rd coming soon), Line 1 that goes to Coptic Cairo...
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June.b
Jun 22, 2011

Cairo Metro

Must say that we only used the metro once while in Cairo from Sadat station (near the Egyptian Museum) to Coptic Cairo (Mari Girgis station). The cost was 1LE to travel one way on any line, but the...
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chizz
Apr 04, 2011

Metro: Cheap and Compfy in Cairo

If you're sick of haggling with taxi drivers and jamed roads just enjoy a metro ride! There are currently two lines running, but I must admit that those are not linking tourist spots. The Egyptian...
missscruise
Dec 08, 2009

Metro

On most Metro/Underground/Subway maps you'll see a line going out towards the airport. Ignore this as there are only two lines in Cairo, the third is under construction and will probably be finished...
TTRefuge
Mar 23, 2009

Cairo's Metro - all is not lost

Do you find using Cairo's taxis exhausting (i.e. haggle every fare)? Time consuming (i.e. Cairo is notorious for its traffic jams, rush hour or not)? Scary (i.e. the city's roads are like one giant...
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Tijavi
Sep 07, 2007

Cairo's best transport!

The Cairo Metro network, the only one in Africa, is surprisingly efficient and clean. For anyone who knows the city, these two qualities are impossibly rare. The system currently has two lines, with...
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MM212
May 03, 2007

Cairo Metro

The Cairo Metro in Egypt is Africa's only full-fledged metro system. The system currently consists of two operational lines, with a third in an advanced stage of planning. The metro is run by the...
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miman
Aug 01, 2006

Works like a well-oiled machine

One of my guide books said "the Cairo metro works like nothing else in this country-- clean, fast, and efficient" and I tend to agree.Cheap way to get around quick (LE1 for a trip to the pyramids VS...
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leigh767
Jul 30, 2006

The only African Subway

Cairo is the only African city with a subway system. The Metro is reliable, fast and the stations are much cleaner than most other public places. OPERATION5:30 - 24:00 every 5-6 minutes during rush...
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frockland
May 03, 2006
 
 
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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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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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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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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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