- Duration: 1 Day
- Location: Cairo
- Availability: Available Everyday
- Pick up and drop off: Cairo Airport
- Tour Type: Private
Excellent Long layover Tour from Cairo Airport
Discover the amazing wonders of ancient and modern Egypt by exploring Cairo through this Long Layover Tour from Cairo Airport. Having a long layover in Cairo is a great chance to take in all the iconic sites and tour Cairo like a long vacation! This tour is like two days tours done in one single day. At the end of the tour, you shall regret the fact that your layover was not long enough to keep touring this great city.
We guarantee the best experience during this short time. A Private Egyptologist tour guide is included and will accompany you all the time in Cairo enhancing your visit with information about modern and ancient Egypt, as well as telling you about life in Egypt and the Egyptian traditions. You will get to taste the Egyptian yummy food, as well as drink Egyptian drinks, and even walk like an Egyptian :). We only use modern air-conditioned vehicles and professional tour guides to make sure you get the most out of your layover time comfortably. An ultimate experience will be added to your list. Let’s book you for this very special tour.
Long transits are ideal to take in all the sites of interest. Upon arrival, pick you up and assist with airport formalities. Join the Egypt Fun Tour guide to start the tour to the Giza pyramids to see the old Great Pyramids of Egypt and the giant Sphinx, Giza tour includes Khufu great pyramid, King Chephren Pyramid, Mykarinus Pyramid, the mummification temple, and the Queen’s pyramids. Proceed to the Egyptian national museum of Antiquities to see the collection of the boy King Tut, as well as 120000 pieces from ancient Egypt.
Continue your tours with the Egypt Fun tour guide to the citadel of Saladin to see the ancient fortress and the great alabaster mosque of Mohamed Ali. Finish your tours at the old authentic part of medieval Cairo with an amazing walking tour in the main old street ofEl- Mui’z, finish at Khan El-Khalili’s large tourist bazaar, and get a well-worth cup of tea at El-Fishawy cafe.
The highlights of the Long Layover Tour from Cairo Airport
- Giza Pyramids
- Khufu great pyramid
- Mykarinus pyramid
- Chephren Pyramid
- Solar boat museum (optional)
- Mummification temple
- The Great Sphinx
- The Queens pyramids
- Egyptian Museum of Antiquities
- Citadel of Saladin
- The Alabaster Mosque of Muhammad Ali
- Islamic Medieval Cairo
- El-Muizz street
- The old medieval mosques
- Khan Elkhalili tourist bazaar
Detailed itinerary of the Long Layover Tour from Cairo Airport
Pick up from Cairo airport and assist with airport formalities. This is a long Cairo layover tour from Cairo International Airport (CAI). It features Giza’s great pyramids, the Egyptian national museum of Antiquities, the Citadel of Saladin, Mohamed Ali alabaster mosque, Islamic medieval Cairo, & Khan El-Khalili tourist bazaar. Transfer back to Cairo airport.
Please note: A long layover allows you to visit many places in Cairo, however, you can customize this tour your way and only choose what you want to see and just spend more time in every attraction.
STOP 1: Cheops Great Pyramid
The Great Pyramid of King Cheops is the only still-standing wonder of the ancient wonders of the world. The Pyramid is 4600 years old and made of 3 million blocks of limestone.
STOP 2: Queens’ Pyramids & Cheops Solar Boat
The 3 little Pyramids of Cheops’ Queens, his daughter, and two of his wives. He built smaller Pyramids for them. You will probably get inside one of them. The Solar Boat of King Cheops (optional stop)
STOP 3: Panorama Photo Stop
We stop to see the Panoramic view of the 3 pyramids of the Kings and take a great photo with them in the background.
STOP 4: The Great Sphinx & The Mummification Temple
The Great Sphinx is a statue that belongs to King Chephren. The statue is 22.5 meters high and 72 meters in length. We stop in the mummification temple to know how the King was mummified.
STOP 5: Egyptian Museum of Antiquities
The Museum is the largest of its kind with around 120000 pieces. It was opened in 1901. The Museum accommodates the collection of Yoya & Thoya who were the great-grandparents of King Tut.
- LUNCH: Egyptian Local Lunch
STOP 6: Citadel of Saladin
The citadel was built by Saladin to defend Cairo against the Crusaders as well as his x-rulers the Fatimids. The citadel is the largest in Egypt and was used by later Kings. It accommodates two Museums, 3 mosques, and many other buildings. We stop and enter the Alabaster Mosques of Muhamed Ali
STOP 7: Islamic Medieval Cairo
Al-Qahira is an old fortified city that was built around 1000 years ago with large solid fortified walls. The name Al-Qahira which means the almighty undefeated city was given to the city which was translated as Cairo later. The name Cairo “Al-Qahira” Did not exist before building this fortified city. We will walk on El-Muez Street, watch the old large mosques, and get inside one mosque.
STOP 8: Khan El-Khalili Tourist Bazaar
The bazaar is the oldest tourist bazaar in Egypt. It is an open area souq. Khan El-Khalili is a must-see attraction as the buildings date back to the medieval era with beautiful architecture & design.