Cairo

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Cairo featuring heritage architecture

Discover one of the world’s greatest ancient civilisations in the museums and nearby pyramids of Egypt’s dynamic and surprisingly modern capital.

Cairo is a cultural delight. Discover glittering ancient treasures in the Egyptian Museum, explore the breathtaking architecture and streetscapes of Islamic Cairo and immerse yourself in the contemporary arts on the island of Gezira. Just 30 minutes’ drive from downtown Cairo at the Giza Plateau, enter the tombs of the pharaohs at the Great Pyramids and marvel at the Great Sphinx.

Start your adventure into the history of the city by exploring Old Cairo, an area surrounded by the walls of Babylon Fortress, dated at nearly 2,000 years old. In the area around the fortress, known as Coptic Cairo, you will find the Coptic Museum, home to artefacts of early Christian history, art and culture. Don’t miss the Hanging Church, which has religious paintings from the 8th to the 18th centuries. Next door, at the Ben Ezra Synagogue, visit the place baby Moses is said to have been found.

For a taste of contemporary Egyptian culture, head across one of the many bridges to Gezira Island, located in the centre of the Nile. Experience Egypt’s incredibly rich music scene at the Cairo Opera House or at the Egyptian Center for Culture and Art (Makan). Then dine by the Nile’s ancient waters or join a dinner cruise to take in the lights of Cairo at night.

If you’re keen to take some of Cairo home with you, go shopping at the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar. Here, you can sample street food and wander the labyrinth of stalls selling jewellery, perfume, spices, hand-painted pots and brass lanterns. After the bustle of the bazaar, take a break in one of Cairo’s green spots. Picnic in Al-Azhar Park’s shady, landscaped gardens or enjoy the views over the city from one of the restaurants that ring the park.

Cairo is easy to navigate via subway and bus services, but for trips to Giza and the Old City it’s best to go with a guided group so you don’t miss anything!

Novotel Cairo Airport
Novotel Cairo Airport
4 out of 5
Salah Salem Highway, Cairo
The price is AU$92 per night from 7 Feb. to 8 Feb.
Located near the airport, this family-friendly hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Tivoli Dome, City Stars and Baron Empain Palace. Virgin Mary's Tree and Egyptian ...
3.6/5 Good! (964 reviews)
"The cleanliness of the hotel, food and service."

Reviewed on 20 Jan. 2022

Novotel Cairo Airport
Le Méridien Cairo Airport
Le Méridien Cairo Airport
5 out of 5
Cairo Airport , Terminal 3, Cairo
The price is AU$153 per night from 27 Jan. to 28 Jan.
Located in Heliopolis, this luxury hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Baron Empain Palace, City Stars and Cairo International Convention Centre. Cairo International ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (673 reviews)
"Some noisy nights due to wedding parties. Transportation lilmited due to location being within airport perimeters. Very friendly and supportive staff. Excellent room."

Reviewed on 16 Jan. 2022

Le Méridien Cairo Airport
Kempinski Nile Hotel Cairo
Kempinski Nile Hotel Cairo
5 out of 5
12 Ahmed Ragheb Street, Cornish El-Nile, Garden City, Cairo
The price is AU$268 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.
This family-friendly Cairo hotel is located on the riverwalk, within 1 mi (2 km) of American University of Cairo, Egyptian Museum and Tahrir Square. Cairo Opera ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (793 reviews)
"The hotel was in a wonderful location in downtown Cairo on the Nile. The views from the room are somewhat distorted by the street traffic, but it is still nice to see the river. The room and hotel were very clean and beautiful, and we enjoyed the breakfast. The only complaint was that we arrived ..."

Reviewed on 8 Jan. 2022

Kempinski Nile Hotel Cairo
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NewCity Suites & Apartments
NewCity Suites & Apartments
3 out of 5
39 Chark Compound, infront of new AUC Campus, New Cairo
The price is AU$105 per night from 28 Jan. to 29 Jan.
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of The American University in Cairo and Point 90 Mall. Maxim Mall is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) ...
3.5/5 Good! (50 reviews)
A very nıce hotel
"It was amazıng the Staff was very helpfull ,kınd and very polıte"

Reviewed on 24 Sep. 2021

NewCity Suites & Apartments
Prime Residence Studio #13
Prime Residence Studio #13
New Cairo, Cairo Governorate
The price is AU$110 per night from 28 Jan. to 29 Jan.
Situated in New Cairo, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Point 90 Mall and The American University in Cairo. Maxim Mall is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
"The staff was very friendly, room was spacious, location is good."

Reviewed on 26 Oct. 2021

Prime Residence Studio #13
Sultan Luxurious Townhouse Near AUC
Sultan Luxurious Townhouse Near AUC
4 out of 5
AUC Avenue Mena Residence Compound, Villa T7G, New Cairo, New Cairo
The price is AU$1,457 per night from 11 Feb. to 12 Feb.
Situated in the entertainment district, this villa is within 1 mi (2 km) of Point 90 Mall and The American University in Cairo. Maxim Mall and Downtown Katameya ...
5/5 Exceptional! (3 reviews)
"The property is beautiful, spacious, clean and well maintained. Central location. In a secure gated compound. The host, Mr. Sultan is kind, caring and thoughtful. Wonderful man. K.A."

Reviewed on 16 Dec. 2021

Sultan Luxurious Townhouse Near AUC
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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