Explore the Great Pyramids and a shopper’s paradise, in Cairo
The administrative capital of Egypt and home to the Great Pyramids of Giza, Cairo is a city buzzing with life, 24 hours a day. Our Cairo holidays will give you an unrivalled introduction to this vibrant metropolis. In Cairo, there is daily cacophony of sights and sounds – honking horns, children playing in the streets and merchants selling their wares. It is home to ancient temples, tombs, Christian churches, Muslim monuments and Egyptian antiquities. This is a destination that both confounds the senses and enriches the mind.
On a Cairo tour, we’ll show you an incredible selection of shopping, leisure and nightlife activities. A trip to the famous Khan el-Khalili bazaar will bring out the inner shopaholic in anyone. Largely unchanged since the 14th century, this bustling souk sells spices, perfumes, gold, silver, carpets, brass and copperware, leatherwork, glass, ceramics and mashrabiya.
Alternatively, why not try some of the famous street markets. Wekala al-Balaq is renowned for fabrics including Egyptian cotton, the Tentmakers Bazaar for appliqué-work, Mohammed Ali Street for musical instruments. In addition, the Camel Market makes for a fascinating diversion.
This is, and has been for over a thousand years, a shopper's paradise.