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Egypt Day Tours

Check the best Egypt Day Tours to discover ancient Egypt’s history, civilization, and archeology. 

There are always exciting and unusual Egypt Excursions that you can enjoy while you are in Egypt. From Giza to Upper Egypt then the Red Sea and the beautiful Sinai, whatever you are looking for you will find it here.

Enjoy visiting the best tourist attractions in Egypt such as the great pyramids of Giza, Egyptian Museum, Citadel of Salah al-Din, Islamic Cairo, Coptic Cairo, and many more.

Also, you can enjoy visiting the temples of Luxor and Aswan such as Luxor Temple, Karnak Temple, Hatshepsut Temple, Abu Simbel, Philae Temple, Kom Ombo, and other Pharaonic monuments.

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Explore the interior of Sinai and visit the Monastery of St. Catherine and Mount Sinai. If you are a sea lover, you can spend some time relaxing and enjoying the charm of the Red Sea in Hurghada, Marsa Alam, and Sharm El Sheikh.

There are many activities you can do and enjoy such as diving in the best places in the Red Sea. Also, you can watch coral reefs or take a fishing trip in the Red Sea in an unprecedented experience.

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Half Day Tour of Giza Pyramids – Cairo Tour

Start From$40
4 Hours
A trip to Cairo isn't complete until you see the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx. Even though more than 3000 years have passed, the Pyramids of Giza are still the most well-known place to visit in Egypt. The rest of the seven wonders of the world are the same as they were when they were first built. Book this half-day Cairo Pyramids Tour and enjoy going to the Giza Plateau.
Egyptian Museum Half Day Tour: Explore Ancient Treasures

Half Day Tour to The Egyptian Museum

Start From$40
4 Hours
Can you go to Cairo without going to the Egyptian Museum? Enjoy the best private tour of Cairo to see the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square, which has Tutankhamun's treasures that were buried in his tomb for over 3,500 years and more...
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Giza Pyramids Saqqara Memphis Tour

Giza Pyramids & Saqqara & Memphis – Egypt Excursions

Start From$60
8 Hours
Enjoy a pure Pharaonic tour that will take you back in time to see the pyramids, which were one of the ancient world's seven wonders. You will be amazed by the Pyramids of Giza, Cheops, Khafre, Menkaure, and the Great Sphinx, as well as the pyramid of Saqqara, which was the first pyramid built in Egypt. After that, you will go to the ancient city of Memphis, which was the capital of the Pharaohs. Book the best tour of Egypt's pyrmids now!
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Day tour to Giza Pyramids & Egyptian Museum

Start From$60
8 Hours
The most popular day trips in Egypt over the years. On a day trip to the Pyramids of Giza, you can learn about the history of ancient Egypt and see how big the pyramids of Cheops, Khafre, Menkaure, and the Great Sphinx are. Then you'll go downtown to see the Egyptian Museum, which has the world's biggest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts.
Giza Pyramids Tour: Explore Egyptian Museum & Khan Khalili

Giza Pyramids & Egyptian Museum & Khan Khalili

Start From$65
8 Hours
Explore the beautiful desert around the Giza Pyramids and see the Cheops, Khafre, Menkaure, and Great Sphinx pyramids. Then go to Hussein Square and see the Egyptian Museum and Khan El Khalili Bazaar. With the best Cairo city tour, you'll have a tour like no other and get some beautiful photos.
Day tour to Giza Pyramids & Sphinx & Egyptian Museum

Giza Pyramids & Egyptian Museum & Islamic Cairo

Start From$90
8 Hours
By booking this Cairo day trip, you can go back in time thousands of years and see the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, which are two of the seven ancient wonders of the world. You will learn about the great Egyptian Museum and the Islamic part of Cairo by going to the Citadel of Salah El-Din and the Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque.
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Coptic And Islamic Cairo Tour

Coptic And Islamic Cairo Tour

Start From$50
8 Hours
Find out about the history of the Islamic and Coptic cultures and have an amazing spiritual Coptic and Islamic Cairo tour. You will enjoy seeing the Islamic-style mosques, palaces, and homes. Then you will be amazed by how beautiful and well-decorated the Coptic churches and the synagogue of Ben Ezra are in Old Cairo.
Khan El Khalili

Day Tour to Egyptian Museum & Khan El Khalili

Start From$50
8 Hours
While you are in Cairo on your vacation, you will visit the Egyptian Museum and the Khan El-Khalili Bazaar to get the most out of your shopping experience. While in Cairo, you will discover the historic riches that King Tutankhamun amassed throughout his reign.
Cairo Layover Tours

Egyptian Museum, Citadel & Khan Khalili Bazaar

Start From$70
8 Hours
Enjoy a tour of Cairo to see the best sights, such as the Egyptian Museum, which has a rare collection of over 250,000 real artifacts, the Citadel of Salah El-Din, the famous Khan Khalili Bazaar, lunch at a good local Egyptian restaurant, and sitting in a local café to drink Egyptian tea and smoke Shisha.
Coptic Cairo

Egyptian Museum & Coptic Cairo & Khan Khalili Bazaar

Start From$75
8 Hours
With the best Cairo private tour, you can see the Ben Ezra Synagogue, the Ben Sirga Church, the Hanging Church, and the Khan Khalili Bazaar. Also, you will have lunch at a good local Egyptian restaurant and sit in a local café to drink Egyptian tea and smoke Shisha.

Egyptian Museum & Khan El Khalili & Sound & Light Show

Start From$75
8 Hours
With our finest Cairo tour, you can see the Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids, visit the Egyptian Museum and the Khan Khalili Bazaar, and relax at a local café while drinking Egyptian tea and smoking shisha.
Islamic Cairo

Islamic Cairo & Coptic Cairo & Egyptian Museum

Start From$70
8 Hours
Visit the Citadel of Salah El-Din, the Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque, the Abu Sirga Church, the Hanging Church, the Ben Ezra Synagogue, and the Egyptian Museum in Cairo to learn about the characteristics of Islamic and Coptic civilization.
Khan El Khalili

Islamic Cairo & Coptic Cairo & Khan El Khalili

Start From$65
8 Hours
Visit some of the most well-known Islamic and Coptic monuments in Cairo, such as the Citadel of Salah El-Din, the Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque, the Abu Sirga Church, the Hanging Church, the Ben Ezra Synagogue, and the well-known Khan Khalili Bazaar. Other notable sites include the Hanging Church and the Ben Ezra Synagogue.
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Unusual Cairo Tour

Unusual Cairo Day Tour to Experience New Activities

Start From$60
6 Hours
During a unique day tour in Cairo, there are many things to do. Sit in a cafe in Khan el-Khalili, visit the Cairo Tower, walk along the Nile Corniche, and ride a horse-drawn carriage to live like a real Egyptian. Or, you can spend the day in the countryside of Egypt and eat delicious home-cooked Egyptian food in a unique and unforgettable way.
Samaan El Kharaz

Day tour to Garbage City & Islamic & Coptic Cairo

Start From$65
8 Hours
If you like Egypt, especially Cairo, don't miss this chance to see the Samaan El Kharaz cave church, Citadel of Salah El-Din, Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque, Sirga Church, Hanging Church, and the Ben Ezra Synagogue.
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Day Trip to Alexandria City from Cairo

Start From$90
10 Hours
Take a great day trip from Cairo to Alexandria and see the Roman Catacombs, Pompey's Pillar, and Qaitbey Citadel, which has a great view of the sea. Enjoy the best fish meal at an Egyptian restaurant on the sea, then go to the Alexandrina Library and take a walk on the famous Stanley Bridge along the Corniche in Alexandria.
Day Trip to Luxor From Cairo

Day Trip to Luxor from Cairo by flight

Start From$370
12 Hours
Fly from Luxor to Cairo to learn more about ancient Egypt in Upper Egypt. You will see the Karnak Temple, the granite statues of Ramses II, the Avenue of Sphinxes, the fascinating temple of Amon, the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and the Colossi of Memnon.

Day Tour to El Fayoum Oasis & Wadi al Ryan from Cairo

Start From$95
10 Hours
From Cairo, go on an excursion to El Fayoum Oasis and Wadi al Ryan to learn about El Fayoum Oasis, Qaroon Lake, the ancient city of Karanis, and the waterfalls and lake found in Wadi Al-Rian.

Egypt Day Tours by City:

Half Day Layover Tour of Giza Pyramids and Sphinx

Layover Tours

Cairo Layover Tours are designed for those who want to experience the city while in transit via Cairo International Airport. Egypt Excursions are available in a wide range of lengths, so you can choose the one that best fits your schedule. Explore Cairo’s most popular tourist destinations, such as the Giza pyramids and Egypt’s National Museum, as well as the Citadel of Salah al-Din, the Islamic Cairo, and Coptic Cairo. While taking a stroll around Cairo at night, you have the option to sample authentic Egyptian cuisine, including a wide variety of specialties. It is possible to have traditional beverages like tea, hyacinth, and fresh juice, as well as smoke shisha at Khan el Khalili Bazaar’s cafes. Book one of Egypt Excursions online day trips to Egypt now and see the country like a local.

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Egypt Tours

Cairo Tours

There are endless things to see and do in Cairo with Egypt Day Tours with Easy Tours Egypt. If you are looking for an adventure day or night in Cairo, take a look at Cairo Day Tours. Cairo’s glorious past and the majestic Nile River are both worth awe. While visiting Egypt, you will encounter ancient pyramids like Giza and the Sphinx as well as monuments like Saqqara and Memphis. Next, you’ll go downtown to see the world-famous Egyptian Museum, which houses some of the world’s most important treasures, including the Tutankhamun collection. Inside Saladin’s Citadel, the Muhammad Ali Mosque is a stunning example of Islamic architecture. Explore the Islamic and Coptic cultures in Old Cairo, where you will see stunning architecture and interesting artifacts. With a beautiful nightlife, an amazing Tanoura show, and belly dancing while dining, Cairo is the capital of Egypt and a must-see for every traveler to the country. Check out Egypt Day Tours and make a reservation.

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Alexandria Tours

Alexandria, the bride of the Mediterranean, has a history, beauty, and atmosphere to rival any other city in the region. Alexandria Tours are a great way to see everything that the city has to offer, including ancient Roman and Greek ruins and tombs. Visitors to Egypt may see Qaitbay Citadel, constructed on top of Alexandria’s famed lighthouse, as well as Catacombs, Pompey Pillar, and the Alexandrina Library. In Alexandria, the tastiest fish feast of your life is waiting for you at the top Egyptian restaurant, where you may dine while watching the waves lap against the shore. You may take a stroll down Alexandria’s Corniche in the evening and see the city’s most iconic monument, the Stanley Bridge. In addition to the War Museum in El Alamein and the World War II soldiers’ graves in Alexandria, tourists may go to Cairo to visit the Great Sphinx and the pyramids of Cheops, Khafre, and Menkaure. Explore our Egypt Excursions and reserve your preferred one now.

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Luxor Tours

This is one of our most popular categories in Egypt Day Tours. The most interesting monuments of Upper Egypt can be found in Luxor, the most magnificent and largest open-air museum in the world. Luxor Tours offers a variety of activities and attractions to see and do during your visit. Take a hot air balloon ride over the Valley of the Kings in the early hours of the morning after seeing the temples of Karnak, Luxor, and Hatshepsut. Take a cruise on the Nile to visit Kom Ombo, Edfu, and Esna while enjoying the breathtaking views of the Nile. The Philae Temple, the Obelisk, the Dam, and the Temple of Abu Simbel are all worth a trip from Luxor to Aswan if you want to see more of Egypt. Alternatively, spend a day in Cairo touring the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, and Khan El Khalili.

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Abu Simbel Temples

Aswan Tours

Make the most of your time in Aswan by taking advantage of our daily Aswan tours. Enjoy a day on the Nile or visit the obelisk and the Nubian Museum in Aswan, two of the city’s most famous landmarks. The High Dam, Philae Temple, Edfu, Kom Ombo temples, and the famous Abu Simbel Temple are just a few of the many amazing places you might see. It is highly recommended that you spend a day in a Nubian village. The generosity of the people will amaze you. Visit Karnak, Luxor, Hatshepsut, and the Valley of the Kings as you make your way to Luxor, Egypt’s northernmost city in the Nile Delta. Please check out our Egypt Daily Tours if you want to go for more than two days and see some of the most famous attractions in Egypt.

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Egypt Day Tours & Excursions

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    Old Cairo

    The Cairo Tower, also known as Borg Al-Qahira, is a separate tower in the Egyptian capital's Gezira district. It is the most recognizable modern monument in Cairo, presiding over the island of Gezira in the middle of the Nile River. It is the tallest structure in Egypt and North Africa, standing 614 feet / 187 meters tall.

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    Islamic Cairo

    Although no longer the city's commercial center, it is nonetheless a significant historical site. Many beautiful mosques and other historic monuments exist despite the fact that the city walls of old Qahira have been destroyed for some time now.

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  • Muhammad Ali Mosque

    Muhammad Ali Mosque

    You can get a great view of the towering minarets of the Muhammad Ali Mosque from the Citadel of Salah al-Din in Cairo. From this point of view, you can see Cairo and the countryside around it. This imposing tower, formerly known as Saladin Castle, is now home to museums highlighting Egyptian dominance throughout the Middle Ages and into the 19th century.

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    The Hanging Church in Old Cairo

    The hanging church is considered to be the oldest church in the Al-Fustat (Old Cairo) area. It is known as Al-Muallaka (the hanging) because it was built on the ruins of two ancient towers that remained from an ancient fortress called the Fortress of Babylon. It was dedicated to the Virgin Mary and St.Dimiana.

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    Coptic Cairo

    The Coptic Quarter in Cairo, Egypt, is the centre of the city's Christian activity. Saint Mark established the Christian faith about 45 AD, and so a Coptic population - Coptic being a name distinguishing especially Egyptian Christians - started to form. The Coptic Quarter is well recognised for its enormous number of churches packed into a tiny area.

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  • Cairo Tower

    Cairo Tower

    The Cairo Tower, also known as Borg Al-Qahira, is a separate tower in the Egyptian capital's Gezira district. It is the most recognizable modern monument in Cairo, presiding over the island of Gezira in the middle of the Nile River. It is the tallest structure in Egypt and North Africa, standing 614 feet / 187 meters tall.

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  • Tahrir square

    Tahrir square

    Tahrir Square is the largest field in Cairo, Egypt. Initially named Ismailia Square after Khedive Ismail, the name was changed to "Tahrir Square"; it was associated with liberation from colonialism in the 1919 revolution, and the name was officially established in the July 23 Revolution in 1952.

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  • Cairo opera house in Egypt

    Cairo Opera House

    Cairo Opera House: The opera, as an art form, is not far from Eastern or, more specifically, Egyptian taste. The history of Ancient Egypt contains a wealth of information about musical patterns accompanied by dramatic performance and poetry.

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    The Egyptian museum in Cairo

    After the Pyramids, the Egyptian Antiquities Museum, also known as the Egyptian Museum or the Cairo Museum, is the second most visited attraction in Cairo.

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  • Cairo the Capital of Egypt

    Cairo the capital of Egypt

    Egypt's capital is Cairo. It is the Arab world's and Africa's largest city. The city of Giza and the ancient necropolis of Memphis are to the southwest, as are the Giza plateau and its monumental pyramids, such as the Great Pyramid. To the south is the site of the ancient city of Memphis.

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Aswan Nubian

We are trusted by many travelers

Because Easy Tours Egypt is conducted by the best Egyptian Tour Guides with more than 30 years of experience in the industry, they understand guests’ need to be self-sufficient while yet receiving quality service. As a result, we have selected tour guides with extensive expertise and a wide range of qualifications to ensure that our clients get the most out of their Egyptian vacations and memories.

Frequently Asked Questions


Why book with Easy Tours Egypt?
Why book with Easy Tours Egypt? Because we have so much experience, we are happy to use it to make high-quality tourist trips. It doesn’t matter where you want to go in Egypt because we have a network spread across the country.

Is there a discount on booking my tour in advance?
We’re happy to discount people who pay for their tour in full upfront. If the full payment for your tour is made, we will gladly cut the price of your trip by 5%. Discounted tours will not change the date or get money back.

Is there a special price for groups?
Is this true? Easy Tours Egypt does offer a special deal for big group flights. Depending on the type of trip, how long it is, and the number of people, there will be pricing.

How can I contact Easy Tours Egypt to book a tour?
If you want to make a booking, you can call, email, or chat with Easy Tours Egypt at any time. You can also fill out a reservation request form that tells us what kind of trip you want to take, how long it will be, and any other information you can think of. We will get back to you right away with a suggestion from one of our representatives.
– It’s at the bottom of our homepage. You can call us toll-free, send us an email, or use our chat service. Here, you can fill out the form to make a reservation.

What should I do to book a tour and confirm my reservation?
All you have to do is contact us through one of the ways we’ve already discussed in the previous question. In a short time, you’ll get an answer that explains your options. Then, you can make a tour that fits your needs. Once we know what you want to do, we will send you a detailed walking line with all the information and plans you need to make your trip go well.

How much will I pay as a deposit? How will I pay for it?
– A 20% deposit is required for most tours, except during peak times like Christmas and New Year’s when the deposit is 30%. You can use PayPal or a bank transfer to pay the deposit. Our representatives will be ready to help you with any extra information or support you need to make this payment.

If I have to cancel my flight, will I get a refund?
In our Terms and Conditions, we talk about restitution.


Is Egypt safe to visit?
Many tourists have been coming to Egypt for hundreds of years, and the Egyptian people have a good reputation because of how well they treat and welcome tourists. Egyptian cities are usually very safe, especially in places where tourists go. You’ll also be safe because the Egyptian army and police keep an eye on all archaeological sites. In Egypt, tourism is very safe, and the country wants to keep this up.

Is it safe for women to travel alone?
A lot of women have been able to go on trips alone and haven’t been hurt. The police, tourist police, and army are always nearby, and the Egyptians are generally safe and will try to protect solo tourists. The police, tourist police, and army are always nearby. Women who go on their own in Egypt are usually more safe than they are in places like Greece or Italy.

Make sure to take the same safety precautions you would in any other place, and don’t be tempted to walk alone in deserted areas. Take a taxi back to your home. From time to time, you’ll get invitations from people you don’t know, but don’t accept any of them!

Visa & entry to Egypt

How am i able to get my visa to go to Egypt?
Visitors to Egypt should have a passport that is at least six months old when they arrive, and everyone from outside the country should get a visa to enter Egypt. If you want to apply for a traveller visa, you can do so at any Egyptian embassy or diplomatic building in the world.

You can buy a one-month visa in advance if you’re from the following countries and don’t want to wait until you get to Egypt to apply for one. These countries are: Australia, Canada, the EU, Georgia and Japan. This only takes a few minutes to do in the bank window before you go to customs.

Egypt usually has 3 sorts of visas.t.
• Entry Visa – valid for one month; given to any non-Egyptian nationals who come into the country without having bought a visa first.
Any non-Egyptian national who comes into the country for a short period of time, such as for transit, will get a transit visa. A tourist visa, on the other hand, can be valid for up to three months and can be used to visit the country. Single or multiple-entry tickets are also available. Most tourists to Egypt buy their tickets from an Egyptian embassy or diplomatic building before they arrive in the country.

How am i able to apply for a visa to enter Egypt if I live outside my country of nationality?
– In this case, the person will apply for a visa from the Egyptian consulate or embassy in the country where he lives. He can also buy a visa when he arrives at the Cairo, Hurghada, or Luxor airports. In this case, they need to get a visa from the Egyptian embassy or diplomatic building in the country where their passport was made.

Can I extend my traveler visa when it expires?
It is possible to add a traveller, but this will require an extension from a compound building in the Tahrir compound in Cairo or government offices in another city. There is a 2-week grace period when the visa expires, during which you can buy an extension without being punished.

Can I mix my visit to Egypt and another country?
Tourists who go to Egypt usually go to other countries in the Middle East or region on the same trip. We offer business services in Jordan, Turkey, and many other places, and you can find them on our website.

Are there direct flights from the US. to Egypt?
No, EgyptAir, the official Egyptian airline, does not have direct flights from the United States to Cairo. There is a flight from New York, John F. Kennedy airport, to Cairo every five days. The trip takes twelve hours. EgyptAir, on the other hand, also flies directly from l. a. to Cairo. It takes about 17 hours to make this trip. Most people from the US stop in Europe (usually London or Paris) or in a specific area of the world (usually Morocco).

If I gain Cairo flying field from US., what’s the stopover?
Your arrival station depends on the airline you’re being abused by. Terminal 3 is also known as the new terminal in Egypt. Western European and American airlines mostly use this terminal. There are also times when planes like EgyptAir and planes from other countries like Africa and Japan land at Terminal 1.

Purchasing Items

Can I bring cigarettes and alcohol with me when I visit Egypt?
It is always recommended for travelers who want cigarettes and alcohol to buy them on arrival. There are duty-free shops at airports in Cairo, Luxor, Hurghada, El Gouna, and Sharm El Sheikh. Tourists are allowed to buy up to 3 liters of alcohol and up to 200 cigarettes upon arrival.

What happens if I do not buy alcohol and cigarettes upon arrival, will I have the opportunity to buy them elsewhere in Egypt
For tourists 48 hours after arrival to buy these products from any store in Egypt. Duty-Free locations are located in the airports of Cairo, Luxor, Hurghada, El Gouna, and Sharm El Sheikh. There are also many other locations in Cairo and in the hotels of Sharm El Sheikh, El Gouna, and Hurghada.

Can I bring alcohol and cigarette supplies with me from any other country while visiting Egypt?
Cigarettes or alcohol that is brought to Egypt from another country is 1 liter of alcohol and 200 cigarettes.


Do Egyptians speak languages other than Arabic?
Most Egyptians, who live in cities, speak or understand at least some English words or phrases. Fewer Egyptians can speak French, Italian, Spanish and German. However, professionals, who work in the tourism sector, are accustomed to visitors who cannot speak Arabic and will speak enough English and other languages to meet the needs of most travelers.

Do I have to learn Arabic to enjoy my visit to Egypt?
It is always good to learn some Arabic words to express greetings or thanks. If you plan to visit places other than popular tourist destinations, it is recommended to learn some Arabic phrases. Overall, Egyptians are friendly and happy to help anyone, especially foreigners and tourists, even if there is a language barrier.

Opening Hours, Visit religious places & Taking Photographs

What are the working hours for antiquities in Egypt?
Most of Egypt’s monuments, historic sites and museums are open from 09:00 to 17:00. Outdoor historical sites, such as the Pyramids of Giza, for example, are open from 8:00 am until sunset. Some museums have morning hours, from 9 am to 4 pm, and hours in the evening, from 5 pm to 9 pm. During Ramadan, the holy month of Ramadan from the Islamic calendar, be aware that these hours will change dramatically.

What are the working hours of different stores in Egypt?
Most stores in Egypt are open from around 10am and remain open until 10pm. However, many shops, cafes, and restaurants, especially in major cities such as Cairo, Hurghada, Sharm el-Sheikh, Luxor and Alexandria, remain open long afterward and some facilities and shops are open 24 hours in tourist areas such as Khan al-Khalili and within hotels. During Ramadan, the holy month of Ramadan for the Islamic calendar, opening hours may change significantly as shops are closed in the middle of the day and remain open later.

Is it permissible for non-Muslims to enter historical mosques in Egypt?
Non-Muslims are generally welcome to visit mosques in Egypt. However, it is always advisable to seek permission before entering mosques outside Cairo and Alexandria where people are not accustomed to tourists. Tourists and foreigners are welcomed in almost all mosques in Egypt, except those where relatives of the Prophet Muhammad are buried, such as the Hussein Mosque and the Sayyida Zeinab Mosque. Tourists are more than ever welcome to visit most mosques at any time except when they are used to pray, on Friday and during the five daily prayers of the day.

Is there any special dress to follow while visiting a mosque in Egypt?
There is no special clothing to wear while visiting a mosque in Egypt; however, it is strongly recommended to wear modest clothing and in some mosques, women will be asked to cover their hair and possibly their arms and legs. Women and men will be asked to remove their shoes before entering the mosque.

What are the most important historical mosques in Cairo?
Cairo, dubbed “the city of a thousand minarets”, is characterized by a large number of magnificent historical mosques. The most prominent of these are the Mohammed Ali Mosque in the Citadel of Salah al-Din, which was built at the beginning of the nineteenth century, the Sultan Hassan Mosque, built-in 1361, and the Al-Azhar Mosque, built-in 970 AD, which was restored and expanded several times thereafter, the Mosque of Amr ibn al-As. The first mosque in Africa was built in 640 AD, the Mosque of Ahmed Ibn Tulun, built-in 878 AD, and the Mosque of Hakim, built 1013 AD. Tourists are welcome in all these mosques on any day, except Friday.

Are tourists allowed to enter Christian monuments in Egypt?
In Egypt, churches are treated like mosques. Most churches and monasteries welcome tourists and foreigners, except during Lent. A modest dress is also recommended while visiting Christian sights in Egypt.

What are the most prominent Christian monuments in Egypt?
Christianity arrived in Egypt since the first century AD As the birthplace of Christian monasticism, Egypt hosts many interesting churches and monasteries. These include the monastery of St. Catherine in Sinai, the monastery of Abu Makar and the monastery of the Syrians in Wadi Natrun, and the monasteries of St. Anthony and St. Paul near the Red Sea to the northeast of Hurghada. There are many historical churches in Egypt, especially in Cairo and Alexandria, such as St. Barbara Church and the Hanging Church in Coptic Cairo.

Can I take pictures while visiting Egypt’s monuments?
Photography is allowed at most historical sites and museums in Egypt, but some charge an additional fee for taking a camera. However, in some museums, such as the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, and some historical sites, such as the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, photography is prohibited and visitors are required to leave their cameras at the reception desk before entering.

Can I take pictures of people, streets, etc. in Egypt?
Egyptians are known worldwide for their tolerance and hospitality; however, it is always polite to seek permission before taking a picture of people, especially women, shops or products. Photography is not allowed around army bases, airports, dams, bridges and in the metro. In most places where photography is prohibited, there will be signs to notify you.

Hotels & Health

What is the check-in time at hotels in Egypt?
As with many hotels worldwide, the check-in time at most hotels in Egypt is around midday, 12 or 1 pm. If you arrive at the hotel late at night or early in the morning, you may have to pay an extra night to reach your room immediately without having to wait until the normal check-in time.

What are the different hotel types in Egypt?
Accommodation for travelers in Egypt is widely located – everything from global luxury to simple accommodation in the inn. Compare the most beautiful hotels with luxury hotels anywhere, coming from international hotel chains like Movenpick, Hilton, Four Seasons, Sofitel. There are a variety of local hotels ranging from luxurious and simple to a hotel. Egyptian hotels have their own rating system that loosely classifies them on a 5-star scale; however, this standard differs from international standards used elsewhere.

Why stay in a hotel near the pyramids and not in the city center?
If you are in Cairo just for a few days, it will be easier for you to see locations starting from a base in Giza. Traffic from the city center to the pyramids can cause the journey to take more than an hour, which means an early start if you want to experience a full day, especially if you need to enter the Great Pyramid when you are in the plateau before 0800. If you are in Cairo For a while, the hotels in the Pyramids are all resort-based, built on an acre of land with outdoor pools and comfortable areas, something that downtown hotels can’t really afford. This is why you tend to find downtown hotels like towers; extremely long and narrow, while Giza Pyramid hotels are limited in height, but they cover more land.

The cost also comes into the equation as a simple 4-star hotel in the downtown area is more expensive than a 5-star resort in the pyramids. Cairo resembles most of the major cities in the world in this regard, as the ownership of the city center is much more expensive. Although it may seem that downtown hotels carry the luxury of being able to wander around the area for shopping, restaurants, etc. Most Pyramid hotels offer free shuttle buses to allow you to do the same, plus taxis are not expensive and will still work out cheaper in the end.

Are there any health problems I should worry about in Egypt?
In general, tourists face some unique health problems in Egypt, but sometimes travelers experience stomach upset caused by drinking tap water or eating from a local restaurant that is not recommended by the tour guides or hotel receptionist. Some travelers may suffer sunburn or heat stroke due to heat and sun during the summer if they are not careful; however, taking proper precautions and drinking bottled water can eliminate any health risks.

Currency & Tipping

What is the official currency of Egypt?
The official currency in Egypt is the Egyptian pound, or “Geneh” in Arabic, usually abbreviated as LE. One Egyptian pound is 100 piasters or “Irish” in Arabic. There are banknotes of 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 pounds and there are coins of 25 piasters, 50 piasters, and 1 pound. It can sometimes be difficult to find a change in large bills, so a change in taxis and tips is always recommended.

Will I be able to replace the dollar, euro or other currencies in Egypt?
There are a large number of banks and exchange offices that can change cash and traveler’s checks in Egypt. Moreover, many tourist shops, restaurants, and bars will actually accept dollars or euros at relatively close prices to official rates. Make sure you know the current exchange rate of the dollar or the euro to the Egyptian pound.

How common is credit card use in Egypt?
Credit cards are widely used in Egypt in hotels, many shops, restaurants, and cafes. Most stores in markets such as Khan Al Khalili and Luxor Tourist Market accept credit cards. The most common types of credit cards used in Egypt are Visa, Master Card, and American Express.

Is it common practice to offer advice in Egypt?
Due to the low salaries of many professionals in Egypt, many people rely on advice or Bakhshish as it is called in Egypt, as a major part of their income. Consequently, tipping is considered customary in Egypt.

How much should I tip?
The amount depends on the situation. It is good at the restaurant to give between 5 to 10% of the instructions to the waiter directly even when adding service to the bill. Tax service does not go to the waiter. For a small interest, such as carrying luggage or parking in a car, some Egyptian pounds would be appropriate. Not more than five. Often in Egypt, you’ll find someone leaning to the bathroom to keep it clean. Give them one Egyptian pound is the right amount.

Giving tipping to the tour guide and driver is entirely optional. If you decide to give them, feel free to give what you think your experience was worth.


Will it be easy for me to find a transfer from Cairo Airport to other destinations in the city?
There are many transportation options available from Cairo Airport. The fastest and most common way is to take a taxi. The moment you leave the airport, you will find many taxi drivers offering you a ride. It is advisable to avoid riding old black cabs because they do not use meters and drivers may ask for an excessive fare. New white taxis, which use a meter, are a good option if you are traveling anywhere around Cairo, but at the airport, you may find yourself negotiating the price even with these new taxis. If you are going to downtown Cairo, you must pay more than 60 pounds.

There is a limousine service provided by Cairo Airport, which is more expensive than other modes of transport, but it is still relatively cheap when compared to the cost of transportation in North America or most European countries.

We recommend using the Cairo Airport Shuttle Bus, which you can book in advance if you are already in the country by calling 19970. You can also rent a car on arrival if you are looking for an office in the arrival hall, but you must wait a short time. It’s more expensive than a taxi, but it eliminates the hassle of negotiating the price and you’ll have a car that is especially comfortable for you.

Are there any trains from Cairo to the major cities in Egypt?
Trains in Egypt generally fall into two categories; air-conditioned trains that include luxury coaches and local trains that stop in each village or town every 15 to 20 minutes. Local trains are crowded and do not offer much comfort. Air conditioning trains usually offer first and second class cars. Both offer good options for travelers, but for a modest extra fee, first-class cars offer bigger and more comfortable seats. There are about 15 air-conditioned trains from Cairo to Alexandria daily and five flights from Cairo to Luxor and Aswan, which also stops in the major cities of the Nile Valley on the road. There are also two sleeping trains per night from Cairo to Luxor and Aswan, providing you with a private cabin and a hot dinner. The demand for trains in Egypt can be very high. It is recommended that you book your tickets several days in advance.

Is it a good idea to take the train from Cairo to distant destinations in Egypt like Aswan?
In general, the level of railway service in Egypt is good. The Egyptian railway network connects the Nile Valley, the Delta, and the Suez Canal. In summer, there are also trains to resort areas along Egypt’s Mediterranean coast.

Due to the high prices of domestic flights in Egypt, air travel does not always suit budget travelers. While travel by train takes longer, it offers a cheaper option and an unforgettable experience of seeing the entire Nile Valley by train. Sleeping trains from Cairo to Aswan and Luxor are designed specifically for tourists, departing Cairo at 9 pm and arriving in Luxor at around 4 am and in Aswan at around 7 am. These trains are comfortable and guests will be provided with a private cabin and a hot dinner.

Bus travel is available to all these locations for the Turgoman bus station, which is located near the main train station in central Cairo. Buses offer another option for affordable travel.

Can I travel by train from Cairo to Hurghada or Sharm El Sheikh?
No, Egypt’s rail service does not pass through the Suez Canal to reach many cities in Sinai and does not go south of Ismailia along the Red Sea coast. Unlike planes, tourists can take buses from Cairo to reach cities like Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada. It is also possible to rent a taxi to take you to these places, but this can be costly without traveling to divide the cost.

Is it a good idea for tourists riding in public buses to cities like Cairo and Alexandria
Buses in cities like Cairo and Alexandria literally cover the entire city. These buses are cheap (fare less than 1 EGP), and it can be difficult to know where each bus will take you and sometimes the buses are very crowded. Therefore, it is recommended to use other means of transport, such as taxis or metro when in Cairo.

Is it advisable to ride on the Cairo subway?
The metro is one of the best ways to go from one place to another within Cairo. As the streets are crowded with cars and people most of the day, the metro has become the fastest means of transportation in the Egyptian capital. Although the metro can be crowded during rush hours, it is still a good way to get around central Cairo.

Cairo’s metro travels from Helwan, the southernmost point to the meadow, in the northeastern part of the city. The second line runs from Shubra in northern Cairo to Giza in the western section of Greater Cairo. The third line of the Cairo Metro will eventually arrive at the airport, but only 5 stations are currently operating. The ticket price is EGP to transfer from any station to another on any of the three lines. Each train on the metro has two specific conditions for ladies throughout the day, which may be a good option especially when trains are very crowded.

Best Attractions in Egypt

What are the attractions and activities that should not be missed during your visit to Egypt?
Egypt, with its rich history, is a country that offers a lot to tourists and the traveler cannot see everything in one visit or even in a few visits. This is why there are a number of attractions and some activities that tourists are advised not to miss if they visit Egypt. These include:
– Visit the Pyramids of Giza
– Visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities
– Visit Salah al-Din Fort and Mohammed Ali Mosque
– Visit the White Desert
– Diving or snorkeling in Sinai or cities on the Red Sea
– Go on a cruise from the Nile from Luxor to Aswan or Bound Versa
– Explore the Monastery of St. Catherine in Sinai
– Eating kebab and kofta, a traditional Egyptian meat dish
– Visit the temples of Luxor and Karnak in Luxor
Visit Abu Simbel
– Go to Khan El Khalili tourist market in Cairo
– Explore Islamic Cairo on foot
– Discover the magic of Egyptian oases such as Siwa or Bahariya
– Visit the monuments in the West Bank of Luxor, including the Temple of Hatshepsut and the Valley of the Kings
– Eat “Fool”, Egyptian beans, and “Koshary”, a traditional Egyptian pasta dish

This is just the highlight of Egypt. There are many places around the country to enjoy it, but if you are in a hurry, use these as a guide. You are sure to see more amazing things along the way.

Visa requirements for Egypt

Visitors to Egypt should have a passport valid for a minimum of six months when arriving and everyone foreign nationals should acquire a visa to enter Egypt. you’ll apply for a traveler visa at any Egyptian embassy or diplomatic building round the world.

Passengers of the subsequent nationalities can buy a one-month visa while not applying upon arrival in Egypt: Australia, Canada, Croatia, EU, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Macedonia, Republic of Choson, state, Serbia, Ukraine, UK and also US. This solely takes a number of minutes to try and do within the bank window before looking customs

Egypt usually has 3 sorts of visas:

  • Entry Visa - valid for one month; granted to any non-Egyptian nationals coming into the country while not an antecedently purchased visa
  • Transit visa - granted to any non-Egyptian nationals coming into the country for a such as the amount of your time for reasons of transit
  • Tourist visa - valid for up to three months Associate in Nursingd accessible with single or multiple entries; purchased by the bulk of tourists to Egypt from an Egyptian embassy or diplomatic building before arrival within the country