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Best of Cairo Guide

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Cairo
Cairo’s an ancient city that also happens to be a modern metropolis—it’s one of the biggest cities in the Middle East and has the traffic and noise issues to prove it. But as long as you’re not looking for solitude, Cairo—the City of the Thousand Minarets—is a splendid place to explore Egyptian history and culture. (Editor's note: Our list was compiled before political unrest prompted many countries to issue travel warnings for Egypt. If you're currently planning a trip to Egypt, please consider the risks and monitor your government's travel alerts.)

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Keops Pyramid
Keops Pyramid
Attraction type: Ancient Ruins
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Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
Owner description: This famous museum houses the world’s largest collection of ancient Egyption artifacts (more than 120,000 items on display) featuring the famous Tutankhamun collection with its... more Owner description: This famous museum houses the world’s largest collection of ancient Egyption artifacts (more than 120,000 items on display) featuring the famous Tutankhamun collection with its beautiful gold death mask and sarcophagus and the royal Mummy room, which houses an additional eleven Pharaonic dignitaries. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Gizeh Plateau
Gizeh Plateau
Attraction type: Ancient Ruins
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Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Owner description: This is one of the most extensive archaeological sites comprising many important monuments such as the Step Pyramid of Djoser, Pyramid of Unas, Pyramid of Sekhemket, Mastaba of Ti... more Owner description: This is one of the most extensive archaeological sites comprising many important monuments such as the Step Pyramid of Djoser, Pyramid of Unas, Pyramid of Sekhemket, Mastaba of Ti and the deep underground Persian Tombs. less
Attraction type: Ancient Ruins; Historic Sites
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Khafre, the second pyramid
Khafre, the second pyramid
Attraction type: Ancient Ruins
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Maestro Italian Restaurant
Maestro Italian Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 4,224 Restaurants in Cairo
Cuisines: Pizza, Italian, Mediterranean
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Fayruz Lebanese Restaurant
Fayruz Lebanese Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 4,224 Restaurants in Cairo
Cuisines: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Birdcage
Birdcage
Ranked #3 of 4,224 Restaurants in Cairo
Price: $30 - $100
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Esplanade Cafe Restaurant
Esplanade Cafe Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 4,224 Restaurants in Cairo
Cuisines: Mediterranean, European, Middle Eastern, Egyptian, International
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Indira Indian Restaurant
Indira Indian Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 4,224 Restaurants in Cairo
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Dahab Hostel
Dahab Hostel
$10 - $10
Ranked #1 of 130 Specialty Lodging in Cairo
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Freedom Hostel
Freedom Hostel
$10 - $31
Ranked #2 of 130 Specialty Lodging in Cairo
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The Australian Hostel
2.0 of 5
The Australian Hostel
$10 - $25
Ranked #3 of 130 Specialty Lodging in Cairo
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Windsor Hotel Cairo
3.0 of 5
Windsor Hotel Cairo
$34 - $63
Ranked #22 of 138 Hotels in Cairo
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City View Hotel
3.0 of 5
City View Hotel
$35 - $70
Ranked #25 of 138 Hotels in Cairo
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Baron Hotel Heliopolis Cairo
4.0 of 5
Baron Hotel Heliopolis Cairo
$50 - $119
Ranked #28 of 138 Hotels in Cairo
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza
5.0 of 5
Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza
$234 - $530
Ranked #1 of 138 Hotels in Cairo
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Le Passage Cairo
5.0 of 5
Le Passage Cairo
$65 - $103
Ranked #2 of 138 Hotels in Cairo
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Sofitel Cairo El Gezirah
5.0 of 5
Sofitel Cairo El Gezirah
$144 - $224
Ranked #3 of 138 Hotels in Cairo
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.