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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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Gizeh Plateau
Gizeh Plateau
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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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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Kefre, the second pyramid
Kefre, the second pyramid
Attraction type: Ancient Ruins
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Sabaya
Sabaya
Ranked #1 of 4,096 Restaurants in Cairo
Price: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Halal, Egyptian
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Birdcage
Birdcage
Ranked #2 of 4,096 Restaurants in Cairo
Price: $30 - $100
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Indira Indian Restaurant
Indira Indian Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 4,096 Restaurants in Cairo
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Shogun Japanese Restaurant
Shogun Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 4,096 Restaurants in Cairo
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Koshary Abou Tarek
Koshary Abou Tarek
Ranked #5 of 4,096 Restaurants in Cairo
Cuisines: Fast Food, Middle Eastern, Halal, Egyptian
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Freedom Hostel
Freedom Hostel
$21 - $36
Ranked #1 of 126 Specialty Lodging in Cairo
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Dahab Hostel
Dahab Hostel
$10 - $15
Ranked #2 of 126 Specialty Lodging in Cairo
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Bella Luna
2.5 of 5
Bella Luna
$17 - $32
Ranked #4 of 126 Specialty Lodging in Cairo
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Pyramids View Inn
3.0 of 5
Pyramids View Inn
$34 - $114
Ranked #1 of 140 Hotels in Cairo
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City View Hotel
3.0 of 5
City View Hotel
$44 - $55
Ranked #23 of 140 Hotels in Cairo
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Windsor Hotel Cairo
3.0 of 5
Windsor Hotel Cairo
$36 - $48
Ranked #26 of 140 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
$261 - $471
Ranked #2 of 140 Hotels in Cairo
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Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino
5.0 of 5
Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino
$153 - $235
Ranked #3 of 140 Hotels in Cairo
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InterContinental Citystars Cairo
5.0 of 5
InterContinental Citystars Cairo
$210 - $300
Ranked #4 of 140 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.