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Cairo: Historical Walking Tour with Local & Dinner

Cairo: Historical Walking Tour with Local & Dinner

From US$ 40 per person

If you’ve taken a history lesson or watched the news in the last few years, you’ll know that every corner of downtown Cairo has a story to tell. Hear these stories and much more on this local Cairo experience that you won’t soon forget.

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Duration 4 hours
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  • Wander through local icons of ancient and modern history, including Liberation Square
  • Witness Revolution graffiti, with your local guide providing context and explanations of the messages
  • Indulge in a local dinner of Koshary, Egyptian falafel, and ice cream
  • Explore downtown Cairo’s classic architecture, like Cairo Opera House
Full description
Get to know the real Cairo on this downtown Cairo walking tour. For the next 4 hours, you’ll experience Cairo the way locals do, and see the city from their perspective. Start your Cairo tour at New Opera Square in Zamalek, winding your way through Cairo’s ancient and recent history, emerging, fittingly, at Old Opera Square near Attaba.  From the city’s most beautiful bridge spanning the Nile, you’ll head towards Liberation Square, which hosted many events during the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, and is a significant landmark in the city’s modern history. In addition to the beautiful 19th and 20th Century architecture featured in downtown Cairo, your walking tour will allow you to check out modern artwork in the form of graffiti. Typically, this graffiti expresses locals’ views towards the Revolution and various political parties. In this area, every corner has its own story to tell, with most intersections featuring a statue of an important historical figure. Not to worry - your local guide will help fill in any gaps to give you better context for what you’re seeing.  To cap off your local Cairo walking tour, indulge in a local dish: Koshary, in an authentic local restaurant. Koshary is a mix of rice, pasta, lentils, fried onions, and chili sauce, and is an absolute favorite. You’ll also have the chance to try Egyptian falafel and ice cream before the night is through, giving you a full taste of local life here, all in just 4 short hours!
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Local dinner
  • Transportation to/from downtown Cairo
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Additional food and drink
  • Tips / gratuities for guide

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Meeting point

Please meet at Pharaohs Hotel, 12 Lotfy Hassouna, St, Dokki, Giza Governorate

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Cairo was admittedly not my favorite city to visit but this tour and in particular our guide Mohammed was definitely a highlight, he was very friendly and knowledgeable and even continued to offer assistance and information beyond after we went other places - I can’t say I recommend Cairo but if you find yourself there i do recommend this tour

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September 20, 2022

Very nice trip.

Our guide was good at telling. We enjoyed the walk, the stories, and the graffiti. The food tasted great and suited the theme of the trip.

August 1, 2017

Excellent - definitely go!

Dalia is a wonderful guide and you will learn so much about Cairo's dense history-and even enjoy some local cuisine! Highly recommended.

February 7, 2017

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