Giza pyramids

Why you should add a Cairo stay to your Nile cruise holiday

Our Nile cruise holidays can be customised to suit your dream itinerary, and many of our customers choose to add a few nights in Egypt’s capital city, Cairo. Here are a few things to see while you’re there:

Giza Pyramids

Of course, you have heard of the famous Giza Pyramids and Sphinx. They’re an absolute must for a once-in-a-lifetime Egyptian experience. To see them in the flesh is truly a sight to behold, and will leave you feeling in awe of how the ancient Egyptians managed to transport these enormous stones and build them into the famous pyramids we recognise today. The chance to cross off one of the seven wonders of the world from your bucket list surely can’t be missed.

Khan El Khalil Bazaar

A true Aladdin’s cave of wonders, Cairo’s souq or street market is well worth a visit. Whether you’re looking for a trinket to take home or something really special, you are sure to find it here. The market offers a huge variety of items for sale from handmade accessories to perfume oils and antique furniture.

Even if you’re not here to shop, you can’t help but be impressed by Khan El Khalil Bazaar’s fascinating history. Believed to have been built in 970 AD as a part of the Fatimid Great Eastern Palace, this much-loved building with its ornamental gates has stood the test of time.

Once you’ve explored the market, enjoy a cup of tea or some traditional shisha in the market café.

The Egyptian Museum

For more history, visit the Egyptian Museum in the centre of Cairo and get lost in the world’s largest collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts. Take some time to explore the treasures and artefacts from the Tutankhamun collection to complete your experience. To witness the remains of this fascinating culture is an unforgettable experience, and lends a whole new perspective to your Nile river cruise.

Classic holidays’ Nile cruise and stay packages offer organised tours to these points of interest and more, meaning you can enjoy Cairo with an expert guide.

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