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Dokki, Egypt
Private Downtown Cairo Half-Day Tour with Egyptian Dinner
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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

This incredible downtown Cairo half-day walking tour showcases the best of this fine city. Take to the streets with your friendly guide in the late afternoon and make your way to Zamalek Island, where you see where old meets new in this remarkable metropolis. Wander through Liberation Square (Midan Tahrir) and wonder at the newly painted graffiti as you take in street theater amid iconic 19th-century architecture. Your guide points out all of the highlights and lends context to the sites you see along the way. End your tour with a flavorful and authentic Egyptian dinner at a local restaurant.
  • Afternoon walking tour of downtown Cairo with an expert guide
  • Wind your way through ancient and modern streets
  • Visit Liberation Square (Midan Tahrir), the center of Egypt’s 2011 revolution
  • Tuck into a traditional Koshary dinner and ice cream
  • Travel like a local—by utilizing the metro system
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Local English-speaking guide
Dinner at local restaurant
Transportation from/to downtown Cairo
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

12 Lotfy Hassouna, St، Dokki, Giza Governorate, Egypt

Departure Time

4:30 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your expert local guide will meet you for this downtown Cairo half-day tour with Egyptian dinner in the center of the city and drive you to Zemalek Island, where you’ll spend the late afternoon exploring the best of this scenic city.

Journey into the historical backstreets and bustling boulevards as you follow your guide on this informative walking tour. Wander through the Attabah district and stroll past the Old Operate Square as you listen to your guide share insider info on Cairo.

Cross the Nile River, where scenic views lead to the site of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution in Liberation Square (Midan Tahrir). Stationed among 19 and 20th century buildings, this historical site proved the birthplace of freedom in recent times. Your guide will point out local graffiti and explain its significance. Take in street theater as you wander through this popular spot for locals and foreigners to gather.

At the end of your tour, make your way to a local Egyptian restaurant, where you’ll enjoy traditional dishes like koshari (rice, lentils, chili sauce and onions) or falafel. Your friendly guide will return you with a full belly to your original starting point where you’ll depart with a deeper understanding of the culture, history and city sites that make Cairo a destination for travelers.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Opera Square
We’ll start our Cairo tour at New Opera Square in Zamalek, winding our way through Cairo’s ancient and recent history, emerging, fittingly, at Old Opera Square near Attaba.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Liberation Square (Midan El-Tahreer)
From the city’s most beautiful bridge spanning the Nile, we’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.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Downtown Cairo
In addition to the beautiful 19th and 20th Century architecture featured in downtown Cairo, our 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 a better context for what you’re seeing. To cap off your private local Cairo walking tour, we’ll 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 one of our faves. 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, in just four short hours!
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Urban Adventures Egypt

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private Downtown Cairo Half-Day Tour with Egyptian Dinner?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Downtown Cairo Half-Day Tour with Egyptian Dinner?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Private Downtown Cairo Half-Day Tour with Egyptian Dinner.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Private Downtown Cairo Half-Day Tour with Egyptian Dinner?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

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Great walking trip in downtown Cairo
Wynne M
, Nov 2019
Good value for money and extremely knowledgeable and helpful guide. We had lots of fun and were well looked after
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Great way to get to know the city
Mccamere
, Oct 2018
Marwa (?) was polite and articulate, as well as warmly humorous. She took good care of our group, especially one jet-lagged member. Although I had been driven around Cairo for two days prior to this tour, being on the ground with a great guide helped me to get fully oriented. She covered historical as well as contemporary aspects. One of the best tours I’ve had in Egypt!
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We really enjoyed walking down the...
Mira T
, Aug 2017
We really enjoyed walking down the streets of Cairo and looking at beautiful sights with our tour guide. The tour guide and driver were very kind people. Our tour guide led the way and did a great job with her explanations as we walked. We ended the day with a delicious Middle Eastern meal at a restaurant in downtown Cairo.
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Our tour guide Dalliah was...
Elon M
, May 2017
Our tour guide Dalliah was wonderful! She is kind, patient and very thorough. We had an amazing time. We ate a very tasty Egyptian dish with ice cream for dessert. We walked around the entire downtown and go lots of information on the city's history.
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The tour and guide met expectations...
Forest B
, Mar 2017
The tour and guide met expectations. The sites were well detailed, the guide was proficient in English, and the pace was about right. I would go again with the company and guide Dhalia.
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Hoda from Urban Adventures is as her...
Michelle S
, Feb 2015
Hoda from Urban Adventures is as her name foretells, an excellent guide. An Egyptologist, her history, knowledge and insight were not only entertaining but enlightening. We felt secure and empowered to tackle Cairo on our own since the city is safe, tourist friendly and ready for adventures.
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Unbedingt empfehlenswert ! Ein...
Schreiberling
, May 2017
Unbedingt empfehlenswert ! Ein Fußweg über den berühmten Tahrir-Platz und zu den Stätten der Revolution 2011, wo noch einzelne Graffitis aus jener Zeit zu betrachten sind, danach geht es durch Gassen und Straßen der Innenstadt, deren Bauten man noch die Formensprache der englischen und französischen Herrschaft vergangener Zeiten ansieht. Vorbei am berühmten Cafe Riche - unbedingt einkehren ! - und einer leider geschlossenen, aber früher stadtbekannten Eisdiele gelangt man mit Hilfe des sehr kundigen und freundlichen Führers zu einem Lokal außerhalb der Touristenzonen, wo es ausschließlich das ägyptische Nationalgericht aus Nudeln, Reis und Röstzwiebeln gibt, das mit scharfer Tomatensoße gegessen wird. Sehr schmackhaft ! Anschließend noch ein kleiner Weg durchs nächtlich- quirlige Kairo. Jederzeit wieder !
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La exercusion y la guia fue...
LUIS A
, Nov 2014
La exercusion y la guia fue buenisima lo unico que recomiendo es que lo ofrescan mas temprano el tour.
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