Cairo, Egypt

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Cairo Guide: Spend Less, Do More

Welcome to Cairo

Cairo-Sunset-With-MinaretsThe popular capital of Egypt, Cairo is an exciting and welcoming city that is steeped in history and mystique. It attracts and enthrals visitors from all over the world.

There is a wide range of hotels in Cairo, so anyone visiting the city, no matter what their budget is, sure make the most of their holiday. Intimate boutique hotels sit alongside sprawling chain hotel resorts offering extensive amenities, including organised activities for adults and children.

Top Things in Cairo

Cairo-Sunset-With-CamelsWhile a view of the Nile is lovely from a hotel room, enjoying it while taking a walk along the promenade will improve it further.

Take in the breathtaking sights of the Pyramids and the Sphinx. A guided tour will give visitors the opportunity to learn more about the history and facts behind these majestic landmarks.

Musical performances at the Cairo Opera House and Garden Theatre are an ideal after-dinner activity.

Cairo Hotels

There are many types of Cairo accommodation available for travellers to enjoy, spanning the spectrum from cheap hotels in Cairo to five-star resort hotels. Smaller boutique hotels offer an attractive option for tourists, creating a more intimate setting. Large chain hotels and resorts offer families a great option, allowing groups to stay in the same room, if desired. There are organised activities available in-house, along with idyllic views of the Nile, Mediterranean or across the city.

Eating Out

One of the pleasures of visiting Egypt is having the opportunity to savour the traditional food on offer, which is available everywhere. Whether from a restaurant or a street stall, Egyptian staples must be tried to complete a holiday. Try falafel; fatir, a type of sweet or savoury pastry; fetyeer, pancakes with a filling and shawarma, bread wrapped meat. There are also restaurants offering a range of Western cuisine for those who prefer it.

Getting around by car

Cairo to Cairo International Airport: 40 min (21.3 km) via Salah Salem St

Cairo to Alexandria: 2 h 27 min (218.4 km) via Cairo - Alexandria Desert Rd

Cairo to Sharm Al Sheikh: 5 h 47 min (504.6 km) via Sharm Al Sheikh - Al Tour

Accommodation, driving and car rental

At Cheaperthanhotels and Cheaperthancars we have a wide range of car rental discounts at convenient locations and accommodation to meet all budgets and taste. We really do believe that the less you spend, the more you will have to do when you get there.

 

Your Cheaperthanhotels Team

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