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Our pick of the best experiences in Cairo
Sprawling, chaotic and bustling, Cairo is an attack on the senses. Alongside its religious history, ancient sites, and sand-blasted buildings sits a wave of hip new galleries, restaurants and hotels. Book a luxury holiday to Cairo with Lightfoot Travel and discover all that Egypt’s big and bold capital has to offer.
Head to the Egyptian Antiquities Museum to discover the treasures of Tutankhamen; the Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan for an incredible example of Islamic architecture; and Khan el-Khalili, Cairo’s maze-like souk, for local gems. The Citadel is famous for its views over Cairo, as well as for being the site of the grand Mohammed Ali Mosque. Stay up after dark to experience the renowned nightlife which starts past midnight and ends at dawn.
Of course, Cairo is home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: the Great Pyramid of Giza. The Pyramid Complex is situated on the edge of the Giza plateau - a short drive (traffic permitting!) from the city centre. Stay in a hotel along the Nile and look out to life along the river on one side, and see the silhouette of the pyramids in the distance on the other.