Downtown Cairo Tour

Every corner of downtown Cairo has a story to tell. It’s our job to help tell those stories, and give you a local Cairo experience you won’t soon forget. On this Cairo tour, you'll discover icons of both ancient and modern history, finished up with a dinner of local delights.


  • Wander through local icons of ancient and modern history, including Liberation Square

  • Visit Tahrir square and Witness

  • Revolution history with your local guide providing context and explanations of what happened in 2011

  • Indulge in a local dinner of Koshary, and ice cream

  • Explore downtown Cairo’s classic architecture, like Cairo Opera House

  • Take the Metro (subway) the most common and used way of transportation by locals

Local English-speaking guide
Local dinner
Transportation to/from downtown Cairo
Additional food and drink
Tips/gratuities for guide
Important Information
What is included in the tour?

Local English-speaking guide, local dinner, transportation to/from downtown Cairo

What isn't included in the tour?

Additional food and drink, tips/gratuities for guide

Where do we meet?

Pharaohs Hotel, 12 Lotfy Hassouna, St, Dokki, Giza Governorate

Where does the tour end?

Tour ends downtown

What is the duration of the tour?

4 hours

Are there any Covid-19 vaccination requirements?

While we strongly recommend that all travellers are vaccinated against COVID-19 to reduce the risk of transmission and avoid putting undue strain on healthcare services, vaccinations are not a requirement to join an Intrepid Urban Adventures tour. For further information, please review COVID-19 Health & Safety at

What if I can't find my guide?

If you have any issues on the day of your tour, please call +20 109 799 9534.

Can I cancel my tour?

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity.


Get to know the real Cairo on this downtown Cairo walking tour. For the next four hours, you’ll experience Cairo the way locals do, and see the city from their perspective. 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. 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. 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 better context for what you’re seeing. To cap off our 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! Following recent safety incidents we recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest information on travelling in Egypt before your departure and ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all areas of your itinerary. We have links to prominent government travel advisories and regular updates on issues affecting this trip on our Travel Alerts page - 

Downtown Cairo Tour
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