Immerse yourself in the bustle and beauty of downtown Cairo on this fascinating 4-hour walking tour. Set off in the late afternoon at Zamalek Island to see the off-the-beaten track gems and major landmarks along both old and modern streets of this captivating metropolis. Freshly painted graffiti provides colorful context to Liberation Square (Midan Tahrir), and the grand 19th-century buildings set a perfect backdrop for downtown street theater. Hear fascinating facts and stories from your guide as you walk, and finish with supper at an authentic Egyptian restaurant.
Meet your guide in central Cairo in the late afternoon and drive to Zamalek, the island on the Nile in the city center.
Here, set off on your walking tour and follow the historical backstreets and modern boulevards to Old Opera Square in the Attabah district. While you walk, your guide will tell you about the architecture you pass, and give you insights into the real Cairo.
Cross the Nile River over one of the beautiful bridges and walk to famous Liberation Square (Midan Tahrir), the hub of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution. Continue into downtown Cairo to admire its beautiful 19th- and 20th-century buildings.
Every corner has a story to tell and each junction reveals a monument of interest. View the graffiti expressing locals’ feelings about the revolution, watch street theater, and admire the hidden gems and highlights your guide points out. Along the way, your guide gives you context on what's in front of you with interesting snippets about this enthralling city.
Finally, head to a restaurant for a dish of a local favorite called koshari (a medley of rice, pasta, lentils, fried onions and chilli sauce). You may also want to sample some falafel (fried chickpea balls) and delicious Egyptian ice cream for a full local culinary experience!
Filled with knowledge and delicious food, enjoy drop-off at your original start point to end the tour.
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