Covid-19 advice:

Where you can go on holiday | Check FCDO updates before you travel

Find out more

Cairo holidays

Compare 40+ trusted brands

Find your perfect holiday or hire car

ATOL protected

Book your holiday with confidence

Part of MoneySuperMarket

Saving you money for more than 15 years

Covid-19 secure

Find flexible bookings with our partners

Why go to Cairo

Famed for its ancient attractions and dubbed by locals the “mother of all cities”, Cairo is Africa's largest city and its traditions spread beyond its most famous sights. Book Cairo holidays with TravelSupermarket and delve deeper into the fascinating capital of Egypt.

With its pyramids, museums, bazaars and the River Nile, Cairo is an intense city for all travellers...

Cairo is heaving with activity and its sheer intensity and modern hustle and bustle are a complete juxtaposition from the historic ruins that draw the majority of tourists.

There are regular flights from many UK airports direct to Cairo International Airport with most journeys lasting around five hours.

Cairo is perfectly suited to those looking for the ultimate city experiences, who like to be on the move and sightseers aiming to take in some of the most magnificent buildings ever developed. There's plenty to keep families entertained with the many sites and attractions but generally this is a holiday best suited to singles and couples who want to stay active.

When it comes to sightseeing in Cairo, you will be spoilt for choice. The city is packed with fine 19th-century buildings and ancient districts, but most famously it offers the pyramids of Giza – the world's oldest tourist attraction. The pyramids were built, it is speculated, to be used as tombs for the great kings of the ancient civilisation and they stand as a stunning remnant to the past. The Great Pyramid is the last remainder of the Seven Wonders of the World. The Sphinx (known as the Father of Terror) is said to outdate the pyramids and is as impressive as the hype suggests.

Old Cairo is also well worth visiting, particularly if you fancy a break from the constant activity in the main city. It is the home of five of the original 20 churches of the Coptic Christian Community and Egypt's first mosque and its oldest synagogue. If you're looking to explore Egypt's history under one roof then visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, located in the downtown area, with more than 100,000 artefacts including royal mummies of some of the most powerful figures in Egyptian history.

Some of the lesser-known sights that you might wish to take in include the Western Desert Oases, with many hot springs to discover, the Birqash Camel Market where hundreds of camels are swapped daily, and Dahsur with its 4th and 12th century pyramids.

The restaurants throughout Cairo are expanding in numbers, but you should head to the most affluent areas to make the most of eating out.

Travel Information

Language

Egyptian

Currency

Egyptian Pound

Average flight time(from London)

4h 45m
We compare millions of holidays from the UK’s leading travel companies
jet2holidays logotui logoeasyjet-holidays logolove-holidays logolast-minute logoexpedia logoon-the-beach logo

Latest travel tips and advice

Travel news

Should I travel to Egypt?

If you're considering booking a holiday to Egypt, there are a few things you'll need to consider in advance. Read on for the latest Foreign Office safety and travel advice.

Read moreabout Should I travel to Egypt?
Travel advice

All-inclusive vs self-catering: The great holiday dilemma

Read moreabout All-inclusive vs self-catering: The great holiday dilemma
Travel advice

Cash, credit cards or prepaid? The simple guide to holiday spending

Read moreabout Cash, credit cards or prepaid? The simple guide to holiday spending
Read more from the blog

More holiday options

Take a look at these top destinations...

Get your travel essentials sorted for less

Flights

Fly away with an incredible deal. Search and compare a huge range of airlines today.

Compare Flights

Car Hire

Finding the right wheels is much more than getting the cheapest price. Compare a range of car rentals.

Compare Car Hire

Travel Insurance

Make sure you find the right cover. Compare a range of comprehensive travel insurance policies.

Compare Travel Insurance

Transfers

Get from A to B hassle free with an affordable transfer. Compare a range of options and save.

Compare Transfers

Hotels

Whether you’re after boutique in Berlin or affordable in the Algarve, the right hotel is just a comparison away.

Compare Hotels

Parking

Make sure your ride is safe and secure while you’re away. Compare a range of airport parking deals.

Compare Parking

Sign up. Be inspired. Travel.

Subscribe now for hand-picked holiday deals, inspiration and the latest travel tips, straight to your inbox.

Sign up to newsletter

We won't pass your details on to anyone else. By clicking the sign up button you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.