Trips & Tours

Egypt is filled with beautiful places to visit. CSA offers a series of trips and tours designed to show you the best Egypt has to offer. Our knowledgeable and experienced tour guides lead small groups on a variety of educational and entertaining trips to key sight seeing and shopping destinations of interest.

Trips and tours range from ½ day trips within Cairo to occasional weekend trips outside the city. All trips include transportation and are a great way of visiting key places in comfort and in the company of a knowledgeable and experienced guide.

The price includes transportation, guide, tips and entrance fees (unless stated otherwise). Many of our trips require you to dress conservatively and bring a headscarf so please check with the program department when you book a tour. Sign up early, some of our trips fill up quickly as there are limited spaces!

Contact Information:
Email: programs@livinginegypt.org
Phone: 01068828539
Booking online or in person
Our location and opening hours

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations should be made at least 3 working days prior to class in order to receive a refund.
To avoid cancellation of classes, please sign up 3 days in advance.

Upcoming Trips & Tours Events

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Walking Tours


Walking Tours include: Downtown walking tours, Heliopolis walking tours, Sayeda Nafeesa walking tours and more.

Family Weekend Trips


Family Weekend Trips include: Family Day in Fayoum, Wadi El-Natrun, Monasteries of the Red Sea and more.

Private Tours


Take the stress out of planning trips for visiting friends or family
If you have friends or family visiting or just want a special trip for a few friends, we can offer one of our regular program of trips on a day that suits you.

Shopping Trips


Shopping Trips include, shopping at the Khan El Khalili, Fabric shopping in Boulaq, Khayameya Market, and more.

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Sightseeing in Cairo

Egyptian Aqtituities Museum
The Museum is located to the Nile Hilton Hotel, facing Tahrir, and contains the finest collection of Pharaonic antiquities in the world. Don't miss the faboulus 'King Tut' exhibit on the second floor. The mummy exhibition carries an extra charge.
Open daily from 9.00am to 4.30pm

Manial Palace/Mohamed Ali Museum
This palace is located on Manial El Rhoda just south of the Royal Nile Tower Hotel. The entrance is on Sayala Street leading to Cairo University Bridge. The home of the former crown prince is a Turkish style home with vast collections of personal relicts of the former royal family including weaponry, insect collection, china, portraits and trophies. The gardens feature a large variety of tropical plants.
Open daily from 9.00am to 2.00pm.

Museum of Islamic Art
The Museum on Port Said Street (Down Town) is beautifully renovated with samples of metalwork, woodcarving, textiles, tiles etc from the Islamic world.
Open Sunday - Thursday from 9.00am to 4.00pm, and Fridays from 9.00am to 11.00am and 2.00pm to 4.00pm.

Nilometer
Ancient Egyptian farmers were taxed according to the annual water level. This water level was measured on the Nilometer. If there had been lots of water, then the crops had been good. Up went the taxes. No rain meant bad crops and low taxes. Simple, really. This little wonder can be found on Rhoda Island.

Pyramids at Giza and the Sphinx

The Giza Pyramids are the best-known Pharaonic remains in Egypt, and are located on the western outskirts of Cairo at the city of Giza, a necropolis of ancient Memphis and today part of Greater Cairo. It is about half an hour’s drive from city center. The Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops) was built by the Egyptian pharaoh Khufu of the Fourth Dynasty around the year 2560 BC to serve as a tomb when he died. The Sphinx, carved from the bedrock of the Giza plateau is the body of a lion, the head of a king or god, and remains a mysterious marvel from the days of ancient Egypt. Take a taxi or even the bus # 8 from Tahrir Square and plan on spending the day as a ‘tourist’.  The Pyramids are open daily until sunset. Upon arrival, you will probably be greeted by a welcoming committee – horseback-riding guides who know the perfect picture taking spots, camel drivers who want your business, and your own ‘personal tour guide’ who will take good care of you! If you want to do it on your own, just keep repeating La’a, Shukran (no, thank you) and explore:  Solar Boat Museum: Do not miss this! The reconstruction is incredible. Located near the Giza Pyramids, the museum contains the solar boat and other replicas.
Open daily from 9.00am to 4.00pm.

Coptic Cairo
Including Abu Serga where the Holy family sought refuge. Ben Ezra, one of the oldest synagogues in Cairo. The Hanging Church, built into the walls of the water gate of the Roman fortress and is possibly the oldest Christian church in Egypt. Dedicated to the Virgin Mary, it is one of Cairo's most beautiful churches. Approx. 3 hours.

Samaan El Kharaz cave church
Also known as Church of St Ibram Ibn Zaraa El Soriany , Moqattam, Cairo , Egypt . The church in Moqattam, Cairo is made up of 3 sets of caves. The largest one is said to be able to contain 10,000 people, the middle-sized one around 2,000 and the smallest around 200.

Citadel of Salah el Din, Sultan Hassan Mosque and the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar
The Alabaster Mosque at the Citadel of Salah el-Din sits atop a limestone hill overlooking Cairo and is the most important mosque in the city the Khan el Khalili bazaar for souvenirs of Egypt.

Abdeen Palace
This is one of the official residences of the President of Egypt. The palace, located in the Old Cairo district of Abdeen is today a museum.

Sakkara
Saqqara was Ancient Egypt’s most important necropolis, being used for the burial of kings and their high officials since the dawn of Egyptian civilization. Visit some of these tombs, the complex of King Zoser and the newly opened museum for the genius architect, Imhotep to whom the complex is attributed.

Memphis & Dahshur
In Memphis, the capital of Ancient Egypt, stop at the antiquities museum and at Dahshour, a Memphite Necropolis. Visit the Bent pyramid, bent apparently because of an engineering crisis and the Red Pyramid, which is the world’s first smooth-sided pyramid. There is usually an opportunity to enter one of the pyramids at Dahshour.

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Exclusive Tours


Exclusive trips include: Pub Tour, Adly Synagogue, Wine Tasting at Gianaclis and more.

Exploring Egypt

You are in Egypt so take advantage of all the exciting destinations, old and new. Start by exploring Cairo, and its surrounding areas.

  • Most sites have two rates: the non-resident and the resident rate.

  • There may be a less expensive resident fee available, if you have your resident visa stamp, but not all sites honor it.
  • Even with your resident status, you will be asked to pay the non-resident fee. Get used to it!
  • Many of the sites are closed during mid-day prayers on Fridays (11.30am – 1.30pm).
  • In addition to an entrance fee, many sites also charge for Camcorders and/or cameras.
  • Sites are very crowded on Fridays and holidays.

Blogs and Articles to Inspire You

Maryanne Stroud Gabbani came to Egypt as the wife of an Egyptian/Canadian businessman in the late 80's. She is a regular speaker at CSA and runs a farm where she keeps horses. She has a number of blogs that we think are great at offering you inspiration and information:

Egypt Face to Face
www.alsorat.com
Living In Egypt
miloflamingo.blogspot.com
Cairo/Giza Daily Photo
cairogizadailyphoto.blogspot.com

Turn Right At The Sarcophagus
haramlik.blogspot.com
Da Moose Is Loose (a blog for kids)
mstroud.blogspot.com
Photos of Egypt:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/livinginegypt/
 
Turn Right At The Sarcophagus
haramlik.blogspot.com
Da Moose Is Loose (a blog for kids)
mstroud.blogspot.com
Photos of Egypt:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/livinginegypt/
 

Other Blogs:

Talking Pyramids Contains News and Information on the Pyramids of Egypt.

Whazzupegypt Kim has moved to Egypt a number of years a ago and her blog contains useful tips and trick to adjusting to the new culture, and relevant snippets & news articles.

Falafel and Chips Written by a British-Egyptian girl in her mid-twenties.

Egypt Unbound Observations from around Egypt from an young Irish Journalist who has been living here for over 4 years. Including current events, quirky stories, recipes, and much, much more.

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