Cairo Vacation Packages
Egypt is a fascinating country with some of the most timeless treasures on Earth. Its mythical quality, unparalleled landmarks and warm culture make it an unforgettable destination. From the nearby Pyramids of Giza to the thousands of artifacts on display in the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, Cairo is well worth visiting.
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- Pyramids of Giza Slide 1 of 3: For nearly 4, 000 years, these ancient wonders attract millions of tourists and are the defining symbols of Egypt.
- The Citadel of Cairo Slide 2 of 3: Home to Egypt’s rulers for 700 years, the Citadel is a fortification that houses three very different mosques, several palaces and terraces with superb city views.
- Al-Azhar Mosque Slide 3 of 3: Completed in 972 AD, this is one of Cairo’s oldest surviving mosques situated right in the heart of the Islamic Cairo district.
Explore the Royal Mummies Hall at the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, where priceless exhibits come to life. Or, discover the finest collection of Coptic Art at the Coptic Museum. Carve out some time for the archeological sites of Dahshur, Memphis and Saqqara. Take in the narrow streets of Old Cairo, where churches, mosques and synagogues date back to the 4th-century.
No trip to Cairo is complete without a cruise down the mighty Nile River. Board a traditional sailing boat known as a felucca to experience a real treat, especially at dusk when the monuments glow in the setting sun. A short drive east of the city takes you to the Giza Pyramids, where you can marvel at the Sphinx, an enigmatic symbol of ancient Egypt. The reclining lion’s human head sits proudly on the Nile‘s west bank guarding the great ancient wonders of the world.
The Souks, also known as the local markets, consist of a 500-year-old maze of streets that are the most popular way to browse for souvenirs, gifts, jewelry, arts and crafts in Egypt. For a more common shopping experience, head to the downtown area, or get to the classy Abu Tig Marina for a fine selection of fashionable boutiques.
Cairo is considered a foodie’s paradise. Take your pick of the local eateries in the downtown area, which feature dishes dominated by rich flavors, fava beans and carbs. Savor original falafel and slow-cooked lamb, or dine on something a little more familiar — like macaroni with a twist!
Delta Vacations packages include round-trip airfare aboard a Delta Global Partner airline to Cairo International Airport (CAI).