Virgin Voyages' guide to Cairo, Egypt
The Cairo you’ve always imagined with surprising twists at every turn.
The cultural capital of the Middle East
A two hour and forty-five minute commute from Port Said, Cairo is such an incredible location, ladened in historical landmarks and bucket list items we had to make it an overnight location — and with special overnight shore thing options you’ll be able to see Cairo like you never could’ve imagined. Tour the Pyramids of Giza, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, see the walls and artifacts of the internationally renowned Egyptian Museum and The Mosque of Muhamed Ali and shop along the narrowed streets of al-Muizz.
And, with two days here make sure to make time to discover things you otherwise never would, Cairo is a city of over nine million people offering a diverse range of culture, cuisine, and captivating connections.
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Bring your appetite
Cairo is home to the biggest food court in the world.
Browse artifacts then head to Old Cairo, a UNESCO World Heritage site that will take you all the way back to the 2nd century. On Day 2, travel further back in time with visits to the ancient temple complex at Sakkara and then — the pièce de résistance — the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx.DISCOVER MORE SHORE THINGS
Internationally regarded as one of the most visited cities in the Middle East, Cairo may only contain one of the seven ancient wonders of the world, but you’ll be left wondering how more of their iconic sites haven’t made the list. Maximize your time here with two designated days by sightseeing under the sun and the stars. Witness jaw dropping sites like the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, and wander the mystical streets of Old Cairo while noshing on mouth watering street foods and absorbing the culture of Africa’s largest city.
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