Winter Sun in Cairo

by Becca Mai

If you’re looking to get away from the icy chill and forget about limited hours of daylight, head abroad this winter. With a similar climate the desert and high’s of 20°c in December, Cairo is an ideal city location to catch the winter sun. Cairo is Egypt's largest city and is also the capital hence it is a vibrant city full of life and movement, 24 hours a day. With pyramids overlooking new, grand hotels, it is the meeting place of modern and ancient.


There is plenty to keep you occupied within the city, whether you’re looking for an active break or want to relax and take in the local culture. With it's own airport and regular trains, Cairo is easily accessed. Tour excursions by bus or coach from nearby Sharm El Sheikh are also popular with tourists. Visit  for more information.

With over 120,000 items, the Egyptian Museum is home to the largest collection of Egyptian artefacts in the world. Match this with a tour around one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Pyramids of Giza and you’re in for a real historical treat. There are also several temples, tombs, and churches within the city that are open to the public daily.

Egyptian Museum

Big tour operators, small local businesses and independent family guides offer tours and trips of all kinds for you to experience ancient Egypt. Whether it’s on the back of a camel, on a four day excursion or in the comfort of a private vehicle, you can experience the culture, history and sheer magnificence of ancient Egypt whichever way suits you. Here are a few of the best tours available:

Egypt uncovered tours are a specialist cultural tour operator providing that extra special, personal touch for group, private and tailor made tours.

Nile Valley Tours offer comfortable, educational, and adventure tours to all areas around Cairo giving you the opportunity to explore the wider area.

For a tour that offers all the classic ancient highlights of Egypt, take a look at who specialise in Egyptian and Israel tours.

For something a little different, visit; this imaginative company specialse in private guided tours and tailor made programs to make your visit to Cairo unforgettabe.

The budget tours offered by Emo Tours Egypt are a great way to experience all of Cairo's main attractions whilst not worrying about cost.

On Time Tours offer tours of Cairo that cover every aspect of the city. With sightseeing scheduled for the morning and shopping in the afternoon, this tour offers something to please everyone.

Nile cruises are a popular and convenient way to experience both modern and ancient Egypt and many boats depart or stop off at Cairo as part of the trip. Companies like specialise in Egypt Nile cruises and can create a Nile cruise break to suit your needs.

Nile Cruise & Camels

For shopaholics, Cairo offers an extensive selection of shops, markets and bazaars selling allsorts. The most famous is the Khan el-Khalili souk; this is a 14th century bazaar that partly represents the market tradition which established Cairo as a major centre of trade. Keep your eyes open for good buys such as spices, perfumes, gold and carpets; these are extremely popular with tourists and locals alike.


For foodies, traditional Egyptian recipes are heavy in legumes and vegetables and many local restaurants reflect this in their menus. Cairo however also offers a variety of cuisines including French, Lebanese, Moroccan, Italian and Chinese restaurants. Dinner cruises along the Nile are also a popular choice with diners.


Package holidays to Egypt are a popular and convenient way to explore the more than just Cairo and are offered by most larger travel agencies. Visiting Egypt from other popular tourist destinations is also surprisingly easy. Varianos Travel from Cyprus promotes a "vacation within a vacation" concept and offers affordable one or two day trips to Egypt. For reviews and offers on Egypt holidays, visit Packages Santa Maria Tours offer exclusive Egypt vacation packages that are specially designed to ensure that you have the time of your life at value for your money.


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