As one of the biggest in the Middle East, the ancient city of Cairo is also a vibrant modern metropolis and the perfect base for exploring Egypt’s fascinating history. Also known as the City of the Thousand Minarets, Cairo presents a distinctive, enchanting and complex culture you could spend years exploring. On your trip to this intriguing destination, be sure to stay in one of our Cairo hotels, and let IHG ensure you have the trip of a lifetime.
A trip to Egypt isn't complete without taking in the spectacle of the world-famous Great Pyramids at Giza. Just outside Cairo, explore the mystical pyramids of Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure, and then stand before the Sphinx and marvel at these spectacular feats of human ingenuity. Learn of the great Pharaohs, and pay your respects at these awe-inspiring tombs. For further historical wonders, pay a visit to the Hanging Church (El Muallaqa), one of the oldest churches in Egypt. Located above the gatehouse to the Babylon Fortress, both are fantastic examples of Cairo's extraordinary architecture.
For more ancient monuments, be sure to stroll down Sharia Al Mu'izz Li-Din Allah, Cairo's main pedestrian street. With beautiful shops, horse carts and tea vendors, you can spend a day wandering through the area and still not see it all. While you're there, why not try some traditional Egyptian cuisine? From kebabs to falafel, you're bound to find something to delight your taste buds.
After your trip back in time, treat yourself to some modern conveniences at one of our hotels in Cairo. With fantastic locations, world-class restaurants and luxurious rooms, after a busy day's exploring you'll be glad to return to an IHG hotel. Book your stay today, and look forward to a taste of remarkable Egypt.