Ahlan Wa Sahlan! Welcome to Cairo and to the Semiramis InterContinental. The city of Cairo has something to offer for everyone. The Concierge team is here to provide an authentic "In The Know" experience. We trust you enjoy your visit and remain always at your service.
Located in the heart of the city center, the Semiramis InterContinental is well situated on the banks of the Nile within walking distance of the major shopping & commercial center, the Egyptian museum, Cairo Opera House and the boats of the River Nile.Since its opening in 1987 on the site of the historic Semiramis Hotel, the hotel has built a reputation for courteous service, distinctive cuisine and attention to detail.
Start the day with a stroll along the River Nile located adjacently to the Semiramis InterContinental. Make your way towards Midan Tahrir and Talaat Harb Street in downtown Cairo and take your time enjoying the rich architecture from the 18th century. Stop at Felfela restaurant for a typical Egyptian breakfast such as Foul & Taameya.
Azhar Park is wonderful for lunch or an afternoon stroll, especially for families. Nearby is the major mosque of the same name; it's known for its landscaping and magnificent views of Cairo.
Complete your day with a Nile boat trip. Apart from spectacular views of the city, you can see an authentic bellydancing show and eat a delicious Egyptian dinner.
It is recommended to use white taxis . Avoid using the black & white taxis as they do not have taxi meters.
A 10% tip is customary at restaurants. Tipping is common for rendered services such as taxi drivers, luggage porters, bathroom attendants etc.
Sensible and conservative dress is recommended while in Egypt.
It is recommended to try traditional Egyptian food items such as Taameya (Falafel) and Foul (Beans) usually consumed for breakfast or Koshary, a heavy but delicious dish of lentils, rice and pasta served in a spicy tomato sauce
Days are commonly warm and nights are cool. Remember to bring your sun block, sunglasses & your bathing suit but do not forget a jacket in case of chilly evenings.
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The Cairo Tower landmark in central Cairo is 43 metres taller than the Great Pyramid.
The Great Pyramids
The great pyramids of Giza are the tombs of the pharaohs Hefra, Khufu and Menkaura.
The River Nile
The River Nile is the longest in the world. It is approximately 4,187 miles long."Felucca rides" can be arranged along the Nile via our concierge team.
Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities exhibits more than 120,000 ancient Egyptian artefacts. It is said that if you spend one minute at each exhibit, it will take you nine months to see the whole collection!
In summer time, don't forget to bring along sun block and a bathing suit for you to enjoy our outdoor swimming pool and protect yourself from the sun
During winter bring a jacket as it gets chilly in the evenings.
You need to have some Egyptian pounds for transportation and tips
Remember your camera in order to take many memorable shots of different spots in the country.
From Cairo Airport take Salah Salem Street and cross 6th Of October Bridge. Then take the second exit to Tahrir Square. The hotel is located downtown on Corniche El Nil road. A limousine pick-up from the airport can be arranged by the Concierge at the cost of 60 USD one way. Please provide us with the flight details max. 1 day prior to arrival. If you are using our limousine service, You can now enjoy WiFi access during the trip from the airport until you check in at the hotel.