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09/03/2019ECONOMY
Teheran (Tehran)
Budapest
Iran
Imam Khomeini / 4:40
Qatar Airways QR 491 Qatar Airways
10h 00m 1 Stop - Doha Intl (2h 05m)
Hungary
12:10 Budapest Ferenc Liszt
09/03/2019 12/03/2019

Budapest

About the city

Budapest is known as one of Europe’s most stunning cities. It may be thanks to its impressive surroundings, the Danube River that divides the city, the Buda hills to the west and the Great Plain to the east or due to its varied and beautiful architecture: Renaissance, Byzantine, Neo-Classical, and Art-Nouveau buildings coexist in perfect harmony. Its extensive World Heritage Site includes: the banks of the Danube, Buda Castle Quarter, Andrassy Avenue, Hero’s Square, and the Millennium Underground Railway. To top that, the city has 80 geothermal springs, the world’s largest water cave system where visitors can indulge in a relaxing bath. Budapest became a single city in 1873, occupying both banks of the river Danube, to the west there is Buda and Pest lays at the east. Both sides of the city have very different personalities. Buda is the quiet section of the city. Walking around Buda, travelers will be able to inspect the Castle Quarter and explore the narrow cobbled streets that lead to the Fishermen’s bastion with its fairytale towers, which represent the 7 tribes that existed in the city in the 9th century. This decorative fortification is located atop the Buda Castel Hill and offers the best panoramic view in Budapest. The eastern side, Pest, is where all the action takes place. This section of the city has a fin-de-siècle feel to it and nearly every building has some interesting or unusual detail. Visitors will be invited to take long strolls on its wide boulevards filled with all sorts of shops or enjoy a well-deserved coffee in its grand coffee houses. Pest is home to the parliament building and the Dohari street synagogue, the largest synagogue in Europe. The scars of WWII are still present in the city, bullet holes and shrapnel scorings left over from the Second World War and the 1956 Uprising are still visible in some of the facades, painful reminders of this grey period of history. There are several tributes honoring the Hungarian Jews that lost their lives, as the poignant Shoes on the Danube memorial or the Raoul Wallenberg Holocaust Memorial Park. This side of the river is also considered the cultural heart of the city with numerous art galleries and with more opera, concerts and ballet performances than there are days of the week. The capital’s best restaurants are found in Pest too, and it’s here the nightlife wrestles with until the early hours as well. For a unique drink try a Ruin Pub, Budapest’s network of bars in disused buildings that include former tenement houses, factory buildings and community centres. Budapest has combined all its influences and overcome its complex history to shape its own character, and sure it did it right.

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Transfer from airport to accommodation

Shuttle Standard (Shuttle Transfer)

Danubius Hotel Gellert

79%
  • At 1.9 km from the center
  • Szent gellert ter, 2, Budapest 1114
Built in 1918 in art nouveau style this hotel features classic architecture. Built together with the world famous gellért Spa our hotel offers complete relaxation for our guests. Due to the central location main sights are within easy reach, most of...
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  • ECONOMY SINGLE (NON-REFUNDABLE) (1)

  • BUFFET BREAKFAST

  • 3 Accommodation nights

2 Activities
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Budapest Evening Sightseeing Cruise

day 1 - 18:20 departure
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Margaret Bridge, Budapest Hungary

Margaret Bridge

Pass By: Buda Castle, Szent Gyorgy Ter, Budapest 1014 Hungary

Buda Castle

Pass By: Hungarian Parliament Building, Kossuth Ter 1-3, Budapest 1055 Hungary

Hungarian Parliament Building

Pass By: Pesti Vigado, Vigado ter 2., Budapest 1051 Hungary

Pesti Vigado

Pass By: Castle Garden, Ybl Miklos ter 2-6., Budapest 1013 Hungary

Castle Garden

Pass By: Gellert Hill, Budapest Hungary

Gellert Hill

Pass By: Citadella setany 1 Gellerthegy, Budapest 1118 Hungary

Citadel

Pass By: Balna, Fovam Ter 11-12, Budapest 1093 Hungary

The Whale

Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Returns to original departure point
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Special Discount Offer: Big Bus Budapest Hop-on Hop-off

day 2 - Classic Ticket - 24 hour
Our Budapest bus tour immerses you in one of Europe’s most entrancing cities. Hop on for panoramic views of the spectacular Heroes’ Square, the elegant Andrassy Avenue and the magnificent Parliament building. See all the sights of one of Europe's prettiest cities, with this hop on-hop off sightseeing bus tour of the beautiful Budapest.

Highlights
- Acquaint yourself with Budapest at your own pace
- See the pretty city as the locals do (on foot)
- Pick between three different ticket types

Split down the middle by the mighty Danube River, this waterfront capital is packed with beautiful old buildings, whose architectural intricacy and grandeur exceed all expectations. This sightseeing tour is the perfect introduction to this gorgeous city, showcasing the most famous landmarks and with an audio guide available in 23 languages which explains all about Budapest's rich cultural history.

Board the bus at any of the stops and enjoy 24, 48 or 72 hours of free rides around the city. A 1.5 hours English guided Walking Tour is included in all the tickets. Enjoy a river cruise on the Danube with the 48 hours Premium and 72 hours Deluxe tickets. The Deluxe ticket also includes a panoramic Night Tour with bus and Castle Shuttle service.

Admire the magnificent Parliament Building, dominating the waterfront. Cruise down leafy, classical Andrassy Avenue or visit the Old Castle district. Enjoy stunning views from the bridges over the Danube, visit Heroes Square where past political leaders are celebrated, or stop off at the Gellert Spa for some pampering.

This fleet of open-top double-decker buses offer the perfect vantage point for viewing this stunning city. All you have to do is sit back and relax as the bus winds its way around the streets, lined with leafy trees and lovely old buildings. For couples, families or independent travellers, the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour is an ideal way to get around Budapest, ensuring you don't miss a trick.

Classic Ticket
This package allows you to see all of Budapest's top sights and attractions in a day. Ride the open top double decker bus for one day, hopping on and off at over 20 stops around the city. Learn about Budapest’s rich cultural history and reveals the city’s hidden gems. Enjoy the free walking tour in centre of the city, where you will discover the historical buildings of Pest.

Premium Ticket
This package allows you to see all of Budapest's top sights and attractions in 2 days. Ride the open top double decker bus for 48 hours, hopping on and off at over 20 stops around the city. Learn about Budapest’s rich cultural history and reveals the city’s hidden gems. Enjoy daily free walking tours in the centre of the city, where you will discover the historical buildings in Pest. The river cruise takes you on a leisurely journey along the Danube providing views of Budapest’s Parliament Building, the National Theatre, Chain Bridge and Royal Palace.

Deluxe Ticket
This package allows you to see all of Budapest's top sights and attractions in 3 days. Ride the open top double decker bus for 3 days, hopping on and off at over 20 stops around the city. Learn about Budapest’s rich cultural history and reveals the city’s hidden gems. Enjoy daily free walking tours in the centre of the city, where you will discover the historical buildings in Pest. See Budapest’s evening ambiance and famous buildings beautifully illuminated during the one-hour panoramic Night Tour. The river cruise takes you on a leisurely journey along the Danube providing views of Budapest’s Parliament Building, the National Theatre, Chain Bridge and Royal Palace. Discover the beautiful Castle District and Royal Palace with the Castle Shuttle service.

Walking Tours
Enjoy the daily free walking tour, where you will discover the historical buildings of the city centre. On the Pest Tour, gain insight into Budapest’s rich history on a leisurely walking tour.

Night Ticket
The Panoramic Night Tour of Budapest begins from The Red Bus stop 13, Basilica, and showcases the stunning sights of the city’s illuminated landmarks and monument over 60 minutes. This one round open-top bus tour takes you over the magnificent sights of the city both on the Pest and the Buda side. The Heroes’ Square, the Parliament Building, the Gresham Palace, and the Castle District looks amazing when they are in lights during the evening. Please check with the Big Bus staff for departure times on the day.

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Walking Tours:

Duration: 90 minutes.
Operates: Daily at 11am, start time changes seasonally.
Location: Big Bus Customer Service Centre (1065 Budapest, Bajcsy-Zsilinszky Road 17), opposite side of Red stop 13 Basilica.

River Cruise:
Duration: 75 minutes.
Operates: 11am; 1pm; 3pm; 5pm; 6:30pm; 7pm; 7:30pm; 8pm; 8:30pm; 9pm; 9:30pm and 10pm.
Location: Dock 11 (Jane Haining rkp.), closest hop-on hop-off point is Big Bus red stop 15.

Castle Tour:
Frequency: Every 10-15 minutes.
Operates: Between 9:30am until 4:30pm.
Location: Castle / Funicular, which is located at Clark Adam Square.

Night Bus:
Duration: 60 minutes.
Operates: Daily at 8:30 pm, start time changes seasonally.
Location: Departs from Red Bus stop 13 Basilica.

Languages
Day and night tours have recorded commentary available in; Hungarian, English, German, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Polish, Swedish, Danish, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Greek, Turkish, Arabic, Hebrew, Brazilian Portuguese, Czech, Romanian, Croatian, Dutch and Norwegian.
The walking tour is in English.



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Location
Start point:
Heroes' Square
You can join the tour at any of the bus stops.
Szent István-bazilika (St. Stephen's Basilica)
The Panoramic Night Tour leaves from Red Stop 13 *Basilica
Bajcsy-Zsiliszky
Walking tour
Jane Haining rakpart, Dock 11. - HU
River Cruise

End point: At any of the bus stops.

Guide options
Guide type: Audioguide
Audioguide fee: Included
Group type: Shared
12/03/2019ECONOMY
Budapest
Vienna
Hungary
Budapest Kelenföld / 20:20
Flixbus Cee North Gmbh FLIXCEEN Flixbus Cee North Gmbh
2h 45m Nonstop
Austria
23:05 Vienna Erdberg
12/03/2019 15/03/2019

Vienna

About the city

Vienna is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Austria. It is a beautiful romantic city and famous for its coffee culture and cafes, classical music and concert halls, historical buildings, horse-drawn carriages, and its charming streets. There is a rich cultural diversity in Vienna, and its location at the very heart of Europe makes it also an excellent starting point for travelling around Europe. Vienna an impressing city to visit, the city is dominated by the Ringstrasse, a four kilometer long boulevard which encircles the center of the city. The city is filled with modern conveniences and attractions but blanketed as well with reminders of a great historical and cultural heritage. Excellent museums, palaces, gardens, architectural triumphs, remnants of ancient inhabitants, statuary, and grand cafes blend with trendy shops, excellent restaurants, accessible musical venues, modern museums and sculpture, and upscale hotels to make Vienna a very attractive. The extensive pedestrianized streets of the old city are a delight, lined by beautiful old buildings, populated by the young and old, filled with local shops, boutiques and cafes, and with the unexpected around every turn. The center city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Vienna is history and music, poetry and culture, modernism and tradition, nostalgia and grandeur.

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Hotel Palais Strudlhof

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  • At 1.9 km from the center
  • Pasteurgasse 1, 1, Vienna 1090
Hotel & Palais Strudlhof, a traditional 4-star hotel in Vienna's ninth district, is located in a quiet area just a short walk away from the charming city center. Business travelers appreciate the convenient access to public transportation, while holi...
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  • SINGLE STANDARD (1)

  • BED AND BREAKFAST

  • 3 Accommodation nights

3 Activities
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Kursalon Vienna: Johann Strauss and Mozart Concert

day 4 - Category B
Visit: Kursalon Wien - Sound of Vienna, Johannesgasse 33, Vienna 1010 Austria

Admission is included

Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Smart evening attire is advised. No sneakers, jeans or shorts are permitted in the concert.
There is a free seating. Ushers point the best available seat in the category halls.
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Concert concludes at 10pm
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Danube and Wachau Valley Tour

day 4 - General (09:00-17:00 english)
Experience the natural beauty of the Danube and Wachau valleys with this romantic day trip that takes in charming villages, steep vineyards, ruined castles, magnificent monasteries and during the summer months, a spectacular cruise along the great river itself. This is a tour that has it all: scenery, nature, culture, history and architecture.


Highlights
- Explore equally jaw dropping scenery outside of Vienna city centre
- Enjoy a lunch or cruise depending on the season
- See one of Austria’s most famous baroque buildings

Few rivers have inspired artists as much as the Danube, which was immortalised by Strauss’ waltz. As the river winds its way through central and south-eastern Europe, it creates valleys of breathtaking beauty; a landscape of steep banks laden with vineyards overlooked by hillside hamlets and castles.

See the tiny village of Durnstein and the admire the remnants of its once great castle, where Richard the Lionheart was held ransom on his way back to England to fight with Robin Hood (or so some legends say). The views over the Danube and the valley are spellbinding. During the summer season, hop aboard for a 90-minute cruise on the blue Danube and enjoy a new perspective of this picturesque valley.

The Wachau Valley is a Unesco World Heritage Site famed for its lush verdant landscapes and rustic towns but most of all for the quality of its wines, especially the young whites. At Melk, discover the beautiful Benedictine abbey, one of Austria’s most famous baroque buildings. Among its many truly outstanding attractions are the impossibly golden library, the fine frescos and the speckled spiral staircase. In winter, instead of the cruise, we enjoy a lunch.

Languages
English, German, French, Italian and Spanish.
Others: The Danube cruise takes place from April 16 to October 26.

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Location
Start point:
Operngasse 8

End point: Same as the starting point

Schedule
Duration: 8 Hours

Guide options
Guide type: Guide\n
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Special Discount Offer: Big Bus Vienna Sightseeing Tour - Hop On - Hop Off

day 5 - Premium ticket
Discover the very best way of touring a city with this hop-on hop-off bus tour of Vienna. See all there is to see in this richly cultural capital and learn the history behind every landmark and every neighbourhood!

Highlights
- Jump on and off as much as you’d like to
- See and hear all about the fascinating history

There are a whole bunch of perks on this terrific tour. There are 22 stops across the 2 routes (Red Route: 1 hour and 40 minutes and Blue Route: 1 hour and 25 minutes) and you can get off at any of them to get a closer look at the wide variety of attractions. Once you have had your fill in one pretty place, make your way to the nearest bus stop and soon you’ll be off again. The super bus ticket enables you to plan your time in the city in the most convenient and comfortable way. Join us and enjoy a privileged panoramic view of Vienna.

Get the chance to know more about Vienna on a deeper level as you absorb the fascinating history. You’ll be able to see where the events went on as you seemingly float from one historic spot to the other. Our informative and intriguing audio guide adds a special touch to the experience.

Witness a choice of breath-taking architecture, admire the city’s marvellous castles, gardens, monuments and also its pristine parks. The Austrian capital encompasses almost everything from the many traditions from within the country to the Roman, Gothic and Baroque constructions.

Make use of the free walking tour where you will come across the architectural delights and hidden secrets of the historical centre within the Inner Ring, you’ll be right in the thick of it as you wander around town amongst the lovely locals!

*Walking Tours depart from Stop 1: Opera
at 11.30am Monday – Sunday in English,
at 1:30pm Friday+Saturday+Sunday in German

City Walk
Step back in time to experience the life of the Habsburgs. Visit the Hofburg Palace, the world-renowned Spanish Riding School, Heldenplatz and the Capuchin Crypt where members of the House of Habsburg are still entombed. Our guided tour also covers the history of music in the city, including the legendary composers Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven. The tour ends at St. Stephens Cathedral which is by far the most important and influential Gothic church in Austria.

Classic Ticket
The Classic Ticket allows you to see all of Vienna’s top sights and attractions in one day. Ride the double decker bus and hop on and off at over 22 stops around the city. Learn about the Habsburg dynasty at Hofburg Palace or discover the Baroque buildings of imperial Vienna along the famous Ring Road. Recorded commentary in 13 languages is available on the bus as well as a personal audio guide to take with you on a City Walk through the city where buses are not allowed to enter.
Includes:
-1-day hop-on hop-off Classic Ticket
Including the Red and Blue Route

Premium Ticket
This ticket allows you to explore the city’s most important sights in two days. The bus will take you to the famous landmarks and best attractions in the city. Soak up the sights of the impressive buildings, including the Vienna State Opera, St Charles Church, Schönbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace. Hop off the bus to take a closer look at these magnificent landmarks and explore the city's beautiful open spaces, such as People’s Garden. Recorded commentary in 13 languages is available on the bus as well as a personal audio guide to take with you on a City Walk through the city where buses are not allowed to enter.

Includes:
-2-day hop-on hop-off Premium Ticket
Including the Red and Blue Route\n
-1 FREE City Walk into the city centre

Deluxe Ticket
The Deluxe Ticket allows you to explore Vienna in three days. The bus will take you to the famous landmarks and best attractions in the city. Soak up the sights of the impressive buildings, including the Vienna State Opera, St Charles Church, Schönbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace as well as the typical Viennese coffeehouses that tempt you to linger even longer. Recorded commentary in 13 languages is available on the bus as well as a personal audio guide to take with you on a City Walk through the city where buses are not allowed to enter.
Includes:
-3-day hop-on hop-off Deluxe Ticket
Including the Red and Blue Route
-1 FREE City Walk into the city centre

Languages
Audio guide in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic, Korean, Turkish, Hindi, Hebrew, Russian.

Route durations
Red Route: 1 hour and 45 minutes
Blue Route: 85 minutes
Walking Tour: 90 minutes

Frequency
Red Route and Blue Route: Every 20-30 minutes in summer; and every 30-45 minutes in winter.
First bus runs at 9:30am
Last bus runs at 6pm in summer and at 4:30pm in winter.

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Location
Start point:
Museums-Hofburg
You can get on the bus at any of the stops on the route.
Walfischgasse,2 - 1010 - Wien - AT
Opera House

End point: You can finish the tour at any of the stops.

Guide options
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Transfer from accommodation to airport

Private Standard (Private Transfer)
15/03/2019ECONOMY
Vienna
Cairo
Austria
Wien Schwechat / 14:30
Egyptair MS 798 Egyptair
3h 20m Nonstop
Egypt
18:50 Cairo Intl
15/03/2019 18/03/2019

Cairo

About the city

Cairo, one of the largest cities in both Africa and the Middle East, is the capital of Egypt. Cairo has been a centre of great importance to many civilisations, cultures and religions. From Pharaonic and Greco-Roman to Ottoman and European, and passing by Jewish, Christian, and Islamic, each of its identities has left a strong imprint on Cairo, thus making it one of the most fascinating cities in the world. The Giza Plateau, that includes the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, is the only remaining monuments of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the country's most famous tourist attraction. The sheer mass of the pyramids is awe inspiring. Islamic Cairo, the centre of historic Cairo, is best done on foot. Located east of downtown, it is full of charming little mosques and water fountains. The most important sites to visit are the Citadel, Mohamed Ali Mosque, Khan el Khalili, the main bazaar, some historic mosques and displays of medieval architecture, as well as some of Cairo's Turkish baths or Hammams. No visit to Cairo is complete without seeing the Egyptian Museum.Exotic atmosphere, chaotic traffic, thousands of minarets, noise, charming people, Cairo is a fascinating city. Few cities in the world surpass Cairo in number of monuments or architectural styles. Cairo is not an ordinary city, Cairo is a whole world.

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Transfer from airport to accommodation

Private Standard (Hatchback Volkswagen Caddy 2018)

Minerva Downtown Hostel

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  • At 0.8 km from the center
  • 39 talaat harb street, downtown, 99999, cairo, egypt, Cairo, egypt
general: Property Location With a stay at New Minerva Hotel in Cairo, you'll be convenient to Egyptian Museum and Coptic Museum. This hotel is within close proximity of Tahrir Square and American University of Cairo.Rooms Make yourself at ho...
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  • Standard SGL Room (1)

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  • 3 Accommodation nights

2 Activities
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Private Tour to explore Giza Pyramids - Saqqara -Memphis

day 7 - Private Tour to explore Giza Pyramids - Saqqara -Memphis
At 8.00 am, Our Egypt Tailor Made tour guide will meet you at the lobby of your hotel, then he will transfer you by an air conditioned vehicle to visit Giza Plateau to visit the impressive 3 Pyramids of Kings Cheops, Chephren, and Menkaure which are guarded by the rock-cut statue (The Sphinx). The Great Pyramid of King Cheops is the only wonder of the seven wonders of the ancient world that is still standing today, although it is 2,000 years older than any other wonder on the list
Then you will go to witness the Complex of Saqqara which belongs to King Zoser  and his step pyramid which is considered the first pyramid in Egypt and the first rock-cut building in the history.
Moving on towards Memphis "one of the ancient Egyptian Capitals until around 2,200 BC" which was a cult center for God Ptah god of creation and artworks , you will find there a lot of temples and monuments dedicated for him.
After finishing the tour you will be picked up back to your hotel in Cairo to stay overnight.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
To a Hotel in Cairo or Giza
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Islamic Cairo in depth

day 8 - In English at 9:00AM
Join a local guide to get in touch with Cairo's Islamic heart. From backstreet bazaars to minaret-topped mosques, and neighborhood coffee houses, these are the places that make Egypt's sprawling capital what it is. This is an essential Cairo travel experience!

Time to get up close and personal with one of the most important aspects of Cairo - its Islamic heart.

Our Islamic Cairo city tour begins with a visit to the Citadel of Salah Ed-Din. Located high atop Cairo, the Citadel boasts magnificent views of the city. Built by the Arab hero Salah ad-Din, the Citadel primarily functioned as a military garrison, as well as serving as a royal residence for over 700 years.

Continuing in the historical traditions of Islamic Cairo, our Cairo tour next pays a visit to the famous Sultan Hassan Mosque, which dates back to the 13th century. Considered to be one of the masterpieces of Islamic art and architecture, its history also includes time spent as a school. Equally as impressive is the Mohamed Ali Mosque, one of Cairo’s most visible landmarks, with its twin minarets rising high atop the Citadel.

Shifting gears, our Cairo city tour heads back to the streets and towards a famous local bazaar, Khan el-Khalili. A labyrinth of narrow streets and passageways, Khan el-Khalili is one of the world’s largest bazaars, and offers a truly authentic local Cairo experience. Among the world’s oldest bazaars, dating back to 1382, Khan el-Khalili offers an experience unique to the old streets of Islamic Cairo, and affords the opportunity to engage with locals, as locals do, hunting for bargains and relaxing with a coffee as the hustle of the bazaar passes you by.

Languages
English



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Location
Starting point:
King Hotel, 20 Abdel Rahim Sabry Street, - Dokki - EG

End point: Same as starting point

Schedule
Opening dates
09:00 - 13:00

Duration: 4 Hours

Guiding options
Guiding type: Guide

Requirements
Modest dress is obligatory for visits to holy sites; knees and shoulders must be covered

Recommendations
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Transfer from accommodation to airport

Private Standard (Hatchback Volkswagen Caddy 2018)
18/03/2019ECONOMY
Cairo
Teheran (Tehran)
Egypt
Cairo Intl / 0:45
Emirates EK 926 Emirates
7h 25m 1 Stop - Dubai Intl (1h 35m)
Iran
9:40 Imam Khomeini

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