Cairo - Egypt's Umm Ad Dunya (Mother of the World), bubbles day and night with commotion. Call to prayers echo from minarets, while honking horns blare from the streets and motorbikes roar past from every direction in this wonderfully hectic city. This mega-city is home to some 150 neighbourhoods and over 22 million inhabitants, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that it is a constant hive of activity. Split in two by the river Nile, the city is comprised of the Right and Left Banks. On the Right Bank you’ll find Tahir Square and the Qasr El Nil Street - one of the biggest streets in the city. On the Left Bank,
discover the ancient city of Giza and its magnificent pyramids. During your Cairo holiday make sure to browse the extensive collection of Egyptian antiquities in the Egyptian Museum and take a stroll through the colourful Khan El-Khalili bazaar bursting at the seams with stalls selling everything from fragrant spices to stained glass lamps.

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We had a lot of helpful guidance for a trip to a country we had never visited. It was the SS Sudan that was the reason for the trip and Egypt was incidental! The ship certainly has the WOW Factor. However, of course, Egypt’s Tombs and Temples are magnificent and Mustafa, our guide, made them come to life. Fatma was great at the Nubian Museum too and we got a good sense of Nubian life from her having lived in a Nubian village all her life. Ahmed at Luxor was a delight and a surprise to see at the Passport Control and looked after us well until we alighted the SS Sudan. Mina at Aswan went above and beyond. Even arranged a boat and escorted us to our Apertif treat at the Cataract Hotel and got us a boat to get back to the hotel. Our consultant was Lucy and we had great faith in her, she did a good job. The highlight, of course, was SS Sudan. A breathtaking ship. All crew, food, half days spent reading on the ship. Everything happened like clockwork, we never had to wait or wonder what was happening. I loved the early morning starts driving through country villages waking up and seeing the children going to school and the bread coming out of the ovens. Overall, you provided us with a holiday with amazing memories. We look forward to another trip with Original Travel in the future.
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