Cairo Journals

See it all in 6 days in Egypt

An April 2002 trip to Cairo by meadowlark

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Quote: Ok, maybe not "all", but with this 6-day itinerary, we traversed both lower and upper egypt, saw an amazing number of the top sights around Cairo and Luxor, and got a feeling for the many cultures of past and present Egypt.

See it all in 6 days in Egypt

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Overview

Islamic Cairo Photo, Cairo, Egypt
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Ah, Cairo!: In this bustling city, we stayed at a fascinating relic of the colonial era, the Windsor Hotel which set the mood for exploration (Day 1). Visiting the near deserted bent and step pyramids before heading to the Great pyramids on horseback was a definite highlight (Day 2). On to Luxor!: An overnight train took us to the Luxor and Karnak Temples (Day 3) unearthed in the last century and underground in the tombs of the Valley of the Kings (and Queens!)(Day 4). Although the highlight was a 3-hour sail on a felucca including dinner on-board during the sunset! Return to Cairo:...Read More

Mercure Coralia Louxor

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Hotel

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This French hotel chain is a 4-star modern hotel well-located in central Luxor along the Nile and within walking distance/short taxi ride from the Luxor temple and Karnak temples. The hotel caters to a mostly European crowd. It's a bit unnerving to have the metal detectors beep every time you go in, but after past violence against tourists most hotels have guards and metal detectors. The lobby is quite spacious with a semi-ancient Egyptian theme. There is a large bar/restaurant on one side with an outdoor patio with nightly life entertainment. There is also an extensive gift shop area on the other side with an exchange bureau and another restaurant. Upstairs there is yet another res...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 13, 2002

Mercure Coralia Louxor
Cornish El Nile Street
Cairo, Egypt

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The Windsor Hotel is not only accommodation but part of Egyptain history as well. This 3-star hotel in central Cairo is an old colonial-relic with all the charm to take you back to the height of the glory of the British Empire in the early part of the 20th century. Although the lobby is unassuming, the old fashioned-lift takes you up to the bar area which is a large and pleasant room for taking a break. The hodge-podge of old woooden and upholstered furniture gives a timely rustic feel to the place and the breeze through the windows gives you a feeling on being in the city but away from the hustle. On the second floor there is also internet access. The rooms are large and have high ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 13, 2002

Windsor
19 Sharia Alfi Bey
Cairo, Egypt
591 5810