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Best Cairo Food Tour | Tour to Experience Traditional Egyptian Food

  • DurationApprox 2 Hours
  • Trip TypePrivate Tours
  • AvailabilityEveryday
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Price starts from: $120

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Cairo Food Tour Overview

Discover the culinary treasures of Egypt with the best Cairo Food Tour, a delightful journey into the heart of Traditional Egyptian Food. This immersive food tour in Egypt’s bustling capital, Cairo, offers a unique opportunity to savor the rich flavors of Egyptian cuisine.

Embark on a gastronomic adventure through the vibrant streets of Cairo, where you’ll encounter a diverse array of delectable dishes and local delicacies. From aromatic kebabs and mouthwatering falafel to savory koshari and sweet baklava, Cairo Food Tour introduces you to a world of flavors that have delighted palates for generations.

As you explore the bustling markets and hidden food gems, you’ll gain insight into the cultural significance of food in Egypt and the traditions that have shaped its cuisine. Cairo Food Tour promises an unforgettable experience, blending history, culture, and, most importantly, the delicious Traditional Egyptian Food that defines this enchanting city. Don’t miss the chance to embark on this culinary journey and discover the soul of Cairo through its incredible food scene.

Additional information

  • Your daily tours usually start at 8 am, but you can change the time in coordination with your private guide.
  • You can make any changes to the itinerary if you have any special requests.
  • For reservations, contact us, and your reservation will be confirmed with one of our travel advisors.
  • After booking the trip, we will send you a voucher with all the booking details.

The tour is available in:

English, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, French

Note: The Mentioned prices include a tour guide in English only; in case of requesting any other language, there will be an additional cost.

Cairo Food Tour Itinerary

Morning: Start your day by heading to a local market to buy fresh ingredients for your cooking class.

Cooking by yourself: Join a local family to learn how to prepare traditional Egyptian dishes. You’ll learn how to make dishes such as koshari, foul medames, and stuffed pigeons. You’ll also learn about the history and cultural significance of these dishes. After class, enjoy your delicious meal with a local Egyptian family.

Street Food Tour: After lunch, take a street food tour with a local guide and try some of the best street food in Cairo, Egypt. Highlights include falafel, kofta, and shawarma. You’ll also have the chance to try traditional Egyptian sweets such as basbousa and konafa.

Tea Tasting: After lunch, head to a local tea house and enjoy a traditional Egyptian tea tasting. You’ll have the chance to try different types of tea, such as hibiscus, mint, and chamomile. You’ll also learn about tea’s history and cultural significance in Egypt.

Dinner: End your day by enjoying a traditional Egyptian dinner at a local restaurant. Try some delicious local dishes such as molokhia, kofta with tahini sauce, or stuffed vine leaves.

This itinerary will give you an unforgettable experience of traditional Egyptian food, including a cooking class, a street food tour, a tea tasting, and a traditional Egyptian dinner. Enjoy your day!

What is included in this tour?
Items that are included in the cost of the tour price.
  • All service charges and taxes
  • English-speaking Guide
  • Bottled water during the trip
  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary
What is not included in this tour?
Items that are not included in the cost of the tour price.
  • International Airfare
  • Entry visa to Egypt
  • Any optional tours
  • Personal Spending
  • Beverage
  • Tipping (It's recommended)

Things to know

Prices

  • Prices are in US dollars per person per trip and you can pay in any other currency.
  • Rates are subject to change in case of any changes in airport taxes, hotel rates, transport rates, or government taxes.
  • Rates are not valid during Christmas or New Year.
  • Travel insurance and entry visa charges are not included in the package.

Tipping in Egypt

Tipping is not included in any of our packages and is entirely up to the discretion of travelers. Although it is not mandatory, it is of great importance to the people who take care of you while traveling.

Extra Expenses

Extra personal expenses on the trip may include a food tour, alcoholic beverages, tipping, visa fees, recreational expenses, and other services not listed.

Following are the items with extra costs during the trek:

  • For the visa fees, please check Visa and Passport Information.
  • Additional transport that you require.
  • Tipping for the guide and driver after the trip.
  • In case of unforeseen events like bad weather conditions and eventual flight cancellations, you are responsible for extra hotel nights and meals.

Optional Visits & Entry Tickets

All our packages and tours of Egypt do not include entrance fees to special archaeological sites such as entering the pyramids from inside, the mummies’ room in Museum, or entering the Tutankhamun tomb in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor.

Booking Confirmation Policy

  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking.
  • We are offering a low down payment of just 25% to secure your spaces on tour, including hotel rooms, cruise cabins, domestic flight tickets, and other travel-related services. The remaining balance can be paid up to two days before your arrival date or in cash upon arrival at the destination to your tour manager, making you’re booking a risk-free investment.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation after confirmation with payment before 30 days of the commencement of the tour: 10% of the value of the tour package.
  • Canceling the tour 30 to 20 days before commencement of the tour: 25% of the value of the package
  • Canceling 19-15 days before commencing the tour: 50% of the tour cost
  • Canceling 14-11 days before commencement of the tour: 75% of the tour cost
  • Canceling before 10 days or less before the tour date: No refund for the tour

Children Policy

  • Up to 2 years: FREE
  • Age from 2 and below 6 years: 25% of adult price
  • Age from 6 up to 11 years: 50% of adult price
  • Ages 12 and Up: adult price.

Notes:

  • Children policy is applied to children who share rooms with their parents ( Maximum 1 Child sharing parent’s room )
  • If your tour includes airfare, additional charges for your children may apply.

Things to bring with you

  • A valid Passport for 6 months
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses
  • Sanitizer gel
  • Water holder
  • Bug spray
  • Warm clothes in winter
  • Cotton clothes in summer
  • A hat
  • Travel adaptor
  • Camera
  • Umbrella
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Medication

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Mark Davis

Group Traveller

“Cairo can be overwhelming, but this food tour was a breath of fresh air! Our guide, Ahmed, was funny, knowledgeable, and took us to hidden gems I’d never have found on my own. We tried everything from flaky fava bean falafel to kushari, a carb-tastic explosion of flavor. Ahmed even explained the cultural significance of each dish, making it more than just a meal – it was a journey into Egyptian life. Highly recommend for anyone who wants to skip the tourist traps and dive into the real Cairo.”

October 1, 2023

Smith Rodriguez

Family Traveller

Our family had an absolutely delightful time on the Best Cairo Food Tour! The tour guide was knowledgeable and passionate about Egyptian cuisine, and it really showed. We got to taste so many traditional dishes, from the mouthwatering koshary to the heavenly baklava. The highlight was definitely the Egyptian bread-making demonstration. It’s a must-do experience for any food-loving family visiting Cairo!

May 15, 2023

Isabella

Solo Traveller

Let’s be honest, solo travel can be a bit intimidating, especially when it comes to food. You don’t want to be stuck wandering lost, trying to decipher menus in a foreign language. That’s why the Cairo Food Tour was a lifesaver for this solo traveler! I joined a small group of friendly folks, and we had a blast exploring the hidden culinary corners of the city. We tried things I never would’ve dared on my own – camel liver, anyone? (Surprisingly good, actually!) Our guide, Ahmed, was like a walking encyclopedia of Egyptian food. He knew all the best spots, the local customs, and even threw in some fun facts about the history of each dish. It was a solo adventure with a built-in community – delicious food, good vibes, and zero awkwardness. Cairo, you surprised me!

March 19, 2023

Ava

Group Traveller

I can’t say enough about our Cairo food tour experience! Our group had an amazing time exploring the vibrant culinary scene of Cairo. Our guide, Ahmed, was fantastic and introduced us to some of the most delicious Egyptian dishes I’ve ever tasted. From mouthwatering kebabs to the best falafel I’ve ever had, this tour was a true gastronomic delight. Plus, Ahmed’s knowledge of Egyptian culture and history added an extra layer of richness to our experience. I highly recommend the Cairo food tour to anyone visiting the city. It’s a must-do!

March 10, 2023

Jessica

Family Traveller

“Traveling with two young kids can be stressful, but this tour was a lifesaver! My kids are picky eaters, but our guide, Zeinab, was a magician with them. She turned every dish into an adventure, letting them touch, smell, and even help prepare some things. They devoured the falafel (miracles!), giggled over the gooey konafa, and even tried a sip of hibiscus tea (big win!). Zeinab also kept the adults entertained with her fascinating insights into Egyptian cuisine and family traditions. It was the perfect blend of education, fun, and deliciousness. We left with full bellies and happy hearts.”

February 18, 2023
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