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Cairo Sightseeing Tour: the Egyptian Museum, citadel of Saladin & Khan El Khalili

Description

  • Marvel at the wonderful treasures of the pharaohs especially King Tut at the Egyptian museum.
  • Enjoy the Alabaster walls of the 19th-century mosque that give it its name (the Alabaster Mosque).
  • Learn about the history of the museum monuments and the basics of Islam through direct interaction with your own private tour guide.
  • Visit the Bazar of Khan El Khalili and enjoy the 14th-century atmosphere of the markets and souqs.
  • Tour includes private guiding and transport and entrance fees.

 

Inclusion

  • Qualified Egyptologist guide.
  • Entrance to Egyptian Museum.
  • Entrance to Citadel of Salah el-Din and mosque of Mohamed Ali.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Bottled water during the tour.

Exclusion

  • Gratuities (recommended).
  • Food and drinks, unless specified.

Day by Day Itinerary

Explore the treasures of the Egyptian museum (opened in 1902) and look at amazing monuments and artifacts in its different halls on a guided tour. Although the museum has tens of thousands of artifacts in this short tour, your Egyptologist guide will focus on the highlights and masterpieces of the museum

Visit the Tut Ankh Amun Wing on the first floor and see his wonderful collection of historically important artwork. The treasures are mainly golden and they cover a quite large section of the museum. This area of the museum includes significant statues, furniture, and gold sculptures. After enjoying the guided part of the tour, take some free time to browse the museum.

Following the visit to the museum, you will go to the citadel of Saladin and the Alabaster mosque. Drive to the old section of Cairo where you will pass by the highest mountain in Cairo. The fort of Saladin was built on a cliff of this mount for protecting the city against the Crusaders.

In 1830 Mohamed Ali, the king of Egypt ordered to building of the Alabaster Mosque inside the citadel. You will go inside the mosque to see its main components and learn about the Islamic basics. Aside from its huge size and exquisite beauty, one of the beautiful elements of this mosque is that it has two identical slim minarets, top-covered with lead as the mosque domes and semi-domes. Enjoy the panoramic view of the city from the mosque, where you can see the Giza pyramids on clear days.

End up this impressive tour with your visit to Khan El Khalili market where all products of Egyptian souvenirs are available in different qualities. You are invited to have a local drink while sitting with your guide at El Fishawy coffee shop: the oldest one in Cairo. When having free time to browse the market put the advice of your guide into consideration.

While today the Khan El Khalili Bazaar is no longer the commercial center of Cairo, it is still one of the most famous markets in the Middle East.

Prices

1 Persons 2-4 Persons 5-8 Persons 9-16 Persons
300 USD 199 USD 160 USD 140 USD