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Egypt Day Tours and Excursions
/ Cairo City Tour
Marvel at the wonderful treasures of the pharaohs especially king Tut at the Egyptian museum.
Look at the mummies of the great pharaohs that once upon a time ruled the world.
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.
Learn about the history of Christianity and Judaism on visiting Old Coptic Cairo.
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.
Tour departs from centrally located Cairo and Giza hotels. Please include the details of your hotel at the time of booking
9:00 am (earlier or later departures are available until 10:30 am if required, please advise us at time of booking)
Tour returns to original point of departure
Explore the treasures of the Egyptian museum (opend in 1902) and look at amazing monuments and artefacts in its different halls in a guided tour. Although the museum has tens of thousands of artefacts but 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 with the option of visiting the royal mummy room.
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 build the Alabaster Mosque inside the citadel. You will go inside the mosque to see its main components and learn about the Islamic pillars. 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 in clear days.
Feel the relaxation of your soul when you go to Old Coptic Cairo. It is a very sacred and holy area as it contains 14 churches and a Jewish synagogue. The tour starts with a visit to the Hanging church, one of the most beautiful churches that was built in the 5th century. Consecrated to Virgin Mary, The church was built above one of the towers of the fort of Babylon. It has 110 beautiful icons and once was the seat of the Patriarch. Your guide will explain to you all about the church before moving the Cavern church or the church of St Sergious and Bacchus. Thousands of visitors come annually to this church to visit the cave where Jesus the baby and Virgin Mary were hiding for 3 months during the journey of escape in Egypt. The religious tolerance in Egypt is embodied by your visit to the oldest Jewish temple in Cairo. This temple is one among other 11 synagogues in Egypt and named after a merchant from Jerusalem called Ben Ezra. You will be given full history of the synagogue and the position of the Jewish community in Egypt.
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 in consideration.
While today the Khan El Khalili Bazaar is no longer the quality commercial center of Cairo, it is still one of the most interesting places to visit.
Price quotes are in US dollars per person per trip and are valid until April 30th, 2020. Please inquire for pricing over Christmas, New Year’s, and Easter holidays.
Reservations should be made as early as possible to book the desired holiday. Space on a given tour will be secured upon receipt a deposit of 25% of the full price. This payment will be 50% during the Christmas and New Year holidays and on packages including airfare. This deposit counts as part of your final payment. Deposits can be made by bank wire transfer or sent via Western Union or paid using a credit card (Visa or MasterCard). Payment should be received within 7 days of booking.
2 years ago
A NewYorker most amazing, safest, knowledgeable, reliable day trip experience
Ever since I can imagine, I always wanted to see Egypt instead of the neighboring New York City museums and I finally had a chance to visit the main hub of Egypt, which is Cairo. The vast amount of knowledge of Egyptology from my guide Mamdoh (Highly recommended guide) was truly excellent. The information and pictorial moments was truly overwhelming; I recommend a quick study prior to visiting. Even though I opt for a day trip, it was more than I can imagine. My mind was overwhelmed with excitement and enthusiasm as I circumnavigated around Cairo with Mamdoh and a driver from Your Egypt Tours, looking for historical sites and great bargain souvenirs to bring home to family and friends. I highly recommend a day tour at the least and if you decide more days, it will definitely be worthwhile. I never felt once alien to the country and I definitely plan to visit especially with the humbling hospitality of the people and memorable experience of the land.
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