Admire artifacts from Ancient Egypt in the Egyptian Museum. Then visit Salah El Din Citadel and Mohamed Ali Mosque and Tour Old Cairo
Enjoy Cairo City Tours Visiting: Ancient Egypt in the Egyptian Museum. Then visit Salah El Din Citadel and Mohamed Ali Mosque, Tour Old Cairo, the city that pre-dated Cairo with many historic churches and Roman sites.
- 8 hours
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- Pickup Location
- Hotel in Cairo
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Why you'll love this trip
Experience the Egyptian Museum, The Old Cairo and Citadel of Salah El Din
Great trip to buy some traditional products and souvenirs from the famous Khan El Khalili.
Enjoy an itinerary customized to your interests with a private guide
Very comfortable – Pickup and drop off from / to your location in Cairo
Full Private tour. You can full customize the tour according to your full comfort and privacy
Informative Egyptologist tour guide to give you the great chance to understand the rich history
Tour is suitable for all ages and genders.
enjoy an included Egyptian lunch at a local restaurant and complimentary drinks
The Egyptian Museum
The Citadel Of Saladin
After a hotel pick-up, your Egyptologist guide will lead you to the Egyptian Museum. It was built at 1901 in down town Cairo, by Khedive Abbas Helmi II, and at the façade of the museum he left the first two initials of his name A&H to remind us of this history. With the help of great Egyptologists, Petri, Marriete, Maspero, this museum became one of the largest museums in the world, with a collection of more than 120 thousand pieces. It overlooks a very famous square, originally was called "Ismaileya" square, then the name was changed to "Al Tahrir Square", means the Liberation Square which witnessed the Egyptian revolution at 25th January 2011, and its second wave at 30th June 2013. It has 2 floors, in the first floor the artefacts are organized in a chronological order, the second floor has the marvellous collection of King Tutankhamen including his jewelery, coffin, and his famous mask.
You will then move on to The Citadel of Saladin & the Mosque of Mohamed Ali. Near the End of the Fatimid Caliphate (969 – 1178 CE), the Muslim ruler of Damascus struggled with the Crusaders over the Holy Lands & Jerusalem, so he sent one of his followers, Saladin, to control Egypt and to put an end to the Fatimid Caliphate, and to restore Egypt back to the Sunni doctrine of Islam. Saladin managed to do this, he became the Caliph himself (1174 CE), and decided to build a Citadel "fortress" to defend Cairo against any potential attacks by the Crusaders. The Citadel became the seat of the government for a very long time, until another Egyptian King, "Mohamed Ali", decided to build a mosque and a mausoleum for himself, at (1831 CE), he was the founder of the last Royal Dynasty Egypt had, ending with the expulsion of his last descendent, the famous "King Farouk" (1952 CE). In Old Cairo, all religions are intersected, making this place a very interesting place to visit.
Lunch will be served in one of old Cairo restaurants. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to you hotel.
Pick up services from your hotel & return
All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
Private English-speaking Egyptologist guide
Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites
Lunch meal at local restaurant in Cairo
Bottled water on board the vehicle during your trip
All taxes & service charge