On this tour we'll explore the historic centre of Cairo, touring its must-see locations: the Cairo Citadel, the Mohamed Ali Mosque, the Khan el-Khalili market, and the Egyptian Museum, where the tomb of Tutankhamun can be found.
Having picked you up from your hotel in Cairo, we'll make our way to the historic centre of the largest city in Africa.
Our first stop will be the Cairo Citadel, an enormous medieval fortress which has become the best known non-ancient monument in the city. Inside we'll take a look at the beautifully decorated Mohamed Ali mosque, known as the alabaster mosque for the soft white stone from which it is built.
Leaving the fortress behind, we'll go to the Khan el-Khalili market, the most famous in Cairo, whose labyrinthine streets are like a real open air museum. Khan el-Khalili is the perfect place to buy souvenirs and reproductions of objects from ancient Egypt.
We'll stop to eat after visiting the market, with a menu including various salads and a main course accompanied by rice and vegetables. And for dessert, a refreshing fruit salad.
In the afternoon, we'll dedicate about an hour, hour and a half to the Egyptian Museum, the most important museum not just in the country, but perhaps in the world. Here you can find the masterworks of the ancient period, and the star attraction the legendary treasures of Tutankhamun.
We'll pass through Coptic Cairo, one of the most unique neighbourhoods in the city, visiting Al-Muallaqa, better known as the hanging church, constructed as it was upon the ruins of the tower of Babylon. Then to finish, we'll head to the church of Saints Sergius and Bacchus also known as the cave church, where the holy family were hidden after fleeing to Egypt.
This unforgettable sightseeing experience will end back at your hotel at around 8 hours after pickup, having discovered the most important places of interest in Cairo.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Transport by bus or minibus.
English speaking guide.
Entry to all the listed attractions.
When to book?
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Not wheelchair accessible.
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Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
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