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Museum of Egyptian Civilization, Citadel & Old Cairo Tour

4.9 / 5

88 reviews

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

Museum of Egyptian Civilization, Citadel & Old Cairo Tour

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

From US$ 59 per person

Explore the famous historical landmarks of Cairo. Learn about and discover the glory of Ancient Egyptian civilization.

About this activity

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Arabic, Spanish, German, Italian, French
Pickup included
Pickup service is available from your accommodation in Cairo or Giza. The long-range pickup service from Nasr City, Cairo Airport, Heliopolis City, Mirage City, Rehab City, Madinaty, New Cairo, New Capital hotels, or 6th of October is available to book in the checkout process as an 'Add-on'. You will be contacted via WhatsApp, email, or phone the day before the tour to confirm the exact pickup time.

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization with an expert guide
  • Visit Citadel of Saladn and admire its impressive architecture
  • Walk through the centuries-old Khan El Khalili Bazaar
  • Enjoy Egyptian cuisine for lunch from a local restaurant
  • See the famed churches of Old Cairo
Full description

Start with pickup from your accommodation in Cairo or Giza. Enjoy a comfortable journey in an air-conditioned vehicle as you discover some of the world-famous landmarks of Cairo.

First, visit the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization with your expert Egyptologist tour guide. Stroll through the many exhibits which display more than 50,000 artifacts from Ancient Egypt. Learn about the history and evolution of Egyptian civilization, as well as their customs and traditions.

Next, visit the famous Citadel of Saladin, also known as the Citadel of Cairo. This UNESCO World Heritage Site has a storied history dating back nearly 850 years. 

Built by the Sultan of Egypt, Salah Al-Din on the Mokattam Hills, enjoy views of the city as you hear about the citadel's fascinating history. Explore one of the oldest markets in the Arab world, Khan El-Khalili Bazaar, a beautiful 14th-century market that still retains traces of its former glory. 

Walk through the old lanes of the bazaar where you can browse for antiques or handicrafts from the shops. Then, visit a local restaurant to enjoy a traditional Cairo lunch.

Lastly, visit the prominent landmarks of Old Cairo such as the Hanging Church, the Church of St. Barbara, and the Church of Abu Serga. Afterward, be returned back to your hotel or selected location in Cairo or Giza by your tour guide.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off from your accomodation in Cairo or Giza
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Egyptologist tour guide
  • Bottled water
  • Parking fees
  • Taxes and service charges
  • Admission fees for the above-mentioned attractions in the itinerary (unless option selected)
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks at lunch including water
  • Tipping (not mandatory but appreciated)
  • Lunch (unless add-on selected)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Complimentary pickup is available from your hotel or selected location in Cairo or Giza. You will be contacted via WhatsApp, email, or phone the day before the tour to update the exact pickup time.
  • The tour duration includes pickup and drop-off along with travel time (8-9 hours)
  • A minimum of 2 persons is required to operate the shared tour, the product can be canceled or rescheduled if the minimum group size is not met
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 88 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Service
    4.5/5

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A captivating tour of the most important sites in Cairo. Everything is really professional from the transportation, organization to well developed and customizable  itinerary. We had a great, friendly and very knowledgeable guide, egyptologist Sam.  He gladly answered all our questions and presented to us through  this tour a very unique history of Cairo. Beautiful, mesmerizing sites, great guide and great logistics. Thank you!

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January 14, 2023

We greatly enjoyed the Museum of Egyptian Civilization & Old Cairo tour. It was truly amazing to learn about the ancient artifacts and mummies displayed at the museum and to witness the beauty of the mosque in the citadel. We highly recommend our guide, Ahmed Zaki. He has a vast knowledge of the history of Egypt and did an excellent job of explaining everything in a way that was simple and easy to understand.

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January 1, 2023

Amazing experience. His English was superb! He knew the city well and you could tell he is good at his job as he knew many people and everyone he knew had a very warm welcome for him. I will recommend him to anyone looking for a guide. I couldn't be more impressed and content with my experience.

November 24, 2022

Product ID: 391261