Khan el-Khalili

Khan el-Khalili: Our most recommended tours and activities

Cairo: Female-Guided Pyramids, Bazaar, and Museum Tour

1. Cairo: Female-Guided Pyramids, Bazaar, and Museum Tour

Explore the best wonders of Ancient Egypt on this fully-guided tour with a female guide. Start the tour with pickup from your hotel or selected location in Cairo. Meet your local Egyptologist guide who will share her knowledge, provide assistance, and make you feel comfortable throughout the day.  Start your tour at one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Pyramids. Gaze in awe at the magnificent Pyramids of Cheops, Mycerinus, and Chephren. Then, stop for a photo at the Great Sphinx.  Pay an optional visit to the Great Pyramid at your own expense before visiting the Valley Temple. Afterward, stop for a traditional Egyptian lunch. Next, visit the Egyptian Museum where you can explore the vast collection of 250,000 ancient artifacts that date back about 5000 years. If you wish (and at your own cost), feel free to explore King Tutankhamun's Room, which holds a number of precious jewels and gold excavated from the tomb in 1920.  Continue to the Khan El-Khalili Bazaar and soak up the atmosphere of the old city. Take a walk through this well-known market and marvel at the unique variety of souvenirs, antiques, and jewelry for sale. Finally, end the tour with a transfer back to your preferred location in Cairo.

Hurghada: Full-Day Trip to Cairo by Plane

2. Hurghada: Full-Day Trip to Cairo by Plane

Embark on a full-day guided tour of Cairo from Hurghada. Travel by plane and visit the pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Enjoy a restaurant lunch and explore the treasures of the Egyptian Museum. Upon arrival in Cairo you will be greeted by an Egyptologist who will accompany you throughout the tour. The tour starts in Giza, where you can marvel at the famous and impressive pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinos, as well as the world-renowned Sphinx.  The tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple. After a break for a delicious lunch, the tour continues on to the Egyptian Museum. Here you can admire the treasures of the young pharaoh Tutankhamun with more than 120,000 masterpieces of Egyptian art and artifacts. In the afternoon you can enjoy shopping at the Khan el-Khalili market. At the end of the tour you’ll be transferred to the airport in Cairo to catch the flight back to Hurghada, followed by a direct transfer to your hotel.

From Sharm El Sheikh: Cairo Full Day Tour by Plane

3. From Sharm El Sheikh: Cairo Full Day Tour by Plane

Tick off some of Cairo’s most celebrated attractions on this guided trip from Sharm El Sheikh. With round-trip hotel transfers and flights, skip the hassle of planning and focus on enjoying the sights.  View the Pyramid of Giza and Valley Temple. Devote the afternoon to the Egyptian Museum and Khan el-Khalili bazaar. Meet the tour representative at your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh for a transfer to Sharm El Sheikh Airport. Catch a flight to Cairo and be greeted by another representative at the Cairo Airport. Follow your Egyptologist guide to the great pyramid of Giza (if add-on selected), the only existing wonder of the 7 wonders of the ancient world. At the Giza plateau, see the great pyramid of Khufu, known as Cheops, and also the pyramid of Chefren, the pyramid of Mykerinus, the valley temple of Khefren, and the iconic Great Sphinx. This amazing complex of structures dates back to almost 5,000 years ago. From there, be taken to the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, which houses around 150,000 artifacts that date thousands of years to ancient Egyptian civilization. This is considered the largest and most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. Take your chance to admire the incredible treasures of the boy-king Tutankhamun. After the museum, have the chance to wander in the oldest bazaar in the middle east, the Khan El Khalili Bazaar, where you can feel the atmosphere of living in Islamic Cairo hundreds of years ago. The bazaar dates back to 1382, A.D., and is just one of the fascinating places we will see, giving you a real taste of the ancient city of Cairo. At the end of the day, be transferred to Cairo Airport for a flight back to Sharm El Sheikh.

Old Cairo and Khan El Khalili Bazaar: Private Half-Day Tour

4. Old Cairo and Khan El Khalili Bazaar: Private Half-Day Tour

Spend a half day seeing important cultural and historical sites in Cairo when you travel to Old Cairo and the Khan El Khalili Bazaar. The bazaar is one of the most famous and oldest bazaars in all of the Middle East, dating back to 1382. After spending time walking around the bazaar or shopping, continue to Old Cairo. Visit the Hanging Church, which dates back to the 3rd century AD. Then see the Ben Ezra Synagogue, which is, according to a local tradition, located on the site where Moses was found when he was a baby. Continue on to see the Church of St. Barbara and the Church of Abu Serga, two of the oldest churches in Cairo.

Cairo: Egyptian Museum & Khan El-Khalili Bazaar Tour

5. Cairo: Egyptian Museum & Khan El-Khalili Bazaar Tour

Journey to the heart of the pharaohs' civilization in an air-conditioned car that will pick you up from your hotel. Arrive in style at Tahrir Square in front of the Egyptian Museum, a majestic building constructed in 1902. The ground floor contains colossal statues spanning thousands of years, arranged in chronological order. Take an informative and enlightening tour of the upper floor, marveling at smaller statues, fossils, paintings, sarcophagi and ancient Egypt maps. The famous Tut-Ench-Amun also has an exclusive section in the museum.  Before returning to your hotel stop by the vibrant colored market. The shops and bazaars display and sell a dizzying array of trinkets and artworks, giving you the chance to take home a small piece of Egyptian culture and civilization. Buy souvenirs for your friends or simply meander around the bustling shops. Your guide will then drop you off at your hotel in Cairo.

Cairo: Pyramids, Museum & Bazaar Private Tour, Entry & Lunch

6. Cairo: Pyramids, Museum & Bazaar Private Tour, Entry & Lunch

Explore the history and culture of Egypt at the Egyptian Museum, Great Pyramids of Giza, and Great Sphinx. Hunt for unique bargains in the historic Khan El Khalili Bazaar. Your Egyptologist guide will be with you at all times and provide you with helpful explanations.  Start your tour at the Egyptian Museum wich collections exceed 120,000 masterpieces, ranging from the pre-dynastic era to the Pharaonic and Greco-Roman periods. See the treasures of King Tutankhamen and the Mummies room, which you can enter for a small extra charge.  Continue to the Great Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx. Explore the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinus. Your guide will describe the story of their monumental construction, and tell you about their mysteries before you explore inside one of the pyramids.  Proceed to the Great Sphinx and admire the colossal structure before moving to the Valley Temple of the Pyramid of Chephren. Drive back to central Cairo and end your day at the lively Khan El Khalili Bazaar. 

Cairo: 8-Hour Private Full-Day Customised Tour

7. Cairo: 8-Hour Private Full-Day Customised Tour

Have your very own private driver for one day in Cairo or Giza. Visit the main sights of Cairo and Giza in a modern air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver. Once you meet your guide in your hotel lobby or at the airport, let them know the sights you want to visit. Whether it's for sightseeing, a day trip, shopping or business, the driver will accommodate your requirements and make sure you have a great experience.

Cairo Citadel, Old Cairo and Khan El Khalili: Private Tour

8. Cairo Citadel, Old Cairo and Khan El Khalili: Private Tour

Enjoy a fantastic orientation tour of Cairo on an 8-hour excursion that takes in the major monuments of Old Cairo and the maze of streets and stalls of the historic Khan El Khalili Bazaar. Following a hotel pick-up from Cairo or Giza, you will drive up to the Saladin Citadel, constructed by Salah al-Din on the Moqattam Hills in 1183 AD as a defence against Crusader armies. Known for its fresh air and sweeping views of Cairo, it is now a preserved historic site of mosques and museums, including the Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha. Designed by the Turkish architect Yousif Boushnaq, who came to Cairo especially from Istanbul to build the great building, the mosque's alabaster structure stands in beautiful contrast to the sandstone city. Continue to the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, one of the oldest bazaars in the Middle East. Discover a maze of alleys that has been at the center of Cairo’s trading activities since the 14th century. Then, visit Old Cairo to see major attractions such as the Hanging Church, the Ben Ezra Synagogue, the Church of St. Barbara, and the Church of Abu Serga, one of the oldest Coptic churches in Cairo.

From Sharm El Sheikh: Cairo Private Day Trip by Plane

9. From Sharm El Sheikh: Cairo Private Day Trip by Plane

Our driver will pick you up from your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh. You will then be transferred to Sharm El Sheikh Airport to catch your flight to Cairo. Once you arrive in Cairo, you will find our driver waiting for you outside the airport. You will be given the driver's details once you book to easily find him.Then, Our Egyptologist guide will accompany you to visit The Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx. During the visit, you can ride a camel and enjoy a unique backdrop of the pyramids.Continue to The Egyptian Museum, which is the oldest archaeological museum in the Middle East and houses the largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities in the world. The museum displays an extensive collection spanning from the Predynastic Period to the Greco-Roman Era.After the museum, visit the Khan El Khalili Bazaar, which is a famous bazaar and souq in the historic center of Cairo, Egypt. Named for one of its several historic caravanserais, the bazaar district has since become one of Cairo's top attractions.At the end of the day, you will be transferred to Cairo Airport for a flight back to Sharm El Sheikh. Once you arrive in Sharm El Sheikh, you'll be brought back to your hotel by our driver.

Museum of Egyptian Civilization, Citadel & Old Cairo Tour

10. Museum of Egyptian Civilization, Citadel & Old Cairo Tour

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.

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What people are saying about Khan el-Khalili

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,604 reviews

Hello, it's 5 out of 5. The pick up and drop off was on time. The itinerary was flexible to our liking. The attractions were cool and we really had a nice time. The guide, Ahmed, was patient and gave us enough time in each attraction. Ahmed was nice and chill throughout the tour. He answered our questions about history. He also took us to a very good restaurant inside Khan El Khalil. The food was top notch! Bonus: we discovered a nice sandwich snack called Domty through Ahmed. We are bringing home some packs. We really enjoyed our tour in Old Cairo. Thank you!!!

Der Ausflug dauert zwar recht lang, da man mit dem Flugzeug anreisen muss, aber es lohnt sich: Da wir schon sehr zeitig in Kairo waren und das Ägyptische Musuem noch nicht offen hatte, hat uns unser Guide Ahmet das „echte Kairo“ mit allen Facetten (von verdreckten Gassen bis hin zu einem der tollsten Frühstücke, die ich jemals TO GO hatte) gezeigt - das war wirklich sehr beeindruckend! Der restliche Tag war ebenfalls super: Alles war top durchorganisiert und man konnte gut in die ägyptische Geschichte hineinschnuppern, die nun vertieft werden muss.

Very nice experience. Randa was my guide for the day - she is flexible, patient and she made the Bazar experience as fun as it could be :) As a solo traveller, I totally recommend it.

Brilliant tour! We were even just the two of us with a driver and an amazing local tour guide, Jamie! Lots of info in a fun way, personalized daily programme. Reccommended!

gamal badwaa is the best guide ever ! Very friendly and knowledgeable. We have an amazing time with him! Highly recommended