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Egypt Excursions and Day Tours
/ Cairo Sightseeing Tour: the Egyptian Museum, citadel of Saladin & Khan El Khalili
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 the original point of departure.
Explore the treasures of the Egyptian museum (opened in 1902) and look at amazing monuments and artifacts in its different halls on a guided tour. Although the museum has tens of thousands of artifacts 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.
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 building of the Alabaster Mosque inside the citadel. You will go inside the mosque to see its main components and learn about the Islamic basics. 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 on clear days.
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 into consideration.
While today the Khan El Khalili Bazaar is no longer the commercial center of Cairo, it is still one of the most famous markets in the Middle East.
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.
3 years ago
Booked a private tour with YET with Mona via the Internet. Excellent booking process, safe payment with Credit Card and superb service on the day. Competent safe driver, knowledgeable and helpful guide Mohamed made the day trip a memorable experience. As a single woman I felt perfectly safe and all Egyptians are warm, welcoming and genuinely pleased to see tourists. Never did I feel threatened in any way, safety precautions are in place at all major attractions and Egypt is certainly a safe tourist destination once again.
6 years ago
A WONDERFUL DAY IN CAIRO ;)
I have visited Egypt with my family and thought of visiting the museum and mosques.
I booked a city tour with Your Egypt Tours.
The booking process was very easy and they replied my mail very promptly.
We went to the Cairo museum, mosque of Mohamed Ali and the bazar, the guide was very knowledgeable and friendly.
We felt very safe in the CROWDED! City. We enjoyed the whole day.
Your Egypt tours did a GREAT job and i highly recommend them to anybody visiting Egypt.
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