Egyptian Museum, Citadel of Saladin & Coptic Cairo Tour

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What You'll Do
  • Experience a full day private tour
  • Visit the Egyptian museum “museum of Cairo”
  • Discover Tutankhamun golden collection in the Egyptian museum
  • Wander through the galleries of the Egyptian museum
  • See the Islamic fortifications
  • Visit Mohamed Ali alabaster mosque
  • Explore the coptic christian churches
  • Visit the beautiful hanging church
Explore the historic monuments of Cairo on a private full-day sightseeing tour by luxury, air-conditioned vehicle. Discover the Egyptian Museum, the Citadel of Saladin, the Coptic Churches and Hanging Church. This is a private tour.
What to Expect
A Local tour guide will be glad to pick you up from your hotel and accompany you on an unforgettable tour to the famous Egyptian Museum of antiquities houses 165,000 Egyptian artifacts, but the priceless treasures of king Tutankhamon are the highlight. His six gilded coffins dominate the main hall, while his magnificent death mask is the star attraction. Your guide will introduce you to the museum’s most important pieces before you have free time to explore at your leisure.

Wander through galleries that contain more than165,000 artifacts. Among the many highlights are the treasures of the child King Tutankhamen. The no-classical museum building was designed by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon to house masterpieces from the per-dynastic to the pharaonic and greece-roman periods.

Proceed to Mohamed Ali alabaster mosque, and the Citadel of Salah El Din, where you will learn more about Islamic Cairo. The citadel was fortified by the Ayyubid ruler Salah El-Din (Saladin) between 1176 and 1183 CE, as protection against the crusaders. A few years after defeating the Fatimid caliphate, Saladin set out to build a wall that would surround both Cairo and Fustat.

Built on a promontory beneath the Muqattam hills, a setting that made it difficult to attack, the efficacy of the Citadel’s location is further demonstrated by the fact that it remained the heart of Egyptian government until the 19th-Century.

Continue to old Cairo Or Coptic Cairo which is unique area that has a concentration of christian churches that date from the centuries between the decline of the Pharaonic religion and the arrival of Islam when Egypt had a christian majority. Coptic Cairo is largely built around the fort of Babylon and upon the remains of its walls.

There are also 20 churches here that date back to the early christian Era. the most remarkable is the hanging church, or the church of the virgin Mary, it was built in 690 A.D, it is situated on two bastions of the roman fortress and its nave is suspended over a passageway.

The churches of St. Sergius (Abu Serga) dating back to the 4th century, it is traditionally believed to have been built on the spot where the holy family, Joseph, Mary and the infant Jesus Christ, rested at the end of their journey into Egypt. They may have lived here while Joseph worked at the fortress.

Continue to saint Barbara church, dating back to the 5th or 6th century ad. End your tour at the Ben Ezra synagogue, located on the site where baby Moses was found

At the end of the tour you will be transferred back to your hotel.
What's Included
  • Pick-up and drop-off from your Cairo hotel
  • All transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to all mentioned sightseeing
  • Qualified Egyptologist tour guide
  • Lunch in a good quality local restaurant
  • Shopping during the tour
  • All service charges and taxes
  • Assistance of staff during the tour
What's Not Included
  • Any optional tours
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (Tipping)
Meeting Point

Cairo, Giza Hotel

What to Remember
• What To Bring?
- Passport valid for More than 6 months
- Warm clothes in winter
- Cotton clothes in summer
- Hat, Sun block, Sunglasses, Light torch
- Comfortable shoes
- Photo / Video Camera

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