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Museum of Egyptian Civilization, Citadel & Old Cairo Tour

4.8 / 5

42 reviews

Museum of Egyptian Civilization, Citadel & Old Cairo Tour

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

From US$ 59 per person

Explore the famous historical landmarks of Cairo and discover the glory of Ancient Egyptian civilization. Learn about the heritage of the city at the Citadel of Saladin, Khan El Khalili Bazaar, and the Old Cairo district.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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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 beautiful views of the city as you learn about the Citadel's fascinating history. Then, explore one of the oldest markets in the Arab world, Khan El-Khalili Bazaar. This beautiful 14th-century market 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
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

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

4.8 /5

based on 42 reviews

Review summary

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

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we had a great experience on this private tour visiting all of these amazing places and trying so delicious Egyptian food. our tour guide, sayed hamdy, was amazing and talked with us the whole day, showing us so many beautiful places. a shoutout to our driver as well mohamed shaban. thank you guys for an amazing day exploring egypt!

April 23, 2022

The excellent guide, Mr. Kafafy, made our day! Such a pleasant gentleman to have in your group! We loved the visit to the Koptic churches, the beautiful Museum of Egyptian Civilization, the citadel and the bazaar. Lunch at the park restaurant was terrific! First time I had a true Egyptian lunch, and it was a good one! Crispy pita bread with garlic salat and falafel, very tasty! Wow, what I day! It was above my expectations! Also a big thanks to Rania who organized our day for us! Shukran, Kafafy and Rania!!! :)

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March 25, 2022

This tour was absolutely amazing! The tour guide, Mohammed Doma, arrived promptly on time and was with us throughout the day. He was friendly, enthusiastic, and was SO knowledgeable and informative. The time at each stop was decent and flexible according to our liking (e.g., shopping and lunch). You will definitely enjoy this tour, I highly recommend booking this and any other tours with Mohammed Doma. Thank you for an amazing first day!!

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February 20, 2022

Product ID: 391261