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Day Tour to The National Museum, Citadel and Al-Khalili Bazaar

5/5

( 545 Reviews )

Cairo

duration

Duration : 8 hours

location

Tour location : Cairo

correct

Availability : Runs everyday

tour-guide

Tour type : private tour

Overview

Opened on Saturday 3rd ,2021 as the first museum of its kind in Egypt and the Arab world commencing with the Predynastic period and ending with the Modern and Contemporary eras. NMEC is devoted to everything related to the Egyptian civilization with exquisite exhibitions such as; The Mummies Hall, culture shows and specialized workshops.

The Citadel Saladin is one of the most iconic monuments in Islamic Cairo, and among the most impressive defensive fortresses dating to the middle Ages. It includes the mosque of Mohamed Ali which is also known as the “Alabaster Mosque”, in reference to its marble paneling on its interior and exterior walls. The mosque’s twin minarets are the highest in all of Egypt, each reaching a height of 84 meters.

No visit to Cairo is Complete without a stop at the Khan El-Khalili bazaar, where you will be transported back in time to an old Arab souk. Shop owners calling you to their stalls, the scent of spices, the hustle and bustle of trade and much more.

Highlights:

  • National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC)
  • Citadel of Saladin
  • Mosque of Mohamed ali (Alabaster Mosque)
  • Al-Khalili Bazaar

Additional adds-on:

Felucca ride on the Nile

Itinerary

Our Egyptologist tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in a private air-conditioned vehicle to visit the NMEC. The main inauguration was accompanied by the pharaohs’ golden parade of the royal mummies that were transferred from Cairo museum to NMEC in great nocturnal celebrations through Cairo streets.  You can watch these celebrations by clicking this link: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LF41A6vVpow)                                                        The museum consists of the Main Hall which covers an area of 1000 square meters and showcases the four main crafts that shaped the Egyptian culture: pottery, textile wood and ornaments, and the Royal Mummies’ Hall which includes 20 royal mummies, 18 kings and 2 queens, among them Ramses II, Queen Hatshepsut, thutmose III and many more.

Then proceed to visit the citadel of Saladin which was the official residence of the rulers of Egypt till the mid-nineteenth century. It includes many monuments inside, however; the most spectacular one is the nineteenth century mosque of Mohamed Ali where your guide will lead you to explore its unique Turkish design and its highly decorated inner ceiling. And for your pleasure you will be transferred to have a walk around the medieval old Bazaar of Al- Khalili located in the heart of old Cairo.

At the end; you will be transferred back to your hotel.

The tour includes:

  • Entrance fees of all the sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Transportation from hotel and return in a private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Private Egyptologist tour guide.
  • Bottled water.
  • All service charges and taxes.

The tour excludes:

  • Tipping.
  • Any other service not mentioned in the itinerary.

Prices Policy

Prices Quoted Per Person in U.S.D ($)

Private Car + Guide + Entry fees + Lunch
$110 Single Person
$70 For 2 Persons
$65 From 3 to 5 People
$50 Above 6 People
$35 Child from (6 to11 Y)
Child Below 6 Years  Free of charge
Private Car + Guide + Entry fees
$95 Single Person
$65 For 2 Persons
$55 From 3 to 5 People
$45 Above 6 People
$25 Child from (6 to11 Y)
Child Below 6 Years  Free of charge

 

Private Car + Guide
$65 Single Person
$35 For 2 Persons
$25 From 3 to 5 People
$15 Above 6 People
$10 Child from (6 to11 Y)
Child Below 6 Years  Free of charge
Only Private Car with Driver
$45 Single Person
$25 For 2 Persons
$20 From 3 to 5 People
$10 Above 6 People
$5 Child from (6 to11 Y)
Child Below 6 Years  Free of charge

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