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Museum of Egyptian Civilization, Citadel & Old Cairo Tour

4.8 / 5

53 reviews

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

Museum of Egyptian Civilization, Citadel & Old Cairo Tour

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels
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From US$ 59 per person

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Explore the famous historical landmarks of Cairo. Learn about and discover the glory of Ancient Egyptian civilization.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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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.


  • 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 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.

  • 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 53 reviews

Review summary

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Punctual pick up at the hotel. Very comfortable car and very attentive driver and with a good drive, quiet and safe. The guide speaks Italian well and has a good knowledge of the sites he leads to visit. As soon as I got into the car he asked me which museum I would like to visit and he also gave me some advice on which one to choose. Very careful to explain the details inside the museum, as well as in the external environments. Recommended experience

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July 15, 2022

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

Product ID: 391261