Museum of Egyptian Civilization, Citadel & Old Cairo Tour

Museum of Egyptian Civilization, Citadel & Old Cairo Tour

From $39 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
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Arabic, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Russian
Pickup included
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.
Private group available

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 and synagogue 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, the Ben Ezra Synagogue, and the Church of Abu Serga. Afterwards, 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
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • 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)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

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

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

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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

5 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    5/5
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The tour was all I wanted and more! The guide was very knowledgable and explained everything very well. He was also flexible and showed me a few extra things that weren't on the original schedule. There was always enough time to see everything and he took many great pictures of me! I felt very safe on the tour with the guide and the driver, even as a woman travelling alone. I really recommend this tour if you want to see lots of Cairo in a day! Thanks for the great experience!

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May 17, 2021

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I have known places that I did not know existed and the guide an expert in history and egiotology, a genius all the explanations he gave me.

March 7, 2021

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