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The Egyptian museum, Old Cairo and The citadel

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Duration

10 Hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

20 people

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Overview

Tour to the Egyptian Museum, Old Cairo and The citadel In this tour, you are going to understand the ancient and modern culture, religion and most of the history of Egypt. The Egyptian Museum: The Egyptian Museum in Cairo it’s the most famous museum in Egypt as it contains the... More

Tour to the Egyptian Museum, Old Cairo and The citadel

In this tour, you are going to understand the ancient and modern culture, religion and most of the history of Egypt.

The Egyptian Museum:

The Egyptian Museum in Cairo it’s the most famous museum in Egypt as it contains the best monuments from the pre-dynastic period, archaic period, and the pharaonic era.

In the Egyptian museum, we are going to see also the mummies of the royal families and the animal mummies.

The museum also has the collection of the most famous king Tut Ankh Amen.

Old Cairo:

Old Cairo it’s known by the multi-religion complex because there is the first mosque in Egypt, about seven churches and the Jewish temple, so there is a collection of the three holly religion Islam, Christianity, and Judaism.

Al Fustat was built by the Muslim army leader Amr Ibn Al-Aas from about 1365 years ago; they took one year to make it; it was overlooking the Nile.

The Citadel:

The Citadel’s the biggest in Egypt; it built during the reign of Saladin; it relied on Muqattam hills to be the principal seat of government.

Now we would give you a brief idea about Cairo:

Cairo is the 4th Islamic capital in Egypt after Al-Fustat, Al-Askar, and Al-Qataie.

The Fatimid army leader Gawhar Al-Saqlabi built Cairo for the Muslims  who were of Shia sect

So, it was built by the Fatimid army leader Gawhar Al-Saqlabi for the Muslims who were of the Shia sect, and it made in 969 AD.

There is a lot of places to visit here also there is a lot of activities, so don’t miss to do it like:

  • Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
  • Khan El Khalily bazaar.
  • Food tour.
  • The Islamic museum.
  • Felucca in the Nile River.
  • Dinner Nile Cruise.
  • salah el din citadel
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • • The Egyptian museum.
  • • The mummy rooms.
  • • The mosque of Amr ibn Al Aas.
  • • The hanging church.
  • • Babylon fortress.
  • • St. George church.
  • • Abu Serga Church.
  • • St. Barbara church
  • • The Synagogue.
  • • The citadel.
  • • The mosque of Mohammed Ali.
  • • The police museum.
  • • The military museum.

Itinerary

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Firstly:
Your guide will pick up you from your accommodation.
Then you will move to the museum to start your tour. The guide will explain for you everything about the museum, ancient Egyptian history and art.
You are going to visit one of the biggest museums in Egypt it contains about 250,000 pieces, it also contains the masterpieces for the ancient Egyptian kings and queens. As well as it contains the mummy rooms that contains the royal mummies for the most famous kings and queens.
You are going to enjoy this tour because you will see everything related to the Pharaoenic era, boats, statues, coffins, sarcophagus, monuments and the mummies.
Secondly:
Then you will move with the car to Old Cairo.
Old Cairo it’s one of the most important places to visit as it was the first Islamic Capital of Egypt
The guide will start with you the tour in old Cairo in Amr Ibn Al-Aas mosque the first mosque in whole Egypt. Then you will move to the hanging church, Saint Barbara church, Saint George church and Segues church. Then we will visit the Synagogue or the Jewish temple.
In this area you will walk like Egyptians between their houses that inside the historical site.
Thirdly:
You will move to the citadel to visit the military museum and the police museum.
After that visit Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque which was designed by the architect Yousif Boushnaq, a Turkish man who came especially from Istanbul and built this great mosque for Mohamed Ali, the ruler of Egypt (1805-1849) who ruled Over 45 years.
Finally your guide will take you to your accommodation.

Included/Excluded

  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Modern air conditioned car from your accommodation in Cairo.
  • Pick up services from your hotel & return
  • Tour guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Tickets
  • Water
  • All Service charges and taxes
  • Any extras
  • Tipping

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Notes:
• In case of pick up from either Heliopolis (airport area) or 06th of October Areas, it will be with extra charge.
• Tour price currency is set to USD but you can pay in Euro or British pound.
• Our Tours can be wheelchair please advise at time of booking if required.
• Vegetarian option is available, please inform us at time of booking if required.
What you have to bring and know:
• Kindly be informed that you have to wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
• Bring hat, sun glasses, sun lotion with you if you booked this tour in summer season.
Payment methods:
We accept all methods of secure payment: Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, direct bank transfer.
Children Policy:
0 – 01.99 Free of Charge.
2- 11.99 pay 50% of tour price.
12+ pay full tour price as per adult person.

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