Location: Cairo, Egypt
Rating: based on 60 reviews
Already seen the Great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx? Immerse yourself further into Egypt’s history as your own private Egyptologist tour guide to leads the way on this private tour with a un-miss-able visit to the famous Egyptian Museum. Follow this with a stroll through Khan el-Khalili bazaar and a visit to Cairo’s most popular Islamic attraction – the Alabaster Mosque.
- Private guide for a more personalized tour experience
- Led by a qualified Egyptologist
- Separate driver ensures your tour guides full attention throughout the day
- Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
- All entrance fees included
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Housing 165,000 Egyptian artefacts, the Egyptian Museum in Cairo attracts millions of visitors a year. The highlight for most is the priceless treasures of King Tutankhamen. His 6 gold gilded coffins dominate the main hall, while his magnificent death mask is the must-see item of the day. Your guide will introduce you to the most important pieces before allowing you free time to explore the museum at leisure.
The Alabaster Mosque at the Citadel of Salah el-Din sits atop a limestone hill overlooking Cairo and is the most important mosque in the city. Still used as a place of worship today by the Muslims of Cairo, the architectural masterpiece opens its doors to visitors of all faiths. The lower part of the Mosque is clad inside and out with Alabaster, while the top part is constructed from the limestone cladding removed from the Pyramids of Giza. Inside the mosque your guide will introduce you to the basics of the beliefs of Islam, including a translation of the most common prayers.
Continuing to Khan el Khalili bazaar, your guide will give you an introduction to the famous markets which claim to have inspired Christopher Columbus to discover the USA. Enjoy free time to stroll through the maze of streets and try your luck bargaining with the shop owners for a souvenir of your trip to Egypt. This is a private tour allowing you to determine the amount of time spent at each of the sites during the tour. In addition you will have the chance to visit a Papyrus Institute to see how this famous artwork is made and have the chance to purchase genuine items if you wish.
Departure Point: Centrally located Cairo and Giza hotels
Departure Time: 9:00am (earlier or later departures are available until 10:00am if required, please advise at time of booking)
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Return Details: Returns to original departure point
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Quite interesting tour, but following must be taken into account: You must demand all 8 hours, as 6 will not be enough. Everything depends on Cairo traffic, which can be worse than traffic in UK.
At Egyptian Museum, the Mummies exhibition is the MUST, very interesting but requires at least one extra hour and additional ticket at extra cost.
You probably want to spend as little time as possible at the Mosque, as there isn’t that much to see there. The most interesting part of the tour was the market, so much to see… Loved the antiques shops that you will find quite a few. I would say minimum 2 hours or more needed at he Khan el-Khalili.
I wouldn’t go with lunch option as this counted as part of your tour, and takes another 1.5 hours or so of your sightseeing, if possible grab yourself a sandwich there will be plenty of time to eat whilst in the car in between viewpoints. Otherwise thumbs up for Viator, quite efficient and organized.
Reviewed by: Eimantas B