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Cairo Private Day Tour: Egyptian Museum, Citadel, and Khan al-Khalil Bazaar

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 3 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Visit the Egyptian Museum, Cairo Citadel, and Khan Al-Khalili bazaar on a full-day private tour in Cairo, including lunch. With an Egyptologist guide beside you, step back through the millennia at the atmospheric Egyptian Museum. Marvel at Tutankhamun’s gold treasures, gaze at ancient mummified animals, and peer into the faces of long-ago pharaohs at the Royal Mummy Halls. After lunch on a leafy River Nile island, visit the Mohammed Ali Mosque at the Citadel of Saladin, and barter for souvenirs at the chaotic Khan El Khalili.
  • Private Cairo tour of Egyptian Museum, Citadel, and Khan Al-Khalili, with air-conditioned minivan transport
  • Break for an Egyptian lunch on El Maadi Island on the Nile River
  • Enjoy time to shop at the colorful Khan Al-Khalili, Cairo’s souk
  • Receive undivided attention from a private Egyptologist guide
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Bottled water
Lunch
Qualified Egyptologist guide
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Drinks
Gratuities
Entrance fees
After a hotel pickup in Cairo, travel with your private guide to the Egyptian Museum, home to more than 165,000 ancient Egyptian artifacts.

Gaze at the treasures of the boy-king Tutankhamun, including his gold death mask, and check out the museum’s eerie animal mummies. If you wish, visit the Royal Mummy Halls to see the mummies of pharaohs such as Ramses II. Entrance fees are at your own cost.

After a typical Egyptian lunch at a restaurant on El Maadi island in the Nile, continue to the massive Citadel of Saladin—the walled hilltop fortress that was the seat of power in Egypt for over 700 years. Explore some of the 12th-century fort, built by Saladin to defend against the Crusaders, and visit the 19th-century Mohammed Ali Mosque that dominates the citadel and Cairo’s skyline.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Treasures of ancient Egypt
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Cairo Citadel
Citadel Alabaster Mosque
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Khan Al-Khalili
Oriental markets
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may be refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Tree of Life Day Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.


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We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. The...
Dianne C
, Mar 2018
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. The museum was so vast that we could have spent all day there and not seen the best things. Our guide Mahmood Hoka was fantastic and was able to show us the most important displays. His English is excellent and he is very knowledgeable, answering any questions we asked. He allowed us time on our own after showing us what he considered to be the best things to see. He was very pleasant to spend the day with and we were lucky enough to have him for two different tours on two consecutive days. The citadel and mosque was very interesting, the lunch on Nile Island was good and we chose to have a short time looking in the bazaar..The flexibility allowed us to spend more or less time at each site. A thoroughly enjoyable day with an excellent guide. Dianne and Brian Cox
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my first day in cario this is a good...
eric t
, Jul 2017
my first day in cario this is a good tour to take when you first arrive. my guide was very good and informative and professiona. l would recommend her to to anybody. egyptian museum, citadel and bazaar were fun and interesting i am glad i was able to go to the old museum the new one is in giza and is huge will open in about 18 months i loved the sugarcane juice drink they served in the bazaar.
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Amazing tour! We highly reccomend...
Klemen Z
, Jun 2017
Amazing tour! We highly reccomend our tour guide Michael, he had an enormous kwnoledge about history and really helped us to get into the Egypcian culture, also reccomended us really good places to go.
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