Cover three distinct eras of Cairo on this enriching cultural guided tour of ancient Egypt, Coptic Cairo, and Islamic Cairo. Explore the artifacts of the Egyptian Museum including the collection of Tutakhamun. Marvel at the largest citadel in the world and step inside the beautiful Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali. Learn about the city’s Coptic and Jewish heritage with stops at churches and the Ben Ezra Synagogue. Enjoy a personalized experience with a private guide and door-to-door round-trip private transfers included.
Our Egyptology tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo or Giza at 8:00 am to start your unforgettable day by visiting Egyptian Museum of antiquities, known commonly as the Egyptian Museum or Museum of Cairo, is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities. It displays the largest and most precious items of the Egyptian art in the world. It exhibits a rare collection of over 250,000 genuine artifacts that date as far back as 5000 years, including an exclusive exhibit dedicated to the TutankhAmon – A collection of treasures, gold, and jewelry that were buried in his tomb for over 3,500 years before they were discovered in the 1920s when his tomb was excavated. You can enter mummies room (extra ticket).
Continue towards the Citadel of Salah El Din, built on famous hill Al Moqattam in Cairo, that was constructed for military purposes, for protecting Cairo from incoming threats. Since then, it became a residence of the king of Egypt for many centuries. On this tour, you will visit the beautiful Mohamed Ali known as Alabaster Mosque. Political event called “Massacre of the Citadel” happened in the Citadel in 1811, where Mohamed Ali, the ruler of Egypt (1805-1849) murdered Mameluke leaders in Qaser El Gawhara palace, and it’s not currently opened for visits.
Then, visit to the Old Cairo that is known as Christian Coptic Cairo. It is among the most important locations visited by the Holy Family where the spiritual impact of their presence is sill felt.
The Church of Abu Serga (St. Sergious) was built as a prime landmark for many tourists. This, and the whole area of the Fort of Babylon, is a destination of pilgrimage not only for Egyptians but for Christians from around the world. An air of piety and devotion permeates the whole district here. You will also get to learn about the old Jewish synagogue – Ben Ezra Synagogue.
At the end, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Cairo or Giza.
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