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Cairo in One Day: Egyptian Museum, Citadel with Mohamed Ali Mosque and Khan Khalil Bazaar

  • See Cairo's most important sites with a full-day, guided tour
  • Learn about Egypt's history and culture
  • Visit an iconic museum and medieval fort
Cairo in One Day: Egyptian Museum, Citadel with Mohamed Ali Mosque and Khan Khalil Bazaar
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Cairo in One Day: Egyptian Museum, Citadel with Mohamed Ali Mosque and Khan Khalil Bazaar
From US$50.00
See Cairo’s essential destinations with a full-day tour of the city’s historic and cultural sites. Explore the vast collection of artifacts at the Egyptian Museum, and see the gilded, iconic funeral mask of Tutankhamun. Take in views of the city from the medieval ramparts at Saladin’s Cairo Citadel, and visit the exquisite Muhammad Ali mosque within the walls. Enjoy a traditional lunch at a neighborhood restaurant, then spend an hour at Khan El Khalil bazaar browsing vibrant stalls and local shops before returning to your hotel.
What to Expect
A tour guide will pick you up from your hotel at 8am for this excursion. Your first stop is the Egyptian Museum, that displays the largest number of most precious items of Egyptian antiques. A rare collection of over 250,000 genuine artifacts that date 5,000 years back, including an exclusive exhibit dedicated to the Tutankhamun.
The Saladin Citadel of Cairo is a medieval Islamic fortification. This place on Mokattam hill near the center of Cairo, was once famous for its fresh breeze and grand views of the city and now it's a preserved historic site, with mosques and museums. The Citadel is sometimes referred to as Mohamed Ali Citadel, because it contains the Mosque of Muhammad Ali. This Ottoman mosque, the largest to be built in the first half of the 19th century, is, with its animated silhouette and twin minarets, the most visible mosque in Cairo. The mosque was built in memory of Tusun Pasha, Muhammad Ali's oldest son, who died in 1816. This great mosque, along with the citadel, is one of the landmarks and tourist attractions of Cairo and is one of the first features to be seen when approaching the city from no matter which side. After, take some time to relax and absorb everything you have seen and experienced over a delicious lunch at a local restaurant (included).
After lunch continue to the Khan El Khalil Bazaar. Today it is mainly occupied by Egyptian rather than foreign merchants and shop holders, but is significantly geared towards tourists. Shops typically sell souvenirs, antiques and jewellery, but many traditional workshops continue to operate in the surrounding area. In addition to shops, there are several coffeehouses, restaurants, and street food vendors distributed throughout the market. After around 1-hour shopping your tour will finish and you will be taken back to your hotel.
Reviews (17)
1 - 5 of 13 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Egyptian Museum, Citadel

I had the most amazing experience with Ahmed Elsayed as my tour guide . He came to pick me up at the hotel on time .He was very knowledgeable and I learnt so much about Egypt . I was a solo traveler and he helped...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank WanderlustArizona
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile
The Best of Cairo

Mahmoud did a fantastic job leading our group of four. He was knowledgeable and receptive to our requests. The museum, the citadel, the mosque, and market were everything that we wanted to see and experience in Cairo. The girls especially enjoyed the “no pressure” shop...More

Thank AaronA1658
Reviewed 29 September 2018
Wonderful Time Thanks to Mamdouh

After taking a tour through Emo Tours with Mamdouh to the Giza Pyramids, Saqqara and Memphis, we decided to to book another which did not disappoint. I do want to note that Emo Tours was incredibly flexible and allowed us to add a trip to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Denise C
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile
Thanks to Essam (my guide)

Essam arrived early morning 8.00 am. We started the day with citadel.. Essam took water bottle and also snacks for me and we reached Citadel... It was huge place with Mohammed Ali mosque.. Essam showed all the points of Citadel. Essam also helped clicking my...More

Thank 889snehald
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile
Waleed was brilliant with our Family of 5

We booked with Emo tours last minute and had a fantastic time with Waleed and Olfat on an action packed day. Our 3 young kids were thoroughly enthralled by Waleed’s storytelling and knowledge through the fascinating Egyptian Museum, the Citadel and the rustic bazaar. Waleed’s...More

Thank Raghujit N
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