Guided tour

Museum of Egyptian Civilization, Citadel & Old Cairo Tour

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Museum of Egyptian Civilization, Citadel & Old Cairo Tour

From £28.47 per person

Explore the famous historical landmarks of Cairo and discover the glory of Ancient Egyptian civilization. Learn about the heritage of the city at the Citadel of Saladin, Khan El Khalili Bazaar, and the Old Cairo district.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Arabic, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Russian
Pickup included
Complimentary pickup is available from your hotel or selected location in Cairo or Giza. You will be contacted via WhatsApp, email, or phone the day before the tour to update the exact pickup time.
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization with an expert guide
  • Visit Citadel of Saladn and admire its impressive architecture
  • Walk through the centuries-old Khan El Khalili Bazaar
  • Enjoy Egyptian cuisine for lunch from a local restaurant
  • See the famed churches and synagogue of Old Cairo
Full description
Start with pickup from your accommodation in Cairo or Giza. Enjoy a comfortable journey in an air-conditioned vehicle as you discover some of the world-famous landmarks of Cairo. First, visit the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization with your expert Egyptologist tour guide. Stroll through the many exhibits which display more than 50,000 artifacts from Ancient Egypt. Learn about the history and evolution of Egyptian civilization, as well as their customs and traditions. Next, visit the famous Citadel of Saladin, also known as the Citadel of Cairo. This UNESCO World Heritage Site has a storied history dating back nearly 850 years. Built by the Sultan of Egypt, Salah Al-Din on the Mokattam Hills, enjoy beautiful views of the city as you learn about the Citadel's fascinating history. Then, explore one of the oldest markets in the Arab world, Khan El-Khalili Bazaar. This beautiful 14th-century market still retains traces of its former glory. Walk through the old lanes of the bazaar where you can browse for antiques or handicrafts from the shops. Then, visit a local restaurant to enjoy a traditional Cairo lunch. Lastly, visit the prominent landmarks of Old Cairo such as the Hanging Church, the Church of St. Barbara, the Ben Ezra Synagogue, and the Church of Abu Serga. Afterwards, be returned back to your hotel or selected location in Cairo or Giza by your tour guide.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off from your accomodation in Cairo or Giza
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Egyptologist tour guide
  • Bottled water
  • Parking fees
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Taxes and service charges
  • Admission fees for the above-mentioned attractions in the itinerary (unless option selected)
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks at lunch including water
  • Tipping (not mandatory but appreciated)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Complimentary pickup is available from your hotel or selected location in Cairo or Giza. You will be contacted via WhatsApp, email, or phone the day before the tour to update the exact pickup time.
  • The tour duration includes pickup and drop-off along with travel time (8-9 hours)
  • A minimum of 2 persons is required to operate the shared tour, the product can be canceled or rescheduled if the minimum group size is not met
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5

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Our guide Maged was absolutely amazing as he told us all about ancient Egyptian civilization in a very engaging and informative manner. He knew answers to all the questions we had and was even generous enough to buy us drinks and ice cream throughout the tour. Would absolutely recommend him and his driver Mustafa to anyone looking to book this tour!

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3 July 2021

The guide's English was good, but it felt from the very beginning that we had to pay more than expected for the tour. After two hours of an 8 hour tour we were told that tipping the guide was mandatory. The guide was eager on bringing us to a papyrus institute, aroma oil shop and to sell us a cartouche with our names. It took a lot of time to convince her to skip those places, as the guide kept mentioning aroma oils, cartouche and papyrus during our visit to the Museum of Egypt (including it into the story behind many artifacts and saying that we can see or buy these things later).

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31 March 2021

I have known places that I did not know existed and the guide an expert in history and egiotology, a genius all the explanations he gave me.

7 March 2021

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