Pick up from your Cairo hotel.
Your tour begins with a visit to the Egyptian Museum, the largest museum in Egypt which houses over 120,000 artifacts from ancient Egypt. You will have the opportunity to explore some of the highlights of the Museum such as the Royal Mummy room, the Animal Mummy room and the treasures of Tutankhamun including his famous gold mask.
From the museum we drive to the Citadel of Salah el Din, situated on Muqattam Hill with wonderful views over Cairo. The main feature of the Citadel is the mosque of Mohammed Ali built as a replica to the magnificent Blue Mosque in Istanbul. The Citadel complex encompasses several mosques, the Gawhara Palace and the Police and Military Museums.
After visiting the Citadel we enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before exploring the streets of Coptic Cairo and Old Cairo. You will see how the past and present co-exist and how different faiths live peacefully side by side. You will visit:
The Hanging Church - one of the oldest churches in Egypt.
Amr Ben al'As Mosque - the oldest and first mosque built in Egypt.
The Church of Abu Serga - one of the oldest Coptic churches in Egypt and said to be the place where the holy family - Joseph, Mary and infant Jesus stayed in the crypt when came to Egypt.
Ben Ezra's Temple - the most important Jewish monument in Egypt, said to be where baby Moses was found.
Transfer back to your hotel.
Tour runs: Daily
Tour duration: 8 hours
Starts from: Cairo hotel
Ends at: Cairo hotel
Tour Code: C5
• All transfers and sightseeing in a modern air conditioned car/motor coach
• English speaking Egyptologist tour guide
• Lunch (excluding drinks)
• Visits as per program including entry fees
• Food and drinks unless specified
• Gratuities and tipping (recommended)
• Optional extras