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Saladin Citadel & Egyptian Museum Tour

  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Runs: Daily
  • Starting from: Hotels /Airport in Cairo
  • Return to: Hotels /Airport in Cairo
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Tour Itinerary

You will be picked up from your hotel in Cairo by your private Egyptology expert tour guide who will accompany you to the major attractions in Cairo & Giza via a modern air-conditioned vehicle:

Tour The Egyptian Museum in Cairo
Egyptian Museum on Tahrir square in the heart of Cairo, where the Egyptian revolution took place in Jan 25 against Mubarak regime. The Egyptian Museum contains some 150.000 artifacts created over a period of more than 5,000 years. It was designed in 1896 by the French Architect Marcel Dourgnon in the neo-classic style that suits the ancient and classical monuments. The artifacts are distributed in two main floors. The lower one contains the heavy monuments such as stone sarcophagi, statues, stelae, and wall reliefs. The upper floor contains the thematic exhibits manuscripts, statues of deities, royal mummies, objects of daily life, mummy portraits, unfinished sculptures, Greco-Roman statuettes and vases, and artifacts of the afterlife, and the most important is that of king Tutankhamun.

The Citadel of Saladin in Cairo
Before Saladin came the local rulers of Cairo had overlooked the strategic value of the Mokattam hill above the city. But within a few years of his arrival in Cairo in 1168, Saladin began making plans for the defence of the city with al-Qala’a – the Citadel – as the key element. In the 12th century, Saladin and his successors built an impenetrable bastion in the Citadel, using the most advanced construction techniques of the age. For the next 700 years, Egypt was ruled from this hill. Nothing remains of the original fortress except a part of the walls and Bir Yusuf, the well that supplied the Citadel with water.

Mohamed Ali Mosque
Completed in 1848, the Ottoman-style Muhammad ‘Ali Mosque or Alabaster Mosque is the most noticeable in all of Cairo; for more than 150 years it has dominated the skyline. The mosque is classically Turkish in style, reflecting its Ottoman origins. The cascading domes, slender minarets, constellation of hanging globe lamps, richly decorated ceiling and spacious interior all recall the great mosques of Istanbul.

Also the tour includes a visit to the Hanging Church, the Abu Sirga Church, and the Ben Ezra Synagogue as Cairo is the meeting point for three religions

Khan El Khalili Shopping Tour
The last stop will be for a shopping opportunity at the famous bazaars of Khan El Khalili. Free time for optional activities in Cairo. Transfer to your hotel in Cairo for check in for overnight stay.

Inclusions

- Pick up and drop off services from Cairo hotels / Airport
- Transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles in Cairo
- Entrance fees to the sites in Cairo as per trip itinerary
- Lunch meal during Cairo trip at a local restaurant
- Private Egyptology expert tour guide throughout Cairo tour
- Pro Tours REP assistance in pick up & drop off
- 1 Mineral water & 1 soft drink during Cairo trip
- Shopping tour in Cairo bazaars
- All Service charges & taxes

Exclusions

- Any extra item
- Tipping Kitty

Tours Prices

Number of Persons Price per Person
2-3 $85
4-6 $80
7-10 $75
more than 10
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