Cairo sightseeing (Egyptian Museum, Alabaster Mosque & Khan el-Khalili)

Cairo sightseeing (Egyptian Museum, Alabaster Mosque & Khan el-Khalili)

Already seen the Great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx? Immerse yourself further into Egypt's history,with Youregypttours.com visit to the famous Egyptian Museum. ...

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Already seen the Great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx?,with Youregypttours.com you will  Immerse yourself further into Egypt's history with an unmissable visit to the famous Egyptian Museum. Follow this with a stroll through Khan el-Khalili bazaar and a visit to Cairo's most popular Islamic attractions - the Alabaster Mosque. Housing 165,000 Egyptian artifacts,the Egyptian Museum in Cairo attracts millions of visitors a year.The highlight for most are the priceless treasures of King Tutankhamun. His 6 gilded coffins dominate the main hall, while his magnificent death mask is the must-see item of the day.Your guide will introduce you to the most important pieces before allowing you free time to explore the museum at leisure.

 

The Alabaster Mosque at the Citadel of Salah el-Din sits atop of a limestone hill overlooking Cairo and is the most important mosque in the city. Still used as a place of worship today by the Muslims of Cairo, the architectural masterpiece opens its doors to visitors of all faiths. The lower part of the Mosque is clad inside and out with Alabaster, while the top part is constructed from the limestone cladding removed from the Pyramids of Giza. Inside the mosque your guide will introduce you to the basics of the beliefs of Islam, including a translation of the most common prayers.

 

Continuing to Khan el Khalili bazaar, your guide will give you an introduction to the famous markets which claim to have inspired Christopher Columbus to discover the USA. Enjoy free time to stroll through the maze of streets and try your luck bargaining with the shop owners for a souvenir of your trip to Egypt. This is a private tour allowing you to determine the amount of time spent at each of the sites during the tour. In addition you will have the chance to visit a Papyrus Institute to see how this famous artwork is made and have the chance to purchase genuine items if you wish.

 

 


Schedule Details:

 

Departs 

Daily

 

Departure Time: 

   * 9:00am (earlier or later departures are available until 10:30am if required, please advise at time of booking)

 

Departure Point:

Tour departs from centrally located Cairo and Giza hotels

 

Duration:

6 - 8 hours (approx.)

 

Return details:

Tour returns to original point of departure

 

Hotel Pickup:

Tour departs from centrally located Cairo and Giza hotels. Please include the details of your hotel at the time of booking.


Pricing information

 

Prices are listed as a guide only. For an exact price quote contact us

Child prices are not applicable, adult prices apply to all travelers.

Infants aged 2 years and under are free of charge, provided they do not occupy a seat

Prices are per person.

Our pricing is updated constantly to ensure you always receive the lowest price possible.


Additional Information

Inclusions:

 

Qualified Egyptologist guide

Entrance to Egyptian Museum

Entrance to Citadel of Salah el-Din

Lunch (if option selected)

Hotel pickup and drop off

Transport by air conditioned vehicle

 

Exclusions:

 

Gratuities (recommended)

Food and drinks, unless specified

Entrance to the Royal Mummies Room at the museum.