Enjoy an all-inclusive day tour of Cairo with Your Egypt Tours!
Today you will immerse yourself in Egypt's history with a visit to the famous Egyptian Museum. Following this, you will visit Cairo's most prominent Islamic attraction: the Alabaster Mosque, and then stroll through the Khan el-Khalili bazaar. Housing over 65,000 Egyptian artifacts, the Egyptian Museum attracts millions of visitors annually. The highlight of the Museum is the priceless treasures of King Tutankhamun. His 6-gold gilded coffins dominate the main hall, while his magnificent gold mask is the star attraction! Your Egyptologist guide will introduce you to the most important pieces before allowing you free time to explore the Museum at leisure. Here you can also visit the “Royal Mummies Room,” where you will learn about the ancient art of mummification (optional, for an additional cost).
Following your visit to the Egyptian Museum, you will tour the Alabaster Mosque at the Citadel of Salah el-Din, which sits on top of a limestone hill overlooking Cairo and is the most important mosque in the city. 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 fundamental beliefs of Islam, including a translation of the most common prayers.
Then you will discover the ancient sites and culture of Coptic Christians and learn about Christian life in Egypt, a country where Christianity is a minority. You will first visit the Hanging Church, built into the walls of the Roman fortress's watergate and possibly the oldest Christian church in Egypt. It is one of Cairo's most beautiful churches dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Continue to the Monastery and Church of Saint George. It is one of the few remaining circular churches in the Middle East.
Your next stop is the Abu Serga, where the Holy Family rested after fleeing Israel from King Herod. At the turn of the century, this little church, which dates from the 10th century, was the most important pilgrimage spot in Old Cairo for visiting Christian tourists. Twenty-four marble columns line the central court, and a series of 12th-century icons depict the 12 apostles. You will then tour Ben Ezra Synagogue, one of the oldest synagogues in Egypt. Set in a shady garden, it was built on the site of the 4th-century Christian church. After that, you will visit the Khan el Khalili bazaar, where your guide will introduce you to the famous bazaar, which is said to have inspired Christopher Columbus to discover the New World. Here you will enjoy free time to stroll through the maze of streets and shops and try your luck bargaining with the shop owners for a souvenir of your trip to Egypt or have a cup of tea at the famous coffee shop “El Fishawy.”
This private Egypt tour allows you to determine the amount of time you will spend at each site. In addition, you will have the chance to visit a Papyrus Institute to see how this famous artwork is made and have the opportunity to purchase genuine items if you wish. After the conclusion of your tour, you will be taken back to your hotel for drop-off.
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One day in Cairo may not be enough to experience everything in Cairo, but it is more than enough to learn about the popular attractions in Cairo such as the Egyptian Museum. You can find a lot of attractions if you have a well-thought-out itinerary and the desire to explore.
You can certainly enjoy Cairo day tours on your own, but having a tour guide around will be more beneficial because they can teach you about the background information and history of each Cairo attraction. Whatever mode of transportation you pick when visiting Cairo, be ready for crowds. Taxis and metro tickets are reasonably priced, as are both public and private tour buses.
Cairo is one of the largest cities in the world, and the second largest in Africa by population. You could tour the city for weeks, but we suggest spending at least 3 days in Cairo on your first visit.
Yes, a day trip to Alexandria from Cairo is worth it, but as others have said, it’s going to take most of the day to visit most popular attractions in Alexandria day tours such as Qaitbay Citadel, Lighthouse, Catcombos of Kom El Shoqafa, and Alexandria Library.
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Our trip to Egypt was wonderful. The accommodations and travel was seamlessly arranged by customer service rep, Mona, and we visited so many of the famous Egyptian antiquities. I would not have done the trip without the very knowledgeable guides, Ashraf and Mamdouh