The National Museum Of Egyptian Civilization & Islamic & Coptic Cairo 7 hours

  • Covid-19 Safe
  • Shared tour
  • Small group
  • Solo friendly
  • Family friendly

Join one of the best historical Cairo day tours and pay a visit to Cairo's most interesting and popular places the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization & Islamic & Coptic Cairo.

Some visitors are satisfied with a tour of the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx, but there is so much more to this city. Explore Salah El-Din Citadel is one of the most iconic monuments in Islamic Cairo and the historic Islamic Cairo and Coptic Cairo neighborhoods. Further insight into Egypt's past can be gained at the new brand museum in Cairo the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization the first museum of civilization (NMEC) in the Arab world, will present a comprehensive view of Egyptian civilization from prehistory to the present day all with a company of a very professional private guide and private vehicle and delicious lunch.

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In the Moring about 8:00 am our guide will pick you up to start your historical day tour in Cairo by visiting the National Museum of Civilization will present a comprehensive view of Egyptian civilization from prehistory to the present day, taking a multidisciplinary thematic approach designed to highlight Egypt's tangible and intangible heritage.

A museum of a new kind, unknown so far in Egypt and the entire Middle East region, the NMEC's main goal is to “share knowledge”, to connect with the surrounding Egyptian society, and to offer international visitors richer and deeper insight into the meaning of Egyptian culture through the ages.

After that move to Old Cairo or as Egyptian call it's Coptic Cairo the oldest part of the city, with twisting alleyways and ancient churches that are several centuries older than the ornate mosques of Islamic Cairo. According to legend, it was St. Mark who introduced Christianity to Egypt, and it was here that Africa's first Christian church - the Coptic Church of Egypt - thrived. To learn more about Coptic Cairo's rich history, check out neighborhood attractions like the ninth-century Hanging Church, which are housed within an ancient Babylonian fortress. You'll also find a significant Jewish monument the Ben Ezra Synagogue - the alleged site where the pharaoh's daughter found Moses floating in his basket.

Past visitors said visiting Coptic Cairo is a must, even if you are not religious. History lovers will appreciate the area's abundance of historic sights, while architecture buffs will enjoy gazing at the neighborhood's beautiful mosaics and woodwork.

After that have a lunch break at a traditional restaurant then continue to one of the most famous landmarks in Cairo, the Citadel of Sultan Salah al-Din or (Saladin) is one of the most iconic monuments in Islamic Cairo, and among the most impressive defensive fortresses dating to the Middle Ages. Its strategic location on the Muqattam Hills gave it a formidable defensive position, and offered, as it still does today, an unrestricted panoramic view of Cairo. The Citadel acted as the backdrop to some of the most significant events in Egyptian history from the time it was built to the end of the Muhammad Ali Dynasty, which was in power from the early nineteenth century until the 1952 revolution when the modern Egyptian republic was born. Many monuments were added to the Citadel over the centuries, providing visitors today with an array of places to visit, such as the Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha, which dominates the Citadel, and it took 30 years to be completed this mosque consider one of the best Cairo landmarks besides you can enjoy the best panoramic view of Islamic Cairo from the citadel this something you should not miss.

After this active day back to your hotel.

What's included

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Inclusions

  • Private Egyptologist guide
  • Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites
  • Lunch at Local Restaurant
  • All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Pick up services from your hotel & return
  • Bottled water during your trip

Exclusions

  • International Flights
  • Tipping
  • Any Extras not mentioned

Details

Available in

English, French, German, Spanish, Italian


Available for

Infants, Children, Students, Adults, Seniors



Departure & Return

Start city: Cairo , Egypt

Pick up times available: 8:00

Pick up location: Hotel in Cairo

Ends at: Hotel in Cairo

Nearest airport: Cairo International Airport (CAI)



Covid-19 measures

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Eco Features:

  • Education & exploration
    Education & exploration
    The product is educational rather than entertainment focused - it respects and gives insight into local traditions and/or environment
  • Licensed tour guide

Cancellation policy

0% cancellation fee - 7 days or more before the travel date
50% cancellation fee - between 3-6 days before the travel date
100% cancellation fee - between 0-2 days before the travel date

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from $125 per person