Tour : Cairo - Full day Egyptian Museum - Citadel - Mosques and Khan Khalili Bazaars

From Pharaonic treasures to the historical icons of Egypt’s Islamic past, this day tour offers a variety of interests guaranteed to suit all. Make sure to carry extra cash for bagging a bargain at the Khan ElKhalili souk at the end of the day.

The Egyptian Museum is the most important depository of Egyptian antiquities anywhere in the world. It features artifacts from the Pharaonic and Graeco-Roman periods, including the celebrated mummies of ancient Egypt and Tut Ankh Amun treasures.

The Citadel, situated on a highly visible spur of the Mokattam Hills of Old Cairo, was the nerve center of Egypt for almost 700 years. Construction of the grand structure began in 1176 and was completed by Muhammad Ali Pasha, ruler of Egypt in the late 19th century. Mamluk sultans and Turkish governors resided in the Citadel, which is among the world's most splendid monuments of medieval warfare.

Facing the Citadel is the Mosque of Sultan Hassan, built between 1356 and 1363 and perhaps the most majestic monument of Arab architecture in Egypt, and the Mosque of Al-Rifai was constructed in two phases over the period between 1869 and 1912, when it was finally completed.

The tour also includes a visit to Khan ElKhalili. Known as the Turkish bazaar during the Ottoman period, the souk was built in 1382 by Emir Djaharks ElKhalili, in the heart of what was then Fatimid City. Until this day, the bazaar is a center of trade and communion in the city, and offers a wide array of antiques, handcrafts of gold, silver and copper as well as numerous old coffee shops and local restaurants which attract both Egyptians and tourists alike.

Duration: Approx. 8 hours
Departure time: 9 am.

Optional visit:
* Mummies room (in the Egyptian Museum)