Brace yourself for a tryst with the history of ancient Egypt at the Egyptian Museum, a popular Cairo tourist attraction. Built in 1897, this museum is a treasure house of huge statues, jewels, Tutankhamen wealth and a range of Egyptian antiques and artefacts dating back to thousands of years.
Soothe your history-heavy nerves with some cool breeze at the Citadel of Salah El Din, one of the world's greatest monuments of medieval warfare. Relax and shop at the Khan El Kahili Bazar and El Sagha that exhibit wonderful collections of jewellery, wooden products, leather ware, embroidered dresses and more.
In the morning, you will be picked up in an air-conditioned vehicle from your hotel in Cairo. Accompanied by a guide, you will be taken to the the Egyptian Museum, situated in the Tahirr Square in Cairo. The museum was first built in Boulak, but in 1891, it was moved to Giza Palace of ‘Ismail Pasha’ which housed the antiques that were later moved to the present building.
There are 107 halls in the museum. At the ground floor there are huge statues. The upper floor houses small statues, jewels and Tutankhamen treasures. It is the largest Egyptian antiques museum in the world and houses about 250,000 antique pieces covering the whole history of ancient Egypt, which extends over the past five thousand years. The Egyptian Museum comprises many sections arranged in chronological order.
Further on, proceed to the Citadel of Salah El Din. It was built by Salah El Din El Ayoubi in 1183 AD in the medieval castle style. The citadel comprises a number of important monuments including the Mosque of Soliman Pasha, the 90 metre deep Joseph’s well, the Alabaster Mosque of Mohammed Ali. The walls of the mosque are coated with alabaster and had gild-decorated crowns.
Continue to the Khan El Kahili Bazaar and El Sagha (jewellery shops). It is one of the earliest and greatest markets in the Middle East. Built in the 14th century, it has many stores exhibiting a wonderful collection of jewellery, wooden artefacts embossed with pearls, leather ware, embroidered dresses and a range of impressive souvenirs. You will stop for lunch at a local restaurant.
After exploring the market, you will be dropped back to your hotel in Cairo.
Start time: 0830h (08:30am)
Duration: 9 hours
Your hotel in Cairo (Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
Tour returns to the original departure point
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