Khan el-Khalili
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  • Museum of Egyptian Civilization, Citadel & Old Cairo Tour

    1. Museum of Egyptian Civilization, Citadel & Old Cairo Tour

    Start with pickup from your accommodation in Cairo or Giza. Enjoy a comfortable journey in an air-conditioned vehicle as you discover some of the world-famous landmarks of Cairo. First, visit the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization with your expert Egyptologist tour guide. Stroll through the many exhibits which display more than 50,000 artifacts from Ancient Egypt. Learn about the history and evolution of Egyptian civilization, as well as their customs and traditions. Next, visit the famous Citadel of Saladin, also known as the Citadel of Cairo. This UNESCO World Heritage Site has a storied history dating back nearly 850 years. Built by the Sultan of Egypt, Salah Al-Din on the Mokattam Hills, enjoy beautiful views of the city as you learn about the Citadel's fascinating history. Then, explore one of the oldest markets in the Arab world, Khan El-Khalili Bazaar. This beautiful 14th-...

    Our guide Maged was absolutely amazing as he told us all about ancient Egyptian civilization in a very engaging and informative manner. He knew answers to all the questions we had and was even generous enough to buy us drinks and ice cream throughout the tour. Would absolutely recommend him and his driver Mustafa to anyone looking to book this tour!

  • From Cairo or Giza: National Museum, Citadel and Bazaar Tour

    2. From Cairo or Giza: National Museum, Citadel and Bazaar Tour

    You’ll be picked up from your hotel in Cairo or Giza in an air-conditioned vehicle to take you to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization. Located in Old Cairo, the museum showcases 50,000 artifacts and will tell you the story of Egyptian heritage and culture. Next, head to the Saladin Citadel, built in 1183. This huge structure protected Cairo from several enemy attacks. Admire the beautiful city views of Cairo and the desert from the citadel. Listen to interesting stories about its construction and history from your guide.  Next stop is the Khan El-Khalili Bazaar, one of the oldest markets in the Middle East. Explore the countless lanes and old fashioned shops selling antiques, souvenirs, perfumes, spices, and jewelry. Then, it’s time to enjoy an authentic lunch at a local restaurant. After a memorable day discovering the city, you will be dropped off at your selected location ...

    Very good day!! The guide had a lot of knowledge and took me to the best places very recommended

  • From Hurghada: 2-Day Trip to Cairo by Plane

    3. From Hurghada: 2-Day Trip to Cairo by Plane

    Day 1: Get picked up from your hotel in the early morning and transfer to Hurghada Airport for your flight to Cairo. Reach Cairo by 7 AM, where your tour guide will be waiting for you outside of the terminal. Begin your full-day tour with a visit to the Great Pyramids of Giza, Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinos. Then, explore the Valley Temple, the location where priests mummified the body of King Chephren. Get a close-up look at the famous Sphinx, the legendary guardian with the head of a king and the body of a lion. Next, continue to Sakkara, located only 16 miles southwest from Cairo. Visit the Step Pyramid, built for King Zoser and an important aspect of the pyramids’ evolution. Then, head over to Memphis City, the ancient capital of Egypt and home to the colossal statue of Ramses II and the great Alabaster Sphinx. This city dates back to 3100 BC. After this, stop for ...

  • From Eilat: Cairo Private 1-Day Tour

    4. From Eilat: Cairo Private 1-Day Tour

    Take a 1-day private tour to Cairo, the largest city in the Middle East, from Eilat. Get picked up from your accommodation in Eilat at 9 PM, the drive to the Taba border and go through the border proceedings. At around 8 AM, arrive in Cairo and start the tour with the Pyramids of Giza. Marvel at the largest pyramids ever built, and see the famous Sphinx. From the pyramids, move on to the Egyptian Museum and explore the largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities in the world with an Egyptologist guide. There are over 100,000 objects on display that include paintings, statues, ancient coins, masks, and much more. After the museum, continue to el Khalil Bazaar, one of the most famous markets in Egypt. Here, you’ll find everything that you could imagine for sale, from authentic food dishes and fine jewelry to clothing and shoes. Savor lunch in a local restaurant, then start the drive bac...

  • Cairo: Tour to Al Baron Palace, Citadel & Old Cairo Tour

    5. Cairo: Tour to Al Baron Palace, Citadel & Old Cairo Tour

    Enjoy a pickup from your accommodation in Cairo and see the famous landmarks of Cairo.  Travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle to the first destination, Al Baron Palace. The palace, located near Cairo's El Korba district, is inspired by Hindu temples of Cambodia and India. Listen to the mysterious history of the palace and marvel at  its architecture. Head to Saladin Citadel after the palace visit and marvel at the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire this prominent structure built on Mokattam hills and enjoy the beautiful view of the surrounding cityscape. Proceed to the Khan El Khalili Bazaar, the oldest marketplace in the Middle East and take a walk along the pathways. Explore the varied collections of souvenirs, antiques, and much more. After that, enjoy an authentic lunch from a local restaurant at Al Azhar Park, overlooking Old Cairo. Your last destination is Old Cai...

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What people are saying about Khan el-Khalili

The tour was all I wanted and more! The guide was very knowledgable and explained everything very well. He was also flexible and showed me a few extra things that weren't on the original schedule. There was always enough time to see everything and he took many great pictures of me! I felt very safe on the tour with the guide and the driver, even as a woman travelling alone. I really recommend this tour if you want to see lots of Cairo in a day! Thanks for the great experience!

Our guide Maged was absolutely amazing as he told us all about ancient Egyptian civilization in a very engaging and informative manner. He knew answers to all the questions we had and was even generous enough to buy us drinks and ice cream throughout the tour. Would absolutely recommend him and his driver Mustafa to anyone looking to book this tour!

Very good organization and keeping in touch with Emo Tours. The guide Sayed Mohamoud was super competent and friendly. The driver was great because the traffic in Cairo is tough. The food was very good. Definitely book.

Very good tour with a lot of historical data. For lovers of history and the background of things.

Very good day!! The guide had a lot of knowledge and took me to the best places very recommended