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  • Old Cairo and Khan El Khalili Bazaar: Private Half-Day Tour

    1. Old Cairo and Khan El Khalili Bazaar: Private Half-Day Tour

    Spend a half day seeing important cultural and historical sites in Cairo when you travel to Old Cairo and the Khan El Khalili Bazaar. The bazaar is one of the most famous and oldest bazaars in all of the Middle East, dating back to 1382. After spending time walking around the bazaar or shopping, continue to Old Cairo. Visit the Hanging Church, which dates back to the 3rd century AD. Then see the Ben Ezra Synagogue, which is, according to a local tradition, located on the site where Moses was found when he was a baby. Continue on to see the Church of St. Barbara and the Church of Abu Serga, two of the oldest churches in Cairo.

    Lovely trip with our tour guide Margo, experienced and very knowledgeable, would recommend!

  • Pyramids, Museum & Bazaar Private Tour with Entrance & Lunch

    2. Pyramids, Museum & Bazaar Private Tour with Entrance & Lunch

    Enjoy a full-day tour exploring the history and culture of Egypt at the Egyptian Museum, Great Pyramids of Giza, and Great Sphinx. Then, shop for unique bargains in the historic Khan El Khalili Bazaar. An expert Egyptologist guide will be on hand at all times to offer helpful explanations of this most ancient of civilizations. Start your tour at the Egyptian Museum. Designed by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon, the museum is located in a handsome neo-classical building on Tahrir Square. Its collections exceed 120,000 masterpieces, ranging from the pre-dynastic era, to the Pharaonic and Greco-Roman periods. Undoubted highlights are the collection of rare treasures of King Tutankhamen, and the Mummies Room, which you can enter for a small extra charge. Continue to the Great Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx, the oldest of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, and the last still standin...

    This was one of the best guided tours I’ve ever been on, in large part because we had an excellent tour guide named Nesma. We enjoyed the tour so much that we booked another one for the next day at Memphis, Saqqara, and Dashur with the same tour guide. We were picked up at our hotel by a car with a dedicated driver, in addition to the tour guide (no other visitors—just my group of 2). We then went straight to the Giza pyramids (including Sphinx) to beat the crowds/heat. Our tour guide took amazing photos and made recommendations about how to best use our time. We were then taken to a papyrus art house for a presentation and opportunity to buy the art. Next we went to lunch at a local restaurant, which was very good—chicken and lamb. The food was included, and although the drinks were not included, they were very cheap. Next, we went to the Egyptian Museum where our tour guide showed us all the most important artifacts and knew a lot of history. Then went to the bazaar.

  • Cairo Citadel, Old Cairo and Khan El Khalili: Private Tour

    3. Cairo Citadel, Old Cairo and Khan El Khalili: Private Tour

    Enjoy a fantastic orientation tour of Cairo on an 8-hour excursion that takes in the major monuments of Old Cairo and the maze of streets and stalls of the historic Khan El Khalili Bazaar. Following a hotel pick-up from Cairo or Giza, you will drive up to the Saladin Citadel, constructed by Salah al-Din on the Moqattam Hills in 1183 AD as a defence against Crusader armies. Known for its fresh air and sweeping views of Cairo, it is now a preserved historic site of mosques and museums, including the Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha. Designed by the Turkish architect Yousif Boushnaq, who came to Cairo especially from Istanbul to build the great building, the mosque's alabaster structure stands in beautiful contrast to the sandstone city. Continue to the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, one of the oldest bazaars in the Middle East. Discover a maze of alleys that has been at the center of Cairo’s tradin...

    A very good option that covers the main Islamic and Christian sites in Old Cairo and the Khan e Khalili bazaar. We had a very good guide Ahmed, who covered the history of the area and each site without an information overload. The highlight for us was the visit to the Citadel.

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

    4. 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

    5. 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: Private Half-Day Local Market and Souq Tour

    6. Cairo: Private Half-Day Local Market and Souq Tour

    Start your shopping tour at the El Ghorya market and watch a traditional Tannoura dance show. Then, stroll through Gamalia street and pass by El Azhar mosque and Bab Zuwayla, one of three remaining gates of the walls of Cairo. Your next stop is El Mosky, a big market combining all kinds of products such as home utensils and clothes.  Move to Khan el Khalili, the oldest and most prestigious market of Cairo. Built over the tombs of the Fatimid caliphs, the bazaar features oriel windows overlooking the streets, and many public water fountains made from copper. Find exotic items here in the heart of Cairo such as spices, perfumes, jewelry, and all sorts of souvenirs. Stop for lunch at a kushari restaurant and try one of the most common Egyptian meals. It is made of rice, macaroni, and lentils, and topped with a spiced tomato  and garlic sauce, and garnished with chickpeas, and crispy fried...

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What people are saying about Khan el-Khalili

A very good option that covers the main Islamic and Christian sites in Old Cairo and the Khan e Khalili bazaar. We had a very good guide Ahmed, who covered the history of the area and each site without an information overload. The highlight for us was the visit to the Citadel.

Ahmed was great. The visit to “old Cairo” was informative and Ahmed pointed out some hidden gems. The visit to the Citadel, mosque and market was an experience. He was very knowledgeable and kept us informed at all times. We had a great time in Cairo!

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.

Amazing tour and guide - I can not say enough about Mustafa he was an excellent guide and really has a great wealth of knowledge. He was super engaging and accommodating!

A very good tour of old Cairo. The crowds and traffic can be extreme.