Breakfast at your hotel and then met by your Private Tour Guide will accompany you to visit the Egyptian Museum, home to the most impressive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities and treasures in the world. The Museum displays an astonishing number of over 120,000 artefacts including the treasures of the boy-King Tutankhamun. After a fantastic guided tour, you will enjoy free time to explore at leisure. You will have the chance to visit the Royal Mummies Hall (Extra ticket on spot).
Proceed to the Citadel of Saladin, which was built in 1176 on a promontory beneath the Muqattam Hills, a setting that made it difficult to attack. You will visit the alabaster Mosque of Muhammad Ali, an expansive Turkish-style interior is lit by a beautiful array of lamps and a Large Chandelier suspended from the intricately decorated ceiling built between 1830 and 1848. It is one of the landmarks and attractions that dominates the skyline of Cairo from every angle
Continue to visit Coptic Cairo, one of the most historic sites of Egypt’s early Christian period. Explore the Hanging Church which was built over the Roman gate towers (hence the name – Hanging Church). Then visit the Church of St. Sergius and Bacchus, where local legend says the Virgin Mary, baby Jesus, and family sheltered during King Herod’s massacre of male babies. Afterwards, you will visit Ben Ezra Synagogue, which is said to be built near the spot where the baby Moses was found in the reeds.
Your next stop today will be at the 14th century marketplace of Khan El-Khalili, one of Cairo’s main attractions for tourists and Egyptians alike, put your haggling skills to the test and get yourself a bargain souvenir. After finished, transfer to your hotel and free time to relax
Optional: An evening dinner cruise on the Nile, or enjoy a spectacular sound and light show at the pyramids (both available to book locally on arrival).
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch