Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo and then met by your private guide will accompany you to visit the Egyptian Museum, home to the most impressive collection of Egyptian antiquities and Pharaonic treasures in the world. The Museum displays an astonishing number of over 120,000 artefacts including the treasures of the boy pharaoh Tutankhamun. After a fantastic tour, you will enjoy free time at leisure. You will have the chance to visit the Royal Mummies Hall (Extra ticket on spot).
Proceed to the Citadel of Salah El-Din, was built by Sultan Saladin in 1176 on a promontory beneath the Muqattam Hills, a setting that made it difficult to attack. You will visit the Mosque of Muhammad Ali, was built between 1830 and 1848. The mosque’s expansive Turkish-style interior is lit by a beautiful array of lamps suspended from the intricately decorated ceiling. It is one of the landmarks and attractions that dominates the skyline of Cairo from every angle
Continue to visit old Cairo (Coptic Cairo), one of the most historic sight of Egypt’s early Christian period. Explore the 9th-century Hanging Church contains some beautiful examples of Coptic architecture. The church was built over the Roman gate towers (hence the name – Hanging Church). Then 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 the Arab world’s grandest souks; put your haggling skills to the test and get yourself a bargain souvenir. This evening we transfer to airport for Cairo departure flight
NB: Extra nights in Cairo are also available if you would like to extend your stay and arrange further sightseeing, a day trip to the colonial city of Alexandria on the Mediterranean coast and more, please enquire with your tour consultant
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch