Egyptian Museum, Citadel, and Khan El Khalili

$60,00

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Description

This private tour of the Egypt Museum, Alabaster Mosque and Khan el-Khalil is perfect for travelers who have already seen the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Follow an expert guide on a tour through some of the city’s other great highlights and learn more about the history and religion that make this destination truly unique.

Highlights

Private tour to three of central Cairo’s most famous sites – Egyptian Museum, Alabaster Mosque and Khan el-Khalili

See the famous treasures of King Tutankhamun at the Egyptian Museum

Learn about the Islamic faith at the beautiful Alabaster Mosque

Shop for bargains at Khan el-Khalili bazaar

Fantastic views of the city skyline at the Citadel of Salah el-Din

Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your expert Egyptologist guide on this special private tour

What You Can Expect

The Egyptian Museum in Cairo Your tour kicks off in the halls of the iconic Egyptian Museum. This architectural wonder houses some 165,000 artifacts—including treasures belonging to King Tutankhamun— and attracts millions of visitors each year. Follow your guide through the galleries of this Cairo gem and check out the death mask and six gold coffins that belonged to this famed ruler.  After you’ve explored the Egyptian Museum, make your way to the Alabaster Mosque at the Citadel of Salah el-Din. Widely recognized as the most important mosques in Cairo, this destination sits atop a limestone hill and welcomes visitors of all faiths to wander the grounds. Your guide will explain the basic tenants of Islam and even translate some of the religion’s most common prayers. Next, journey into the chaos of Cairo’s Khan el Khalili bazaar. Learn how this famous market may have inspired Christopher Columbus to set sail in search of America and comb through stalls selling handmade crafts, paper products and other local goods while you test your bargaining skills. 
Because this is a private tour, you’re free to determine how much time is spent at each of the destinations, making for a truly personalized experience. Travelers can opt to visit the Papyrus Institute to learn more about how this famous artwork is crafted. Entrance fees are not included in the price of any tours: We do not charge in advance for site entrance fees to add flexibility to your program as you may choose to skip one or more sites depending upon your interests.

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