Cairo Combo Tour: Egyptian Museum, Sultan Hassan Mosque, Hanging Church And Souq

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    08.00am Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Departure Details :
    Tour departs from centrally located Cairo and Giza hotels
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Visit Cairos historical highlights on a full-day priority tour that combines entrance to the Egyptian Museum. Guided by a knowledgeable Egyptologist guide, you will enter the Museum to explore its renowned collection of art masterpieces, including the world known and famous treasures of king Tut. Then visit the mosque and madrasa of Sultan Hassan before spending the afternoon at the Hanging church and Coptic area ,where youll learn about the fascinating ruin Roman fortress of Babylon and the history of Christianity in Egypt. You will have free time in the market to explore this medieval market with its colors and narrow lanes and old coffee shops

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Your day will start with a pick-up from your hotel in Cairo, it is then time to visit the biggest Museum in the world that shows antiquities of one civilization and people. The Egyptian museum in Cairo opened in 1901 it is a huge place that displays what was found in the tombs and temples such as statues, jewellery, furniture, mummies and other types of monuments. There are more than 160,000 pieces on display that need weeks to see. However, during your short visit, your guide will show and explain the most important pieces and the highlights. You will enjoy the wonderful treasures of the boy king Tut Ankh Amun: the fabulous golden mask and coffins. You will have free time to browse the museum yourself and you may like to see the Royal Mummies (an option for an additional cost).
Then, your next stop will be at the Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan. Built in 1356 and intended to be a mosque and a school for teaching students about Islam, the mosque is distinguished with its tall and huge walls and arches, the extensive use of marble and splendid towers and dome. Your guide will give you a brief history of the basic principles of Islam.When you leave the mosque you will enjoy the panoramic view of several mosques around.
At the Coptic area, you will visit the Roman fortress of Babylon. The Romans built in the 1st century A.D; a very impressive church was built on the walls of one of the towers known as the Hanging church. Consecrated to Virgin Mary, the Hanging church was built in a basilica style. Let your eyes and feelings absorb the beauty of the wooden roof that resembles the Ark of Noah, the icons, the altars and the pulpit Carry on and you will spend some time in the oldest and biggest market in Cairo Khan el Khalili Bazzar, founded in 1382. You will have some time to try your bargaining skills in buying a souvenir. Your guide will recommend you what items you can buy there. You may like to have a local drink in (El-fishawy coffee shop) the oldest one in the market place. This is a very nice conclusion of the day tour. Return back to your hotel in Cairo.

Inclusions

  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled water
  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (recommended).
  • Entrance fees to the royal mummy room in the museum(150 L.E)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking