Private Tour: Egyptian Museum, Alabaster Mosque, Khan El-Khalili - Cairo

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Already seen the Great Pyramids of giza and Sphinx? Immerse yourself further into Egypt's history as your own private Egyptologist guide to leads the way on this private tour with an unmissable visit to the famous Egyptian Museum. Follow this with a stroll through Khan el-khalili bazaar and a visit to Cairo's most popular Islamic attraction - the Alabaster Mosque.

Highlights

  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Led by a qualified Egyptologist
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Separate driver ensures your guides full attention throughout the day
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

Housing 165,000 Egyptian artifacts, The egyptian museum in Cairo attracts millions of visitors a year. The highlight for most are the priceless treasures of King Tutankhamun. His 6 gold gilded coffins dominate the main hall, while his magnificent death mask is the must-see item of the day. Your guide will introduce you to the most important pieces before allowing you free time to explore the museum at leisure.

The Alabaster Mosque at the Citadel of Salah el-Din sits atop a limestone hill overlooking Cairo and is the most important mosque in the city. Still used as a place of worship today by the Muslims of Cairo, the architectural masterpiece opens its doors to visitors of all faiths. The lower part of the Mosque is clad inside and out with Alabaster, while the top part is constructed from the limestone cladding removed from the Pyramids of giza.Inside the mosque your guide will introduce you to the basics of the beliefs of Islam, including a translation of the most common prayers.

Continuing to Khan el Khalili bazaar, your guide will give you an introduction to the famous markets which claim to have inspired Christopher Columbus to discover the USA. Enjoy free time to stroll through the maze of streets and try your luck bargaining with the shop owners for a souvenir of your trip to Egypt. This is a private tour allowing you to determine the amount of time spent at each of the sites during the tour. In addition you will have the chance to visit a Papyrus Institute to see how this famous artwork is made and have the chance to purchase genuine items if you wish.

Inclusions

Experience a Private and an expert Qualified Egyptologist guide.

Bottled mineral water during the tour.

Lunch (if option selected)

Entry/Admission - Mosque of Muhammad Ali

Entry/Admission - The Grand Egyptian Museum

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infants must sit on laps

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

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  • 12-Mar-2018

    We had the pleaser of having Mohamed Osama as our guide on this tour. He discussed in great detail the history of Egypt, their culture, and their religion. He welcomed discussions and questions on the differenced between our culture and religion. He has a well versed knowledge base and I highly enourage booking this tour and requestion Mohamed as your guide.

  • 05-Feb-2018

    Museum is absolutely fascinating, and citadel is impressive. Could do without the bazaar they're the same everywhere but glad we went!

  • 26-Nov-2017

    Mohammed Atef was an outstanding guide and is highly recommended. He was extremely polite, knowledgeable and communicated the right amount of information. Ideal for those that want to skip the large groups found on the big tour buses.

  • 10-Oct-2017

    Overall the tour is worth going.My guide Sayed is well-verse regarding the inclusions of the tour and he made it simple and understandable.

  • 18-Sep-2017

    our tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. My husband being a history buff, had a great time chatting with the guide about Egypt's history.

  • 18-Apr-2017

    This is absolutely the way to see three of the biggest attractions in Cairo and be home in time for dinner. We do not usually book private tours, but were so grateful we did in Cairo as the city is so packed and busy, it would be difficult to navigate on our own or to keep up with a larger group. Our guide was kind and knowledgable, picked us up at Katameya which is outside the city center, and even translated so we could haggle in the bazaar. I didn't deduct a star for this, but would recommend you not get the lunch that comes with this tour. It is clearly a restaurant catering to tour groups and was poor buffet quality.

  • 28-Mar-2017

    I heard and read a lot of bad 'SCAM' experience in Egypt and during recent Europe travel was really satisfactory choice. But this time it was So Disappointed One to my family and friends who came to Egypt without using laughted us a lot.!!
    I booked around 7 tours from but the price in logal compare with official website prices of local agencies who guided us was really shocking.. I can not understand the Commission of rate!! how it can be happen... Additionally, friends who booked from local hotels and agencies directly had a lot lower prices... I didn't even talk about it.
    For example2 adults and 1 child
    - Pyramids sounds and Light Show: 12972 higher, local 75
    - 1 day tour Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, Sakara: 225 80 higher, local 125
    - Private day tour to Abu Simbel Temples: 25031 higher, local 190
    - Day tour Alexandria Tour: 27530 higher, local 210
    - Egytian Museum, Alabaster, Khan el-khalili: 240 92 higher, local 125

  • 24-Mar-2017

    Another amazing experience. Was so impressed by the team that Viator set me up with. I am eager to book another adventure with them when I visit Athens later in the year. The guide was very knowledgeable when it came to the Egyptian Museum. I learned a lot from him about the history of Egypt. Enjoyed the Mosque and learning more about the history of it. The market was also a lot of fun. My guide even bought me a cup of tea at one of the local spots. A great experience that I would recommend to anybody! Thanks to all for making this such a wonderful trip!

  • 20-Mar-2017

    We went with a qualified Egyptologist Mr Ahmed, and it was my sister and nephew and #39;s first visit to Cairo. The tour was amazing and Mr Ahmed had extensive knowledge of the history of the sites. He was also super patient with my young nephew. I highly recommend this to anyonr going to Cairo. Five stars!

  • 19-Mar-2017

    The Mosque was beautiful, the Egyptian museum was really neat but we didn't entirely like our tour guide.

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