Day Tour to the Museum, Citadel & Coptic Cairo
We start with breakfast at your hotel. Next, you’ll be met by our Egyptologist tour guide, who will show you the highlights of the city of Cairo, including the Egyptian Museum, the citadel of Saladin and the stunning area of Coptic Cairo, where you will experience various Coptic sites that had been erected over various ages.
We begin our tour in Cairo by visiting the Egyptian Museum, the largest museum in the world with a huge collection of displays dating back to various periods of the ancient Egyptian history with the highlights being the golden exhibits of Tutankhamen, the mummies’ hall, large impressive reliefs, statues, and many other fascinating items.
Our next visit in Cairo will be to the Citadel of Saladin, constructed in the 10th century by Saladin to protect Egypt and became the residence of the rulers of Egypt for a period that lasted more than seven centuries. The citadel itself is one of the most impressive medieval fortresses and it contains many remarkable monuments like the famous Mosque of Mohamed Ali, the Mosque of El Nasser Mohamed and many other interesting museums. You also get to experience the amazing panoramic views of the city of Cairo.
Later, we have a break for lunch at a local restaurant before completing our fabulous day tour in Cairo.
After lunch we will move to Old Cairo area, a part in the Egyptian capital that hosts some of the most interesting Coptic monuments in the country. The first site we visit is the Hanging Church, first established in the fifth century – it is one of the most important historical churches in Egypt. We will then visit the church of Abu Serga, believed to be constructed where the holy family rested at the end of their journey; it was constructed in the seventh century. Our last visit in Coptic Cairo will be to the Church of Saint Mary, an orthodox church, built during the fifth century, restored and rebuilt many times afterwards.
After touring Cairo, we will return to our hotel to have some rest. Evening time is free at leisure on your own in Cairo, so we can offer many optional tours that allow you to explore the city of Cairo by night like having a Dinner Cruise with oriental show. [Breakfast and lunch included]
Overnight in Cairo