Escursioni a Cairo - Alexandria City Discovery
Escursioni a Cairo: Hit the road for a day in the crowd-pleasing city of Alexandria. See one of the world's largest Roman burial sites, nerd out at the Alexandria Library, and receive a reprieve from the Cairo heat with a fresh dose of Mediterranean sea air.
Are you ready for an awe-inspiring day? Then let's get to it!
Alexandria is one of the world's most impressive historical cities, and certainly a must-see in Egypt, so if you're thinking about doing this day tour from Cairo. . . what are you waiting for?!
It'll take us about a three hour drive from Cairo before our day tour of Alexandria will truly begin, and where better to kick it off than the Catacombs of Kom Ash-Suqqafa.
One of the world's largest Roman burial sites, the Catacombs are one of Alexandria's most popular attractions. Watch your head as you descend into a network of underground passages, tombs, and antechambers via a spiral staircase over a three-level labyrinth (seriously cool, isn't it?!).
Dozens of chambers with sculpted pillars and statues await your curiosity, as well as a large Roman-style banquet room, where relatives of the deceased traditionally hosted memorial meals.
Once you're thoroughly fascinated (or perhaps creeped out), head to the former site of the Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the seven ancient wonders of the world. Although the lighthouse is no longer standing, atop its ruins lie the Citadel of Qaitbay, a defensive fortress built in the 15th century. Designed as a defense along the Mediterranean coastline, the Citadel offers extensive views, fresh Mediterranean air, and a supreme sense of historical significance.
Our Alexandria day tour continues with a visit to the Alexandria Library. Nerd time! Inspired by the original great library of Alexandria, the modern library was built to hold over eight million books. Built between 1995 and 2002, it covers 11 cascading levels and although it has not yet reached its capacity, it's an impressive homage to the ancient splendour of Alexandria. Pick your jaws up off the ground and explore!
Our final stop on this Alexandria tour is the National Museum, home to Greek and Roman era masterpiece ruins discovered under the water on the shores of Alexandria. Super impressive old stuff right here!
As one of Egypt’s most historically significant cities, Alexandria really is a must-see for history and culture buffs. We have no doubt it will leave you enriched, impressed, and perhaps a little awe-struck.
Duration: 10 hours.
Start/opening time: At 7am.
Languages: Local English speaking guide.
Others: Inclusions: Local English speaking guide, entrance fees to the catacombs, entrance fees to the Library, entrance fees to the National Museum, transportation.

Escursioni a Cairo - Cairo old and new
Escursioni a Cairo: Unleash your inner archaeologist with a visit to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities. Your guide will bring history back to life, from prehistoric artefacts to the treasures of Egypt’s most famous royalty, King Tutankhamun. A stroll through Tahrir Square, with its graffiti messages and political symbolism, will bring you into the present and show you how Egyptians are still making history today. End your day with a relaxing felucca ride along the Nile.
What’s a trip to Cairo without a time warp back to ancient Egypt? This Cairo tour takes you through time from the modern-day streets of the city to the ancient treasures of the Egyptian Museum. You’ll wander past Cairo’s current icons, like the new Opera House and Liberation Square, the site of many political events during the 2011 Egyptian Revolution. You’ll see street art and graffiti throughout the square, representing Egyptians’ views about the Revolution and political parties.
From there, your Cairo city tour will take you to the museum, where you’ll head back in time to the world of the ancient Egyptians. Your local guide will regale you with stories of ancient Egyptian beliefs, as you examine thousands of artefacts in one of the greatest museums in the world.
You’ll see not just collections from the era of the pharaohs, but also artefacts ranging from prehistoric to Roman times — in fact, there are roughly 120,000 objects in total in the entire museum!
Of course, for most, the highlight of all these unearthed treasures is the funerary artefacts from Egypt’s most infamous king: the one and only King Tutankhamun. Get ready to be dazzled by golden gems.
Once you’ve wandered the halls, your Cairo tour will take you for a lunch break of some koshary, one of the most popular dishes in Egypt. You’ll head outdoors for a Nile cruise and board a felucca, a traditional sailing boat that has been used by the Egyptians for thousands of years. Chat with the captain to gain some insight into his day-to-day work, then head back to the mainland to reunite with modern-day Cairo once again.
Meeting/pick-up point: King Hotel reception area.
Duration: Six hours.
Start/opening time: At 9am.
Languages: English.

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Escursioni a Cairo - Classic Cairo Full Day Tour
Escursioni a Cairo: The Egyptian Museum which houses around 250,000 antique pieces in its 107 halls. It comprises the world's greatest collection of Ancient Egyptian Artifacts. Marvel at the many rooms filled with golden treasures especially from the world famous treasures of King Tut Ankh Amun.
Then, visit The Citadel of Saladin, a spectacular medieval fortress dating from the 12th century & perched on a hill above the city. Also, located in the Citadel are the Alabaster Mosque & Tomb of the Ottoman ruler Mohamed Ali.
Visit Khan El-Khalili Bazaar for woodwork, glassware, leather goods, perfumes, fabrics, pharaonic curiosities, etc.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.
Duration: 9 hours.
Start/opening time: At 8am.

Escursioni a Cairo - Egyptian home cooked meal
Escursioni a Cairo: Nothing beats a home cooked meal, especially when you’re travelling. Join this Cairo food tour and get treated like a Pharaoh to a feast at a local family home. Chat with the woman of the house and gain authentic insight into Egyptian culture and Middle Eastern traditions.
Share a real Egyptian meal with a local family on this tasty Cairo tour. Visit a family home, chat with the women of the house, check out the ingredients in a typical local kitchen, and learn the recipes for favourite traditional Egyptian dishes. Think kushari, stuffed vegetables, fattah, molokhia, lentil soup, mossaqa, and that famous Egyptian rice with vermicelli. Who’s hungry?!
After feasting on delicious food and dessert, you’ll have time to relax, enjoy an Egyptian drink, and chat with family members to learn about Egypt’s culture and what life is like for women in the Middle East. This is your opportunity to ask everything you want to know about Egyptian life, so don’t be shy!
Your Cairo food adventure will introduce you to true Egyptian hospitality, traditions, and even the local sense of humor as you sit back and sip a cup of Egypt’s famous mint tea or Egyptian coffee. If you’re feeling competitive, have a go at a game of Backgammon – but be warned, it’s hard to beat an Egyptian at their favorite game!
Once you’ve finished your evening and experienced the genuine warmth of this Egyptian family, you’ll bid ma’ salama (goodbye) to new friends and be taken back to your hotel.
Meeting/pick-up point: King Hotel reception area.
Duration: Four hours.
Start/opening time: At 5pm.
Languages: English.

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Escursioni a Cairo - Full Day Tour of Alexandria
Escursioni a Cairo: Alexandria, called the "Pearl of the Mediterranean" once was the intellectual and cultural center of Greco-Roman civilization, little remains of its ancient glory.
Where you'll visit the Alexandria Bibliotheca you can see the artifacts Pompeii’s pillar, the roman amphitheater, the catacombs, then do as the Egyptian do, head for one the restaurants, for having fresh fried fish meal.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.
Duration: 9 hours.
Start/opening time: At 7am.
End/closing time: At 4pm.

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Escursioni a Cairo - Full day visit to Memphis, Sakkara and Dahshour
Escursioni a Cairo: The First real pyramid in Egypt, the Red Pyramid and its first try the Bent Pyramid in Dahshur, Dahshur is a famous royal necropolis in Egypt holds many famous Pyramids built by Snefru (Cheops' Father). The site is about 40 km from Cairo. Then proceed to the Step Pyramid of Zoser. It was built in the 3rd Dynasty for King Djoser. The world’s earliest stone monument – was built at Saqqara in 2650 BC – more than 4,650 years ago!
Nearby the ancient capital Memphis was built around 3,100 BC, symbolically located at the spot where the Nile Delta meets the river valley, thus serving as a bridge, unifying the lands of Upper and Lower Egypt. Today, it is a tiny village 24 km south of Cairo, and about 3 km from the most ancient of the pyramids at Saqqara.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.
Duration: Eight hours.
Start/opening time: At 9am.

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Escursioni a Cairo - Half Day Memphis & Shakara from El Cairo
Escursioni a Cairo: Memphis is one of the oldest cities, which was the capital of the ancient Egypt throughout the old kingdom. It includes the Temple for embalming the Sacred Apis Bull, which shows the various steps of embalming and the Alabaster Sphinx that dates back to the old kingdom. Sakkara is the oldest Ancient Egyptian cemetery. It lies at desert plateau, south-west of Cairo.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up from hotel.
Duration: Five hours approx.
Start/opening time: At 8.30am.
Languages: English. Other languages upon request.

Escursioni a Cairo - Half Day Pyramids Adventure
Escursioni a Cairo: See the Pyramids like they’re shown in the photos – without any tourists! Head out to this iconic Egyptian landmark super early, beating both the crowds and the heat, and get some alone time with the Sphinx. We hear he’s more charming when he’s on his own…
Get ready, get set, for an experience of a lifetime – a half-day trip to the Great Pyramids of Giza!
The Giza Plateau is a formation of three pyramids, where a father, son, and grandson constructed their afterlife tombs and mapped their journeys to the afterlife. It’s still a bit of a mystery as to how the pyramids were constructed and how long they took to complete, but there’s no question that the pyramids still represent the pinnacle of ancient Egyptian architectural accomplishments. The whole area, really, continues to hold many secrets yet to be uncovered, making the pyramids one of the most alluring and inviting places in the world.
Our job is to help you tick off that bucket list item, and then some, with a half-day tour to the pyramids that’s going to prove to you why everyone reveres this site so much. What sets our Pyramids tour apart from the others is that we beat the tourists and arrive at the Giza Plateau well before the crowds and that ruthless midday sun. We also treat you to a local lunch! Pyramids, Sphinx, and lunch? Oh my!
Our day starts by seeing the guardian of the necropolis, the Sphinx (you know, the one with the missing nose!), which stands in front of the second Pyramid of Khepren. We will enter the Giza Plateau from the Sphinx Gate to beat the crowds to the site, and after seeing the Sphinx, we’ll walk to the mysterious great pyramid of King Cheops, where you can marvel at the sheer size of the construction, and try and formulate your own theories as to how it was built. Our Pyramids tour continues to the second Pyramid of Giza, which is the second largest and the only pyramid that still carries part of its original casing. From there, we’ll continue to the third and the smallest of the Giza Plateau pyramids. And no visit to the Pyramids of Giza would be completed without stopping at the panoramic view point where you get to see the all the pyramids of Giza in the one spot (and take a photo like the ones you see in travel books – free of tourists! Well, almost…)
Leaving the amazing pyramids behinds, we’ll head back out to the streets of Cairo and stop by a local restaurant for lunch. We’ll be treating you to Koshary, a dish of rice, pasta, lentils, fried onions, and chili sauce, and a favourite amongst young local Egyptians.
After lunch, we’ll drop you back off at one of our starting points, where you can carry on your day (although we’re pretty sure the Pyramids will have already been the highlight of the day!).
Duration: 5 hours.
Start/opening time: At 7:30am
Languages: English.
Others: Inclusions: Pyramids area entrance fees, Koshary lunch.
Exclusions: Admission to the inner chambers of the Great, admission to the solar boat and Camel ride.

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Escursioni a Cairo - Half Day Pyramids Plateau
Escursioni a Cairo: The Egyptian pyramids hardly need an introduction – they are the only surviving member of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World, the great pyramids of Giza are perhaps the most famous and discussed structures in history.
These massive monuments were unsurpassed in height for thousands of years after their construction and continue to amaze and enthrall us with their overwhelming mass and seemingly impossible perfection. The antiquity of these massive structures – the tombs of pharaohs - is simply mind-boggling.
Meeting/pick-up point: Lobby of the hotel
Duration: 4 hours
Start/opening time: At 7am

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Escursioni a Cairo - Half Day visit to Dahshour Pyramids
Escursioni a Cairo: The Red Pyramid (Dahshour) was built by Pharaoh Sneferu (2575-2551 BC), father of Khufu. Ancient graffiti indicates it took ten years and seven months to build. The North Pyramid is the second of Sneferu's two pyramids (the other is the Bent Pyramid) and it marks the first successful attempt at building a true smooth-sided pyramid.
Despite its relative obscurity, the Red Pyramid is actually the third largest pyramid in Egypt after the Great Pyramids of Khufu and Khafre at Giza. It is 105 m high and has an angle of 43°. Significantly, this is the corrected angle used at the earlier Bent Pyramid after the original angle proved too steep.
Inside, the North Pyramid contains three chambers with corbelled ceilings and a lot of 19th-century graffiti. The Red Pyramid is one of the few Egyptian pyramids that allow the general public comparatively unregulated interior access. A rare pyramidion or capstone has been uncovered and reconstructed, and is now on display next to the pyramid. Whether it was actually ever used is unclear, as its angle differs from that of the Red Pyramid.
The first pyramid is the Bent Pyramid that dates from about 2600 BC. It was the first pyramid to have been planned as a true pyramid, as opposed to a step pyramid. The Bent Pyramid gets its nickname from its unusual bent angle. It most likely occurred because the builders realized the initial angle was too steep and adjusted it to avoid collapse. It is believed to be the first attempt at creating a pyramid with smooth sides. It was only partially successful, but it was a significant step in pyramid development. Today it is also the only Egyptian pyramid to retain a majority of its original limestone casing, providing the best feel for the original appearance of all pyramids.
In addition to its odd angles, the Bent Pyramid is also unusual in that it has two entrances: as well as the typical north-face entrance it has a west entrance, visible just above the "bend. " The Bent Pyramid has a small satellite pyramid of unknown purpose immediately to its south, and an early form of offering temple on its eastern side.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.
Duration: 6 hours.
Start/opening time: At 8am.

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Escursioni a Cairo - Half day visit old Cairo Churches & Coptic Museum
Escursioni a Cairo: Old Cairo is renowned for its antique churches. Al Moallaqa (the Suspended church) was built on the remains of the Roman fortress of Babylon. It was built at the turn of the IV century. A wood carving represents Jesus Christ entering Jerusalem. It houses about ninety rare icons of basilican style. The Abu Sega Church, which dates from the IV century a. c, was used by the holy family as a shelter on their escaping from King Herod. Virgin’s church is one of the modern churches and has an especial importance after news spread of the appearance of the Virgin Mary on one of its tombs. The Coptic Museum includes the finest collection of Coptic art and antiques in the world, including illuminated manuscripts, icons and textiles.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up from hotel.
Duration: Three hours approx.
Start/opening time: At 8.30am. Please call the supplier 24 hours in advance to confirm pick-up time.
Languages: English. Other languages upon request.

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Escursioni a Cairo - Highlights of Giza and Cairo
Escursioni a Cairo: It is the dream of everyone to visit the Three Pyramids Cheops, Chephren & Mycerinus on the Giza Plateau which are considered the only survivor of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Just to the east of the second Pyramid lies the mysterious Sphinx with a body of a lion & a human head, also known as The Guardian of the Pharaoh's enormous funerary monument.
Then proceed to The Egyptian Museum which houses around 250 000 antique pieces in its 107 halls. It comprises the world's greatest collection of Ancient Egyptian Artifacts. Marvel at the many rooms filled with golden treasures specially from the world famous treasures of King Tut Ankh Amun(extra ticket).
Continue to visit The Citadel of Saladin, a spectacular medieval fortress dating from the 12th century & perched on a hill above the city. Also will visit the Alabaster Mosque & Tomb of the Ottoman ruler Mohamed Ali which are located in the Citadel. We will end the day with Visit Khan El-Khalili Bazaar for woodwork, glassware, leather goods, perfumes, fabrics, pharaonic curiosities, etc. …
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.
Duration: 9 hours.
Start/opening time: At 7am.
End/closing time: At 5pm.

Escursioni a Cairo - Immerse yourself into the centre of El Cairo
Escursioni a Cairo: If you’ve taken a history lesson or watched the new in the last few years, you’ll know that every corner of downtown Cairo has a story to tell. It’s our job to help tell those stories, and give you a local Cairo experience you won’t soon forget.
Wander through local icons of ancient and modern history, including Liberation Square. Witness Revolution graffiti, with your local guide providing context and explanations of the messages. Get to know the real Cairo on this downtown Cairo walking tour. For the next four hours, you’ll experience Cairo the way locals do, and see the city from their perspective.
We’ll start our Cairo tour at New Opera Square in Zamalek, winding our way through Cairo’s ancient and recent history, emerging, fittingly, at Old Opera Square near Attaba. From the city’s most beautiful bridge spanning the Nile, we’ll head towards Liberation Square, which hosted many events during the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, and is a significant landmark in the city’s modern history.
In addition to the beautiful 19th and 20th Century architecture featured in downtown Cairo, our walking tour will allow you to check out modern artwork in the form of graffiti. Typically, this graffiti expresses locals’ views towards the Revolution and various political parties. In this area, every corner has its own story to tell, with most intersections featuring a statue of an important historical figure. Not to worry - your local guide will help fill in any gaps to give you better context for what you’re seeing.
To cap off our local Cairo walking tour, we’ll indulge in a local dish: Koshary, in an authentic local restaurant. Koshary is a mix of rice, pasta, lentils, fried onions, and chili sauce, and is one of our faves. You’ll also have the chance to try Egyptian falafel and ice cream before the night is through, giving you a full taste of local life here, in just four short hours!
Indulge in a local dinner of Koshary, Egyptian falafel, and ice cream
Explore downtown Cairo’s classic architecture, like Cairo Opera House
Meeting/pick-up point: King Hotel reception area.
Duration: Four hours.
Start/opening time: At 4.30pm.
Languages: English.

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Escursioni a Cairo - Introduction to Cairo and Giza with Visit to the Khan El-Khalili Bazaar
Escursioni a Cairo: Giza Pyramids are the only surviving member of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World, the great pyramids of Giza are perhaps the most famous and discussed structures in history. These massive monuments were unsurpassed in height for thousands of years after their construction and continue to amaze and enthrall us with their overwhelming mass and seemingly impossible perfection.
The antiquity of these massive structures – the tombs of pharaohs - is simply mind-boggling. The Egyptian Museum which houses around 250 000 antique pieces in its 107 halls. It comprises the world's greatest collection of Ancient Egyptian Artifacts. Marvel at the many rooms filled with golden treasures specially from the world famous treasures of King Tut Ankh Amun. Then, Visit Khan El-Khalili Bazaar for woodwork, glassware, leather goods, perfumes, fabrics, pharaonic curiosities, etc. …
Meeting/pick-up point: Lobby of the hotel
Duration: 9 hours
Start/opening time: At 7am

Escursioni a Cairo - Islamic Cairo in depth
Escursioni a Cairo: Join a local guide to get in touch with Cairo's Islamic heart. From backstreet bazaars to minaret-topped mosques, and neighborhood coffee houses, these are the places that make Egypt's sprawling capital what it is. This is an essential Cairo travel experience!
Time to get up close and personal with one of the most important aspects of Cairo - its Islamic heart.
Our Islamic Cairo city tour begins with a visit to the Citadel of Salah Ed-Din. Located high atop Cairo, the Citadel boasts magnificent views of the city. Built by the Arab hero Salah ad-Din, the Citadel primarily functioned as a military garrison, as well as serving as a royal residence for over 700 years.
Continuing in the historical traditions of Islamic Cairo, our Cairo tour next pays a visit to the famous Sultan Hassan Mosque, which dates back to the 13th century. Considered to be one of the masterpieces of Islamic art and architecture, its history also includes time spent as a school. Equally as impressive is the Mohamed Ali Mosque, one of Cairo’s most visible landmarks, with its twin minarets rising high atop the Citadel.
Shifting gears, our Cairo city tour heads back to the streets and towards a famous local bazaar, Khan el-Khalili. A labyrinth of narrow streets and passageways, Khan el-Khalili is one of the world’s largest bazaars, and offers a truly authentic local Cairo experience. Among the world’s oldest bazaars, dating back to 1382, Khan el-Khalili offers an experience unique to the old streets of Islamic Cairo, and affords the opportunity to engage with locals, as locals do, hunting for bargains and relaxing with a coffee as the hustle of the bazaar passes you by.
Duration: 4 hours.
Start/opening time: At 9am.
Languages: Local English speaking guide.
Dress code: Please dress modestly, yet considering the heat. Shoulders and knees should be covered, and light fabrics like cotton are advisable.
Others: Inclusions: entrance fees to the Citadel of Saladin.

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Escursioni a Cairo - Islamic cairo Half Day Tour
Escursioni a Cairo: The Royal Mosque Al Rifai in Cairo stands opposite the grand Mosque of Sultan Hassan as an exhibit of the Khedival family's ability to measure up to the achievements of the Memluks. Not only did it mark a new era in the history of Egyptian architecture since it was the first major structure designed with the neo-Memluk style, but also, it was a bold statement in rejecting the foreign architectural forms especially those imported from Europe and Turkey.
It is the oldest intact functioning Islamic monument in Cairo. It is considered the 3rd mosque which was constructed for the whole community or the congregation joined together for the Friday noon prayer. It is also rare preserved example of the art and the architecture of the classical period of Islam. It is one of the biggest mosques in Egypt occupies an area of 6.5 acres.
The Museum of Islamic Art, in Cairo, Egypt, is considered one of the greatest in the world, with its exceptional collection of rare woodwork and plaster artefacts, as well as metal, ceramic, glass, crystal, and textile objects of all periods, from all over the Islamic world.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.
Duration: Five hours.
Start/opening time: At 9am.

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Escursioni a Cairo - Sound & Lights at the Pyramids
Escursioni a Cairo: Want a truly unforgettable evening of entertainment in Cairo? Then don't miss the world-famous Pyramids Sound and Light Show in Giza!
The Sound and Light Show at the Great Pyramids takes place on the Giza plateau. The one-hour show begins with the illumination of the Sphinx, who narrates the history of the pyramids and their builders. First four rows of seats are premium, one has to pay extra to get a seat there. In winter, don’t forget to bring a jacket because it gets cold there, otherwise you can rent a blanket to cover your legs.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.
Duration: One hour.
Start/opening time: From 7pm to 8pm (Winter) and Summer from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

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Escursioni a Cairo - Spirit of Pharaoh tour
Escursioni a Cairo: The Three Pyramids built for Pharaohs Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus on the Giza Plateau. They are considered also the only survivor of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world.
Just to the east of the second Pyramid lies the mysterious Sphinx with a body of a lion and a human head, also known as The Guardian of the Pharaoh's enormous funerary monument.
Afternoon, proceed to one of the oldest sites of Memphis City which is Sakkara where we will see the world famous Step Pyramid of King Zoser, the oldest known of Egypt's 111 pyramids and the world's first freestanding stone structure.
In your way to the pyramids area, there will be a chance to have a look over the handy-made woven carpets in the carpets schools.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.
Duration: 9 hours.
Start/opening time: At 8am.

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Escursioni a Cairo - Visit Egyptian Museum
Escursioni a Cairo: Around 09:00h tour guide meets the clients at the hotel. Drive about 10-15 minutes to reach the Egyptian Museum. Two hours are spent at the richest Museum worldwide accompanied by our guide and enjoying his explanation about the history especially the King Tut part.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up from hotel.
Duration: Three hours approx.
Start/opening time: At 8.30am.
Languages: English. Other languages upon request.

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