Explore Old Cairo , Egyptian museum, Citadel of Saladin and khan Al-khalili
It’s time for enjoying a unique day among the landmarks of old cairo and visiting the Egyptian Museum where the treasure of Tutankhamun lay In addition to Visiting the Citadel of Saladin ,Visit to the Mosque of Muhamed Ali ,Visit to Old Cairo , Visit to khan Al- Khalili.
cairo-Egyptian Museum/Saladin's Citadel/the Mosque of Mohamed Ali/The Coptic Quarter/the Suspended Church of Khan Al Khalili and its great Bazaar
The Egyptian Museum
Your private tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in either Cairo or Giza to enjoy visiting
The Egyptian Museum
The Egyptian Museum is the oldest museum in the world entirely dedicated to Egyptian culture, which is why there is a private guide who talks and explains the fundamental stages of its formation, from the birth of the collection to the present day.
Among the museum's unparalleled antiquities is the Narmer painting, which immortalizes the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt under one king, and is among the museum's priceless artifacts. In addition to a large group of statues of the great Kings, Cheops, Chephren and Menkaure, the builders of the Pyramids of Giza.
Then to move to visit Old Cairo
It was called the Suspended Church because it was built on two of the ancient towers of the Roman fort. (Fortress of Babylon), and the Hanging Church is the oldest surviving church in Egypt. Therefore the church is a very important and absolutely unmissable stop on the tourist itinerary focused on the places linked to the Holy Family, which characterize the capital of Egypt. The internal decorations feature icons in Greek Orthodox style and have thirteen pillars, which respectively represent Christ and the twelve apostles.
Internal description of the church: The entrance from the street is through iron gates under a pointed stone arch. Then you see a facade with two twin towers and a bell tower outside a narrow courtyard with neo-biblical designs.
Church of St. Sergius and Bacchus (Abu Serga):
The Church of St. Sergius and Bacchus, also known as Abu Serga.
It is the ancient church built on the site where the Holy Family resided during their escape journey, Its current location is what is known as the Complex of Religions in Old Cairo, within the Fortress of Babylon. Like many other early Christian churches, the Abu Serga church and its underground cave were designed according to the layout of a basilica, thus together consisting of three parts: the porch, the nave and the sanctuary (the cave is under the sanctuary). The church is notable for its unique architectural and artistic elements which reflect the spirit of Coptic church architecture in Egypt. These include the pulpit, font, ivory and wood inlaid templons, and unique religious decoration of saints and apostles.
After that, you can stop for lunch in a local Egyptian restaurant
Souk of Khan el-Khalili.
And one of the oldest souks in Cairo.
Khan el-Khalili is one of Cairo's main attractions. This is the souk of the old city, a large market as crowded as it is noisy, but with spicy and unique colors and scents.
We will cross its labyrinthine streets, real open-air museums. The best place in town to buy souvenirs and copies of Ancient Egyptian artifacts.
Back to your Hotel.
All transfers in a private air-conditioned car to/from your hotel.
Professional Egyptologist Tour Guide.
All tours are as mentioned in the itinerary.
Transfers by private air-conditioned car
Entrance fees to the Egyptian Museum
Entrance fees to Citadel
Entrance fees to Old Cairo
You will enjoy to go to Souk of Khan el-Khalili.
Bottle of water.
Lunch at very good local restaurant.
All taxes and charges.
Any entrance fees for special places (inside the Great Pyramid)