Magnificent Day Trip to Cairo Wonders & the NMEC

Price Starting From : $40

Museum of civilization 

Cairo is a timeless wonderland, brimming with the most captivating relics and structures that capture the essence of ancient Egyptian civilization.

Every visitor will have the opportunity to travel back in time and see many incredible structures such as the great Giza pyramids, the Sphinx, and the extraordinary National Egyptian Museum.

The unique Egyptian Museum, and many more while receiving the best and most professional services from our team of tour operators, tour guides, and drivers who will ensure that your Cairo day tour is unforgettable.

Visiting museums in Cairo is a fun and enriching experience for discovering Egyptian culture and history.

This tour offers an integrated experience to explore the wonders of Cairo and learn about Egyptian history and culture, with the possibility of visiting important sites such as the pyramids, museums, and other historical places.

Inclusion

Hotel pickup and drop-off 

Meet and assist upon arrival by Cairo Top Tours representative at Cairo International Airport.

Transports are organized by a modern air-conditioned vehicle.

Professional English-speaking Egyptologist guide

Entrance tickets to Giza Plateau (Pyramids and sphinx)

Entrance tickets to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization

Buffet lunch

Exclusion

International flights.

Any optional Cairo tours that are not listed in the itinerary.

Beverage during meals.

Tipping is a matter of gratitude we recommend if you think it's worth it during your Egypt tours.

Prices are applicable during Christmas and New Year tours in Egypt or Egypt Easter tours.

If you prefer, you can meet your guide in your hotel lobby at any time. Start your day with a visit to the Pyramids of Giza and the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization from your hotel in Cairo. Discover the oldest of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinos, and the only one that remains largely intact.

Your guide will help you take pictures for your trip during the tour. The tour then continues towards the Great Sphinx which dates back to the reign of Chephren, presenting the head of the pharaoh on the body of a lion. This sphinx was built to protect the necropolis of Giza. Then you will visit the Valley Temple, which was once part of the pyramids of Chephren. The purification and mummification of the king took place in this temple before his burial. Then you will have lunch with your guide, who will offer you "local food".

The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) is the last stop on your visit. It is one of the largest and most important museums of antiquities in the world, as well as the first museum dedicated to the entirety of Egyptian civilization, with more than 50,000 objects documenting the development of the civilization from the early to the modern era. Take a tour of the museum and see the permanent exhibits. Relax in the outdoor areas of the museum after discovering the treasures of ancient Egypt and enjoy the spectacular view of the Saladin Citadel and Lake Ain El-Sira, the last natural lake in Cairo.

Finally, be transferred back to your hotel in the evening.

 

Price

1 Person

$65 Per Person

2 - 3 Persons

$55 Per Person

4 - 6 Persons

$45 Per Person

7 - 10 Persons

$39.99 Per Person

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A Cairo day tour can include a wide range of attractions, allowing you to explore the city's rich history and vibrant culture in a single day. Here are some of the best attractions to visit on a Cairo day tour:

Giza Pyramids: The iconic pyramids of Giza, including the Great Pyramid of Khufu, the Pyramid of Khafre, and the Pyramid of Menkaure, are a must-visit. The Great Sphinx is also located nearby.

Egyptian Museum: Explore the world-renowned Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square, home to a vast collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts, including treasures from Tutankhamun's tomb.

Khan El Khalili Bazaar: Dive into the bustling streets of this historic market, where you can shop for souvenirs, jewelry, spices, textiles, and more. Don't forget to enjoy a cup of Egyptian tea at a local café.

Coptic Cairo: Visit the Hanging Church (Saint Virgin Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church), the Coptic Museum, and the Ben Ezra Synagogue to explore Egypt's Christian heritage.

Islamic Cairo: Discover the historic mosques and landmarks of Islamic Cairo, such as the Ibn Tulun Mosque, Sultan Hassan Mosque, and Al-Azhar Mosque.

Salah El-Din Citadel: Explore this medieval fortress, which offers panoramic views of Cairo. Inside the citadel, visit the impressive Muhammad Ali Mosque.

Old Cairo: Visit the historic neighborhood of Old Cairo, known as Al-Muizz Street, where you'll find numerous mosques, madrasas, and historic buildings.

Nile River Cruise: Enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Nile River, taking in views of the city's skyline and landmarks.

Al-Azhar Park: This beautiful park offers greenery and tranquility in the heart of Cairo and provides stunning views of the city.

Sultan Qalawun Complex: Explore this historic complex, which includes a mosque, a madrasa, and a mausoleum.

Mokattam Hills: For panoramic views of Cairo, consider a visit to the Mokattam Hills, where you can see the city stretching below.

Sound and Light Shows: Some attractions, such as the Giza Pyramids and Karnak Temple, offer evening sound and light shows that narrate the history of these sites.

The museum has some really special things, like the complete burials of Yuya and Thuya, and Psusennes I. They also have the treasures of Tanis and a special thing called the Narmer Palette, which shows when Upper and Lower Egypt became one kingdom. These are all very important and valuable things in the museum.

Exploring Old Cairo, also known as Islamic Cairo or Historic Cairo, is a fascinating journey into the city's rich history and culture. This area is home to a myriad of historical sites, mosques, and bazaars. Here's the best way to explore Old Cairo:

Walking Tour: Old Cairo is best explored on foot. Start with a walking tour of the area, taking in the historic streets, architectural gems, and vibrant atmosphere. Many of the historical sites are close to each other.

Al-Azhar Park: Begin your exploration at Al-Azhar Park. It's a beautifully landscaped park that offers a serene escape from the bustling city. It also provides excellent panoramic views of the surrounding area.

Mosques and Religious Sites: Old Cairo is known for its historic mosques and religious landmarks. Don't miss the Al-Azhar Mosque, the Ibn Tulun Mosque, and the Sultan Hassan Mosque. These sites are not only significant religiously but also architecturally impressive.

Coptic Cairo: While Old Cairo is predominantly Islamic, it also has a Coptic Christian heritage. Explore the Coptic Cairo district, where you can visit the Hanging Church, the Coptic Museum, and the Church of St. Sergius and Bacchus.

Khan el-Khalili: This historic market is a must-visit. Wander through its labyrinthine lanes, haggle for souvenirs, and enjoy local street food and traditional coffee at a local café.

Historical Houses: Some old houses in Old Cairo have been preserved and are open to the public. The Gayer-Anderson Museum is a notable example, offering a glimpse into traditional Egyptian life.

Food and Cuisine: Don't miss the opportunity to savor traditional Egyptian cuisine. Seek out local eateries and street food vendors to enjoy dishes like koshari, falafel, and Egyptian sweets.

Local Life: As you walk through the streets of Old Cairo, take time to observe the daily lives of the local residents. Engaging with locals and experiencing the local culture is an essential part of the exploration.

Guided Tours: Consider joining a guided tour to Old Cairo. Knowledgeable guides can provide historical context and insights into the significance of the sites you visit.

Evening Exploration: Exploring Old Cairo in the evening can be magical, with the mosques and historical sites illuminated. It's also a great time to experience local culture and street life.

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Certainly! Egypt is known for its famous landmarks, but it also harbors lesser-known yet captivating destinations off the beaten path. Here are some:

  •     Siwa Oasis.
  •     Marsa Matrouh.
  •     El Minya.
  • Wadi El Rayan.
  •     Dahab.
  •     Dendera.
  •     Rosetta (Rashid).
  •     Marsa Alam.
  •     El Alamein.
  •     Farafra Oasis.
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