Your Cairo Top Tours tour leader will meet you at the airport, then you will join your tour guide for the start of your transit tour with a Cairo Stopover Transit Tour. You will be transferred to one of the most spectacular places in central Cairo, the area where the Abdeen Palace is located, witnessing the main events of the history of Egypt for more than a century, during the Ottoman period. Upon arrival, you will see the building that was built during the reign of Mohamed Ali Pasha, and although it is not the largest building in the world, it is a great monument. It is even comparable to the importance of the Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali in the Citadel of Saladin.
Although it is used as an administrative headquarters, it is a sumptuous and attractive structure that showcases the work of Egyptian, Turkish, Italian, and French architects. Khedive Ismail is in charge of its construction. President Mubarak receives a shipment of weapons. A number of historical weapons and beautiful ornaments donated by prominent personalities and the Egyptian royal family are also displayed at the Abdeen Museum.
Abdeen Palace is the official residence of the President of Egypt. It was first built in 1872 and has been reconstructed many times since then. The palace is a great day tour from the airport. Guests can see the Egyptian Royal family's living quarters, as well as their private collections of art and furniture. There are also gardens and museums on the grounds. Today, it's known as one of Cairo's most prominent landmarks and is open to visitors who wish to tour the palace grounds or experience a traditional Egyptian wedding within its walls.
Transfer back to your back to Cairo International Airport after you finish your Cairo Half-day trip. Ask the tour guide if you would like to stop for lunch or even a snack and he will recommend some of the best places within Cairo.