Egyptian Museum, Citadel & Mohamed Ali Mosque

$100.00
Duration
8 hours
Max People
32
Min Age
2+
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In the heart of Cairo, Egypt, lies a trifecta of historical wonders that offer a captivating glimpse into the country's storied past— the Egyptian Museum, the Citadel of Saladin, and the magnificent Mohamed Ali Mosque. This trio of landmarks forms a cultural tapestry that beckons travelers from around the world to embark on an immersive journey through Egypt's rich heritage.

Egyptian Museum: Our adventure begins at the Egyptian Museum, a veritable treasure trove of antiquities that showcases the nation's 5,000-year history. As you step inside this imposing neoclassical building, you're immediately transported into a world where pharaohs, mummies, and ancient mysteries come to life. The museum houses a staggering collection of artifacts, including the iconic Tutankhamun exhibit, featuring the boy king's gold mask and dazzling burial items. From meticulously carved statues to intricately inscribed hieroglyphs, every corner of the Egyptian Museum tells a compelling story of Egypt's past.

Citadel of Saladin: Next, we ascend to the historic Citadel of Saladin, a medieval fortress that has stood sentinel over Cairo for over 800 years. As you explore its imposing walls and fortified structures, you'll be rewarded with panoramic views of the bustling city below. Within the citadel's walls, you'll discover a wealth of architectural marvels, including the awe-inspiring Mohamed Ali Mosque.

Mohamed Ali Mosque: The pièce de résistance of the Citadel is undoubtedly the Mohamed Ali Mosque, a masterpiece of Ottoman architecture that gleams like a jewel against the Cairo skyline. Its alabaster-clad domes and towering minarets are a testament to the opulence of its era, and the interior is adorned with intricate tilework and lavish decorations. Visitors can wander through the spacious courtyard, soak in the serenity of the prayer hall, and enjoy breathtaking views of Cairo from its elevated location.

This trifecta of cultural landmarks, the Egyptian Museum, Citadel of Saladin, and Mohamed Ali Mosque, is a captivating journey through Egypt's millennia-old history. Whether you're a history enthusiast, an art lover, or simply a curious traveler, this exploration promises to leave an indelible mark, providing a deeper understanding of Egypt's past and its enduring influence on the present. It's a testament to the country's enduring legacy and its unwavering commitment to preserving its remarkable heritage.

Includes:

  • Air conditioned van with modern model
  • Expert tour guide
  • All the entrance fees to all the mentioned sites in our program
  • All Service charges & taxes

Excludes:

  • Any extras
  • Entry visa to Egypt (We can provide you with your visa upon arrival at your request).
Highlights
  • Egyptian Museum, Citadel & Mohamed Ali Mosque

Tour Plan

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Egyptian Museum, Citadel & Mohamed Ali Mosque

Morning: Egyptian Museum

  • 8:00 AM: Begin your day with a hearty breakfast at your accommodation in Cairo.
  • 9:00 AM: Depart for the Egyptian Museum, situated in Tahrir Square, Cairo's city center.
  • 9:30 AM: Arrive at the Egyptian Museum, and get ready for an immersive journey through Egypt's history.

Activities at the Egyptian Museum:

  • Explore the Tutankhamun Gallery: Start your visit with the iconic treasures of Tutankhamun, including his dazzling golden mask.
  • Delve into Egyptian artifacts: Wander through the museum's vast collection, marveling at ancient statues, jewelry, and hieroglyph-covered relics.
  • Learn about ancient Egypt: Take your time to appreciate the historical context and significance of the exhibited items.
  • 12:30 PM: Enjoy a leisurely lunch at a nearby restaurant, savoring Egyptian cuisine.

Afternoon: Citadel of Saladin

  • 2:00 PM: Depart for the Citadel of Saladin, which is a short drive from the Egyptian Museum.
  • 2:30 PM: Arrive at the Citadel and embark on a historical adventure.

Activities at the Citadel of Saladin:

  • Explore the fortress: Wander through the well-preserved medieval structures, enjoying panoramic views of Cairo.
  • Visit the Mohamed Ali Mosque: Admire the opulent Ottoman architecture and explore the mosque's interior.
  • Enjoy the peaceful courtyard: Take a moment to relax and soak in the tranquil atmosphere of the mosque's courtyard.
  • 4:30 PM: Depart from the Citadel and head to the nearby Mohamed Ali Mosque.

Late Afternoon: Mohamed Ali Mosque

  • 5:00 PM: Arrive at the Mohamed Ali Mosque, which is located within the Citadel complex.
  • 5:30 PM: Explore the mosque's stunning architecture, intricate tilework, and enjoy the views of Cairo from its elevated location.
  • 7:00 PM: As the day winds down, leave the mosque and head back to your accommodation.

Evening: Return to Accommodation

  • 8:00 PM: Arrive back at your hotel or lodging.
  • Rest and relax, reflecting on the day's cultural discoveries and the rich history you've experienced.

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