Pick up from the hotel and we proceed to visit the Egyptian Museum, Egypt’s first National Museum of pharaonic antiquities opened in 1902. The collection is considered the largest most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. More than 120,000 items are on display here, with another 150,000 stored in the basement. Pride of the collection are the treasures from Tutankhamen’s Tomb and great pieces from every period of ancient Egyptian history from 3100 BC, Through to the Greek-Roman Items of the 2nd century AD. Some of these items shall be transferred to the new Grand Museum at Giza that due to open soon in 2020. Additional visit to the Mummies Hall at the museum (extra ticket on Spot).
Then, we proceed to visit the Citadel of Salah El-Din, founded in 1176 by the famed Muslim Commander Salah El-Din. Its mosques, museums and battlements reflect a diverse heritage. Its main tourist area is the Mosque of Mohammed Ali pasha, it was built in a Turkish Style between 1830 And 1848.
We continue driving to the area of Islamic Cairo, where you will be able to explore Khan El-Khalili, Cairo’s old bazaar, built in 1382 by Garkas Al-Khalili. It is one of the biggest oriental bazaars in the Middle East .
Afterwards, we move on to old suburb of Coptic Cairo that contains many historic churches near the Island of Rhoda the site of the Nilometer, which has been used to measure the height of the River Nile since pharaonic times. Within the complex we will visit the Hanging Church of the 11th century AD, That was built on top of the water gate of the old Roman Fortress of Babylon. It is located between two round roman towers, against which the Nile River once lapped before it shifted course.
Then, we see Abu Serga church, where the Holy Family sheltered in a cave as crypt during their Flight Into Egypt, it is the oldest existing structure within the fortress with foundations dating Back to the 5th Century AD.
Finally, we see Ben Ezra Synagogue, the oldest in Egypt. According to local folklore, it is located on the site where baby Moses was found. Most of its Hebrew, Aramaic, Judeo & Arabic sacred manuscripts, numbered 300,000 fragments are now dispersed among a number of libraries like Cambridge University and University of Manchester. Later you will be transferred back to the hotel.
Entrance Fees to all the mentioned site
Lunch meal during the day tour
Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary.
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