The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, the citadel & Old Islamic Cairo

8 Hours


The National Museum of The Egyptian Civilization, the Citadel, and Old Islamic Cairo Egypt Day tour is a great way to explore Cairo’s cultural heritage in one day. It begins with an exploration of the Egyptian Museum, home to a phenomenal collection of ancient artifacts from Egypt’s pre-Islamic era including everything from Tutankhamun’s golden mask to mummies and hieroglyphs.

Tour Highlights

  • The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization
  • Royal Mummies Hall
  • Mosque of Muhammed Ali
  • The Citadel (Saladin Citadel)
Day 1:
The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, the citadel & Old Islamic Cairo

Your Allover Egypt tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo, Old Cairo is charming yet chaotic. The narrow golden-stone streets of the World Heritage Site have been captivating visitors for centuries. One of the oldest Islamic cities in the world, it is home to magnificent mosques, madrassas, hammams, and fountains.

Start your full-day tour with the Mosque of Muhammed Ali: also known as the Alabaster Mosque for the material which covers it, this enormous 19th-century place of worship was inspired by Istanbul’s New Mosque.

The move to visit The Citadel: originally constructed in the 12th century to protect the city from attacking Crusaders, the hilltop Saladin Citadel offers some of the most spectacular views over the surrounding city.

The second part of your tour will be The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, The NMEC is the first of its kind in Egypt and the Arab world. It presents the full range of the richness and diversity of Egyptian civilization throughout the ages, from prehistoric times to the present day by focusing on its continuity and stability as demonstrated by its tangible and intangible heritage. The museum’s exceptional collection includes the royal mummies, which are exhibited in a new interactive display using 21st-century cutting-edge technology to go beneath the wrappings and reveal their secrets, in addition to shedding light on the rituals and religious beliefs surrounding mummification in ancient Egypt.

Considered the crown jewel of the museum, the Royal Mummies’ Hall is specially designed to display the mummies of the ancient Kings and Queens of Egypt. The design aims to give the visitor the feeling of strolling down the Valley of The Kings, where most of these mummies were originally resting. The hall includes 20 Royal mummies,18 Kings, and 2 Queens, from the 17th until the 20th dynasty. The most famous mummies are Hatshepsut (Maatkare), Thutmose Ill (Menkheperre), Seqenenre Taa 11.

You will see one of the most important and largest antiquities museums in the world, and it is the first museum to be dedicated to the entirety of Egyptian civilization where more than 50,000 artifacts will relate to the stages of the development of civilization from the earliest times to the modern era. Then drive back to your hotel.

What's included

  • Private English-speaking expert Egyptologist tour guide.
  • Modern and spacious touring vehicle.
  • COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures.
  • Bottled water during the tour.
  • Entrance fees.
  • All Service charges & taxes.

What's excluded

  • Any extras
  • Tipping

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The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, the citadel & Old Islamic Cairo
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