Cairo Private Day Tour to Egyptian Museum Citadel and Khan Khalili Bazaar

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Embark on a day tour of Cairo that takes you to the Egyptian Museum (where you can see King Tutankhamun’s golden death mask and more than 120,000 other antiquities); the Saladin Citadel of Cairo, where you can see the Great Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha; and Khan el-Khalili, a bustling market in the center of Islamic Cairo.
  • Group tour - excellent value
  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • Multiple departure times available
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

What's Included

  • All Transfers in Private AC latest model Vehicle
  • Hotel Pickup & Drop Off
  • Bottled water
  • Tipping
  • Personal Items
  • Entry Fees (Optional)
  • Lunch at Local restaurant (Optional)
  • Tour guide (optional)

Meeting and Pickup

You can head directly to your preferred meeting point, or request pickup.

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End point

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Pickup details

At 8 am Our tour guide will be waiting at the lobby of your mentioned hotel and you will recognize him throughout a sign showing our company name Emo Tours

What To Expect

The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

3 hours Admission Ticket Free

Cairo Citadel

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Mosque of Muhammad Ali

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Khan Al-Khalili

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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288 reviews
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Showing 1-10 of 288 reviews
Angelica_I, Apr 2024
Ahmed was a great tour guide! The day was exactly as described in the listing. We learned a lot and enjoyed everything we experienced. I would recommend this tour.
Sanjeev_V, Apr 2024
Very nice tour. Special praise for guide who was extremely knowledgeable. His knowledge of history of Egypt has been brilliant
Great informative day out
Adrian_F, Apr 2024
Great day, Mona was our tour guide, very informative and knowledgeable. She explained the different periods in the Egyptian museum and pointed out the main pieces that were of relevance. We were then take to the Citdel and mosque which were great. We.asked if we could skip the market and change to visit the hanging church which the tour company were Hhappy to do.
Very Cool
Naomi_H, Apr 2024
The citadel was so pretty! As we were there during Ramadan the market was only half open in the daytime hours but still super cool to explore. We chose the Grand Museum and the scale of that place is off the charts!
Informative and fun
Rhi_S, Apr 2024
Our guide was wonderful, and structured the day well so we got maximum impact without crowds. She was kind and helpful and great at giving our 9 year old some interesting history. Was a delightful way to see the city.
Do not recommend
Laura_S, Apr 2024
Overall very disappointing experience - not only did the tour start ~30 mins late, but it also ended very early (it was supposed to be 8-10hours and we were done in about 3.5hours). Feel like we definitely didn’t get what we paid for, and the guide while seemed knowledgeable didn’t seem to be putting a lot of effort into explaining things / everything felt quite rushed (for example, we only spent about 1hour at the Egyptian Museum and didn’t see all the rooms). Could also have spent more time at the Citadel as we only saw the mosque. Overall not a great experience, and not good value for money.
Best. Guide. Ever.
Lauren_D, Mar 2024
Our guide was amazing. She was very knowledgeable and shared many historical facts we did not know. She shared about the most important components of Egyptian culture throughout history. We wish we could have spent our entire trip with this guide!!
Amazing tour guide .
Ambreen_M, Mar 2024
Mona is amazing and very knowledgeable and caring. She did amazing job as a tour guide. We learned a lot about the history.
Cairo - Citadel & Egypt Musuem
Barbara_C, Mar 2024
My tour guide, Lobna, was absolutely the best. Her explanations of the Citadel and Egyptian Musuem were clear and made everything come to life. Her love of her country and culture is apparent. A day with Lobna is just like touring with a girlfriend - easy and flowing with laughter. I inadvertently left my wallet in the hotel & was totally embarrassed. All Lobna said was "No worries - you are in Egypt" and yes - No Worries at all with Lobna.
It’s all about which guide you get.
Grant_a, Feb 2024
The format of the tour is good. Pick up was on time we went to each of the replaces described. The Egyptian museum was amazing. The only problem we had was with our Tour Guide, she gave us way too much information, and when we asked to walk around on our own in the museum, she got aggressive and offended. She essentially told us we should come on our own time if we want to walk around by ourselves. She failed to realize that an eight-year-old didn’t wanna hear overly detailed information about every single object. Our driver was great.
our guide Essam - the best guide in Egypt
Rusu_D, Feb 2024
We had one of the best experiences with our guide expert and egyptologist, Essam! Why? Because Essam knows all the unwritten parts of history than you cant find on the internet. He is smart, funny and makes great photos :). Our only regret is that we had to part eachother, we were lucky in having him for all our tour days. The drivers were professional and we had all our needs satisified. We ask you if you get the chance, to ask for Essam as your expert guide in your next trip in Egypt. You will not regret. Thank you for everything brother.
Brilliant day tour of Cairo.
Azeem_J, Feb 2024
Excellent day with Hossam, an elderly gentleman and our guide who was informative, friendly and helpful the entire day. He made us feel welcome and treated us with respect whilst providing lots of information in fluent English of the areas we visited in Cairo. Only area for improvement is to spend less time in the touristy shops I.e. the cotton and fragrance shops which are expensive and time consuming, and more time in Khan el Khalili Bazaar (we only had around 30mins here because we ran out of time) - although whilst we were there he made us feel safe and guided us through the streets.
Amazing tour with amazing guide
Anh_T, Jan 2024
It's the most wonderful experience so far in Egypt for us. The tour is perfect so you can understand not only ancient Egypt but also their modern history. I strongly recommend this tour to everybody. Our guide - It's such a shame for us to forget asking him about his contact so we don't remember exactly his name - is a very knowledgeable Egyptologist. We truly enjoy talking and chatting with him because he can provide the answers to all of the questions that we have. He also gave us lots of surprises during the trip which made me and my partner feel very welcomed :). 10 out of 10 for our guide. (I wrote this review after my whole journey in Egypt. I had experiences with other tour guides & Egyptologists in other places than Cairo as well however our guide from this trip is the most outstanding one)
Timothy_W, Jan 2024
Great way to cover many sights. Informative and fun experience for all the family. Also ensured that we avoided any hassle and had a very enjoyable day!
Great Tour:
Cynthia_S, Dec 2023
We had a wonderful time on this tour. It was great to have a driver who picked us up and brought us back to our hotel. I really loved the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities. I regret not spending more time admiring the objects from ancient Egypt. The lunch on the houseboat was great, even though it wasn't the best food we had in Egypt. This tour was great, but the second one I took the next day overlapped with some of the same places, and I realized that the guide can make a huge difference. The guide on the second day provided us with more details about Egyptian history, religion, architecture, culture, and general life in Egypt.
Driver was very punctual...
Karen_S, Nov 2023
Driver was very punctual and we were able to change the amount of time we spent at Citadel. We finished early at Citadel and we were able to contact the driver and he came early to get us.
Best tour ever
Sarah_A, Nov 2023
I can only recommend this tour, no complain at all. Youssef was our guide, the driver’s name was also Youssef. Both Youssefs were so nice and very helpful. We requested to eat Koshari, so they took us to one of the best Koshari place. Also they offer us some extra tours + avocado juice at the end. The explanation during the tour was also good. Youssef the tour guide always answer all the questions we asked him whatever it is we want to know 😁 We had a great long day. They definitely set our standard really high. Thank you Youssefs, all the best to both of you!
Sanjay_S, Oct 2023
Professional and knowledgeable Egyptologist. Friendly and accommodating tour guide. Made adjustments in our tour based on our preferences.
Cairo tour great
Beverly_E, Oct 2023
We had a great driver Said although he wasn’t a tour guide he provided lots of information and made sure we saw Cairo at its best.
Great full day tour - but see the museum a second time yourself!
jamiebrigden, Oct 2023
We were lucky enough to have the same tour guide for this tour as a previous tour we had earlier in the week. He was super friendly and helped to make the tours interesting for us. He gave us more information in areas when we asked for it and if we weren't as interested in certain areas, he moved on. This was a wonderful way for us to end our trip to Egypt as the tour was great. My only complaint is a small one. The Egyptian Museum is very large and has a lot of items in it. The majority of the Museum is skipped on the tour as they only really have the time to show you the more important items. We still had two hours, so it's enough to see the main items, but I felt we could have spent 5 hours there! If you want to see the Museum fully, do it by yourself, but make sure you've gone with a tour guide first as our guide showed us some things we wouldn't have known about at all.

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