Egyptian Museum

Cultural & Theme Tours in Cairo

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Two hours are spent at the richest Museum worldwide accompanied by our guide & enjoying his explanation about the history specially the King Tut’s part with the master piece _his golden mask.
First built in Boulak, in 1891 it was moved to the Giza Palace of "Ismail Pasha" which housed the antiquities that were later moved to the present building.Housing 165,000 Egyptian artifacts, the Egyptian Museum in Cairo attracts millions of visitors each year. The highlight for most is the rooms containing the priceless treasures of King Tutankhamun. His 6 gold gilded coffins, each one smaller and more intricately decorated than the last, dominate the main hall, while his magnificent death mask is the must-see item of the day.The Royal Mummies Room (additional cost) is another highlight of the Egyptian Museum. Here you can see the mummies of many great Egyptian rulers, including Ramses II, the builder of the temples at Abu Simbel. Throughout the rest of the museum you will find countless Egyptian artifacts dating back thousands of years. Your guide will introduce you to the most important pieces before allowing you free time to explore at leisure.This is a private tour allowing you to determine the amount of time spent at the museum. In addition you will have the chance to visit a Papyrus Institute to see how this famous artwork is made and have the chance to purchase genuine items if you wish. If you do not want to include this visit, just inform your guide on the day.

What’s included

  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks,
  • Entrance to the Royal Mummies Room at the Egyptian Museum

Highlights

  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a qualified Egyptologist
  • All entrance fees included
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Family friendly
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