Cairo Citadel excursion from Sharm el Sheikh

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Tour Details
Available Every day
Pick up 05:00 AM
Duration 18 Hours
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Transfer from your Sharm el Sheikh hotel to the airport
Flight to Cairo takes 50 minutes
Meet your guide and know the program
Transfer to the Citadel
Cairo Citadel excursion
Mohammed Ali mosque visit
Haramlec palace and Military museum
Royal carriages museum (optionally)
Lunch in a local restaurant
Transfer to Coptic Cairo
Old Cairo walking tour
Transfer to Cairo airport
Flight back to Sharm el Sheikh
Transfer to your hotel

Full Description

Cairo Citadel excursion from Sharm el Sheikh is a day tour to Cairo by air to visit citadel of Saladdin and Coptic Cairo quarters. This excursion to Medieval Cairo will open the curtain of life within the walls of the ancient fortress, introduce you to the palaces of the rulers of Egypt and help you plunge into the world of the ancient East.

One day air excursion from Sharm el Sheikh to Cairo's famous citadel, a very unique military structure, is a perfect option to discover Medieval Cairo and its attractions. There are several significant structures hidden behind the walls of the Citadel. Beside the world-famous alabaster mosque of Mohammed Ali we find there at least 3 palaces and 2 very interesting museums, plus ancient water-wheel and an aqueduct.

During our tour to the Citadel we will visit two mosques, one palace, the Military Museum and Police Museum, discover the ruins of Ablaq palace and wander withing the ancient walls. Plus the museum of royal carriages can be visited (requires separated ticket)!

After lunch in a local restaurant let's walk through the Coptic Quarter of old Cairo, see the ancient fortress of Babylon, visit some Coptic churches and even a Synagogue, one of the oldest synagogues of Egypt is situated in this quarter. At the end of our tour, transfer to Cairo airport to catch your flight back to Sharm el Sheikh.

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Return flight tickets Sharm /Cairo/Sharm
  • Transfers by air conditioned car
  • Entrance fees to the sites as per the itinerary
  • Professional English speaking Egyptologist tour guide
  • Lunch in a local restaurant
  • Coptic Cairo visit
  • Drinks in the restaurant during lunch time
  • Entrance fee to the Royal carriages museum
  • Entrance fee to Coptic museum
  • Any extras not mentioned in the program

What to take with you
  • Passport with full visa of Egypt
  • Jacket in winter

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Exploring Cairo's Citadel and Coptic Quarter
5 / 5
Marina , 16 Nov 2023
Our day trip to Cairo to visit the Citadel and Coptic Cairo was a masterfully crafted journey through time and spirituality. Our wonderful guide Sherif played a crucial role in elevating the experience, turning it into a captivating narrative that unfolded against the backdrop of Cairo's iconic landmarks. This excursion is a must for those seeking a perfect blend of historical fascination, historical immersion, and the warmth of Egyptian hospitality. Highly recommended.

Published: 09 May 2024 Last update: 09 May 2024