Day trip from Sharm el Sheikh to Cairo by air to visit Cairo citadel, built by Salah El Din Ayub. 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. An afternoon stroll through the Coptic Cairo neighborhoods will open the other side of the many-sided metropolis.
Available Every Day
|05:00||Transfer from your Sharm el Sheikh hotel to the airport|
|06:00||Flight to Cairo takes 50 minutes|
|07:30||Meet your guide and know the program|
|07:45||Transfer to the Citadel|
|09:00||Cairo Citadel excursion|
|09:30||Mohammed Ali mosque visit|
|10:00||Haramlec palace and Military museum|
|11:00||Royal carriages museum (optionally)|
|13:00||Lunch in a local restaurant|
|14:00||Transfer to Coptic Cairo|
|14:30||Old Cairo walking tour|
|17:00||Transfer to Cairo airport|
|20:00||Flight back to Sharm el Sheikh|
|21:00||Transfer to your hotel|
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.