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National Museum of Egyptian Civilization

National Museum of Egyptian Civilization: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Cairo or Giza: National Museum, Citadel and Bazaar Tour

1. From Cairo or Giza: National Museum, Citadel and Bazaar Tour

You’ll be picked up from your hotel in Cairo or Giza in an air-conditioned vehicle to take you to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization. Located in Old Cairo, the museum showcases 50,000 artifacts and will tell you the story of Egyptian heritage and culture. Next, head to the Saladin Citadel, built in 1183. This huge structure protected Cairo from several enemy attacks. Admire the beautiful city views of Cairo and the desert from the citadel. Listen to interesting stories about its construction and history from your guide.  Next stop is the Khan El-Khalili Bazaar, one of the oldest markets in the Middle East. Explore the countless lanes and old fashioned shops selling antiques, souvenirs, perfumes, spices, and jewelry. Then, it’s time to enjoy an authentic lunch at a local restaurant. After a memorable day discovering the city, you will be dropped off at your selected location or hotel in Cairo or Giza.

Cairo: National Museum of Egyptian Civilization Guided Tour

2. Cairo: National Museum of Egyptian Civilization Guided Tour

Take a guided tour of Cairo's National Museum of Egyptian Civilization and dive into the rich past of this ancient land. Walk among past rulers in the Royal Mummies Hall, featuring 22 royal mummies. Enjoy a morning pickup from your hotel and head over to the museum, where over 50,000 artifacts await you. Find out interesting facts about Egyptian civilization from prehistoric times to the present day. Visit the Royal Mummies Hall; the crown jewel of the museum. See 22 mummies, including famous rulers like King Ramses II and Queen Hatshepsut, as well as their coffins. Discover some of Egypt's most precious historical treasures in the themed main exhibition halls covering topics such as the dawn of Egyptian civilization, writing systems, and the importance of the Nile.

Cairo: Egyptian Museum and National Museum Private Tour

3. Cairo: Egyptian Museum and National Museum Private Tour

Take a guided in-depth tour of the two most important museums in Egypt. Visit the Egyptian Museum and National Museum of Egyptian Civilization with an Egyptologist as your guide. Start with pickup at your hotel by minivan and first visit the Egyptian Museum, also known as the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, where your guide will show you the highlights of the incredible collection of artifacts. Discover over 250,000 genuine artifacts, including the treasures of Tutankhamen. After taking a break for lunch in a local restaurant at your own expense, continue to the next stop, the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization. Enjoy a guided tour where you will learn more about Egyptian civilizations from prehistoric times right up until the present day. Walk through the Royal Mummies Hall, and see the gold coffins and remains of pharaohs of the past. Discover more about famous rulers like King Ramses II and Queen Hatshepsut. At the end of the tour, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel.

Hurghada: Cairo New Museum of Civilization and Pyramids Tour

4. Hurghada: Cairo New Museum of Civilization and Pyramids Tour

After pick-up from your hotel, get some great views of the landscape on the route to the Egyptian capital. Stops can be made whenever you require. Upon arrival in Cairo, visit the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, the first museum in the Arab world focusing on the earliest civilization in history. After discovering ancient Egyptian relics, enjoy the museum's outdoor spaces and get incredible views of the Citadel of Saladin and Lake Ain El-Sira, the last natural lake in Cairo. Then, taste a delicious lunch at an Egyptian restaurant. In the afternoon, continue your way to Giza to see the Great Pyramids and Great Sphinx in the Giza Plateau. Visit the Papyrus Museum and learn how the Ancient Egyptians used it to record their civilization. Finally, be transferred back to your hotel in Hurghada in the evening.

From Giza/Cairo: Pyramids, Sphinx, and NMEC Tour with Lunch

5. From Giza/Cairo: Pyramids, Sphinx, and NMEC Tour with Lunch

Step back into the past with a group tour led by an Egyptologist. Discover what ancient Egypt was like as you travel to the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, and the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization. Begin with pickup from your hotel in Cairo or Giza. After breakfast, head to the pyramids of Giza. Stop at the Great Pyramid of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinos. Continue to the Valley Temple. Drive through Islamic Cairo to Khan El Khalili. Let your Egyptologist tell you more how the temples were built and about the stories and legends regarding these spaces. Eat lunch at a local restaurant before going to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization. See the four main crafts that shaped the Egyptian civilization: pottery, wood, textile and ornaments. View a human skeleton which is over 30,000-years-old. Return to your hotel in Cairo or Giza.

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What people are saying about National Museum of Egyptian Civilization

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 16 reviews

I had a wonderful time! We were able to beat the influx of people at all of the museums and other areas thanks to my guide, Mahmoud Emam, who had perfect timing and was extremely kind and welcoming. Driver Hamada was also great. He was able to figure out the best shortcuts around the city. Both are great at navigating around the area which was very helpful. They took me for lunch at an amazing Nile river side restaurant, which had delicious food. Rania did a great job at coordinating all my tours. I wish I could thank them more for what they did. Truly made my time in Egypt wonderful! 12/10 experience!

We were happy with the trip, our guide Moshera was very knowledgeable and kind and took great care of us. As seems to be the case with all similar trips based on reviews, they take you to several other places like the Papyrus gallery and perfume museum which try to get you to spend extra, so be prepared for that. The transportation was in a minivan which was clean, comfortable and air conditioned, and we were able to sleep while on the road.

Excellent our guide Sarim, very knowledgeable of the issues, patient, accommodating and friendly. Also very good photographer. We give it 6 stars

It was a great tour in the company of the guide Amr who told us the history of these places in perfect Italian.

Thank you to Maha for this beautiful day, we made great discoveries and learned a lot of things