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  • Location: Cairo, Egypt
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)
The second most frequently visited and certainly one of the most important attractions in Cairo is the Egyptian Museum. You will find the fabulous collection of King Tutankhamun and monuments from all periods of Egyptian history, from the pre historic era to the Greco-Roman period.

Highlights

  • Private tour to Cairo's famous Egyptian Museum
  • Over 165,000 artifacts from ancient Egypt to discover
  • See the famous treasures of King Tutankhamun
  • Option to visit the Royal Mummies Room
  • Full morning to explore the museum at your leisure
  • Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your expert Egyptologist guide on this special private tour

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Egyptian Museum

King Tutankhamun collection, Egyptian Museum in Cairo

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 are 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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Our Egyptologist guide Ahmed, was great! We are so glad he was with us explaining the history and showing us artifacts that we would have overlooked.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

outstanding. Patient and flexible in showing us only the highlights of more than 200,000 pieces.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

Excellent tour. The museum was not crowded the day of our tour and Fouod was again very knowledgeable about Egyptian history.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Tour guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. He was friendly, well-informed, spoke very well. He was flexible and accommodated special needs of a baby.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

One of the best museums I have ever scene with a one of the best guides. A must!! I would have done this a few times if I had more time there. My Egyptoligist(Nader) was full of passion for history!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2013

I would highly recommend this tour if you have limited time in Cairo. I had a brilliant guide, Ahmed, and he guided me around the museum and showed, and explained, all the major artefacts. There was plenty of time to ask questions and learn more about what you were looking at. Another great tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2013

Excellent tour with a fabulous guide. Well done again

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2012

Our guide was excellent. He certainly appeared to really know his stuff. We had limited time to see the museum and he tailored the tour to fit in that time frame in a logical and interesting manner and each exhibit built on the last. Watching other visitors wander seemingly randomly around I can not recommend this tour highly enough.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2012

again manal was my guide. so full of knowledge and a real friendly manner. hope next time im in cairo i will have her as my guide :)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2012

This was a great tour. I learned a lot about the history of Egypt from my tour guide. Unfortunately no cameras are allowed. :( However I get the suspicious feeling you could take photos with enough money. ;D

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