Tour code: 3124CAI08
Step back in time to ancient Egypt on a private tour of the Egyptian Museum Cairo with a private, Egyptologist guide. View the star attraction — the treasures of Tutankhamun — and let your guide introduce you to the highlights of the Egyptian and Roman collections. Admire Tutankhamun’s gold death mask, coffins and chariot; view age-old mummies of Egypt’s kings, and see other pharaonic furnishings and items as your guide recounts their history. With thousands of artifacts on show, a visit to the Cairo Egyptian museum can be overwhelming without a guide.

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

Start with a hotel pickup, and travel by air-conditioned minivan to the Egyptian Museum in central Cairo. On route, hear an informed introduction to the museum from your private, qualified Egyptologist guide. If there’s anything you want to see more or less of, let your guide know. Your tour itinerary can be tailored to your preference.

Home to more than 165,000 Egyptian artifacts, the museum’s main treasures lie in its Tutankhamun collection, an array of antiquities from the reign of the boy pharaoh, including his gold death mask and six gilded coffins. The museum also houses near-countless other treasures including everyday objects, tombs, jewelry and mummies from the prehistoric Egyptian period through to the Roman era.

Knowing where to start can be daunting, so let your guide introduce you to the highlights. View the Tutankhamun exhibits, including his spectacular, solid gold death mask; chariot and other funerary riches. And admire other prize exhibits, such as pharaonic sarcophagi and everyday objects, Roman-era funerary paintings and more.

If you wish, visit the Royal Mummies Room (additional cost), another museum showpiece. Enter this climate-controlled room to view the mummies of Egyptian rulers such as Ramses II, builder of Luxor’s Karnak Temple.

After introducing you to the main attractions, your guide will give you free time to explore further, at your leisure.

If you wish, following your time at the museum, take the opportunity to visit a Papyrus Institute to learn about this ancient form of writing and art, painted onto papyrus canvases. Perhaps buy some papyrus scenes as souvenirs (own expense), before your tour ends with a hotel drop-off.

Customer Reviews

Jeffrey E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was an awesome guide and driver. The tour was really good and I greatly appreciated all the guide's help. Really a good experience.

Heath P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

My experience with this tour was excellent. I was picked up at my hotel on time and taken to the Cairo Museum. My guide was knowledgable and professional and allowed time to look through the museum at my own pace. I would definitely recommend this tour.

Evelyn H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

It was really interesting, lovely guide, enjoyable time Thanks

Lauline B

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.

Arturo A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

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

rmezzara

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.

Carol Z

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.

Frank H

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!

Scott N

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!

Martin K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2013

Excellent tour with a fabulous guide. Well done again

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