My friends and I signed up for the half day tour that included lunch. We woke up late but our tour guide H or Haitham was very understanding. My friend made a random comment about needing coffee to wake up once we got to the museum and Haitham was ready to go look for it for her.
Even with many artifacts packed away to be moved to the new museum, there was still a lot to see. Haitham was very knowledgeable and able to answer all our questions. He had certain artifacts he took us too but was able to explain when we asked questions about other artifacts. Definitely pay to see the mummy rooms. It's crazy seeing the bodies and knowing they lived thousands of years ago.
Lunch was at a restaurant that served kushari. I am an incredibly picky eater but i loved this dish. It's essentially 2 different types of pasta noodles with lentils and chickpeas. Add this tomato sauce mixed with garlic oil and some spicy sauce. Then top it with dried onions. Absolutely delicious.
Overall, half day tour was perfect. Definitely a lot of information to take in so just making it a half day was good. Haitham and driver were great. Would definitely recommend.
We were lucky enough to have Mohammed as our tour guide. He was very knowledgeable about Ancient Egyptian History and kept us well informed throughout our tour of the Egyptian Museum. Highly recommend this tour and hopefully you will be lucky enough to get Mohammed as your tour guide. Overall very enjoyable day.