Private Tour: Egyptian Museum, Alabaster Mosque, Khan el-Khalili - Reviews

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Octavia H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2018

We had the pleaser of having Mohamed Osama as our guide on this tour. He discussed in great detail the history of Egypt, their culture, and their religion. He welcomed discussions and questions on the differenced between our culture and religion. He has a well versed knowledge base and I highly enourage booking this tour and requestion Mohamed as your guide.

Colleen d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2018

Museum is absolutely fascinating, and citadel is impressive. Could do without the bazaar they're the same everywhere but glad we went!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2017

Mohammed Atef was an outstanding guide and is highly recommended. He was extremely polite, knowledgeable and communicated the right amount of information. Ideal for those that want to skip the large groups found on the big tour buses.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

Overall the tour is worth going.My guide Sayed is well-verse regarding the inclusions of the tour and he made it simple and understandable.

Stephanie A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

our tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. My husband being a history buff, had a great time chatting with the guide about Egypt's history.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2017

This is absolutely the way to see three of the biggest attractions in Cairo and be home in time for dinner. We do not usually book private tours, but were so grateful we did in Cairo as the city is so packed and busy, it would be difficult to navigate on our own or to keep up with a larger group. Our guide was kind and knowledgable, picked us up at Katameya which is outside the city center, and even translated so we could haggle in the bazaar. I didn't deduct a star for this, but would recommend you not get the lunch that comes with this tour. It is clearly a restaurant catering to tour groups and was poor buffet quality.

Bryan K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2017

Another amazing experience. Was so impressed by the team that Viator set me up with. I am eager to book another adventure with them when I visit Athens later in the year. The guide was very knowledgeable when it came to the Egyptian Museum. I learned a lot from him about the history of Egypt. Enjoyed the Mosque and learning more about the history of it. The market was also a lot of fun. My guide even bought me a cup of tea at one of the local spots. A great experience that I would recommend to anybody! Thanks to all for making this such a wonderful trip!

Sarra A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2017

We went with a qualified Egyptologist Mr Ahmed, and it was my sister and nephew and #39;s first visit to Cairo. The tour was amazing and Mr Ahmed had extensive knowledge of the history of the sites. He was also super patient with my young nephew. I highly recommend this to anyonr going to Cairo. Five stars!

Peter R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2016

Highly recommended!

John D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2016

Egyptian museum was amazing and really enjoyed and took advantage of the private time offered to walk around on my own. The Alabaster Mosque was interesting to walk through but a short visit. The market was typical, but interesting to see. The stop at the perfume shop was unnecessary and focused on a sale...but they made it somewhat interesting. The lunch was Ok/good...but overpriced. Definitely recommend using a private transfer and guide, it was a great and safe way to get around. Transfers were safe, air-conditioned and excellent. Pickup was about 30 min late due to heavy traffic getting into the city.

Alexandru N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2016

We spent another great day with our tour guide, Ossama - we reached the Egyptian Museum in the early morning and managed to enjoy the main area 2nd floor almost by ourselves.... what a treat! Then we visited the Alabaster Mosque and Ossama took us on a ride through history. We ended up the day with a walk through the bazar. W had a fantastic time in Cairo - definitely because of the amazing experiences the city can give you and in part because of our wonderful guide. Looking forward to the next trip to Egypt!

Hector P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2016

Mi rating solo vale si piden a Ahmed Ali como guía. Tomamos varios tours con Viator solo para asegurar que tendríamos el mismo guía. Los lugares son todos impresionantes, pero un guía con buen español y gran conocimiento los transforma en grandes experiencias.

Steve T Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

My wife and I were picked up at our hotel, and driven to the Cairo Museum. Sorry I don't remember our drivers name. We were dropped off and greeted at the entry by our guide for the tour, Morad.
We were given a brief history of the Museum whilst in the grounds, and given an opportunity to take some photos of the exhibits that are in the grounds.
We then entered the Museum. A word regarding photos inside the Museum. You need to pay a small fee and receive a ticket to take photos inside. This is not included in the entry fee. But we didn't see anyone asking to see the ticket?
Once inside Morad showed us around the majority of the general exhibits before heading upstairs to the King Tutankhamun exhibits. These are by far the highlight, and I recommend you spend the majority of your time here.
The room with the Death Mask, coffins, jewellery is very special. But even with your photography pass, there are no photos to be taken in here.
For an extra fee payable inside the museum you can enter the Royal Mummy room. We didn't go in, so I can't comment.
We decided not to go to the Alabaster Mosque or Bazzar due to having spent all of the previous day in Luxor and an impending Nile cruise that night. So, I cant comment on these attractions.
Overall, the Museum is great, especially the King Tut exhibits. The Death Mask was the highlight for us.

Allan Kenneth H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

The guide that we had was great. Very accommodating and full of lots of information. He suggested a couple of other places also hat were great.

monica w

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Wonderfully patient and very knowledgeable guide.

Sione Sonata T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Truly an incredible sight and totally amazing place to visit, and one of the best place to visit. Starting off with the Egyptian Museum which gave us an amazing opportunity to witness first hand the wonders of an ancient civilization plus the great highlights emphasized by the young Egyptologist which have amazed us more about the Egyptian Ancient Civilizations. Would highly recommend friends and colleague to take up this tour package before approaching the Pyramids.

Trudy B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

REALLY enjoyed this!! I was picked up on time. My guide Hammad was FANTASTIC. He really knew Egyptian history, culture, etc. He could tell me so many interesting facts about the main pieces in the Egyptian Museum. He answered every question I had. I was very impressed with his knowledge and patience. My tour included a stop at a perfume shop and papyrus museum/shop. As the only person in the group, I had the power to say I wanted to skip the trip to the market. The whole tour was worth the price. LOVED IT. Thank you.

malek e

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

great , thanks viator

Gabriel M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Great trip. Our guide was very good. His name was Fuhet.

Joanne V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

All the places were fantastic! Our guide Ramon was so knowledgable and enthusiastic about everything! Don't go to the museum without a guide-there's too much, you'll be lost!

Michael M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

The tour enriched my experience and expanded my knowledge of the local culture.

Charyssa Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

Great day great guide great tour!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2012

Nader was an excellent guide. Knew the fine details of each area and exactly where to go. Would recommend his expertise to anyone heading to Cairo.

Marion B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2012

This was a wonderful tour. We were extremely fortunate to have Henry Ayoub as our guide for two days in Cairo. Because of the elections we had to modify our original itinerary, but Henry's recommendations meant that we did not miss anything. Next time in Egypt we will use South Sinai Travel and especially Henry Ayoub.

Marion Brew

Craig D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2012

Our guide Fayod was unbelievable, he was knowledgable, fun, funny and relaxed, he didn't force us to do anything, took us to some great places and even gave hell to some store owners who were quoting us ridiculous prices on Scarves. It was great, he just started giving these guys crap in Arabic and they gave us killer prices after. If booking in Cairo only ask for this man as he is the best.

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