Most journeys to Egypt begin and end in Cairo, but a mere 3-hour drive from the capital will bring you to Egypt’s second largest city—Alexandria. Here’s how to visit this culturally rich seaside metropolis, at once both ancient and modern that could not feel more different from the nation’s capital.
Alabaster Mosque (Mosque of Muhammad Ali)
Open daily 8am - 5pm. Closed Fridays
The Citadel of Saladin, Cairo
The easiest way to travel around Cairo is by organized tour or private car and guide. If you choose a private car, just be firm that you do not want to visit all the perfume and carpet shops!
Private Tour: Egyptian Museum, Alabaster Mosque, Khan el-Khalili
$158.34 per adult
We had the pleaser of having Mohamed...
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.
Octavia H, Mar 2018
Recent reviews from experiences in Cairo
Claudia_G, Jan 2022
Cairo Collection – Egyptian Museum, Alabaster Mosque & Coptic Cairo
We booked this tour last minute, which was no problem. Our tourguide Ashour showed us all you can probably visit in one day. Even some extra wishes were no problem and so we added some more stops to this tour for a little extra money. Definitely a must do when you are in Cairo :)
Very knowledgeable, safe and friendly tour!
Alicia_C, Jan 2020
Egyptian Museum, Alabaster Mosque & Khan El-Khalili
Extremely satisfied with this tour. Our tour guide met us in our hotel lobby in the morning and was extremely smart, friendly and gave us a lot of information while we toured around Cairo. He showed us a lot of the top things to see in the Egyptian Museum, offered to take our photos multiple times, guided us around safely from our hotel to the museum and to the Alabaster Mosque. I would highly recommend this tour when you go to Egypt, you will not be disappointed!
Just the highlights
Happiness562385, Nov 2019
Egyptian Museum Alabaster Mosque Hanging Church and Khan Bazaar from Cairo
Good fast trip of the highlights of Cairo. If you've got one day see to it all, this is your trip. If you've got more time you can spend a day in the museum and a day at the market.
The views from the Mosque are just breathtaking.
Christopher_A, Oct 2019
Private Half-Day Tour to the City of the Dead and the Alabaster Mosque
We had a great tour of the City of the Dead and the Alabaster Mosque with our phenomenal guide Fatmia with Tree of Life Tours. She was very knowledgeable so it was really interesting to speak with her about past and present Egyptian history. On our way back to our hotel she treated us to fresh squeezed sugar cane juice which was delicious. We would highly recommend this tour with Fatmia!!
Evan_B, Apr 2019
2-Day Tour Giza pyramids sakkara Egyptian Museum,ALabaster Mosque All inclusive
Our tour guide Madhat was nice, informative, and friendly. He seemed to have a grasp of Egyptain history although the language barrier (he did speak English) made it difficult to understand him. He had a hurt leg but never stopped to complain. He took us to several places to shop that his friends worked at in order to get us a good deal. I would recommend him again. As far as sites itself, they were amazing. The camel ride was supposed to be 30 minutes but only lasted 15 minutes but that was not under the the tour guide's control. What the tour didn't say was that you couldn't get close to the Spinx without an additional entrance fee which the tour did not specify. It only mentioned the extra fee to go inside the pyramid and into the mummy room at the Egyptian Museum. When we were in Memphis we went inside the small museum but had to pay 150 pounds per person that the tour details did not mention as well. Overall we would do this tour again.
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