Visit to Egyptian Museum, Al Azhar mosque and lively Bazaar. We begin with a
visit to the incredible Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, which contains relics
dating back to 4000 BC, including the fantastic riches of Tutankhamun's tomb.
Here is a unique opportunity to survey the many fabulous treasures of Egypt
in one place and to set the scene for the rest of the tour. Following our
visit to this amazing museum we experience modern day Cairo with a visit to
Al Azhar mosque, Cairo's oldest mosque and university, and the small
alleyways and streets that make up Cairo's popular bazaar.
Dating back to AD970, Al Azhar mosque is a busy and popular mosque today,
frequently visited by locals and thus well worth a visit. We will need to
cover up (long sleeves and trousers) as when entering all mosques. Women will
also need to cover their hair with a scarf.
In the afternoon we visit the Pyramids at Giza. Home to the Great Pyramids of
Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus and the timeless and enigmatic Sphinx, these
great monuments to the afterlife defy the imagination. Only the throng of
sightseers, Egyptian and foreign, milling around their huge foundations, keep
the viewer in the 21st century.