Your third day starts with breakfast, following with a day tour to the world-famous Egyptian Antiquities Museum, built in the neoclassical style of the French architect Marcel Dourgnon, covering a collection of over 150,000 masterpieces from the predynastic, Pharaonic, and Greco-Roman periods in Egypt.
Here you have the opportunity to visit the sarcophagus, as well as the treasures of the child King Tutankhamen, other pharaonic gods and goddesses. In addition, you will have the option to visit the mummy rooms in the Egyptian Museum, where you will learn all about Egyptian civilization and the art of mummification in ancient Egypt.
Follow us to the Citadel of Saladin, from where you have an overlook above the city from the Muqattam Hills. Admire the Mohammed Ali Alabaster Mosque, which is very similar to the Blue Mosque in Turkey. It is considered one of the landmarks of Cairo.
Continue to the Christian heritage in Coptic Cairo, including some of the city’s early religious monuments, such as the hanging or floating church, named after its location, and the famous Jewish heritage in Cairo, the Ben Ezra Synagogue. This contains a Jewish library, with documents found here in 1896.
After this impressive Cairo tour, we will take you to Giza train station to board the sleeper compartment of the train to Aswan and spend the night aboard the train as we drive to Aswan.