Half-day Cairo royal palaces
Attractions & guided tours

Half-day Cairo royal palaces

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , Arabic , German , Russian
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 4 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit the Abdin Palace museum
  • The palace was a centrepiece of Khedive Ismail’s plan for a modern Cairo
What to expect

Your day starts with the most luxurious Palace in Egypt modern History. It is called Abdin Palace, that was built by one of Egypt most famous ruler called Ismail Pasha, known as Ismail the Magnificent. He was the Khedive of Egypt and Sudan from 1863 to 1879. Ismail launched vast schemes of internal reform on the scale of his grandfather Mohamed Ali Pasha, remodeling the customs system and the post office, stimulating commercial progress, creating a sugar industry, building the cotton industry, building palaces, entertaining lavishly, and maintaining an opera and a theatre. Over one hundred thousand Europeans came to work in Cairo, where he facilitated building an entire new quarter of the city on its western edge modeled on Paris. He launched a vast railroad building project that saw Egypt and Sudan rise from having virtually none to the most railways per habitable kilometer of any nation in the world. His philosophy can be glimpsed in a statement that he made in 1879: "My country is no longer in Africa; we are now part of Europe.

Abdin Palace is one of his precious project. It is one of the official residences and the principal workplace of the President of Egypt. The palace today is a museum, located in the Old Cairo district - of Abdin. The upper floors (the former living quarters of the royal family) are reserved for visiting foreign dignitaries. The lower floors contain the Silver Museum, the Arms Museum, the Royal Family Museum, and the Presidential Gifts Museum. Then, resume driving to a fantastic palace called the Manial Palace of Prince Mohamed Ali Tewfik ((1875—1955). He had it designed in a style integrating European Art Nouveau and Rococo with many traditional Islamic architecture styles including Ottoman, Moorish, Persian, creating inspired combinations in spatial design, architectural and interior decorations, and sumptuous materials.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • What's included
    • Entrance fees
    • Guided tour
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    What's not included
    • Food and drinks
    Reduced price
    • Children (age 6-12): Reduce
    • Infants (age 0-5): Free
    Where

    Cairo, Egypt

    Meeting point:

    During booking, you will be asked to provide your pick-up address. Please confirm the pick-up place and time directly with the local operator whose contact information can be found in the voucher after booking.

    What to remember
    • For your ultimate enjoyment, please take your sun hat, sunglasses, sun cream, cameras, and small bottles of water and money for tipping.
    • Preferable casual outfits.
    • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place
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    When
    • Tours operates daily
    • Pick up start at 08:00 from your hotel lobby
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    Provider
    Travco Group for Tourism
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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