Half-day the palace of Baron Empain and Cairo festival city
Activities

Half-day the palace of Baron Empain and Cairo festival city

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , Arabic , German , Russian
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 4 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Witnes a massive mansion built by the Baron Édouard Empain Palace of Baron Empain
  • Discover The Mysteries That Hide Inside the palace
  • Visit the most modern places in Cairo called Cairo Festival City
What to expect

Baron Empain (1852 – 1929), was a wealthy Walloon Belgian engineer, industrialist as well as an amateur Egyptologist. He arrived in Egypt in January 1904, intending to rescue one of the projects of his company. Empain established the Cairo Electric Railways and Heliopolis Oases Company, which bought a very large stretch of desert (25 square kilometers) to the northeast of Cairo at a low price from the Egyptian government. His company proceeded with the building of the new town of Heliopolis, in the desert ten kilometers from the center of Cairo. It was designed as a "city of luxury and leisure. His Palace is a unique structure ornamenting the neighborhood’s urban landscape that is also is inspired by Cambodian temples, and bears witness to the story of Heliopolis, the Sun City.

The palace includes an exhibition of a diverse assortment of documentary and archival photographs, plans, and maps of the structure, in addition to information panels narrating the history of Heliopolis across the ages. The panels, which will be complemented by videos and photographs displaying daily urban life in this unique time period, will also recount the history of several other heritage sites in the area. And because Cairo is not always such a historical city, but it links the history with modern life. That is why we continue divining to one of the most modern places in Cairo called Cairo Festival City. It's currently the biggest shopping mall in New Cairo. Enjoy a new era of entertainment. There’s always a unique and exhilarating experience waiting at every corner, for all ages alike.

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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
    • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    What's not included
    • Food and drinks
    • Tips (optional)
    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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