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Tour to Abdeen Palace and The Royal Family Tombs

Half Day
Private Tour
08:00 AM
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If you are a return visitor to Cairo, this means you wish to see more of this historical City other than the usual sites like the Pyramids and Museum. A fascinating Egypt Cairo Half Day Alternative History Tour is just for you, discovering the Grand Palace of Abdeen in Cairo, with a tour of the Tombs of the Royal Family.
  • Pick up and return service
  • All transfers by A/C vehicle
  • Service of professional English-speaking Tour Guide
  • Assistance during tours
  • Entrance fees to the sights
  • Bottled water during tour
  • Shopping tours through bazaars
  • Service charges and taxes included
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours
  • Tipping
Abdeen Palace - Cairo
After breakfast, you will be collected from your Hotel by your expert English speaking Tour Guide for your informative tour of some of the fascinating yet often neglected sites in Cairo
First stop will be the vast palatial site known as Abdeen Palace, originally designed by French architect Rousseau with construction beginning in 1863, and finally inaugurated in 1874. 
Named after it’s owner Abidin Bey, its interiors and contents are considered make it one of the most grand Palaces worldwide. 
On walking around the spacious grounds, many Cannons are strategically places and were donated to the Egyptian Government by the British after the War in Egypt and 2nd World War. 
The most surprising element of the Abdeen Palace, is its vast collection of priceless gifts donated from all over the world from Kings, Princes, Governments, Army Generals and dignitaries. The Palace is now a Museum hosting up to 5 Museums including the Silver Museum, Arms Museum,Royal Family Museum, and the Presidential Gifts Museum with a new edition of the Historical Documents Museum. 
You will be fascinated by some of the priceless gifts including a golden sword, solid silver dishes and hundreds of military artifacts ranging from Persian armour, swords, and modern day war weapons. 
The Royal Family Tombs - Cairo
After your first tour, you will be driven with your Guide to see the hidden and surprisingly ornate Royal Tombs from the 1879 to the 1892 Period in Egypt
Heading through Cairo after the Mohamed Ali Citadel, sits a ‘City of the Dead’ where many cemeteries lie with whole family communities living there.The Mausoleum of Mohamed Tawfiq and his Wife was said to be designed in it’s elaborate fashion by the architect who designed the  Khedive Palace Fabricius Bey. 
On entering the main gates of the Mausoleum, it looks surprisingly neglected and uncared for. It is hard to believe that this was the home of Royal Tombs. However, once entering the the Mausoleum, you will be amazed at the sheer size and ornate details of these main 2 Tombs decorate in what was known as ‘Ottoman Baroque’ style. His wife Amine, was known for her generosity to the poor and nick named the ‘ Mother of Charity’, therefore a wel respected royal figure. There are other smaller tombs within this room of other family members also. 
Moving on to a nearby location, you will end your tour to visit the Tomb of Princess Shanika, then you will be transferred back to your Hotel in Cairo.
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  • Travelling with Children in Egypt - Children delight in touring the Pyramids, Temples and Tombs in Egypt as often it is part of their school study programme. Memphis Tours offers packages to suit all ages with excellent combined multi location destinations such as Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Nile Cruise and the Red Sea Resorts.

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