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Is there a museums/attractions pass for Egypt?

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Is there a museums/attractions pass for Egypt?

I am going on a 2-week tour of Egypt, visiting Cairo and the Monuments along the Nile/Aswan/Sinai. the trip does not include admission fees, and I know from experience that the tour guides will get tickets for us plus a "surcharge"- I want to avoid this and wonder if anyone knows if there is a pass I can buy either in advance or at the airport in Cairo? One that covers lots of attractions?Thanks!

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1. Re: Is there a museums/attractions pass for Egypt?

Sorry - but no such thing exists in Egypt. It would be a good idea though - but can't really see it ever coming into existence as so much money is generated through the monuments.

The only way to get things at a reduced rate is as a student or as a teacher (ISIC/ITIC cards)

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2. Re: Is there a museums/attractions pass for Egypt?

Hi Mozziehater,

Your guides cannot get the tickets for a "surcharge" unless you agree upon it ;o) All tickets for all monuments in Egypt are clearly marked with exact price! And not just in Egyptian numbers. So that is easy to avoid. Also, it is easy to obtain the tickets yourself, as most ticket-offices are easy to find as well.

However, your guide will most likely offer to get your tickets for you, and if you suspect "monkey-business" I suggest you just ask to see the ticket after it has been bought. But it shouldn't be a problem.

Other than that, I agree with Egyptiangoddess, it would be a good thing to have a sort of a pass for the monuments in Egypt. And, if you want to get a discount (which is actually rather good, mostly 50% off, get one of the cards Egyptian Goddess suggested, that is, if you are entitled to one of them ;o)

Have a great trip


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