Full-Day Private City Tour of Addis Ababa

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This is full day private guided city tour of Addis Ababa with expert friendly local tour guide. With this 8 - 9 hours sightseeing tour of Addis Ababa visit the National Museum of Ethiopia. Here see the fossil remains of Lucy (3.25 million years old) and other archaeological findings and historical artifacts. Continue city tour of Addis Ababa with visiting the Holy Trinity Cathedral – the most important religious site in Addis Ababa. Then drive to Mount Entoto for panoramic view of Addis Ababa. Visit a local family to attend Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony and learn cooking Ethiopian meals. Other interesting places of visits are Merkato - the largest open air market in Africa, Ethnological Museum (former residence of Emperor Haile Sillassie I), and Ethiopian cultural coffee ceremony. Drive in Addis Ababa to see historical monuments and major international institutions. Addis Ababa city tour is flexible to visit what interests you more. NOTE - National Museum is closed on Mondays.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: St. George's Cathedral

Saint George Cathedral is one of the oldest religious sites in Addis Ababa. This historical church is famous for its octagonal architecture. At Saint George Cathedral, visit beautiful mosaics depicting biblical scenes. See also interesting hand paintings showing historical/political events. These wonderful paintings and mosaics are done by the famous Ethiopian Maître Artist Afework Tekle. You will also visit the museum of Saint George Cathedral to see a number of historical and religious artifacts.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: National Museum of Ethiopia

At the National Museum of Ethiopia, see the fossil remains of Lucy (3.18 million years old) and some of the oldest stone tools human beings ever made and used. Learn about the historical and cultural background of Ethiopia and its people.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mount Entoto

Drive through the Eucalyptus forest to Entoto Hill (3,200 meters above sea level) to enjoy the panoramic view of Addis Ababa, for a LOCAL FAMILY VISIT and to attend TYPICAL ETHIOPIAN COFFEE CEREMONY

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Addis Mercato

Visit Merkato - the biggest outdoor market in Africa. Walk at the Spice Market, Second-hand items market, handwoven basket market, and the recycling part of the market.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ethnological Museum

Take a guided tour of Ethnological Museum for about 1 hour. Get a great introduction to Ethiopia’s history, people, culture, and religions. Visit also the former palace of Emperor Haile Sillassie I.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Lion of Judah

Drive on the main streets of Addis Ababa to visit historical monuments such as the Lion of Judah

Stop At: Meskel Square

Stop at Meskel Square - the main square in Addis Ababa which is named after a colorful religious ceremony of Meskel (finding of the True Cross of Jesus Christ)

Duration: 10 minutes
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