Full-Day Private City Tour of Addis Ababa

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With expert tour guide, get the best first-time visitors’ orientation to Addis Ababa's history, culture, food, and sights. Explore Addis Ababa from a local's perspective visiting popular sites. With a private air-conditioned vehicle, drive through both Addis's most scenic and unique areas only locals know. Customize this 8 - 9 hours private tour in Addis Ababa including - Seeing the fossil remains of Lucy at the National Museum of Ethiopia - Visiting Holy Trinity Cathedral or Saint George Cathedral – Addis Ababa’s most notable religious sites - Enjoying stunning views of Addis Ababa from Mount Entoto - Driving on main streets in Addis to see the city’s popular monuments, squares, landmarks, and - Visiting Merkato Market and the Ethnological Museum With this Viator’s “Badge of Excellence” awardee tour, meet locals in Addis Ababa at their home. Attend a traditional Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony and learn preparing Ethiopian cuisine. This tour is flexible to customize to your interests.

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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