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Full-Day Private City Tour of Addis Ababa

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    Stop At: Holy Trinity Cathedral, Aratkilo area Addis, Addis Ababa 123 Ethiopia

    Learn about the Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity by visiting the Holy Trinity Cathedral - one of the most important religious sites in Addis Ababa. Admire the beautiful window stained glass works, the unique architecture, see the tombs of Emperor Haile Sillassie I and visit the small museum.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: National Museum of Ethiopia, King George VI Street, Addis Ababa 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: Entoto Hill, Addis Ababa Ethiopia

    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 hours

    Stop At: Kiddus Raguel Church, Entoto, Addis Ababa Ethiopia

    Visit the oldest church in Addis Ababa (140 years old) to see the beautiful hand painted colorful wall paintings as old as the church. Stop at the abandoned small rock church which was used 700 years ago.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Addis Mercato, Kenya St Addis Ketema, Addis Ababa Ethiopia

    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: Meskel Square, Addis Ababa Ethiopia

    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

    Pass By: Lion of Judah, Addis Ababa Ethiopia

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

    Stop At: Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum, Bole Road, Addis Ababa Ethiopia

    Learn Ethiopian modern history of 1974 - 1991

    Duration: 1 hour
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Addis Ababa Bole International Airport if visitors are just arriving OR ANY HOTEL/LODGE in Addis Ababa

    Airports

    • Bole Airport, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
    Duration
    7h
    Inclusions
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Professional experienced English speaking tour guide
    • Tour escort/host
    • Hotel pickup
    • Hotel drop-off
    • Comfortable private vehicle equipped with air conditioning and shoulder seat belts
    • Bottled water - Bottled water, local snacks, coffee and tea
    • Parking Fees
    • Traditional Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony Attendance
    • Entry/Admission - National Museum of Ethiopia
    • Entry/Admission - Addis Mercato
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Holy Trinity Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - Kiddus Raguel Church
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    If you have a short stay in Addis, I highly recommend a driver and guide to get you around the city seamlessly. You will be able to see loads and have the pleasure of a knowledgeable guide. We thoroughly enjoyed our day trip and learnt...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank JaxLahoud12
    EthiopiaTours88, General Manager at Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

    Dear Jacqueline, Hello! Thank you very much for booking your full day private city tour in Addis Ababa with Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours!! It is a pleasure to know you enjoyed and learnt about Addis Ababa with your guided tour with Zelalem. Thank you for...More

    Reviewed 31 July 2019

    Muluken (an official guide) gave a great tour of the city, cathedral, monuments and a wonderful coffee/Ethiopian meal experience. Very accommodating, we only had from 8AM until a 4PM flight, everything worked out fine. Also, very accommodating for my travel photography hobby. We stopped I...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank digitalFlack
    EthiopiaTours88, General Manager at Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2019

    Dear Hope, Thank you very much for booking your city tour of Addis Ababa with Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours!! It is a pleasure to show you around in Addis Ababa and I am very honored to have you enjoyed your tour of Addis Ababa with...More

    Reviewed 22 June 2019

    Great way to get around and get to know the city. Entrance to Holy Trinity is 200birr and Raguel 100birr. Lucy at the museum was the highlight of course but so many other things in the museum, like Selam. Mercato was an eye-opener--I could not...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    1  Thank Climber829025
    EthiopiaTours88, General Manager at Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2019

    Hello! This is Muluken from Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours. Thank you very much for booking the Full-Day City Tour of Addis Ababa with Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours!! It is really great to know my colleagues Biruk and Bire helped you to enjoy your city tour...More

    Reviewed 21 April 2019

    It was a good experience for me to start with this tour to know about Ethiopia and Addis Ababa. Biruk is a nice guide to introduce about various background and the history of this country. Also he gave me a great opportunity to touch and...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    1  Thank 582tu
    EthiopiaTours88, General Manager at Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2019

    Dear Takashi, Thank you very much for booking the Full Day Private City Tour of Addis Ababa with Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours!! It was a pleasure meeting you at the local family house at Mount Entoto. It is great to make your Addis Ababa city...More

    Reviewed 18 March 2019

    My husband and I had an excellent day out with Muluken (tour guide) and Birhanu (driver) last week. Muluken is a walking dictionary on Ethiopia. Ask him anything! We learned so much about Ethiopian history and culture. Muluken picked us up from our hotel at...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Lanniepod81
    EthiopiaTours88, General Manager at Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2019

    Dear Leanne, Thank you very much for arranging your private city tour of Addis Ababa with Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours!! It was really a pleasure to show you interesting sites in Addis Ababa. I am very excited to be able to add such a value...More

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    Larroye
    17 July 2019|
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    Response from mulukeng2016 |
    Dear Larroye, Hello!! My name is Muluken from Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours. Thanks for asking! As children are young kids and as we would be using Private Toyota Minivan of 2016 Model of 12 seats equipped with seat... More
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    morgan_vorwald
    30 June 2019|
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    Dear Morgan, Hello! This is Muluken Girma from Merit Ethiopian Experience. Thanks for asking! Yes! Tours of Addis Ababa with Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours can be arranged to fit your time limits and interests. Please... More
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