Axum - Private Sightseeing Guided Tour of Axum

With this 8 hours

private small group guided tour of Aksum (Axum), explore ancient ruins, palaces, huge steles (obelisks), royal tombs, and religious sites. With your knowledgeable tour guide, have a deeper insight of the Ethiopian ancient civilization by visiting 

historical sites of Axum. Learn more of the Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity by visiting St. Mary of Zion church and the Chapel of the Tablet 
- Explore

the Ruins of Aksum and see the huge steles of Axum at

the Northern Stelae Field
- Visit the ruin

palace of the Queen of Sheba 
- Discover ruin

palace and tomb of King Kaleb and Gebre Meskel,

King Ezana’s Inscription and  Archaeological Museum

Tour starts at 9:00 AM from your hotel or 12:00 PM from Axum airport. Tour price includes private vehicle, tour guide, bottled water, hotel/airport pickup/drop off.

IMPORTANT: Because of Corona Virus, there is a mandatory quarantine of 1 week to enter to Tigray Region of Ethiopia. Axum is located in Tigray Region.

per adult from




5 to 8 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Comfortable insured private Toyota Minivan of 2015 Model which is equipped with air conditioning and seat belts
    • All transfer ins and outs
    • Knowledgeable English speaking tour guide
    • Bottled water and local snacks in the vehicle
    • Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony attendance and Coffee
    What's excluded :
    • Any accommodations
    • Entrance (admission) fees
    • Meals
    • And, any other personal expenses not mentioned in the "Included" list above
    • Entry/Admission - The Ruins of Aksum
    • Entry/Admission - Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion
    • Entry/Admission - Queen of Sheba Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Tombs of Kings Kaleb and Gebre Meskal
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: The Ruins of Aksum, Axum Ethiopia

    Visit the steles (obelisks) of Axum most of which erected in the 2nd and 3rd Century AD.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion, Axum Ethiopia

    Build in the 1960s by Emperor Haile Sillassie I,visit the New Church of St. Mary of Zion to see ancient manuscripts, icons, and the rich collections of religious items at its church.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Chapel of the Tablet, Axum Ethiopia

    Have an external view of the Chapel of the Tablet which is believed to be the last resting place of the Original Ark of the Covenant

    Stop At: Queen of Sheba Palace, Axum Ethiopia

    See the ruins of the Queen of Sheba Palace which is believed to date back to the 9th Century BC, and confirmed by archaeologists to date at least to the 6th Century BC

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: Queen of Sheba's Bath, Enno Littmann St., Axum Ethiopia

    Stop at the Queen of Sheba's Bath on the way to the ruin palace and tomb of King Kaleb and Gebre Meskel

    Stop At: Tombs of Kings Kaleb and Gebre Meskal, Axum Ethiopia

    Visit the ruin Palace and Tomb of King Kaleb and his son King Gebre Meskel (5th and 6th Century AD) which reflects the unique civilizations of the Axumites in stone construction

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Axum (AXU) Airport Airports
    • Axum Airport, Axum Ethiopia
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Dress code - when visiting churches and monasteries, women have to cover hairs and should be fully dressed
    • Visitors can start the tour from Axum Airport
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Merit Ethiopian Experience Tours

Activity ID: V-10131P12

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