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Addis Ababa half day city tour provided by Beka Ethiopia Tours

Addis Ababa half day city tour

Addis Ababa half day city tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 101007P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private transportation
  • Pickup and drop off from/at your designated location within Addis Ababa.
  • You have bottles of water in the car.
  • You will serve tea/Ethiopian traditional coffee after the tour.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Entry/Admission - St. George's Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - National Museum of Ethiopia
  • Entry/Admission - Addis Mercato
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Entoto
Exclusions
  • Souvenir (available to purchase)
  • Breakfast and Lunch is not included but available to purchase
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Any place in Addis Ababa, please get in touch with us
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Airports:
  • Bole Airport, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private transportation
  • Pickup and drop off from/at your designated location within Addis Ababa.
  • You have bottles of water in the car.
  • You will serve tea/Ethiopian traditional coffee after the tour.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Entry/Admission - St. George's Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - National Museum of Ethiopia
  • Entry/Admission - Addis Mercato
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Entoto
Exclusions
  • Souvenir (available to purchase)
  • Breakfast and Lunch is not included but available to purchase
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Any place in Addis Ababa, please get in touch with us
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Airports:
  • Bole Airport, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Addis Ababa
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    St. George's Cathedral
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    National Museum of Ethiopia
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Addis Mercato
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Mount Entoto
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.0
15 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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David W
5 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Business
We were in town for business and did not leave until late on a Friday night so we decided to book a half day tour without expecting much. It turned out to be a perfect six hours of experiencing the capital with our very knowledgeable and friendly guide, Gashaw. He is a perfect guide, it felt like a friend showing us Addis. Very welcome change from sitting in the hotel room / conference room and working all week. So glad we decided to do this to see something else. Do not expect a luxury tour, but with an old yet working condition Toyota Corolla you don’t stick out in the city and can even tour the mercato. The guide was very aware of the surroundings and looked out for us, we felt safe, informed as well as entertained. He even did some negotiations for us. Do not miss the view from the mountain!
Written 1 May 2022
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Beka G
Thank you so much 🙏🏽
Written 2 May 2022
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Satoshi
1 contribution
Our guide was an hour late to pick us up and he was peeing right outside our hostel when we walked out. Although we managed to go to every place listed here, we were always rushed. His English was limited and couldn’t tell us much about the places we visited(or he just didn’t know). At the church, he let another tour guide who just happened to be there take over and he didn’t say a word. Not really worth the price to be honest.
Written 11 February 2020
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Passport818590
Thanks for your feedback, will work out to improve the experience.
Written 17 February 2020
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Haime
1 contribution
Jan. 2022 • Friends
We had Eyob. He was very nice and accommodating. Haven’t been home for a long time so he showed me places that brought memories back from my childhood in addis. He was patient and kind! Thank you Eyob for showing us around amazing places in addis it was my friends first time and she was happy.
Written 2 January 2022
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Beka G
Thank you!
Written 3 January 2022
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ReginaPhelps
San Francisco, CA346 contributions
Dec. 2019
Our tour was adequate but disappointing. The guide was very pleasant and professional. He however did not have a great command of English so was unable to answer any questions or tell us more than the very basics of each site and general information. We were disappointed and wished we had selected Tours by Locals who do a much better job in our experience in other countries.
Written 6 December 2019
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Passport818590
Thank you for your feedback, we will improve it.
Written 2 January 2020
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laurence l
Silver Spring, MD14 contributions
Nov. 2019
My guide, Adisu showed up a few minutes early which I liked. We set off in his car, just the two of us. We got to share stories, ideas, and later a coffee at one of the best places in Addis. The city flows, people step out into traffic or cross streets in front of cars with little car. It took me a while to stop flinching when they did. We modified my tour to skip some places that were not of high interest and instead went to the University there and toured the palace of the late Haile Selassie. A real treat. I also enjoyed the natural history museum with the bones of the first humans to ever walk the earth along with the fine art on the upper floors. An amazing black African culture spanning thousands of years.
Written 18 November 2019
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Passport818590
Thank you so much. We are happy to host you again.
Written 20 November 2019
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Judy H
Sydney, Australia20 contributions
Our guide Adisu had very good English, picked us up on time and we saw villages on top on Entoto hill , drove around market and he guided us around the museum , took us for coffee at Tomaco , good half day tour , thanks
Written 14 November 2019
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Passport818590
Thank you!
Written 15 November 2019
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Phil d
4 contributions
Sep. 2019
Unfortunately, the tour could not go on since it was the Ethiopian New Year and most places to visit were closed.
Written 11 October 2019
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Passport818590
It was a big unfortunate, sorry about it. Anytime you have layover in Addis Ababa. We will compensate you.
Written 21 October 2019
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Wander407137
1 contribution
Oct. 2019
Tour guide had mediocre English skills and was not able to tell me much about the city or what we were seeing. For example, we went to the National Museum and he just repeated what was already on the display sign. e.g., "these are traditional farm implements." Yes, thanks, I can read. Our mercato visit started on the side full of electronics and appliances. After 30 minutes in traffic getting through that I lost interest and faith in the visit. We did not visit Entoto hill and no water was provided (I would have brought my own except the description said it would be provided). Highlight was a visit to a church where another guide took over. Otherwise mostly I just spent an afternoon in traffic.
Written 3 October 2019
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Passport818590
Thank you for the feedback, will improve it.
Written 8 October 2019
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Ronaldo Bueno
Sao Paulo, SP7 contributions
Jul. 2019 • Family
We started our tour at 13:00h and finish it at 16:00h. The guide picked us up at our hotel on time. He drove to Entoto Hill and stopped by the side of the road (no parking area - and a heavy traffic) for city view. There was not a viewpoint and we did not visitted the museum neither the church. Then, we went to St George"s Cathedral. Beautifull church, but it was closed and the museum too. Our stay at Ethiopia National Museum was wonderfull with cultural informations. Our guide waited us patientily and we had a good time. So, he drove through downtown, we could see Haile Selassie Palace, ECA Building and then we return to our hotel. We did not walk at Merkato (probably because it was a rainy day), but he did not explain us. After all, other places could be visitted instead Merkato, like Ethnological Museum, Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum, Holy Trinity Cathedral, or .....). But, it was a good tour and we could learn about Addis Ababa.
Written 1 August 2019
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Passport818590
Thanks.
Written 2 August 2019
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Alex K
1 contribution
May 2019 • Business
Nice, informative tour of Addis especially if you only have limited time in the city itself. Be aware open air market is closed on Sundays but guide offered to compensate for it.
Written 6 May 2019
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Passport818590
Thank you, hope to see you again.
Written 12 May 2019
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Best guide I have ever met
Beka was much more than just a regular guide. My dad and I did a 10-day tour of Danakil, Lalibela and South Omo Val
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Best Guide Ever
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Land of Origins
An awesome two week vacation traversing through Ethiopia with Beka as our guide was more than I could have ever ask
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Probably the Best Guide in Ethiopia!
My girlfriend and I spent 9 days with Beka travelling across Ethiopia, including several domestic flights. He organ
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Best 9 day vacation in Ethiopia with Beka
Best guide ever! I designed the itinerary while all other tour companies told me it’s impossible for 9 days but Bek
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A Guide you can trust
Trust is a key value, also when traveling, especially to unknown regions, culturally different and sometimes danger
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Beka Girma Tafesse as a guide
I visited Ethiopia along with my sister in the last week of May, 2019. We booked South Ethiopian Omo valley tour wi
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Best Time Ever in Ethiopia ❤
Firstly, thanks to BEKA Tours... I had thee best, stress-free time ever in Addis Ababa, Lalibela & Axum. Guide sele
KathT272
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Great experience & very explanatory
Excellent tour. Beja gave very good explanation as to what the ‘Sight’ was, it’s history. Where in our driver expla
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