Asmara City Tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



City, Museums / Culture, Religious Heritage, Shopping


Kid Friendly: Yes. children must be at least 10

Friendly: Yes.
The city is wheelchair friendly.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent)

A Private walking City Tour for those who love photography

During this private walking tour I will provide you with an overall view of our beautiful city Asmara, while focusing on capturing that beauty through photography.

The highlights will be looking in amazing architectural attractions of the city where we will have the chance to experience a few of the 450 magnificent of ArtDeco Buildings, (ArtDeco is a rare architectural design of 1917-1945) Asmara is known to hold the largest concentration of ArtDeco building in the world besides Miami.
Those Building Includes Cathedrals, Churches, Mosques, Cinemas, Government Offices, Markets, Schools, Petrol (Gas) Stations, Café's, Hotels and Residential areas. We will go inside of some of the buildings and try to immerse our self in the era of the 1930th world.

Along with providing you with some interesting facts, I will also help you to compose some amazing travel photos during this tour.


The itinerary for this tour can be flexible, but this is a general guideline.

Day 1
7:30 AM- We will walk around downtown Asmara for approximately 4 hours.
3:00 PM- National museum and Handicraft Markets.

Day 2
8:00 AM- Tour around the slams of Asmara, and visit the Coffee Ceremony.
3:30 PM- View the tank graveyard, a heavy stockpile of Tanks, Armoured Vehicles, War machines.
- A visit to Martyrs Cemetery and Italian Cemetery.
-Some lessons on architectural photography will also be provided.

Please message me if you have any special requests or questions about the itinerary.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 2 days


This is a walking tour.
If you would prefer a tour with a vehicle or bicycle Tour, please send me a message for a quote and a customized tour.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Other: - My services as your private guide
- Coffee ceremony
- Ice cream (Jelatto)

Estimated Local Cash Needed

300 Nakfa - May be needed for food, drinks, and souvenirs if interested.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: - We will visit the market so you can buy whatever arts, crafts and antiquates you like.
- It is advisable to bring sunscreen lotion.


No restrictions.

A Recent Review of this tour

The tour was far more than we expected. We didn't realize that Asmara was famous for its art deco architecture and Philemon showed us both the outside and inside of many of the buildings. Philemon has a broad knowledge of Asmara and Eritrea. We left much more knowledgeable about Asmara and Eritrea. Would certainly recommend Philemon to anyone visiting Asmara.
Charles Campbell

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