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Cairo Day Tour Old Cairo (Islamic and Coptic Cairo)

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Duration

8 Hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English, Espanol, Francais, German, Italian, Russian

Overview

The best religious tour in Cairo, as you will be able to visit Islamic Cairo, Coptic, and Jewish monuments. The tour’s start time is flexible, but usually the tour starts around 8 AM, takes a duration of eight hours, and ends around 4 PM. This private tour includes Pick up with our air-conditioned vehicles at your requested location, and Drop Off at your requested location. The tour also provides Entry Fees + Taxes Services, Tour Guides with an experience of 15+ years, Lunch, and a bottle of water during the day.

The tour is not only limited to that. With Additional Fees, you can enter the Islamic, and Coptic museums or ride a Felucca boat across the Nile River. TIPS ARE ALSO EXCLUDED.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit Coptic Cairo (Fort Babylon, the church of St Sergius (Abu Serga), the church of St. Barbara)
  • Visit Jewish synagogue (Ben Ezra Synagogue)
  • Visit Islamic Cairo (Amr Ibn ElA'as Mosque, El Sultan Hassan Mosque, Al-Rifa’i Mosque)
  • Visit the Citadel of Saladin (Mohamed Ali Mosque)
  • Visit Khan EL-Khalili Bazaar
  • Additional: Islamic Museum Entrance, Coptic Museum Entrance, Felucca Ride across the Nile River

Itinerary

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Visit Coptic Cairo
Visit Coptic Cairo

8 AM: Pick Up from Requested Location by GEM Explore Egyptologist to start your Journey across Old Cairo. The tour starts by visiting Coptic Cairo. Around Fort Babylon, Egyptian Christians’ oldest churches were built. In addition to being the destination of pilgrimage for people of different religions all over the world, this area holds ruins of the Roman fortifications and several churches. During this tour, the church of St Sergius (Abu Serga) which is believed is the spot where the Holy Family rested at the end of their journey to Egypt, the church of St. Barbara, the hanging church, and the old Jewish synagogue (Ben Ezra Synagogue).

Visit Islamic Cairo
Visit Islamic Cairo

Then, the tour continues by visiting Islamic Cairo. It is the area that holds the greatest and most famous Islamic monuments. The place was founded by Amr Ibn Al-A'as by 640 AD. The Islamic Cairo tour starts by visiting Amr Ibn AL-A'as Mosque, which is the first mosque structure ever built in Egypt and Africa in 641-642 AD in Egypt's center at that time, Fustat. The tour continues by visiting Mosque-Madrassa of Al Sultan Hassan. The Mosque was built between 1356 and 1363 AD by order of Al Sultan Hassan-An-Nassir; it is known as and architectural wonder by its fascinating size and Mamluki Islamic designs. The tour then continues by visiting AL Rifa'ei Mosque, which was built with more of a modern design in the nineteenth century to complement its fourteenth century neighbor.

Visit the Citadel of Saladin
Visit the Citadel of Saladin

Then, the tour will continue by visiting the Citadel of Cairo, where with its huge altitude due to the towering minarets, you will be looking out across Islamic Cairo and its skyline. Also, you will visit the Alabaster Mosque of Muhammed Ali Pasha.

Visit Khan El Khalili Bazaar
Visit Khan El Khalili Bazaar

Then, the tour continues by visiting Khan El-Khalili Bazaar. The Bazaar is in the historic center of Cairo; It was established as a center of trade in the Mamluk era. The Bazaar has various products of all kind and shapes; not limited to Silver, Copper, Brassware, Gold and Leather Goods.

Drop Off at Pick Up Location or Nearby Place

Finally, the tour finishes usually at 4 PM by dropping off the Customer at the same Pick Up location or a nearby area.

Included/Excluded

  • Expert tour guide
  • Entry fees + Taxes and Services
  • Transfers by Latest Model A/C Vehicle
  • Lunch
  • Water Bottle during the day
  • Tipping
  • Personal Shopping
  • Additional Fees (Islamic Museum Entrance, Coptic Museum Entrance, Felucca Rides)

Durations

Full day (7+ hours)

Languages

English
Espanol
Francais
German
Italian
Russian

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Cairo, Egypt

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Extras
  • Coptic Museum Entrance($ 10,00)
  • Islamic Museum Entrance($ 10,00)
  • 1 Hour Felucca ride on Nile River($ 25,00)
  • Pickup & drop off from Cairo airport or hotel near the airport($ 20,00)

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