Day tour to the Islamic and Coptic Cairo

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From EUR 45

Enjoy Day tour old Cairo With Mohamed Ali Mosque and Old Bazaar, Visit the Cairo Citadel on the Moqattam Hills for grand views over the city, See the beautiful alabaster Mosque of Muhammad Ali, built for Muhammad Ali Pasha between 1830 and 1848 Discover the sights of Old Cairo, such as the Hanging Church and the Ben Ezra Synagogue Wander the alleys of the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar and 

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Pick Up time from your hotel in Cairo or Giza at 08:00 am with your Egyptologist tour guide, Enjoy a fantastic orientation tour of Cairo on an 8-hour excursion that takes in the major monuments of Old Cairo and the maze of streets and stalls of the historic Khan El Khalili Bazaar. 

Following a hotel pick-up from Cairo or Giza, you will drive up to the Saladin Citadel, constructed by Salah al-Din on the Moqattam Hills in 1183 AD as a defence against Crusader armies. Known for its fresh air and sweeping views of Cairo, it is now a preserved historic site of mosques and museums, including the Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha

Designed by the Turkish architect Yousif Boushnaq, who came to Cairo especially from Istanbul to build the great building, the mosque's alabaster structure stands in beautiful contrast to the sandstone city.
The Mosque of Mohamed Ali

 

Lunch will be served in Local restaurant in Old Cairo

Lunch

Then, visit Old Cairo to see major attractions such as the Hanging Church, the Ben Ezra Synagogue, the Church of St. Barbara, and the Church of Abu Serga, one of the oldest Coptic churches in Cairo

Continue to the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, one of the oldest bazaars in the Middle East. Discover a maze of alleys that have been at the centre of Cairo’s trading activities since the 14th century. 
khalil

Highlights

  • Visit the Citadel of Salah al-Din and the Alabaster Mosque
  • Explore the shops in the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar
  • See the Hanging Church, one of the oldest churches in Egypt
 

Included

  •  All transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to the sites in Cairo mentioned in the description
  • Academic Egyptologist guide
  • Lunch at a good Cairo restaurant
  • Mineral water and soft drinks onboard the vehicle
  • Service charges and taxes

Not Included

Any extras not mentioned as included

Route

  1. Alexandria