Coptic and Islamic Cairo Tour – Cairo Day trip
Explore the most beautiful religious spots in Egypt during this 7-hour day trip to Coptic and Islamic Cairo. Let your informative Egypt day tours guide lead you around the historical center of old Cairo and Learn more about Egypt’s history.
When you depart from your Cairo hotel in a spacious, air-conditioned vehicle, you will get acquainted with your knowledgeable guide during the scenic 7-hour journey to discovering medieval Islamic, Coptic and Jewish Cairo
Your first stop for the day will be Saladin Citadel. It is an Islamic fortification located in El Mokattam hill near Cairo Center. The citadel was built to protect Cairo from the Crusaders attacks. The citadel complex contains several important buildings such as the famous Muhammad Ali Mosque which was constructed as an imitation of the Sultan Ahmed mosque in Istanbul. You will also visit Al-Gawhara Palace which was Muhammad Ali’s official audience hall, where he used to received his guests. The palace contains a 1000 kg chandelier which was a gift from Louis-Philippe I of France. It also contains Muhammad Ali’s throne that was a gift from the King of Italy.
Next, head to Old Cairo complex where you will have a chance to spend some time to walk around and visit the surroundings Coptic and Jewish monuments. Start by visiting the Roman fortress; the Hanging church, which is one of the most beautiful churches in Christendom . The Hanging Church was built above Babylon Fortress, it was also a Seat of the Coptic Orthodox Pope of Alexandria until 1047. The hanging church also includes over 100 magnificent holly Icons from the 8th century till 18 century.
Ben Ezra Jewish synagogue is located on the site where Moses was praying during the time when Egypt was hit by a plague. Visit the Synagogue where the geniza that tells about the Jewish history in Egypt where found.
Mosque of Amr ibn al-As was the center for the newly born Islamic capital of Egypt el fustat. It was the first mosque in Africa.
Next, before you proceed back to your hotel, you will Stop at Khan El Khalili local market and Al Hussein Area where you can stroll around the old streets and have chance to taste some locally drinks on your own.
Islamic and Coptic Cairo tour Highlights:
- Mohamed Ali Mosque.
- The Hanging church.
- Citadel of Saladin,Egypt.
Coptic and Islamic Tour Includes:
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transport by Private air-conditioned coach
- Private Egyptologist guide (language you selected )
- Snack bag during the tour ( Water – chips – Biscuits)
- Free Wi -Fi onboard your private vehicle
- Lunch During the tour
- Free Camel Ride
- Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites
- All Service charges and taxes.
Islamic and Coptic Cairo Excludes:
- Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary.
- Food and drinks, unless specified (any other available for purchase ).
- Gratuities (optional ).
- Optional Activity costs.
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Our Egypt Day Tours Egyptologist Guide will pick you up from your hotel and you will start your adventure of the day.
Keep in mind that this is a private tour so your guide will be at your service, the tour can be customized to suit with what you have in mind. Therefore, Feel free to discuss with him the tour duration, spend more time in a particular place if you wish.