Cairo tours : Christian & Islamic Cairo

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1 Day
Cairo
Cairo
Max People : 38
Tour Details

Discover the best of Cairo tours visiting the ancient churches and Roman fortresses in Coptic Cairo, plus tour the medieval fortification of Saladin, and browse authentic Egyptian market stalls in the Islamic quarter on this Cairo Day Tour.

  • Enjoy the best of Cairo tours with this one day trip to the Christian and islamic Cairo
  • A private trip to Cairo will take you back to the early christian & islamic times
  • We offer highly qualified tour guides to Cairo ancient churches and roman fortresses
  • We offer highly qualified tour guides to Cairo medieval fortification of Saladin, and browse the authentic Egyptian market stalls in the Islamic quarter with this Cairo Day Tour.
  • All transfers are included with air conditioned modern vehicles
  • The Cairo tour price includes transfer from Cairo airport or hotel and back

Departure & Return Location

From Cairo airport / hotel and back .

Departure Time

Daily whenever you want

Price Includes

  • A professional egyptologist private guide for cairo tours
  • Entrance tickets
  • All transportation in destination locationair conditioned vehicles
  • Bottled water

Price Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Any Private Expenses
What to Expect

Discover the best of Cairo tours visiting the ancient churches and Roman fortresses in Coptic Cairo, plus tour the medieval fortification of Saladin, and browse authentic Egyptian market stalls in the Islamic quarter on this Cairo Day Tour.

Cairo tours: Christian and islamic cairo tour itinerary

Day 1Welcome to Cairo

Departing after breakfast set out to explore the ancient and historical sites of Coptic Cairo, the erstwhile stronghold of Christianity in Egypt. Here visit the ancient fortress of Babylon and the famous Hanging Church, one of the oldest and most beautiful Christian churches in all of Egypt. Dating back to the 3rd century, the church is built into the southern wall of the Roman fortress and features a beautifully decorated nave, marble columns, and numerous reliefs and religious icons. Also visit the Church of St Sergius, which is alleged to be built on top of the cave where Joseph, Mary and the baby Jesus hid after fleeing to Egypt.
Hidden amidst the modern sprawl of Cairo is the next stop, the Islamic quarter. Founded in the 10th century, this was once the centre of the Islamic world and is now home to 600 classified monuments. Here we visit the citadel of Saladin, a medieval fortification built at the end of the 12th century. Set atop Mokattam Hill, the historical site boasts museums, mosques – including the famous Alabaster Mosque of Mohammed Ali – and spectacular views of the city below. End the tour with some shopping at Khan el Khalili Market and a perfumed oil emporium, where you can purchase some genuine Egyptian gifts or souvenirs.

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