Full Day Tour Visiting Coptic and Islamic Cairo

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Visit Cairo’s religious landmarks on a full-day tour to the city’s most important Coptic, Islamic and Jewish places. Learn how the Christian Holy Family took shelter on the site of Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church, explore the Church of Saint Barbara, and see the gilded icons that adorn the Hanging Church. Enter a synagogue built where baby Moses was found and eat lunch at a local restaurant; see Cairo’s most important mosques then take in sweeping views of the city from Saladin’s 15th-century citadel. 
Departure Point
Your Cairo Hotel
Departure Time
8am
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Languages Offered: English, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish
Prices Quoted Per Person in U.S.D ($)
  • Adult = 50.00 $
  • Child = 25.00 $

From USD 50

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Your tour begins at 8am with pickup from your hotel in Cairo by our expert tour guide. Start your full day tour visiting Old Cairo that known as Christian Coptic Cairo which is among the most important locations visited by the Holy Family where the spiritual impact of their presence is most felt still; though their stay was brief, for the Governor of what was then Fustat enraged by the tumbling down of idols at Jesus’ approach sought to kill the Child. But they took shelter from his wrath in a cave above which, in later years, the Church of Abu Serga (St Sergious) was built.

The whole area of the Fort of Babylon, is a destination of pilgrimage not only for the Egyptians but for Christians from around the world. An air of piety and devotion pervades the whole district there. Also there you will be able to visit and enter the Church of Abu-Sergah and St. Barbara, the hanging church, and the old Jewish synagogue – Ben Ezra Synagogue.

After 2 hours exploring the historic religious sites, fuel up for your afternoon at lunch in a local restaurant.

Then continue your day tour to Islamic Cairo that was founded in 641 A.D by the First Muslim leader Amr Ibn Elas over there in Islamic Cairo you will be able to visit and enter the following Mosques `Masjid` Amr Ibn Elas Mosque that was built in 642 A.D By the Muslim leader Amr Ibn Elas at El FUSTAT area

Then Followed by a visit to the biggest mosques in Cairo which is El Sultan Hassan Mosque that also known as `Madrasa El Sultan Hassan` that was founded by Sultan Hassan in 1356 A.D

Continue to another famous Mosque, Al-Rifa’i Mosque. The building is located opposite the Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan, which dates from around 1361, and was architecturally conceived as a complement to the older structure. This was part of a vast campaign by the 19th century rulers of Egypt to both associate themselves with the perceived glory of earlier periods in Egypt‘s Islamic history and modernize the city.

Then visit The Citadel of Cairo where you can visit the most famous mosque in Cairo which is Mohamed Ali`s mosque that known as the Alabaster Mosque.

Your tour ends with drop off at your hotel.

Highlights

  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a qualified Egyptologist

Inclusions

  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle/Mini Bus

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Drinks beside Lunch at Restaurant