Sultan Hassan mosque
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Cairo Coptic and Islamic sites tour from Ain Sokhna Port

Set off from Ain Sokhna port to spend a day tour of Coptic and Islamic Cairo attractions.This day is enough to give you a comprehensive view of the history of Christianity,Judaism and Islam in Egypt.You have the chance to visit a number of old churches,mosques and the oldest Jewish temple in Cairo

Product Description

This tour will give you comprehensive view of the history of Christianity and Islam in Egypt. You will be picked up from the port of Ain Sokhna. The drive to Cairo will take two and half hours to get there.Your guide will start the tour with Coptic area.Christianity in Egypt is as old as Christianity itself.In Coptic Cairo, you will visit old and beautiful churches that are witnesses for the Coptic history.The Hanging church, 1500 years old, is situated above one of the towers of the Babylon fortress.It is one of the most beautiful churches in Cairo.You will be given the full history of the church by your guide.Then, have a look at the cave where Mary the virgin and Jesus the Christ took shelter from Herod,the Roman emperor.The church of St Sergious (Abu Serga) was built on top of the cave to commemorate this great incident.Finally, feel the religious tolerance in Egypt by visiting Ben Ezra synagogue,the oldest Jewish temple in Cairo.You will learn there about the history of the Jewish community.Lunch in a local restaurant will be your next stop.
Then, you will visit some of the most beautiful mosques in Cairo.The first one is the mosque and madrasa of sultan Hassan.Built in 1356 and was intended to be a mosque and a school for teaching students about the four rites of Islam.The mosque is distinguished with its tall and huge walls and arches, the extensive use of marble and splendid towers and dome.Your guide will give you a brief history of the basic principles of Islam.
Then, drive to the alabaster mosque or Mohamed Ali mosque.Mohamed Ali (1805-1849) ordered to build this magnificent mosque which is similar to the design of the Blue mosque in Istanbul.Accompanied by your guide, you will learn about the basic elements of the mosque and the architectural style. Both the mosque and the citadel were built on an elevated hill of the mountain around the area.You have a great chance to catch a wonderful view over the city including the old and modern parts. After this impressive view, you will drive back to Ain Sokhna port.

Additional Information

Inclusions:

• Pick up services & return from Sokhna Port

• All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle

• Private English Egyptologist guide

• Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites

• Mineral water on board the vehicle during the tour

• Lunch meal at local restaurant in Cairo

• Shopping tours in Cairo

• All Service charges & taxes

Exclusions:

• Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary

• Tipping Kitty

 

Payment Policy

Deposit: No deposit required.

Payment: You pay the full amount to your tour guide on the day of your tour. You can pay in cash (US dollars, Euros, or Egyptian Pounds) or by credit card (Visa or MasterCard). Please note that there will be a 3% charge for using a credit card.

Pricing Information:

  • Prices are listed as a guide only. For an exact price quote contact us
  • Child prices are not applicable, adult prices apply to all travelers.
  • Infants aged 2 years and under are free of charge, provided they do not
  • occupy a seat
  • Prices are per person.
  • Our pricing is updated constantly to ensure you always receive the lowest price possible.
  • This tour must be booked at least 24 hours in advance of your travel date
    Confirmation of this tour will be received at time of booking

Price

Per Person Price
 1 Person $225.00
2-4 Persons $140.00
5-8 Persons $99.00
9-16 Persons $75.00