Interior of Sultan Hassan
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Day tour to Coptic and Islamic attractions in Cairo.

A day tour of Coptic and Islamic Cairo attractions 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

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The tour guide will pick you up from the hotel.The tour will start with the 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. Then have a look at the cave where Mary the virgin and Jesus the Christ took shelter from Herod.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.
Then, you will visit some of the most beautiful mosques in Cairo.The first one is the mosque and madrasa(means school) of sultan Hassan.Built in 1356 and intended to be a mosque and a school for teaching the four rites of Sunni Muslims.The mosque is distinguished with its tall and huge walls and arches, the extensive use of marble and splendid towers and domes.Your guide will give you a brief history of the basic principles of Islam.
Then,drive to the mosque of Ahmed Ibn Tulun.That mosque was built in 879.It has a unique tower which you can climb up to see a panoramic view of the city.The extensive area inside the mosque and the arcades are just amazing to see.Later,you will go to Khan El Khalili bazaar.Explore one of the oldest bazaars in the Middle East.It is an interesting, lively and busy place where you can try your bargaining skills.You will be invited by our company to have a local drink on one of the oldest coffee shops in Cairo known as EL Fishawy.At the conclusion of your tour,you will be driven back to the hotel

Additional Information

Schedule Details:

Departs: Daily

Departure Time: 9:00am (earlier or later departures are available until 1:00pm (midday) if required, please advise at time of booking)

Departure Point: Tour departs from centrally located Cairo and Giza hotels

Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

Departure Point:Return details:Tour returns to original point of departure

Hotel Pickup: Tour departs from centrally located Cairo and Giza hotels. Please include the details of your hotel at the time of booking.

 

Inclusions:

  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Transport by air conditioned vehicle

Exclusions:

  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Personal expenses

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 $99.00
2-4 Persons $70.00
5-8 Persons $60.00
9-16 Persons $45.00