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Old Cairo and Khan El Khalili Bazaar: Private Half-Day Tour

1. Old Cairo and Khan El Khalili Bazaar: Private Half-Day Tour

Spend a half day seeing important cultural and historical sites in Cairo when you travel to Old Cairo and the Khan El Khalili Bazaar. The bazaar is one of the most famous and oldest bazaars in all of the Middle East, dating back to 1382. After spending time walking around the bazaar or shopping, continue to Old Cairo. Visit the Hanging Church, which dates back to the 3rd century AD. Then see the Ben Ezra Synagogue, which is, according to a local tradition, located on the site where Moses was found when he was a baby. Continue on to see the Church of St. Barbara and the Church of Abu Serga, two of the oldest churches in Cairo.

Cairo Citadel, Old Cairo and Khan El Khalili: Private Tour

2. Cairo Citadel, Old Cairo and Khan El Khalili: Private Tour

Enjoy a fantastic orientation tour of Cairo on an 8-hour excursion that takes in the major monuments of Old Cairo and the maze of streets and stalls of the historic Khan El Khalili Bazaar. Following a hotel pick-up from Cairo or Giza, you will drive up to the Saladin Citadel, constructed by Salah al-Din on the Moqattam Hills in 1183 AD as a defence against Crusader armies. Known for its fresh air and sweeping views of Cairo, it is now a preserved historic site of mosques and museums, including the Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha. Designed by the Turkish architect Yousif Boushnaq, who came to Cairo especially from Istanbul to build the great building, the mosque's alabaster structure stands in beautiful contrast to the sandstone city. Continue to the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, one of the oldest bazaars in the Middle East. Discover a maze of alleys that has been at the center of Cairo’s trading activities since the 14th century. Then, visit Old Cairo to see major attractions such as the Hanging Church, the Ben Ezra Synagogue, the Church of St. Barbara, and the Church of Abu Serga, one of the oldest Coptic churches in Cairo.

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What people are saying about Ben Ezra Synagogue

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4.5 / 5

based on 293 reviews

had a wonderful experience with our guide Seif. was happy to see the workers doing handmade products. great place & nice people. enjoyed the tour sooo much. as well the papyrus museum is a beautiful place where we got very good products. paradise travel team are very professional made our tour excellent. highly recommended tour with paradise travel.

This tour was amazing!! We had to book last minute due to another tour canceling. Margaret was so nice and knowledgeable when it came to the tour! She did a really good job making us feel safe while wondering through the Bazaar! Highly recommend this tour!

A Great tour highlighting a unique historical area of old Cairo , specifically of the area where it all began for this vast metropolis

The tour guide was on time and explained everything to us well. He was very friendly and took his time

Great afternoon with Amged! Very interesting visit to discover Hurghada. We recommend !