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Old Cairo: Full-Day Islamic and Coptic Cairo Private Tour

4.9 / 5

54 reviews

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

Old Cairo: Full-Day Islamic and Coptic Cairo Private Tour

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

From US$ 59.25 per person

Marvel at the most important cultural and historical sites in Islamic and Coptic Cairo on a full-day tour. Walk past the impressive Salah al-Din in Saladin Citadel, splendid mosques, the Hanging Church, Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, and more.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Arabic
Pickup included
Pickup is available from your accommodation in Cairo or Giza. The long-range pickup service from Nasr city, Cairo Airport, Heliopolis City, Mirage city, Rehab City, Madinaty, New Cairo, New Capital hotels, or 6th of October City is available to book in the checkout process as an 'Add-on'. You will be contacted via WhatsApp, email, or phone the day before the tour to confirm the exact pickup time.

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the Citadel of Salah al-Din and the Mosque of Muhammed Ali Pasha
  • Stopover at the oldest market of Cairo, Khan el-Khalili Bazaar
  • Explore the Old Cairo sights, such as the Hanging Church
Full description

Meet your professional tour guide in your hotel lobby. Then, head off to the first stop of the private tour in an air-conditioned vehicle, one of the most famous sightseeing stops of Islamic and Coptic Cairo. Visit the Citadel of Salah al-Din and El Moez Street to admire the architectural beauty of Islamic tradition.  After that, proceed to a local restaurant for lunch to sample traditional cuisine. Next, drive toward Old Cairo's main attractions, including the Hanging Church, also referred to as Al-Muallaqa Church. Check out the Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church. Later on, visit the old market and Bazaar of Cairo called Khan El Khalili Bazaar. Prepare to be amazed by the local, handmade items. After enjoying your time wandering through the market, your full-day tour will end with a drop-off back at your hotel.

Includes
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Egyptologist tour guide
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Cold mineral water
  • Tax and service charges
  • Entrance fees to the sites mentioned
  • Extra services or expenses not mentioned
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 54 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    4.7/5

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Very interesting and well structured tour to discover the historic soul of Cairo. Very knowledgeable guide on the history of the country and the places visited and able to speak excellent Italian. Honest, welcoming, very interested in his work and also pleasant to exchange impressions on the history and curiosities of the country. The best guide we had during our experience in Egypt through GetYourGuide. A mention also for the lunch which took place in a typical local restaurant in the Coptic quarter.

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January 19, 2023

The tour was very nice, the mosques and the Coptic quarter were amazing. Our guide, Usama was very good and knowledgeable. The only advice I can give is to avoid the boat ride on the Nile, the guide recommends it but the experience is not worth the high cost (€45 per person).

December 10, 2022

Great time spent with our guide Nasser, elusive, unspeakable, unbeatable, unforgettable and so on. A true expert in ancient Egypt (and even in the history of France), he is unbeatable on all subjects. We spent a very beautiful morning, steeped in history: He took us to discover magnificent holy places, with a special mention for the Mohammed Ali Mosque which is of great beauty, the souk, to finish with a lunch on board of a Nile cruise ship. A big thank you to him and the driver!

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August 20, 2022

Product ID: 279982