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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.

Giza: Pyramids, Sphinx, Coptic Cairo Churches Private Tour

3. Giza: Pyramids, Sphinx, Coptic Cairo Churches Private Tour

Meet the tour guide at your hotel inside Cairo or Giza for pick-up. Start the trip to Giza Pyramids plateau, discover the construction theories of the Pyramids and the secrets of its symbols. Get as much close as you want to the Pyramids, take the best photos you want and walk around. Have the opportunity to step inside the Pyramid passage corridor after buying the extra ticket. Visit the Panorama plateau for more panoramic photos for all the whole Pyramids area, have the opportunity for a Camel ride at the Panorama for photos Explore the Sphinx and watch the Valley temple discover their secrets and stand just in front of the Sphinx for more photos. Visit Old Cairo Coptic Churches, the hanging Church built upon an ancient Roman tower, the Church of st George and the holy family crypt Church watch the place where the holy family spent three months during their trip in Egypt Visit Ibn Tulun Mosque, of the 9th Century AD. one of the biggest old Mosques still keep its original dimensions By the end of the day tour, we drive back to your hotel for drop-off.

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What people are saying about Church of St. Barbara

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4.4 / 5

based on 210 reviews

I’m happy to tour with Margo. I’m not feeling well during the tour so, we walk slowly and she gave me date cookies and panadol to help with my headache. She is nice and friendly lady. I feel safe and happy touring with Margo. She explain the history during the tour. She also help me to get my Hieroglyphic pendant at Mamluk jewellery shop even though it is a last minute plan.

Dean was such an amazing guide and knowledgeable . Most importantly he was compassionate and caring . My son fell sick while on the tour due to the extreme heat and Dean took extra care in terms of helping us with that situation and making sure he was comfortable. Was such a pleasure having him as our tour guide and would highly recommend him ! Thank you Dean !!!

The tour was very beautiful and intense and our guide Mr. Hossam was exceptional and professional, he spoke Italian very well and explained us in detail and also details of the history and culture of the city. If you ever go on a tour, ask for Hossam, a very courteous and helpful person as well as of course being culturally impeccable.

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