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Private Day Tour: Discover Coptic and Islamic Cairo

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Highlights
  • Full-day tour of Coptic and Islamic sites in Cairo
  • Explore the city’s two religious traditions with an experience guide
  • Visit ancient churches and mosques
  • See the Citadel of Cairo
  • Enjoy the flexibility and personal experience of a private guide
  • Lunch, entrance fees and transport included
Overview

Explore the holy sites of two ancient religions with a full-day tour of Cairo’s Coptic and Islamic landmarks. See the hanging church in the heart of old Cairo, and enter the crypt at Abu Serga, built on the legendary spot that sheltered the holy family. Visit a thousand-year old Greek Orthodox church before enjoying an Egyptian lunch, then spend the afternoon discovering Cairo’s Islamic traditions. Walk the palisades of Egypt’s oldest mosque, and pass the walls of the medieval Cairo Citadel to enter the exquisite alabaster mosque.

Departure Point

Your Hotel in Cairo or Giza

Departure Time

9 am

Duration

Approximately ~ 6 Hours

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All taxes, fees and handling chargeses
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Private tour
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees

Exclusions

  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Mosques have very strict dress codes, when visiting women must where long loose clothing, insure their arms and legs are fully covered. Women are also required to cover their heads at all times. Men must not show above their knees and cover their shoulders. Failure to do so will result in refused entry.

Languages Available

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Itinerary

Coptic and Islamic tour in Cairo is a great tour where you can know more about religion and Christianity in Egypt. Meet your Egyptologist who will take you to an interesting tour. Start your tour to visit the old Cairo where you can see many churches, especially the Hanging Church, which was built above the Roman Tower, as well as the Abu Serga Church, where you can explore the crypt that the holy family stayed inside it for 3 months, and Saint George Church, a roman orthodox church. The second part of the day will be exploring Islamic Cairo, where you can visit the first mosque in Egypt Amr Abn El As mosque, as well as the best mosque for Mohamed Ali Pash, called Alabaster Mosque, which is similar to the Blue Mosque in Turkey. After that you will proceed to the mosque of Ibn Tulun which is the oldest mosque stil intact in Egypt. Take your lunch in a local restaurant then you will be guided back to your hotel.

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