Experience the vibrant tapestry of Cairo's history and culture on this captivating tour that weaves together the city's ancient religious landmarks, its imposing fortress, and the bustling markets of Khan el-Khalili. Prepare to be enchanted by the diverse heritage of Old Cairo, awe-inspired by the Citadel of Salah El-Din, and enchanted by the lively atmosphere of one of the Middle East's most famous bazaars.
At your hotel
At your hotel
Begin your day in the heart of the Coptic Christian quarter, where the narrow alleys and historic churches transport you through time. One of the first stops is the renowned Hanging Church, a testament to the enduring spirit of Christianity in Egypt. Admire the intricate woodwork and ancient icons within, each carrying centuries of spiritual significance. This sacred sanctuary has stood for centuries, witnessing the passage of time and preserving the traditions of Coptic Christianity.
As your journey through Old Cairo continues, you'll have the opportunity to explore the Crypt of the Holy Family. This crypt, nestled deep within the heart of the city, is believed to be a refuge for the Holy Family during their time in Egypt, making it a place of profound importance for Christians around the world.
Your spiritual pilgrimage in Old Cairo also includes visits to the Sergius and Bacchus Church, a testament to Egypt's early Christian history, and St. George Church, another gem adorned with history and art.
Old Cairo's spiritual diversity is further showcased as you visit the Amr Bin Al'As Mosque. A true architectural gem, this mosque stands as a symbol of Cairo's rich tapestry of faith, where Islamic traditions have thrived for centuries alongside their Christian counterparts.
Our tour then ascends to the imposing Citadel of Salah El-Din, an iconic fortress that has guarded Cairo for centuries. From its lofty vantage point, take in panoramic views of the sprawling city below. Explore the awe-inspiring Mosque of Muhammad Ali, an architectural masterpiece often referred to as the "Alabaster Mosque," and discover the history of the Mamluks and Ottomans that shaped this magnificent citadel.
To complete our journey, we'll dive into the sensory wonderland of Khan el-Khalili, Cairo's most famous market. Lose yourself in a labyrinth of narrow alleys brimming with stalls selling everything from vibrant textiles and intricate jewelry to aromatic spices and exotic souvenirs. Bargain with local vendors, savor traditional Egyptian street food, and soak in the lively atmosphere where centuries of trade and culture converge.
This tour promises an enriching and immersive experience, allowing you to connect with the heart and soul of Cairo. Discover the harmony of faith, the strength of history, and the allure of commerce in this bustling metropolis, where ancient traditions coexist with modern life.
At your hotel
- Private tour.
- Private English speaking tour guide.
- Transfer by air-conditioned private car.
- A professional driver.
- Pick-up from hotel and return.
- One bottle of mineral water for each participant.
- The Hanging Church.
- Sergius & Bakhus Church.
- The Crypt Of The Holy Family.
- St. George Church.
- Mosque Of Amr Ibn El'As.
- Enterance fees (Citadel Of Salah ElDin).
- Parking fees.
- Beverage during meals.
- Optional activities.
- Any extras not mentioned in the program.
I can also pick you up from airport at any time per day and per week.
Additional Info :
- This is a private tour / activity,
- Only your group will participate.
- Your tours can be customized according to your needs and preferences, just tell your guide what you are looking for.
A very relaxed tour giving us plenty of time at all the important venues. Great photo opportunities which will last a lifetime. Good advice given by Kerolos who provided us with guidance throughout the day. Knowledgeable and helpful, at all times. My young sons enjoyed the experience and I would certainly recommend Kerolos to anyone visiting Cairo for the first time ( like us )! Do not underestimate the importance of having a local to negotiate all entrance fees and pitfalls that will certainly come your way if you plan an excursion on your own. My advice to Kerolos,…… find a driver that is trustworthy! In a world where tourists rely on honesty and integrity your driver let you down today!
I wanted to take a moment to express my heartfelt gratitude for your wonderful feedback about your recent tour in Egypt. It was a genuine pleasure to have you and your young sons as our guests, and I'm delighted to hear that you had a relaxed and enjoyable experience exploring the iconic venues in Egypt. Your kind words are truly appreciated, and I'm thrilled that you found the tour to be filled with great photo opportunities and that my guidance was helpful throughout the day. Your recommendation means a lot to me, and I'm honored to have been your tour guide in this magnificent city. Once again, thank you for choosing me as your tour guide in Egypt. Your kind words and positive feedback are a great source of motivation for me to continue providing exceptional experiences for all our guests. If you ever plan to visit Egypt again or have any friends or family looking for an unforgettable experience, please don't hesitate to reach out. Wishing you and your family many more wonderful adventures in the future. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your journey. We have taken your feedback to heart and, in response, have made an improvement by assigning another professional driver who is knowledgeable about everything for our future guests.