Your guide for the day
will pick you up and begin your guided tour in Islamic Cairo - we start at the Citadel fortress with a visit to the Mohammed Ali Mosque (the alabaster mosque). The Citadel that was built
by Salah-El-Din in the 12th Century and was the seat of power for the
following 700 years. On the premises is the Alabaster Mosque of
Mohammed Ali, one of the landmarks of Cairo whose minaret can be seen
from any part of the city. The Mohammed Ali mosque was built in
Turkish style, very similar to the Blue Mosque in Turkey.
Next on our agenda is a
visit to the Khan El Khalili Bazaars that date back to 1382. Shops in this district are
legendary for fine brassware, copper, perfumes, leather, silver, gold,
antiques and more! Everything for sale in these shops is negotiable -
be prepared to bargain for goods
in this exciting maze of shops!
Our next stop is in Coptic Cairo home of
some of the oldest Christian churches in the world and retrace the steps
where Mary and Joseph walked thousands of years ago. We will visit
the Hanging Church, also known as El Muallaqa that was dedicated to the
Virgin Mary and it was believed to have been built at the end of the
3rd century. Built on the outer wall you will see the Greek Church of St. George. Following is a visit to the Church of St. Sergius, a perfect example of Coptic churches and monasteries.
It was founded at the end of the 4th century and it stands on a crypt
that is said to have sheltered the holy family during their flight
Our tour will concludes
with a visit to the St. Barbara’s Church that was built between the 4th and 5th centuries. It
has preserved ruins of Saint John.
Islamic Coptic Cairo tour Included:
All transfers per program in
All entrance fees &
taxes for sightseeing per program
Islamic Coptic Cairo tour Excluded:
Visitor's VISA obtain upon arrival at airport for a
USD 20.- per person.
Any meals not mentioned optional lunch during
Any item or service not mentioned
Tips for guides, tour leaders & drivers
Optional Tours & Services:
Lunch - available upon request for an additional
The Coptic Museum - in Old Cairo
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