Islamic Cairo Tours

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Islamic Cairo
Islamic architecture abounds in Cairo—after all, it is one of the world’s oldest Muslim cities and also known as the City of a Thousand Minarets. The densest and oldest concentration of historic hammams, mosques, education centers or madrasas, mausoleums and fountains—some dating to the 10th century—comprise Islamic Cairo, a loosely defined bastion of old Cairo. Here, visitors can spend days winding through narrow streets, exploring mosques and markets, and feeling transported to a Cairo sans‐McDonalds and shopping malls. Popular points of reference include the old citadel built in the 12th century atop the tallest point in the city to defend from marauding crusaders and the Al‐Azhar Mosque with its marble‐paved interior courtyard, affiliated University—perhaps the oldest such institution in the world—and stalactite cornicing representing dripping water. Other popular stops include the Mosque‐Madrass of Sultan Hassan with its 220‐foot minaret and the Mosque of Ibn Tulun located on a small hill that local legend says is where Noah’s Ark rested following the floods instead of at Mount Ararat.

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Walking tours are the best way to explore the narrow streets of Islamic Cairo and its dense concentration of medieval buildings. Many start at the citadel and also include al‐Muizz Street, a pedestrian thoroughfare during the day that provides access to many more ancient mosques; if you’re headed that way, watch out for pickpockets in the markets along Khan el‐Khalili. Note that some sites, including the citadel will charge admission, and many mosques will be closed to visitors during Friday prayers. 
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Discover Cairo: Coptic Islamic Tour, Christian Churches and Babylon Fortress

Retrace the steps taken by the Holy Family thousands of years ago on this private, 4-hour tour of some of the oldest Christian churches in the world. Visit the Coptic Cairo museum, featuring a collection of ancient Egyptian Christian artwork, objects and manuscripts. See the Babylon Fortress, the Coptic Museum, the Hanging Church, the Greek Church of Saint George and many other Coptic churches and historical sites. Also, explore Islamic Cairo, known for its world-famous mosques and monuments. All necessary entrance fees, plus a Cairo hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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3-Day Tour around Cairo and to Alexandria from Cairo

Take the strain out of itinerary planning on this action-packed 3-day private tour of Cairo and Alexandria. See the pyramids at Giza, Saqqara, and Dahshur, and ride a camel across the desert; explore the Egyptian Museum, the Alabaster Mosque, and the Khan Al-Khalili bazaar, and ride a felucca on the Nile; admire the library, the catacombs, the Citadel of Qaitbay, and Pompey’s Pillar. Tour includes lunch and door-to-door round-trip transfers.
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Duration: 3 days
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Tour From Cairo: Bazaar of Cairo, Islamic and Old Cairo

Explore Old Cairo’s Coptic and Islamic landmarks then tour a celebrated bazaar on a full-day trip through Egypt’s vibrant, historic capital. See the ‘Hanging Church’ and the Church of Saint Sergius and Bacchus, then visit a synagogue on the legendary spot where baby Moses was found. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant (own expense), and take a walking tour along a mosque-lined street. Finish your tour at Cairo’s famous old bazaar, where vendors hawk vibrant displays of spices, perfume and souvenirs from around the country.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Cairo Day Tour Egyptian Museum, Citadel, and Khan al-Khalil Bazaar with Lunch

full day guided tour to Egyptian museum , Islamic Cairo and local bazaars with lunch 8 or 9 or 10 am pick up time with private car and guide
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Egyptian museum Coptic Cairo and Islamic Cairo

Egyptian museum Coptic Cairo and Islamic Cairo pick you by our guide and private vehicle from your hotel in cairo or Giza then visit Egyptian museum , Coptic and Islamic Cairothen transfer back to your hotel
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Full Day Tour Visiting Coptic and Islamic Cairo

Visit Cairo’s religious landmarks on a full-day tour to the city’s most important Coptic, Islamic and Jewish places. Learn how the Christian Holy Family took shelter on the site of Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church, explore the Church of Saint Barbara, and see the gilded icons that adorn the Hanging Church. Enter a synagogue built where baby Moses was found and eat lunch at a local restaurant; see Cairo’s most important mosques then take in sweeping views of the city from Saladin’s 15th-century citadel. 
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Cairo Day Tour Visiting Coptic Cairo: Abu Serga Church, Islamic Citadel and Mosques Lunch Included

Discover Cairo’s Coptic, Jewish and Islamic traditions on a full-day cultural tour that includes Abu Serga Church and the Citadel of Cairo. Step into the sanctuaries of the city’s most important Coptic churches, from the 4th-century Abu Serga to the elegant Hanging Church, visit a synagogue built where baby Moses was purportedly found and see celebrated mosques and madrassas. Finish your tour on the medieval fortifications of Saladin’s Citadel of Cairo, which protect the graceful domes and minarets of the Alabaster Mosque. 
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Egypt layover

Make the most of your layover in Cairo with this full-day tour that includes private transportation to and from the airport. If you have only a day's layover in Cairo, booking this private tour means you can move efficiently through the city with private transportation and check all of the important landmarks off your list: the Giza pyramids, the Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, and a Nile dinner cruise.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Private Islamic Cairo and Tannoura Sufi Dance Show In Wekalet el Ghouri

Dive into old, Islamic Cairo on a private full-day tour, including lunch, dinner and a ‘tannoura’ whirling dervish show. Exploring by air-conditioned minivan and foot with an expert guide, discover this medieval city-within-a-city, Cairo’s oldest quarter, as you hear about its rich history. Visit the Ottoman-style Muhammad Ali Mosque at Saladin’s Citadel, and see the Sultan Hassan, Ibn Tulun and other mosques. After lunch, stroll through markets to three of Cairo’s medieval gates, and enjoy an Egyptian dinner and hypnotic evening courtyard ‘tannoura’ show at the Wekalet el Ghouri center.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Private Day Tour: Discover Coptic and Islamic Cairo

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.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Best 2-Days Tour in Egypt

see all Cairo’s top attractions in two action-packed days on this private tour, with an Egyptologist guide. Experience the stunning Giza pyramids and Great Sphinx; and visit the ancient pyramid fields of Saqqara and open-air museum of Memphis. Gaze at Tutankhamun golden treasures at the Egyptian Museum, and explore the highlights of Old Cairo, including the Mohammed Ali Pasha Mosque and Khan El Khalili bazaar.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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3-Day Private Cairo Stopover Tour: Pyramids, Sphinx, Tutankhamen Treasures and Ben Ezra Synagogue

Check out the ancient Egyptian, Coptic and Islamic monuments Cairo on a 2-night stopover in Egypt’s capital. Visit the Great Pyramids, Sphinx and Valley Temple at Giza; lay eyes on the glittering treasures of Tutankhamun at the Egyptian Museum; see the Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue in the Coptic quarter; and enjoy photo stops at Cairo’s greatest mosques and Islamic monuments. Two nights’ hotel accommodation, plus two breakfasts, guided tours with a qualified Egyptologist, and transport and airport transfers at the start and end of the tour are included.
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Duration: 3 days
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Highlights of Cairo Egyptian Museum Citadel Mohamed Ali Mosque and khan khalili

See many of Cairo's most important sites in just one jam-packed day with this tour. You'll see the Egyptian Museum, with its fabulous collection of ancient artifacts, along with the Citadel of Saladin, the Mohamed Ali Moaque, and the Coptic Hanging Church, with time left over to go shopping in one of Cairo's most exciting souks.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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All Cairo Sights In 3 days with Private Guide with Hotel Accommodation in DownTown

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Cairo on a 3-day stay in Egypt’s intoxicating capital. Discover Cairo’s ancient marvels with your own private Egyptologist guide, and explore the evocative souks, churches and landmarks in and around Old Cairo. Ponder the mysteries of the Great Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza; see the ruins at Sakkara and Memphis; view ancient mummies and Tutankhamun’s treasures at the Egyptian Museum; roam the Khan el-Khalili bazaar and more. Two nights’ accommodation in a small downtown hotel, daily breakfasts and round-trip airport transfers are included.
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Duration: 3 days
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Private Tour: Islamic Cairo including Amr Ibn-AlAs-Ibn Tulun, Sultan Hassa and El Refaa Mosques

Check out some of Cairo’s most beautiful mosques, illustrating a range of Islamic architectural styles and fascinating history, during this 5-hour private tour. During your trip you’ll explore these buildings’ connection to city history and spiritual life at three locations. Visit the Mosque of Amr Ibn al-As, built in 642 AD around the time of Cairo’s founding. You’ll also see the Ibn-Tulun mosque, commissioned in the 870s AD, and explore the Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan, located near Cairo’s Citadel. Your visit also covers a private guide and vehicle, lunch, entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Private Day Tour to Old Cairo

Explore old Cairo’s religious legends and landmarks on a full-day private tour from your hotel in Giza or Cairo. Customize the tour to your interests, and see how the city’s Islamic, Coptic and Jewish inhabitants have worshiped for milennia. Discover the Hanging Church and the Church of St. Sergius, then visit the Churches of St. George and St. Barbara. Take in the soaring minarets of Cairo’s most important mosques, then take views of the city from the Citadel of Saladin’s medieval fortifications. 
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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2-Days Tour in Egypt

Getting around Cairo’s top attractions independently means negotiating with private drivers or cabs, and having to hire guides at the sites—if they’re available. This private tour eliminates the hassles and shows you the must-sees in two days. Visit Giza's Pyramids and Sakkara on Day 1; and explore the Egyptian Museum, Memphis, Islamic and Coptic Cairo; and the Khan El-Khalili Bazaar the next. Accommodation, meals, and entry fees are excluded.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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6-Night Tour to Giza and Hurghada from Cairo

Combine world-class sightseeing with a relaxing beach vacation on this double-duty Egypt tour. First, take in must-see sights like the Egyptian Museum, Islamic Cairo, and the Giza Pyramids. Then, enjoy free time to relax along the Red Sea in sunny, coastal Hurghada. Tours include four-star accommodation, a camel ride, and comfortable vehicle transfers in an air-conditioned van.
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Duration: 7 days
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Day Tour to Citadel and Coptic and Islamic Cairo

Explore the Citadel and Coptic and Islamic history of Cairo on a 5-hour tour. Travel with a qualified Egyptologist guide to the Citadel of Saladin, built to combat Crusader armies in the 1100s. Enter the fortifications to view the Mohammed Ali Mosque, known as the Alabaster Mosque. Learn about Cairo’s Christian history on a tour of its Coptic churches, including the famous Hanging Church; and see the Ben Ezra Synagogue. Stop for lunch along the way, and stroll the narrow lanes of the Khan el-Khalili bazaar, Cairo’s old souk.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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2 days pyramids and old city

2 days pyramids and old city include airport pick up and drop off cairo airport with private car and guide
  • Duration: 2 to 3 days
  • Duration: 2 to 3 days
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Private Best 2-Day Tour in Egypt

see all Cairo’s top attractions in two action-packed days on this private tour, with an Egyptologist guide. Experience the stunning Giza pyramids and Great Sphinx; and visit the ancient pyramid fields of Saqqara and open-air museum of Memphis. Gaze at Tutankhamun golden treasures at the Egyptian Museum, and explore the highlights of Old Cairo, including the Mohammed Ali Pasha Mosque and Khan El Khalili bazaar.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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coptic and islamic history day tour

private day tour from your hotel in cairo or Giza to enjoy your half day tour with our private guide and car  to visit, Coptic Cairo, Islamic Cairo and local bazaars
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Day Tour to Coptic & Islamic Cairo

In this fantastic tour you will visit Coptic Cairo and Islamic Cairo include many sightseeing because Egypt has the oldest churches and mosques in the whole Africa like the hanging church and Amr Ibn Al's mosque..After your morning pick-up you from the hotel you will start the tour by visiting the hanging church which was the residence or main chair of the Egyptian coptic Pope, then visit Babylon and its fortress walls and towers, followed by St. George monastery and the shelter of the holy family where they stayed inside a cave underground for 2 months.You can also visit The Ben Ezra Synagogue which was owned by a Jewish family in Egypt.Next, visit Amr ibn Al-as mosque, the oldest mosque in all of Africa which was founded by the Arab commander Amr ibn Al-as in 641 AD. Stop for some lunch and then go visit Islamic Cairo sites like Alazhar mosque, Almo'z street, and Alhakem mosque.Finally, enjoy shopping in the old market of El-khalili with its many handcrafted souvenirs.
  • Duration: 6 to 8 hours
  • Duration: 6 to 8 hours
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Cairo layover to pyramids and Cairo old city

Cairo layover to visit pyramids of Giza and Islamic Cairo to visit castle of Saladin and Mohamed Ali mosque and hanging church of Coptic Cairo with private car and guide
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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