Old Cairo Tours

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Old Cairo is a relatively small area but it is rich with history. Also known as Coptic Cairo, Fustat (in reference to the first Muslim city established there), and Masr al-Qadima to the locals, it has been inhabited since the 6th century BC. It has been a Roman fort protecting trade routes, a Christian city from around the 5th century AD, a Muslim army camp from 641 AD, then Egypt's capital city until yet another conquest in the 10th century.

The main interest these days is in its role as Coptic Cairo. The narrow cobbled streets contain the Religious Compound, full of churches including the Hanging Church (dedicated to the Virgin Mary and still in use), the oldest synagogue in Egypt, the remains of the Roman fortress, and the Coptic Museum. Just northeast is the site of ancient Fustat which contains the oldest mosque, Amr Ibn al-Aas. The rest of the area is interesting for the Zabaleen, people who live in a shanty town and sift through Cairo's huge amount of garbage to reuse and recycle it.

Practical Info

The easiest way to get to Old Cairo is by taxi, cheap if adventurous - the cars can be old and the driving is crazy! There is also a new metro system in Cairo. So far it is limited in area but signage is in English and the stop Mar Girgis will get you to Old Cairo.

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Address: Sharia Mar Girgis, Cairo, Egypt
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Private Customizable Day tour around Giza, Saqqara and Dahshur from Cairo

Customize a private tour to Saqqara, Giza or Cairo on this full-day adventure. Choose from a wide variety of possibilities, like the many fascinating pyramids, including the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Pyramid of Djoser and the Red Pyramid, to name a few. See the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Cairo Tower, the Citadel, the Mosque of Muhammad Ali and much more. All necessary entrance fees, plus lunch and a Cairo hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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8-Hour Private Guided City Tour of Cairo

Discover Cairo’s ancient history and highlights on a full-day, private tour with an experienced guide. Browse mummies, jewels and priceless relics at the Egyptian Museum, and see the gleaming funerary treasures of King Tutankhamun. After a traditional Egyptian lunch at a local restaurant, visit the Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue, and learn about the Cairo's historic Christian and Jewish communities. Finish your tour at Khan el-Khalili bazaar, where vendors create vibrant displays of rich textiles, handicrafts and souvenirs from around the country.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Guided Cairo Day Tour: Egyptian Museum, Citadel and Coptic Cairo

Already seen the pyramids and want to delve deeper into Cairo? Discover some of the Egyptian capital’s other famous and lesser-known sights on a private tour with an Egyptologist guide. Your trip starts at the Egyptian Museum, the world’s largest repository of age-old Egyptian artifacts. See Tutankhamun’s treasures, including his death mask, and view other highlights such as ancient mummified animals. Visit the Citadel of Saladin to admire the Mohammed Ali Pasha mosque, and stroll around Coptic Cairo, seeing the 3rd-century Hanging Church and other fabled religious monuments and sites.
  • Duration: 6 to 9 hrs
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  • Duration: 6 to 9 hrs
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Half-Day Private Guided Tour of Coptic Cairo with Lunch

Navigating Old Cairo without a guide can be hectic. Soak up the atmosphere without the hassle on this door-to-door private tour that focuses on Cairo’s Christian heritage. Visit the 7th-century Hanging Church then tour the crypt where some believe Mary, Joseph, and Jesus rested below the Church of St. Sergius and Bacchus. Finally, explore the Ben Ezra Synagogue before enjoying a local restaurant lunch.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Islamic and Christian Cairo Day Tour including Lunch

Explore Cairo’s dynamic Christian and Islamic history on a walking day tour of the old city. The outing is divided into two segments. First you’ll visit Christian Coptic Cairo—among the most important locations for Christians in Egypt—and visit a church and a synagogue. After a lunch break at a local restaurant, continue on to learn about Islamic Cairo, where you’ll have the opportunity to enter two mosques.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Layover Day Tour of Giza Pyramids, Cairo, Egyptian Museum and Bazaar from Cairo Airport

Make the most of your time in Cairo with a fully-customizable layover tour of the city’s historic sites. Simply meet your guide at Cairo International Airport, and visit the iconic pyramids at Giza and the nearby Sphinx and Valley Temple. See the mummies and relics at the Egyptian Museum, and take in the gleaming funerary mask of King Tutankhamun. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, then walk the medieval walls of the Cairo Citadel and shop for souvenirs at Khan el-Khalili bazaar before returning to the airport.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Day Tour of Egyptian Museum, Old Cairo and Khan El Khalili Bazaar in Cairo

Visit Cairo’s essential historic destinations on a full-day tour with an experienced guide. Browse the vast collections at the Egyptian Museum, and learn the stories behind the royal mummies, gilded masks and exquisite artifacts, including Tutankhamun's treasures. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant then explore the Coptic and Jewish landmarks of old Cairo, from the crypt below Abu Serga to the Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue. Finish your tour in Cairo’s vibrant present, browsing the bright displays of handicrafts, perfumes and souvenirs at Khan El Khalili bazaar.
  • Duration: Flexible
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Private Day Tour: Cairo City

Explore Cairo’s churches, mosques, markets, and antiquities on this all-day excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, visit the Egyptian Museum and check out the King Tut exhibit and other important artifacts. Explore the 12th century citadel and marvel at historic religious sites like the Hanging Church, the synagogue of Ben Ezra, and the Mosque of Amr Ibn Al-As. Finish at the famed Khan el Khalili bazaar, Cairo’s sprawling 700-year-old market.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Egyptian Museum Tour Plus a Visit to Old Cairo

Visit the Egyptian Museum, Old Cairo’s Coptic and Islamic landmarks and a renowned public market on a full-day tour through Egypt’s history and culture. Explore the vast museum with your guide, and discover Pharaonic treasures, mummies and precious stones. Get a glimpse of gilded icons inside the ‘Hanging Church,’ step into the hushed sanctuary of Saint Sergius’ Church then pause for an Egyptian lunch at a nearby restaurant. Finish your tour with a visit to the old bazaar, a bustling souk filled with brilliant cloth, aromatic spices and souvenirs from around the country, and a visit to the Alabaster Mosque.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Cairo Layover Tour of the Pyramids, Egyptian Museum and Coptic Cairo including Felucca Boat Ride

Keen to explore Cairo during a layover at Cairo International Airport? This private sightseeing tour is just the ticket. With an Egyptologist guide beside you, visit the Giza pyramids and Sphinx, admire Tutankhamun’s treasures at the Egyptian Museum, see the Mohammed Ali Pasha mosque at the Saladin Citadel, and visit the famous Hanging Church in atmospheric Coptic Cairo. Cap everything with a 1-hour Nile cruise aboard a ‘felucca’, one of the traditional, white-sailed boats that still ply the fabled river. Your tour includes air-conditioned transport and airport pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 6 to 9 hrs
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  • Duration: 6 to 9 hrs
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Private Full Day Tour to Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Citadel and Old Cairo

Discover the ancient monuments of Giza and Cairo on a private full-day tour from Cairo. Alongside your guide, you’ll marvel at the magnificence of the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Sphinx before visiting the historical highlights of Coptic Old Cairo. See, too, the citadel of Saladin, home to a 12th-century mosque, and enjoy a traditional Egyptian lunch. Round-trip transportation from your Cairo hotel is included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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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
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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
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Coptic Cairo and Coptic Museum: Guided Private Day Tour in Cairo

Enhance your sightseeing experience of Cairo’s ancient Old Town on a private full-day tour led by an expert Egyptologist guide. Journey by luxury vehicle to Cairo Old Town and visit prominent attractions like the Hanging Church and the Crypt of the Holy Family. Travel back in time as you listen to illuminating commentary from your knowledgeable guide and visit ancient structures like the Jewish Temple of Prophet Moses and the Abu Serga Church. Receive undivided attention from your expert guide on this private tour.  
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Private Full-Day Tour to Giza, Old Cairo and Khan El Khalili Bazaar

On this private tour visit the plateau of Giza and feel the majesty of the Sphinx and the pyramids, view the mosques of Al Azhar and Al Hussein as well as the Hanging Church, before going into the Bazaar of Khan El Khalili.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Full-Day Private Guided Tour to Egyptian Museum, Citadel of Saladin and Old Cairo Churches

Enjoy a full-day private tour of some of Egypt's most-famous religious monuments and museums with this popular tour that's perfect for both first-time visitors and returning travelers. Tour the Egypt Museum and the Citadel, then follow your private guide to the Citadel, Alabaster Mosque and Old Cairo churches. You'll make stops at St Sergio's and Hanging Church as part of this memorable tour that includes round-trip air-conditioned minivan transportation and a knowledgeable private guide.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Guided Day Tour to Giza Pyramids Egyptian Museum and Hanging Church in Cairo

Visit the Giza Pyramids, Egyptian Museum, and the Hanging Church with a full-day, private history tour of Cairo led by an Egyptologist guide. Learn about ancient history and Egypt’s Christian heritage on a trip that includes entrance fees, round-trip hotel transfer, a camel ride, lunch, and transport by air-conditioned minivan with Wi-Fi.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private 8-Hour Tour of Giza Pyramids, Egyptian Museum and Old Cairo

See Cairo’s star attractions on a full-day private tour, with an Egyptologist guide. Traveling by air-conditioned minivan, awe at the pyramids and Sphinx on the Giza Plateau, and head inside the cavernous Egyptian Museum. Tour the museum highlights, including the Tutankhamun collections, and enjoy time to explore independently. Afterward, visit the 3rd-century Hanging Church and other landmarks in old Cairo as your guide recounts their history. As this is a private tour with a customizable itinerary, you’re free to determine how much time you want to spend at each site.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 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
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  • Duration: 3 days
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All-Inclusive 7-day Egypt Highlights Tour with Nile Cruise

Perfect for first-time visitors, this in-depth, multi-day adventure ticks off all the must-see sights in Egypt, from Giza Pyramids to the Valley of the Kings. All flights and ground transfers are included, so you can settle back and unwind during a hassle-free trip. Ride a camel through the desert, get a peek at millennia-old treasures, and enjoy leisurely overnights aboard a Nile river cruise.
  • Duration: 7 days
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  • Duration: 7 days
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Cairo Highlights: 3-Day Guided Tour with Dinner Cruise and Camel Ride

Capture the spirit of ancient Egypt on a private 3-day tour of Cairo and Alexandria with a professional guide. Gaze in wonder at the Giza pyramids; take an exhilarating 30-minute camel ride through the desert; and descend to the atmospheric tombs of the Sakkara step pyramids. Immerse yourself in Cairo’s lively culture during a visit to the Khan el-Kahlil market and the Mosque of Mohamed Ali Pasha and see the splendid sights of Alexandria on a guided tour. Receive the undivided attention of your Egyptologist guide on this private tour.
  • Duration: 3 days
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  • Duration: 3 days
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11-Night Private Mysteries of Egypt Tour

Experience the very best of ancient Egypt on a tour that follows the Nile Valley from Cairo to Abu Simbel, with stops at some of the country’s most remarkable places. Immerse yourself in Cairo’s bustling streets, cruise the Nile River between Aswan and Luxor, pause at magnificent riverside temples, then climb into the Great Pyramid at Giza. With a mix of guided tours and independent time to explore on your own, this remarkable trip is a fun, flexible introduction to the wonders of the ancient world.
  • Duration: 12 days
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  • Duration: 12 days
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3 Days Cairo Tour Package exploring Cairo Top attractions and best things to do

Explore ancient Giza, the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, and other popular Cairo landmarks on a hassle-free three-day tour. After convenient hotel pickup, travel with an expert guide to the Great Pyramids, the Sphinx, the Valley Temple, and the Sakkara and Dashure pyramids. Check out the museum’s King Tut exhibit, stop by the Citadel, shop for fine products at Khan El Khalili Bazaar, and explore historic Islamic, Christian and Jewish sites.
  • Duration: 3 days
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  • Duration: 3 days
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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
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