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Islamic Cairo Tours

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Islamic Cairo
Cairo is known as the "city of a thousand minarets," and that's reflected in its designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A journey into Islamic Cairo is a journey into the city’s past, from Fustat, Egypt’s first Muslim capital, to the 1,000-year-old walled city, the Cairo Citadel, founded by 12th-century leader Saladin, and beyond.

The Basics
The terms “Islamic Cairo,” “Old Cairo,” and “Coptic Cairo” can seem confusing. Islamic Cairo—like Coptic Cairo—forms part of Old Cairo, although—unlike compact Coptic Cairo—it’s scattered across different districts. Mosques are a centerpiece of any visit to Islamic Cairo, from Ibn Tulun Mosque, built more than 1,000 years ago, to Alabaster Mosque, atop the Citadel. You can also enjoy fountains, ancient Islamic schools, ornate city gates, bustling markets, and more. Tours generally combine vehicle transfers with walking.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Islamic Cairo is a must for architecture fans and anyone with an interest in Islamic art.
  • Women, particularly solo travelers, will feel more comfortable in Cairo wearing loose clothing that cover shoulders, arms, and legs. Modest gear is essential when visiting mosques.
  • Islamic Cairo is a challenging destination for travelers who rely on wheelchairs, but some sites do have ramps and road access.

How to Get There
Cairo developed from a number of different cities, so Islamic Cairo’s sights are scattered over a large area. The walled city at the core of Islamic Cairo is best reached from Bab El Shaariya metro station (Line 1), but to see the highlights of the different areas in a day you need to take a tour or book a driver.

When to Get There
Most mosques are closed for part or all of Friday for Friday prayers, making it a bad day to visit. Be aware that Islamic Cairo can be hectic on Saturdays. Most sights are open until mid-afternoon, but the area can be fascinating after dark.

Things to Do in Islamic Cairo That Aren’t Mosques
There’s more to Islamic Cairo than mosques. Soak up the atmosphere in the warren of shops and stalls that make up the historic Khan Al-Khalili bazaar; catch a whirling dervish performance in Wekalet El Ghouri Arts Center, a 16th-century inn; sip cardamom coffee or sweet tea in El Fishawi, a heritage cafe; or snap photos on the historic street known as Sharia Al Mu'izz Li-Din Allah.
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Full Day Tour Visiting Coptic and Islamic Cairo

Full Day Tour Visiting Coptic and Islamic Cairo

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Visit Cairo’s religious landmarks on a private 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. 
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$50.00
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US$50.00
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Private Guided Tour around Islamic Cairo Mosques Gates & Bazaar including Lunch

Private Guided Tour around Islamic Cairo Mosques Gates & Bazaar including Lunch

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Start your tour from your hotel by your private tour guide (licensed with a degree in Egyptology) in a private, modern a/c van with free WiFi, and explore the history of Islamic Cairo since its foundation. Start by visiting the Citadel of Saladin with its massive walls and towers. The complex includes mosque of Mohamed Ali (Alabaster Mosque), representing the Ottoman style of architecture, and the mosque of Ibn Qalaoun, representing the Mameluk style of architecture. Then move to the mosque of Sultan Hassan with its beautiful minarets and decorations along with the Mausoleum of the Sultan.Then visit the oldest mosque still intact in Egypt, the mosque of Ibn Tulun with its unique minaret Next, you can enjoy your lunch of local Egyptian food (koshary). Afterwards, move on to see the original walls and gates of Cairo dating back to the 10th century, namely Bab el Fotouh and Bab el Nasr (Gate of Victory), and visit the beautiful Fatimid mosque of Al Hakim.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$121.43
Price varies by group size
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US$121.43
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4-Hour Islamic Cairo Private Tour with Al-Azhar, Khan Al-Khalili

4-Hour Islamic Cairo Private Tour with Al-Azhar, Khan Al-Khalili

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Step back in time on a 4-hour, private tour of Cairo's Islamic architecture and mosques, from the oldest mosque in the city to a 1,000-year-old Islamic University. Learn about local culture and history as you explore the city, visiting sites that include the Mosque of Al-Azhar, Al-Hussein Mosque, and Khan Al-Khalili bazaar. Traveling in a private vehicle means you avoid the hassle and expense of taxis, with an experienced guide to help bring the city's Islamic history to vivid life.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$50.00
Price varies by group size
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Islamic Cairo Tour

Islamic Cairo Tour

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Visit Islamic Sites in Cairo Such as the Citadel of Salah El Din, Mohamed Ali Mosque, El Rifai Mosque, El Sultan Hassan Mosque, Al-Azhar and El Hussein Mosques and visit Khan Khalili Bazaar in Cairo.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$72.86
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US$72.86
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Private Guided Full-Day Tour: 8-Hour Islamic Cairo from Cairo or Giza Hotels

Private Guided Full-Day Tour: 8-Hour Islamic Cairo from Cairo or Giza Hotels

Follow winding streets into Islamic Cairo to find treasures of medieval architecture, soaring mosques, and madrasas. Navigating the maze of narrow alleys and markets can be overwhelming for anyone who doesn't know the area well, but exploring with a personal guide on this private, full-day tour means you’ll find your way straight to Islamic Cairo’s magnificent highlights, from Al-Azhar Mosque to landmarks of Al Moez Street.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$88.00
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US$88.00
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Private Day Tour to hanging church Coptic Cairo castle of Saladin Islamic Cairo

Private Day Tour to hanging church Coptic Cairo castle of Saladin Islamic Cairo

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Experience the magic of Old Cairo, a UNESCO World Heritage site, with none of the street hassles on this comprehensive private tour. Start at the Citadel of Saladin and the Alabaster Mosque; proceed to the Mosque of Ibn Tulun, the Fort of Babylon, and the Hanging Church; finish at the Church of Abu Serga before returning to your hotel.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$53.00
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US$53.00
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day tour Egyptian museum ,Coptic Cairo and Islamic Cairo

day tour Egyptian museum ,Coptic Cairo and Islamic Cairo

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Travel through three distinct eras of Cairo on this door-to-door private tour: ancient Egypt, Coptic Cairo, and Islamic Cairo. Start at the Egyptian Museum, then discover the Alabaster Mosque, the Citadel, and the Khan al-Khalili bazaar. Finish by touring the Hanging Church, Ben Ezra Synagogue, Church of St. Barbara, and Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church. Your day includes private transport and guiding but excludes entrance fees.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$52.00
Price varies by group size
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US$52.00
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Private Tour to Egyptian Museum, Coptic Cairo, and Islamic Cairo

Private Tour to Egyptian Museum, Coptic Cairo, and Islamic Cairo

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Cover thousands of years of Egyptian history—and three major belief systems—on this private tour to the Egyptian Museum, plus Islamic, Coptic, and Jewish sights in Old Cairo. Highlights include the famous death mask of King Tut, the 3rd-century Hanging Church, and Saladin Citadel, built from limestone blocks taken from the Giza Pyramids.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$53.00
Price varies by group size
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US$53.00
Price varies by group size
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Private Day Trip To Islamic Cairo

Private Day Trip To Islamic Cairo

Starts At 10:00 am Pickup from your hotel by our expert tour guide and transfer to the Citadel of Salah El Din in Cairo Where you visit Mohamed Ali Mosque that has been considered one of the most beautful mosque in Cairo it also know as the Alabaster Mosque because its outer walls has been Covered by Alabaster Stone Then Followed by another big famous Mosque Which is Al-Rifa’i Mosque The building is located opposite the Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan, which dates from around 1361, and was architecturally conceived as a complement to the older structure. This was part of a vast campaign by the 19th century rulers of Egypt to both associate themselves with the perceived glory of earlier periods in Egypt‘s Islamic history and modernize the city.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$60.72
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US$60.72
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Day Tour to the Islamic Mosques in Cairo

Day Tour to the Islamic Mosques in Cairo

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Meet your tour guide in your Cairo Hotel, transfer to enjoy your day tour to the Islamic mosques in Cairo and have an enjoyable time by visiting the most important mosques in the Egyptian history, you will visit Salah El-Din Citadel and you will enjoy there 2 mosques which are Muhammad Ali Basha mosque and El Sultan Qalawon mosque, secondly you will visit El-Refaiy mosque, Sultan Hasan mosque, Ahmad Ibn-Tulon mosque to enjoy the meditation in the decoration of these amazing mosques in Cairo, after that visiting Amr Ibn el-As mosque and don't forget to take some amazing shots with your camera, finaly enjoy visiting El Sultan Al-Ghoury mosque and Sultan Barqouq mosque, at the end have lunch in good quality restaurant and return back to your hotel.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$87.00
Price varies by group size
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US$87.00
Price varies by group size
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Islamic and Christian Cairo Day Tour including Lunch

Islamic and Christian Cairo Day Tour including Lunch

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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.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$36.73
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US$36.73
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Private Unusual day trip to Islamic Cairo

Private Unusual day trip to Islamic Cairo

at 10:00 am Emo Tours guide will pick you up from your Hotel at 10:00 am and transfer you to the Most Famous mosque in Egypt which is Al Azhar Mosque if it`s Friday you will attend Jumm'ah`s Prayer then Followed by another Visit to another Famous mosque Calls Al Hussien Mosque. Over there you can do your Islamic clothing shopping as the area itself Full of Shops that sells all kind of Islamic Clothes and more Then lunch at Local Restaurant where you eat one of the most Common meal for Egyptian that Calls `Kosharii`. After Lunch continue your day Tour to some other Historical untouristic mosques that belongs to El Sayeda Zeinab Mosque in Cairo the grand daughter of the Prophet Mohamed,` May Prayers and Peace be upon him`Her Mosque stands in the heart of the square named after Al Sayeda Zeinab . Al Sayeda Zeinab is Also the youngest daughter of both Al Sayeda Fatima, the Prophet's daughter and his cousin Ali Ibn Abi Taleb and the sister of the two Imams Al Hassan and Al Hussein.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$91.08
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US$91.08
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Islamic Cairo full day old mosques

Islamic Cairo full day old mosques

Pair the flexibility of independent travel with the expertise of your own personal guide on this private door-to-door tour of Islamic Cairo. Stroll the medieval Citadel of Saladin; learn about Islam’s core beliefs at the Alabaster Mosque; shop till you drop in the notorious Khan al-Khalili bazaar; explore the vast Sultan Hassan Mosque; and discover the art of papyrus (if you wish). Please note: tour excludes entrance fees.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$65.00
Price varies by group size
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US$65.00
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Private Tour: Islamic Cairo including Amr Ibn-AlAs-Ibn Tulun, Sultan Hassa and El Refaa Mosques

Private Tour: Islamic Cairo including Amr Ibn-AlAs-Ibn Tulun, Sultan Hassa and El Refaa Mosques

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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.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$51.43
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US$51.43
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Full-Day Islamic Cairo: Citadel & old Mosques

Full-Day Islamic Cairo: Citadel & old Mosques

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See the Islamic sights of Cairo on a day tour with a guide educated in Egyptology. You'll check out landmarks such as the Citadel (Al-Qalaa); the Mosques of Al-Azhar, Sultan Hassan, Amr ibn al-As, and Ibn Tulun; and Khan Al-Khalili bazaar, all with a private vehicle and guide.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$58.00
Price varies by group size
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US$58.00
Price varies by group size
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 Islamic Cairo Tour

Islamic Cairo Tour

Visit Islamic Sites in Cairo Such as the Citadel of Salah El Din, Mohamed Ali Mosque, El Rifai Mosque, El Sultan Hassan Mosque, Al-Azhar and El Hussein Mosques and visit Khan Khalili Bazaar in Cairo.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$78.93
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US$78.93
Price varies by group size

Egyptian museum ,Islamic Cairo, old Cairo day and local market bazaars

Egyptian museum ,Islamic Cairo, old Cairo day and local market bazaars

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private day tour from your hotel in cairo or Giza to enjoy your full day tour with our private guide and car   to visit Egyptian museum , Coptic Cairo, Islamic Cairo and local bazaars
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$77.00
Price varies by group size
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US$77.00
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private full day Islamic Cairo with old mosques

private full day Islamic Cairo with old mosques

Experience Cairo’s churches, mosques, and the Khan El Khalili Bazaar on this all-day tour. After a convenient hotel pickup, explore Coptic Cairo and check out the Hanging Church, the Babylon Fortress, and other important historic sites. Stop by the gorgeous alabaster mosque, the religious complex of Sultan Hassan, and Islamic Cairo’s major souk, a sprawling 700-year-old market.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$65.00
Price varies by group size
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US$65.00
Price varies by group size
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Private Tour to Citadel, Coptic and Islamic Cairo Khan El Khalili

Private Tour to Citadel, Coptic and Islamic Cairo Khan El Khalili

Have a day tour to Old Cairo and Coptic Cairo visiting Salah El Din Citadel, constructed during the Crusades in 1183 AD, and admire Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque inside the castle's walls. Tour Coptic Cairo to learn about Egypt's Christian history and the founding of Cairo before exploring Khan El Khalili.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$82.29
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US$82.29
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Giza pyramids ,Coptic old churches and Islamic Cairo mosque

Giza pyramids ,Coptic old churches and Islamic Cairo mosque

Giza pyramids sphinx Mummification valley temple day tours from Cairo or Giza hotel with hotel pick up , our guide will wait for you any time you request us to enjoy your half day tour in Giza then visit the old part of Cairo which contain the Coptic Cairo the hanging church and Islamic Cairo to visit castle of Saladin and Mohamed Ali mosque back to hotel safely
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$67.00
Price varies by group size
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US$67.00
Price varies by group size
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Full day Coptic and Islamic Cairo

Full day Coptic and Islamic Cairo

A mixture tour between Coptic Cairo and Islamic Cairo is a great chance to see and feel the old Egyptian spirit, you will visit most of the old historical mosques and churches in old Cairo.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$109.29
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US$109.29
Price varies by group size

Egyptian museum Coptic hanging church and Islamic Cairo

Egyptian museum Coptic hanging church and Islamic Cairo

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Visit the Egyptian Museum, Coptic Cairo, and Islamic Cairo all in just one day with this tour of the Egyptian capital. Your Egyptologist guide will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the Egyptian Museum, where you'll get to check out millennia worth of art and artifacts. From here, you'll continue to the Coptic part of town to visit the Hanging Church, the Church of Abur Serga, and the Ben Ezra Synagogue. Your tour will conclude with a visit to Islamic Cairo, home to the Alabaster Mosque, before you return to your hotel.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$46.00
Price varies by group size
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US$46.00
Price varies by group size
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Egyptian museum , Islamic Cairo , Coptic old churches day and local market

Egyptian museum , Islamic Cairo , Coptic old churches day and local market

private day tour from your hotel in cairo or Giza to enjoy your full day tour with our private guide and car  to visit Egyptian museum , Coptic Cairo, Islamic Cairo and local bazaars private day tour with hotel pick up in Cairo or Giza to enjoy your full day tour in Egyptian museum where to visit the treasury of king tut ankh amon , mummy room , other treasury form lxuor and Aswan antiquities , then visit old part of Cairo first of all visit Coptic Cairo the hanging church 3rd century , holy crypt church synagogue temple for Jewish then visit Islamic part of cairo to visit the castle of Saldain and Mohaemd Ali mosque , end with some local bazaars for shopping , optional stop for lunch  then trasnfer back to your hotel kindly advice the pick up time , we can start 7 am , 8 am , 9 am , 10 am
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$66.00
Price varies by group size
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US$66.00
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Day Tour To The Egyptian Museum Islamic Cairo Christian Coptic Cairo

Day Tour To The Egyptian Museum Islamic Cairo Christian Coptic Cairo

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Get an in-depth overview of Egypt’s rich history on a private tour of Cairo. Visit the Egyptian Museum and discover one of the most important collections of ancient Egyptian antiquities in the world including the treasures of King Tutankhamen. Then learn about Egypt’s religions as you visit sites such as the Islamic Mosque of Muhammad Ali and the Coptic Hanging Church from the 3rd century.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$74.00
Price varies by group size
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US$74.00
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