Enjoy one of the most historical in Cairo through Coptic and Islamic Cairo tour. Explore the medieval Saladin Citadel, the Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali, the mosque of Ibn Tulun, as well as the ancient Roman fortress of Babylon, the Hanging church. Walk throughout the alleys paved with stones in the oldest Bazaar in the Middle East, Khan El Khalili Bazaar.
Price : 30.00 $
6 to 8 hours
Having a free day in Cairo or just a few hours during your Cairo Layover? let's explore Old Cairo through one of the most exciting Cairo day tours. Enjoy the Coptic and Islamic Cairo tour which is amongst the top Cairo Trips that will take you to visit the most important ancient sites in Egypt. Explore the Saladin Citadel and the Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali, built during the first half of the nineteenth century, it was the seat of the Egyptian government during many dynasties like the Ayyubids, the Mamluks, and even some Ottomans. You will also visit the Mosque of Ibn Tulun, which the oldest intact mosque in Egypt established during the 19th century, the Mosque of Sultan Hassan, which is one of the biggest mosque complexes for teaching Islamic law in history. the ancient Roman fortress of Babylon and the suspended or Hanging Church which is a unique church known as Al-Moallaqa in the Arabic language.
Built on the southern gate of the fortress and acted as a refuge for Christians during the Roman attacks as well as Berber raids. You will have the chance to walk within the ancient narrow streets and alleys of Islamic Cairo and Khan El Khalili Bazaar to witness the grandeur of Islamic architecture that still astonishes engineers and historians for being reached the peak of architecture. Book now! and enjoy many other activities and things to do in Cairo.
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At 9:00 AM, the Cairo Top Tours tour guide will meet you at the hotel in Cairo or Giza to enjoy your Cairo day tours which start every day. Start your Coptic and Islamic Cairo Tour by visiting the Saladin Citadel and the Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali from the inside, which was the seat of Egypt's rulers during many centuries. The Citadel of Saladin was built around 1176 A.D by the famous Muslim leader Salah Al-Din. It represents the Ottoman architecture in Cairo since the design is copied from the famous Blue Mosque of Sultan Ahmed in Istanbul.
You will be transferred to another ancient site in the city to visit an Islamic complex called by historians the pyramid of Islamic architecture in Cairo, the Mamluk mosque and Madrasas of Sultan Hassan dates back to the 14th century and the mosque of Ibn Tulun the oldest standing mosque in Africa built over one thousand years ago.
Your tour guide and driver will take you to visit Coptic Cairo. You will start sightseeing in the Coptic district of Cairo to see an Old Roman fortress built by Emperor Trajan, the Roman fortress of Babylon. Move to the Hanging Church which is built above the ruins of the fortress. We will also take you to the Church of Abu Serga, which is built above the cavern of the Holy Family, as well as Old Cairo synagogue is also known as Ben Ezra Synagogue which has an exciting history as one of the oldest synagogues in Cairo. Learn more about Coptic Cairo with your Egyptologist, and then you will stop for delicious lunch in Old Cairo.
Then you will be dropped off at your Cairo or Giza hotel after your Cairo Trips are over. We hope you enjoyed our private guided Cairo excursions.
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