See the other side of Cairo & travel away from the regular Cairo tours, this Coptic and Islamic Cairo tour from the airport will surprise you during your stopover in Cairo as you explore the transit tours of Coptic Cairo along with the spiritual tours of Islamic Cairo!
Price : 45.00 $
Coptic and Islamic Cairo Tour from Airport
This Coptic and Islamic Cairo tour from the airport will amaze you during your layover in Cairo as you will discover the Coptic district in Cairo along with the spiritual Islamic Cairo trips.
Coptic Cairo Transit Tours
Now you have the chance to explore the hidden part of Cairo trips apart from the usual tours in Cairo. Visit the spots that were blessed by the presence of the Holy Family during their journey to Egypt escaping the persecution of King Herod, Coptic Cairo tour includes the Hanging Church of the Holy Virgin Mary and the Cavern Church of St. Sergius, along with the oldest Synagogue in Egypt known as the Synagogue of Ben Ezra. After your local ingredients lunch, you will enjoy the Islamic Cairo tour to the most interesting places like the Cairo Citadel which was built by the famous Muslim leader Saladin, and the market of Khan El-Khalili which is the oldest bazaar in the whole Middle East. Cairo day tours from the airport assure you the best moments during your short time enjoying some of Egypt day tours!
Our certified tour leader assigned by Cairo Top Tours will meet you inside Cairo international airport after you saw your name written on the signboard he will be holding, to assist you through the boarding procedures and introduce you to your certified English-speaking Egyptologist who will accompany you through your few hours layover in Cairo, for today you will experience a brand new activity by seeing the hidden part of Cairo excursions that not much know about. Start the Coptic and Islamic Cairo tour from the airport by seeing the area known as Old Cairo, at the ruins of the ancient Roman fortress of Babylon, where the Holy Virgin Mary and the baby Jesus Christ stayed in the company of St. Joseph the carpenter, some historical relics had been built to tell us a lot about the time when Christianity in Egypt first spread by the early saints.
Visit the Hanging Church which was built suspended over two towers of the fortress, it is a Coptic orthodox church that dates back to the 3rd century A.D. Proceed to see the cavern Church of St. Sergius where the holy family took refuge from the Roman raids for 3 months inside a cave hidden in the subterranean corridors of the fortress, Visit also the Synagogue of Ben Ezra which once was a Coptic church before it has been sold to a Jewish man as a reason of the heavy taxes applied on the Coptic community during one of the Muslim rulers.
Enjoy your yummy lunch in a local good-quality restaurant before continuing your Coptic Cairo transit tours to see the Citadel of Saladin, who was one of the Ayyubid dynasty's very famous leaders and fought a lot of victorious battles against the crusaders. The citadel was built during the 12th century to fortify Cairo and is famous for the 200 years old the alabaster mosque of Mohamed Ali Basha inside.
Witness the historic buildings and mosques that have the biggest compilation of medieval architectural treasures in the Islamic world during your Islamic Cairo trips. also, you can enjoy your time at the oldest bazaar in Egypt, Khan El-Khalili bazaar to sit in a local cafe and taste the traditional Egyptian tea mint or have interesting shopping tours in Cairo.
You will be transferred back to Cairo airport after you enjoyed our Cairo stopover tour to the Coptic and Islamic districts in Cairo.