Today, and right after you finish your tasty breakfast at the hotel, you will be accompanied by your tour guide for an amazing Cairo city tour starting with the Islamic Cairo trips to the Cairo Citadel.
You will see the Medieval fortification of Cairo, Saladin Citadel which was built by Sultan Saladin during the 12th century to fortify Cairo against any probable dangers during that time, Saladin recruited some mercenaries to be used in the Egyptian army, but very quickly they gained power, wealth, and the support of the people that thing that made them rule the country before Mohamed Ali Basha got rid of them in a very famous massacre known as the Citadel Massacre.
Talking about Mohamed Ali, his brilliant alabaster mosque is located inside the citadel and is considered of the highest points in Cairo in which you can view the Giza Pyramids if the weather is clear.
Move now to Old Cairo to start the Coptic Cairo tour where you will get to see the earliest Christian churches in the history of Christianity, the holy family visited Egypt during their journey escaping from King Herod, this area is one of the spots they stayed in for almost 3-4 months according to historians. They took refuge in a crypt in which later a church was built above it called now the Church of Abu Serga, also you will see the Hanging Church that is built above 2 towers of the ancient Roman fortress of Babylon. At the end of your Coptic tours in Cairo, you will enter the Synagogue of Ben Ezra which is one of the oldest Jewish synagogues in the Middle East.
Enjoy your gourmet lunch before hitting the market of Khan El Khalili in the area known as Al Hussein in Cairo downtown. Al Hussein was the grandson of the Prophet of Islam, Mohamed (PBUH) and the area is full of old mosques from the 9th century along with lots of mausoleums of the companions and the family members of Prophet Mohamed. Enjoy your Cairo walking tour in the small alleys of Cairo and have a tasty tea-mint drink before being transferred back to your hotel and overnight.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch