Your knowledgeable guide from Cairo Top Tours will pick you up from your hotel to begin the Tour. The first stop will be at The Egyptian Museum, where you will embark on a journey through the rich history of ancient Egypt. You will witness the largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts, with over 160,000 masterpieces on display. Your expert tour guide will fully explain the highlights, including the treasures of King Tutankhamen, which are the only royal treasure discovered intact and consist of a huge collection of gold and jewelry that were hidden under the sand for over three thousand years until the tomb was excavated in 1922 and moved to Cairo and The Egyptian Museum.
Next, your tour guide will take you to visit Salah El Din Citadel and the Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali inside. This mosque is a unique example of Ottoman architecture in Cairo, as its design is copied from the famous Blue Mosque of Istanbul. The Citadel is considered the center of the Egyptian government, as it was established by Salah El Din until the reign of King Farouk during the first half of the past century.
You will stop for a local lunch meal at a good-quality restaurant before starting your Coptic Cairo tour. You will visit the ancient Roman fortress of Babylon and be amazed by The Hanging Church, one of the highlights of old Cairo. You will also visit the church of St. Sergius, which is also known as the Cavern Church. It was built above the crypt, where the holy family stayed for nearly three months, and the well from which they drank water. Finally, you will visit Ben Ezra Synagogue, which is believed to be the site of the pharaoh's palace where the basket of Moses was picked up from the Nile.
Your Cairo sightseeing tours will continue with a visit to Islamic Cairo, where you will explore the various relics of medieval Cairo, including old walls, mosques, madrasas, and gates of the city during the Middle Ages. The old stone-paved streets date back to the 10th century. Your walk will end by having tea at Fishawy, the oldest cafe in Khan El Khalili, Cairo's old bazaar.
Breakfast and lunch will be included in the tour package.