Full Day Tour Visiting Coptic and Islamic Cairo

1 Day

Overview

Explore Coptic and Islamic Cairo with ease—without transport woes or getting lost—on this shared-group tour. Skip cabs, maps, and mobile apps; and focus instead on the sights, from Abu Serga and the Hanging Church to Ben Ezra Synagogue and Cairo’s main mosques. Plus, hear facts and history from your guide that you could miss if alone. Lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off are included to complete your day.

Itinerary

Day 1 :

Itinerary
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Stop At: Cairo Citadel, Salah Salem St, Cairo 11511 Egypt

The Citadel of Cairo or Citadel of Saladin is a medieval Islamic-era fortification in Cairo, Egypt, built by Salah ad-Din and further developed by subsequent Egyptian rulers. It was the seat of government in Egypt and the residence of its rulers for nearly 700 years from the 13th to the 19th centuries

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Cairo Citadel, Salah Salem St, Cairo 11511 Egypt

The Citadel of Cairo or Citadel of Saladin is a medieval Islamic-era fortification in Cairo, Egypt, built by Salah ad-Din and further developed by subsequent Egyptian rulers. It was the seat of government in Egypt and the residence of its rulers for nearly 700 years from the 13th to the 19th centuries

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), Shar'a Mari Girgis Street, Cairo 11511 Egypt

Saint Virgin Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church, also known as the Hanging Church, is one of the oldest churches in Egypt and the history of a church on this site dates to the third century. It belongs to the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), Shar'a Mari Girgis Street, Cairo 11511 Egypt

Saint Virgin Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church, also known as the Hanging Church, is one of the oldest churches in Egypt and the history of a church on this site dates to the third century. It belongs to the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, Maydan Salah al-Din, Cairo 11511 Egypt

The Mosque-Madrasa of Sultan Hassan is a monumental mosque and madrasa located in the historic district of Cairo, Egypt. It was built between 1356 and 1363 during the Bahri Mamluk period, commissioned by Sultan an-Nasir Hasan

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, Maydan Salah al-Din, Cairo 11511 Egypt

The Mosque-Madrasa of Sultan Hassan is a monumental mosque and madrasa located in the historic district of Cairo, Egypt. It was built between 1356 and 1363 during the Bahri Mamluk period, commissioned by Sultan an-Nasir Hasan

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Church of St. Barbara, Near the Roman Fortress, Cairo 11511 Egypt

The Coptic Orthodox Church of St. Barbara is one of the many famous Coptic Orthodox parishes that can be found in the district of Coptic Cairo. The building is located on the eastern part of the Babylon Fortress and is one of the oldest buildings in Cairo, dating back to the 5th or 6th century AD

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Church of St. Barbara, Near the Roman Fortress, Cairo 11511 Egypt

The Coptic Orthodox Church of St. Barbara is one of the many famous Coptic Orthodox parishes that can be found in the district of Coptic Cairo. The building is located on the eastern part of the Babylon Fortress and is one of the oldest buildings in Cairo, dating back to the 5th or 6th century AD

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Synagogue Ben Ezra, Kom Ghorab 264J+7CV, Cairo 11511 Egypt

The Ben Ezra Synagogue, sometimes referred to as the El-Geniza Synagogue or the Synagogue of the Levantines, is situated in the Fustat part of Old Cairo, Egypt. According to local folklore, it is located on the site where baby Moses was found

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Synagogue Ben Ezra, Kom Ghorab 264J+7CV, Cairo 11511 Egypt

The Ben Ezra Synagogue, sometimes referred to as the El-Geniza Synagogue or the Synagogue of the Levantines, is situated in the Fustat part of Old Cairo, Egypt. According to local folklore, it is located on the site where baby Moses was found

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Al Rifai Mosque, Cairo Egypt

Al-Rifa'i Mosque is located in Midan al-Qal'a, adjacent to the Cairo Citadel. Now, it is also the royal mausoleum of Muhammad Ali's family. 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.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Al Rifai Mosque, Cairo Egypt

Al-Rifa'i Mosque is located in Midan al-Qal'a, adjacent to the Cairo Citadel. Now, it is also the royal mausoleum of Muhammad Ali's family. 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.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Mosque of Muhammad Ali, Al Abageyah Qism El-Khalifa, Cairo 4252360 Egypt

The Great Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha or Alabaster Mosque is a mosque situated in the Citadel of Cairo in Egypt and was commissioned by Muhammad Ali Pasha between 1830 and 1848.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Mosque of Muhammad Ali, Al Abageyah Qism El-Khalifa, Cairo 4252360 Egypt

The Great Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha or Alabaster Mosque is a mosque situated in the Citadel of Cairo in Egypt and was commissioned by Muhammad Ali Pasha between 1830 and 1848.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Church of St. Sergius and Bacchus, Mari Gerges, Kom Ghorab, Cairo 11511 Egypt

Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church, also known as Abu Serga, in Coptic Cairo is one of the oldest Coptic churches in Egypt, dating back to the 4th century

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Church of St. Sergius and Bacchus, Mari Gerges, Kom Ghorab, Cairo 11511 Egypt

Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church, also known as Abu Serga, in Coptic Cairo is one of the oldest Coptic churches in Egypt, dating back to the 4th century

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Tomb of Shah of Iran, Al-Rifai mosque, Cairo 11511 Egypt

The mosque served briefly as the resting place of Reza Shah Pahlavi of Iran, who died in exile in South Africa in 1944, and was returned to Iran after World War II. Part of the burial chamber is currently occupied by Reza Shah's son Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, who died in Cairo in 1980

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Tomb of Shah of Iran, Al-Rifai mosque, Cairo 11511 Egypt

The mosque served briefly as the resting place of Reza Shah Pahlavi of Iran, who died in exile in South Africa in 1944, and was returned to Iran after World War II. Part of the burial chamber is currently occupied by Reza Shah's son Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, who died in Cairo in 1980

Duration: 20 minutes

  • Near public transportation
  • Wheelchair accessible

Traveler pickup is offered.
Cairo International airport
497X+8HR, Sheraton Al Matar, El Nozha, Cairo Governorate 4475001, Egypt
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53 Abd El-Khalik Tharwat, Ghayt Al Adah, Al Azbakeya, Cairo Governorate 4283103, Egypt
Cairo
STRONG GYM, ١١٦، El-Sanadeely, Thaneyah, Giza District, Giza Governorate 3724542, Egypt
Giza
X4VJ+P89, Kafr Nassar, Al Haram, Giza Governorate 3550240, Egypt
Kafr Nassar
كافيه شوب بولى العسكري, السادات، الهرم،، X48X+JWW, Al Haram, Giza Governorate 3520207, Egypt
Kafr Al Gabal
شارع حجاج نوار, WWH9+87C، قسم ثان 6 أكتوبر، الجيزة 3227110،، 6th of October City (2), Giza Governorate 3227104, Egypt
6th of October
ElShamel Mall, 130 رقم 17، اول القاهرة الجديدة، محافظة القاهرة‬،، New Cairo 1, Cairo Governorate 4723115, Egypt
New Cairo
200 Al Haram, St, Al Haram, Giza Governorate 3531310, Egypt
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Airports:
Cairo Intl Airport, Cairo Egypt
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
Returns to original departure point

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Near public transportation
  • No Back Problems
  • No Expectant Mothers
  • No Serious Medical Conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cost Includes

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private Transportation
  • bottled water

Cost Excludes

  • Entry Fees (Optional)
  • Expert Tour guide (Optional)
  • Lunch (Optional)
  • Personal Items
  • Tipping
  • any Optional Tours
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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