Coptic and Islamic Cairo is a fantastic heritage sightseeing in the downtown of Cairo. You can see the oldest Christian churches and Islamic mosques plus the old El-khalili market.
What to Expect
Coptic Cairo and Islamic Cairo include many very important sightseeing sites because Egypt has the oldest churches and mosques in the whole Africa like the hanging church and Amr Ibn Al's mosque..
After your morning pick-up you from the hotel you will start the tour by visiting the hanging church wich was the residence or main chair of the Egyptian coptic Pope, then visit Babylon and its fortress walls and towers, followed by St. George monastery and the shelter of the holy family where they stayed inside a cave underground for 2 months.
You can also visit The Ben Ezra Synagogue which was owned by a Jewish family in Egypt.
Next, visit Amr ibn Al-as mosque, the oldest mosque in all of Africa which was founded by the Arab commander Amr ibn Al-as in 641 AD. Stop for some lunch and then go visit Islamic Cairo sites like Alazhar mosque, Almo'z street, and Alhakem mosque.
Finally, enjoy shopping in the old market of El-khalili with its many handcrafted souvenirs.
Drive back to the hotel and get dropped off.
- Transfer from/to the hotel in Cairo or Giza.
- Professional English speaking tour guide and archaeologist
- Entrance fees
- Small bottle of water