Depart from the port of Alexandria on a full-day shore excursion to tour the most famous religious sites in Islamic and Coptic Cairo. Visit the Salah al-Din Citadel, ancient mosques and churches, the Ben Ezra synagogue, and the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar.
What to Expect
You’ll be met outside your cruise ship by a Private Tours Egypt representative and board an air-conditioned, private vehicle for the trip to Cairo, to enjoy a sightseeing tour of the Islamic and Coptic sites of the old city.
On this full-day excursion, your guide will take you to the Salah al-Din Citadel. Admire the Alabaster Mosque and also the Al-Gawhara Palace, which was built by Mohammed Ali Pasha in 1814. Visit El Moez Street to see the most beautiful examples of Islamic architecture.
You’ll then proceed to Coptic Cairo to visit the the Hanging church, also known as the Al Mo'allaka Church, to see Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church, which sheltered the holy family, and visit Ben Ezra Synagogue.
You can take a break for lunch any time you like during the tour.
- Meet and greet service at Alexandria port
- All transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle
- Entrance fees to the sites in Cairo mentioned in the description
- Academic Egyptologist guide
- Lunch at a good Cairo restaurant
- Mineral water and soft drinks on board the vehicle
- Service charges and taxes
What's Not Included
- Any extras not mentioned as included
A Private Tours Egypt representative will meet you at the cruise exit door holding a sign bearing your name.
Know Before You Go
Rest assured that the operator will be aware of your cruise ship’s departure time and make sure you return at a suitable time. As a guarantee, if you miss your cruise departure because of something related to the operator, the operator will assume responsibility for your accommodation, flight, or transfer to the next port.
An Egyptian entry visa can be obtained on the cruise ship before your pick-up. This is a service provided by Egyptian Immigration to all passengers on the cruise.