Doaa Khalifa Mohamed - Private Guide in CairoMember Since 2010
Coptic Cairo and Islamic Cairo
Private tour in Cairo
Tour Price : $170 Duration : 8 hours Languages: english and arabic
There are many different sides to Cairo that are worth exploring, not just the ancient ruins or the pyramids. And there are many private tours in Egypt that will take you to these fascinating sites, if you’re willing to discover them. This is exactly this type of tours, as it focuses on two distinct aspects of modern Cairo, each having rich traditions and numerous followers. On the one hand, Egypt is a Muslim state and the Islamic culture is thriving here for more than a thousand years. On the other hand, there is a very strong Christian tradition in Cairo that dates back to the first centuries AD. And that’s what we’re going to discover during this fascinating tour.
The Coptic community is mainly concentrated in the Coptic Cairo district, which is based on the former Babylon Fortress and the surrounding areas. There are many old churches in this district, some of which were first built around 1,600 years ago, and ultimately rebuilt several times. We’ll visit some of the most fascinating churches, including that of Virgin Mary, Saint Sergius and others. There is also the Coptic Museum that contains numerous Christian artifacts, and several old synagogues featuring the Jewish community that is also present here.
After exploring the Christian aspect of the capital we’ll shift over to the Islamic Cairo, which is primarily located in the Saladin Citadel area. Of course, there are many mosques spread all around the city, however, some of the oldest and most fascinating are to be found near the 800 year old citadel built by Saladin. This is where the Alabaster and Mohammad Ali Mosques (Mosque of Muhammad Ali) are located. There are also many royal family tombs located in the area, most of which feature remarkable architecture and design. And of course, we’ll stop by the famous Khan el-Khalili bazaar for exploring the rich market tradition and getting some souvenirs as well.
|Tour Price: $170|
|Duration: 8 hours|
|Group Size: 8 tourists|
|Languages: english and arabic|
|Tour package includes:|
|Airport Transfer :||YES|
|Tour Transportation (car, van, limo, boat, etc…):||YES|
|Food and Drinks :||NO|
|Other services (fees apply):|
|Attraction tickets (concerts, theater, museum, circus...) :||NO|
|Translation services :||YES|
|Reservations (hotels, restaurants, airline) :||NO|
|Visa support :||NO|
|This tour must be booked at least 7 days in advance of your travel date :||YES|
|Tour groups must include a minimum of 2 passengers :||NO|
|Tour prices are flexible and based on your requirements :||YES|
|This Tour is Kid Friendly :||YES|
Latest Customer's Opinions:
Looking back at my travels, I can easily say that Egypt is within my top 3 travel destinations. The culture and history makes this country an interesting and beautiful place to explore. We had a few free days to explore Cairo and was looking for a tour with a personal difference and came across the Coptic & Islamic Cairo tour. Doaa was our tour guide, she was very informative and made us feel like we were touring with family. Our driver drove us around which made us feel safe. I highly recommend this tour or any tour by Doaa.