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Doaa Khalifa Mohamed - Private Guide in Cairo

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Visit old Cairo

Culture and History tour in Cairo

Tour Price : $175 Duration : 8 hours Languages: english and arabic

Many travelers mistakenly think that Cairo is only worth visiting because of the pyramids. This assumption usually results from the mere lack of knowledge about the city itself. But once you get to Cairo, and see how many private tours in Egypt are focused on its attractions other than the Giza Necropolis, you realize that the capital is definitely worth a more in-depth exploration. This particular tour is one of such opportunities, as we’ll explore the multicultural aspect of Cairo and discover its different sides in the old parts of the city.

First we’ll visit the Coptic Cairo, which is an old district that boasts a large number of Christian churches. Despite the fact that Egypt is primarily a Muslim nation, the Christian culture was always thriving in Cairo. Here you can find very old churches, some of which are more than a thousand years old and are considered as some of the oldest active Christian churches on the planet. We’ll also visit the Coptic Museum that is famous for its large collection of old Christian relics, most of which have been donated by the Coptic community of Cairo.

We’ll also stop by the most prominent mosques in Cairo, including the magnificent Ammar ibn Yasir mosque, which was the very first mosque to be established in North Africa.  Another highlight is the Al-Rifa'i Mosque located near the Cairo Citadel, and the Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan. These structures bear different styles and were built during various periods of the Muslim culture, so it’s very fascinating to explore them and notice the differences between one and the other.

This tour is available as a half and full day excursion, and naturally the route and the set of sites we’ll visit will change depending on the option chosen. Make sure to inquire about the different places that will be included when booking the tour via the website.

Additional information

Tour information:
Tour Price: $175
Duration: 8 hours
Group Size: 10 tourists
Languages: english and arabic
Tour package includes:
Airport Transfer :YES
Hotel pick-up:YES
Drop-off :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
Additional information:
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