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Old Cairo: Full-Day Islamic and Coptic Cairo Private Tour

1. Old Cairo: Full-Day Islamic and Coptic Cairo Private Tour

Meet your professional tour guide in your hotel lobby. Then, head off to the first stop of the private tour in an air-conditioned vehicle, one of the most famous sightseeing stops of Islamic and Coptic Cairo. Visit the Citadel of Salah al-Din and El Moez Street to admire the architectural beauty of Islamic tradition.  After that, proceed to a local restaurant for lunch to sample traditional cuisine. Next, drive toward Old Cairo's main attractions, including the Hanging Church, also referred to as Al-Muallaqa Church. Check out the Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church. Later on, visit the old market and Bazaar of Cairo called Khan El Khalili Bazaar. Prepare to be amazed by the local, handmade items. After enjoying your time wandering through the market, your full-day tour will end with a drop-off back at your hotel.

Old Cairo and Khan El Khalili Bazaar: Private Half-Day Tour

2. Old Cairo and Khan El Khalili Bazaar: Private Half-Day Tour

Spend a half day seeing important cultural and historical sites in Cairo when you travel to Old Cairo and the Khan El Khalili Bazaar. The bazaar is one of the most famous and oldest bazaars in all of the Middle East, dating back to 1382. After spending time walking around the bazaar or shopping, continue to Old Cairo. Visit the Hanging Church, which dates back to the 3rd century AD. Then see the Ben Ezra Synagogue, which is, according to a local tradition, located on the site where Moses was found when he was a baby. Continue on to see the Church of St. Barbara and the Church of Abu Serga, two of the oldest churches in Cairo.

Cairo Citadel, Old Cairo and Khan El Khalili: Private Tour

3. Cairo Citadel, Old Cairo and Khan El Khalili: Private Tour

Enjoy a fantastic orientation tour of Cairo on an 8-hour excursion that takes in the major monuments of Old Cairo and the maze of streets and stalls of the historic Khan El Khalili Bazaar. Following a hotel pick-up from Cairo or Giza, you will drive up to the Saladin Citadel, constructed by Salah al-Din on the Moqattam Hills in 1183 AD as a defence against Crusader armies. Known for its fresh air and sweeping views of Cairo, it is now a preserved historic site of mosques and museums, including the Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha. Designed by the Turkish architect Yousif Boushnaq, who came to Cairo especially from Istanbul to build the great building, the mosque's alabaster structure stands in beautiful contrast to the sandstone city. Continue to the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, one of the oldest bazaars in the Middle East. Discover a maze of alleys that has been at the center of Cairo’s trading activities since the 14th century. Then, visit Old Cairo to see major attractions such as the Hanging Church, the Ben Ezra Synagogue, the Church of St. Barbara, and the Church of Abu Serga, one of the oldest Coptic churches in Cairo.

Cairo: Private Tour Egyptian Museum Coptic & Islamic Cairo

4. Cairo: Private Tour Egyptian Museum Coptic & Islamic Cairo

Meet the tour guide at your accommodation inside Cairo or Giza for pick-up. Start the trip to the Egyptian Museum. The Museum has more than 100,000 piece of monument of the three ancient Egyptians kingdoms, follow the explanation given in front of the masterpieces. Watch king Tut treasures at the second floor. Walk around and take your best photos. Visit Coptic Cairo churches, the Hanging church built at the 4th century above an ancient Roman fort tower. The Crypt of the holy family known by Abu Serga church and saint Barbara Church. All are of the 4th and 5th centuries Visit Ibn Tulun Mosque, built by Ahmed Ibn Tulun the ruler of the Tulunid Muslim dynasty at the 8th century AD. The mosque is the only one in Egypt still keeps its original dimensions and has a unique Minaret style not found inside any other Mosque in Egypt. Discover all stories, walk around and take the best photos. By the end of the day tour, we drive back to your hotel for drop-off.

Cairo: Private Guided Day Tour of Ancient Egyptian Churches

5. Cairo: Private Guided Day Tour of Ancient Egyptian Churches

After pickup from your hotel in Cairo, begin your guided tour of Ancient Egyptian churches in the important archaeological area of Coptic Cairo. Visit The Hanging Church first, perhaps the most famous and oldest surviving church in Old Cairo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, head to the Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church, also known as Abu Serga, which is believed to have been built above the site where the Holy Family of Joseph, Mary, and the infant Jesus Christ resided after their trip to Egypt. Move on to the Church of St. George, one of the oldest Christian and Egyptian churches dating back to the first Christian era. Then, take a short break for lunch in a local restaurant before resuming your church visits at the Church of the Holy Virgin Mary. Continue to the Church of Saint Barbara, well-known for its precious items, before exploring the Church of St. Mercurius in the Abu Sayfayn Cloister. Lastly, visit the St. Tadros Church inside the Monastery of Prince Tadros. Discover a blessed water well believed to cure diseases, and admire the church’s 250 archaeological icons, more than any of the other churches. At the end of your tour, your guide will take you back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Abu Serga

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 159 reviews

You are very lucky if you get Abu as your guide!! He was our favorite! He put so much effort into our tour with making sure we got great photos for our memories and was very upbeat and friendly. He was very knowledgable, answered questions, and funny and easy to chat with! I strongly suggest requesting him! He made our trip one to remember. Paula and Dan

We had an excellent day. We were picked up on time by Sayed Hamdy. He took us to the main attractions and gave us a lot of information. He is very knowledgeable, we were so pleased we had him as a tour guide. The lunch was also amazing, on the Nile, we had the best view. It’s totally worth going on this tour!

Just fantastic! The tour with Kahled was eventful, informative and well organized. Everything corresponded to our expectations and the communication with the travel organization (Rania from OceanAir) worked perfectly! Can only recommend the trip and would book it again myself.

We really had a great day with Kariman our guide who was charming! Everything was very well organized. I recommend this excursion with eyes closed!

Our guide was very knowledgeable and personable during our tour