Day trip

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

4.8 / 5

59 reviews

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels
Day trip

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

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

From US$ 59.25 per person

Marvel at the most important cultural and historical sites in Islamic and Coptic Cairo on a full-day tour. Walk past the impressive Salah al-Din in Saladin Citadel, splendid mosques, the Hanging Church, Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, and more.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Arabic
Pickup included
Pickup is available from your accommodation in Cairo or Giza. The long-range pickup service from Nasr city, Cairo Airport, Heliopolis City, Mirage city, Rehab City, Madinaty, New Cairo, New Capital hotels, or 6th of October City is available to book in the checkout process as an 'Add-on'. You will be contacted via WhatsApp, email, or phone the day before the tour to confirm the exact pickup time.


  • Discover the Citadel of Salah al-Din and the Mosque of Muhammed Ali Pasha
  • Stopover at the oldest market of Cairo, Khan el-Khalili Bazaar
  • Explore the Old Cairo sights, such as the Hanging Church
Full description

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.

  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Egyptologist tour guide
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Cold mineral water
  • Tax and service charges
  • Entrance fees to the sites mentioned
  • Extra services or expenses not mentioned
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 59 reviews

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We were staying in Giza and the driver and guide arrived on-time at our hotel. We went into Cairo and visited the Coptic area. Really liked the Hanging Church. Learned about the first 3 years of the life of Christ spent in Egypt when visiting the Cavern Church. Our guide and driver shared with us their life in Egypt (guide is getting married and completing his new airport for his bride). Strongly recommend our guide. His English was very good and was patient with our asking for repeats if we didn't understand his English.

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March 4, 2023

we were picked up promptly at the hotel in giza. We visited the places described. The guide Ayman was very kind. But they only gave us 1 small bottle for the 6 hours of excursion. We did not like that they insisted on taking us to perfume, papyrus and jewelry stores. The local restaurant was a disaster. I wouldn't call it a restaurant. It was a dirty bar, with no variety of food. I had asked if they offered a vegan menu and the menu offered was basmati rice and lentil soup. When we asked for another plate of lentils, they charged us at the price of gold. There was no dessert. Value for money, excessive for the place that they took us to eat

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January 31, 2023

Very interesting and well structured tour to discover the historic soul of Cairo. Very knowledgeable guide on the history of the country and the places visited and able to speak excellent Italian. Honest, welcoming, very interested in his work and also pleasant to exchange impressions on the history and curiosities of the country. The best guide we had during our experience in Egypt through GetYourGuide. A mention also for the lunch which took place in a typical local restaurant in the Coptic quarter.

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January 19, 2023

Product ID: 279982