Guided tour

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

4.4 / 5

99 reviews

Activity provider: Paradise Travel - Egypt
Guided tour

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

Activity provider: Paradise Travel - Egypt

From US$ 45 per person

Explore Cairo on a half-day tour. Visit Khan El Khalili, one of the most famous and oldest bazaars in the Middle East. Then head to Old Cairo, where you will see the Hanging Church, Ben Ezra Synagogue, Church of St. Barbara, and Church of Abu Serga.

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Duration 5 hours
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  • Stop off at the Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue
  • See the Church of St. Barbara and the Church of Abu Serga
  • Browse the bazaar at Khan El Khalili
Full description
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.
  • Egyptologist guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Transportation
  • Parking
  • Taxes and service charge
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses

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  • Passport or ID card

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  • Smoking
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4.4 /5

based on 99 reviews

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Both the driver and the guid were friendly and I had a great time. Just dodging Cairo traffic is great entertainment in itself . We toured the ancient Christian sites and ended the tour in the Khan El Khalili Bazaar . I highly recommend having a guide while visiting the bazaar as it is huge and feels like a rabbit’s warren .

March 26, 2023

I have been traveling alone woman a little afraid,but all happened absolutely great!Dont scare to travel withouth the travel agency! I booked this trip Old Cairo,all was great organised,the guid and the driver came at time exact and pick up me from the hotel with privat car.All day they cared about me great and I want to say special big THANKS to Mr.Hassan,the guid,with big knowledge about the history of Cairo and with the seightseing!!!The trip was absolutely incredible,we have seen many historical,culture and spiritual places at Cairo,we were walking on the steps of Saint familly at Hanging church,you can see the place were Saint familly spent 3 months hiding of Herodes!!! As shopping at the famous bazar at Old Cairo was funny in very small shops of pitoresque small historical streets...🥰.You can visit the most old mosque at Cairo,to feel the atmosphere of this very old city like time didnt change many tousends years...really incredible!!! The most amazing experiences and feeling!!!

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March 26, 2023

I really did see amazing things on the tour, especially loved the Old Cairo churches. The guide also took me into a mosque near the market so I could see what a mosque looked like. What still has me very angry is the tour company rescheduled the tour to a time that didn't really suit me as it made me stress about being late for another commitment later in the day, and then a 5-hour tour got rushed through in 3 hours. Then on top of it all end of tour arrives and I'm sitting in the last church with the guide Hassan, who then starts talking about tipping guides and then whinging about the tip I did give him - all while we're sitting in a church!! There are things you just don't do in places of worship. I get the tipping thing but I'm also not a cash cow with silky money to fritter away. I am travelling on a limited budget, tipping what I can and also tipping the tour driver who isn't even the guide.

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March 26, 2023

Product ID: 13070