Private Islamic And Christian Cairo Day Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    1: مكتب الفرسان لتجارة الملابس, مدرسة التجارة بنات، إسماعيل كامل، محافظة القاهرة‬ خلف سوق توشكي بجوار، محافظة.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Explore Islamic and Coptic Cairo with certified tour guide.where you visit the oldest churches in Old Cairo and historical mosques

Note: Visits start at 9 am


  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a qualified Egyptologist
  • Free snacks included

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Day Tour visiting Islamic and Christian Cairo starting with a pick-up from your hotel. Your driver will take you to Old Cairo, known as Christian Coptic Cairo, which is among the most important locations for Christians in Egypt. Enter the Church of Abu-Sergah and St. Barbara, the Hanging church, and the old Jewish synagogue Ben ezra synagogue. (2 hours)

A one-hour lunch break at a local restaurant is included in between visits.

Then continue your day tour to Islamic cairo that was founded in 641 A.D. by the first Muslim leader, Amr Ibn Elas. You will be able to visit and enter the following mosques: `Masjid` Amr Ibn Elas Mosque (built in 642 A.D.) and El Sultan Hassan Mosque that is also known as `Madrasa El Sultan Hassan` (founded in 1356 A.D.). (2 hours)

After the tour finishes your driver will take you back to your hotel.


All transfers in private A-C latest model vehicles

Hotel Pickup And Drop Off

Bottled water


Personal Items


Any Optional tours

Entry Fees (Optional)

Lunch at Local restaurant (Optional)

Qualified Egyptologist guide (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers

COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Traveler Reviews

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  • 13-Jan-2023

    My guide Hosni was exceptional. He was very knowledge and personable. He went above and beyond as my guide. By far the best guide I had during my entire stay.

  • 10-Jan-2023

    A must do in cairo! Our guide, Ahmed, was very knowledgeable and helpful, we learned a lot, saw so many things, great experience!

  • 09-Jan-2023

    The tour was excellent.. Our tour guide (Akmed) is a kind and well educated person who explained the most important information of rhe mosques and churches we visited. A very funny man who makes history interesting (and not boring). The best tour guide and also the driver in the many experiences I had in Egypt. I highly recomend this tour, this tour guide and this driver. Viator is very lucky to have them as employees.

  • 29-Dec-2022

    Very nice guide. Picked us personally from the hotel and drove to all sites. Had very good knowledge of all sites. Clear and easy to understand. Went above and beyond to make this experience memorable for us and our son.

  • 25-Dec-2022

    Very nice tour. Excellent service and great places visited. Overall a good experience with VIP guide and chauffeur service.

  • 25-Dec-2022

    Unfortunately, I do not have many good things to say about this experience to. I will guide and driver arrived on time. The guide was very pleasant, but unfortunately, her fluency in English should have been much better. We found it quite difficult to communicate with her. She outlined all the places that we were due to visit. Because I found it difficult to understand, and I did not realize that that she was taking us on the wrong trip. after having visited the two mosques, I realizedthat there was something wrong and I checked my itinerary and showed it to her. She then realized that she was taking us on the wrong trip and we were to go for the Coptic trip. She contacted her office and they instructed her to take us to the Coptic area. Unfortunately, by this time a lot of time had been lost, and I feel that the full experience of the Coptic area could not be achieved in the short time remaining I am not entirely sure who to blame for this, but it certainly took away a lot from every important part of the experience. The one thing I did learn was to make sure I check the itinerary, with my tour guide, starting the next dayfor the rest of the trip.

  • 21-Dec-2022

    The guide did not seem to be aware of the announced program although we did see most of what had been promised. Christian Cairo and the Citadel were fine but the Islamic part was much shortened (e.g., we did not see the mausoleum of the Shah of Iran). Also, the guide seemed to lose his way in the bazaar with several U-turns . He had to wait ca. 30 mins for the final pick up and the ride back to the hotel. In summary, a nice young guide but needs to get more experience.

  • 21-Dec-2022

    5 star’s excellent tour knew all the places very well & gave insight and recommendations Where to eat and even took us to the tourist market and helped us make deals with the store owners

  • 20-Dec-2022

    We had booked ' Private Islamic and Christian Cairo day tour' with Viator for 19th Dec 2022, paying Rs 5074 for 2 persons. After going on this tour, we realized the information displayed on your website by you/ tour operator was false. I am not sure who is to blame for display of false and misleading information- Viator or Emo tours. You have incorrectly displayed that admission to Islamic Cairo was free. So we could just visit Coptic Cairo- hanging Church, Abu Serga and Church of St Mary. Ben Ezra synagogue was closed. Then we could not visit Citadel of Saladin, Mosque of Muhammad Ali and Sultan Hassan , Al Rifai mosque, Tomb of Shah of Iran at all. I was shocked when the guide said you have to pay for the entry of these, whereas it was mentioned in the website and advertisement that the admission to these structures was free. So not only could we not go inside the driver and the guide did not even stop outside these structures to let us take pictures as most tourists want at least to take pictures of these tourist spots, he did not even tell us about these historical places. He made us feel humiliated for not wanting to pay for these sites. We were not prepared to pay as we were not aware in advance that there was entry charges. Instead the guide offered to take us to papyrus shops, perfume shop and cotton shops where the guide could have earned a commission on our purchase. But sadly not a word about Islamic Cairo did he mention nor could we even take a picture as the car did not even stop to let us take pictures outside the historical Islamic sites. I felt humiliation. If I would have known in advance that there would be separate charges for these places, I would have rather chosen to go to Fayoum valley or Alexandria or some other all inclusive package. It was not only a waste of my valauable day in Egypt which I could have spent exploring somewhere I was also belittled for not wanting to pay extra, even though I had already paid more than 5000 for this day package. I am thoroughly disappointed. I have been cheated.

  • 18-Dec-2022

    Parfaite prise en charge. Super guide, Nahed a su s'adapter à mes attentes et rendre la visite très intéressante par ses connaissances de l'histoire du pays. Je recommande très vivement Nahed.

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