Cultural Experince To Discover Coptic And Islamic Cairo With Qualifed Guide

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    09:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Cairo, Cairo, Cairo Governorate
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Islam and Christianity are one religion in Egypt, there is tolerance and peace between them. Join this tour to know more about the two famous regions in Egypt.

Highlights

  • Hotel pickup included
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience

Know More about this tour

Coptic and Islamic tour in Cairo is a great tour where you can know more about religion and Christianity in Egypt. Meet your Egyptologist who will take you to an interesting tour. Start your tour to visit the old Cairo where you can see many churches, especially the Hanging church, which was built above the Roman Tower, as well as the Abu Serga Church, where you can explore the crypt that the holy family stayed inside it for 3 months, and Saint George Church, a roman orthodox church. The second part of the day will be exploring Islamic cairo, where you can visit the first mosque in Egypt Amr Abn El As mosque, as well as the best mosque for Mohamed Ali Pash, called Alabaster Mosque, which is similar to the Blue Mosque in Turkey. After that you will proceed to the Mosque of ibn tulun which is the oldest mosque stil intact in Egypt. Take your lunch in a local restaurant then you will be guided back to your hotel.

Inclusions

Bottled water

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transport by air-conditioned car

Qualified Egyptologist guide

Private tour

Lunch (Egyptian food)

Free welcome drink

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Not wheelchair accessible

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

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

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  • 23-Sep-2022

    Uma grande experiência conhecer esse lugar maravilhoso e cheio de curiosidades. Eu tive o prazer ter o Massoud como meu guia, que organizou tudo com muito carinho e muita dedicação. Me deu toda a assistência que eu precisei. Antes decidir ir pro Cairo, havia um grande receio por ser uma mulher viajando sozinha, porém graças ao Massoud me mostrou como o Egito é um país encantador, ele me deu todo auxílio fazendo com que não sentisse medo e receio algum de conhecer esse lugar maravilhoso. Foi simplesmente incrível a experiência e aventura durante minha estadia. Além de um grande Guia, agora tenho Massoud como meu grande amigo, que fez o meu sonho de conhecer o Egito valer a pena. Recomendo de olhos fechados.

  • 08-Jan-2022

    I booked this all inclusive tour with my family. Although we can't fault the guide Ahmad Mohamed, who was obviously knowledgeable in the history, the trip was rushed & not at all what was advertised. It did not appear that Ahmad was informed of the package either as he sought information from us & kept asking for the itinerary. We didn't see Amr bin As mosque as it is under renovation so this was just pointed to us from the road side. The whole trip was approximately 4 hours including traffic from one place to the other yet it was advertised as an 8 hour tour with lunch included ( I will come to the lunch bit later). The overview stated that fees to the entrance is included yet when we started the journey we were told that it wasn't so we had to pay for this ourselves. It also states that lunch is included & we will be given bottled water which we needed at the beginning of the journey but nothing was offered. The lunch was actually falafel & bean paste in half pita bread that was bought from the street together with water whilst we were waiting in the car. This was supposedly the lunch that was offered which we were told we can eat in the car on our journey back to our address. The only positive with the so called lunch was the bottle water was cold. A total rip off for the amount of money paid for the tour and the experience did not match the price. Very disappointed!

  • 07-Jan-2022

    I booked a cultural tour with my family to religious sites with a company called Let's Explore Egypt though Viator . Although we can't fault the guide Ahmad Mohamed, who was obviously knowledgeable in the history, the trip was rushed & not at all what was advertised. It did not appear that Ahmad was informed of the package either as he sought information from us. We didn't see Amr bin As mosque as it is under renovation. The whole trip was approximately 4 hours including traffic from one place to the other yet it was advertised as an 8 hour tour with lunch included. The overview stated that fees to the entrance is included yet when we started the journey we were told that it wasn't so we had to pay for this ourselves. It also states that lunch is included & we will be given bottled water which we needed at the beginning of the journey but there was nothing. The lunch was actually falafel & bean paste in half pita bread that was bought from the street together with water whilst we were waiting in the car. This was supposedly the lunch that was offered which we were told we can eat in the car on our journey back to our address. The only positive with the so called lunch was the bottle water which was cold. A total rip off for the amount of money paid for the tour and the experience did not match the price. Very disappointed!

  • 13-Oct-2021

    To start off, Aziza is an amazing tour guide. It felt like a friend showing around. Everything was very comfortable like we’ve been friends prior to the tour. She’s extremely knowledgeable of all the sites and made sure we got see everything. I highly recommend Aziza as a tour guide. Also shout out to our driver Basem who provided us smooth rides to all the sites.

  • 04-Jul-2021

    Mimo's sense of urgency was tested in this tour. With a given ample of time to prepare we were able to push everything through -- with some things adjusted, of course. I was amazed on how he's taken into consideration everything. I am fully satisfied as he explained everything with enough certainty! Thank you Mimo! And, also, I would want to commend Yesser, which supposedly my tour guide, for arranging this meeting! Guys, both of them are your men! You'll definitely be in good hands! Thank you Mimo and Yesser! :)

  • 18-Jun-2021

    I was so impressed with my guide Mohamed Mahmoud with Let’s Explore Egypt that I booked two more day trips with them. The Islamic and Coptic tour was fantastic - the Citadel and the most important mosques, churches, and a synagogue. They even arranged for me to get a PCR test to return home, which was a great relief. Lunch was delicious, koshari at famous and popular diner. The driver, Beshoy, expertly and safely navigated the crazy streets of Cairo.

  • 29-Mar-2021

    I had a fantastic day with Mohamed Mahmud exploring these amazing sights in Cairo. During the day I learnt a lot about the history of the city. We had enough time at each stop and Mohamed made sure that I feel safe ans comfortable throught the day. I truly recommend this tour to everyone who wants to see these incredible monumenta in Cairo!

  • 22-Mar-2021

    Tired of sarcophagus, pyramids & mummies? If you are experiencing overwhelming ancient egyptian information its time to direct your focus to a different era of egyptian civilization. Experience the hidden gem of coptic & islamic cairo —a relaxing tour as you go back to the intersecting history of islam and christianity that succumbed egypt. Our guide turned to personal friend — gamil gamal never fails to give us astonishing information as we visit old mosques & churches. My personal favorite was our visit to the alabaster mosque & the caverine church of the holy family. We were provided with a good driver & was treated with a delicious traditional egyptian lunch! This tour is highly recommended.

  • 14-Feb-2021

    So at the beginning just want to mention that it was our second day trip with the best guide ever Gamil and his amazing driver Mgad (in previous excursion we want to Alexandria). It was my dream to explore Coptic and Islamic Cairo to see how different religions was developed and existed side by side in Cairo. And thanks to Gamil and his historic knowledge, I was able better understand the inside of religions and what is behind their great mosques and churches. During our 6 hours trip we had an opportunity to visit: Islamic Cairo - Mosque of Muhammad Ali, Mosque of Ibn Tulun, Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan, Al-Rifa'i Mosque; Coptic Cairo - The Hanging Church, St. George's church, The Cave Church. Also we had our free bottles of water and soft drinks to keep as hydrated during the excursion day. And we had a chance to try Egyptian shawarma for our lunch (that we enjoyed a lot). As a conclusion if it was able I would love to repeat this day!

  • 22-Oct-2020

    Our guide Mohamed El Wazir was very nice and let us explore everything, even though we had to change our tour going to the museum which we had to go a day before but our other tour from “my Cairo tours” never showed. Mohamed El Wazir was kind enough to try and show us everything he could in the time we had, took pictures of us everywhere and bought us food and drinks! Really nice guy. We recommend him 🤩

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