Highlight of the tour:
Citadel of Saladin, mosque of Ibn Qalaoun, mosque of Mohammed Aly(Alabaster mosque),Mosque of Sultan Hassan, Al-Rifa'i Mosque, Roman fortress of Babylon,Hanging church, Church of AbuSerga with the Holy Crypt and, Synagogue of Ben Ezra and the Coptic museum.
Salah eldin(Saladin) built the Citadel(12th century) to protect Cairo against potential crusades but they never made it that far and the citadel became the residence of the ruler till the middle of the 19th century.Inside the great walls of the citadel you will visit the mosque of ibn Qalaoun(14th century) and the famous alabaster mosque(19th century). Then you will move to the beautiful Mosque of Sultan Hassan(14th century) and Al-Rifa'i Mosque(19th century) where members of the Royal family of Mohammed Aly including the last king of Egypt, king Farouk were buried. The last Shah of Iran, Reda Pahlavi was buried here too. Then you will move to the area of old Cairo where you will see the remains of the Roman fortress of Babylon(1st century), and visit the hanging church of Virgin Mary(3rd century) built over the fortress tower, the church of Abu Serga(St. Sergio)(5th century) with Holy Crypt where the Holy Family stayed for 6 months and the Synagogue of Ben Ezra(9th century).
The Coptic museum was inaugurated in 1910 and restored, re-inaugurated in 2006. It has 16000 works of art and manuscripts.
The Citadel,the mosque of ibn Qalaoun, mosque of Mohammed Aly,Mosque of Sultan Hassan,Al-Rifa'i Mosque, Roman fortress of Babylon,Hanging church, Church of AbuSerga with the Holy Crypt, the Synagogue of Ben Ezra and the Coptic museum.
-Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel to visit the abovementioned sites in a modern air-conditioned van. Then drive you back to your hotel.
Tour duration: 8hours
Meet up point: your hotel in Cairo or Giza
End point : your hotel in Cairo or Giza
Availability: tour runs everyday
• All transfers by a Private air-conditioned vehicle
• Private English Egyptologist guide
• Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites
• All Service charges & taxes
• Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary
• Entry visa to Egypt
Activity level: minimal/light/moderate/high/extreme
friendly:yes/no Egypt wheelchair accessible tours
Things good to know
- It is recommended to wear proper clothes inside the churches and mosque.
- No flash inside the Hanging church, no photos at all inside the Church of Abuserga and the Synagogue of Ben Ezra.
• Comfortable shoes are recommended.
Day Tour to Mosques and churches