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

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Daily Tour 1 day
Cairo

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

Discover Cairo’s Coptic, Jewish and Islamic traditions on a full-day cultural tour that includes Abu Serga Church and the Citadel of Cairo. Step into the sanctuaries of the city’s most important Coptic churches, from the 4th-century Abu Serga to the elegant Hanging Church, visit a synagogue built where baby Moses was purportedly found and see celebrated mosques and madrassas. Finish your tour on the medieval fortifications of Saladin’s Citadel of Cairo, which protect the graceful domes and minarets of the Alabaster Mosque. Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences

Then Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Free snacks included

Includes free admission to top local attractions

Lunch included Led by a qualified Egyptologist

Highlights:

  • Discover Cairo’s Coptic, Jewish and Islamic traditions on a full-day cultural tour
  • see Abu Serga Church and the Citadel of Cairo
  • visit a synagogue built where baby Moses was purportedly found
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour
INCLUDED
  • All Transfers in Private AC latest model Vehicle
  • Private Tour
  • All Parking and Fuel Fees
  • Bottled water
NOT INCLUDED
  • Entry Fees (Optional)
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch at Local restaurant (Optional)

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The Citadel of Cairo or Citadel of Saladin is a medieval Islamic-era fortification in Cairo, Egypt, built by Salah ad-Din (Saladin) and further developed by subsequent Egyptian rulers. It was the seat of government in Egypt and the residence of its rulers for nearly 700 years from the 13th to the 19th centuries. Its location on a promontory of the Mokattam hills near the center of Cairo commands a strategic position overlooking the city and dominating its skyline. At the time of its construction, it was among the most impressive and ambitious military fortification projects of its time. It is now a preserved historic site, including mosques and museums.

The Hanging Church is named for its location above a gatehouse of Babylon Fortress, the Roman fortress in Coptic Cairo (Old Cairo); its nave is suspended over a passage. The church is approached by twenty-nine steps; early travelers to Cairo dubbed it “the Staircase Church

The land surface has risen by some six metres since the Roman period

so the Roman tower is mostly buried below ground, reducing the visual impact of the church’s elevated position. The entrance from the street is through iron gates under a pointed stone arch. The nineteenth-century facade with twin bell towers is then seen beyond a narrow courtyard decorated with modern art biblical designs. Up the steps and through the entrance is a further small courtyard leading to the eleventh-century outer porch

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