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

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

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.

Cairo Citadel, Old Cairo and Khan El Khalili: Private Tour

2. Cairo Citadel, Old Cairo and Khan El Khalili: Private Tour

Enjoy a fantastic orientation tour of Cairo on an 8-hour excursion that takes in the major monuments of Old Cairo and the maze of streets and stalls of the historic Khan El Khalili Bazaar. Following a hotel pick-up from Cairo or Giza, you will drive up to the Saladin Citadel, constructed by Salah al-Din on the Moqattam Hills in 1183 AD as a defence against Crusader armies. Known for its fresh air and sweeping views of Cairo, it is now a preserved historic site of mosques and museums, including the Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha. Designed by the Turkish architect Yousif Boushnaq, who came to Cairo especially from Istanbul to build the great building, the mosque's alabaster structure stands in beautiful contrast to the sandstone city. Continue to the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, one of the oldest bazaars in the Middle East. Discover a maze of alleys that has been at the center of Cairo’s trading activities since the 14th century. Then, visit Old Cairo to see major attractions such as the Hanging Church, the Ben Ezra Synagogue, the Church of St. Barbara, and the Church of Abu Serga, one of the oldest Coptic churches in Cairo.

Cairo: Pyramids, Bazaar, Citadel Tour with Photographer

3. Cairo: Pyramids, Bazaar, Citadel Tour with Photographer

Your tour begins with pickup from your accommodation in Cairo and travels directly to the majestic Pyramids in an air-conditioned vehicle with your tour guide. Throughout the day you will be accompanied by a professional, private photographer who captures the most incredible photos of this once-in-a-lifetime experience in the foreground of some of the world’s most remarkable landmarks. The first stop of the day is the Giza Plateau where you can admire the towering pyramids and soak up the history-rich atmosphere. From your guide, learn about Egyptian culture and the architecture of the pyramids before hopping on a camel for a captivating ride through the Sahara Desert. Ride your camel to the stunning Great Sphinx of Giza and marvel at this world-famous landmark that is steeped in history. After your camel ride, enjoy a delicious local lunch, for an additional cost. After lunch, the tour continues to the Citadel of Cairo to marvel at a fascinating Islamic fortification that was constructed during the medieval era. The invincible stone structure, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers panoramic views across the city. Here, you can find an array of museums, old mosques and other ancient buildings within the fort. From the fort, proceed to Old Cairo and explore the ancient edifices of the city such as Coptic Church, Ben Ezra Synagogue, the Church of Abu Serga, and the Hanging Church. Finally, visit the breathtaking Khan El-Khalili Bazaar, one of the oldest bazaars in the Middle East. Wander through the many serpentine alleyways of the bazaar and soak up the authentic atmosphere and culture of this vibrant location. Shop for some well-crafted jewelry, decorations, and handicrafts as a memento of your trip before being transferred back to your accommodation.

Cairo: 4-Day Egypt Highlights Private Tour with Lodging

4. Cairo: 4-Day Egypt Highlights Private Tour with Lodging

DAY 1 – Cairo Board your international flight to Cairo to begin your journey through the mysterious ancient land of the pharaohs. Upon landing in Egypt, purchase your Visa by filling out an application form provided there and submit it with approximately $30 USD per person. Our representative will meet you and escort you to your air-conditioned car and transfer you to your Hotel. Overnight in Cairo. DAY 2 - Cairo Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo and then met by your personal guide who will accompany you to Giza Plateau to visit the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren and Mykerinus - Famous Sphinx and Valley temple facing the great statue. Additional visit to the Solar Boat in front of Cheops Pyramid (extra ticket on spot). Lunch will be served in a local restaurant, then proceed to Sakkara area to visit Sakkara Complex and first pyramid ever built (Djoser Pyramid). Move on to Memphis; the Old kingdom's capital and famous Necropolis. Back to your hotel and overnight in Cairo. Meals: Breakfast, lunch. DAY 3 - Cairo: Breakfast at the hotel in Cairo, and then you will be escorted by your private tour guide to visit: Egyptian Museum, Treasures room for the child king Tutankhamen, alongside many other fascinating artifacts. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Cairo, then moving to visit Saladin Citadel including Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque inside. Continue to Coptic Cairo to visit the Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue. Continue driving to Islamic Cairo, where you will be able to explore Khan El Khalil, Cairo’s old bazaar. Back to hotel and overnight in Cairo. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch DAY 4 - Home Breakfast at your hotel, and today you have the choice of having a free day in Cairo or join our most valuable optional tour to the second capital of Egypt, Alexandria visiting one of the most important defensive strongholds, not only in Egypt, but also along the Mediterranean Sea coast, Qaitbay Citadel, built in the 15th century by Sultan Qaitbay on the spot where Alexandria's ancient lighthouse once stood, then move on to the new and much acclaimed Alexandria Library. Also visit the Roman cemetery cut out of the rock, the Catacombs. Return to Cairo International Airport for departure. Meals: Breakfast.

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What people are saying about Ben Ezra Synagogue

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 345 reviews

The tour guide was very knowledgable, spoke very good English and he was very protective of our group which is necessary when dealing with hagglers and shop owners. He was very accommodating and was able to help us find everything we needed. The photographer was also very professional and made sure we got some great shots which were sent to us 2 days after our tour.

The best!! Hassan was wonderful!! He was so knowledgeable and kind and friendly. He told us all about old Cairo and then got us a tour two days later of the Citadel and museum. We felt like we knew him after a 2-day tour with him. The tour itself was perfect too and we learned a lot. I recommend it 100%!!

I was very pleased with the tour and with the knowledge of the tour guide. He started with a brief of Egypt which was very helpful. I had plenty of time to see things in depth and yet we covered a lot of locations. I would definitely recommend Hassan and the driver to anyone going to Cairo

Hassan was the best tour guide and made the trip extra special. We really had a great time

Very good guide Faouzi. Interesting, punctual tour