Private tour

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

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

Activity provider: Paradise Travel - Egypt

From US$ 95 per person

See all the major highlights of Cairo on a full-day sightseeing tour of the old and modern city, with visits to the Citadel of Salah al-Din and sites of Old Cairo. Then shop for souvenir bargains at the bustling and historic Khan el-Khalili Bazaar.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel in Cairo or Giza
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Immerse yourself in Egyptian history with a sightseeing tour of Old Cairo's major sights
  • Visit the Cairo Citadel on the Moqattam Hills for grand views over the city
  • See the beautiful alabaster Mosque of Muhammad Ali, built for Muhammad Ali Pasha between 1830 and 1848
  • Discover the sights of Old Cairo, such as the Hanging Church and the Ben Ezra Synagogue
  • Wander the alleys of the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar and try out your bargaining skills
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Egyptologist guide
  • Lunch
  • Transportation
  • Entrance fees
  • Parking fees
  • Taxes and service charge
  • Tips and personal expenses
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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  • Passport or ID card

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  • Smoking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 137 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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You are very lucky if you get Abu as your guide!! He was our favorite! He put so much effort into our tour with making sure we got great photos for our memories and was very upbeat and friendly. He was very knowledgable, answered questions, and funny and easy to chat with! I strongly suggest requesting him! He made our trip one to remember. Paula and Dan

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April 14, 2022

An awesome experience. It was really beyond my expectations. Omar, the guide, was incredibly friendly with a lot of knowledge of ancient and modern Egypt. I learned so much on this tour about Egypt. Omar even offered me to experience some Egyptian daily life. This kind of experience lets you love Egypt and its people. Also, the driver was really good and nice. One more thing, at no moment, there is any pressure to buy anything which is very rarely in any touristic tour. Merci beaucoup Omar :)

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March 15, 2022

A very good option that covers the main Islamic and Christian sites in Old Cairo and the Khan e Khalili bazaar. We had a very good guide Ahmed, who covered the history of the area and each site without an information overload. The highlight for us was the visit to the Citadel.

June 21, 2021

Product ID: 12969