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  1. Egypt
  2. Cairo Region
  3. Cairo
  4. Ben Ezra Synagogue

Old Cairo: Citadel, Coptic Cairo, & Khan Bazaar Private Tour

Product ID: 224328
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Go sightseeing through Old Cairo, a gateway to the city’s glorious past. Visit Saladin Citadel and soak up the cultural richness of the city. Witness the famed landmarks of the Egyptian capital and enjoy street shopping at an ancient bazaar.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pick-up included

Complimentary pickup and drop-off at your accommodation in Cairo, including Heliopolis and 6th of October areas.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Delve into the rich Egyptian history and witness its glory at Old Cairo
  • Visit the Saladin Citadel perched on the Mokattam Hills and catch a grand view of the city
  • Marvel at medieval buildings that have survived the test of time
  • Admire the major landmarks of Cairo, like the Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue
  • Stroll through the alleys of the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar and indulge in some shopping
Full description
Spend a full day exploring the major architectural highlights of the city of Cairo, along with a tour of an extraordinary bazaar. Your guide will pick you up from your accommodation in Cairo and take you to your first destination, the Saladin Citadel. This Citadel was constructed by the Sultan of Egypt, Salah Al-Din in 1183, and has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Built on Mokattam Hills, it offers stunning views of the surroundings. This massive structure is known for its alabaster structure⁠—your guide will tell you more about its fascinating history and the purpose of its construction.  

Next, you’ll be taken to one of the oldest bazaars in the Middle East, Khan El-Khalili Bazaar. Here, you can stroll along countless alleys and drop into quaint shops that have sold souvenirs and antiques since the 14th century. Follow this up with a lunch in a delicious local restaurant.  

Finally, visit Old Cairo to see the more prominent landmarks of the city. View the Hanging Church, one of the oldest churches in Egypt; the Church of St. Barbara, known for its precious displays; the Ben Ezra Synagogue, where baby Moses was found; and the Church of Abu Serga, one of the oldest Coptic churches in Cairo. At the conclusion of the tour, you’ll be taken back to your hotel.
  • Pick up and drop-off at your accommodation in Cairo
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking Egyptologist tour guide
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Bottled water
  • Entrance fees for the above-mentioned attractions
  • Parking fees
  • Taxes and service charges
What’s Not Included
  • Entry visa to Egypt
  • Tipping (not mandatory)
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks at lunch
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Comfortable clothes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
• Pickup and drop-off at your accommodation in Heliopolis or 6th of October areas is available if the option is chosen upon booking.
• Pickup service not available from Nasir City or Cairo Airport.
• The tour duration includes the pickup, drop-off and travel time (8-9 hours, depending on traffic).
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OceanAir Travels

Product ID: 224328