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

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

Meet your professional tour guide in your hotel lobby. Then, head off to the first stop of the private tour in an air-conditioned vehicle, one of the most famous sightseeing stops of Islamic and Coptic Cairo. Visit the Citadel of Salah al-Din and El Moez Street to admire the architectural beauty of Islamic tradition.  After that, proceed to a local restaurant for lunch to sample traditional cuisine. Next, drive toward Old Cairo's main attractions, including the Hanging Church, also referred to as Al-Muallaqa Church. Check out the Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church. Later on, visit the old market and Bazaar of Cairo called Khan El Khalili Bazaar. Prepare to be amazed by the local, handmade items. After enjoying your time wandering through the market, your full-day tour will end with a drop-off back at your hotel.

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

2. 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.

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

3. 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.

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From Hurghada: Guided Tour of Cairo with Pyramids and Lunch

4. From Hurghada: Guided Tour of Cairo with Pyramids and Lunch

Experience the wonders of Cairo on this full-day guided trip to the Egyptian capital. See the iconic monuments of ancient Egypt, such as the pyramids, and discover how papyrus was made at the Papyrus Museum accompanied by your Egyptologist guide. Start your day with a visit to Giza and marvel at the pyramids and Sphinx. Continue to the Egypt Papyrus Museum and discover how the ancient Egyptians recorded their civilization. Then, head to the heart of Old Cairo to explore the different centuries of Egypt, starting with the Hanging Church. Here, admire the impressive collection of ancient religious icons. Next, visit the Mosque of Amr, the first mosque built in all of Africa. Continue to Ben Ezra Synagogue and marvel at the well-preserved interior. Then, enjoy lunch in one of the most beautiful restaurants in Cairo. Finish your trip with a visit to the famous Khan el-Khalili bazaar before traveling back to Hurghada.

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Cairo: Pyramids, Bazaar, Citadel Tour with Photographer

5. 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. 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.

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From Sharm El-Sheikh: Cairo 2-Day Trip with Nile Cruise

6. From Sharm El-Sheikh: Cairo 2-Day Trip with Nile Cruise

Discover the ancient wonders of Cairo during a 2-day whirlwind trip around the historical highlights of the city. Immerse yourself in the magic of the ancient world as you absorb the world-famous Giza Pyramids and Sphinx. Take a journey back in time as you learn fascinating stories about ancient Egyptians at the Egyptian Museum. Travel in luxury as you check-in for a cruise along the Nile, and sit back and relax as you are treated to a dinner party with live entertainment. Listen as a professional Egyptologist provides you with captivating historical information, and explore Khan El Khalili, as well as Coptic and Islamic Cairo. Enjoy two buffet lunches and breakfast during the 2-day trip, and the comfort of inclusive hotel pickup and drop-off.

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Cairo: Private Guided Day Tour of Ancient Egyptian Churches

7. Cairo: Private Guided Day Tour of Ancient Egyptian Churches

After pickup from your hotel in Cairo, begin your guided tour of Ancient Egyptian churches in the important archaeological area of Coptic Cairo. Visit The Hanging Church first, perhaps the most famous and oldest surviving church in Old Cairo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, head to the Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church, also known as Abu Serga, which is believed to have been built above the site where the Holy Family of Joseph, Mary, and the infant Jesus Christ resided after their trip to Egypt. Move on to the Church of St. George, one of the oldest Christian and Egyptian churches dating back to the first Christian era. Then, take a short break for lunch in a local restaurant before resuming your church visits at the Church of the Holy Virgin Mary. Continue to the Church of Saint Barbara, well-known for its precious items, before exploring the Church of St. Mercurius in the Abu Sayfayn Cloister. Lastly, visit the St. Tadros Church inside the Monastery of Prince Tadros. Discover a blessed water well believed to cure diseases, and admire the church’s 250 archaeological icons, more than any of the other churches. At the end of your tour, your guide will take you back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Hanging Church

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 200 reviews

We were able to benefit from Kariman's explanations in French on all the essential points of Cairo! We will keep this memory forever and especially thanks to the photographer Mohamed who did a wonderful job! Thank you !

We got the chance to meet Amina from Ocean Air company. She is a knowledge well! The visit was really interesting and she adapted it according to our request. Great experience !

Had the best time visiting Old Cairo and the Khan El Khalili bazaar. Mostafa is a great guide with all the information he provided. Check this tour if you love history.

Mervat was a wonderful guide, ask for her. She has excellent English and is knowledgeable about the history and modern day Cairo.

Well organized , nice visits and Mina was an excellent guide!!! A nice general view of Cairo city!