Day trip

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

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62 reviews

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels
Day trip

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

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

From US$ 59.25 per person

Marvel at the most important cultural and historical sites in Islamic and Coptic Cairo on a full-day tour. Walk past the impressive Salah al-Din in Saladin Citadel, splendid mosques, the Hanging Church, Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, and more.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Arabic
Pickup included
Pickup is available from your accommodation in Cairo or Giza. The long-range pickup service from Nasr city, Cairo Airport, Heliopolis City, Mirage city, Rehab City, Madinaty, New Cairo, New Capital hotels, or 6th of October City is available to book in the checkout process as an 'Add-on'. You will be contacted via WhatsApp, email, or phone the day before the tour to confirm the exact pickup time.


  • Discover the Citadel of Salah al-Din and the Mosque of Muhammed Ali Pasha
  • Stopover at the oldest market of Cairo, Khan el-Khalili Bazaar
  • Explore the Old Cairo sights, such as the Hanging Church
Full description

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.

  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Egyptologist tour guide
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Cold mineral water
  • Tax and service charges
  • Entrance fees to the sites mentioned
  • Extra services or expenses not mentioned
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 62 reviews

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We were staying in Giza and the driver and guide arrived on-time at our hotel. We went into Cairo and visited the Coptic area. Really liked the Hanging Church. Learned about the first 3 years of the life of Christ spent in Egypt when visiting the Cavern Church. Our guide and driver shared with us their life in Egypt (guide is getting married and completing his new airport for his bride). Strongly recommend our guide. His English was very good and was patient with our asking for repeats if we didn't understand his English.

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March 31, 2023

We had an amazing experience with Mahmoud as our driver and Ahmed as our guide. We visited the most important places in old Cairo and learned a lot about Egyptian culture and history. Anyone able to take the tour with Ahmed is lucky, he truly is the best guide!

March 31, 2023

We had an excellent day. We were picked up on time by Sayed Hamdy. He took us to the main attractions and gave us a lot of information. He is very knowledgeable, we were so pleased we had him as a tour guide. The lunch was also amazing, on the Nile, we had the best view. It’s totally worth going on this tour!

March 31, 2023

Product ID: 279982