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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.

Museum of Egyptian Civilization, Citadel & Old Cairo Tour

2. Museum of Egyptian Civilization, Citadel & Old Cairo Tour

Start with pickup from your accommodation in Cairo or Giza. Enjoy a comfortable journey in an air-conditioned vehicle as you discover some of the world-famous landmarks of Cairo. First, visit the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization with your expert Egyptologist tour guide. Stroll through the many exhibits which display more than 50,000 artifacts from Ancient Egypt. Learn about the history and evolution of Egyptian civilization, as well as their customs and traditions. Next, visit the famous Citadel of Saladin, also known as the Citadel of Cairo. This UNESCO World Heritage Site has a storied history dating back nearly 850 years.  Built by the Sultan of Egypt, Salah Al-Din on the Mokattam Hills, enjoy views of the city as you hear about the citadel's fascinating history. Explore one of the oldest markets in the Arab world, Khan El-Khalili Bazaar, a beautiful 14th-century market that still retains traces of its former glory.  Walk through the old lanes of the bazaar where you can browse for antiques or handicrafts from the shops. Then, visit a local restaurant to enjoy a traditional Cairo lunch. Lastly, visit the prominent landmarks of Old Cairo such as the Hanging Church, the Church of St. Barbara, and the Church of Abu Serga. Afterward, be returned back to your hotel or selected location in Cairo or Giza by your tour guide.

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.

Giza: Pyramids, Sphinx, Coptic Cairo Churches Private Tour

4. Giza: Pyramids, Sphinx, Coptic Cairo Churches Private Tour

Meet the tour guide at your hotel inside Cairo or Giza for pick-up. Start the trip to Giza Pyramids plateau, discover the construction theories of the Pyramids and the secrets of its symbols. Get as much close as you want to the Pyramids, take the best photos you want and walk around. Have the opportunity to step inside the Pyramid passage corridor after buying the extra ticket. Visit the Panorama plateau for more panoramic photos for all the whole Pyramids area, have the opportunity for a Camel ride at the Panorama for photos Explore the Sphinx and watch the Valley temple discover their secrets and stand just in front of the Sphinx for more photos. Visit Old Cairo Coptic Churches, the hanging Church built upon an ancient Roman tower, the Church of st George and the holy family crypt Church watch the place where the holy family spent three months during their trip in Egypt Visit Ibn Tulun Mosque, of the 9th Century AD. one of the biggest old Mosques still keep its original dimensions By the end of the day tour, we drive back to your hotel for drop-off.

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What people are saying about Church of St. Barbara

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We greatly enjoyed the Museum of Egyptian Civilization & Old Cairo tour. It was truly amazing to learn about the ancient artifacts and mummies displayed at the museum and to witness the beauty of the mosque in the citadel. We highly recommend our guide, Ahmed Zaki. He has a vast knowledge of the history of Egypt and did an excellent job of explaining everything in a way that was simple and easy to understand.

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