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Discover the great religious heritage of Cairo through touring the holy churches of the Coptic area and the oldest synagogue in Cairo known as Ben Ezra. Have the pleasure of learning about the Jewish and Christian history of Egypt Visit the 9th century mosque of Ibn Tulun with its unique minaret and the impressive gigantic mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan. Enjoy discussing with your Egyptologist guide all about the basic pillars of Islam and its principles Then, enjoy some free time at Khan El Khalili, the biggest market in Cairo, and try a local drink at El Fishawy, the oldest coffee shop in Cairo


Upon meeting your Egyptologist guide, you will start your day tour with the Coptic area where you will visit the Roman fortress of Babylon. The fort was built in the 1st century A.D; the ruins of one of the towers still exist while a very impressive church was built on the walls of another known as the Hanging church. Consecrated to Virgin Mary, the Hanging church was built in a basilica style. Let your eyes and feelings absorb the beauty of the wooden roof that resembles the Ark of Noah, the icons, the altars and the pulpit. Then carry on to Abu Serga or St Sergious church. It is also known as the cavern church as the holy family stayed in the cave underneath the church during the escape journey in Egypt, a short walk will lead you into Ben Ezra synagogue, the oldest Jewish temple in Cairo. There you will learn about the history and customs of the Jewish community in Egypt. The temple is famous for the Geniza:an archive of valuable and rare documents.

After spending your time in Coptic Cairo, you will move to the mosques.

Built between 1356 and 1363 by the Mamluk ruler Sultan Hassan, the Madrassa-Mosque of sultan Hassan is located at the Citadel Square, is considered as the pyramid of Islamic structures. This fascinating place was used as a school, mosque and mausoleum. Your Egyptologist will provide you with an introduction to the main elements of the mosque and basic Islamic principles.

A short drive will take you to the 1150-year-old mosque of Ibn is the oldest and  best preserved mosque in has a unique spiral tower which has an equal in the city of Samara in Iraq.

The last part of the tour is the souk of khan El Khalili where you can have free time around the shops and cafes. Our tour guide will invite you to have a local drink in the oldest coffee shop in Cairo; EL Fishawy.


    Location: Cairo, Egypt

    Duration: 7 to 8 hrs

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      Departure Point: Tour departs from centrally located Cairo and Giza hotels

      Departure Time: 8:00am (earlier or later departures are available until 9:00am if required, please advise at time of booking)

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