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Private Day Tour: Cairo City

Highlights
  • Get a taste of old Cairo with a tour of its churches, mosques and markets

  • Visit historic churches, synagogues, mosques, and the Citadel of Salah El-Din

  • Pick up spices and perfumes while bargaining your way through the souk

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Private Day Tour: Cairo City
From US$150.00
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Private Day Tour: Cairo City
From US$150.00
Overview

Explore Cairo’s churches, mosques, markets, and antiquities on this all-day excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, visit the Egyptian Museum and check out the King Tut exhibit and other important artifacts. Explore the 12th century citadel and marvel at historic religious sites like the Hanging Church, the synagogue of Ben Ezra, and the Mosque of Amr Ibn Al-As. Finish at the famed Khan el Khalili bazaar, Cairo’s sprawling 700-year-old market.

What to Expect
Your guide will pick you up from the lobby of your hotel at 8am holding a signboard with your name on it and then accompany you to your private vehicle.

On this day tour you will see the Egyptian Museum where you may find over 160,000 objects and they are all dated back to different periods from the Ancient Egyptian History. Enjoy master pieces of art, see statues of kings who had built the pyramids, marvel at the most famous Pharaoh kings and mummies, and don't miss out on the treasures of the young pharaoh Tutankhamen. It took 10 years for his treasures to be transported from the tomb in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor to be shown here in Cairo. See the Citadel of Salah El-Din, built in 12th Century AD, the building that rose up like a watch tower over the hills.

After, travel to Old Cairo, the place where you could find peace and tolerance between the three religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Synagogue, church, and mosque are all together in one place. Starting with the Hanging Church of the Holy Virgin Mary, your guide will talk about the flight of the Holy family into Egypt and Jesus Christ saying "Blessed be my people of Egypt". You will see where they took a refuge in a crypt in the Oldest Church of Abu Serga, Then you will see one of two Jewish temples in Cairo, the synagogue of Ben Ezra is one of the best places to talk about the Exodus and the Pharaoh of Moses. Finally you will stop by the Mosque of Amr Ibn Al Aas which was officially the first mosque ever built in Africa.

Stepping inside the Khan El Khalili Old Market and Bazaar feels like going back in time 1,000 years. Feel the beautiful oriental atmosphere of Cairo in old times while walking through Bazaars, sellers, old mosques, old houses, and inhale the nice smell of perfumes and spices.

You will be transferred back to your hotel after the tour finishes.
Reviews (17)
1 - 5 of 13 reviews
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile
Well run company with amazing guide

I booked a full day private tour of Cairo with Go Travel Egypt via Viator. The company is well run. I received a quick reply with my booking confirmation from the owner and he made some suggestions about how to customize the tour. We corresponded...More

Thank cybernag97
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile
Great tour!

Emy is an top notch tour guide! She was knowledgeable, friendly, and super helpful when walking around Khan el-Khalili! We had some traffic so she made sure to structure the day so that we could see everything! The Egyptian Museum was so much more informative...More

1  Thank BeachBum06
Reviewed 28 May 2018
Wonderful whole day Cairo private tour

My tour guide, Ali, picked me on time and with a warm smile at the hotel. Along with the owner, Mr. Mostafa, he was flexible when I requested to adjust the itinerary a bit to fit in with my interests. The car was comfortable and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank LaleiGet
Reviewed 22 May 2018
Amazing Whole day Cairo Private Day Tour

A friend of mine and I had this amazing whole day Private Day Tour of Cairo on May 16, 2018, Wednesday. Our tour guide showed at the hotel on the specified time of pick up. He called the driver and we started heading to our...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank tonyec1970
Reviewed 21 April 2018
Amazing experience in Cairo!

I just realised that the review I had written after the tour ended was never published. There must have been a problem with the internet or the app, my apologies! My husband and I booked a private Cairo city tour last-minute, and they were brilliant...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Daniela M
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