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Old Cairo Islamic and Coptic Sites with Saladin Citadel Day Tour

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Discover the old charm of Cairo in this Islamic and Coptic sites tour with round-trip hotel transfers and an expert Egyptologist guide at the head.


  • Join in on this Old Cairo Islamic and Coptic sites day tour while enjoying seamless round-trip hotel transfers in a comfortable AC car.

  • With an Egyptlogist guide at the helm, learn about the interesting history behind Saladin Citadel, a medieval-era Ottoman architectural gem.

  • Stop for some amazing lunch at a local restaurant and move on to exploring the Basilican-style Hanging Church and the Church of Abu Serga.

  • Go on a wild shopping spree at Carios’ Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, a 14th century market built over the tombs of Fatimid Caliphs.

  • Fun fact: The Hanging Church gets its name because it was built on top of a Roman fortress with its nave suspended over the original ground level.


  • Egyptologist guide

  • Round-trip hotel transfers

  • AC vehicle

  • Buffet lunch


  • Entrance fees

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Step into some of Old Cairo’s Islamic and Coptic spots

A trip to Egypt is not complete without visiting the mosques and churches in Cairo. This Old Cairo Islamic and Coptic sites tour offers you the chance to see some of Egypt’s iconic landmarks. From the iconic Saladin Citadel, a fortress built to keep the Crusaders out in 1176 to the Mosque of Muhammad Ali, which is home to the tomb of Muhammad Ali Pasha, the founder of the mosque.

Stop for a delicious lunch buffet at a local Cairo restaurant where you get to taste the best of what Egyptian cuisine has to offer. Then, you move on to touring some of the famous Coptic sites such as the Hanging Church, which contains 110 icons of revered characters from Christianity like Jesus Christ, Mother Mary, and John the Baptist. You also get to explore the Church of Abu Serga which contains 12 columns with traces of mural painting. End the tour with a shopping spree at Khan el-Khalili market, the oldest market in Egypt and a tour of the Ben Ezra Synagogue, believed to be the site where baby Moses was found.

What to bring

  • Have your ID and passport ready for a seamless experience.

  • Bring along your scarf to cover your head inside the mosque.

  • Bring local currency or your preferred payment method for meals, souvenirs, and extra delights not covered by the ticket.

  • Bring your sunglasses, sunscreen, and hat to beat the heat

  • Wear comfortable shoes to ensure you feel comfortable throughout the tour.

What's not allowed

  • Due to venue restrictions, pets cannot tag along for this experience.

  • Strict dress code: Sleeveless tops and shirts and shorts.


  • This experience is accessible by wheelchair and pram/strollers.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID during the pickup.

Hotel transfers

  • This ticket includes hotel pickups and drop-offs.

  • In the next step of booking, please specify the name and address of your hotel.

  • This is applicable to all hotels in Cairo.

  • On the day of your tour, please report at your hotel lobby 15 min prior to your scheduled departure.

  • If your hotel does not have a lobby, please wait at the entrance of the hotel.

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