Citadel Salah El Din, Old Cairo & Khan El Khalili

Enjoy a visit to Salah El Din Citadel which considered one of the most Cairo’s attractions, it was constructed by Salah El Din on the Moquattam hills in 1183 AD to defend Cairo from the armies of Crusaders. Also visit the Old Cairo Coptic sites including the Hanging Church, Church of St. Barbara, Church of Abu Serga and have a visit also to Ben Ezra Synagogue

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Tour Itineraries

Start your tour with mon ami TRAVEL tour guide in the morning by visiting Salah El Din Citadel which was constructed by Salah El Din on the Moquattam hills in 1183 AD to defend Cairo from the armies of Crusaders. After that visit Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque which was designed by the architect Yousif Boushnaq, a Turkish man who came especially from Istanbul and built this great mosque for Mohamed Ali, the ruler of Egypt (1805-1849) who ruled Over 45 years. Then proceed to visit Khan El Khalili Bazaar, one of the most famous and oldest bazaars in the Middle East.
After that we will continue to visit Old Cairo where you will enjoy watching, the Hanging Church which named for its location above a gatehouse of Babylon Fortress
After that we visit Ben Ezra Synagogue, which was originally a Christian church, and the Coptic Christians of Cairo had to sell to the Jews in 882 AD. The church was purchased by Abraham Ben Ezra, who came from Jerusalem during the reign of Ahmed Ibn Tulun, for 20,000 dinars
Church of St. Barbara which is one of the oldest and the most remarkable churches in Cairo. It is situated on the eastern part of the Babylon fort and dates back to the 5th Century, though it was rebuilt around the 11th Century. It was named after St. Barbara, who was born in the beginning of the 3rd Century
Church of Abu Serga (Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church), which is traditionally believed to have been built on the spot where the Holy Family, Joseph, Mary and the infant Jesus Christ, rested at the end of their journey into Egypt. They may have lived here while Joseph worked at the fortress.
After you get all sites explored, you will be transferred back to your hotel

Tour Info

Trip Duration 5 hours approximately
Trip Type Historical Mosques / Islamic Sites
Trip runs Daily
Starting from Your hotel in Cairo or Giza
Ends in Your hotel in Cairo or Giza
Pickup Time 09:00 AM or 12:00 PM

Tour Price

Single Person2-4 Persons5-9 Persons10-14 Persons
US$ 93 US$ 54 US$ 33 US$ 28

Price Includes:

  • Round trip transfers from and to your location
  • All transfers by air conditioned vehicle
  • Professional Egyptologist guide (All major languages are available)
  • Entrance fees
  • Taxes and service charge
  • Assistance of mon ami TRAVEL during trip

Price Excludes:

  • Tips and gratuities
  • Meals except where indicated
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses

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