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Full Day Tour Visiting Coptic and Islamic Cairo

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Cairo, Egypt
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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 8 more

Overview

Visit Cairo’s religious landmarks on a private tour to the city’s most important Coptic, Islamic, and Jewish places. Learn how the Christian Holy Family took shelter on the site of Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church, explore the Church of Saint Barbara, and see the gilded icons that adorn the Hanging Church. Enter a synagogue built where baby Moses was found and eat lunch at a local restaurant; see Cairo’s most important mosques then take in sweeping views of the city from Saladin’s 15th-century citadel. 
  • Discover important Islamic, Jewish, and Coptic sites of Cairo
  • Led by a qualified Egyptologist
  • See the Hanging Church, old Jewish synagogue, and Alabaster Mosque
  • Round-trip hotel transfers and local lunch included
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Entry fees (Optional)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Lunch at Local Restaurant (Optional)
Qualified Egyptologist guide(Optional)
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
At 8 am our tour guide will be waiting at the lobby area and he will be holding a sign showing our company name Emo tours

Departure Time

8:00 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Emo Tours Egypt

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Full Day Tour Visiting Coptic and Islamic Cairo?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Full Day Tour Visiting Coptic and Islamic Cairo.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Full Day Tour Visiting Coptic and Islamic Cairo?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Full Day Tour Visiting Coptic and Islamic Cairo.
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What is the social distancing policy during Full Day Tour Visiting Coptic and Islamic Cairo?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Full Day Tour Visiting Coptic and Islamic Cairo.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Full Day Tour Visiting Coptic and Islamic Cairo?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Full Day Tour Visiting Coptic and Islamic Cairo.

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  • "When entering any mosque, one takes ones shoes off, and ladies must have their heads and shoulders covered." See review

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Spiritual journey in Coptic and Islamic Cairo
Jasemin
, Jun 2021
Authentic and mesmerizing tour of Orthodox Christian, Muslim and Jewish places of worship including churches, mosques and synagogues. Egyptologist Essam was very professional, friendly and knowledgeable in the topics of Coptic and Islamic Cairo.
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Less visited but highly recommended
Ivan_D
, Dec 2020
They picked me up on time. Wearing masks all the time and sanitizing me whenever I reentered the car. Guide Hussam and driver Mohammed were very cordial and knowledgeable. As it was a private tour they adjusted pace to me and due to pandemic most of the locations were empty - no lines or waiting. Sites were impressive and I learned a lot about Cairo. Highly recommended.
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Great Experience!
Karim_K
, Sep 2020
It was a great experience and value for the money paid! Both the guide and driver were very friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommended!
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Best time
Saeid_A
, Mar 2020
After a bit of mishap at airport the rest was an amazing journey. A shout out to our wonderful tour guide Mostafa with his stellar job performance having a master degree in ancient Egyptian language truly and literary guided us beautifully. Even his local food recommendations were absolutely out of this world. Best use of our time with this tour
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Full day tour visiting Coptic and Islamic Cairo
Kevin M
, Dec 2019
Bossi was fantastic, knowledgeable, flexible, extremely informed, efficient and fun! She helped history come to life.
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Full day Coptic and Islamic cairo
khalidrehmani
, Dec 2019
Excellent guide and driver. Knowledgeable and helpful. Good food. Recommended for serious travelers.
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Interesting
Catherine D
, Oct 2019
We were picked up from our hotel by Mohamed, our first stop was Coptic Cairo where we visited 3 very interesting churches, including the hanging church and the church built over the cave where the Holy family rested when they came to Egypt. Mohammed was very knowledgeable about these churches. We then visited a synagog and then drove to the citadel, whose main feature is the alabaster mosque, which found very interesting, but found the whole citadel complex very rundown and scruffy and needing restoration, but there were fantastic views for the city. We then rode down to the Islamic part of Cairo, where we visited 4 large mosques. When entering any mosque, one takes ones shoes off, and ladies must have their heads and shoulders covered. Mohamed was very attentive making sure we had plenty of rests and drinks as my husband walks with a stick. The day finished with a late lunch at a buffet style restaurant, which was excellent. We can highly recommend this tour and Mohamed in particular.
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This tour had a lot of potential...
Amancay K
, Jan 2018
This tour had a lot of potential, but was ultimately ruined by a really bad guide. The sites were all really cool, and I loved seeing all the churches and mosques, but every second of the trip was stressful and uncomfortable we ended up pleading out after lunch, claiming to be too tired to continue. An 8-4 tour only lasted until 12:30, that's how badly we wanted out. We were picked up at 8 by our guide and driver in a car, not a WiFi van as in the description. Our guide invited us to have tea with her, as is typical of 'Egyptian hospitality.' This sounded great at first. The actual experience was drinking tea from a stand while sitting in a closed car, being stared at by local men I'm female, and it was uncomfortable, while our guide bossed around the driver and chatted on her phone in Arabic which neither me nor my husband speak. Apparently our first site of the day did not open until 9, which made me wonder why our pick up was at 8, for a destination less than 15 minutes away. At the Citadel we wandered around and took lots of pictures. Our guide seemed more interested in monopolizing our camera and getting good shots than in telling us anything about the site. We really wanted to know more, and kept having to ask questions to get to divulge any information. This frustrating process was repeated all day: at Abu Serga, St Barbara the hanging church, and at Amr Ibn Elas Mosque. We never even saw the Madrasa el Sultan Hassan Mosque mentioned on the itinerary. When we visited St George Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue our guide didn't even come in. With no explanation she left us at the door and told us to go walk around. We had to Google the history of the places to know what we were seeing. Lunch was a tasty buffet, but it was incredibly awkward. On other tours our guide showed us the table, then left us to chat and enjoy the food. This time our guide sat at the table with us, but ate nothing, and chatted and texted on her phone the whole time. I would have been fine with being left alone, or with chatting more about Cairo, but she gave us no space and no interaction. It was deeply uncomfortable, and at this point we asked to be taken back to the hotel. There was no talking at any point during the car rides, except her on her phone. The sites were all so cool, and I wanted so badly to enjoy myself, but the day was just frustrating, awkward and uncomfortable. If you book this, I don't recommend Emo Tours as the company.
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I saw every sight mentioned in the...
Markus E
, Sep 2017
I saw every sight mentioned in the program. Very friendly guide and driver.
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The guide spoke excellent English...
Elizabeth T
, Feb 2016
The guide spoke excellent English, was very knowledgable, and tried to tailor the tour to my specific interests.
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