Cairo: Full-Day Islamic and Coptic Private Tour with Lunch

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Explore the famous mosques and churches of Cairo on a guided full-day tour. Visit the Al-Hakim Mosque, Qalawun Complex, Mar Girgis, and other sites while hearing the Islamic and Coptic history.

Highlights

  • Enjoy an insightful tour of Islamic Cairo
  • Marvel at Coptic Cairo
  • Admire the beauty of the different and unique sides of Cairo. 

Description

Enjoy learning more about Islamic and Coptic Cairo. Starting the day early in the morning our driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Cairo/Giza to meet your private guide to take you on a unique adventure.  The first tour will be to Islaimc Cairo featuring two of the most beautiful Islamic symbol, Al-Hakim Mosque, Many rumors and debates surround Al-Hakim, his ideas, and the period of his rule. Al-Hakim came to power when he was only 11 and he successfully formed a plan to assassinate his tutor when he was 15. Then visiting the Qalawun complex, Qalawun’s memorial included a large hospital, a madrassa-style mosque (distinguished by the teaching spaces on each of the four walls for each of the influential schools of Islamic thought), and finally his mausoleum.  Learn more about each of them with your private guide.  Moving to Coptic Cairo you'll start the tour by visiting the Church of ST. George also Known as Mar Girgis, is One of the few round churches built in Egypt, St. George’s is built on top of an ancient Roman tower that connects to the monastery below. The next visit will be to the hanging church, Which is believed to be the first basilica-style church built in Egypt and houses 110 icons, most made of ebony and some inlaid with ivory, the oldest and holiest dating back to the 8th century. Your tour includes an Egyptian Lunch wherever you want to enjoy it kindly ask the guide. 

Includes

All transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle private pick-up and drop off A professional English guide, If you need a Spanish, German, or French guide, please choose the option (there will be an additional cost) Lunch Service charges and taxes

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