Old Cairo, Citadel, Alabaster Mosque & Coptic Museum-Full day private tour
Price starting from$125.00
Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip.
Trip Duration :
1 Days / 0 Nights
Pick up at 9:00 am. Drive to Old Cairo, where early Judaism and Christianity flourished in Egypt.Visit the El Muallaq or Hanging Church, dating to the late fourth and early fifth century. This basilica was named for its location on top of the south gate of the Fortress of Babylon. Destroyed in a ninth-century earthquake, the church became the center of the Coptic/Christian Church from the time it was rebuilt in the eleventh century until the 14th century. Then, you will make a stop at Ben Ezra Ben Ezra Synagogue, built sometime between the sixth and ninth centuries AD. The temple contains a Jewish Heritage Library, containing documents found here in 1896 that describe the economic and social conditions of Jews under Arab rule as well as descriptions of relations between various Jewish sects. Then, you will visit the Citadel of Mohamed Ali, also known as the Fortress of Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi), built in 1183 and overlooking the city from the Muqattam Hills. The structure, with its domes and minarets, looks over a number of important buildings, including the Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali. Its domed interior, used by Moslems for daily prayers, is a spectacular sight of twinkling lights and beautiful mosaics. End the day by visiting the Coptic Museum where the world finest collection of Coptic art and antiquities exist; including illuminated manuscripts, icons and textiles. Return to the hotel around 6:00pm
Daily departures (min 2 pax): $125.00/person