Old Cairo and Khan El Khalili Bazaar: Private Half-Day Tour
- Pickup available
- Duration: 5 hours
They picked us up in our hotel on time and we headed to Salah El Din Al Citadel. We had a driver and a tour guide along with us all the way in all places. In the citadel, we could visit two different mosques and a police museum. From some sites in this citadel, we could have a great outlook on the city. We had a small delay in the beginning 'cause the guide hadn't been informed of the trip terms as tickets and lunch were included, but they could easily sort it out very quickly and the trip could go on as expected. Afterward, we headed to Coptic Cairo where we visited St Sergius, Ben Ezra Synagogue which was a Christian church that had been converted to a synagogue lest they have to pay taxes to the govern. We have also visited The Hanging Church which was constructed on the top of an old tower, in which we could see the well where the holy family had drink water from. We had a yummy lunch all you can eat in Bonne Soirée. In the end, we went to Khan El Khalili for shopping. Great tour!
My airport pick up was late by almost two hours so as a result, I was late for the afternoon tour as well. The driver and the guide were very patient on waiting for me. I told my guide that I understand that we only have two hours left so suggested that we just drive around while he tells me the stories behind the places on the itenerary. He went above and beyond and managed to get off and drop by in each off the locations. It's a bit rushed but hey, who am I to complain, I was the one who was late.
Ahmed was great. The visit to “old Cairo” was informative and Ahmed pointed out some hidden gems. The visit to the Citadel, mosque and market was an experience. He was very knowledgeable and kept us informed at all times. We had a great time in Cairo!
It was a great day visiting the old Cairo city which is full of history. Our guide Esam is very knowledgable and helpful. Highly recommended tour for anyone who visits Cairo for the first time.
Amazing tour and guide - I can not say enough about Mustafa he was an excellent guide and really has a great wealth of knowledge. He was super engaging and accommodating!