Coptic and Islamic Cairo tour from Ain Sokhna Port


You will start your tour with the visit to the Coptic area. It is true that Christianity in Egypt is as old as Christianity itself. Your private guide will explain you the meaning of this phrase upon your visit to the Coptic churches. 


  • Private qualified Egyptologist guide.
  • Entrance fees in all sites.
  • Bottled water
  • Pickup and drop off services at ANI SOKHNA PORT.
  • Lunch at a local restaurant in Cairo.
  • All Transfers by modern air- conditioned Vehicle.
  • All taxes and[i] services charge.


  • Gratuities (recommended).
  • Any extras not mentioned in itinerary
Coptic and Islamic Cairo tour from Ain Sokhna Port
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    At the exit door of your cruise ship at AIN SOKHNA PORT, your tour guide will pick you up to have a 3-hour drive to the city of Cairo. Upon arrival to Cairo, you will visit the most important Coptic and Islamic attractions. It will take 3 hours to get to Cairo.

    You will start your tour with the visit to the Coptic area. It is true that Christianity in Egypt is as old as Christianity itself. Your private guide will explain you the meaning of this phrase upon your visit to the Coptic churches. Start your tour with the 1500-year-old Hanging Church built on top of one of the towers of the fortress of Babylon. Dedicated to Virgin Mary, it is one of the most beautiful and important churches in Cairo. You will go next to the Cavern church. It is so called because below the church there is a cave where Jesus the baby and Mary the Virgin were hiding for 3-months escaping King Herod. Go downstairs and have a look at the place where baby Jesus used to sleep. This is one place among 15 more where the Holy family stopped during the journey in Egypt. The journey lasted for 3 and half years. Next, visit the oldest of the synagogues in Egypt. Ben Ezra temple dates back to the 9th century and it is open for tourist visits. Your Egyptologist will explain fully the history of all the places of your tour.

    Following this and upon arrival at the citadel of Saladin, marvel at the alabaster mosque of King Mohamed Ali. Listen to your guide as he shares with you the basic facts of Islam and the function of every part of the mosque. Find out how the whole area was used as a fortress since the middle Ages and the story of the Arabs and Crusaders. The founder of the royal family had the mosque built by a Turkish architect influenced by the style of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul. The mosque is seated on a mountain Cliff; and the inner and outer walls are covered with alabaster. It took 18 years to finish the whole complex of the mosque (1830-18480.Before leaving the area, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the city with the chance of seeing the Giza pyramids in clear days.

    A very important part of the famous mosques is the mosque of Ibn Tulun. It is one the oldest mosque in Egypt and one of the largest in the world; it has very beautiful and lovely architecture and a unique minaret. The arches of the courtyard galleries are decorated with beautifully carved stucco; the first time this medium was used in Cairo. Climb up the unique minaret, the only one of its kind in Egypt, is modeled after the minarets of Samarra, with a spiral staircase around the outside. Enjoy the view of the open court, the city and surroundings and take photos of everything around you. Your private guide will be happy to answer all your questions after giving you full history of the mosque. Lunch will be served during the day tour before going back to AIN SOKHNA PORT

Tour price currency is set to USD but you can pay in Euro or British pound. The prices quoted per person per tour all-inclusive and prices are always updated to ensure you receive the best price possible. Prices valid until 30 December 2019, except during Christmas, New Year & Easter holidays. 
Child travelling with two accompanying adults will pay the following:

  •  0 Years to 1.99 years of age: Free of charge.
  •  2 years to 4.99 years of age: 50% from the full rate.
  •  5 years to 11.99 years of age: 75% from the full rate
  •  12+ pay full tour price as per adult person.
  •  If your tour includes airfare then an extra charge for child rate may apply.


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Reservation should be made as early possible to book the desired holiday.
Space on a given tour will be secured upon receipt a deposit of 25 % of the full price. This payment will be 50 % during the Christmas and New Year holidays and on packages including airfare.
The deposit counts as part of your final payment.
Deposit can be made by bank wire transfer or sent via Western Union or paid using a credit card (Visa or MasterCard) 
Payment should be received within 7 days of booking.

TIPPING Tipping for a job well done is customary in Egypt, though not required. Please feel welcomed but not obliged to offer a tip to your guide.
TOUR VOUCHER After your trip is confirmed, we will email you with the final confirmation as a voucher to print and bring it with you. Details will include contact numbers for your tour operator, customer care and additional information for your convenience.



Prices Per Person

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