Cairo City Tour 2 (Coptic & Islamic Cairo)

Cairo City Tour 2 (Coptic & Islamic Cairo)
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$45
Duration: 6 hours
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During this outstanding tour, you will find some of the most stunning landmarks in Egypt , The Citadel of the Great ruler Saladin , and you will see one of the magnificent sights in Egypt ..the Beautiful Cave Church in the heart if Mokkatm mount.

8:00 a:m Our Egypt Tailor Made tour guide will escort you by an air conditioned vehicle to visit one of the most Stunning construction in Cairo “ The Citadel of Saladin Al Ayouby”. It was built in 12th century to fortify Cairo against the Crusaders. The citadel was used as the seat of the king and his government in Egypt for many centuries and many dynasties including the Ayyubids, the Mamluks, and even some Ottomans ruled over Egypt from the Citadel. , and the  Great Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali Pasha which stands proudly on the highest point inside the courtyard of the Citadel of Saladin. It’s one the landmarks in Cairo with its huge space , the beautiful decorations on its walls , and its remarkable domes and minarets. 

Then, going to visit one of the marvelous Coptic buildings in Cairo, The Monastery of St. Simon the Tanner or “ The Cave Church” which is located in el Mokattam hills area near the  Zabbaleen slum or Garbage City which is Cairo's largest informal garbage collectors settlement, where garbage recycling is central to its population's economy. the Monastery of St. Simon the Tanner is the largest and it has an amphitheater with a seating capacity of 20,000.This church is the largest church in the Middle East. It is named after the Coptic Saint, Simon the Tanner, who lived at the end of the 10th century and is associated with the legend of the moving of the Mokattam Mountain.the Monastery of St. Simon the Tanner include the St. Bola's Church, St. Marks Church, and St. Simon the Tanner's Hall. 

Then, Ending the tour with taking a break at  el Azahar Park which is located on a hilly site surrounded by the most significant historic districts of Islamic Cairo.It’s Considered as one of the World’s great public spaces. You will wander around the vast green area while seeing the great Islamic monuments of Cairo. There are also great restaurants there if you want to have a meal in front of this great view. 

After this trip you will be transferred to your hotel to stay overnight.

During this outstanding tour, you will find some of the most stunning landmarks in Egypt , The Citadel of the Great ruler Saladin , and you will see one of the magnificent sights in Egypt ..the Beautiful Cave Church in the heart if Mokkatm mount.