Cairo's Saga: The Grand Old Cairo Private Tour




8 hours

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Cairo’s Saga: The Grand Old Cairo Private Tour:Immerse yourself in the layers of history with our “Cairo’s Saga: The Grand Old Cairo Private Tour”. This personalized journey takes you deep into the heart of Old Cairo, where the city’s storied past comes alive. Explore the ancient Coptic churches nestled within the walls of the Roman fortress of Babylon, the Ben Ezra Synagogue, and the Hanging Church, each a testament to the area’s diverse religious heritage. Wander through the narrow streets and discover the pulsating life of this historic quarter, where every turn offers a new tale. This private tour ensures a deep and intimate connection with Cairo’s grand history, tailored to your interests and pace.


Comfortable Shoes: With all the walking and sightseeing you’ll be doing, comfortable shoes are a must! Opt for sturdy footwear to keep your feet happy throughout your journey.

Sunglasses: The Egyptian sun can be quite intense, especially during the daytime. Protect your eyes and stay cool with a stylish pair of sunglasses.

Hat: Shield yourself from the sun’s rays by wearing a hat. Not only does it provide extra protection, but it also adds a touch of style to your ensemble.


  • Personalized Airport Welcome: Start your Egypt adventure with a warm greeting from our friendly representatives at the airport. They will ensure a seamless beginning to your exploration of ancient wonders.
  • Private Transfers: Travel in comfort with private, air-conditioned transfers to and from the airport and between your accommodations and tour sites.
  • Expert English-Speaking Guides: Our professional guides are fluent in English and possess deep knowledge of Egyptology, ensuring you receive a rich educational experience as you explore.
  • Comprehensive Entrance Fees: Gain seamless access to all sites listed in your itinerary without any hidden costs. We handle all entrance fees so you can focus on enjoying your journey.
  • Refreshments Provided: Stay refreshed and hydrated with bottled water provided during your tours, ensuring your comfort throughout your adventures in the Egyptian sun.
  • All-Inclusive Pricing: All service charges and taxes are included in your tour price, guaranteeing a transparent and hassle-free travel experience with no unexpected fees.


  • Optional Tours: Any tours outside the itinerary, including special excursions and personal explorations, are not included and can be booked at an additional cost.
  • Personal Spending: Expenses for personal items, souvenirs, extra beverages, and other individual purchases are not included.
  • Tipping: Gratuities for tour guides, cruise staff, and drivers are not included and are at your discretion based on the service received.
  • Travel Insurance: Travel insurance isn’t included in your package, but it’s super important to get a comprehensive plan. It will cover you for unexpected events, medical emergencies, and any trip cancellations. Stay safe and travel worry-free!

Cairo's Saga: The Grand Old Cairo Private Tour Plan

Morning: Begin with the Historic Gates and Islamic Cairo

  • Meet and Greet at Bab Zuweila
    • Start your exploration at one of Cairo’s oldest surviving gates, where your guide will share captivating tales of Cairo’s medieval past. Climb to the top for a panoramic city view.
  • Explore the Mosque of Ibn Tulun
    • Visit one of Cairo’s oldest and most significant mosques. Admire its architectural beauty and expansive courtyard, and consider climbing the minaret for a unique perspective.

Mid-Morning: Discover Coptic Cairo

  • The Hanging Church
    • Enter this iconic church, built above a gatehouse of the old Roman fortress. Its rich history and artistic interior are as fascinating as its architectural design.
  • Saint Sergius and Bacchus Church (Abu Serga)
    • Explore this historical church reputed to be a resting place of the Holy Family during their escape to Egypt. The serene ambiance adds to its profound historical importance.

Lunch Break: Savor Local Cuisine

  • Lunch at a Traditional Egyptian Restaurant
    • Enjoy a meal of traditional dishes, experiencing the flavors that are staples of Egyptian cuisine.

Afternoon: Jewish Heritage and Local Crafts

  • Ben Ezra Synagogue
    • Visit one of the oldest Jewish synagogues in Egypt, renowned for its rich history and elegant architecture.
  • Artisans of Khan El Khalili
    • Wander through the vibrant lanes of Khan El Khalili. Meet with local artisans, delve into their crafts, and perhaps find unique souvenirs to take home.

Late Afternoon: Relax in Al-Azhar Park

  • Stroll in Al-Azhar Park
    • Wrap up your day with a leisurely walk in one of Cairo’s largest parks. Enjoy the lush landscapes and breathtaking views of the city skyline.

Additional Tips:

  • Dress Modestly: Dress conservatively as you’ll be visiting religious sites.
  • Comfortable Footwear: Be prepared for extensive walking by wearing comfortable shoes.
  • Stay Hydrated: Keep hydrated as you enjoy your day under the sun.

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34 Central St. From Road 9, Moqattam – Cairo, Egypt 11571


+20 2 25050550, 25050551, 25050552

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