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Old City (Coptic Cairo)

Cairo, Egypt
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Islamic and Christian Cairo Day Tour including Lunch
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Half-Day Private Guided Tour of Coptic Cairo with Lunch
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US$ 30.00*
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Private Guided Cairo Day Tour: Egyptian Museum, Citadel and Coptic Cairo
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Reviewed 25 October 2015

Once you get through the gates.you will feel a totally different vibe compared to the rest of Cairo. Quieter, cleaner a bit more organized. Not many cars as it as lots of tiny alleyways. The churches are all very interesting. Would have loved to stay...More

Thank TonyFNewZealand
Reviewed 20 October 2015

What a lesson in history! To see the cavern where Mother Mary and Jesus took refuge, the beautiful architecture, the mosaic on the walls, all an amazing experience. Most tour guides may want to take you to Giza to see the Pyramids and want to...More

Thank Nanhi M
Reviewed 16 October 2015

To see the old historical buildings of Cairo.Interesting to wander around and think of the difference in the area .Lots of interesting shops to visit .

Thank Mary38677
Reviewed 15 October 2015

To enter the place can be a bit uncomfortable. There is a gate with detectors and lots of police. It is for your own safety! People there are extremely friendly and just stroll around in the streets and get lots. Just do some research first...More

Thank happyfamily2000
Reviewed 10 October 2015

The churches in this area tell the story of Coptic Egypt. The whole area is very rich in history unfortunately it needs a lot of cleanup and tidying to bring it up to the international standard of holy/ religious site.The churches are very well preserved...More

Thank Nashed R
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Here you will see amazing historic churches. A lot of places you have to see. Try to spend whole the day and you will enjoy. Easy to acsses, very safe place

Thank David Z
Reviewed 7 October 2015

This part of Cairo is a well kept secret. Not too many tourists, but has many places of historical interest

Thank Gayatri G
Reviewed 4 October 2015

They tell me that 34 million people officially live in Cairo plus maybe another maybe 15 million unofficially - adding up to virtually fifty million people plus tourists. The filth was explained to me by a local lady who said that if everybody DROPPED just...More

2  Thank BruceYork
Reviewed 3 October 2015

If you have a spare afternoon in Cairo then this would be worth a visit. Supposedly home to the site of Babylon and also some nice churches. I wouldnt have regretted not going if i hadnt have been. Also great option to try out the...More

Thank Dave_A1923
Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

we stumbled on this area by mistake. and boy, were we lucky. we found mssjids and churches and even synagogues all in one place. good to see all diversity in one area.

Thank Sarz08
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Kees H
I saw your response to my description of Old Cairo. I think what you wrote is fair. If someone is interested in seeing old churches and understanding something of the history of Christian Egypt than Old Cairo is an excellent place to go to but if the interest for this is not there one should not go but that applies to all locations one visits, religious or non-religious. Wishing you all the best.
30 April 2017|
Response from usmanibari | Reviewed this property |
I agree with you. Best wishes.
Did you use a tour company? If so which one. Thanks, Laura
10 November 2015|
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Response from Annette T | Reviewed this property |
Laura we used Private Guide Ayman Ahmed. You can look him up on facebook or through Trip Advisor. I highly recommend him. He is professional, polite, punctual, speaks English, has amazing knowledge of Egypt and Egyptology... More
Que posibilidades hay y en caso donde encontrar arte religioso (cristiano:catolico)
10 April 2015|
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Response from Ivan P | Reviewed this property |
Hola! mira en este barrio el Copto hay un par de tiendas, pero en la mayoría venden cosas egipcias, es decir artesanías propias de la cultura, faraones en miniaturas, pirámides, etc. lo que encuentras en la mayoría de los... More
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