Islamic and Coptic Cairo tour

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Duration 2 hours
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activity level Moderate
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availability 15 Apr 2013 - 21 Nov 2021
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Today, Old Cairo is full of sites dating from Egypt’s Christian past and the dawn of Islam’s presence. Two of the earliest sites from Islamic Egypt are here – Mosque of Amr ibn al-As, the first mosque built on the African continent, and the Nilometer that was constructed on Rhoda Island soon after the Muslim conquest of Egypt.

Take a day tour to Islamic Cairo, visiting Salah El Din Citadel, constructed during the Crusades in AD 1183, and see the charming Muhammad Ali Alabaster Mosque inside the castle's walls.

Meanwhile, Egypt's Coptic Cairo is a unique area with a concentration of Christian churches dating from the centuries between the decline of the pharaonic religion and the arrival of Islam, when Egypt had a Christian majority. Coptic Cairo is largely built around the fort of Babylon, upon the remains of its walls.

Accompanied by our professional tour guide, you’ll have all you need for an illuminating day.

Sights include: The Hanging Church, Ben Ezra Synagogue, Mosque of Amr ibn al-As

duration
Duration 2 hours
availability 15 Apr 2013 - 21 Nov 2021
activity level Moderate
stay Not required

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  • To book this Local Experience, please click the 'Redeem' button above. Only one Local Experience Award can be booked at a time in conjunction with the same overnight stay. After booking a Local Experience you will automatically receive a redemption voucher electronically. When redeeming your Local Experience, please provide your redemption voucher or voucher number during check-in at the hotel front desk.
  • Please note that this Local Experience must be confirmed by the hotel (the electronic redemption voucher is not sufficient confirmation of this Local Experience). The hotel will contact you to confirm and arrange the details of this Local Experience as soon as possible. In the meantime, if you have any queries regarding this Local Experience please email the hotel at [email protected] or call on +20 22 798 0000.
  • This Local Experience must be booked at least 1 hour(s) in advance.
  • This Local Experience is valid from 15-Apr-2013 to 21-Nov-2021 inclusive and can be redeemed independent of an overnight stay at the associated hotel.
  • This Local Experience permits the redeeming member to be accompanied by 2 guests. Member and accompanying guests can join on a complimentary basis.
  • This Local Experience has limited availability and can be redeemed on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The transport required to redeem this Local Experience can be arranged by the hotel but at a charge to the member.
  • Please bring hat, sunglasses.
  • This is a non-smoking area.
  • Full Terms and Conditions are available here. Members and guests expressly acknowledge and agree that redemption of and participation in a Local Experience is entirely voluntary and that under no circumstances shall GHA (including, but not limited to GHA Member brands, employees, respective directors and agencies) be held responsible or liable for any injuries or damages sustained by a Member or guest in connection with such Member’s use of or participation in a Local Experience.

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