Cairo Tours
Full Day Tour Visiting Coptic and Islamic Cairo
4.5

Full Day Tour Visiting Coptic and Islamic Cairo

By Emo Tours Egypt
Recommended by 95% of travelers
95% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Explore Coptic and Islamic Cairo with ease—without transport woes or getting lost—on this private tour. Skip cabs, maps, and mobile apps; and focus instead on the sights, from Abu Serga and the Hanging Church to Ben Ezra Synagogue and Cairo’s main mosques. Upgrade to complete your experience with an Egyptologist guide, entry fees, and lunch, either in a standard restaurant or on the Nile.
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Ages 0-120
Duration: 6h
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Highlights
  • Check off the sights of Islamic and Coptic Cairo in one stress-free day
  • Sightsee in comfort, with air-conditioned transport direct from your hotel
  • Visit the Hanging Church, Alabaster Mosque, and other sights with ease
  • Upgrade to add a guide, tickets, and lunch—with a Nile-side option available

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private Transportation
  • bottled water
What's not included
  • Entry Fees (Optional)
  • Tour guide (Optional)
  • Lunch (Optional)
  • Personal Items
  • Tipping


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    Pickup details
    • You will find our tour guide/representative in the Lobby area holding a sign that shows our Company name
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Near public transportation
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Infant seats available
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 17296P3

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
      • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 17296P3

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      About the operator
      Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
      • Emo Tours Egypt
        79
        Kafrat Nassar, Egypt
        Joined in August 2010
      • 307mariad
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing experience
        The best tour ever. Emo Tours, excellent company to book with. This tour is fantastic, Khan el Khalili, magical, Citadel, superb . Egyptian Museum, so much history. This is a great tour, let's you enjoy some of the main sites in Cairo. Tour guide extraordinaire, Ahmed Tonsi. Make sure you asked for him. He will go above and beyond during this your. Book without doubts. Emo Tours with Ahmed Tonsi. Amazing!!
        Written April 3, 2021
      • Tony I
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        You will learn to Love Cairo!
        Emo Tours Egypt is a very well run organization, with customer service available all the time and very good people. They are flexible! We were able to ask for specific hours, locations and things to shop for and were accommodated without question. They have very good cars and drivers also. Our guide on our two day trips at Cairo was Mohamed Hamed. He was very professional, very friendly, and a great communicator in multiple languages. He shared great local tips, and has extensive knowledge of historical Egypt. Whether you you interested in sightseeing or learning about modern Egypt he is an excellent guide. On top of that, he went way beyond expectations to help make our trip go smoothly.
        Written January 21, 2021
      • MarnValu
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great Tour With Essam from EMO Tours
        Essam's love of Egyptian history is contagious. He explained how to identify minaret architecture from the various historical periods. Our driver was highly skilled and kept us safe on the road. The bazaar and museum were also excellent.I would highly recommend this tour!
        Written February 29, 2020
      • Impatientnow
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Old Museum and Citadel Tour
        Sayed Mahmoud was our tour guide and Abdu was our driver. They were both very courteous and provided a lot of information about each location and the city in general. The tour was safe with a great lunch that was provided. Highly recommend using both of these gentlemen for your next tour. Enjoy!
        Written February 14, 2020
      • Alice K
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Old Cairo shopping Tour
        Great visit to old Cairo. Get ready to haggle. Our guide was knowledgeable about the old buildings and architecture and asked us what articles we were interested in purchasing. Visiting the market was an experience not to be missed. We ended the visit enjoying mint tea and ambiance at El Fishawy
        Written November 10, 2019
      • l_dalby
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        A good overview of Egyptian History and the main sights of the city
        Visited here with our guide Adel. We first visited the museum where we spent around two hours seeing the main sights, (be aware of the additional cost to see the mummy room) this seemed quite rushed but it was a good way to see the main highlights of a giant museum. We then moved on to the Bazaar, where the simply strolled up and down a market road, with lots of hawkers selling their wares. First time I've had the line 'fridge magnet, sir?' For two people that aren't hugely interested in buying tat it was a quick visit. Then lunch in a typical fast food joint round the corner. Lastly we went to the citadel, which was the best bit of the day, where you see a different side of Cairo, up on the hill, you visit a lovely mosque and get a great view of the city. Tour wasn't really a full day, but it was enough for us, as it gets quite tiring. Adel was good and we loved learning about the five pillars of Islam at the mosque.
        Written September 28, 2019
      • bettyr239
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        How to enjoy Egypt
        The market was a lot of fun if you make it that way. We talked to a lot of the vendors and joked with them. Very nice people. Keep in mind this is their living. They will try to push their goods but have fun with them. In the end if you are not happy with the deal just tell them, maybe tomorrow and walk on. The Pyramids were so great to see. I would recommend Audie for the sights only because they know the people and area. Just be sure to have a lot of small bills because everyone wants a tip. Be sure to have hand cleaner, you will use it a lot.
        Written July 9, 2019
      • toyah134
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Cultural highlights
        Our driver and guide picked us up at our hotel. We were so glad Shaymaa Hamdi was there to help us navigate the museum. She answered all our questions and was full of information. We felt very safe and comfortable with our guide and during our tour.
        Written April 30, 2019
      • Freedom603024
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great Day!
        After being picked up in our hotel lobby right on time, we started our second day with our tour guide Bossi. After our first day with her, she was now a part of our traveling group of two couples.She again provided us everything we asked for and more! Another great day!
        Written March 31, 2019
      • wademcarlson
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        An Amazing Experience!
        The Khan el Kahlili market is something that has to be experienced rather than described. It was amazing, overwhelming, stimulating, fun and confusing all at the same time. What might have been an intimidating experience for first time visitors was made made fun by our awesome guide Rasha. She guided us through a winding maze of streets and shops, helped us negotiate with vendors, covered all of the highlights of the market, and got us back to our hotel safely. If you're planning your first trip to the market I highly recommend Rasha and Emo Tours!
        Written February 15, 2019
      • Christopher P
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Enjoyed the tour with our great tour guide
        Just had our 14th Wedding Anniversary tour in Egypt and had our best guide so far Abd El-Wahed Eisa . If you are visiting Egypt, we highly recommend Abd El. He was our guide for 2 out of our 3 day tours and he made it very special. He was not only our guide and egyptologist but also our photographer, director, souvenir consultant, and haggler 😂. He took good care of us and made our anniversary trip very memorable.
        Written October 18, 2018
      • Patty C
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A better second day
        I thought I couldn't have a better day after the pyramids but my second day of the tour was amazing. The collection at the Egyptian museum was absolutely mind blowing and Ehab's explanations gave context to everything I had seen the day before. The citadel followed and it was breathtaking. Again Ehab brought the structure to life when he explained the history behind it. The jaunt through the bazaar was also incredible and Ehab made sure I got a great price for some saffron and hibiscus. The food included with the tour was delicious!!!@ again highly recommend emo tours and especially Ehab!!!!
        Written May 21, 2018
      • franciscogarcia2018
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        My Tour
        Adel Hakem was very polite and professional. He made sure that our questions were answered. He took the time to share with us historical and religious aspects that made our visits very interesting.
        Written April 11, 2018
      • Lori W
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Wonderful Tour of Khan El Khalili and More!
        I booked this tour with Emo Tours and had the most wonderful time. Ahmed Tonsi was my guide and he did better than Great. The tour was completely irganismzed around what I wanted to do. We started with a walking tour of Khan El Khalili Bazaar including primarily parts of the market that most tourists don’t see. Ahmed was great with the vendors and he knew in detail much about this great place. He was also invaluable in helping me get the best prices. We then went to the other side of the market and I was able to find some things for my flat that I really needed. From there we ended the tour with a walk down the famous El Moezz Street before heading back to my hotel. Ahmed was very perceptive and listened to e erything I said, making sure I got to see all the things I was interested in and more. I can not recommend both Ahmed Tonsi and this tour enough.
        Written February 28, 2018
      • _sandhyaranjit
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Excellent!
        Had a wonderful day with our guide Ola . She was very knowledgeable, was friendly and made sure that we could see the most important things in the museum, view the citadel with a better understanding and experience the ambience of the marketplace, She took pains to make sure I could have traditional Egyptian vegetarian food, and took great photos for us. Thanks, Ola, for making this an unforgettable experience.
        Written November 30, 2017
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      Mark D
      Orchards, WA150 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Our guide, Mina was amazing! He conveyed Christian, Muslim, Egyptian history, culture, geography, climate perspectives clearly and respectfully. He also knew all the best places for photos and how to capture the most interesting photos. Egypt is a spectacular destination and an amazing place, especially during Ramadan/Holy Week. We were able to add a third person to our tour at the last minute and he and the driver were happy to oblige.

      Definitely a worthwhile tour. Can’t wait for the next one.
      Written April 12, 2023
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      Sherwin C
      3 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sep 2021
      Me and my parents had a great time touring old Cairo. Just walking through old Cairo wouldn't have made any sense without a guide, since you would not be provided with any information. Our Guide Mahmoud el Wakeen was very well educated and he explained everything in detail. He was very concerned about our well being and he made sure to give us some time to make wonderful pictures!!!
      Thank you Mahmoud!!!
      Written September 29, 2021
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      Dear our valued customer Thank you very much for such great review ! We work really hard to offer the best trip in the best possible environment. So i am so happy to see your reflected on your last visit. I made sure that ahmed got the recofgnition he deserved. He was really happy to see your review. Hope to see you again soon Sincerely Emo Tours Egypt
      Written October 2, 2021
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      traveld167
      4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2022
      Our guide was very informative. We were not rushed and took our time to visit each of the stops with a very in depth explanation of what we were seeing. The lunch was not that exciting, but it was nice to have something to eat and drink after a long day of touring and walking.
      Written April 8, 2022
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      ollyarthey2018
      Hong Kong, China17 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2021 • Solo
      I had a great tour with Mahmoud Anwa my guide he helped make it extra special with his knowledge and humour. We even played dominoes and had coffees. The tour covered all the main sights which you wouldn't find on your own. The lunch was good and this is a cheaper way to cover Cairo than on your own with a guide at each place as I found out in a previous trip. Mohamed Saed our driver was great fun too. I fully recommend this tour and these two guides.
      Written February 20, 2021
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      Dear Valued Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time in submitting your review with us .We are so pleased to have the chance of welcoming you and hopefully we are always up to your expectations every time you decide a trip with us. we look forward to seeing you again in Egypt. Thank you again! Emo Tours Egypt
      Written February 21, 2021
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      D G
      Amman, Jordan192 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sep 2021
      Our guide Sayed Mahmoud was excellent - 5 stars to him. He did not try to sell stuff for commission which was a nice change from all other tours we did.

      He took us to all historical places and provided us with background, and even chose the picture spots for us.

      Be prepared for hot weather- comfortable shoes, water, hat and comfortable clothing.
      Written September 19, 2021
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      Dear our valued customer Thank you for writing this fantastic review and giving our dealership such an excellent star rating . It’s great to hear we were able to go above and beyond your expectations and provide you with a memorable experience . We look forward to seeing you again soon . Best regards, Emo Tours Eygpt
      Written September 21, 2021
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      PhilKenSebben
      32 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2021
      Mo Salah is an excellent guide who explained the history of Coptic and Islamic Cairo and gave background of it's relations to the Roman Empire and Europe. He did not take us to any places that tried to sell us stuff and he knew all the tricks of the trade to not pay extra fees in the tourist areas. Mo Salah gets 5 of 5 stars.
      Written October 19, 2021
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      Mohammed Uddin
      23 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jul 2022 • Couples
      Great experience visiting the historic mosques and churches of Cairo. We both enjoyed looking at the old architecture and Sayed our guide was so knowledgeable and informed us of the history of all the places we visited. Great lunch with some traditional Egyptian food. Great driving from Adel.
      Written July 19, 2022
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      Celia J
      2 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2022 • Friends
      The driver and the guide were very polite. The guide wasn't knowledge about the tour and the other guides that we overhear with other groups were giving us more information.
      They get 2 stars because we had a really good driver otherwise it would had been one star only. This was my friend's first tour guide experience in Egypt and she was very disappointed.
      Written December 4, 2022
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      Patryk
      Royal Oak, MI26 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2023
      This tour was awesome, and I really enjoyed it! My guide was Mirna, and the driver was Ahmed. Mirna was a very knowledgeable and super friendly guide, who taught me a lot about Islamic and Coptic traditions in Cairo. I certainly recommend Mary and this tour to everyone!
      Written March 16, 2023
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      Karina K
      Houston, TX6 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2022
      We enjoy our guide narration and in detail explanation Coptic churches and the Citadel and most important musk in Cairo. many thanks to our deriver who navigate the very high traffic Cairo for us very safely.
      We recommend this tour.
      Written October 27, 2022
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