Take a guided tour of Coptic Cairo to visit some of the oldest Christian churches in the world and even retrace steps taken by Mary and Joseph thousands of years ago. End with the second part of the tour, Islamic Cairo and Visit the first Mosque ever Built in Egyptian & Africa.
In this tour you will visit some of the oldest churches in Egypt and Africa, although will experience the path of the Holy Family. Then you will travel through time to discover the old Islamic part of Cairo and also the oldest and first Mosques in Egypt and Africa, you may also get the chance to experience a prayer at one of the mosques you'll visit and here the call for the prayer 'Azan' and capture a good memory of your Coptic Islamic Tour in Cairo.
Highlights of the areas you'll visit in this trip:
It is a part of Old Cairo which encompasses the Babylon Fortress, the Coptic Museum, the Hanging Church, the Greek Church of St. George and many other Coptic churches and historical sites. It is believed that the Holy Family visited this area and stayed at the site of Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church (Abu Serga). Coptic Cairo was a stronghold for Christianity in Egypt until the Islamic era, though most of the current buildings of the churches in Coptic Cairo were built after the Muslim conquest of Egypt.
It is a part of central Cairo noted for its historically important mosques and other Islamic monuments. It is overlooked by the Cairo Citadel.
Islamic Cairo, also referred to as Medieval Cairo or Fatimid Cairo, was founded in 969 as the royal enclosure for the Fatimid caliphs, while the actual economic and administrative capital was in nearby Fustat. Fustat was established by Arab military commander 'Amr ibn al-'As following the conquest of Egypt in 641, and took over as the capital which previously was located in Alexandria.