Walking tour to the hidden gems of old Cairo ( Coptic part )

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Abdu
Registered on April 08, 2022

Meet Abdu , a civil engineer who followed an unexpected path to become a tour guide in Egypt. Despite graduating in 2018, his heart was drawn to the rich history and vibrant culture of his homeland. Fuelled by a deep love for Egypt and a curiosity to connect with people from all walks of life, he embarked on a new career journey. Along the way, his passion for photography blossomed, allowing him to capture the beauty of Egypt's landscapes and monuments while sharing its stories with travelers from around the world. With each tour, he not only showcases the wonders of Egypt but also fosters meaningful connections and cultural exchange, making every moment an unforgettable experience for his guests who become friends afterwards! Feel free to contact me on my WhatsApp, instgram or email if you need to ask about anything or if you need recommendations in Egypt I would love to help! +201555771779 @abdelrahman_hassn Abdelrahmanhassan224@gmail.com

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
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Tour description

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Historical Religious Complex in the timeless city... Cairo!
Explore the history of Old Cairo with a local guide.
The oldest churches and mosques in all Egyptian history.

We will have many stops during our tour " walking distances between them"

Visit the famous:

  • Babylon Fortress

  • The Hanging Church( the main highlight) 

  • The cavern church where the holy family hid for three month 

  • Visiting Ben Ezra Synagogue 

  • Visiting Saint George church 

  • Passing by a vast collection of ancient Coptic churches.

  • Visiting the Mosque of Amr ibn al-As ( the oldest in Africa and Egypt) 

We will start our tour with the famous Babylon fortress and end up with the beautiful mosque of Amr ibn al-As. 
Are you excited to join me on this historical tour to explore those hidden gems!? 

Note that :

# for women if you are interested to visit the mosque from inside please bring a scarf as a head cover and wear appropriate cloth 

# this tour is a free booked tour but based on Tipping per person and you can read the guidelines of the Tipping that GuruWalk mentioned using this link 👇


# I also do tours to the pyramids of Giza and other places if you are interested check my profile to book 
And don't hesitate to contact me on whatsapp +201555771779 

# after booking the tour please send me your WhatsApp number because it's easier to communicate there 

Please reply to this message that you have read everything including the guidelines, otherwise the tour won't be confirmed 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    20 Mari Gerges, Al Kafour, Old Cairo,...
    20 Mari Gerges, Al Kafour, Old Cairo, Cairo Governorate 4244101, Egypt
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    We will meet by a nearby Cafe there, uber will drop you off by the security and you have to walk for couple of minutes to arrive to the meeting point

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Old Cairo cafe & restaurant

    Meeting point

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Fortress of Babylon
  • 3
    Outside visit
    The Hanging Church (Saint Virgin Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church)
  • 4
    Outside visit
    St Sergius and St Bacchus Church
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Ben Ezra Synagogue
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Mar Girgis
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Amr ibn Al-A'as Mosque

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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D 14 Jan 2024
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Travelled in couple - Jan 2024
I just did the hidden gems tour with Abdou. He’s a wonderful guide!!!! He speaks fluent English, he is very knowledgeable, and especially he is super nice and available to answer any question. He made me discover things about Cairo that I would’ve never imagined and I’m sure most tourists are not told and don’t get to see. I had such a good experience that, 2 hours later, I went on a different walking tour with him. Highly recommended, 10 out of 10.
Matthew 12 Jan 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2024
Abdu basically gave us a private tour just bursting with information, good vibes, and an overall a lovely afternoon walk soaking it all in. A wonderful tour with a wonderful person!
Omar 08 Jan 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2024
I went on Abdu's walking tour of Coptic Egypt during my stay in Cairo (Jan 2024). This was my first GuruWalk tour ever and I did not fully know what to expect. Abdu exceeded my expectations! He was extremely knowledgeable about the history of Egypt and the construction of the various sites we visited. The highlight for me was seeing the cave where Jesus and Mary hid for three months; it felt surreal. I also really enjoyed Abdu's explanation of the similarities and differences between Islam, Christianity and Judaism. It's remarkable to see a synagogue, church and mosque co-existing near each other together peacefully. What an inspiration to society given all the religious unrest in the world.
Luis 07 Jan 2024

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Travelled alone - Jan 2024
Just perfect)
Alexandra 05 Dec 2023

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Travelled in group - Dec 2023
It was a great experience! Interesting info and places to see. I would certainly recommend this tour!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.