|Duration||6 Days / 5 Nights|
|Pickup & Drop Off||Cairo Airport|
|Tour Type||Classic Tour|
A Medieval Art Tour of Cairo For South African Travelers
6 Days Egypt tour will be an epic voyage of majesty, beauty, and magnificence. Egypt Tours Portal will utilize all its means to offer our South African clients a mesmerizing and magical entrance leading to the heavenly treasures of the miraculous capital city of Cairo that uncover some of the greatest works of architecture ever made. Our South African guests will have the most comfortable accommodations, swift transportation, skilled tour guides, amazing restaurants, and anything our honorable customers can desire. This magnificent tour will be handled by our skilled team of professional tour operators, travel & time advisors, drivers, and customer support specialists who will ensure every moment and every gaze is filled with wonder, magic, magnificence, and enchantment. During this six days adventure, everyone will explore the Secrets of the Coptic Quarter, Legends of Old Cairo, Al Muizz Street and the Essence of Cairo, Treasures of Islamic Art and Royal Splendor, and all the golden gems of this blessed capital which are the Hanging Church, Coptic Museum, St.Sergius church, Virgin Mary Chruch, Gayer Anderson museum, Ibn Tulun, Sultan Hassan, Rifaie Mosque, Muizz Street, Khan El-Khalili Bazaar, Bab El-Fotouh, Sultan Qalawun, Sultan Barqoque, Museum of Islamic Art, Medieval Manuscripts Museum, and Manial Palace. Explore the golden heritage of this golden capital by booking this miraculous medieval Egypt tour.
- Ibn Tulun Mosque
- Gayer Anderson Museum
- The Hanging Church
- Museum of Islamic Art Cairo
- Manial Palace of Muhammed Ali
- Coptic Museum
- St.Sergius Church
- Virgin Mary Church
- Sultan Hassan Madrassa-Mosque
- Al Rifai Mosque
- Al Muizz Street
- Khan El Khalili Bazaar
- Bab El-Futuh
- Sultan Qalawun Complex
- Sultan Barquq Mosque
- Meet and assist service at Cairo International Airport.
- 5 Nights accommodation at 5* hotel in Cairo on a bed and breakfast basis.
- All your tours and excursions are by modern A/C vehicles.
- Egyptologist tour guide throughout your tours.
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
- Admission fees to all the sights are mentioned in the itinerary.
- All service charges and taxes.
- International Airfare.
- Egypt entry visa.
- Any optional tours.
As you step foot in Cairo after arriving at Cairo Airport, you will meet our representative who will take you on a private A/C vehicle where you will feel the palpable energy of this bustling metropolis.
After settling into your 5* hotel, prepare for an enchanting evening aboard a dinner cruise on the majestic Nile River. Delight in a sumptuous epic feast while gliding along the shimmering waters of the blessed Nile, admiring the illuminated landmarks that grace the riverbanks and narrating the most amazing tales. Let the magic of Cairo envelop you from the very beginning and live your dream.
You will head back to your hotel to relax and prepare for your next adventure.
You will have your breakfast then head with your tour guide to enter the hidden world of the Coptic Quarter to discover:
The hanging Church is a sacred sanctuary that exudes tranquility and devotion that is named for its location above a gatehouse of the Babylon Fortress, the Roman fortress that once protected the city. The Hanging Church is one of the oldest churches in Egypt that dates back to the 3rd century when it was founded and built around 690 AD plus it has been rebuilt and restored many times over the centuries. It has remarkable architecture and interior design, featuring a wooden roof that resembles Noah's ark, 13 marvelous marble columns that represent Christ and his apostles, a richly decorated altar screen with icons and paintings, and a crypt that is said to have sheltered the Holy Family during their voyage into Egypt.
The Coptic Museum provides a fascinating insight into the history, culture, and artistic traditions of the Coptic culture that have a treasure trove of ancient artifacts and religious treasures that are totally priceless. It was inaugurated in 1910 and has a remarkable collection of Coptic art, including intricate textiles, beautifully carved wooden objects, Coptic antiquities, various architectural designs, and stunning icons.
St. Sergius Church "Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church" is one of the oldest churches in Cairo. Steeped in history and spiritual significance, this ancient sanctuary is believed to have sheltered the Holy Family during their escape to Egypt. The church is dedicated to two Roman soldiers known as Sergius and Bacchus, who were martyred during the 4th century. The church's peaceful ambiance and architectural beauty create a serene atmosphere for reflection and prayer.
The Virgin Mary Church in Maadi serves as a spiritual hub for the local Coptic Orthodox community and holds historical and religious significance within the Coptic Christian community. It is believed that the church was established in the 4th century AD in this epic capital. Its long history and connection to the early Christian era make it a site of great importance. The architecture of the Virgin Mary Church in Maadi is captivating as it features a traditional Coptic design, characterized by its unique cross shape and beautiful domes.
Indulge in a delightful lunch at a renowned restaurant in Cairo, savoring the flavors of Egyptian cuisine. Enjoy a delectable array of dishes, blending traditional spices and fresh ingredients. Immerse yourself in the vibrant ambiance while relishing the culinary delights.
At the end of the day's adventures, you will be transferred to your hotel in Cairo, ensuring a comfortable and convenient journey, allowing you to unwind and recharge for the next day's explorations.
You will have your breakfast then continue your tour with your tour guide leading to:
The Ibn Tulun Mosque is a true golden masterpiece that changed the whole world of architecture and became one of the oldest and largest mosques in Cairo & Africa which were completed around 879 AD by the Tulunid dynasty ruler Ahmad ibn Tulun of the Abbasid period. It exhibits the grandeur of Islamic architecture with its soaring minaret, vast courtyard, and intricately decorated arches. many believe it is the place where the ark of Noah landed The mosque's historical significance and architectural beauty make it a must-visit attraction as it was built with an open courtyard that is filled with natural sunlight and has many carved stucco and wood decorations.
The Gayer-Anderson Museum is an incredible wonder which is located within the historic Islamic district of Cairo and showcases the personal collection of Major Gayer-Anderson, an art collector and British army officer. The museum was official in the mid-40s and is located next to the mosque of Ahmad ibn Tulun which houses a vast array of artifacts, including antique furniture, carpets, textiles, and Islamic art plus many artifacts across the middle east. Exploring the museum's rooms and courtyards provide an immersive experience of traditional Egyptian architecture and the collector's eclectic tastes.
The Mosque-Madrasa of Sultan Hassan is a monumental structure made of divine gold and luxury that impresses with its sheer size and architectural magnificence. This impressive and incredible marvel was built in 1363 AD and features intricate stone carvings, soaring arches, and a massive central courtyard filled with heavenly minarets, exterior, and interior. The mosque stands as a testament to the grandeur of Islamic architecture during the Mamluk period and is by far one of the most complete examples of architecture. All the vast halls and intricate details have the power to shed light on the rich history and craftsmanship of that epic time period.
The Mosque of Sultan Rifai is a stunning modern piece of Mamluk-style architecture in Cairo which was built in the early 20th century to become the final resting place of members of the Egyptian royal family of the Muhammed Ali Dynasty. The mosque's grand domes, ornate decorations, and serene atmosphere create a sense of reverence and equilibrium which was designed to resemble the greatness of the Mosque-Madrasa of Sultan Hasan.
Experience a culinary delight at a charming restaurant in Cairo, where tantalizing aromas and exquisite flavors await. Immerse yourself in the rich Egyptian gastronomy, savoring authentic dishes that showcase the region's culinary heritage.
After a day filled with exploration and discovery, you will be chauffeured to your hotel in Cairo, ensuring a safe and relaxing journey. Rest, rejuvenate, and reflect on the unforgettable experiences of the day, ready to embrace the wonders that await you tomorrow.
You will have your breakfast then head with your tour guide across the legend of old Cairo which are:
The fabulous Al-Muizz li-Din Allah Street is a historic open-air museum of Islamic architecture and greatness due to its wealth of beautifully preserved buildings from different eras. It was created in 969 AD in the Fatimid era as one of the main streets of the capital and is filled with stunning mosques, madrasas, cafes, art displays, mausoleums, and palaces. The street showcases the architectural grandeur and historical legacy of this blessed capital.
Khan El-Khalili is a golden vibrant and bustling market in the heart of the marvelous city of Cairo between 1382 and 1389. It has been a center of trade and commerce for centuries, offering a sensory feast of sights, sounds, and scents. The bazaar is a labyrinthine maze of narrow alleyways lined with shops selling a variety of goods, including jewelry, textiles, spices, and traditional crafts.
Bab El-Futuh's "Gate of Conquests' is an ancient military gate & one of the historical gates of Cairo that once served as the entrance to Cairo's old city. It is a fascinating architectural landmark that provides a glimpse into the city's historical fortifications. It was created in 1092 Ad to lead to Bab Zuwayla. It was built by the Vizier Badr al-Jamali during the Fatimid dynasty. The game features impressive architectural details, including defensive elements such as battlements and watchtowers.
The Sultan Qalawun Complex is a remarkable architectural gem that was built by Sultan al-Mansur Qalawun from 1284 to 1285 AD that comprises a hospital, a mosque, a madrasa, and a mausoleum. The complex showcases intricate decorations, elegant domes, and exquisite Islamic artistry. It offers a chance to appreciate the grandeur and brilliance of Mamluk architecture and experience the spiritual atmosphere of the epic city of old Cairo.
The Sultan Barquq Mosque is a golden example of Mamluk architecture made in 1384-1386 AD by Sultan al-Zahir Barquq to become a school for religious education in the main 4 Islamic schools of thought. It features impressive minarets, graceful arches, a magnificent mausoleum, and beautiful courtyards. The mosque's interior and exterior showcases intricate patterns, decorative motifs, and a serene prayer hall.
Savor a delightful lunch at a local Cairo restaurant, where a fusion of flavors and Egyptian hospitality awaits. Relish mouthwatering dishes prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients, showcasing the essence of Egyptian cuisine.
After a day of exploration, unwind and enjoy a comfortable transfer to your hotel in Cairo, where you can relax and reflect on the captivating experiences of the day.
You will have your breakfast then head in on a cultural odyssey as you will visit:
The marvelous Museum of Islamic Art is a golden time capsule established in 1903 which is filled with a heavenly treasure trove of exquisite artifacts that chronicle the artistic legacy of the Islamic world. The museum houses 4,500 artifacts in 25 halls and over 100,000 artifacts of Islamic art, including ceramics, textiles, metalwork, woodwork, and illuminated rare manuscripts of the Qur'an found within its storage room.
The Manial Palace is an opulent royal residence located on an island on the Nile River. The palace of Prince Muhammad Ali Tawfik was established between 1900-1929 AD. The palace showcases a fusion of architectural styles, combining Ottoman, Persian, and European influences. Its stunning interiors feature intricate woodwork, colorful tiles, and exquisite furnishings. It features a magical interior filled with a number of great chambers that carries the most amazing decorations and designs.
The Medieval Manuscripts Museum, also known as the Museum of Islamic Calligraphy, is found in the Manial palace and is dedicated to preserving and showcasing precious medieval manuscripts. The museum's collection features beautifully illuminated Qur'ans, scientific texts, poetry, and historical manuscripts written in intricate calligraphy.
Indulge in a culinary journey during lunch at a charming Cairo restaurant. Immerse yourself in the vibrant ambiance as you savor a delectable feast of Egyptian delicacies, artfully prepared to tantalize your taste buds.
As the day draws to a close, enjoy a seamless transfer to your hotel in Cairo, where you can unwind and reminisce about the day's adventures, creating lasting memories of your time in this captivating city.
You will bid farewell to Cairo with amazing memories that will last a lifetime. You will Check out of your accommodation and then return to your destination safely.
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What to Pack
Sunblock & Sunglasses.
Warm clothes in winter.
Cotton clothes in summer.
Valid Passport for 6 months.
Note: Check our blog about what to pack for Egypt.
What You Will Love About This Tour?
Our South African guests will have some of the most ideal accommodations, transportation, restaurants, and more.
Our South African clients will cast their eyes on the living marvels of Cairo which are the Hanging Church, Coptic Museum, St.Sergius church, Virgin Mary Chruch, Gayer Anderson Museum, Ibn Tulun, Sultan Hassan, Rifaie Mosque, Muizz Street, Khan El-Khalili Bazaar, Bab El-Fotouh, Sultan Qalawun, Sultan Barqoque, Museum of Islamic Art, Medieval Manuscripts Museum, and Manial Palace
The miraculous history and vibrant rich culture of Cairo will be explored in the most blessed manner.
Everyone will get to explore the beauty and majesty behind all the Coptic and Islamic wonders of this living capital.
This magical tour will shed light on all the unique and vibrant marvels of this golden capital which was created over many ages.
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