Old Cairo is the oldest part of the capital city of Cairo (Masr el Qadima), combining antiquity with modern times. This is the place where primarily ancient fortifications and places associated with the birth of Christianity are concentrated. Usually, a trip to this part of the city involves visiting the Coptic district. Egyptologists believe that there was an urban settlement here as early as the 6th century BC. In Roman times, a fortress and the city of Babylon was built here. Christians living here began to spread their faith throughout Egypt, and its strength can be seen in over 20 preserved temples erected in a small area. To this day, only five churches that can be visited have survived. Egyptian Christians are called Copts and they make up 10% of the Egyptian population. Their name comes from the Arabic word Qipt. The Arabs referred to it as all the inhabitants of Egypt who were Christians. Their hallmark is a small Coptic cross tattooed on the inside of their wrist. This branch of Christianity is based on the teachings of St. Mark, who wrote his Gospel in AD 40 in Alexandria. The Coptic Church has its own patriarch (it does not recognize the pope), rituals, liturgical and language (Coptic), traditional calendar - linked back to the time of pharaohs. Discover with us the most beautiful Christian monuments that you can visit during your Egypt vacation!
Our signature Egypt Vacation takes you on an enthralling 14-day Egypt tour from Cairo to visit Luxor, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Au Simbel, and back again, exploring Egypt's most iconic landmarks. Vacation the Egypt pyramids ahead of the crowds and enjoy a peaceful moment to drink in the atmosphere of the Pyramid tours of Khufu and the Great Sphinx at the Giza Plateau before tourists are admitted for the day. You’ll also discover the country’s hidden gems with exclusive access to rooms and locations normally off-limits to the public, and sail down the Nile in style aboard our well-appointed cruise ship to delve further into the mysteries of Southern Egypt. Our 14 day Egypt pyramids vacation offers the most in-depth experience of our Egypt vacation tour packages.
This 10 day Egypt travel pacage vacation offers a unique tour of Egypt that is custom designed to highlight the attractions of four Egyptian cities: Cairo, Giza, Luxor, and Aswan. See the Step Pyramid, Egypt’s first pyramid; tour some of the most notable monuments on Earth at the Giza Plateau; enjoy a comfortable 4-night stay on our exquisite cruise ship as it sails down the Nile; explore ancient temples; and marvel at the stunning artifacts that chronicle a compelling history at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. You’ll enjoy all the exclusivity and luxury of our signature Egypt trip tours on a briefer timetable.
Don’t let an expedient schedule prevent you from getting a premium Cairo Egypt vacation to experience of the best of this mystical realm. This 8 day Egypt tour and vacation to Egypt is planned with efficiency in mind. You’ll wander through the halls of the Egyptian Museum, see awe-inspiring views of Cairo, and try your hand at bartering with local merchants before spending 3 nights abroad on a first-class trip down the Nile to see historic temples and the Valley of the Kings. Upon returning to Cairo, you’ll tour the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization and enjoy an intimate visit to the Giza Plateau before it’s open to other tourists, drinking in the majesty of the Sphinx and the great pyramids with every comfort our luxury Egypt vacation have to offer.