Khan el-Khalili
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Our most recommended Khan el-Khalili Walking Tours

  • Old Cairo and Khan El Khalili Bazaar: Private Half-Day Tour

    1. Old Cairo and Khan El Khalili Bazaar: Private Half-Day Tour

    Spend a half day seeing important cultural and historical sites in Cairo when you travel to Old Cairo and the Khan El Khalili Bazaar. The bazaar is one of the most famous and oldest bazaars in all of the Middle East, dating back to 1382. After spending time walking around the bazaar or shopping, continue to Old Cairo. Visit the Hanging Church, which dates back to the 3rd century AD. Then see the Ben Ezra Synagogue, which is, according to a local tradition, located on the site where Moses was found when he was a baby. Continue on to see the Church of St. Barbara and the Church of Abu Serga, two of the oldest churches in Cairo.

    Lovely trip with our tour guide Margo, experienced and very knowledgeable, would recommend!

  • Cairo Citadel, Old Cairo and Khan El Khalili: Private Tour

    2. Cairo Citadel, Old Cairo and Khan El Khalili: Private Tour

    Enjoy a fantastic orientation tour of Cairo on an 8-hour excursion that takes in the major monuments of Old Cairo and the maze of streets and stalls of the historic Khan El Khalili Bazaar. Following a hotel pick-up from Cairo or Giza, you will drive up to the Saladin Citadel, constructed by Salah al-Din on the Moqattam Hills in 1183 AD as a defence against Crusader armies. Known for its fresh air and sweeping views of Cairo, it is now a preserved historic site of mosques and museums, including the Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha. Designed by the Turkish architect Yousif Boushnaq, who came to Cairo especially from Istanbul to build the great building, the mosque's alabaster structure stands in beautiful contrast to the sandstone city. Continue to the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, one of the oldest bazaars in the Middle East. Discover a maze of alleys that has been at the center of Cairo’s tradin...

    A very good option that covers the main Islamic and Christian sites in Old Cairo and the Khan e Khalili bazaar. We had a very good guide Ahmed, who covered the history of the area and each site without an information overload. The highlight for us was the visit to the Citadel.

  • Cairo: Pyramids, Bazaar, Citadel Tour with Photographer

    3. Cairo: Pyramids, Bazaar, Citadel Tour with Photographer

    Your tour begins with pickup from your accommodation in Cairo and travels directly to the majestic Pyramids in an air-conditioned vehicle with your tour guide. Throughout the day you will be accompanied by a professional, private photographer who captures the most incredible photos of this once-in-a-lifetime experience in the foreground of some of the world’s most remarkable landmarks. The first stop of the day is the Giza Plateau where you can admire the towering pyramids and soak up the history-rich atmosphere. From your guide, learn about Egyptian culture and the architecture of the pyramids before hopping on a camel for a captivating ride through the Sahara Desert. Ride your camel to the stunning Great Sphinx of Giza and marvel at this world-famous landmark that is steeped in history. After your camel ride enjoy a delicious local lunch. After lunch, the tour continues to the Citade...

    Our guide Amina was a ray of sunshine, her passion about Egyptian culture was mesmerising. The whole trip was perfectly planned and we enjoyed every bit of it. The photographer Ibrahem is also very good, and knows the best spots in Egypt and you will have great photos for memories. Really recommend this trip, z

  • From Sharm El-Sheikh: Cairo 2-Day Trip with Nile Cruise

    4. From Sharm El-Sheikh: Cairo 2-Day Trip with Nile Cruise

    Discover the ancient wonders of Cairo during a 2-day whirlwind trip around the historical highlights of the city. Immerse yourself in the magic of the ancient world as you absorb the world-famous Giza Pyramids and Sphinx.

    Take a journey back in time as you learn fascinating stories about ancient Egyptians at the Egyptian Museum. Travel in luxury as you check-in for a cruise along the Nile, and sit back and relax as you are treated to a dinner party with live entertainment.

    Listen as a professional Egyptologist provides you with captivating historical information, and explore Khan El Khalili, as well as Coptic and Islamic Cairo. Enjoy two buffet lunches and breakfast during the 2-day trip, and the comfort of inclusive hotel pickup and drop-off.

  • Cairo: Private Half-Day Local Market and Souq Tour

    5. Cairo: Private Half-Day Local Market and Souq Tour

    Start your shopping tour at the El Ghorya market and watch a traditional Tannoura dance show. Then, stroll through Gamalia street and pass by El Azhar mosque and Bab Zuwayla, one of three remaining gates of the walls of Cairo. Your next stop is El Mosky, a big market combining all kinds of products such as home utensils and clothes.  Move to Khan el Khalili, the oldest and most prestigious market of Cairo. Built over the tombs of the Fatimid caliphs, the bazaar features oriel windows overlooking the streets, and many public water fountains made from copper. Find exotic items here in the heart of Cairo such as spices, perfumes, jewelry, and all sorts of souvenirs. Stop for lunch at a kushari restaurant and try one of the most common Egyptian meals. It is made of rice, macaroni, and lentils, and topped with a spiced tomato  and garlic sauce, and garnished with chickpeas, and crispy fried...

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What people are saying about Khan el-Khalili

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 349 reviews

The entire tour was fantastic and informative. Abo was our driver and guide, he fetched us from the hotel and had so much detail about every place we were at. Thanks to Abo for making the heat bearable and sharing awesome facts along the way. The market was great - bought way more stuff than I would like to admit - the deals were just that good. I highly recommend the tour. Thank you Abo!

Our guide Amina was a ray of sunshine, her passion about Egyptian culture was mesmerising. The whole trip was perfectly planned and we enjoyed every bit of it. The photographer Ibrahem is also very good, and knows the best spots in Egypt and you will have great photos for memories. Really recommend this trip, z

A very good option that covers the main Islamic and Christian sites in Old Cairo and the Khan e Khalili bazaar. We had a very good guide Ahmed, who covered the history of the area and each site without an information overload. The highlight for us was the visit to the Citadel.

Occasional guide, private car for solo visit. Visiting the Coptic quarter is a must in Cairo. Addition of 24 euros for lunch and drinks.

Lovely trip with our tour guide Margo, experienced and very knowledgeable, would recommend!