Private Full Day Walking Tour Through Islamic Cairo

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9am
  • Departure Details :
    Your hotel in Cairo or Giza
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Discover the UNESCO World Heritage site of Historic Cairo, one of the world's oldest Islamic cities, on this 8-hour private walking tour. Visit the Ibn Tulun, Al-Mu'ayyad Shaykh, Al-Azhar, Al-Hakim, and Al-Aqmar mosques; discover an authentic tent shop, a textile museum, an Ottoman-era mansion, and the Khan el-Khalili bazaar; see the city walls and medieval gates as well as hospitals, madrasas, and mausoleums. Lunch and private transportation is included.

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Step back in time on a history tour

Know More about this tour

Your private historian guide will collect you from your Cairo hotel at 9am in a private, air-conditioned minivan complete with Wi-Fi for this 8-hourwalking tour of Islamic cairo. Alight at the Mosque of ibn tulun, the oldest intact, functioning mosque in Egypt please note women will need to cover shoulders, legs, and hair, while men should cover shoulders and thighs before continuing on foot.

From Bab zuweila, one of the Old city's three surviving medieval gates, stroll down the ancient street of Sharia al-Muizz li-Din Allah to an ancient tent shop, where workers have hand-crafted ceremonial tents for weddings and other celebrations since the Fatimid era.

Next, delve deep into the religious heart of the city. Explore the red-and-white striped Mosque of al-Mu'ayyad Shaykh and the moving Sabil of Muhammed Ali Pasha, built as a tribute to his son who died of plague. Admire the serene Al-Azhar Mosque, founded in 970 AD as a centerpiece of the new city, and still a focal point for Egyptian Islam even today.

After a traditional Egyptian lunch, explore the celebrated Khan el-Khalili bazaar, an ancient market now full of brassware, leather goods, perfumes, costumes, and souvenirs. Discover the hospital, madrasa, and mausoleum founded by the Mamluk Sultan al-Mansur Qalawun in the 13th century, and the madrasa and Sufi theology school built by Sultan Barquq.

Wander through the Egyptian Textile Museum, home to fabrics from ancient Egypt all the way through to the Islamic era, and discover the Mosque of al-Aqmar, built in 1125 AD. Explore a restored Ottoman-era mansion, the Beit el-Suhaymi, to get a sense of life in later Cairo.

Finally, see the Mosque of al-Hakim, and Old Cairos other two surviving gates, before ending your tour at the northern wall. Your minivan will transfer you to your hotel at 5pm.

Inclusions

  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Welcome drink
  • Lunch
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned, Wi-Fi enabled minivan

Exclusions

  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities (recommended)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required