Private Half-Day Tour To Islamic Sights In Cairo

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    09:00 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: Hotels in Cairo
    Dates: Daily
    Return point: Returns to original departure point
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Get to the heart of Islamic Cairo and return to the time of the warrior sultan Saladin on this private half-day tour with historian guide. Wander the medieval Citadel of Saladin, explore the 14th-century Sultan Hassan Mosque, and admire the Al-Rifa'i Mosque, the resting place of many of Egypt's royal family.

Highlights

Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

Step back in time on a history tour

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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Your private historian guide will collect you from your Cairo hotel in air-conditioned comfort at 8-8:30am to begin your half-day tour of Islamic cairo: the exact duration will depend upon your interests. Your first stop will be the fortified Citadel of Saladin, the walled city built by the great warrior sultan to defend against 12th-century Crusaders: three of its grand medieval gates are still preserved, and it remains the heart of UNESCO-listed Old Cairo.

Just a short stroll from the Citadel are two classic Egyptian mosques. The Sultan Hassan Mosque, built in the fourteenth century, is one of the largest historic mosques in the world: admire its towering walls and slender minaret. The ornate interior incorporates four separate madrasas. Facing it is the Al-Rifa'i Mosque, built during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as a conscious homage to medieval Islamic design, especially the Mamluk period: among Egyptian royalty buried on the site is King Farouk, the last king of Egypt.

Once the tour is complete, you'll return to your hotel by air-conditioned vehicle in time for lunch.

Inclusions

Qualified Egyptologist guide

Transport by air-conditioned modern car

Hotel pickup and drop off

Exclusions

Food and drinks, unless specified

Tips and gratuities

Optional activity costs

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

May be operated by a multilingual guide

Please note: pickup reconfirmation is required upon booking, please refer to voucher for further details

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 06-May-2019

    We had a wonderful day touring Islamic Cairo. Our guide, Zizou, took us on a walking tour inside the walls of the Citadel. The mosques, shops, restaurants, and coffee houses were bustling with activity. It was fantastic walking through all of this. We were so happy we did this tour so that we could see how the Islamic people of Cairo really live. The buildings were so beautiful, and the people were so friendly and inviting. Afterwards, Zizou took us to his favorite restaurant to experience true Egyptian cuisine. I must mention the driver, Mohammed! Being able to negotiate the hectic Cairo traffic is truly a skill, and he mastered it flawlessly!! It was an amazing day and a great way to end of trip to Egypt. Thank you so much