Private Half-Day Tour To The City Of The Dead And The Alabaster Mosque - Cairo

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
  • 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


First visit the City of the Dead (Qarafa) that has been used as a burial ground for Cairo since its foundation in the 10th century. The proceed to the the Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali inside the citadel of Saladin. This beautiful mosque with its high minarets (269 ft/ 82m high) represents the Ottoman style of architecture and it dominates Cairo skyline.


  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • All entrance fees included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Likely to Sell Out

Know More about this tour

Start this day of adventure by meeting your private, qualified tour guide in your hotel to head for the Qarafa, City of the Dead, in your private, modern a/c van (WiFi on board). City of the Dead has been used as a burial ground for Cairo since its foundation in the 10th century, now parts of it are used as houses by the living. there you will see beautiful mausoleums and mosques such as the Complex of Sultan Qaytbay (1478).

Then you will move to visit the citadel of Saladin with its massive walls and dominating towers and the famous alabaster mosque inside it, this mosque (1821-1856) of Mohamed Ali Pasha, the founder of modern Egypt, is an excellent example of the Ottoman style of architecture.

Your guide will drive you back to your hotel when the tour is finished.


  • WiFi in your van
  • Entrance fees
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Welcome drink
  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan


  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements

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