Private Tour: Alabaster Mosque, Sultan Hassan, Khan El-Khalili

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Look beyond the pyramids and pharaohs, and discover the Citadel of Salah el Din, Sultan Hassan and the Khan el-khalili Bazaar. This private tour will give you a deeper insight into the rich history that is Egypt.

Highlights

  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Led by a qualified Egyptologist
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

The Alabaster Mosque at the Citadel of Salah el-Din sits atop a limestone hill overlooking Cairo and is the most important mosque in the city. Still used a place of worship today by the Muslims of Cairo, the architectural masterpiece opens its doors to visitors of all faiths. Inside the mosque your guide will introduce you to the basic beliefs of Islam, including a translation of the most common prayers.

Continuing to Khan el Khalili bazaar, your guide will give you an introduction to the famous markets which claim to have inspired Christopher Columbus to discover the USA. Enjoy free time to stroll through the maze of streets and try your luck bargaining with the shop owners for a souvenir of your trip to Egypt.

Continue to the Mosque and Madrassa (school) of Sultan Hassan. Built between 1356 and 1363, and is believed to be one of the finest examples of Mamluk architecture in Cairo. The mosque is also considered one of the largest, not only in Cairo but in the whole Islamic world, measuring some 492 feet (150 meters) long and 118 feet (36 meters) high. The highest minaret is 223 feet (68 meters) tall.

This is a private tour allowing you to determine the amount of time spent at each site during the tour. In addition you will have the chance to visit a Papyrus Institute to see how this famous artwork is made and have the chance to purchase genuine items if you wish. If you do not want to include this visit, just inform your guide on the day.

Inclusions

Experience a Private and an expert Qualified Egyptologist guide.

Transportation by private air-conditioned minivans ; pick up from hotel and drop off.

Bottled mineral water during the tour.

Lunch (if option selected)

Free time for shopping.

Entry/Admission - Khan Al-Khalili

Entry/Admission - Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan

Entry/Admission - Mosque of Muhammad Ali

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infants must sit on laps

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

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

Traveler Reviews

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  • 16-Apr-2017

    We loved this tour! My mom wears a knee brace and the guide was very respectful of this. He offered to help her if she saw her struggling with any stairs. The guide and driver were extremely accommodating, especially at the end when we said we wanted to find a good jewelry shop. They both stayed beyond the listed hours to make sure that we were comfortable and had a good experience. We were also able to visit an additional mosque. The guide had excellent English and could answer all of our questions, as well as give an accurate historical portrayal of the sites visited. He seemed passionate about sharing his Egyptian culture with us.

  • 19-Mar-2017

    Our tour guide Mohammed was the best. He was so knowledgeable, friendly and super accommodating. He gave so much explanation, but not too much to where you get bored. He had the imam at the mosque to a prayer for us..it was amazing. He was willing to modify schedule to include lunch and took us to great restaurant in the market. I completely recommend this tour.

  • 08-Jan-2017

    Punctual pick-up. Very impressive buildings. Our guide explained a lot about how to live and behave as a muslim which was quite interesting. The bazaar has a lot of products from China these days but still worth spending 20 minutes there. Optional visits to papyrus and perfume shop with presentations which we liked. Don't forget to bargain hard!

  • 08-Jan-2017

    Punctual pick-up. Very impressive buildings. Our guide explained a lot about how to live and behave as a Muslim which was quite interesting. The bazaar these days has a lot of imported products from China but still worth spending 20minutes there. Optional visits to papyrus and perfume shop with presentations which we liked. Don't forget to bargain hard.

  • 07-Aug-2016

    The tour was ok. If you're interested about visiting mosque this is the place to see. The same tour guide we had on our tour for Coptic Cairo, the hanging church, we have to wait again for him for few minutes, gave us the history of the place and then he just let us explore the place, take pictures and waited for us outside.you only need couple of hours to complete this trip.

  • 22-Jul-2016

    The sites visited were of historical and cultural importance, and the guide was accurate and very informative in his descriptions. Much, much better than many previous tour guides on other excursions. He also accommodated very well what I really wanted to see, and did not need to see. I cannot recommend him too highly.

  • 06-Jul-2016

    Great tour!

  • 27-Sep-2015

    Excellent tour. Our tour guide was Mohamed Atef Ahmed. He did an excellent job of taking time to explain each location, its history, and asked us what more we wanted to know about each location. He knew the best locations to take pictures and which vendors were good to shop at. When it came time to drop us off at the airport, he went in and found our gate and where we could something to eat. He then even walked us back up to the airport terminal, helping us with our bags. I would highly recommend Mohamed to anyone wanting to see Cairo.

  • 17-Aug-2015

    The tour guide was amazing! He had great insight on the history and allowed me to enjoy it like a local. Visiting the mosques were beautiful and he made the experience a great one

  • 12-May-2015

    Awesome Tour! Our tour guide Ahmed was the best!

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