Islamic Cairo in Depth - Small Group Tour

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What To Expect

Explore the Citadel of Salah Ed-Din with impressive views over the bustling city of Cairo. Marvel at two of the most significant mosques in the Egyptian history, Mohamed Ali and Sultan Hassan. Visit one of the most unique museums in the city and navigate the chaotic streets of the Khan el-Khalili bazaar for a few bargains.

Specifications

Type:
Tours around Cairo
Departs From:
Cairo
Meeting Point:
King Hotel's reception
Duration:
4 hours
Availability:
daily at 9:00 AM
Product Code:
8861
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Description

Head to the heart of the Mother of the World, Cairo's Islamic quarter. The City of a thousand miranets comes alive in this vibrant sector. Hear the stories behind the great leaders and builders of this enigmatic city from Salah Ed-Din to Mohamed Ali this city is one great story book - a living Arabian nights. Finish in the main soul of the city for shopping and haggling at its best.

Our Cairo tour begins with a visit to the Citadel of Salah Ed-Din. Located high atop Cairo, the Citadel boasts magnificent views of the city. Built by the Arab hero Salah ad-Din, the Citadel primarily functioned as a military garrison, as well as serving as a royal residence for over 700 years. Continuing in the historical traditions of Islamic Cairo, we head to the famous Sultan Hassan Mosque, which dates back to the 13th century. Considered to be one of the masterpieces of Islamic art and architecture, it also once became a school. Equally as impressive, the Mohamed Ali Mosque is one of Cairo's most visible landmarks, with its twin minarets rising high atop the Citadel.

Our Cairo tour heads back to the streets and towards a famous local bazaar, Khan el-Khalili. A labyrinth of narrow streets and passageways, Khan el-Khalili is one of the world's largest bazaars, and offers a truly authentic local Cairo experience. Among the world's oldest bazaars, which dates back to 1382, Khan el-Khalili offers an experience unique to the old streets of Islamic Cairo and affords the opportunity to engage with locals, as locals do, hunting for bargains and relaxing with a coffee as the hustle of the bazaar passes you by.

Includes

  • Local English speaking guide

  • Entrance fees to Citadel of Saladin

  • Transportation

Excludes

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

  • Meals and drinks

Please Note

  • Children under 6 years old are not permitted on this tour.

  • Tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 12 guests.

  • Tour ends at the meeting point.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 4 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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