Islamic Cairo in Depth
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Join a local guide to get in touch with Cairo's Islamic heart. From backstreet bazaars to minaret-topped mosques, and neighbourhood coffee houses, these are the places that make Egypt's sprawling capital what it is. This is an essential Cairo travel experience!
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 & Sultan Hassan.
Visit one of the most unique museums the city has to offer.
Navigate the chaotic streets of the Khan el-Khalili bazaar for a few bargains.
Local English Speaking Guide, Entrance Fees to Citadel of Saladin, Transportation.
Food and drink; Items of a personal nature, Tips and Gratuities for your guide.
Hours of operation
Available: Daily; Start time at 9:00am.
Approximately 4 hours.
Meeting point: King Hotel Reception, 20 Abdel Rahim Sabry Street, Dokki, Cairo.
Ending point: King Hotel.
Our Islamic Cairo city 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, our Cairo tour next pays a visit 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, its history also includes time spent as a school. Equally as impressive is the Mohamed Ali Mosque, one of Cairo’s most visible landmarks, with its twin minarets rising high atop the Citadel.
Shifting gears, our Cairo city 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, dating 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.
Children must be 6 years of age or older.
This tour is offered on a "join-in" basis. Maximum group size is 12.
If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
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