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  • Location: Cairo, Egypt
  • Duration:  4 hours (approx.)
Discover Cairo’s fascinating Islamic heritage on this 4-hour walking tour with an expert guide. Climb up to the Citadel of Saladin, home to Egypt’s rulers for more than 700 years, and visit the Sultan Hassan Mosque, a masterpiece of Islamic art and architecture and one Cairo’s most iconic landmarks. Then, enjoy an authentic local experience as you explore the winding passageways of Khan el-Khalili, one of the world’s largest bazaars.

Highlights

  • Walking tour of Cairo’s most important Islamic sites
  • Learn about Cairo's ancient Islamic history, traditions and culture
  • Enjoy sweeping city views from the Citadel of Saladin, built to protect Cairo from the Crusaders
  • Visit the Sultan Hassan Mosque, a masterpiece of Islamic architecture
  • Explore the incredible Khan el-Khalili bazaar, a traditional market from medieval times

What You Can Expect

Islamic Sites Walking Tour of Cairo

Walk around the Citadel of Saladin with your guide

Your 4-hour tour starts in the El Dokki district, across from downtown Cairo. Follow your guide up Mokattam hill to the Citadel of Saladin (or Al-Qalaa), an Islamic fortification overlooking the whole city.

This famous citadel was constructed by Salah El Din in 1183 AD to protect against the attacks of the Crusaders, and served as a royal residence for Egypt’s rulers for more than 700 years. Learn about the citadel’s mosques, palaces and museums and enjoy sweeping views over Cairo. Next, visit the 14th-century Sultan Hassan Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world and undoubtedly one of Cairo’s most iconic landmarks. Be wowed by the mosque’s colossal scale as you explore the interior and learn about its remarkable Mamluk construction.

Shifting gears, it’s time to hit the streets of Cairo for an authentic local experience: shopping at a bazaar. Following your guide, venture through the labyrinth of narrow streets and passageways of Khan el-Khalili, one of the world’s largest souks. Stop at local vendors to practice your bargaining skills and purchase handcrafted souvenirs, or simply relax and watch the hustle-bustle go by.

Your guide will then escort you back to the starting point, where your tour ends.
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