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  • Location: Cairo, Egypt
  • Duration:  3 - 4 hours
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 tour to Alabaster Mosque, Sultan Hassan and Khan el-Khalili from Cairo
  • Go inside the Alabaster Mosque, where you’ll learn from your guide the beliefs of Islam
  • Enjoy free time to shop and bargain at the Khan el Khalili bazaar
  • Private tour allows you to determine the amount of time spent at each site
  • Qualified Egyptologist guide, hotel pickup and drop-off, and air-conditioned transportation included

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What You Can Expect

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

Alabaster Mosque, Cairo

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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Awesome Tour! Our tour guide Ahmed was the best!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

We learned so much about Islamic beliefs on this tour. My husband and I now have a deep respect. Thanks to our Egyptologist guide Ahmed Kamal who not only served as our guide but our teacher as well.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

outstanding knowledge and focused spots to take excellent pictures. thank you

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

Excellent tour. Fouad was an excellent guide and was very knowledgeable and answered all questions.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2012

This tour provides an excellent taste of Cairo. The driver was very professional and the tour guide was friendly, knowledgable and seemed genuinely interested in sharing his knowledge of Cairo. I recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2011

I had the most wonderful guide, he was asking me the entire time if I am still satisfied, if I want to hear more, if I want to go to the loo, if I'm thirsty, I can defnitely recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2011

Our overall manager, from South Sinai Travel, was Remon, who was excellent. Our guide was a woman called Hanan, who did a great job. Everything went smoothly from start to finish, and was most enjoyable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2011

Incredible, but mostly because my tour guide was so informative and personable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2011

excellent tour & guide

Tim
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2010

Excellent
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