Alabaster Mosque (Mohammad Ali Mosque) Tours

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The citadel of Saladin - and indeed, the Cairo skyline - is dominated by the Alabaster Mosque, or Mosque of Mohammed Ali. Modelled along classic Turkish lines, it took 18 years to build (1830 - 1848) although later the domes had to be rebuilt. It was commissioned by Mohammad Ali, ruler of Egypt from 1805 - 1849, who lies in the marble tomb on the right as you enter.

Perhaps the most evocative description of it is in Olivia Manning's The Levant Trilogy: "Above them Mohammed Ali's alabaster mosque, uniquely white in this sand-coloured city, sat with minarets pricked, like a fat, white, watchful cat." It has never found much favor with writers, who have criticized it for being unimaginative, lacking in grace and resembling a great toad. Note the chintzy clock in the central courtyard, a gift from King Louis-Philippe of France in thanks for the Pharaonic obelisk that adorns the Place de la Concorde in Paris. It was damaged on delivery and has yet to be repaired.

Practical Info

The easiest way to travel around Cairo is by organized tour or private car and guide. If you choose a private car, just be firm that you do not want to visit all the perfume and carpet shops!

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Address: The Citadel of Saladin, Cairo, Egypt
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Hours: Open daily 8am - 5pm. Closed Fridays
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Admission: Citadel admission: 35 L.E.
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Egyptian Highlights: Museum Alabaster Mosque Hanging Church and Khan Bazaar from Cairo

Visit four of Cairo’s star attractions and explore Old Cairo on this full-day tour, including lunch, with an Egyptologist guide. Visit the Egyptian Museum to see Tutankhamun’s funerary mask and more; and view the Mosque of Mohamed Ali, otherwise called the Alabaster Mosque. Delve into the ancient lanes of Old Cairo to see the famous Hanging Church, other Coptic churches and the Synagogue of Ben Ezra. Finish at the Khan el-Khalili bazaar, Cairo’s old souk, with free time to explore the narrow alleyways and shop for handicrafts, jewelry and trinkets.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Highlights of Cairo Sightseeing Tour Visiting Egyptian Museum Citadel with Mohamed Ali Mosque and khan khalili Bazaar

Experience Cairo’s highlights on a full-day sightseeing tour to the Egyptian Museum, the Citadel of Saladin, Mohamed Ali Mosque and Khan El Khalili Bazaar, and immerse yourself in the city’s rich history and vibrant culture. Discover Pharaohs’ hordes, crumbling mummies and gleaming antiquities as you visit the museum with a local guide, then take in the views from the Citadel’s medieval fortifications. Pause for lunch at a restaurant, see the soaring architecture of an iconic mosques and browse for souvenirs and spices in the colorful stalls of a bustling souk.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Customizable Day tour around Giza, Saqqara and Dahshur from Cairo

Customize a private tour to Saqqara, Giza or Cairo on this full-day adventure. Choose from a wide variety of possibilities, like the many fascinating pyramids, including the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Pyramid of Djoser and the Red Pyramid, to name a few. See the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Cairo Tower, the Citadel, the Mosque of Muhammad Ali and much more. All necessary entrance fees, plus lunch and a Cairo hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$38.00 USD
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Private Tour: Egyptian Museum, Alabaster Mosque, Khan el-Khalili

This private tour of the Egypt Museum, Alabaster Mosque and Khan el-Khalil is perfect for travelers who have already seen the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Follow an expert guide on a tour through some of the city’s other great highlights and learn more about the history and religion that make this destination truly unique.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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8-Hour Private Guided City Tour of Cairo

Discover Cairo’s ancient history and highlights on a full-day, private tour with an experienced guide. Browse mummies, jewels and priceless relics at the Egyptian Museum, and see the gleaming funerary treasures of King Tutankhamun. After a traditional Egyptian lunch at a local restaurant, visit the Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue, and learn about the Cairo's historic Christian and Jewish communities. Finish your tour at Khan el-Khalili bazaar, where vendors create vibrant displays of rich textiles, handicrafts and souvenirs from around the country.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Full-Day Private Tour to the Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Citadel and Khan El Khalili Bazaar

See one of the seven wonders of the ancient world on this guided, private, full-day tour. Marvel at the Great Sphinx, a large half-human, half-lion statue, and the Great Pyramid of Giza, the largest of the three pyramids in the Giza pyramid complex. Also, visit the medieval Islamic fortification known as the Saladin Citadel of Cairo. Of course, no visit to Cairo is complete with seeing the Khan El-Khalili bazaar, an Arab souk, or marketplace. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Day Tour to Giza Pyramids, Egyptian Museum, Alabaster Mosque, and Hanging Church in Cairo

Behold the ancient majesty of Egypt on a private full-day trip to the Giza Pyramids and Egyptian Museum from Cairo. From the scorching sands of the desert, gaze at the Great Pyramid of Giza, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and visit the iconic golden mask of Tutankhamen in the Egyptian Museum. See, too, the Alabaster Mosque and the Hanging Church during a tour of Cairo. Round-trip transportation from your Cairo hotel and a traditional Egyptian lunch are included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$14.20 USD
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Private Tour: Alabaster Mosque, Sultan Hassan, Khan el-Khalili

This dynamic tour gives travelers a chance to explore more than just the pharaohs and pyramids that make Egypt famous. Visit the Citadel of Salah el Din, the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar and Sultan Hassan on this private tour that showcases the rich culture and history of this diverse nation.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Layover Day Tour of Giza Pyramids, Cairo, Egyptian Museum and Bazaar from Cairo Airport

Make the most of your time in Cairo with a fully-customizable layover tour of the city’s historic sites. Simply meet your guide at Cairo International Airport, and visit the iconic pyramids at Giza and the nearby Sphinx and Valley Temple. See the mummies and relics at the Egyptian Museum, and take in the gleaming funerary mask of King Tutankhamun. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, then walk the medieval walls of the Cairo Citadel and shop for souvenirs at Khan el-Khalili bazaar before returning to the airport.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Private Guided Walking Tour of the Islamic Quarter of Cairo

Explore Cairo landmarks and important Islamic sites on an affordable all-day tour. After a convenient hotel pickup, travel by air-conditioned minivan with an Egypologist guide to Cairo’s Islamic Quarter. Check out the Citadel’s alabaster mosque, the Egyptian Textile Museum, the city’s only remaining ancient gates, the seven-century bazaar of Khan El Khalili, and other historic landmarks on one hassle-free outing. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Half-Day Tour to the City of the Dead and the Alabaster Mosque

Visit the City of the Dead and the Alabaster Mosque with a private guide on a 4-hour tour that includes pickup and drop-off at your hotel, entrance fees, and transport in a Wi-Fi equipped minivan. Explore an ancient burial ground filled with mausoleums, mosques, and modern homes, then enter the Citadel of Cairo to see an Ottoman-style mosque commissioned by Muhammad Ali Pasha.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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8-Night Luxury Tour from Cairo: Private or Small Group

Ancient Egypt evokes images of massive pyramids, shrouded pharos, and political drama along the banks of the Nile. Discover the real stories behind the legends on this 8-night private or small-group tour of Egypt from Cairo. This tour includes lodging in 5-star hotels, a 4-night luxury cruise from Luxor to Aswan, and a professional Egyptologist guide. The price also includes two domestic flights and all meals, lodging, and activities as per itinerary.
  • Duration: 9 days
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Private Day Tour to Giza pyramids Egyptian Museum Alabaster Mosque and Khan Market from Cairo

Uncover the ancient mysteries of the pyramids on an unforgettable full-day trip to Giza and the Egyptian Museum from Cairo. In the midst of the Egyptian desert, you’ll marvel at the Great Pyramid of Giza and see the iconic golden death mask of Tutankhamen in the Egyptian Museum. Gaze at the colossal dome of the Alabaster and Silver Mosque and immerse yourself in the bustle of Khan El Khalil market. Round-trip transportation from your Cairo hotel and lunch are included.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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6-Hour Private Tour to the Alabaster Mosque City of Dead and Alazhar Park in Cairo

Travel back in time to the days of Ancient Egypt on this 6-hour private tour of the Alabaster Mosque, the City of Dead and Alazhar Park from Cairo. An informative guide will lead you through Alabaster Mosque, which was built inside Cairo’s biggest fortress and was covered in silver and alabaster stone. Next you’ll visit the tombs of the City of Dead before continuing on to Alazhar Park, one of the largest in Egypt. You’ll also have the chance to climb to the highest point in Cairo for a breathtaking view overlooking the entire city.
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Private Day Tour of the Giza Pyramids Alabaster Mosque and Hanging Church

Cast your flashlight into Cairo’s ancient, medieval and late Ottoman eras on a private, full-day tour to the Giza pyramids, Hanging Church and Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque. With an Egyptologist guide, explore the 4,500-year-old pyramids, Great Sphinx and Valley Temple at the Giza Plateau. After lunch at a local restaurant, fast-forward to early medieval times at the Hanging Church, one of Egypt’s oldest Coptic churches, famously built above a Roman fortress. Finish at the hilltop Citadel of Saladin to admire the magnificent, 19th-century Alabaster Mosque, a symbol of Ottoman-ruled Cairo.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$33.70 USD
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Full-Day Private Guided Tour to Egyptian Museum, Citadel of Saladin and Old Cairo Churches

Enjoy a full-day private tour of some of Egypt's most-famous religious monuments and museums with this popular tour that's perfect for both first-time visitors and returning travelers. Tour the Egypt Museum and the Citadel, then follow your private guide to the Citadel, Alabaster Mosque and Old Cairo churches. You'll make stops at St Sergio's and Hanging Church as part of this memorable tour that includes round-trip air-conditioned minivan transportation and a knowledgeable private guide.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$74.15 USD
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Spiritual Private Islamic and Christian Tour in Cairo with Lunch and Private Guide

Gain a deeper understanding of Cairo's religious roots and spiritual influences on this popular tour that highlights the city's Islamic and Christian heritage. Follow your private guide through mosques, churches and the Bin Ezra synagogue as you learn more about how distinctly different--and strikingly similar--faiths coexist in this great destination. 
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Egypt, Jordan, and Israel 21-Day Highlights Tour from Cairo

See top highlights of Egypt, Jordan, and Israel on this 21-day tour from Cairo, including 20 nights of accommodations, as well as your transportation between attractions (by cruise and by airplane). First, spend time in Egypt, and see the Avenue of Sphinxes, the Valley of the Kings, Colossi of Memnon, Temple of Edfu, and the treasures of King Tutankhamun at the Egyptian Museum. Then move on to Jordan to explore Amman, Jerash, and Petra before making your way to Israel to catch sight of Jerusalem, Mt. Zion, the Cenacle, Bethlehem, and the Church of Nativity.
  • Duration: 21 days
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  • Duration: 21 days
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Private Guided Tour of the Pyramids, Egyptian Museum, Citadel in Cairo plus Felucca Boat Ride

Discover and enjoy the most famous and important sights in Cairo. Enjoy visiting the Pyramids of Giza and the great Sphinx, explore the Egyptian Museum and its treasures of the Pharaohs, old civilization and King Tutankhamen's golden treasure. See the citadel and visit one of the oldest and most beautiful mosques in Egypt (Mohamed Ali Pasha Mosque). Enjoy the beauty of the Nile while sailing for 1 hour in Nile Felucca boat.
  • Duration: 6 to 9 hrs
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$42.00 USD
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  • Duration: 6 to 9 hrs
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Private Guided Day Tour to the Giza Pyramids Alabaster Mosque and Khan El khaili Bazaar in Cairo

Make the most of even limited time in Cairo on this door-to-door private tour that checks off key city highlights in just one day. See the Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx, and ride a camel across the desert; next, experience Old Cairo with a tour of the Alabaster Mosque and the Citadel of Saladin. After a typical Egyptian lunch, shop for souvenirs at Khan Al-Khalili bazaar.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$28.60 USD
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Private 3 days in Giza Cairo and Alexandria including airport transfers

Hassle free vacation in Egypt, this is what you will get with this tour as you will start from Cairo airport and end there too, during the tours you will  visit Giza, Sakkara, Dahshur, Egyptian museum, Citadel, Alabaster Mosque Hanging Church, Khan el Khalili bazaar, Alexandria and much more.
  • Duration: 5 days
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$200.00 USD
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Cairo Day Tour Egyptian Museum, Citadel, and Khan al-Khalil Bazaar with Lunch

full day guided tour to Egyptian museum , Islamic Cairo and local bazaars with lunch  8 or 9 or 10 am pick up time with private car and guide
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Full Day tour to Giza Pyramids and Islamic Cairo

Combine a visit to the Giza Pyramids and a tour of the Islamic section of Cairo on a single private tour. Benefit from the dedicated attention of your private Egyptologist guide and the ability to travel at your own pace as you explore these historic sites. Highlights include the Great Pyramid of Cheops, the Valley Temple of Chephren, the Great Sphinx, the Alabaster Mosque, the mosque of Ibn Tulun, and others. Midday, stop for lunch in a local restaurant.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$25.92 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private 3 days i with 2 evenings including airport transfers

Hassle free vacation in Egypt, this is what you will get with this tour as you will start from Cairo airport and end there too, during the tours you will  visit Giza, Sakkara, Dahshur, Egyptian museum, Citadel, Alabaster Mosque Hanging Church, Khan el Khalili bazaar, Alexandria, Enjoy the sound and light show in Giza as well as dinner cruise on the Nile and much more.
  • Duration: 5 days
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$257.40 USD
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