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Islamic Cairo Tours

Islamic architecture abounds in Cairo—after all, it is one of the world’s oldest Muslim cities and also known as the City of a Thousand Minarets. The densest and oldest concentration of historic hammams, mosques, education centers or madrasas, mausoleums and fountains—some dating to the 10th century—comprise Islamic Cairo, a loosely defined bastion of old Cairo. Here, visitors can spend days winding through narrow streets, exploring mosques and markets, and feeling transported to a Cairo sans‐McDonalds and shopping malls. Popular points of reference include the old citadel built in the 12th century atop the tallest point in the city to defend from marauding crusaders and the Al‐Azhar Mosque with its marble‐paved interior courtyard, affiliated University—perhaps the oldest such institution in the world—and stalactite cornicing representing dripping water. Other popular stops include the Mosque‐Madrass of Sultan Hassan with its 220‐foot minaret and the Mosque of Ibn Tulun located on a small hill that local legend says is where Noah’s Ark rested following the floods instead of at Mount Ararat.

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Walking tours are the best way to explore the narrow streets of Islamic Cairo and its dense concentration of medieval buildings. Many start at the citadel and also include al‐Muizz Street, a pedestrian thoroughfare during the day that provides access to many more ancient mosques; if you’re headed that way, watch out for pickpockets in the markets along Khan el‐Khalili. Note that some sites, including the citadel will charge admission, and many mosques will be closed to visitors during Friday prayers. 

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Private Day Tour: Discover Coptic and Islamic Cairo, Cairo, null
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Private Day Tour: Discover Coptic and Islamic Cairo

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Review

Islam and Christianity are one religion in Egypt, there is tolerance and peace between them. Join this tour to know more about the two famous regions in Egypt.

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $14.30
Full Day Tour Visiting Coptic and Islamic Cairo, Cairo, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Full Day Tour Visiting Coptic and Islamic Cairo

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 4 Reviews

Enjoy a full day exploring the most prominent places of worship and significant areas of Cairo. You will Visit the Church of Abu Sergah and St. Barbara, the ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $50.00
Private Day Tour to Old Cairo, Giza, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Day Tour to Old Cairo

A full day Cairo tour to visit Islamic and Coptic Cairo where the Holy family passed by during the time they fled from the Roman emperor. The area is a ...  Read more

Location: Giza, Egypt
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $83.00
Tour From Cairo: Bazaar of Cairo, Islamic and Old Cairo, Cairo, Cultural Tours
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Tour From Cairo: Bazaar of Cairo, Islamic and Old Cairo

Full Day Private Historical & Heritage tour in Cairo to visit the old churches, the Citadel and Bazaar with guide Traditional Lunch included. Visit ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: Flexible

From USD $55.00
Private Islamic Cairo and Tannoura Sufi Dance Show In Wekalet el Ghouri, Cairo, Day Trips
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Private Islamic Cairo and Tannoura Sufi Dance Show In Wekalet el Ghouri

This is a private super long day in Islamic Cairo that includes visiting the Citadel, Alabaster Mosque, Mosque of Ibn Tulun, Mosque of Sultan Hassan, Mosque of ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $58.42
Cairo Day Tour Egyptian Museum, Citadel, and Khan al-Khalil Bazaar with Lunch, Cairo, Private ... 
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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

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $20.00
Day Tour to Citadel and Coptic and Islamic Cairo, Cairo, Day Trips
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Day Tour to Citadel and Coptic and Islamic Cairo

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 1 Review

Have a day tour to Old Cairo and Coptic Cairo visiting Salah El Din Citadel, constructed during the Crusades in 1183 AD, and admire Mohamed Ali Alabaster ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $70.00
Private Tour: Islamic Cairo including Amr Ibn-AlAs-Ibn Tulun, Sultan Hassa and El Refaa Mosques, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Tour: Islamic Cairo including Amr Ibn-AlAs-Ibn Tulun, Sultan Hassa and El Refaa Mosques

Of the most important characteristic of Egypt is Islamic civilization in terms of the number of Muslims and mosques. Characterized by its Art Deco and towering ...  Read more

Location: Giza, Egypt
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $45.00
Discover Cairo: Coptic Islamic Tour, Christian Churches and Babylon Fortress, Cairo, Private ... 
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Discover Cairo: Coptic Islamic Tour, Christian Churches and Babylon Fortress

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 3 Reviews

Take a guided tour of Coptic Cairo to visit some of the oldest Christian churches in the world and even retrace steps taken by Mary and Joseph thousands of ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $38.00
Cairo Day Tour Visiting Coptic Cairo: Abu Serga Church, Islamic Citadel and Mosques Lunch Included, ... 
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Cairo Day Tour Visiting Coptic Cairo: Abu Serga Church, Islamic Citadel and Mosques Lunch Included

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Visit and learn about Old Cairo on this private day tour. Known as Christian Coptic Cairo which is among the most important locations visited by the Holy ...  Read more

Location: Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $28.57

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