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Al-Azhar Mosque Tours

Al-Azhar Mosque
Nestled in Cairo’s medieval El-Darb El-Ahmar district, the Al Azhar Mosque is the city’s first mosque—dating back to 972. Boasting five minarets and a white-marble courtyard, its biggest claim to fame is its sister Al Azhar university next door, reputedly the oldest Islamic university in the world.
Address: El-Darb El-Ahmar, Cairo, Egypt

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Islamic Cairo Walking Tour: Khan el Khalili, Al-Azhar Mosque

Islamic Cairo Walking Tour: Khan el Khalili, Al-Azhar Mosque

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Walk Cairo’s vibrant Al Muizz Street, browse the Khan El Khalili Bazaar, and experience Al Azhar Mosque on a 6-hour exploration of the city’s Islamic heritage. Enter Bab El Fotouh gate and take in the medieval architecture that lines Al Muizz, a street through the heart of historic Cairo. Immerse yourself in the scents and sounds of Egypt’s most iconic souk then visit a millennium-old mosque, whose sturdy minarets and shady arcades were built by the Fatimid Caliphate, and house a renowned school of Islamic studies. 
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$36.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$36.00
Price varies by group size
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Islamic Cairo Private History Tour

Islamic Cairo Private History Tour

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Discover the mosques and madrasas of one of the world’s oldest Islamic cities on a customizable, private tour of the city with a local guide. Explore historic Cairo, a UNESCO site that was founded in the 10th century, and see how the city’s tradition, art and architecture braid together in the narrow streets. Learn about life in the city while taking in the rich scents, sights and sounds of the Egyptian capital.
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  • 2 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$70.00
From
US$70.00
Taking safety measures

4-6 Hours Private tour to Al-Azhar Mosque

4-6 Hours Private tour to Al-Azhar Mosque

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Al-Azhar Mosque (Arabic: الجامع الأزهر‎, romanized: al-Jāmiʿ al-ʾAzhar, lit. 'The Most Resplendent Congregational Mosque'), known simply in Egypt as Al-Azhar, is an Egyptian mosque in Islamic Cairo. Al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah of the Fatimid dynasty commissioned its construction for the newly established capital city in 970. The mosque was considered remarkable for its massive size and innovative architectural components, and is still considered one of the most impressive historic monuments in Cairo today, Explore Alazhar historic mosque on a private tour . Learn about the history and architecture of the sprawling complex as you walk the medieval fortifications with your guide, after that we will continue for a full day tour showing the old Egyptian artifacts from the beginning of history. Then enjoy and Egyptian cuisine at a nearby restaurant before finishing the tour at your hotel.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$39.15
Price varies by group size
From
US$39.15
Price varies by group size

The Egyptian museum and Cairo Citadel and Al Azhar Mosque Islamic Site

The Egyptian museum and Cairo Citadel and Al Azhar Mosque Islamic Site

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Ancient Egypt Tours representative will pick you up from your hotel, to enjoy an excursion to The Egyptian Museum, which features artifacts from the Pharaonic period. The museum displays a rare collection of 5000 years of art which is considered the largest most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. Over 250,000 genuine artifacts are presented, including an exhibit dedicated to Tutankhamen collection of treasure, gold and jewelry which was enclosed in his tomb for over 3,500 years before it was discovered in the 1922s when his tomb was excavated, to visit Citadel of Salah El Din, visit Mohamed Ali marvelous Mosque (The Alabaster Mosque), then proceed to Al Azhar mosque and Islamic Cairo. Back to your Hotel.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$85.72
Price varies by group size
From
US$85.72
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Journey through Islamic Cairo- Islamic Museum, Al Azhar & Moez street + lunch

Journey through Islamic Cairo- Islamic Museum, Al Azhar & Moez street + lunch

Morning pick up from your hotel to start tour of Visit the Islamic Museum which considered one of the greatest in the world, with its exceptional collection of rare woodwork and plaster artefacts, as well as metal, ceramic, glass, crystal, and textile objects of all periods, from all over the Islamic world. Al Azhar, the first mosque of Fatimide Cairo, built by Jawhar Al-Sekelli, commander of the armies of Al-Mo’ez le Din Allah. The mosque has three minarets, one if which is a twin minaret from the age of Sultan Al Gohari. Sultan Hassan School and Mosques: It is regarded as the pearl of Islamic architecture. It was set up by sultan Hassan Ibn Mohammed Ibn Qalawoun in the 14th century as a mosque and school. El Moez street starting from Bab Al-Futuh in the north to Bab Zuweila in the south. Its northern part extends from Al-Hakim mosque to the spice market in Al-Azhar Street whereas its southern part extends from the Ghuriya complex to the Bab Zuweila. Lunch & bottled water included
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$118.86
Price varies by group size
From
US$118.86
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Private Full Day Coptic and Islamic Cairo Tour

Private Full Day Coptic and Islamic Cairo Tour

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This full day 7-hour tour will give the guest the chance to enjoy the most attractive Coptic and Islamic monuments in Cairo and at the end you can visit  Khan El-Khalili Bazaar . Small group tour with transportation by air-conditioned minivan. Lunch included .
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  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$57.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$57.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Full-Day Tour of Historical Mosques in Cairo including Lunch

Full-Day Tour of Historical Mosques in Cairo including Lunch

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Cairo might be best-known for its ancient wonders, but the Egyptian capital is packed with world-class Islamic treasures. Cover the city’s five most famous mosques during this enriching guided tour, which includes a lunch stop for a bite of classic Egyptian cuisine, like koshary. See the oldest mosque ever built in Egypt and pop into traditional stalls for a peek at local handicrafts. Friday tours have the option to join prayers.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$117.15
From
US$117.15
Taking safety measures

Ancient Egypt Tour to Cairo Citadel, Coptic Cairo and Islamic Cairo

Ancient Egypt Tour to Cairo Citadel, Coptic Cairo and Islamic Cairo

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Ancient Egypt tours representative will pick you from your hotel, enjoy Excursion in Cairo, Start your Islamic and Coptic day tour to visit Citadel of Salah El Din, visit Mohamed Ali marvelous Mosque (The Alabaster Mosque), then proceed to Islamic Cairo, Visit Amr Ibn El-Ass Mosque, Ibn Tulun Mosque, Next tour to Coptic Cairo, visit the hanging Church, (El Moaalaqa church), Abu Sirga Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue, visit moaz street, Lunch at local restaurant, vegetarian food available on request, at the end of your Cairo Day Trip, transfer back to your hotel in Cairo.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$68.58
Price varies by group size
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US$68.58
Price varies by group size
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Day Tour to the Pyramids of Giza, Egyptian Museum and Khan El khalili Bazaar

Day Tour to the Pyramids of Giza, Egyptian Museum and Khan El khalili Bazaar

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Visit the Pyramids of Giza and the Egyptian Museum on a guided tour that combines Cairo’s most important ancient landmarks with artifacts from around the country. This full-day experience includes pickup and drop-off from your hotel, transport in an air-conditioned minivan, and entrance fees.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$100.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$100.00
Price varies by group size

Full Private Day to Islamic Cairo,Citadel of Salah Aldin &Khan El-Khalili Bazaar

Full Private Day to Islamic Cairo,Citadel of Salah Aldin &Khan El-Khalili Bazaar

On this tour of Egypt, explore Cairo, its architecture and its bustling city life. Explore the local markets and jewellery shops at El Khalili, built in the 14th Century AD. Admire the colourful, handmade wares on display. For some history, explore the Citadel of Salah El Din, located atop the El Moqattam hills, enjoy panoramic views of Cairo. Admire the artistic beauty of Islamic monuments in the mosques, houses, fortresses and many other buildings influenced by the religion and culture of Islam. Explore the Ahmad-Ibn Tulun Mosque, one of the earliest and the largest mosques built in Islamic Egypt. Appreciate its gypsum ornamentation and religious Islamic engravings.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$64.00
Price varies by group size
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US$64.00
Price varies by group size
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Islamic Cairo Tour

Islamic Cairo Tour

Visit Islamic Sites in Cairo Such as the Citadel of Salah El Din, Mohamed Ali Mosque, El Rifai Mosque, El Sultan Hassan Mosque, Al-Azhar and El Hussein Mosques and visit Khan Khalili Bazaar in Cairo.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$72.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$72.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

 Islamic Cairo Tour

Islamic Cairo Tour

Visit Islamic Sites in Cairo Such as the Citadel of Salah El Din, Mohamed Ali Mosque, El Rifai Mosque, El Sultan Hassan Mosque, Al-Azhar and El Hussein Mosques and visit Khan Khalili Bazaar in Cairo.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$71.65
Price varies by group size
From
US$71.65
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Islamic Cairo Tour

Islamic Cairo Tour

Visit Islamic Sites in Cairo Such as the Citadel of Salah El Din, Mohamed Ali Mosque, El Rifai Mosque, El Sultan Hassan Mosque, Al-Azhar and El Hussein Mosques and visit Khan Khalili Bazaar in Cairo.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$71.65
Price varies by group size
From
US$71.65
Price varies by group size

Islamic Cairo Tour

Islamic Cairo Tour

Visit Islamic Sites in Cairo Such as the Citadel of Salah El Din, Mohamed Ali Mosque, El Rifai Mosque, El Sultan Hassan Mosque, Al-Azhar and El Hussein Mosques and visit Khan Khalili Bazaar in Cairo.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$71.65
Price varies by group size
From
US$71.65
Price varies by group size

Islamic Cairo Tour

Islamic Cairo Tour

Visit Islamic Sites in Cairo Such as the Citadel of Salah El Din, Mohamed Ali Mosque, El Rifai Mosque, El Sultan Hassan Mosque, Al-Azhar and El Hussein Mosques and visit Khan Khalili Bazaar in Cairo.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$71.65
Price varies by group size
From
US$71.65
Price varies by group size

Islamic Cairo Tour

Islamic Cairo Tour

Visit Islamic Sites in Cairo Such as the Citadel of Salah El Din, Mohamed Ali Mosque, El Rifai Mosque, El Sultan Hassan Mosque, Al-Azhar and El Hussein Mosques and visit Khan Khalili Bazaar in Cairo.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$71.65
Price varies by group size
From
US$71.65
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Islamic Cairo Tour

Islamic Cairo Tour

Visit Islamic Sites in Cairo Such as the Citadel of Salah El Din, Mohamed Ali Mosque, El Rifai Mosque, El Sultan Hassan Mosque, Al-Azhar and El Hussein Mosques and visit Khan Khalili Bazaar in Cairo.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$71.65
Price varies by group size
From
US$71.65
Price varies by group size

Old Islamic Cairo Half Day Tour

Old Islamic Cairo Half Day Tour

You will Enjoy with us visiting the Citadel of Salah El Din, Mohamed Ali Mosque, Mosque Sultan Hassan, El-Refaie Mosques, Ibn Tulun Mosque & Al-Azhar famous Mosque.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$51.43
Price varies by group size
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US$51.43
Price varies by group size

Full Day Cairo Christian & Islamic Tour With Lunch & Private Guide

Full Day Cairo Christian & Islamic Tour With Lunch & Private Guide

Experience Cairo’s age-old Coptic Christian heritage on a full-day trip with a private guide. Traveling around by air-conditioned minivan, visit six Coptic sites as you hear about their past and religious significance. Explore the Hanging Church, built above a Roman fortress; visit Abu Serga Church, thought to stand where Mary, Joseph and Jesus sheltered during their flight into Egypt; and admire three other places of worship. Break for lunch at a local restaurant and pause at the Virgin’s Tree in Mataria, where the holy family is said to have rested.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$65.00
From
US$65.00

Walking Tour Of Old Islamic Cairo With Egyptologist

Walking Tour Of Old Islamic Cairo With Egyptologist

You will Enjoy with us visiting the Citadel of Salah El Din, Mohamed Ali Mosque, Ibn Tulun Mosque and El Azhar Mosque.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$57.15
Price varies by group size
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US$57.15
Price varies by group size
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Coptic and Islamic Cairo Walking Day Tour

Coptic and Islamic Cairo Walking Day Tour

Walking Tour around Coptic and Islamic Old Cairo, Your Guide will show you during this day tour the most famous attractions in The Old Parts of Cairo City to see The Oldest Churches, Mosques and Synagogues, Walk around Al Muez Street to see Cairo Old Gates and Walls with a unique experience visit to Khan El Khalili Open-air Market
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$15.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$15.00
Price varies by group size

Half Day Trip To Islamic Cairo

Half Day Trip To Islamic Cairo

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They don’t call Cairo the “City of 1,000 Minarets” for nothing. Experience the majestic Islamic architecture of this ancient Muslim city with an Egyptologist guide to unpick their rich history. Explore the Citadel, the Alabaster Mosque, the Al-Rifa’i Mosque, the Sultan Hassan Mosque, the Al-Azhar Mosque, and (for Muslims only) the Mosque of Sayyidna Al Hussein. This half-day tour includes door-to-door transfers but excludes any entrance fees.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$90.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$90.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Cairo Layover Trips to Giza Pyramids Islamic Cairo & Khan Khalili Bazaar

Cairo Layover Trips to Giza Pyramids Islamic Cairo & Khan Khalili Bazaar

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  As Per selected time Pickup from Cairo international airport by our Expert Tour guide who will greet you with a sign shows our guest name on it then transfer in Private A/C Vehicle to Start your Cairo layover Tours Visit Giza Pyramids and Sphinx where you can see 9 pyramids at that sight, the most important one is the great pyramid of the king Cheops which considered as the highest pyramid have ever built in Egypt and one of the seven wonders of ancient Egypt, also you can see 9 pyramids at that area, Sphinx which represents king Kefren that his head as head of a human being and a body of lion’s animal, the valley kings which specialized for the high priest to make The mummification process of the king.  Then Continue your Cairo Layover Tours to Visit Islamic Cairo tour which including El Sultan Hassan Mosque is a massive Mamluk era mosque and madrassa located near the Citadel in Cairo. Its construction began 757 AH/1356 CE with work ending three years later "without even a single day of idleness". At the time of construction the mosque was considered remarkable for its fantastic size and innovative architectural components. Commissioned by an-Nasir Hasan, a sultan of a short and relatively unimpressive profile, al-Maqrizi noted that within the mosque were several "wonders of construction".The mosque was, for example, designed to include schools for all four of the Sunni schools of thought: Shafi'i, Maliki, Hanafi and Hanbali. Then Continue your Cairo Layover Tours to Visit El Rafaai Mosque  named in English the Royal Mosque, is located in Cairo, Egypt, in Midan al-Qal'a, adjacent to the Cairo Citadel. The building is located opposite the Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan, which dates from around 1361, and was architecturally conceived as a complement to the older structure. This was part of a vast campaign by the 19th century rulers of Egypt to both associate themselves with the perceived glory of earlier periods in Egypt's Islamic history and modernize the city. The mosque was constructed next to two large public squares and off of several European style boulevards constructed around the same time.  Then Continue your Cairo Layover Tours to Visit Ibn Tulun mosque is located in Cairo, Egypt. It is arguably the oldest mosque in the city surviving in its original form, and is the largest mosque in Cairo in terms of land area.The mosque was commissioned by Ahmad ibn Ţūlūn, the Turkic Abbassid governor of Egypt from 868–884 whose rule was characterized by de facto independence. The historian al-Maqrizi lists the mosque's construction start date as 876 AD, and the mosque's original inscription slab identifies the date of completion as 265 AH, or 879 AD.The mosque was constructed on a small hill called Gebel Yashkur, "The Hill of Thanksgiving." One local legend says that it is here that Noah's Ark came to rest after the Deluge, instead of at Mount Ararat. Then transfer to a Local restaurant to take your included lunch  where you taste the Egyptian Food Lunch is included on the Tour Price but Beverages is not Then Continue your Cairo Layover Tours to Visit Alazhar Mosque is a mosque in Islamic Cairo in Egypt. Al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah of the Fatimid Caliphate commissioned its construction for the newly established capital city in 970. Its name is usually thought to allude to the Islamic prophet Muhammad's daughter Fatimah, a revered figure in Islam who was given the title az-Zahrā′ ("the shining or resplendent one"). It was the first mosque established in Cairo, a city that has since gained the nickname "the City of a Thousand Minarets. Then you will end your tour with Khan El khalili Bazar which was a market place for the foreigners coming from many different places to sell their own products on it during Islamic empires time here in Egypt, but right now it become a touristic place which has a lot of shops selling the Egyptian souvenirs and also has a lot of coffee shops where you can take a rest on it after that lovely tour which serving Shisha. Also this area has the most unique mosques as El Azhar mosque and El Hussen mosque. Then you will be transferred Back to Cairo international airport for final departure
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$66.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$66.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Old Islamic Cairo Tour

Old Islamic Cairo Tour

No visit to Cairo is complete without exploring the amazing sights of old Islamic Cairo exploring it could occupy days, if not weeks, you are lucky if you will book this tour with Momia tours we specially customized it covering the most important Islamic sites, covering many of the Islamic dynasties includes Ottomans and Mameluke architectural monuments with a taste of real life of Egypt while exploring those antiquities
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$100.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$100.00
Price varies by group size

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