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Islamic Cairo Tours

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Islamic Cairo
Cairo is known as the "city of a thousand minarets," and that's reflected in its designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A journey into Islamic Cairo is a journey into the city’s past, from Fustat, Egypt’s first Muslim capital, to the 1,000-year-old walled city, the Cairo Citadel, founded by 12th-century leader Saladin, and beyond.

The Basics
The terms “Islamic Cairo,” “Old Cairo,” and “Coptic Cairo” can seem confusing. Islamic Cairo—like Coptic Cairo—forms part of Old Cairo, although—unlike compact Coptic Cairo—it’s scattered across different districts. Mosques are a centerpiece of any visit to Islamic Cairo, from Ibn Tulun Mosque, built more than 1,000 years ago, to Alabaster Mosque, atop the Citadel. You can also enjoy fountains, ancient Islamic schools, ornate city gates, bustling markets, and more. Tours generally combine vehicle transfers with walking.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Islamic Cairo is a must for architecture fans and anyone with an interest in Islamic art.
  • Women, particularly solo travelers, will feel more comfortable in Cairo wearing loose clothing that cover shoulders, arms, and legs. Modest gear is essential when visiting mosques.
  • Islamic Cairo is a challenging destination for travelers who rely on wheelchairs, but some sites do have ramps and road access.

How to Get There
Cairo developed from a number of different cities, so Islamic Cairo’s sights are scattered over a large area. The walled city at the core of Islamic Cairo is best reached from Bab El Shaariya metro station (Line 1), but to see the highlights of the different areas in a day you need to take a tour or book a driver.

When to Get There
Most mosques are closed for part or all of Friday for Friday prayers, making it a bad day to visit. Be aware that Islamic Cairo can be hectic on Saturdays. Most sights are open until mid-afternoon, but the area can be fascinating after dark.

Things to Do in Islamic Cairo That Aren’t Mosques
There’s more to Islamic Cairo than mosques. Soak up the atmosphere in the warren of shops and stalls that make up the historic Khan Al-Khalili bazaar; catch a whirling dervish performance in Wekalet El Ghouri Arts Center, a 16th-century inn; sip cardamom coffee or sweet tea in El Fishawi, a heritage cafe; or snap photos on the historic street known as Sharia Al Mu'izz Li-Din Allah.
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Full Day Tour Visiting Coptic and Islamic Cairo

Full Day Tour Visiting Coptic and Islamic Cairo

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Visit Cairo’s religious landmarks on a private tour to the city’s most important Coptic, Islamic, and Jewish places. Learn how the Christian Holy Family took shelter on the site of Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church, explore the Church of Saint Barbara, and see the gilded icons that adorn the Hanging Church. Enter a synagogue built where baby Moses was found and eat lunch at a local restaurant; see Cairo’s most important mosques then take in sweeping views of the city from Saladin’s 15th-century citadel. 
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$50.00
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US$50.00
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Private Guided Full-Day Tour: 8-Hour Islamic Cairo from Cairo or Giza Hotels

Private Guided Full-Day Tour: 8-Hour Islamic Cairo from Cairo or Giza Hotels

Follow winding streets into Islamic Cairo to find treasures of medieval architecture, soaring mosques, and madrasas. Navigating the maze of narrow alleys and markets can be overwhelming for anyone who doesn't know the area well, but exploring with a personal guide on this private, full-day tour means you’ll find your way straight to Islamic Cairo’s magnificent highlights, from Al-Azhar Mosque to landmarks of Al Moez Street.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$88.00
Price varies by group size
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US$88.00
Price varies by group size
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Private Day Trip To Islamic Cairo

Private Day Trip To Islamic Cairo

Starts At 10:00 am Pickup from your hotel by our expert tour guide and transfer to the Citadel of Salah El Din in Cairo Where you visit Mohamed Ali Mosque that has been considered one of the most beautful mosque in Cairo it also know as the Alabaster Mosque because its outer walls has been Covered by Alabaster Stone Then Followed by another big famous Mosque Which is Al-Rifa’i Mosque 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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$60.72
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US$60.72
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Day Tour to the Islamic Mosques in Cairo

Day Tour to the Islamic Mosques in Cairo

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Meet your tour guide in your Cairo Hotel, transfer to enjoy your day tour to the Islamic mosques in Cairo and have an enjoyable time by visiting the most important mosques in the Egyptian history, you will visit Salah El-Din Citadel and you will enjoy there 2 mosques which are Muhammad Ali Basha mosque and El Sultan Qalawon mosque, secondly you will visit El-Refaiy mosque, Sultan Hasan mosque, Ahmad Ibn-Tulon mosque to enjoy the meditation in the decoration of these amazing mosques in Cairo, after that visiting Amr Ibn el-As mosque and don't forget to take some amazing shots with your camera, finaly enjoy visiting El Sultan Al-Ghoury mosque and Sultan Barqouq mosque, at the end have lunch in good quality restaurant and return back to your hotel.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$87.00
Price varies by group size
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US$87.00
Price varies by group size
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Islamic Cairo Tour

Islamic Cairo Tour

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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
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US$72.86
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US$72.86
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Saladin Citadel, Mohamed Ali Mosque, Coptic Cairo Hanging Church

Saladin Citadel, Mohamed Ali Mosque, Coptic Cairo Hanging Church

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Combine the Saladin Citadel with the treasures of Islamic and Christian Cairo on this convenient private tour. Skip having to organize your own transport and itinerary, and tour with a guide to ensure you view the main sights. See the 12th-century Citadel and Muhammad Ali Mosque, and explore the Khan El Khalili bazaar, Hanging Church, and more with your guide providing detail that you might not otherwise hear.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$55.00
Price varies by group size
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US$55.00
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Private Guided Tour around Islamic Cairo Mosques Gates & Bazaar including Lunch

Private Guided Tour around Islamic Cairo Mosques Gates & Bazaar including Lunch

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Start your tour from your hotel by your private tour guide (licensed with a degree in Egyptology) in a private, modern a/c van with free WiFi, and explore the history of Islamic Cairo since its foundation. Start by visiting the Citadel of Saladin with its massive walls and towers. The complex includes mosque of Mohamed Ali (Alabaster Mosque), representing the Ottoman style of architecture, and the mosque of Ibn Qalaoun, representing the Mameluk style of architecture. Then move to the mosque of Sultan Hassan with its beautiful minarets and decorations along with the Mausoleum of the Sultan.Then visit the oldest mosque still intact in Egypt, the mosque of Ibn Tulun with its unique minaret Next, you can enjoy your lunch of local Egyptian food (koshary). Afterwards, move on to see the original walls and gates of Cairo dating back to the 10th century, namely Bab el Fotouh and Bab el Nasr (Gate of Victory), and visit the beautiful Fatimid mosque of Al Hakim.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$121.43
Price varies by group size
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US$121.43
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Private Unusual day trip to Islamic Cairo

Private Unusual day trip to Islamic Cairo

at 10:00 am Emo Tours guide will pick you up from your Hotel at 10:00 am and transfer you to the Most Famous mosque in Egypt which is Al Azhar Mosque if it`s Friday you will attend Jumm'ah`s Prayer then Followed by another Visit to another Famous mosque Calls Al Hussien Mosque. Over there you can do your Islamic clothing shopping as the area itself Full of Shops that sells all kind of Islamic Clothes and more Then lunch at Local Restaurant where you eat one of the most Common meal for Egyptian that Calls `Kosharii`. After Lunch continue your day Tour to some other Historical untouristic mosques that belongs to El Sayeda Zeinab Mosque in Cairo the grand daughter of the Prophet Mohamed,` May Prayers and Peace be upon him`Her Mosque stands in the heart of the square named after Al Sayeda Zeinab . Al Sayeda Zeinab is Also the youngest daughter of both Al Sayeda Fatima, the Prophet's daughter and his cousin Ali Ibn Abi Taleb and the sister of the two Imams Al Hassan and Al Hussein.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$91.08
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US$91.08
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Islamic Cairo full day old mosques

Islamic Cairo full day old mosques

Pair the flexibility of independent travel with the expertise of your own personal guide on this private door-to-door tour of Islamic Cairo. Stroll the medieval Citadel of Saladin; learn about Islam’s core beliefs at the Alabaster Mosque; shop till you drop in the notorious Khan al-Khalili bazaar; explore the vast Sultan Hassan Mosque; and discover the art of papyrus (if you wish). Please note: tour excludes entrance fees.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$65.00
Price varies by group size
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US$65.00
Price varies by group size
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4-Hour Islamic Cairo Private Tour with Al-Azhar, Khan Al-Khalili

4-Hour Islamic Cairo Private Tour with Al-Azhar, Khan Al-Khalili

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Step back in time on a 4-hour, private tour of Cairo's Islamic architecture and mosques, from the oldest mosque in the city to a 1,000-year-old Islamic University. Learn about local culture and history as you explore the city, visiting sites that include the Mosque of Al-Azhar, Al-Hussein Mosque, and Khan Al-Khalili bazaar. Traveling in a private vehicle means you avoid the hassle and expense of taxis, with an experienced guide to help bring the city's Islamic history to vivid life.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$50.00
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
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US$78.93
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US$78.93
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Full-Day Islamic Cairo: Citadel & old Mosques

Full-Day Islamic Cairo: Citadel & old Mosques

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See the Islamic sights of Cairo on a day tour with a guide educated in Egyptology. You'll check out landmarks such as the Citadel (Al-Qalaa); the Mosques of Al-Azhar, Sultan Hassan, Amr ibn al-As, and Ibn Tulun; and Khan Al-Khalili bazaar, all with a private vehicle and guide.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$58.00
Price varies by group size
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US$58.00
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Islamic Cairo full day from Cairo Giza hotel

Islamic Cairo full day from Cairo Giza hotel

Islamic Cairo full day from Cairo Giza hotel with private pick you from your hotel by our guide and private vechile to visit Islamic day tour then transfer back to your hotel
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$50.00
Price varies by group size
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Private tour Islamic Cairo

Private tour Islamic Cairo

Discover the best mosques in Cairo and spend the finest spiritual times in Islamic Cairo as well as enjoy the beauty and splendor of Islamic architecture. Cairo is called the city of a thousand minarets because it is the major Islamic capital, home of such a large number of God’s houses.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$58.00
Price varies by group size
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US$58.00
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Private Tour: Islamic Cairo including Amr Ibn-AlAs-Ibn Tulun, Sultan Hassa and El Refaa Mosques

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

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Check out some of Cairo’s most beautiful mosques, illustrating a range of Islamic architectural styles and fascinating history, during this 5-hour private tour. During your trip you’ll explore these buildings’ connection to city history and spiritual life at three locations. Visit the Mosque of Amr Ibn al-As, built in 642 AD around the time of Cairo’s founding. You’ll also see the Ibn-Tulun mosque, commissioned in the 870s AD, and explore the Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan, located near Cairo’s Citadel. Your visit also covers a private guide and vehicle, lunch, entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$51.43
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US$51.43
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Cairo layover to Giza pyramids and Islamic old Cairo

Cairo layover to Giza pyramids and Islamic old Cairo

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Make the most of your layover in Cairo with this tour, designed especially for air passengers. Your guide will pick you up at Cairo Airport and take you to Giza, the site of the Ancient Pyramids, not far from the airport. You'll then continue to the 12th-century Castle of Saladin and the Mohamed Ali Mosque before heading back to the airport for your onward flight.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$87.00
Price varies by group size
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US$87.00
Price varies by group size
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Day tour all the oldest mosque in Cairo from Cairo or Giza hotel

Day tour all the oldest mosque in Cairo from Cairo or Giza hotel

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Visit the oldest mosque in all of Cairo, The Mosque of Amr ibn al-As with this tour focused on the Egyptian capital's Islamic history. You'll also visit the Citadel of Saladin Al Ayouby, home to the Great Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali Pasha, and the Gayer Anderson Museum, among other attractions. You'll also get a chacnce to visit the city's tent-makers' market, Khayamiya, full of incredible textiles.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$84.00
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Islamic oldest Cairo mosque day tour

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Islamic oldest Cairo mosque day tour

Learn about Egypt's Islamic history while you visit the Azhar Mosque with a local guide with this tour from Cairo. Your guide will meet you at the time of your convenience and take you to Old Cairo, where you'll visit this mosque, now over a thousand years old. After your visit, you'll be transferred back to your hotel.
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  • 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$54.00
US$60.00
US$6.00 savings
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US$54.00
US$60.00
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Islamic and Coptic Cairo in one day

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Islamic and Coptic Cairo in one day

This tour can be for less price if the number of travelers is 2 or more . Our travelers will be able to see the Islamic Cairo which was for many centuries one of the power centers of the Islamic Empire with its beautiful Mosques and the area surrounding it . Al Azhar and Khan El Khalili area , the geographical and symbolic center of medieval Cairo . They will be able to see the Coptic Cairo which is the heartland of Egypt's indigenous christian community , and peace that reveals layers of history .
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$65.80
US$70.00
US$4.20 savings
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US$70.00
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Alabaster Mosque ,citadel of Saladin ,ibn tulun ,Al Azhar and el moezz street

Alabaster Mosque ,citadel of Saladin ,ibn tulun ,Al Azhar and el moezz street

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Discover some of the most spectacular sites of Islamic Cairo on this private tour, exclusively for your party. Your Egyptologist guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the Citadel area in Old Cairo where you will see the Alabaster Mosque. From its courtyard, you can see the Nile and the Pyramids in the distance. Afterward visit the mosques of Al Azhar and Ibn Tulun, as well as Al-Muizz street.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$75.00
Price varies by group size
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US$75.00
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citadel of Saladin,Mohamed Ali mosque,Ahmed Ibn Toulon Gayer and Anderson Museum

citadel of Saladin,Mohamed Ali mosque,Ahmed Ibn Toulon Gayer and Anderson Museum

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If you love architecture and are looking for something a little different on your next trip to Cairo, this tour might be just what you need. You'll visit the Citadel of Salah El Din, home to the Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque as well as the Ahmed Ibn Toulon Mosque, the largest (and one of the oldest mosques in Cairo), You'll also visit the Gayer Anderson Museum, housed in a beautifully preserved 17th century home.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$88.00
Price varies by group size
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US$88.00
Price varies by group size
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Coptic Cairo and Islamic Cairo day tour

Coptic Cairo and Islamic Cairo day tour

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Pick up from your hotel by Cecilia Egypt tour guide visiting Coptic Cairo ,the oldest churches,oldest synagogue(bin Ezra),and the so-called hanging up church and church for virgin marry .Coptic Cairo is an old area of around 1700 years old. then transfer to Islamic Cairo to the old gate of bab zwaila to see the mosque of al muaiad shaikh , al azhar mosque which the most important mosque of all Egypt finishing this by a visiting to the tourist bazaar at khan el khailiy, then transfer you back to your hotel
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$52.58
Price varies by group size
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US$52.58
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Egyptian museum Coptic Cairo and Islamic Cairo

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Egyptian museum Coptic Cairo and Islamic Cairo

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Discover the impact of three faiths—Islam, Christianity, and Judaism—on the bustling Egyptian capital during this full-day, Egyptologist-led private tour of Islamic and Coptic Cairo. See highlights like the hilltop citadel of Salah El Din and the iconic Hanging Church. Tours also include a visit to the antiquity-filled Egyptian Museum in downtown Cairo.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$53.36
US$58.00
US$4.64 savings
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US$53.36
US$58.00
US$4.64 savings
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Cairo City Tour ( Coptic, Islamic Cairo and Khan El Khalili Market )

Cairo City Tour ( Coptic, Islamic Cairo and Khan El Khalili Market )

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Discover the cultural and religious sites within Islamic Cairo and Coptic Cairo on this half-day tour. Visit significant churches and mosques such as the Hanging Church, St. Sergius, Ben Ezra Jewish Synagogue, and the Mosque of Amr ibn al-As, the first mosque in Africa. Plus, browse Cairo's largest market, the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$36.00
Price varies by group size
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US$36.00
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