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

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
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  • 8 hours
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Cairo Coptic and Islamic Day Tour

Transfer from your hotel in private vehicle with air conditioning to enjoy a day at the Islamic and Coptic places in Cairo. Visits to the Citadel of Salah al Din, where is the Alabaster Mosque of Muhamed Ali and the Palace of Al Gawhara (jewelry) built by the Mamlukies and Ottomans. Visit to the Ibn Tolon Mosque, to the Gair Anderson Museum. Transfer to the Old Cairo Area that gathers the Hanging Church and that of San Serguis. Visit to the Coptic Museum. Back to the hotel.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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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
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  • 4 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tours

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

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
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  • 8 hours
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Layover Tours

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Cairo layover to Giza pyramids and Islamic old Cairo

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
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  • 8 hours
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Half-day Tours

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

our tour guide will escort you by air conditioned vehicle to visit the first mosque was ever built in Egypt and Africa “The Mosque of Amr ibn al-As” which was originally built in 641–642 AD, as the center of the newly founded capital of Egypt, Fustat.Then, you will be transferred to one of the most Stunning construction in Cairo “The Citadel of Saladin Al Ayouby”. It was built in 12th century to fortify Cairo against the Crusaders. and the Great Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali Pasha which stands proudly on the highest point inside the courtyard of the Citadel of Saladin. The First is “Sultan Hassan Madrasa and Mosque” which is one of the extraordinary wonderful monuments in the Islamic world. The architectural parts of the complex are so terrific like the cornices, the entrance, and the monumental staircase. The Second Building is “Al Refaie Mosque” that lies right beside Sultan Hassan Madrasa.T then back to hotel
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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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 moreThen 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
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  • 8 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tours

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
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Cultural Tours

AL TANNOURA EGYPTIAN HERITAGE SHOW AT WEKALET EL GHOURY

The twirling dancers known as “tanoura” spinners or dervishes are a classic Egyptian experience. Skip the long lines and the transport haggling and book ahead to see them in the medieval surroundings of the Wekalet El Ghouri Arts Center. This small-group tour includes door-to-door round-trip transfers, a guide, and bottled water.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Tour to El Moez St. and Al Azhar Park with Dinner

visit one of the biggest Open Islamic Museum in Cairo “El Moez Street” that has been recognized one of the greatest concentration of medieval architectural treasures in the Islamic world by United Nations study. Then proceed to visit AL – Azhar park where situated on the highest part of Cairo where you can see Panoramic View of Cairo and take your dinner
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Bus & Minivan Tours

Old Islamic Cairo Tour

Tours around EgyptTour & Prices:Tour price currency is set to USD but you can pay in Euro or British pound.The prices quoted per person per tour all inclusive and prices are always updated to ensure you receive the lowest price possible. Once your tour is confirmed we guarantee the price will not be changed.Accessible ToursOur Tours can be wheelchair please advise at time of booking if requiredVegetarian Optionis available,please advise at time of booking if requiredAdditional Entry TicketsAll tours don’t include entrance fees to special archaeological sites such as walking inside one of the pyramid to see the deep burial chambers and the Mummies Room at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo or to enter the Tomb of Tutankhamen at Valley of the Kings in Luxor are also available at extra costChildren Policy0 – 01.99 Free of Charge2- 11.99 pay 50% of tour price12+ pay full tour price as per adult personIf your tour includes airfare then an extra charges for your children may apply
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Half-day Tours

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
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  • 6 hours
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Bus & Minivan Tours

UNUSUAL DAY TRIP TO ISLAMIC CAIRO

Visit Al Azhar MosqueVisit El Huessien MosqueVisit El sayida Zainab MosqueVisit El Sayida Nafesa MosqueVisit Amr Ibn Elas Mosque Private TourHassle FreeNo Hidden CostsOne Price
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Day Trips

Private Tour To El-Moez Street, Cairo Tower & El-Fishawy Café

Egypt Royal Tours - Tour guide will pick up you at 9:00Am from your Hotel to visit one of the oldest streets in Egypt “ El Moez Le Din Allah” Street, the eloquent witness for historical Cairo with the various monuments spread along both sides of the street Located Such as Bab El Fetouh and Bab El Nasr, etc...One of the best views is from the Cairo Tower, located on Gezira Island (Zemalak) just north of the Museum of Modern Art which provides a panoramic vision of Cairo. Then visiting El-Fishawy Café, A Café that hosted kings, princes and artists Turning from a small local Café (Ahwa) to the most popular Coffee shop in El- Hussein area in Cairo, El- Fishawy coffee shop, the oldest café in the heart of Khan El-khalili was the place that hosted kings, princes, famous artists and intellectuals who narrated various stories and events that passed from one generation to another about the place since it was built in 1771 AD.
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  • 2 to 5 hours
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  • 2 to 5 hours
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Cultural Tours

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

Half Day Islamic tour to the Alabaster Mosque citadel of Saladin ibn tulun Al Azhar and el moezz street highly recommended
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Bus & Minivan Tours

Private Tour to El Moez St. and Al Azhar Park with Dinner

Egypt Royal Tours guide will pick up you at 6:00PM from your Hotel to start your tour visiting one of the oldest streets in Egypt “ El Moez Le Din Allah” Street, the eloquent witness for historical Cairo Such as Bab El Fetouh and Bab El Nasr, then move towards the northern side of the city, in El Darb El Asfar, the most Ancient quarter of Islamic Cairo monuments,The most beautiful Islamic street in CairoEnd your Day tour by will spending a romantic and lovely time in Al Azhar Park which is the highest point in Cairo, located in the heart of old historic Cairo and commanding stunning panoramic view of Cairo as it`s located on the high ground that helps to see Panoramic View of Cairo City
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Historical & Heritage Tours

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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
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  • 4 hours
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Cultural Tours

Full-Day Tour of Historical Mosques in Cairo

Cairo might be best-known for its ancient wonders, but the Egyptian capital is packed with world-class Islamic treasures. Cover the city’s four most famous mosques during this enriching guided tour.Friday tours have the option to join prayers.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Day Tour to the Islamic Mosques in Cairo

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
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  • 5 hours
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full-day Islamic Cairo tour from Cairo Giza hotels

Cairo is home to one of the largest concentrations of mosques and Islamic sites on earth, and with this tour you can see some of the finest. With a local guide by your side, visit the Citadel, (home of the beautiful Alabaster Mosque), the Mosque of Sultan Hassan, and the Refa’i Masjid. After a stop for lunch (own expense), take the time to see the Masjid of Ahmed Ibn Tulunall which is one of the oldest Islamic monuments in Cairo before returning to your hotel.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Half day tour in Islamic Cairo

witness the Islamic civilization
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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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
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  • 8 hours
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Cairo by Night

Cairo by Night Tour visiting Abdeen Palace, The Monument to the Unknown Soldier, Al-Fishawi Cafe and Al-Moez Street.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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