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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

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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
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Islamic and Christian Cairo Day Tour including Lunch

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Islamic and Christian Cairo Day Tour including Lunch

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Explore Cairo’s dynamic Christian and Islamic history on a walking day tour of the old city. The outing is divided into two segments. First you’ll visit Christian Coptic Cairo—among the most important locations for Christians in Egypt—and visit a church and a synagogue. After a lunch break at a local restaurant, continue on to learn about Islamic Cairo, where you’ll have the opportunity to enter two mosques.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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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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  • 4 hours
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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
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Private half 4-Hours hanging church Coptic Cairo castle of Saladin Islamic Cairo

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Private half 4-Hours hanging church Coptic Cairo castle of Saladin Islamic Cairo

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Experience the magic of Old Cairo, a UNESCO World Heritage site, with none of the street hassles on this comprehensive private tour. Start at the Citadel of Saladin and the Alabaster Mosque; proceed to the Mosque of Ibn Tulun, the Fort of Babylon, and the Hanging Church; finish at the Church of Abu Serga before returning to your hotel.
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  • 4 hours
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Half Day Tour to Khan Elkhalili & Islamic Cairo

Half Day Tour to Khan Elkhalili & Islamic Cairo

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See Cairo from a fresh perspective on this private tour of ancient mosques, streets, bazaars, and more of the old walled city, Islamic Cairo. Your private driver picks up and drops off direct from your Cairo or Giza hotel, with onboard Wi-Fi to ensure you don’t waste a minute. Your Egyptologist clues you in to sights including the notorious Khan Al-Khalili, the ancient city gates, and a 16th-century trading inn.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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Day Tour To The Egyptian Museum Islamic Cairo Christian Coptic Cairo

Day Tour To The Egyptian Museum Islamic Cairo Christian Coptic Cairo

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Get an in-depth overview of Egypt’s rich history on a private tour of Cairo. Visit the Egyptian Museum and discover one of the most important collections of ancient Egyptian antiquities in the world including the treasures of King Tutankhamen. Then learn about Egypt’s religions as you visit sites such as the Islamic Mosque of Muhammad Ali and the Coptic Hanging Church from the 3rd century.
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  • 8 hours
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Egyptian museum ,Islamic Cairo, old Cairo day and local market bazaars

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Egyptian museum ,Islamic Cairo, old Cairo day and local market bazaars

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private day tour from your hotel in cairo or Giza to enjoy your full day tour with our private guide and car   to visit Egyptian museum , Coptic Cairo, Islamic Cairo and local bazaars , Do You Have A Free Day While You Tour Egypt? Then Reserve Your Cairo Day Tours To The Exciting Egyptian Museum Tour And Coptic Churches In Cairo. Our Guide Will Take You To See The Old Churches, Mosques, And Synagogue In Cairo During Your 8 Hours Cairo City Tour. Book Your Cairo Private Tours And Daily Excursions Now!
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  • 8 hours
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Private 8-hours Egyptian museum , Coptic Cairo and Islamic Cairo

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Private 8-hours 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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  • 8 hours
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Private Tour to Egyptian Museum, Coptic Cairo, and Islamic Cairo

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Private Tour to Egyptian Museum, Coptic Cairo, and Islamic Cairo

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Cover thousands of years of Egyptian history—and three major belief systems—on this private tour to the Egyptian Museum, plus Islamic, Coptic, and Jewish sights in Old Cairo. Highlights include the famous death mask of King Tut, the 3rd-century Hanging Church, and Saladin Citadel, built from limestone blocks taken from the Giza Pyramids.
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  • 8 hours
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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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  • 6 hours
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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
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Saladin Citadel, Mohamed Ali Mosque, Coptic Cairo Hanging Church

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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 hours
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Cairo Museum, Coptic Cairo, Cairo Citadel, Islamic Cairo & Khan El-Khalili Tour

Cairo Museum, Coptic Cairo, Cairo Citadel, Islamic Cairo & Khan El-Khalili Tour

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With over 1,000 years of history, downtown Cairo is a destination in its own right. Your private guide shields you from the hassle and hustle and keeps you informed on this door-to-door tour, with a restaurant lunch overlooking the Nile. Highlights include the Cairo Citadel and the Alabaster Mosque, Coptic Cairo with the Hanging Church, the Egyptian Museum, and the Khan Al-Khalili bazaar. Entrance fees are at your own expense.
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  • 7 to 10 hours
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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
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full-day Giza pyramids, Islamic and Coptic Cairo from Cairo Giza hotels

full-day Giza pyramids, Islamic and Coptic Cairo from Cairo Giza hotels

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Spend a day exploring the Pyramids along with Egypt’s most important religious sites with this full-day private tour from Cairo. Start by exploring the Giza Pyramids and the adjacent Sphinx, followed by a visit to the Saladin Citadel and the Mohamed Asli Mosque in Cairo. Then head to the Coptic sites of Old Cairo, including the Hanging Church and the Holy Crypt before returning to your hotel.
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  • 8 hours
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