Islamic Cairo Tours

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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 Islamic Cairo and Tannoura Sufi Dance Show In Wekalet el Ghouri

Dive into old, Islamic Cairo on a private full-day tour, including lunch, dinner and a ‘tannoura’ whirling dervish show. Exploring by air-conditioned minivan and foot with an expert guide, discover this medieval city-within-a-city, Cairo’s oldest quarter, as you hear about its rich history. Visit the Ottoman-style Muhammad Ali Mosque at Saladin’s Citadel, and see the Sultan Hassan, Ibn Tulun and other mosques. After lunch, stroll through markets to three of Cairo’s medieval gates, and enjoy an Egyptian dinner and hypnotic evening courtyard ‘tannoura’ show at the Wekalet el Ghouri center.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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US$57,52
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Tour From Cairo: Bazaar of Cairo, Islamic and Old Cairo

Explore Old Cairo’s Coptic and Islamic landmarks then tour a celebrated bazaar on a full-day trip through Egypt’s vibrant, historic capital. See the ‘Hanging Church’ and the Church of Saint Sergius and Bacchus, then visit a synagogue on the legendary spot where baby Moses was found. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant (own expense), and take a walking tour along a mosque-lined street. Finish your tour at Cairo’s famous old bazaar, where vendors hawk vibrant displays of spices, perfume and souvenirs from around the country.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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US$55,00
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Discover Cairo: Coptic Islamic Tour, Christian Churches and Babylon Fortress

Retrace the steps taken by the Holy Family thousands of years ago on this private, 4-hour tour of some of the oldest Christian churches in the world. Visit the Coptic Cairo museum, featuring a collection of ancient Egyptian Christian artwork, objects and manuscripts. See the Babylon Fortress, the Coptic Museum, the Hanging Church, the Greek Church of Saint George and many other Coptic churches and historical sites. Also, explore Islamic Cairo, known for its world-famous mosques and monuments. All necessary entrance fees, plus a Cairo hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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US$38,00
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Tour: Islamic Cairo including Amr Ibn-AlAs-Ibn Tulun, Sultan Hassa and El Refaa Mosques

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.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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US$45,00
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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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
  • Duration: 6 hours
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US$29,00
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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3-Day Tour around Cairo and to Alexandria from Cairo

Take the strain out of itinerary planning on this action-packed 3-day private tour of Cairo and Alexandria. See the pyramids at Giza, Saqqara, and Dahshur, and ride a camel across the desert; explore the Egyptian Museum, the Alabaster Mosque, and the Khan Al-Khalili bazaar, and ride a felucca on the Nile; admire the library, the catacombs, the Citadel of Qaitbay, and Pompey’s Pillar. Tour includes lunch and door-to-door round-trip transfers.
  • Duration: 3 days
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  • Duration: 3 days
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Full Day Tour Visiting Coptic and Islamic Cairo

Visit Cairo’s religious landmarks on a full-day 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. 
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Day Tour: Discover Coptic and Islamic Cairo

Explore the holy sites of two ancient religions with a full-day tour of Cairo’s Coptic and Islamic landmarks. See the hanging church in the heart of old Cairo, and enter the crypt at Abu Serga, built on the legendary spot that sheltered the holy family. Visit a thousand-year old Greek Orthodox church before enjoying an Egyptian lunch, then spend the afternoon discovering Cairo’s Islamic traditions. Walk the palisades of Egypt’s oldest mosque, and pass the walls of the medieval Cairo Citadel to enter the exquisite alabaster mosque.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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US$20,00
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Cairo Day Tour Visiting Coptic Cairo: Abu Serga Church, Islamic Citadel and Mosques Lunch Included

Discover Cairo’s Coptic, Jewish and Islamic traditions on a full-day cultural tour that includes Abu Serga Church and the Citadel of Cairo. Step into the sanctuaries of the city’s most important Coptic churches, from the 4th-century Abu Serga to the elegant Hanging Church, visit a synagogue built where baby Moses was purportedly found and see celebrated mosques and madrassas. Finish your tour on the medieval fortifications of Saladin’s Citadel of Cairo, which protect the graceful domes and minarets of the Alabaster Mosque. 
  • Duration: 8 hours
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US$50,00
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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All Cairo Sights In 3 days with Private Guide with Hotel Accommodation in DownTown

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Cairo on a 3-day stay in Egypt’s intoxicating capital. Discover Cairo’s ancient marvels with your own private Egyptologist guide, and explore the evocative souks, churches and landmarks in and around Old Cairo. Ponder the mysteries of the Great Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza; see the ruins at Sakkara and Memphis; view ancient mummies and Tutankhamun’s treasures at the Egyptian Museum; roam the Khan el-Khalili bazaar and more. Two nights’ accommodation in a small downtown hotel, daily breakfasts and round-trip airport transfers are included.
  • Duration: 3 days
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US$200,00
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  • Duration: 3 days
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3-Day Private Cairo Stopover Tour: Pyramids, Sphinx, Tutankhamen Treasures and Ben Ezra Synagogue

Check out the ancient Egyptian, Coptic and Islamic monuments Cairo on a 2-night stopover in Egypt’s capital. Visit the Great Pyramids, Sphinx and Valley Temple at Giza; lay eyes on the glittering treasures of Tutankhamun at the Egyptian Museum; see the Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue in the Coptic quarter; and enjoy photo stops at Cairo’s greatest mosques and Islamic monuments. Two nights’ hotel accommodation, plus two breakfasts, guided tours with a qualified Egyptologist, and transport and airport transfers at the start and end of the tour are included.
  • Duration: 3 days
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US$63,00
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  • Duration: 3 days
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Private Day Tour to Old Cairo

Explore old Cairo’s religious legends and landmarks on a full-day private tour from your hotel in Giza or Cairo. Customize the tour to your interests, and see how the city’s Islamic, Coptic and Jewish inhabitants have worshiped for milennia. Discover the Hanging Church and the Church of St. Sergius, then visit the Churches of St. George and St. Barbara. Take in the soaring minarets of Cairo’s most important mosques, then take views of the city from the Citadel of Saladin’s medieval fortifications. 
  • Duration: 7 hours
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US$83,00
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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6-Night Tour to Giza and Hurghada from Cairo

Combine world-class sightseeing with a relaxing beach vacation on this double-duty Egypt tour. First, take in must-see sights like the Egyptian Museum, Islamic Cairo, and the Giza Pyramids. Then, enjoy free time to relax along the Red Sea in sunny, coastal Hurghada. Tours include four-star accommodation, a camel ride, and comfortable vehicle transfers in an air-conditioned van.
  • Duration: 7 days
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US$428,57
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  • Duration: 7 days
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Day Tour to Citadel and Coptic and Islamic Cairo

Explore the Citadel and Coptic and Islamic history of Cairo on a 5-hour tour. Travel with a qualified Egyptologist guide to the Citadel of Saladin, built to combat Crusader armies in the 1100s. Enter the fortifications to view the Mohammed Ali Mosque, known as the Alabaster Mosque. Learn about Cairo’s Christian history on a tour of its Coptic churches, including the famous Hanging Church; and see the Ben Ezra Synagogue. Stop for lunch along the way, and stroll the narrow lanes of the Khan el-Khalili bazaar, Cairo’s old souk.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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US$70,00
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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3-Day Cairo Sightseeing Tour

Witness the iconic highlights and history-steeped streets, souks and landmarks of Cairo on this 3-day experience, including two nights’ 5-star hotel accommodation. After arriving at your hotel, enjoy two days of sightseeing with a private Egyptologist guide. Visit the Great Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza; see the ancient Djoser stepped pyramid at Sakkara; and explore the Egyptian Museum, Khan el-Khalili bazaar and other monuments. Plus, enjoy a Nile dinner cruise on the first or second evening. Your experience also includes two breakfasts, transportation by air-conditioned minivan and round-trip airport transfers.
  • Duration: 3 days
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US$500,00
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  • Duration: 3 days
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Private 2-Day Transit to Cairo for a Tour of the Pyramids, Sphinx and Egyptian Museum

Check through the historical and religious highlights of Cairo in a whistle-stop 2-day tour of Egypt’s capital, with overnight hotel accommodation, transport and guided visits included. Marvel at the Great Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza; visit the spectacular Egyptian Museum to see Tutankhamun’s treasures and other age-old artifacts; and tour Old Cairo to admire Coptic churches, the Ben Ezra Synagogue, and Islamic mosques and monuments. Learn the stories behind each sight from a qualified Egyptologist guide, and relax with breakfast and round-trip airport transfers.
  • Duration: 2 days
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US$52,00
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  • Duration: 2 days
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Tour to Cairo from Luxor by Train with First Class Seat

Travel to Cairo to see the Egyptian capital’s treasures—all without flying or having to worry about tickets and transfers—on this private 2-night tour by rail from Luxor. Enjoy the experience of traveling first-class by overnight train, and in Cairo, experience a private tour of the Giza Pyramids, Egyptian Museum, Old Cairo, and more before your return rail journey. Entry fees, lunch, and round-trip hotel transfers are included.
  • Duration: 1 day
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US$150,00
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  • Duration: 1 day
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Private 11-day Tour as an Expert and Egyptology, unique ancient experience back to 7000 BC by Nile cruise

11 days prepare yourself to be Egyptologist. If you want to combined Nile & sun beside culture & history register for this tour, you will experience all ancient Egypt as an Expert, this unique tour will let you know more secrets of Pharaonic Islamic Coptic civilizations, Millions were tour classical Egypt, but you are not like them, we tailor new itinerary that little seen by others Visit Djoser Sakkara the 3rd Dynasty 2650 BC, The mystery of the 100 ton ‘boxes’ at the Serapeum of Saqqara, the Red and the Bent Pyramid built for king Senefru the father of king Cheops (4th dynasty of the old Kingdom) Drive to Alexandria visit the fort of Qaitbey was built in the 10th AD century, the Virgin Mary church built in the 3rd century, the Tombs of the Nobles, the Village of the Artisians, the Ramessium and the tomb of Ramose and the Temple of Amenhotep 111
  • Duration: 10 to 15 days
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US$601,00
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  • Duration: 10 to 15 days
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2 days pyramids and old city

2 days pyramids and old city include airport pick up and drop off cairo airport with private car and guide
  • Duration: 2 to 3 days
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US$63,00
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  • Duration: 2 to 3 days
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Day Tour to Cairo from Luxor by Flight

Get to know the city of Cairo on this guided, full-day adventure. Fly from Luxor, on the east bank of the Nile River, to Egypt’s capital city for a comprehensive sightseeing tour. Visit popular attractions like the Great Pyramid of Giza, the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza pyramid complex; the Great Sphinx, a large half-human, half-lion statue; the Egyptian Museum, home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiques and more. Flight tickets, transfers, all entry fees and lunch are included.
  • Duration: 1 day
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US$400,00
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  • Duration: 1 day
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Cairo Giza Alexandria highlights 3 days

Cairo Giza Alexandria highlights 3 days with airport pick up and drop off with private guide and car from your hotel in cairo or giza
  • Duration: 3 to 4 days
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US$97,00
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  • Duration: 3 to 4 days
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Full Tour Cairo, Pyramids, Nile & Oasis 15 Days - 14 Nights (Oasis To consult )

You will be See all of Egypt’s main attractions in 15 days - 14 Nights to visiting the Giza Pyramids, Sphinx and Old Cairo, the beautiful Western Desert, and the ancient wonders of the Nile Valley on a Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan.
  • Duration: 15 days
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US$1 651,88
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  • Duration: 15 days
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3 day Cairo Alexandria package

3 day Cairo Alexandria package with hotel pick up from cairo or giza hotel by private tour guide and vehicle  we are ready too to arrange for you airport pick up
  • Duration: 3 days
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US$95,00
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  • Duration: 3 days
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4 days Cairo tours with round airport transfers

4 days tours in cairo with round airport transfer  airport pick up then tour to giza pyramids , sakkara ,Memphis if you come late ,next second day second day :  alexandia third day  : Egyptian museum , Coptic Cairo fourth Islamic : Cairo then airport transfer or next day or night , we have flexibility
  • Duration: 4 days
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US$87,00
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  • Duration: 4 days
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