Meet your guide at a centrally located park or mosque, and continue to an all-star list of Cairo’s remarkable historic landmarks. Step into the Circassian Mamluk period at Al-Ishaqi mosque, and learn about the 15th-century prince who built its intricate facades and tiered minaret. Enter the old city through Bab Zuweila gate, a stunning remnant of Fatimid Cairo, where you can listen to stories about the long (and sometimes bloody) history of the site. Explore the distinctive 12th-century architecture of Al-Salih Tala’I mosque, then continue to the Faraj ibn Barquq, a funerary complex that may have also been a traditional madrasa.
Visit a remarkable lineup of sites in the heart of the old city: Sabil-Kuttab, Al Kurdi mosque, Gani Bek mosque, Al Burdayni mosque, Saint Safiyya mosque and the Museum of Islamic Art, which has one of the world’s greatest collections of art and artifacts from around the Islamic world.
Continue through Cairo’s mosques, madrasas and mausoleums, and learn the remarkable history of Al Azhar University, among the oldest continually operating universities in the world.