• Location: Cairo, Egypt
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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A unique blend of cemetery and residential neighborhood, Cairo’s City of the Dead is a fascinating place to explore. Visit its shops, tombs, houses, and mausoleums on a 4-hour, private tour for your group of up to 15 people. This guided experience includes round-trip hotel transport, and a trip to the Mosque of Ibn Tulun, one of the oldest mosques in the city.

Highlights

  • Private, half-day tour of City of the Dead and the Mosque of Ibn Tulum
  • See life in a Cairo neighborhood
  • Explore with a local guide
  • Round trip hotel transfer included
  • Van equipped with Wi-Fi
  • Private tour for up to 15 people

What You Can Expect

Begin with pickup at your Cairo or Giza hotel, and travel to the City of the Dead in an air-conditioned minivan that’s Wi-Fi equipped and stocked with bottled water. Visit the neighborhood on foot with a local guide, and learn the history of the cemetery, which has been used for more than 1,000 years. Take in scenes of daily life here, where tombs have been transformed into houses for the living, valuable real estate in a crowded, growing city. Stroll down streets filled with shops and children playing, as non-residents visit their deceased relatives’ tombs and mausoleums.

Continue to the Mosque of Ibn Tulun, a historic mosque that was commissioned by Ahmad Ibn Tulun in the 9th century. According to local legend, the mosque is built on the site that Noah’s ark was grounded after a historic flood, and even the mosque’s minarets and architecture are surrounded by local myths and stories. After visiting the mosque, make the return trip to your accommodations, where this tour concludes.

Customer Reviews

Jennifer d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Our tour guide Mady was extremely knowledgable and was able to teach us a lot of stuff ans challenge the knowledge we did know already. He was very attentive to our needs and made sure we had the opportunity to ask questions and review our own curiousities of a new culture and religion.

The city of the Dead was interesting to see, it is a pretty quick drive through but the history of it was very interesting to learn about.

sabastiano d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Mady Osama you LEGEND !!!
What a fantastic tour with you, your knowledge of Egypt is fantastic!
I would return to Egypt just for your tour again.
I will see you soon wnen you come shark diving here in South Africa.

Hatti A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

This tour was absolutely fantastic and I would highly recommend it! Out guide went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and show us around, even organising us an evening dinner cruise as we had no other plans. really highly recommended! Shokran habibi!

Sharon M

4 star rating: Recommended October 2017

Great guide, charming, very animated and informative, I really enjoyed talking with him.
My only complaint was that the tour was too short. It was supposed to be a half day tour and it was only 2 and a half hours including travel time, so I saw very little of the City of the Dead, it would have been nice to see more, shops in the cemetery.

Roxanne.brough

1 star rating: I do not recommend this November 2017

Unfortunately another tour that our money was wasted on. Our tour guide told us that this tour was in bad taste. She said that the people that live in the City of the Dead were not happy to have us in there area. They feel that this tour was being taken to show them little respect for their living conditions. Please save your money unless you don't mind feel very demoralized.

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