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Get a personal introduction to Cairo’s most remarkable Islamic sites on a full-day, private walking tour of the Old City’s mosques, historic streets and madrasas with lunch at a local restaurant. Explore over 1,000 years of Cairo history in the UNESCO-listed district, where ancient fortifications shelter a maze of narrow streets. Follow your guide to discover Old City Cairo’s highlights and hidden gems, with plenty of time to visit the places that interest you most.

Highlights

  • Full-day walking tour of historic Cairo's Islamic sites
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • See the city's key landmarks
  • Lunch included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

What You Can Expect

Meet your guide at your Cairo hotel, and travel to the Old City in a private, air-conditioned van with WiFi on board. Start the day at the Mosque of Ahmad ibn Tulun, then continue on foot to Bab Zuweila, one of three surviving gates to 10th-century Fatamid Cairo. Trace a route down Muezz Street to Al Khayam Yah, where artisans have sewn ceremonial tents for weddings and celebrations since medieval times.

Visit a series of religious landmarks: explore the 15th-century mosque-mausoleum of Circassian Sultan al-Mu’ayyad Shaykh, the moving Sabil-Kuttab of Tusun Pasha, and the Mosque of al-Azhar, which has been a center of Islamic theology for over 1,000 years.

Dive back into modern life in Khan el-Khalili bazaar, where you’ll find aisles of colorful stalls overflowing with handicrafts, antiques and perfumes. Take in the hospital, madrasa and mausoleum built by Sultan al-Mansur Qalawun in the 13th-century and the madrasa-khanqah of Sultan Barquq.
See the Old City’s Museum of Textiles and the Mosque of al-Aqmar, then visit Bayt al-Sihaymi to get a glimpse of daily life in an Ottoman Cairene household. End your walk at the northern walls and gates, then finish the day with return transfer to your hotel.

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