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Day Tour to Islamic Old Cairo and Al-kalili Bazaar

5/5

( 245 Reviews )

Cairo

duration

Duration : 8 hours

location

Tour location : Cairo

correct

Availability : Runs everyday

tour-guide

Tour type : private tour

Overview

Cairo, the capital of Egypt, was founded in 969 AD. As the city grew over time, it came to absorb the older capitals that had been founded nearby since the Arab conquest in 641 AD, such as al-Fustat. The full-day tour to Islamic old Cairo provides you with the most wonderful Islamic monuments built in this millennium city through a century. Explore Al-Mu’izz Street which is considered as the largest open-air museum for Islamic monuments in the world, and a unique heritage site that was added to The UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979, the citadel of Saladin; one of the most iconic monuments in Islamic Cairo, and among the most impressive defensive fortresses dating to the Middle Ages, The mosque of Mohamed Ali (Alabaster mosque), The Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan which is one of the largest and architecturally exquisite mosques in all of Egypt  and its nineteenth century neighbor al‑Rifa’i mosque, plus the ancient mosque of Ibn Tulun which is considered the second oldest mosque extant in Egypt and the only remaining monument in the City of Qata’i’, the old capital of Egypt established in  870 AD. Explore the medieval market of Al-Kalili with its authentic and oriental atmosphere.

Highlights:

  • Citadel of Saladin
  • Mosque of Mohamed ali (Alabaster Mosque)
  •  The Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan
  • Al‑Rifa’i mosque
  • Ibn Tulun mosque
  • Al-Mu’izz Street
  • Al-Kalili Bazaar

Additional adds-on:

Felucca ride on the Nile

Itinerary

Egitours Egyptologist tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle to enjoy such marvelous tour to old Cairo starting with the citadel of Saladin which was the official residence of the rulers of Egypt till the mid-nineteenth century. It includes many monuments inside, however; the most spectacular one is the nineteenth century mosque of Mohamed Ali where your guide will lead you to explore its unique Turkish design and its highly decorated inner ceiling, then proceed to visit the so called “the pearl of Islamic architecture”, mosque of Sultan Hassan and its nineteenth century neighbor al‑Rifa’I which includes the royal cemetery of the kings and queens of Mohamed Ali Pasha’s dynasty. Next, you will be guided to visit the oldest mosque in Cairo that still maintaining its authentic design and one of the oldest mosques ever erected in Egypt; the mosque of Ibn Tulun. Then you will be transferred to have a walking tour through one of the ancient streets of Cairo, Al-Mu’izz Street which is considered as the largest open-air museum for Islamic monuments in the world with its plenty of mosques and old mansions. End your tour with a walking tour within Cairo old bazaar Al-Kalili. At the end, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

The tour includes:

  • Entrance fees of all the sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Transportation from hotel and return in a private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Private Egyptologist tour guide.
  • Bottled water.
  • All service charges and taxes.

The tour excludes:

  • Tipping.
  • Any other service not mentioned in the itinerary.

Prices Policy

Prices Quoted Per Person in U.S.D ($)

Private Car + Guide + Entry fees
$85 Single Person
$55 For 2 Persons
$45 From 3 to 5 People
$35 Above 6 People
$25 Child from (6 to11 Y)
Child Below 6 Years  Free of charge
Private Car + Guide + Entry fees + Lunch
$100 Single Person
$60 For 2 Persons
$55 From 3 to 5 People
$40 Above 6 People
$30 Child from (6 to11 Y)
Child Below 6 Years  Free of charge

 

Only Private Car with Driver
$45 Single Person
$25 For 2 Persons
$17.5 From 3 to 5 People
$10 Above 6 People
$5 Child from (6 to11 Y)
Child Below 6 Years  Free of charge

 

Private Car + Guide
$65 Single Person
$35 For 2 Persons
$25 From 3 to 5 People
$20 Above 6 People
$15 Child from (6 to11 Y)
Child Below 6 Years  Free of charge

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