Full Private Day to Islamic Cairo,Citadel of Salah Aldin &Khan El-Khalili Bazaar

On this tour of Egypt, explore Cairo, its architecture and its bustling city life. Explore the local markets and jewellery shops at El Khalili, built in the 14th Century AD. Admire the colourful, handmade wares on display. For some history, explore the Citadel of Salah El Din, located atop the El Moqattam hills, enjoy panoramic views of Cairo.
Admire the artistic beauty of Islamic monuments in the mosques, houses, fortresses and many other buildings influenced by the religion and culture of Islam. Explore the Ahmad-Ibn Tulun Mosque, one of the earliest and the largest mosques built in Islamic Egypt. Appreciate its gypsum ornamentation and religious Islamic engravings.

per adult from

$89

NZD

Duration

8 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Qualified tour guide
    • Hotel pick up and drop off in air-conditioned vehicle
    • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
    • Lunch
    • Bottled water on board
    • WiFi on board
    • Private transportation
    • All taxes and service charge
    • Entrance fees to mentioned sights
    • Entry/Admission - Mosque of Ibn Tulun
    • Entry/Admission - Al-Azhar Mosque
    • Entry/Admission - Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan
    • Entry/Admission - Gayer-Anderson Museum (Bayt al-Kiritliya)
    • Entry/Admission - Mosque of Muhammad Ali
    • Entry/Admission - Khan Al-Khalili
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Mosque of Ibn Tulun, Al-Basatin, off Al-Saliba Street, Cairo 11511 Egypt

    Ahmed Ibn Tulun Mosque: It is the third mosque built in Islamic Egypt. It was completed in 878 AD by Al Amir Ahmed Ibn Tulun, founder of the Tulunid Dynasty. The mosque is known for its varied gypsum ornamentations and engravings. It has a unique minaret with staircase from the outside.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Al-Azhar Mosque, Mohammed Abdou El-Darb El-Ahmar, Cairo 11511 Egypt

    Al Azhar: It is the first mosque of Fatimide Cairo, built by Jawhar Al-Sekelli, commander of the armies of Al-Mo’ez le Din Allah. The mosque has three minarets, one if which is a twin minaret from the age of Sultan Al Gohari.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, Maydan Salah al-Din, Cairo 11511 Egypt

    Sultan Hassan School and Mosques: It is regarded as the pearl of Islamic architecture. It was set up by sultan Hassan Ibn Mohammed Ibn Qalawoun in the 14th century as a mosque and school for the four Islamic doctrines. It covers an area of 7,906 metre square, with a 38-metre high entrance - the most splendid entrance of Islamic monuments in Egypt.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Gayer-Anderson Museum (Bayt al-Kiritliya), 4 Maydan Ibn Tulun Old Cairo, Cairo 11511 Egypt

    Gayer-Anderson Museum: The museum was founded in 1937 in two ancient residences, the Beit el-Kiridiliya from 1632 and the Beit Amna Bent Salim from 1540. In the museum, you will come across the private collection of Major Gayer-Anderson besides furniture, glassware, crystal, carpets, silks and embroidered Arab costumes. Several rooms on the third floor have been reconstructed to house the collections

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Mosque of Muhammad Ali, Al Abageyah Qism El-Khalifa, Cairo 11511 Egypt

    After exploring the Islamic monuments of Cairo, stop for lunch at a local restaurant.

    Further on, proceed to the Citadel of Salah El Din. It was built by Salah El Din El Ayoubi in 1183 AD in the medieval castle style. The citadel comprises a number of important monuments including the Mosque of Soliman Pasha, the 90 metre deep Joseph’s well, the Alabaster Mosque of Mohammed Ali. The walls of the mosque are coated with alabaster and had gild-decorated crowns.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Khan Al-Khalili, Cairo Egypt

    Further on, proceed to the Khan El Kahili Bazaar and El Sagha (jewellery shops). It is one of the earliest and greatest markets in the Middle East. Built in the 14th century, it has many stores exhibiting a wonderful collection of jewellery, wooden artefacts embossed with pearls, leather ware, embroidered dresses and a range of impressive souvenirs.

    After exploring the market, you will be dropped back to your hotel in Cairo.

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Cairo Intl Airport, Cairo Egypt
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Lands of Egypt

Activity ID: V-175595P56

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