Islamic Cairo Major Sights Tour

Travel back in time to the glory days of Islamic Cairo, and see some of the medieval and Ottoman city's greatest religious monuments, on this 4-hour private guided tour. Admire ancient mosques and madrasa, medieval Citadel's walls and gates, and a lot more. .Greet your private guide at the main gate of your hotel or accommodation at a time of your choosing: any time between 9am and 11am.

Islamic Cairo Major Mosques list:
Mosque of Muhammed Ali
Al-Nasir Muhammad mosque
Mosque of Ibn Tulun
Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan
Al-Rifa'i Mosque
Mosque of Amr Ibn As

For further additional in-depth visits please see our best seller product the "Islamic Cairo History Tour" which has the rest of the following great mosques among its itinerary:
Aqsunqur (the Blue) mosque
Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah Mosque
Al Azhar mosque

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4 to 5 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Entrance fees
    • Bottled water
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Local guide
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Transport by air-conditioned coach
    • Entry/Admission - Cairo Citadel
    What's excluded :
    • Drinks
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities (recommended)
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

    As you may enter working mosques, please dress modestly – long, loose clothes that cover arms and legs – and wear shoes that are easy to remove: women should also bring a scarf to cover their hair. Please note that a few sites close to the public at 5pm. You'll start your tour of some of the highlights of historic Cairo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, by strolling through the Citadel, built by Saladin, founder of the Ayubbid dynasty.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Al-Nasser Mohammed Ibn Kalawoun, Passage Inside Salah Al Din, Al Abageyah, El-Khalifa, Cairo Governorate, Egypt

    As you only have 2-5 hours for this tour, you'll admire most of the sites from outside: either choose 3 to 4 monuments to visit or ask your guide for recommendations.From the citadel, you'll see the Mosque of Sultan Hassan, the Refaie Mosque, the Giza pyramids (if it's not foggy), the Ibn Tulun Mosque (the oldest mosque in the city surviving in its original form, and the largest mosque in Cairo in terms of land area), and the famous Cairo tower.

    Duration: 30 minutes

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

    Stroll through the Alabaster mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha, Cairo's best-preserved & most iconic, most beautiful mosque, to the al-Nasir Muhammad mamluk Mosque. Enjoy a feast of historic religious & military architecture as you admire the monuments inside this great fortress.

    Duration: 30 minutes

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

    Pause for a while to absorb the full scale of the Giants: Sultan Hassan & Refaie religious archaeological complex, built at the middle of the fourteenth century.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Al-Rifa'i Mosque, El-Refaey, El-Darb El-Ahmar, Cairo Governorate, Egypt

    You'll finish your tour with a couple of Cairo's better-known mosques: the Mosque of Abu Dahab (the father of Gold. A wealthy ottoman army leader who once "or more than once" threw gold over the poor as means of charity, hence his name), and the 10th-century al-Azhar Mosque, home to one of the oldest surviving Islamic universities in the world.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Mosque of Amr Ibn El-Aas, Cairo Egypt

    Your final stop is the notorious downtown: you may wish to enjoy lunch or a non-alcoholic drink at one of the famous Restaurants and Cafes of this lively vivid buzzing Cairo City Center (the Paris along the Nile) Downtown, Cairo.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Cairo Citadel, Salah Salem St, Cairo 11511 Egypt

    The Citadel of Cairo or Citadel of Saladin is a medieval Islamic-era fortification in Cairo, Egypt, built by Salah ad-Din (Saladin) and further developed by subsequent Egyptian rulers. It was the seat of government in Egypt and the residence of its rulers for nearly 700 years from the 13th to the 19th centuries. Its location on a promontory of the Mokattam hills near the center of Cairo commands a strategic position overlooking the city and dominating its skyline. At the time of its construction, it was among the most impressive and ambitious military fortification projects of its time. It is now a preserved historic site, including mosques and museums.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Pass By: Al-Azhar Mosque, Mohammed Abdou El-Darb El-Ahmar, Cairo 11511 Egypt

    Al-Azhar Mosque, known simply in Egypt as al-Azhar, is an Egyptian mosque in Islamic Cairo. Al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah of the Fatimid dynasty commissioned its construction for the newly established capital city in 970. Its name is usually thought to derive from az-Zahrāʾ (meaning "the shining one"), a title given to Fatimah. It was the first mosque established in Cairo, a city that has since gained the nickname "the City of a Thousand Minarets

    Pass By: Al-Hussein Mosque, 36 Al Mashhad Al Husseini, Cairo 11511 Egypt

    The Imam Hussein Mosque or Jame Sayyidna Husayn is a mosque and mausoleum of Husayn ibn Ali, originally built in 1154, and then later reconstructed in 1874. The mosque is located in Cairo, Egypt, near the Khan El-Khalili bazaar, near-by the famous Al Azhar Mosque, in an area known as Al-Hussain. It is considered to be one of the holiest Islamic sites in Egypt. Some Shia Muslims believe that Husayn's head (ra's mubarak) is buried on the grounds of the mosque where a mausoleum is located today and considered to be what is left of the Fatimid architecture in the building.

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.


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Organised by Cairo Trips

Activity ID: V-22224P4

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