Cairo Day Tour: Islamic Cairo Full Day Tour – Citadel, Al Azhar Mosque, Sultan Hassan Mosque and Khan El Khalili Bazaar | Cairo Day Tour: Islamic Cairo Full Day Tour – Citadel, Al Azhar Mosque, Sultan Hassan Mosque and Khan El Khalili Bazaar

Islamic Cairo Full Day Tour – Citadel, Al Azhar Mosque, Sultan Hassan Mosque and Khan El Khalili Bazaar

Look beyond the pyramids and pharaohs, and discover the Citadel of Salah el Din, Sultan Hassan and Khan el-Khalili Bazaars.

This private tour will give you a deeper insight into the rich history that is Egypt.

Pick-up 

Excursion Cairo’s day tour guide,  will pick you up from tour hotel to start your full day Islamic CAIRO

Salah el Din Citadel  Tour 

visit Salah El Din Citadel which was constructed by Salah El Din in 1183 AD to protect Cairo from the danger of Crusaders.

Mohamed Ali Mosque 

After that visit Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque which was designed by the architect Yousif Boushnaqa, Ottoman architecture man, who came specially from Istanbul and built this great mosque for Mohamed Ali, the ruler of Egypt (1805-1849);  who ruled Over 45 years. it has same design but smaller like blue mosque of Sultan Ahme.

The Alabaster Mosque at the Citadel of Salah el-Din sits atop a limestone hill overlooking Cairo and is the most important mosque in the city.

Still used a place of worship today by the Muslims of Cairo, the architectural masterpiece opens its doors to visitors of all faiths.

The lower part of the Mosque is clad inside and out with Alabaster, while the top part is constructed from the limestone cladding removed from the Pyramids of Giza.

Inside the mosque your guide will introduce you to the basic beliefs of Islam, including a translation of the most common prayers.

Optional stop for lunch

Khan EL Khalili Bazaar 

Continuing to Khan el Khalili bazaar, your guide will give you an introduction to the famous markets which claim to have inspired Christopher Columbus to discover the USA.

 

Enjoy free time to stroll through the maze of streets and try your luck bargaining with the shop owners for a souvenir of your trip to Egypt.

Mosque and Madrassa (school) of Sultan Hassan

Continue to the Mosque and Madrassa (school) of Sultan Hassan.

Built between 1356 and 1363, and is believed to be one of the finest examples of Mamluk architecture in Cairo.

The mosque is also considered one of the largest, not only in Cairo but in the whole Islamic world, measuring some 492 feet (150 meters) long and 118 feet (36 meters) high. The highest minaret is 223 feet (68 meters) tall.

The mosque was, for example, designed to include schools for all four of the Sunni schools of thought: Shafi’i, Maliki, Hanafi and Hanbali

This is a private tour allowing you to determine the amount of time spent at each site during the tour.

Papyrus Institute

In addition you will have the chance to visit a Papyrus Institute to see how this famous artwork is made and have the chance to purchase genuine items if you wish.

(If you do not want to include this visit, just inform your guide during the day.)

 

Mohamed Ali Mosque - Islamic Cairo Day Tour
Mohamed Ali Mosque – Islamic Cairo Day Tour
Islamic Cairo day Tour
Islamic Cairo day Tour
Islamic Cairo day Tour
Islamic Cairo day Tour

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 Al-Rifa’i Mosque

Then proceed tp another big famous Mosque Which is Al-Rifa’i Mosque The building is located opposite the Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan, which dates from around 1361, This was part of a vast campaign by the 19th century rulers of Egypt to both associate themselves with the perceived glory of earlier periods in Egypt‘s Islamic history and modernize the city.

 

Islamic Cairo day Tour
Islamic Cairo day Tour
Islamic Cairo day Tour
Islamic Cairo day Tour
Islamic Cairo day Tour
Islamic Cairo day Tour
Islamic Cairo day Tour
Islamic Cairo day Tour

Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo

Then drive to Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo it`s also known as the mosque of the most resplendent  is a mosque in Islamic Cairo in Egypt.Al-Mu’izz li-Din Allah of the Fatimid Caliphate commissioned its construction for the newly established capital city in 970.

Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo

End your day tour By a visit to El Hussein Mosque in Cairo hallowed mosque believed to be the burial site of the head of the prophet Muhammad’s grandson.

Back to your Hotel 

At the end of the tour our guide will transfer you back to your hotel in Cairo

Cost 50 USD/Person

 

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  1. Hello,

    I will be in Cairo on 16Oct and would like to book the Cairo Islamic Day tour. However, I will only be arriving at 10.30am. Is it possible to arrange a private tour that starts around noon?

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