Islamic Cairo Full Day Tour

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

Egypt possesses a magnificent art and architectural heritage that has lasted more than thirteen hundred years, beginning with the building of the Mosque of Amr in the seventh century. Cairo is full of medieval masterpieces that reflect the status of Egypt as the center of several significant Islamic empires

Islamic Cairo is not more or less Islamic than the rest of the city, but it’s the area of the city which holds the most, the greatest and the most famous Islamic monuments. Many of these raised by the Fatimid caliphs who founded the city Cairo (preceded by Fustat or Old Cairo). Unlike Islamic quarters in other cities, people, often quite poor, continue to live by historic monuments and mosques. A huge, bustling center of worship, trade, shopping and commuting – it’s a must-see for any visitors and deserves at least a couple of days to explore.

 

  • Cairo Citadel
  • Khan el‑Khalili: major souk in Islamic Cairo.
  • Mosque‑Madrassa of Sultan Hassan
  • Muizz Street: goes through Islamic Cairo has great concentration of bazaars and Islamic architectures.
  • Mosque of Muhammad AliFustat
  • Gates of Cairo

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.

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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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Around Egypt Holidays: 10 Days 9 Nights (Cairo / Alexandria / Aswan/ Luxor / Nile Cruise)

Around Egypt Holidays

Around Egypt Holidays: Cairo Alexandria  Luxor Aswan  – Nile Cruise

 Around Egypt Holidays : where you visit  Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum, travel to Luxor and Aswan enjoy the  rich Sightseeings at luxor and Aswan,  then travel to  Alexandria …..

 

Around Egypt Holidays: Tour Itinerary:

 

Day 1: Arrival Egypt

Excursion Cairo representative will meet & hold sign with your name  at Cairo International Airport, After that you will be transferred to your hotel by a private air-conditioned vehicle or private car .

Overnight in Cairo.

Cairo Airport
Cairo Airport
Limousine
Limousine

Day 2: Cairo day tour ( Giza Pyramids and Egyptian Museum )

After enjoying your breakfast, our professional Tour guide will pick you up from your hotel  , to start your full day tour to The complex of Giza pyramids , One of the seven wonders of the ancient world still remain awesome. At the foot of the Pyramids, lies the Sphinx which face of king Chephren and body of lion represent the strength .

The tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple, which belongs to the Pyramids of Chephren and the wishing well.

Optional stop for lunch

Visit the Egyptian Museum, where you can see a rare collection of 5000 years of art which is considered the largest most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. Over 250,000 genuine artifacts are presented, including an exhibit dedicated to Tutankhamen collection of treasure, gold and jewelry which was enclosed in his tomb and his mask 11 KG  of pure sold gold .

Later Transfer to the train station for your overnight Sleeper train to Luxor. Dinner on the train. Overnight Sleeper train to Aswan .

 

Day 3: Arrive to Aswan

Breakfast on the train. Arrival to Aswan, meet & assist by our representatives and transfer to the hotel. Check in.

Overnight in Aswan

Phiale Temple
Phiale Temple
Phiale Temple River View
Phiale Temple River View

Day 4: cruise

Breakfast, meet &assist by our local representatives and transfer to the Cruise.  Embarkation. Lunch on board. Visit the High Dam and the Philae temple. Sail to Kom Ombo. Visit the temple shared by the two gods Sobek and Haroeris. Sail to Edfu. Dinner on board.  Overnight in Edfu.

Day 5: Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples Tour

(Optional tour) early morning to the impressive Temples of Ramses II at Abu Simbel, Sailing to Kom Ombo. After your breakfast will be escorted by your Egyptology speaking guide to visit Kom Ombo temple, the crocodile-headed God of fertility and creator of the world, then you will take your lunch aboard your cruise with free time at leisure while sailing to Edfu to explore Edfu’s Temple of Horus, Continue the cruise down to Luxor. Afternoon tea is served on the sun –deck with dinner and overnight stay onboard cruise. overnight in luxor.

Edfu Temple Aswan
Edfu Temple Aswan
Edu Temple
Edu Temple

Day 6: Vally of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple and Colossi of Memnon Statue

Breakfast onboard the cruise, and then you will be taken into the West Bank of the river Nile which was a magnificent burial ground for the pharaohs, including the Valley of Kings was the kingdom of Osiris, god of the underworld, from their grand tombs filled with treasures & decorated with amazing art, the Egyptian pharaohs believed they would embark on a journey in which they would meet the gods in the afterlife & achieve immortality, proceeding to visit the temple of Queen Hatshepsut at El Deir El Bahari & ending by Colossi of Memnon. then back to the cruise for lunch, after afternoon tea on the ship with free time at leisure and overnight stay onboard.

Hatshpsut Temple
Hatshpsut Temple
Hatshpsut Temple
Hatshpsut Temple

Day 7: Disembark the Cruise/ Karnak and luxor temple

Transfer to trian station for overnight trian to Cairo  Overnight in train .

Karnak Temple Night
Karnak Temple Night
Edfu Temple
Edfu Temple

Day 8: Cairo to Alexandria

Breakfast in train. Arrival to Cairo, meet & assist by our local representatives and transfer to Alexandria .

Alexandria the second largest city in Egypt, capital of Egypt for nearly thousand of year Alexandria was founded by Alexander the great which  has an atmosphere that is more Mediterranean than Middle Eastern and is famous for its Roman remains.   drive along the Cornish to see the whole city passing over bridge of stanly,  unknown soldier of Alexandria, the statue of Alexander the great

Your first stop in this historic city is the catacombs which are the largest Roman Cemetery consisting of three levels cut in the rock 1st or 2nd century . Then to Pompey’s Pillar an 26.85 m one granite column built to honor Emperor Diocletian. Then to the citadel of Qaitbay which was built on the site of the ancient pharaohs (lighthouse) of Alexandria from outsdide with nice view of the sea . then you will visit the famous Alexandria Library with extra ticket , st Mark church the oldest church in all Africa .

Optional stop to try Sea food ,  

Overnight stay in Alexandria.

Alexandria Romans Ruins
Alexandria Romans Ruins
Alexandria Pharaoh Ruins
Alexandria Pharaoh Ruins
Alexandria Library
Alexandria Library
Enjoy some Fishing while in Alexandria
Enjoy some Fishing while in Alexandria

 

Day 9:  Back to Cairo

Breakfast. Transfer to Cairo by A/C car. Arrival, meet and assist by our representatives. Transfer to your hotel.

 

Day 10 :  Departure

Breakfast at the hotel our representative will transfer you to the airport you at the airport.

 

Price per person in USD

 

3 Star           4 Star 5              Star  USD ($)

970 USD         1005 USD               1030  USD

 

Include

2 Nights hotel accommodation in Cairo on bed and breakfast basis

1 Nights hotel accommodation in Alexandria on bed and breakfast basis

1 Night hotel accommodation in Aswan on bed and breakfast basis

3 Nights on Cruise board (Aswan & Luxor) full board (sightseeing included)

2 Nights on sleeper train board, dinner and breakfast included

*All transfers mentioned .

Meet upon arrival and departure.

All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle or private car

All sightseeing tours in Cairo (private tours).

English Egyptology guide.

Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary.

Meals as mention in the above itinerary.

All service charges and taxes.   

 

Exclude: 

Entry visa to Egypt.

Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary.

Any beverages or personal expenses.

Optional tours.  

Gratuities (Tipping).

Entrance fees to special archaeological sites such as the Mummies Room at the Egyptian Museum – Inside one of Giza Pyramids.

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Egypt Tours: Half day Salah El Din Citadel, Old Cairo 32 USD

Egypt Tours: Half day Salah El Din Citadel, Old Cairo 32 USD

Book Coptic Cairo and Islamic Cairo Tour and enjoy an amazing day tour

 

1- Islamic Cairo Tour

Egypt possesses a magnificent art and architectural heritage that has lasted more than thirteen hundred years, beginning with the building of the Mosque of Amr in the seventh century. Cairo is full of medieval masterpieces that reflect the status of Egypt as the center of several significant Islamic empires

Islamic Cairo is not more or less Islamic than the rest of the city, but it’s the area of the city which holds the most, the greatest and the most famous Islamic monuments. Many of these raised by the Fatimid caliphs who founded the city Cairo (preceded by Fustat or Old Cairo). Unlike Islamic quarters in other cities, people, often quite poor, continue to live by historic monuments and mosques. A huge, bustling center of worship, trade, shopping and commuting – it’s a must-see for any visitors and deserves at least a couple of days to explore.

  • Cairo Citadel
  • Khan el‑Khalili: major souk in Islamic Cairo.
  • Mosque‑Madrassa of Sultan Hassan
  • Muizz Street: goes through Islamic Cairo has great concentration of bazaars and Islamic architectures.
  • Mosque of Muhammad AliFustat
  • Gates of Cairo

    Mohamed Aly Mosque - Islamic Cairo tour
    Mohamed Aly Mosque – Islamic Cairo tour

Excursion Cairo professional Tour guide will pick you up from hotel either in Cairo or Giza to visit Salah El Din Citadel which was constructed by Salah El Din in 1183 AD to protect Cairo from the danger of Crusaders. After that visit Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque which was designed by the architect Yousif Boushnaq a Ottoman architecture man who came specially from Istanbul and built this great mosque for Mohamed Ali, the ruler of Egypt  who ruled Over 45 years. It has same design but smaller like blue mosque of Sultan Ahmed

Optional stop for lunch

2- Coptic Cairo 

Old Cairo Hanging Church
Old Cairo Hanging Church

Then proceed to Visit Old Cairo where you will enjoy, the Hanging Church of 3 rd century which was built of the 2 tower which remains from Babylon fortress Church of Abu Serga , where you can see the holy crypt , Ben Ezra Synagogue for Jewish and back to hotel.

Include :

Pick up services from your hotel & return.

All transfers by a private air ­conditioned vehicle or private car

Private English Egyptology guide.

Mineral water .

Entrance fees to citadel of Saladin .

All service charges and taxes.

Exclude :

Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary.

Gratuities (Tipping).

Optional Services:

Lunch during your day trip at local restaurant.

More Information:

Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person.

Old Cairo Hanging Church
Old Cairo Hanging Church
price per person 32 USD

TourDetails:
Trip Duration: Approx 4 hours.
Trip type: Private tour.

Trip runs: Daily tour.
Starting from: Your hotel.

Re turn to: Your hotel.

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Historical Cairo
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Cairo Day Tour: Walking Tour Private Guide El Mo’zz street , Islamic Cairo 57 USD

Cairo Tour: Walking Tour - Private Guide el Mo'zz Street , Islamic Cairo 57 USD, Cairo Excursion Day Tour

Islamic Cairo

Egypt possesses a magnificent art and architectural heritage that has lasted more than thirteen hundred years, beginning with the building of the Mosque of Amr in the seventh century. Cairo is full of medieval masterpieces that reflect the status of Egypt as the center of several significant Islamic empires

Islamic Cairo is not more or less Islamic than the rest of the city, but it’s the area of the city which holds the most, the greatest and the most famous Islamic monuments. Many of these raised by the Fatimid caliphs who founded the city Cairo (preceded by Fustat or Old Cairo). Unlike Islamic quarters in other cities, people, often quite poor, continue to live by historic monuments and mosques. A huge, bustling center of worship, trade, shopping and commuting – it’s a must-see for any visitors and deserves at least a couple of days to explore.

Cairo Day Tour: Walking Tour Private Guide El Mo’zz street , Islamic Cairo 57 USD

Excursion Cairo day tour guide will pick you uo from your request hotel by private car to el Mo’zz street to start your walking tour  with unsual Islamicwhere you visit not just Mosques at el   El Moez Le Din Allah Street ( open air museum ) is an eloquent witness for historical Cairo with the various monuments spread along both sides of the street Located Such as Bab El Fetouh and Bab El Nasr,  where you visit Barqouq mosque & School in Nahassen,El Aqmar Mosque,the Mosque of El Saleh Talae, The Blue Mosque, the Dome, Hospital & School of Qalawoon etc…

Islamic Cairo Tour - Mashrabia
Islamic Cairo Tour – Mashrabia
Islamic Cairo Tour - Egypt
Islamic Cairo Tour – Egypt

Also you will be able to visit Bayt El Sehaymi is 350 years old.  Bab Zuweila and going further up north in Suq al-Silah Street one will come across the Saddle makers Market called Suq al-Surugiyyiah which produces all kinds of leatherware. From here we will be in Al Moez Street , The most beautiful Islamic street in Cairo

Islamic Cairo Tour - Egypt
Islamic Cairo Tour – Egypt
Islamic Cairo Tour - Egypt
Islamic Cairo Tour – Egypt

End your Day tour by a visit to Al Azhar Park which Located in the heart of old historic Cairo and commanding stunning panoramic view of Cairo as it`s located on the high ground that helps to see Panoramic View of cairo City  .

optional stop for lunch

include private tour guide

private car

entry fees

bottled water

exclude tips , lunch ,

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PRICE PER PERSON 57 USD

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Egypt Tours Cairo layover Tours to Giza Pyramids and Islamic Cairo

 

Giza Pyramids and Islamic Cairo
Giza Pyramids and Islamic Cairo
  •  Pick-up Excursion Cairo’s professional Tour guide, will pick you up from Cairo Airport, holding a sign with your name, in order to start your full day tour.
    • Giza Pyramids

    Full day tour, to the Complex of Giza Pyramids, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world; that still remain awesome.

     

    • Sphinx

    At the foot of the Pyramids, lies the Sphinx, the face represents King Chephren face, and the body of lion, representing the strength.

     

    • The Valley Temple

    The tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple, which belongs to the Pyramids of Chephren and the wishing well.

    Islamic Cairo

    Egypt possesses a magnificent art and architectural heritage that has lasted more than thirteen hundred years, beginning with the building of the Mosque of Amr in the seventh century. Cairo is full of medieval masterpieces that reflect the status of Egypt as the center of several significant Islamic empires

    Islamic Cairo is not more or less Islamic than the rest of the city, but it’s the area of the city which holds the most, the greatest and the most famous Islamic monuments. Many of these raised by the Fatimid caliphs who founded the city Cairo (preceded by Fustat or Old Cairo). Unlike Islamic quarters in other cities, people, often quite poor, continue to live by historic monuments and mosques. A huge, bustling center of worship, trade, shopping and commuting – it’s a must-see for any visitors and deserves at least a couple of days to explore.

    • Cairo Citadel
    • Khan el‑Khalili: major souk in Islamic Cairo.
    • Mosque‑Madrassa of Sultan Hassan
    • Muizz Street: goes through Islamic Cairo has great concentration of bazaars and Islamic architectures.
    • Mosque of Muhammad AliFustat
    • Gates of Cairo
    • Optional Stop for Lunch

     

    • Salah El Din Citadel & Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque

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

    Followed by a visit to Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque, which was designed by the architect Yousif Boushnaq, a Ottoman architecture man, who came specially from Istanbuland, to  build this great mosque, for Mohamed Ali, the ruler of Egypt (1805-1849);  who ruled Over 45 years. Having the same design, as the “Blue Mosque” of Sultan Ahmed, however, smaller.

    • Transfer back to Cairo Airport

     

    Include:

    Pick up and drop off – Cairo Airport, Tour guide, Entry fees, Private car

    Exclude:

    Tipping, Lunch, Private expenses

    Cost: 50 USD per person 

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