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
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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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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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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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Egypt Tours – 7 Nights Egypt Explorer Tour Cairo / Aswan Nile Cruise – Domestic Flight

Private 7 Nights Egypt Explorer Tour from Cairo with Nile Cruise and Domestic Flight to Aswan
Private 7 Nights Egypt Explorer Tour from Cairo with Nile Cruise and Domestic Flight to Aswan

Experience Egypt and a Nile Cruise. Start in Cairo to visit the Giza Pyramids and the Egyptian Museum, then fly to Aswan to embark your Nile cruise.

Enjoy visiting the world famous High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk; Sailing in the Nile, visiting the west bank, Valley of the Kings, the mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and of course the Colossi of Memnon.

Day 1 Arrival Cairo

Your driver will pick you up from the airport,  according to your flight’s arrival time. Overnight in Cairo, Meals: welcome drink

Day 2 Pyramids of Giza

Your guide will pick you up at 9am;  Start a fantastic excursion to the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus. Then proceed to visit the Great Sphinx, which dates back to the time of Chephren, and visit the Valley Temple.

Continue your tour at the most interesting museum, the Egyptian Museum with Tutankhamen mask, in Cairo.

Overnight: Cairo, Meals: B

Day 3 Flight to Aswan

Transfer to Cairo Airport for a flight to Aswan,  where you will be met and assisted to board your Nile cruise.

Embarkation and lunch on board of the cruise.

Proceed with the visits of Aswan High Dam passing by the old Dam of Aswan and the Unfinished Obelisk.

Dinner in Aswan. Overnight on cruise ship, Meals: B, L, D.

Day 4 Aswan “Kom-Ombo”  “Edfu”

Breakfast on board the cruise, you can spend the morning with an optional tour to “Abu Simbel temple” and “Nefertari temple”.

Lunch on board of the cruise.

Sail to “Kom Ombo”, and upon arrival visit the Temple of “Kom-Ombo”, dedicated for Gods Sobek and Haroeris.

In the evening, sail to “Edfu” and enjoy dinner on board of the cruise.

Overnight on board of the cruise in “Edfu”.

Overnight on cruise ship, Meals:B, L, D.

 Day 5 “Edfu”  “Essna” “Luxor”

Breakfast on board of the cruise. In the morning visit the Temple of “Edfu”, dedicated to the God Horus. Then sail to “Esna Lock” while having lunch.

Continue sailing to Luxor with Dinner on board of the cruise. Overnight on cruise ship, Meals: B, L, D,

Day 6 Flight to Cairo

Breakfast and disembarkation from the cruise in Luxor.

Proceed with the visits of the west bank of the Nile, Valley of Kings, Temple of “Queen Hatshepsut” at “Deir El-Bahari” and the “two colossi of Memnon”.

Transfer to Luxor Airport,  for your return to Cairo,  where you will be met and assisted at Cairo Airport,  then taken to your hotel. Overnight in Cairo, Meals: B

Day 7 Cairo

Breakfast, then enjoy an optional tour, for example to Alexandria: (all 12-hour tour “driving time 3 hours each way”).

Arrival Alexandria, then visit the “Qaitbay Citadel” from outside, built in the 15th century by Sultan Qaitbay on the spot of Alexandria’s ancient lighthouse.

Then short drive, to the new Alexandria Library.

And a visit to the Roman cemetery cut out of the rock, the Catacombs.

Overnight in Cairo, Meals: B

Day 8 Departure

Depending on your flight’s departure time, your driver will take you back to Cairo Airport. Meals: B

Cost: 750 USD / person

Include

4 nights in Cairo (bed and breakfast)

3 nights superior cruise on full board domestic flight Cairo/Aswan and

Luxor/Cairo All transfers by a private A/C vehicle

Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)

Gratuities (recommended)

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